Academy Award nominations 2011

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Oscars Tweaks 'Best Picture' Rules

Anywhere from 5 to 10 nominees in category now OK

(Newser) - Wild and crazy changes coming to the Oscars: The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has approved a tweak in the nominations process that will allow ... anywhere from five to 10 Best Picture nominees. "If there are only eight pictures that truly earn that honor in a given... More »

Oscar Nominees' Lousiest Roles

The big duds Amy Adams, Nicole Kidman, and others starred in

(Newser) - They may be Oscar nominees, but they haven't always had the golden touch. The Daily Beast looks at the most embarrassing roles that this year's chosen bunch have taken on:
  • Jeremy Renner, Best Supporting Actor, The Town: The actor also got a nod for his role in Hurt Locker, but
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King's Speech Snags 12 Oscar Nods

True Grit, surprisingly, comes in second

(Newser) - The King's Speech swept past fellow front-runner The Social Network to claim a dozen Academy Award nominations this morning, including Best Picture and three of the four acting categories. Surprisingly, True Grit also bested the Facebook film with 10 nominations, also including the top award. The Social Network finally appears... More »

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