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Seth MacFarlane Opens Oscars in Song: 'We Saw Your Boobs'

Oscar host tries to class things up a bit

(Newser) - Host Seth MacFarlane wasted no time getting to the edgy jokes at tonight's Oscars : Shortly after MacFarlane started his opening monologue, William Shatner appeared as Captain Kirk to warn MacFarlane that he's destined to be panned as the "worst Oscar host ever." Why? Well, thanks in... More »

And the Oscar Will Go To ...

Nate Silver brings cold, hard statistics to movies' biggest night

(Newser) - Nate Silver has quantified baseball, politics, and the Super Bowl (that last one not so successfully )—and now he turns his big geeky brain to the Academy Awards, trying to sort out the signal and the noise for the year's biggest movies in the New York Times . Just... More »

Mississippi Finally OKs 13th Amendment Banning Slavery

...148 years after it cleared Congress

(Newser) - Mississippi has officially ratified the 13th Amendment to the Constitution—a mere 148 years after the amendment outlawing slavery cleared Congress and was sent to state legislatures for approval. Mississippi's legislature voted to ratify the amendment in 1995, but it never became official because the state never notified the... More »

Lincoln Leads Oscar Noms With 12

Notable Academy Award snubs: Kathryn Bigelow, Ben Affleck, Tom Hooper

(Newser) - Lincoln ruled at this morning's Academy Award nominations announcement, scoring nods in the Best Picture, Best Actor, Best Director, Best Supporting Actor, Best Supporting Actress, and Best Adapted Screenplay categories. In all, the Steven Spielberg drama leads with 12 nominations, the AP reports. Eight other Best Picture nominees were... More »

Hobbit Precious in $84.8M Debut

But not quite as precious as experts predicted

(Newser) - The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey sailed through its first weekend with an $84.8 million haul, shattering the previous record for December but rather underperforming expectations that had pegged the $250 million blockbuster at somewhere between $120 million and $140 million. The good news: Those who did turn out loved... More »

Lincoln Rules Golden Globe Nominations

Snags 7 nominations, including best picture, best director

(Newser) - Lincoln was the big winner when Golden Globes nominees were announced this morning; the Steven Spielberg biopic received seven nominations including best motion picture drama, best director, and acting nods for Daniel Day-Lewis, Tommy Lee Jones, and Sally Field. The other best picture nominees were Argo, Django Unchained, Life of ... More »

Lincoln, Les Mis Lead SAG Nominees

'Silver Linings Playbook,' Maggie Smith also get 4 each

(Newser) - Three movies dominate the Screen Actors Guild Award nominations today with four nominations each: Lincoln, Les Miserables, and Silver Linings Playbook. All three were nominated in the best lead actor category (for Daniel Day-Lewis, Hugh Jackman, and Bradley Cooper, respectively) as well as the supporting actress category (Sally Field, Anne... More »

Sally Field: How I Became Mary Todd Lincoln

Steven Spielberg initially rejected her—twice

(Newser) - Sally Field, who stars as Mary Todd Lincoln in Steven Spielberg's Lincoln , started wishing for the part before Team of Rivals, the book on which the movie is based, was even complete. Spielberg promised to consider Field in 2001, but by the time Daniel Day-Lewis came onboard as Lincoln... More »

Trailer Arrives for Spielberg's Lincoln

Daniel Day-Lewis looks to be in usual form

(Newser) - One of the year's biggest movies is expected to be Steven Spielberg's Lincoln, with Daniel Day-Lewis in the title role. The movie is out November 9, and it looks like a winner to Mashable based on the newly released trailer. "We could do without the overly stirring... More »

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