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Complete List of Oscar Presenters Unveiled, Includes Sidney Poitier, Bill Murray and More UPDATED

UPDATE: The full list of Oscar presenters has been unveiled for this Sunday's Academy Awards. Check out the list, below.
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • February 24, 2014 11:30 AM
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LIVE STREAM: Leonardo DiCaprio's Career Conversation Tonight with SAG

Oscar nominee Leonardo DiCaprio will sit down this evening with Variety's Jenelle Riley for one of SAG's Career Conversations. Not attending? You can live-stream the conversation, below. Kicks off at 7pm PST, and runs for two hours.
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • February 21, 2014 2:47 PM
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Pink Will Make Special Appearance on the Oscars UPDATED

UPDATE: Oscar producers Craig Zadan and Neil Meron have announced that Pink will make a "special appearance" at this year's Academy Awards. A performance? Given the showrunners' musical leanings, it seems more than likely.
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • February 21, 2014 1:06 PM
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Talking Editing with the Oscar Nominees

Editorially, all five films take us out of our comfort zones in this strange season of survival and rebirth: from the chameleon-like con of "American Hustle" to the abduction at sea in "Captain Phillips" to the weightless terror of "Gravity" to the ticking clock death sentence of "Dallas Buyers Club" to the horror of having your life and liberty snatched away in "12 Years a Slave." I got an insider's view from Jay Cassidy ("American Hustle"), Christopher Rouse ("Captain Phillips"), John Mac McMurphy ("Dallas Buyers Club"), Mark Sanger ("Gravity"), and Joe Walker ("12 Years a Slave").
  • By Bill Desowitz
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  • February 20, 2014 4:28 PM
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WATCH: Matthew McConaughey Works on His Oscar Acceptance Speech with Jimmy Kimmel

Best Actor Oscar nominee Matthew McConaughey sat down with Jimmy Kimmel last night, and was put on the spot about how he would top his drawling "All right, all right, all right" Golden Globes acceptance speech in the event he also wins the Oscar (Kimmel is convinced this is case; we at TOH! also have McConaughey slotted as the frontrunner.) Watch below.
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • February 20, 2014 11:53 AM
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Talking the 'Her' Score with Arcade Fire Oscar Nominee William Butler

Oscar-nominated William Butler's first-time experience composing the wistful score for Spike Jonze's "Her" with his Arcade Fire partner Owen Pallett was a bit of a romance as well as a crash course in moviemaking. And yet the experience opened him up more intuitively to the collaborative process.
  • By Bill Desowitz
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  • February 18, 2014 2:58 PM
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Review: Oscar Nominated 'Omar' a Taut Thriller about Paranoia's Occupation of the Soul

Hany Abu-Assad’s smart thriller “Omar,” which has been nominated for the Best Foreign-Language Oscar, is like a modern-day “Romeo & Juliet” tale, if Romeo were a double agent in the middle of the West Bank.
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • February 18, 2014 11:35 AM
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Anatomy of a Scene: The Oscar-Nominated Animated Shorts

What were the most challenging scenes to animate in the Oscar-Nominated shorts? I posed this to all five directors: Lauren MacMullan ("Get A Horse!"), Daniel Sousa ("Feral"), Shuhei Morita ("Possessions"), Laurent Witz ("Mr. Hublot"), and Max Lang ("Room on the Broom").
  • By Bill Desowitz
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  • February 18, 2014 11:29 AM
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It Was a Good Weekend for Artful Cate Blanchett (BAFTA Acceptance Speech and '60 Minutes' VIDEO)

It was a good weekend for Cate Blanchett after a turbulent few weeks. The Australian actress, 44, won the BAFTA Best Actress award and made a strong appearance on "60 Minutes." Now, no one is going to take the Best Actress Oscar away from her. But that was not a foregone conclusion.
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • February 17, 2014 1:10 PM
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Watch: BAFTA Acceptance Speeches by Blanchett, Ejiofor, McQueen, Cuaron, Abdi, Mirren and More

We've rounded up a number of the rousing BAFTA acceptance speech videos, including Cate Blanchett, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Helen Mirren, Steve McQueen, Alfonso Cuaron and Barkhad Abdi. Check it all out, below.
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • February 17, 2014 11:56 AM
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