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    Ellen DeGeneres on Why She Almost Didn't Host the Oscars Again, Interest in More Dramatic Roles and More

    Oscar host Ellen DeGeneres sat down with Parade Magazine days before the big show to discuss all things movies and Academy Awards, including why her initial reaction to hosting for a second time around was "no," on her decision to not dance on the Kodak stage, on being the inspiration for current Os...

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    Oscar Talk Final Predictions: 'Gravity' or '12 Years a Slave'? Lawrence or Nyong'o?

    On this season's final Oscar Talk Podcast, Kris Tapley and I dig in to this year's hardest categories to predict: Best Picture and Best Supporting Actress.

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    Oscar Roundup: Vanity Fair Panel, Pundits Votes, A Grumpy Voter's Ballot, Best Actress, Northup Family and VFX Galleries, Ellen's Bets on the Oscars and More (VIDEO)

    At long last, the Oscars are upon us. Thank God. This awards season was stretched due to the Olympics. It'll be shorter next year. Below, a roundup of what last-minute Oscar-related odds and ends are out there in the cybersphere.

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    Who Should Win, Who Will Win: The Playlist's Final Oscar Predictions

    On August 28th, "Gravity" premiered at the Venice Film Festival and pretty much marked the start, in full force, of the awards season. Between then and Oscar night on Sunday, six months will have passed. 27 weeks. 186 days. It's been a long, vicious, and sort of fascinating Oscar season, and one of ...

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    Can You Name Them All? Check Out All 85 Oscar Best Picture Winners On One Poster

    As you continue to argue and fight over our list of Every Best Picture Oscar Winner Ranked Worst To Best, here's another way to take a trip down memory lane before the show this Sunday night.

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    20 Celebrated Filmmakers Who Never Won A Best Directing Oscar

    For better or worse (which at this time of year, as the punditry reaches its hyperbolic event horizon, usually feels like worse) an Academy Award is the highest honor anyone in the film industry can receive. But of course, like any large organization—even one that wasn’t, as of 2012, reportedly 94% ...

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    Why the Oscar Box Office Slump? It's Not What You Think

    When the Academy decided to extend the list of Best Picture contender to up to 10 (the last three years have had nine), one of the goals was to open up the competition to more widely-seen films. The studios have fallen in line, and one result has been more studio films in the mix, particularly some ...

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    Every Best Picture Oscar Winner Ranked Worst To Best

    This weekend, after months of frantic build-up, prognostication and guesswork, the 86th Academy Awards will take place. Of course, the main event will be awarding Best Picture (or, as the category was referred to back in the day, Outstanding Picture), and no matter who takes the prize, the winner jo...

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    Talking the 'Bad Grandpa' Makeup with Oscar-Nominated Stephen Prouty

    So will the Oscar for best makeup and hairstyling go to Stephen Prouty for his impressive transformation of Johnny Knoxville's hysterical and horny 86-year-old Irving Zisman in "Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa"? It's a triumph of old school craft, which required a complete re-imagining to believably p...

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    Oscar Roundup: Anthony Lane and Breznican Weigh In, A.O. Scott on DiCaprio, Gurus o' Gold Predictions and More

    With the Academy Awards only a week away, Oscar-related stories, predictions and picks are reaching a fever pitch. Below, a roundup of all 11th hour Oscar buzz.

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