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Watch: Oscar Acceptance Speeches From Ben Affleck, Ang Lee, Daniel Day-Lewis, Jennifer Lawrence, Michael Haneke & More

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • February 25, 2013 9:16 AM
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Despite what whoever was pressing the "Jaws" theme button last night believes, the highlights of the annual Academy Awards tend not to be the montages and dance numbers, but the speeches. It's the moment where an actor or artist is rewarded by their peers, and thanks the Academy with wit, graciousness, charm, enormous egotism, or perhaps a bit of all the above.

Anne Hathaway To Keep Singing In 'Song One,' Jenny Lewis & Johnathan Rice Writing Music For The Film

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • February 22, 2013 9:24 AM
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Around this time last year, "Les Misérables" was still a speck in Oscar prognosticators' eyes, but perhaps Anne Hathaway already sensed her pipes would be taking her places. With the actress seen as a virtual lock to take home a statue this weekend, it looks like she wants to keep on singing. Last May, she started eyeing the movie "Song One," a picture she was slated to produce but wasn't yet locked to star in, but it looks like the wheels are in motion and some very interesting talent will helping to put this one together.

The Early Gems: Notable Performances From 2013's Best Supporting Actress Nominees

  • By The Playlist Staff
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  • February 14, 2013 2:58 PM
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Yesterday, we began our coverage counting down to the 85th Academy Awards next Sunday, by taking a look at some of the best early performances of the Best Supporting Actor nominees. So today, the only natural place to go was across the gender divide, to the Best Supporting Actress contenders. And as with their male counterparts, it's a mostly established bunch of names.

Watch: Jennifer Lawrence, Christoph Waltz, Naomi Watts, Amy Adams & Anne Hathaway In 'Between Two Ferns' Oscar Special

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • February 11, 2013 10:45 AM
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It's been a little while since Zach Galifianakis got on to the very low budget set of his talk show "Between Two Ferns," but he's back and has served up a doozy. It's Oscar time, and the actor has taken the opportunity to sit down with the nominees. The results are pretty hilarious.

'Argo' Takes The Best Ensemble Award, Jennifer Lawrence Wins Best Actress For 'Silver Linings Playbook': 2013 SAG Awards

  • By Rodrigo Perez
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  • January 27, 2013 8:22 PM
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Well the night went like many expected, but "Argo" upsetting "Silver Linings Playbook" was a significant surprise. The Ben Affleck-directed picture seems unstoppable and poised to win the Oscar Best Picture. More analysis tomorrow.

'Amour' & 'Rust And Bone' Top London Critics' Circle Awards

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • January 20, 2013 3:50 PM
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With the focus this weekend on Park City with the Sundance Film Festival now in full swing, it might be easy to forget we're still in the midst of the awards season. And even though we're nearing the finishing line, with the Golden Globes already handed out, and a few more major guild awards and the Indie Spirits to come before the Oscars are awarded, critics circles are still getting their two cents in. And the latest to hand down their verdict on the year in film of 2012 are from the U.K., with the London Critics' Circle Awards honoring their winners today. And a big favorite of the season made a considerable impression.

Anne Hathaway To Reportedly Star In Contemporary Adaptation Of 'Taming Of The Shrew'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • January 15, 2013 9:00 AM
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With stellar supporting turns last year in “The Dark Knight Rises” and “Les Miserables,” and a Golden Globe win for the latter this past weekend, it’s safe to say that Anne Hathaway has gained some considerable clout. The Wrap is reporting that the Oscar nominee has already lined up her next project, a starring role in an adaptation of William Shakespeare’s “Taming of the Shrew.”

Steven Spielberg Says 'Robopocalypse' Not Quite Dead, Starting New Work On Script With More Personal Story

  • By Joe Cunningham
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  • January 11, 2013 12:29 PM
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This last week has been somewhat of a mixed bag for Steven Spielberg. Sure there’s been a whole host of Oscar nominations, but there’s also been the collapse of his highly anticipated adaptation of Daniel H. Wilson’s novel, “Robopocalypse.” The film, penned by “Cabin in the Woods” writer Drew Goddard, had already been allotted an April 25, 2014 release date, and had a tremendous lead cast being lined up including Anne Hathaway, Chris Hemsworth and Ben Whishaw. The official line from Spielberg’s spokesman was that the film was “too important and the script not ready, and it’s too expensive to produce. It’s back to the drawing board to see what’s possible.”

Steven Spielberg Indefinitely Postpones 'Robopocalypse' With Chris Hemsworth & Anne Hathaway

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • January 9, 2013 7:37 PM
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After a rough half-decade or so ("Kingdom of the Crystal Skull," "The Adventures of Tintin," "War Horse," failing to get "Harvey" made), Steven Spielberg is back to enjoying the kind of success he's used to; "Lincoln" is closing on $150 million domestically alone, and is likely to be the most nominated films when the Oscar nods are announced first thing tomorrow.

Tom Hooper Says "The Camera Should Be A Meditation On The Human Face" & More From The Cast Of 'Les Misérables'

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • December 28, 2012 3:12 PM
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If the box office was anything to go by, if you saw any movie on Christmas Day with your family/friends/ON YOUR OWWWWN, it was "Les Misérables," Tom Hooper's blockbuster adaptation of the long-running musical stage adaptation of Victor Hugo's epic novel. Complete with an all-star cast of Hugh Jackman, Russell Crowe, Anne Hathaway, Amanda Seyfried, Sacha Baron Cohen, Helena Bonham-Carter and Eddie Redmayne, the film might have gotten some mixed responses, but it was overwhelmingly the favorite choice of audiences on the 25th, and looks likely to be a major force when Oscar nominations are announced in a couple of weeks.

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