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Academy Sets Dates and Locales for 2013 Oscar Nominations and Awards

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences will announce the nominations for the 85th Academy Awards on Tuesday, January 15, 2013, about a week earlier than usual, and the Oscar telecast on ABC will take place on Sunday, February 24th.
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • March 14, 2012 1:32 PM
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Video: Actress-Turned-Nun Dolores Hart Attends the Oscars with HBO Short 'God is the Bigger Elvis'

Academy member Dolores Hart, 73, the Hollywood ingenue who kissed Elvis Presley in "Loving You" and Jim Hutton (Tim's Dad) in "Where the Boys Are," made her first appearance at the Oscars Sunday, accompanying HBO's documentary short nominee "God is the Bigger Elvis."
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • March 1, 2012 2:40 PM
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Weekend Oscar Party Trawl UPDATED SPIRITS PICS

Sunday night after the Oscars I went to the Governor's Ball, where Tony Bennett sang four songs, raw seafood was piled high on ice, and towers of chocolate flowed along with the champagne. Academy execs Dawn Hudson and Ric Robertson were relieved to have endured a long and turbulent Oscar reason...
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • February 28, 2012 7:15 PM
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Video: Things I Learned on the Oscar Red Carpet

Check out these videos shot on the Oscar red carpet with the stars and filmmakers of the nominated movies.
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • February 28, 2012 4:20 PM
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Now Playing: Oscar Season Films on Movies On Demand; From 'The Help' to 'Tree of Life'

Playing on cable near you: in cased you missed a few, Movies On Demand has plenty of Awards Season films available now. Martin Scorsese's "Hugo" premieres on MOD February 28 (as well as DVD), while "The Descendants" (on DVD March 13), "The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo" (March 20), "Tinker Tailer Soldier Spy" (March 20) and more are set for March. They'll join the list of films already playing, which include "Drive," "The Tree of Life," "Bridesmaids," "Hell and Back Again" and "Rise of the Planet of the Apes." The complete list is below: Winners available on cable’s Movies on Demand:
  • By Sophia Savage
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  • February 28, 2012 12:12 PM
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Ultimate Oscar Talk: Why 'The Artist' and Streep Beat 'Hugo' and Davis

Well, it's over. Kris Tapley, Guy Lodge and I work over the results of the 84th Academy Awards. On Sunday, I was on the red carpet, backstage, at the Governor's Ball and the Weinsteins; Kris and I were both at the Spirit Awards lunch in Santa Monica on Saturday. We discuss the good ("The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo" upset), the bad (Viola Davis was robbed!) and the ugly ("Rise of the Planet of the Apes" lost to "Hugo").
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • February 27, 2012 9:31 PM
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Oscars 2012: TOH! Readers Poll Results -- Snubbed Fassbender Beats Dujardin; Love for 'Tree of Life'

The results of our TOH! Readers Poll for Oscars 2012 are in and one thing is clear: Your taste is very different from that of the Academy.  Take a look at the winners below.
  • By Sophia Savage
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  • February 27, 2012 7:44 PM
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Oscar Wrap 2012: Highlights, Videos, Dresses & Party Pictures

The Oscar telecast was up 4% from last year's viewership, but most still seemed underwhelmed by the show, which was short by Oscar standards, just seven minutes over the three-hour mark -- the consensus was that it could have been trimmed more.
  • By Anne Thompson & Sophia Savage
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  • February 27, 2012 6:15 PM
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Video: Oscar-Winning Short 'Saving Face' Debuts on HBO March 8

The Oscar winner for Best Documentary Short, "Saving Face," will debut on HBO March 8. On the Oscar red carpet, I spoke to filmmakers Daniel Junge and Pakistani Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy -- the first Pakistani to be nominated for an Oscar, much less win one
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • February 27, 2012 4:29 PM
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Oscar Winners: Complete List

Jean Dujardin in "The Artist"
The winners are in bold.
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • February 27, 2012 12:06 AM
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