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Ten candidates to host the 88th Academy Awards

6 hours ago | Hollywoodnews.com | See recent Hollywoodnews.com news »

As always seems to be the case immediately after the Oscars, a lot of chatter has turned to who should be the next host of the show following Neil Patrick Harris’ turn on Sunday. Honestly, the Academy Awards doesn’t actually need a host, but since they’re committed to the idea, it makes sense to really shoot for the moon next time out. I’ve never disliked any of the hosts (yes, I even found James Franco and Anne Hathaway to be fine), but I’ve also never really been over the moon for any of them. As such, I didn’t have to think too much in order to find a bunch of worthy names that I wish the Academy would consider. Below you’ll see ten of them, but trust me…there are plenty more than just these men and women. Here are the ten individuals that »

- Joey Magidson

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Today in Movie Culture: 'Mad Max' Cartoon, Big Birdman, 'The Thing' Meets 'Frozen' and More

18 hours ago | Movies.com | See recent Movies.com news »

Here are a bunch of little bites to satisfy your hunger for movie culture:   This spoof of Best Picture winner Birdman starring Big Bird and puppeteer Carol Spinney might just be the best Sesame Street movie parody of all time:   Here's what pulp novels look like in the Star Wars galaxy (via Culture Popped):   This claymation crossing of The Thing and Frozen might just be the best movie mash-up of all time:   A production team in Germany wants Neil Patrick Harris to star in their film, Hard Way: The Action Musical, so they've written him the following song:   Should there be a Mad Max cartoon? Check out one fan's idea of what that could look like (via Live for...

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- Christopher Campbell

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‘Frozen Fever’ Trailer Teases New Song (Video)

25 February 2015 9:53 AM, PST | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

The first trailer for Disney’s “Frozen Fever” teases a new song for fans of the animated blockbuster that inspired it. In the follow-up short to 2013’s “Frozen,” we hear a brief snippet of a new song, in which the characters want to plan “the perfect day” for Anna. The song “Let It Go” from the original film won the Oscar for Best Original Song at the 2014 Academy Awards. Also Read: ‘Let It Go’ Songwriters Creating Oscar Song for Host Neil Patrick Harris The trailer sees Elsa and Kristoff preparing for Anna’s birthday. But when Elsa catches a cold, »

- Joe Otterson

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News Nuggets: Why was the Oscars ceremony the least watched in years?

24 February 2015 4:20 PM, PST | Gold Derby | See recent Gold Derby news »

The ratings for this weekend's Academy Awards are the weakest since 2009. Sunday's Oscars on ABC hosted by Neil Patrick Harris averaged 37.3 million viewers according to final Nielsen figures. That ended a steady four-year climb and was more than six million fewer people than last year. The Golden Globes in January also had its smallest audience in years, bringing back the theory that major awards are completely dependent on which performers and films are nominated. If they aren't blockbusters and well-known celebrities, the fringe viewers do not want to watch. The largest audience in Oscar history was in 1998 with 55.2 million viewers. USA Today -Break- The 20th season of "Dancing With the Stars" now has its celebrity competitors. The dozen names announced Tuesday are Noah Galloway (Iraq veteran), Robert Herjavec ("Shark Tank"), Patti Labelle (singer), Riker Lynch (singer), Nastia Liukin (gymnast), Charlotte McKinney (actress), RedFoo (singer...' »

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From Mickey Rourke to Michael Keaton: Ranking Our Favorite Oscars Comebacks

24 February 2015 4:05 PM, PST | E! Online | See recent E! Online news »

Are you still reeling from Sunday night's Oscars show? Same. And no, we don't mean the shock of John Travolta's excessive face-caressing  or Neil Patrick Harris' extended crotch shot. We're talking about the Best Actor results. To start, we're more than overjoyed for Eddie Redmayne. His portrayal of Stephen Hawking in The Theory of Everything was heartbreakingly good, and his adorable speech proved him to be just as humble as we suspected. But, it would be a lie to say that his win wasn't a bit of a shock. Just like Michael Keaton himself, we really thought The Birdman was going to take it. For starters, Birdman had already won three other awards that evening. And, »

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The Oscars Cut The Word Hero Out Of An American Sniper Song Lyric

24 February 2015 3:26 PM, PST | cinemablend.com | See recent Cinema Blend news »

Most of the Academy Awards prognosticators were not expecting the box-office smash American Sniper to clean up in the categories that truly mattered, despite its nods for Best Picture, Actor, Writing and Editing. In fact, the film walked away from the evening only with a statue for Best Achievement in Sound Editing. However, there seems to have been another story from that evening regarding "sound" relating to the film. Now, some people are perceiving a last minute change of lyrics in Neil Patrick Harris. opening musical number as a disingenuous diss to the film.s lead character, the late Chris Kyle. In the opening number, you may recall that Harris referred to American Sniper's protagonist in one line, referencing both Boyhood and the Clint Eastwood film by singing, A boy we watch until he.s grown . a sniper in a combat zone. According to original lyrics by Frozen's »

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How to Fix the Oscars in 5 Easy Steps

24 February 2015 3:23 PM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

This year’s Oscars weren’t just a disappointment in terms of viewership — down 16%, with tepid reviews for host Neil Patrick Harris — it also speaks to a much larger problem for Hollywood. The Oscars are supposed to be a celebration of all facets of the movie-making business, but in recent years, the ceremony has started to feel more and more insular, like an employee-of-the-year celebration that happens to be televised for the entire world. The gap between the movies that win the Oscars (“Birdman” with its relatively small box office of $37 million) and movies that general audiences love to watch (“The Guardians of the Galaxy,” “Captain America 2,” etc.) continues to grow wider, which is why the ceremony is facing an identity crisis. Popular actors such as Scarlett Johansson and Chris Evans attend only as presenters, while a mega-hit franchise like “The Hunger Games” has yet to receive a single Oscar nomination. »

- Ramin Setoodeh

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‘Lego Movie’ Sequel Lands ‘Community’ Director Rob Schrab

24 February 2015 3:17 PM, PST | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Community” director Rob Schrab will make his feature directorial debut on “The Lego Movie Sequel,” it was announced Tuesday by Warner Bros. executive Greg Silverman. Phil Lord and Christopher Miller, who wrote and directed “The Lego Movie,” are writing the new feature based on a story by Lord, Miller, Jared Stern and Michelle Morgan.  In addition, Lord and Miller will serve as producers alongside Dan Lin and Roy Lee. Also Read: Neil Patrick Harris Acknowledges ‘Lego Movie’ Oscar Snub Ahead of ‘Big Hero 6′ Win (Video) “’The Lego Movie’ captivated critics and audiences on a global scale with its irresistible blend of. »

- Jeff Sneider

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Neil Patrick Harris admits his 'Birdman' underwear had a secret

24 February 2015 1:57 PM, PST | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

Neil Patrick Harris, the hardest-working man alive who doesn't scare us (ahem, Seacrest), opened up to Kelly Ripa and Michael Strahan about the Oscars, making the mistake of reading tweets about the ceremony, and that tribute to "Birdman" involving the tightest of tighty-whities. Strahan got down to it: Were they stuffed, Neil? What's happening in there, Neil? Was there a small box of Apple Jacks in those briefs, Neil? We all deserve to know. Luckily, we find out.  Aha. So a second pair of underwear was in play. Wonder if that underwear had a small cinder block attached to it? Just wondering, just wondering.  »

- Richard Rushfield

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Final Oscar Ratings: Demo Stays Lowest Since 2008, Viewership Worst Since 2009

24 February 2015 11:57 AM, PST | Deadline TV | See recent Deadline TV news »

Final Update, 11:57 Am: Like the show itself, the ratings for the Oscars feel like they will never end. Now, two days after Hollywood's biggest night we have the final, final numbers for the 87th Academy Awards. While it is still the lowest performance among adults 18-49 since 2008 and the lowest viewership since 2009, the spread has tightened a touch. In final ratings, the Neil Patrick Harris-hosted Oscars on Sunday went up a bit to get an 11.0/26 rating in the key demo… »

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Podcast: 2015 Oscar Recap and Reactions

24 February 2015 8:40 AM, PST | Rope of Silicon | See recent Rope Of Silicon news »

The 2015 Oscars are in the books and it's time to take a step back and see what we think of the show and the results as Laremy and I discuss everything from Neil Patrick Harris' performance as host, Eddie Redmayne's win, John Travolta's touchy-feely behavior and a wide variety of reactions from the big show. We also answer your questions and voicemails, play a few games and hey, look! The timeline is back! If you are on Twitter, we have a Twitter account dedicated to the podcast at @bnlpod. Give us a follow won'tchac I want to remind you that you can call in and leave us your comments, thoughts, questions, etc. directly on our Google Voice account, which you can call and leave a message for us at (925) 526-5763, which may be even easier to remember at (925) 5-bnl-pod. Just call, leave us a voice mail and »

- Brad Brevet

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Ben Harper Is Married!

24 February 2015 7:59 AM, PST | Popsugar.com | See recent Popsugar news »

Ben Harper ties the knot with Jaclyn Matfus - People 11 problems only Leighton Meester fans understand - Gossip Girl This actor reportedly wants to date Selena Gomez - Ok! The most "liked" Instagram photo from the Oscars is . . . - HuffPost Celebrity Why John Travolta was actually really entertaining at the Oscars - Lainey Gossip Neil Patrick Harris jokes about his criticized Oscars performance - Us Weekly Zendaya writes a powerful message addressing her Oscars look - BuzzFeed »

- Marina-Liao

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Thanks James Gunn, Finally Someone is Standing Up for Poor Ol' Blockbusters

24 February 2015 7:24 AM, PST | Rope of Silicon | See recent Rope Of Silicon news »

I've said it three times now, but the writing at the Oscars played more like a eulogy for the Oscars and the industry overall than anything else. As much as Neil Patrick Harris' opening song and dance number sounded like a loving tribute to "moving pictures", it had an odd twinge of defensiveness to it. Then Jack Black stormed the stage for his moment in the spotlight, "Opening with lots of zeroes, all we get are superheroes: Spider-Man, Superman, Batman, Jedi Man, Sequel Man, Prequel Man, formulaic scripts!" Then, Liam Neeson took to the stage to introduce Best Picture nominees The Grand Budapest Hotel and American Sniper and even he alluded to the strangling of art with comic book movies and he wasn't the last... or even the first. The night before, at the Independent Spirit Awards, Nightcrawler director Dan Gilroy accepted his Best First Feature award and said: "Independent film, »

- Brad Brevet

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Neil Patrick Harris Insists He Didn't Stuff His Underwear to Make His Penis Look Bigger at the Oscars

24 February 2015 7:05 AM, PST | E! Online | See recent E! Online news »

Neil Patrick Harris is comfortable in his own skin, as he proved during Sunday's Academy Awards. The Oscar host, 41, stripped to his skivvies for a Birdman-inspired bit, eliciting mixed reactions from the audience and at-home viewers. Later that night, at the Governors Ball, Harris admitted to E! News that he "didn't think" twice about wearing tighty whities in front of millions of viewers. "I did Hedwig, so I'm used to being on stage without much on," the Tony Award-winning Broadway star told E!'s Marc Malkin. The actor's brief appearance in his briefs did make some people think twice about whether Harris had stuffed his underwear with a sock to make his penis appear larger. »

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Celebrity Couples Make the Oscars a Red-Hot Affair

24 February 2015 6:25 AM, PST | Popsugar.com | See recent Popsugar news »

Celebrity couples brought a high dose of romance to shows throughout all of award season, but nothing compared to the excitement on the Oscars red carpet in La on Sunday. Host Neil Patrick Harris and David Burtka were among the early arrivals posing for pictures, and Tim McGraw hit the red carpet with his wife, Faith Hill, before hitting the stage for a moving performance. Also among the red carpet duos were Channing Tatum and Jenna Dewan Tatum, Chrissy Teigen and John Legend, and Adam Levine and Behati Prinsloo. Read on to see all the couples' arrivals, and be sure to check out the must-see Oscars fashion! »

- Laura-Marie-Meyers

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How Leslie Knope Made Me a Better Person

24 February 2015 5:00 AM, PST | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

Neil Patrick Harris opened the 87th Academy Awards ceremony with a song called “Moving Pictures,” featuring lyrics that apply not only to film, but lyrics that can be adapted to describe television and every other medium of fictional storytelling:

Moving pictures: millions of pixels on screens. They may not be real life, but they’ll show you what life really means. More than any one image, more than any one star–truly, moving pictures shape who we are.“

The sentiment is another one of many different sayings and quotes that suggest that fiction can paradoxically be more “real” than real life. The logic, of course, is that worlds and characters created from the imagination have the capacity to penetrate and stir us by presenting certain truths about ourselves that day-to-day life manages to obscure. Whether that’s because of monotony or routine or something else will probably depend on the person, »

- Sean Colletti

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Neil Patrick Harris Tweets Joke About His Criticized Oscars Hosting Performance

24 February 2015 2:18 AM, PST | Us Weekly | See recent Us Weekly news »

At least he can laugh at himself! Neil Patrick Harris proved that he's a good sport on Twitter on Monday evening, Feb. 23, joking about the less-than-stellar reviews he received after hosting the 87th Annual Academy Awards the night before. "My iPhone shattered the morning of the Oscars," the How I Met Your Mother alum, 41, tweeted. "I probably should have read more into that. #harbinger" Harris seems to acknowledge that the awards show was not his best hosting performance. He received mixed to negative reviews from critics, [...] »

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Oscars 2015: Lady Gaga’s Sound of Music tribute top social moment

24 February 2015 2:17 AM, PST | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Lady Gaga’s performance and Julie Andrews appearance proved the biggest social moment of the 87th Academy Awards.

Fifty years after The Sound of Music was first released in cinemas, the Julie Andrews musical is still proving one of our favourite things as shown by social media activity during the Oscars on Sunday (Feb 22).

Lady Gaga took to the stage to perform a medley of songs from the Rodgers and Hammerstein musical and was later joined on stage by Andrews who thanked the pop star  and said: “It really warmed my heart.”

Facebook said the Gaga-Andrews scene was the number one moment, out of 58 million interactions by 21 million people engaged in the Oscars on the social network globally on Sunday.

In the UK, the moment generated more than 85,000 mentions across Twitter, news sites, blogs and forums, according to Way To Blue.

Despite scathing reviews for new host Neil Patrick Harris, Way To Blue »

- michael.rosser@screendaily.com (Michael Rosser)

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Edward Snowden laughed at Neil Patrick Harris's Oscar 'treason' joke

23 February 2015 10:18 PM, PST | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Edward Snowden has admitted that he laughed at Neil Patrick Harris's joke about him at the Academy Awards.

During Sunday's (February 22) ceremony, Citizenfour - a documentary about the whistleblower - won the award for Best Documentary.

"Edward Snowden could not be here tonight for some treason," Harris joked.

Reacting on Reddit, Snowden said that he didn't think the comment was meant to be a political statement.

"To be honest, I laughed at Nph. I don't think it was meant as a political statement, but even if it was, that's not so bad," he explained.

"My perspective is if you're not willing to be called a few names to help out your country, you don't care enough."

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Edward Snowden Repsonds to Neil Patrick Harris’ Oscar ‘Treason’ Joke

23 February 2015 10:02 PM, PST | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Edward Snowden was not at the Oscars for obvious reasons, but that didn’t stop the Nsa whistleblower from being the topic of a funny one-liner from host Neil Patrick Harris. Early in the show, Harris said with a clever play on words that “the subject of ‘Citizenfour,’ Edward Snowden, could not be here tonight for some treason.” Also Read: ‘Citizenfour’ Director Thanks Whistleblowers, Journalists for ‘Exposing Truth’ During Oscars Acceptance “Citizenfour” went on to win the Oscar for Best Documentary Feature, and while many of Snowden’s supporters voiced their outrage over Harris’ joke on Twitter, the exiled whistleblower »

- Debbie Emery

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