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Oscars 2014 - The Winners

by on March 3rd 2014 at 10:28 am

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Image Courtesy of @TheEllenShow    Did you miss the biggest movie event of 2014? Do not worry; we have a list of all the winners at the 86th Academy Awards to get you up to scratch. Gravity won big on the night with a total of seven awards, but it failed to win best picture which rightfully went to 12 Years a Slave. Highlights of the night included host, Ellen DeGeneres pausing to take probably the best celebrity selfie of all time as actors including Brad Pitt, Bradley Cooper, Julia Roberts, Meryl Streep and more squeezed together to take the photo. Although Jennifer… read more »

Oscars 2014 - 10 Things You Need To Know

by on February 25th 2014 at 12:29 pm

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This Sunday Ellen DeGeneres will host the 86th Academy Awards ceremony which will conclude the 2014 movie award season. This year's ceremony will be held at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood and will be Ellen's second year hosting the big event. To celebrate, we've put together 10  interesting facts about this year's Oscars. You will need to read them if you consider yourself a movie buff:   1.The ceremony was scheduled one week later than usual to avoid a conflict with the Winter Olympics being broadcast at the end of February. 2. American Hustle is the 15th film in the history of… read more »

Oscar Nominations 2014

by on January 16th 2014 at 2:20 pm

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Nominations for the 86th Academy Awards have been announced by Chris Hemsworth and academy President Cheryl Boone Isaacs. American Hustle, Gravity and 12 Years a Slave received a large number of nominations as expected. Amy Adams has been nominated for Best actress and Matthew McConaughey for best actor, but will they win as they did at the Golden Globes? Don't forget to see who wins what on Sunday, March 2, 2014 at 7e|4p on ABC, hosted by Ellen DeGeneres. UK viewers can watch coverage on Sky Movies Oscars, 1:30am on Monday 3.   BEST PICTURE American Hustle Nebraska Captain Phillips Philomena Dallas… read more »

Oscar Nominations 2012

by on January 24th 2012 at 2:40 pm

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The Oscar nominations for 2012 are out! The Artist and Hugo have done particularly well, and I'm pleased to see Bridesmaids being nominated! See below for the full list. Catch the 84th Academy Awards on Sunday, Feb 26 7e/4p on ABC. Best actress in a supporting role Bérénice Bejo, The Artist Jessica Chastain, The Help Melissa McCarthy, Bridesmaids Janet McTeer, Albert Nobbs Octavia Spencer, The Help Best actor in a supporting role Kenneth Branagh, My Week with Marilyn Jonah Hill, Moneyball Nick Nolte, Warrior Christopher Plummer, Beginners Max Von Sydow, Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close Best actress in a leading… read more »

Eddie Murphy as Oscar host: Will he really be a difference maker?

by on September 15th 2011 at 4:32 pm

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Does the Oscar host really matter much anymore? Is he or she basically a traffic cop after a big opening flourish to start the proceedings? Or can a deft host with an ability to ad lib on the fly make the show go on without it seeming to go on and on and on before the climactic big prizes are awarded? The latest choice, Eddie Murphy, came out of nowhere after Oscar organizers flailed about in recent years in hopes of stemming ratings shrinkage. They went for slap-in-the face irreverence for the 2008 telecast with Jon Stewart of Comedy Central's… read more »