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Watch Jimmy Kimmel's Oscar-Worthy Parody "Movie: The Movie"

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  • February 27, 2012 2:08 AM
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If the Oscar show was all about safety and nostalgia, Jimmy Kimmel’s Post-Oscar special proves what movies are really about: big-name stars, silly plots, endless promotion. Kimmel got some of the biggest stars and plenty of Oscar winners and nominees to join in his parody trailer for Movie: The Movie. There’s George Clooney, Meryl Streep, Helen Mirren, Tom Hanks as RoboLawyer, Gary Oldman as a Centaur, Gabourey Sidibe as Black Hitler, Matt Damon as a bunch of grapes and much more.

Oscar Review: Awards As Bland As Oatmeal

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  • February 27, 2012 12:28 AM
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Well don’t James Franco and Anne Hathaway look better now? Last year’s Oscar show may have been a headlong collision, but at least a crash has curiosity value. This year’s show was as lively and colorful as cold oatmeal. You know it’s a dull show when even the Best Dead People “In Memoriam” sequence is chilly, unemotional and flat.

Best Ways To Watch The Oscars

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  • February 26, 2012 8:45 AM
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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 ways to approach the Academy Awards. (To be fair, the photo above is from this year's Oscar promo.)

Uggie Predicts the Oscars On Jimmy Kimmel Live (UPDATED)

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  • February 23, 2012 9:30 AM
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Predicting the Oscars while sitting in New York is possible, but probably not the best way to guess – it’s like covering the Republican primaries through the media without ever setting foot in a caucus state. You can do it, but someone who has more contact with the locals may have an edge. So we might as well trust Uggie’s Oscar predictions. That silent-film but surely French-accented dog from The Artist has gone Hollywood for awards season, and has been predicting the Oscars every night this week on Jimmy Kimmel Live.

Miss Piggy Hosts The BAFTA Red Carpet

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  • February 9, 2012 10:40 AM
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This could be the Red Carpet for people who hate The Red Carpet: Miss Piggy is the hostess for the BAFTA arrivals Sunday, asking the urgent questions about clothes, jewels, dates (“Who are you with, Georgie? Why not moi?”) and we can only guess what else.

Clooney vs. Dujardin: Can Subtlety Ever Win The Best Actor Oscar?

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  • February 2, 2012 1:04 PM
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The Oscar for best Actor doesn't usually reward subtlety. Look at the past two years: Colin Firth won last time around for his stuttery role in The King’s Speech, while the year before his infinitely more nuanced and better performance in A Single Man lost to Jeff Bridges’ roaring drunk country singer in Crazy Heart. You get the picture: the Academy voters’ motto is We Love Big Gestures.

Brad Pitt Reveals Oscar Plan On The Daily Show

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  • February 2, 2012 11:07 AM
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Brad Pitt knows he doesn’t have much of a chance to win the Oscar this year. He actually says so during this campaign stop on The Daily Show last night.

Glenn Close and Janet McTeer In Their Oscar-Nominated Albert Nobbs

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  • January 25, 2012 10:47 PM
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Top Oscar Surprises: Gary Oldman and Demian Who?

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  • January 24, 2012 10:41 AM
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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.

From The Apocalypse to Twitter: Top Four Things To Watch For At The Golden Globes

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  • January 14, 2012 11:08 PM
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We could stretch it to more than four, but let’s stay focused. All ears, of course, will be on Ricky Gervais, as we wonder what he can possibly do to top his hilarious, irreverent turn as host last year. The first five minutes should tell.

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