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    Stream Them Now: Watch 48 Oscar-Winning Best Supporting Actress Performances Online

    In honor of the upcoming 2014 Academy Awards, we've decided to take a journey into Oscar's past by looking through the winners of the coveted Best Supporting Actress award.

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    Cross Post: Uppity Women: How Maya and Kathryn Bigelow Continue to Threaten the Status Quo

    “A woman is like a tea bag; you never know how strong it is until it’s in hot water.”  -- Eleanor Roosevelt

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    The Mix: 'The Dark Knight Rises' Gets Fully Expected PG-13 Rating; Katy Perry Was Eyeing A Role In 'The Help' & More

    Better batten down the hatches! "The Dark Knight Rises" has now landed an official rating and it's not that shocking, fully expected PG-13. The MPAA warns viewers the movie contains "intense sequences of violence and action, some sensuality and language." In other news, the sky is blue and grass in ...

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    Best Ways To Watch The Oscars

    If you’re a fan of Billy Crystal and nostalgia (they sort of go together, don’t they?) tonight’s Academy Awards show has your name on it. But if, like many more of us, the throwback to Oscar hosts past and the presumed dominance of The Artist sounds like a snooze, here are some way...

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    Octavia Spencer Says She's Writing Something For Melissa McCarthy, Describes Her 'Lamb Of God' Character While Campaigning For 'The Help'

    At a recent private luncheon for awards contender "The Help" at Desmond's in New York, Viola Davis and Octavia Spencer didn't touch their dessert, a chocolate pie/cake hybrid -- did they know something the rest of us weren't privy to? Speaking very slowly as if it were a warnin...

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    'Man On A Ledge' Star Anthony Mackie Was "Excited Beyond Belief" To Play Jimi Hendrix In Paul Greengrass' Aborted Biopic

    Seeing the name Anthony Mackie in the opening credits is fast becoming a reassuring sign. Not necessarily of the quality of a movie -- we can't say we adored "Real Steel" or "What's Your Number," exactly -- but an indication that at least one good performance will take place over the course of the r...

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    Top Oscar Surprises: Gary Oldman and Demian Who?

    The awards season zooms ahead now that the Oscar nominations have been announced. What didn’t we see coming? And what were those voters thinking? Never mind; a pointless question. Here’s a look at the biggest surprises and how they change the race.

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    Shocks Abound As Oscar Noms Are Announced; 'Hugo' Leads With Eleven, 'Tree Of Life' Gets Picture & Director Nods

    It's Oscar nomination morning! You know, like Christmas morning, if you spent most of the rest of Christmas Day bitching that you didn't like your presents. And if your presents were chosen by a group of elderly sound mixers. And if an entire industry developed around guessing what you were going to...

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    The Amazing Race: My Super Last Minute Oscar Predictions

    Lord knows why I'm doing this last minute. Maybe just to get it on the record so I can either be totally embarrassed or elated in the morning, regardless, while I've been thinking about this for some time, I just haven't had the time to sit down and actually write out my Oscar predi...

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