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In Praise of Billy Crystal

Crystal hosted the Oscars in 1990, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1997, 1998, 2000, and 2004, according to Wikipedia. But  here he is making fun of Titanic.  And Ben and Matt! Matt! And Ben!  But you know, those days are mostly gone but it’s worth a click to see Minny Driver’s horrified face. I hear a lot of complaining about Billy ...

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Vulture: “Great Oscar Farce”

Gavin Polone describes himself as an “agent turned manager turned producer.” Today for NYMag’s Vulture he turns into Oscar analyst. His prognosis is Cinematic Psychosis as the Academy increasingly loses touch with reality. As a kid I remember sitting in front of the TV with my family, like millions of ...

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Hugo leads 2012 Oscar Nominations with 11

Best Picture “The Artist” Thomas Langmann, Producer “The Descendants” Jim Burke, Alexander Payne and Jim Taylor, Producers “Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close” Scott Rudin, Producer “The Help” Brunson Green, Chris Columbus and Michael Barnathan, Producers “Hugo” Graham King and Martin Scorsese, Producers “Midnight in Paris” Letty Aronson and Stephen Tenenbaum, Producers “Moneyball” Michael De Luca, Rachael Horovitz ...

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Oscar Goes Digital

The Academy just sent out the following press release. I will snap any of the digital billboards I see. Many of the films they plan to highlight are those that didn’t win Best Picture. OSCARS® “CELEBRATE THE MOVIES” WITH LAUNCH OF DIGITAL EXHIBITION 84 ICONIC FILM IMAGES SHOWCASED IN ONLINE, ...

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7 films shortlisted for Best Makeup

“Albert Nobbs” “Anonymous” “The Artist” “Gainsbourg: A Heroic Life” “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2″ “Hugo” “The Iron Lady” Beverly Hills, CA – The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences today announced that seven films remain in competition in the Makeup category for the 84th Academy Awards®.

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The Dog and Pony Show – Joey and Uggie Hit the Campaign Trail

<iframe width=”560″ height=”315″ src=”http://www.youtube.com/embed/ZE0GV24FuIY” frameborder=”0″ allowfullscreen></iframe> I’m probably a stuffed-shirt when it comes to this kind of thing so perhaps I’ll reserve comment — I know that the horse in War Horse and Uggie from The Artist and various other animals this year are drawing attention, but when the UK ...

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84th Oscars Gets a Funny or Die Trailer

The Academy decided to hip it up a bit – diving right into their fears about none of the modern audiences being able to relate to something or someone that isn’t somehow connected to American Idol or Kim Kardashian. So they are collaborating with Funny or Die (the kids watch ...

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Gold Derby Posts Ballot for Best Picture

Source “It rubs the lotion on its skin or else it gets the hose again.” No, it doesn’t say that.  It says: When you have reviewed the Reminder List, please write the title of your first choice on the first line of this ballot and list your alternate choices on ...

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Reminder: Key dates for the 84th Annual Academy Awards

The snowball starts rolling down the mountain next week. Tuesday, December 27, 2011: Nominations ballots mailed Friday, January 13, 2012: Nominations polls close 5 p.m. PT Tuesday, January 24, 2012: Nominations announced 5:30 a.m. PT Wednesday, February 1, 2012: Final ballots mailed Monday, February 6, 2012: Nominees Luncheon Saturday, February ...

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