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Bradley Cooper

Best Actor

 

Best Actor

  • Bradley Cooper

    Bradley Cooper

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    Silver Linings Playbook

  • Daniel Day-Lewis | Daniel Day-Lewis

    Daniel Day-Lewis

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    Lincoln

  • Hugh Jackman | Hugh Jackman

    Hugh Jackman

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    Les Misérables

  • Joaquin Phoenix | Joaquin Phoenix

    Joaquin Phoenix

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    The Master

  • Denzel Washington | Denzel Washington

    Denzel Washington

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    Flight


Jessica Chastain | Jessica Chastain

Best Actress

 

Best Actress

  • Jessica Chastain | Jessica Chastain

    Jessica Chastain

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    Zero Dark Thirty

  • Jennifer Lawrence | Jennifer Lawrence

    Jennifer Lawrence

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    Silver Linings Playbook

  • Quvenzhané Wallis

    Quvenzhané Wallis

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    Beasts of the Southern Wild

  • Emmanuelle Riva

    Emmanuelle Riva

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    Amour

  • Naomi Watts

    Naomi Watts

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    The Impossible


Alan Arkin

Best Supporting Actor

 

Best Supporting Actor

  • Alan Arkin

    Alan Arkin

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    Argo

  • Robert De Niro

    Robert De Niro

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    Silver Linings Playbook

  • Philip Seymour Hoffman | Philip Seymour Hoffman

    Philip Seymour Hoffman

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    The Master

  • Tommy Lee Jones

    Tommy Lee Jones

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    Lincoln

  • Christoph Waltz

    Christoph Waltz

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    Django Unchained


Amy Adams

Best Supporting Actress

 

Best Supporting Actress


Argo | Ben Affleck

Best Picture

 

Best Picture


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Meet The Youngest – and Oldest – Best Actress Nominees

Emmanuelle Riva & Quvenzhané Wallis Are 85 & 9 – & Oscar-Nominated

Originally posted 01/11/2013 12:00PM

Amid the excitement over Thursday's announcement of the Oscar race, it was widely noted that this year brings the eldest Best Actress nominee in the 85-year history of the Academy Awards – as well as the youngest.

They are French actress Emmanuelle Riva, star of the French-language German-Austrian production Amour, who will turn 86 on Oscar day, Feb. 24, and a 9-year-old newcomer from Houma, Louisiana, Quvenzhané Wallis, star of the $1.8 million independent film Beasts of the Southern Wild.

Wallis is so young, in fact, that she had to wait until school was over on Thursday before she was able release a comment about how she felt to be nominated.

Like their ages, the performances of these two remarkable actresses are a study in stark contrasts.

Riva, a veteran of more than 70 European movies, including director Alain Resnais's 1959 New Wave classic Hiroshima Mon Amour (her breakthrough role), plays the aged Anne, a retired music teacher in decline after a stroke. Because of her infirmity, Anne's personality slowly fades away before the eyes of the audience and her screen husband (Jean-Louis Trintignant, in an equally breathtaking performance).

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Adele vs. Hugh Jackman: Listen to the Oscar-Nominated Best Songs! | Adele, Hugh Jackman

Academy Award Best Song Nominations: Who Will Win?

Originally posted 01/10/2013 04:30PM

Might Adele wrestle a foul-mouthed bear for an Academy Award? Or will a criminal on the run sweep in to steal the statuette?

At this year's Academy Awards, it's anyone's guess.

The Oscar nominees were announced Jan. 10, and the five nominated tracks for Best Original Song range from jazzy tunes like the Norah Jones-sung "Everybody Needs a Best Friend" (Ted) to pop hits like Adele's "Skyfall" (Skyfall). The nominated bunch also includes moody, new age tracks like "Pi's Lullaby" (Life of Pi); bluesy ballads like the Scarlett Johansson-sung "Before My Time" (Chasing Ice); and Hugh Jackman's heart-wrenching, Broadway-ready ballad from Les Misérables, "Suddenly."

Listen to the nominated songs below – and then check out which songs (cough, mostly Disney songs in the '90s, cough) took home the Oscar for Best Original Songs in the past.

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Oscar Snubs & Surprises: Do You Feel Sorry for Ben Affleck? | Ben Affleck, Kathryn Bigelow

Ben Affleck, Kathryn Bigelow Biggest Oscar Snubs?

Originally posted 01/10/2013 01:05PM

Today might be the only day any of us will ever feel sorry for Ben Affleck. The nominations for the 85th annual Academy Awards were announced Thursday morning and the Argo director shockingly didn't make the cut.

But here's who did – and who should have:

Best Director

The shock: Two huge snubs! Not only did Argo's Affleck get dissed, even though he had one of the best-reviewed films of the year, but so did Zero Dark Thirty's Kathryn Bigelow, a previous Best Director winner for The Hurt Locker – which I'd argue isn't nearly the accomplishment that Zero Dark Thirty is. Both of the films about terror made the cut for Best Picture, however. But then, that was expected.

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Seth MacFarlane Jokes About Daniel Day-Lewis in First Academy Awards Promo

Originally posted 01/10/2013 11:00AM



Presenting the host of the 85th Annual Academy Awards, Seth MacFarlane! Or is it?

Just after announcing the 2013 Oscar nominees with Emma Stone Thursday morning, PEOPLE.com has an exclusive first look at MacFarlane's first promo for the big telecast, which airs Feb. 24 on ABC.

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It's Oscar Time! And the Nominees Are ... | Emma Stone, Seth MacFarlane

UpdatePosted 01/10/2013 09:05AM

Academy Award Nominations: Lincoln Leads the Pack

Originally posted 01/10/2013 08:15AM

This year's Oscars may not take place until Feb. 24, but the ceremony's host, Seth MacFarlane, already started earning his salary Thursday morning – by joining Emma Stone to announce the nominees for the 85th annual Academy Awards from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences' headquarters in Beverly Hills.

And the name that kept coming up: Lincoln, which reaped the lion's share number of nominations, 12, including those for Best Picture, Best Director Steven Spielberg, Best Actor Daniel Day-Lewis and Supporting Actress Sally Field.

Other highly recognized films were Life of Pi, with 11 nominations; Les Misérables, with nine; and Argo, with seven, though, surprisingly, not one for its director Ben Affleck.

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Zero Dark Thirty Review: Why Jessica Chastain Has Shot at Oscar | Jessica Chastain

Zero Dark Thirty Review: Jessica Chastain Has Shot at Oscar

Originally posted 12/09/2012 11:35AM

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Success, as they say, has many fathers. In the killing of Osama bin Laden, proud papas from President Obama to SEAL Team 6 earned kudos aplenty – and justifiably so, given the monstrosity of bin Laden's crimes. But with all due respect to all those dads, it's time to meet Mom.

Few people know the identity of the real-life female CIA agent who hunted bin Laden, but Oscar-winning director Kathryn Bigelow calls her Maya in Zero Dark Thirty, which stars Jessica Chastain in the role, as well as Kyle Chandler and Jennifer Ehle. You'll recognize Maya before we've even been properly introduced, because she's the only pretty redhead in Pakistan assisting in the waterboarding of a detainee.

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Governors Awards Photos: See Who Might Take Home an Oscar | Kristen Stewart

Governors Awards Brings Out the Oscar Hopefuls in Hollywood

Originally posted 12/02/2012 05:20PM

Sure, the presidential election season may be long over, but the spirit of democracy is still in full-swing in Hollywood, where some familiar faces are campaigning for the industry version of a spot in the White House: a gold Oscar statuette.

You'll have to wait until February to see which of your favorite scene-stealers will take home honors at the 85th Academy Awards. Until then, the industry's top contenders arrived in head-to-toe red carpet form Saturday at the Academy's Governors Awards, which serves as an unofficial venue for potential nominees to convince Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences members to rock the vote (in their favor, of course).

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Martin Richards Dies

Martin Richards, Chicago Producer and Oscar Winner, Dies

Originally posted 11/27/2012 08:55AM

Martin Richards, a Broadway and Hollywood showman whose own life was often as flamboyant and warmhearted as his many productions, died of cancer Monday at his Upper East Side New York home. He was 80.

Winning the Best Picture Oscar for his movie musical Chicago at the 2003 Academy Awards – he had also produced the original Broadway version in 1975 – Richards had to hold back the tears as he recalled those he had worked with on the show, including the late legendary director-choreographer Bob Fosse and Richards's late producing partner and wife, Mary Lea Johnson, of the Johnson & Johnson pharmaceutical company family.

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Jennifer Lawrence: My Mom Stole My Oscar Ballot! | Jennifer Lawrence

Jennifer Lawrence: My Mom Stole My Oscar Ballot!

Originally posted 11/21/2012 02:35PM

The Academy Awards is a family affair for Jennifer Lawrence, so much so that her own mother stole her Oscar ballot and tried to vote.

Appearing on The Ellen DeGeneres Show on Wednesday, Lawrence, 22, said she's honored to be a member of the Academy but was aghast to learn that her mother filled out the official ballot and mailed it in – only to find it returned to their home because it was mailed to the wrong address!

So did the Silver Linings Playbook star agree with her mom's choices? "No, I didn't," Lawrence said with a laugh.

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Family Guy Creator Seth MacFarlane to Host the Oscars | Seth MacFarlane

Seth MacFarlane to Host the Oscars

Originally posted 10/01/2012 01:05PM

Giggity giggity!

Family Guy creator Seth MacFarlane will host the 85th Academy Awards on Sunday, Feb. 24, on ABC.

MacFarlane, 38, who is also the co-creator of American Dad! and The Cleveland Show, is no stranger to live performance. In September, he kicked off Saturday Night Live's 38th season by hosting the premiere episode, and he's entertained sold-out audiences at both London's Royal Albert Hall and New York's Carnegie Hall.

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