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Oscars 2013: Academy Awards winners list in full

24 February 2013 3:03 PM, PST

Video - Digital Spy's movies team discuss the Oscars:

The winners of the 2013 Academy Awards will be unveiled tonight (February 24) at a star-studded ceremony from the Dolby Theatre in the Hollywood.

Family Guy and Ted creator Seth MacFarlane will be joined by a host of A-list Hollywood talent - including Hugh Jackman, Anne Hathaway, Adele, Jennifer Aniston, Jennifer Lawrence and Ben Affleck - to celebrate the best films and performance of the last 12 months.

> Oscars 2013: Academy Awards live blog

> Oscars live stream: Red carpet arrivals

> Oscars 2013 red carpet pictures

Digital Spy presents a full list of winners from the Academy Awards - updated live - below:

Best Picture

Beasts of the Southern Wild

Silver Linings Playbook

Zero Dark Thirty

Lincoln

Les Misérables

Life of Pi

Amour

Django Unchained

Argo

Director

David O Russell (Silver Linings Playbook)

Ang Lee (Life of Pi) - Winner!

Steven Spielberg (Lincoln)

Michael Haneke (Amour »


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Oscars 2013: Academy Awards live stream - red carpet arrivals

24 February 2013 2:30 PM, PST

The 85th Academy Awards take place this evening (February 24) as the movie industry honours the finest films and performances from the last 12 months.

Family Guy creator Seth MacFarlane will host the event for the first time, with special tributes due to be paid to the James Bond franchise (celebrating its 50th year) and musicals from the last decade.

Oscar nominees Ben Affleck, Hugh Jackman, Anne Hathaway, Jennifer Lawrence and Jessica Chastain will all grace the red carpet at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles for the biggest awards event in the movie calendar.

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Photo gallery - Oscars nominations in pictures: »


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Oscars 2013: 85th Academy Awards - live blog

24 February 2013 2:30 PM, PST

Good evening, Digital Spy readers, and welcome to the 85th Academy Awards!

We may not quite be coming to you live from the Dolby Theatre in sunny Los Angeles, but we've re-adjusted our body clocks to Pacific Time and will be bringing you up-to-the-minute commentary from this year's Oscars from now until sunrise.

If you're in need of a refresher before the ceremony begins, you can peruse our full list of this year's nominees, check out our predictions video to see who we're tipping for the big wins tonight, and see who Digital Spy readers voted for in the big three categories.

And for that inevitable moment when the Academy makes a decision that leaves you fuming, why not keep our Alternative Oscars handy to soothe your bile?

04:47Top on our list of impossible, ridiculous Oscar wishes: Joaquin Phoenix to win Best Actor for The Master. It's never gonna happen, »


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Quvenzhané Wallis confirmed for 'Annie' remake

24 February 2013 1:24 PM, PST

Quvenzhané Wallis has been confirmed to take the lead role in the upcoming remake of Annie.

Wallis, nominated for 'Best Actress' at tonight's Academy Awards (February 24), will replace Willow Smith in the role, BuzzFeed reports.

Smith pulled out of the role last month to focus on enjoying her childhood. Her parents Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith are producers on the film alongside Jay-z.

The 9-year-old has become the youngest actress to be nominated by the Academy for her role in Beasts of the Southern Wild.

Hannah Minghella, president of production at Columbia Pictures, said that Annie has the potential to prove that Wallis is a "true worldwide star".

"Quvenzhané Wallis is a true star and we believe her portrayal as Annie will make her a true worldwide star," she said.

"She is an extraordinary young talent with an amazing range, not only as an actress but as a singer and dancer, »


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Anupam Kher attends Oscars with 'Silver Linings Playbook' cast

24 February 2013 10:48 AM, PST

Bollywood actor Anupam Kher is attending the Oscars as part of the cast of 'Best Picture' nominee Silver Linings Playbook.

Kher, who played therapist Dr Patel in the film, follows in the footsteps of Slumdog Millionaire star Anil Kapoor by appearing at the Academy Awards.

"Weinstein co's party for Oscar Nominees at Soho House rooftop was super fun. Met some fab people from Hollywood," shared the actor.

The Hindi film figure went on to speak about the celebrities he has interacted with in Los Angeles, including Ang Lee and Bruce Willis.

Posting a picture with Willis, Kher stated: "Bruce Willis was happy to see an equally good looking man from India. He was warm & hilarious."

As well as appearing in over 450 films, the star is also the founder of the Actor Prepares drama school.

The 85th Academy Awards airs tonight (February 24) at 7pm Et on ABC.

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Oscars 2013: Academy Awards red carpet pictures - gallery

24 February 2013 8:16 AM, PST

Hollywood's brightest stars are out in force for the 85th Academy Awards this evening (February 24) as the movie industry honours the finest films and performances from the last 12 months.

Oscar nominees Ben Affleck, Hugh Jackman, Anne Hathaway, Jennifer Lawrence and Jessica Chastain will all grace the red carpet at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles for the biggest awards event in the movie calendar.

Family Guy creator Seth MacFarlane will host the event for the first time, while special tributes will be paid to the James Bond franchise and musicals from the last decade.

> Oscars 2013: Academy Awards live blog

> Oscars 2013: Academy Awards full winners list

> Oscars live stream: Red carpet arrivals

Photo gallery - View the latest Oscars red carpet pictures below: »


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'Captain America: The Winter Soldier' will be a 'political thriller'

24 February 2013 5:50 AM, PST

Captain America: The Winter Soldier will be a "political thriller", Kevin Feige has revealed.

The Marvel Studios head has opened up about the new tone of the sequel.

"If [superhero films are] a fad, it's one that lasts 30 to 40 years, as the Western did, because each one is so different," he told Variety.

"There's an opportunity to graft almost sub-genres on to them. Our first Captain America film was a World War II picture, and the next is a political thriller. They all have their own textures and patinas, and that's what is exciting about it."

The Phase Two Marvel film will see Chris Evans return in the title role alongside a cast featuring Sebastian Stan, Anthony Mackie, Frank Grillo, Samuel L Jackson, Cobie Smulders, Scarlett Johansson, Toby Jones, Emily VanCamp and Hayley Atwell.

The storyline is expected to be closely tied to Ed Brubaker's acclaimed run on the Captain America comic. »


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Twilight Breaking Dawn - Part 2, Kristen Stewart, Rihanna win Razzies

24 February 2013 4:20 AM, PST

The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2 won seven prizes at last night's Razzie Awards.

The final instalment of the series was named 'Worst Picture' and 'Worst Remake, Rip-off or Sequel', with the cast picking up 'Worst Screen Ensemble'.

Kristen Stewart took home the 'Worst Actress' award for her role in the film, as well as her performance in Snow White and the Huntsman.

She did not attend the spoof award ceremony in La, with a cardboard cut-out of her accepting the prize on her behalf.

The latest Twilight film - which contributed to the series's $3bn (£1.9bn) box office takings - also won 'Worst Director' for Bill Condon and 'Worst Supporting Actor' for Taylor Lautner.

Lautner and Mackenzie Foy were named 'Worst Screen Couple' by the Razzies, which celebrate "the worst that Hollywood has to offer each year".

Elsewhere, Rihanna won 'Worst Supporting Actress' for her debut film role in Battleship, »


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Oscars security on 'high alert' for ceremony

24 February 2013 2:18 AM, PST

Local law enforcement is said to be on high alert for tonight's Oscars.

Lapd sources told TMZ that while it is always vigilant during the Academy Awards, there is "an extra knot" in security this year.

The move is apparently in response to the wave of high-profile shootings that have occurred across America in recent months.

Describing the current climate at the department, a source said: "When someone from the city gets fired, the city manager of the department calls because they're scared the person who was fired will go postal. People are going crazy with fear."

The Lapd has given private security company Security Industry Specialists (Sis) details of all stalkers known to be harassing stars who are attending the Oscars.

The information packets include pictures of the stalkers, which will be given to security on site.

Digital Spy readers recently tipped Jennifer Lawrence and Les Misérables for Oscars success. »


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Oscars: 5 funny movie references in Seth MacFarlane's 'Family Guy'

24 February 2013 12:45 AM, PST

Remember that time when Peter, Stewie or Brian made an observation then we quickly cut away to a funny skit for the punchline?

Anyone who's sat down for an episode of Seth MacFarlane's Family Guy will be more than familiar with this particular comedic trope. It's a technique that has hit and miss results (South Park even parodied it to good effect), but it's clear to see that MacFarlane and the Family Guy team grew up soaked in popular culture.

The movie references fly thick and fast, with a particular leaning towards '80s classics and George Lucas's original Star Wars trilogy. As MacFarlane readies himself for the Oscar hosting spotlight this weekend, Digital Spy takes a look at five Family Guy film references...

The Star Wars Trilogy

Family Guy had been peppered with Star Wars references for some time and - after Lucasfilm granted MacFarlane and co »


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Paramount planning for Tom Cruise's 'Jack Reacher' sequel?

23 February 2013 9:37 PM, PST

Paramount and Skydance reportedly are considering a follow up to last year's Jack Reacher, starring Tom Cruise in the title role.

Jack Reacher follows a former Us Army Military Police Corps officer who is hired to investigate a case involving a military sniper who killed random victims.

The movie also stars Rosamund Pike, Richard Jenkins and Robert Duvall.

Jack Reacher recently crossed the $200 million mark worldwide, which makes it the 19th hit film for Cruise, reports Deadline. The studios are apparently "figuring out" a sequel.

Cruise can be seen next in Oblivion and All You Need is Kill. The actor also has signed for a fifth instalment of his Mission Impossible franchise.

In 2011, the 50-year-old said that he will continue to make action films for a while.

He shared: "I'm just going to keep going, as long as I can do it. I love making action movies."

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'Silver Linings Playbook' wins big at 2013 Independent Spirit Awards

23 February 2013 5:30 PM, PST

Silver Linings Playbook has dominated at the 2013 Independent Spirit Awards.

The film tells the story of former high school teacher (Bradley Cooper) who moves back with his parents after he is released from a mental institution and tries to reconcile with his ex-wife, but then meets Tiffany (Jennifer Lawrence), a widow with her own problems.

Lawrence took home the 'Best Female Lead' award for her role, while David O Russell won 'Best Director'.

Silver Linings Playbook also won for 'Best Feature' and 'Best Screenplay'.

Bradley Cooper was nominated for 'Best Male Lead', but lost out to John Hawkes for The Sessions.

The film is nominated for eight Academy Awards, including 'Best Actress', 'Best Actor', 'Best Supporting Actor' and 'Best Supporting Actress'.

The 85th Academy Awards airs on Sunday (February 24) at 7pm Et on ABC. »


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Helen Hunt, John Hawkes win for 'The Sessions' at 2013 Spirit Awards

23 February 2013 4:15 PM, PST

Helen Hunt and John Hawkes have taken home awards for The Sessions during the Independent Spirit Awards ceremony on Saturday (February 23).

Hunt won 'Best Supporting Female', while Hawkes won 'Best Male Lead' for their roles in the 2012 drama.

The Sessions tells the story of poet Mark O'Brien (Hawkes) who is paralyzed due to polio, and lives with an iron lung.

Due to his physical conditions, Mark has never had sex, so he hires a sex surrogate to lose his virginity.

Both Hunt and Hawkes were nominated at the Golden Globe Awards and Screen Actor Guild Awards. Hunt is also nominated for an Academy Award.

The 85th Academy Awards air on Sunday (February 24) at 7pm Et on ABC.

Watch a trailer for The Sessions below: »


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Bradley Cooper, Ed Helms, Zach Galifianakis in 'Hangover 3' new images

23 February 2013 3:41 PM, PST

The Hangover Part III has released new still images, featuring lead cast members Bradley Cooper, Ed Helms and Zach Galifianakis.

The sequel sees Cooper, Helms and Galifianakis on a road trip with no wedding and no bachelor party, unlike the first two movies.

Director Todd Phillips has also revealed that the final instalment in the comedy series will focus on Galifianakis's character Alan as he struggles to cope with the death of his father.

Justin Bartha, Ken Jeong, Jamie Chung, Heather Graham and Mike Tyson will reprise their characters from the series's previous instalments.

The new film also stars John Goodman, who has said that he will be playing "a guy who likes to kill people and dress in track clothes".

The Hangover Part III will be released in the Us and UK on May 24.

Watch Bradley Cooper and Ed Helms discussing The Hangover Part II with Digital Spy below: »


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Matthew McConaughey wins for 'Magic Mike' at Independent Spirit Awards

23 February 2013 3:29 PM, PST

Matthew McConaughey has won an award at the 2013 Independent Spirit Awards on Saturday evening (February 23).

The actor took home the 'Best Supporting Male' honour for his role in last year's Magic Mike.

"I had to drop my drawers to win an award," McConaughey said in his speech after collecting his prize.

Magic Mike also stars Channing Tatum, Alex Pettyfer, Matt Bomer, Joe Manganiello and Olivia Munn.

Directed by Steven Soderbergh, the film is loosely based on Tatum's life as a male stripper when he was 18 years old.

McConaughey previously picked up 'Best Supporting Actor' gongs at the National Society of Film Critics Awards and New York Film Critics Circle Awards.

Watch a trailer for Magic Mike below: »


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Green Lantern: 'No word on sequel ', says Mark Strong

23 February 2013 4:21 AM, PST

Mark Strong has revealed that he has heard no word about a Green Lantern movie sequel.

The actor, who played Sinestro in the critical and commercial flop, has discussed his generally well-received role.

"I really like Green Lantern," he told MTV News. "I don't have a problem with it at all. But it just didn't seem to do anything at the box office or it didn't do what they were hoping it would do at the box office. I think that more than anything, economics, dictates whether or not they make another one.

"I think it's a real shame. I loved making Green Lantern and I loved playing Sinestro and I was really excited about the direction that he was going to take in the second one."

The conclusion of the Ryan Reynolds-starring Warner Bros film set the franchise up for a sequel featuring the founding of the fear-powered Sinestro Corps. »


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'Fantastic Four': Matthew Vaughn to produce

23 February 2013 3:46 AM, PST

Fantastic Four will be produced by Matthew Vaughn.

The X-Men: First Class director has accepted a role on the 20th Century Fox Marvel Comics reboot, according to Deadline.

Vaughn was previously attached to direct X-Men: Days of Future Past for the studio before stepping aside for Bryan Singer last year.

Chronicle director Josh Trank is attached to helm the adaptation of Marvel's oldest superhero property.

2005's Fantastic Four and its 2007 sequel Rise of the Silver Surfer were critically panned upon release.

The Fantastic Four reboot is scheduled for release on March 6, 2015. »


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Oscars: Digital Spy readers pick 'Les Mis', Jennifer Lawrence for wins

23 February 2013 1:00 AM, PST

Les Misérables has been voted the most deserving 'Best Picture' winner by Digital Spy readers.

Tom Hooper's adaptation of the beloved musical came top in our recent Academy Awards poll with 45.1% of the vote, easily beating its nearest contender Argo, which scored 14.3%.

Jennifer Lawrence won the 'Best Actress' poll in a landslide for her performance as an unstable young widow in Silver Linings Playbook, with 62.8% of readers voting for her as the deserving winner.

Meanwhile, Daniel Day-Lewis's turn in Lincoln narrowly beat out Hugh Jackman's lead performance in Les Misérables to secure the 'Best Actor' vote, with the stars earning 30.4% and 28.5% respectively.

Day-Lewis picked up the BAFTA award for his performance two weeks ago, while Lawrence was beaten by fellow Oscar nominee Emmanuelle Riva for her performance in Michael Haneke's Amour.

The full results are as follows:

Best Picture (4,681 votes)

Les Misérables - 45.1%

Argo - 14.3%

Django Unchained »


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Digital Spy Alternative Oscars 2013: Nominees and winners

23 February 2013 12:53 AM, PST

When Seth McFarlane and Emma Stone announced the 2013 Academy Awards nominations last month, we happily found ourselves nodding in agreement with much of the list.

But, just like last year, Oscar nomination joy across Hollywood was balanced out by glum faces for others.

In some of those cases, we understood why they might have felt slighted. To give some love to those who missed out on the Academy's votes, we present Digital Spy's Alternative Oscar Awards. Read on for our nominees and winners.

Best Picture

The Master

Looper

Rust and Bone

Skyfall - Winner

Frankenweenie

Berberian Sound Studio

The Dark Knight Rises

The Hunger Games

The Avengers

And the Alternative Oscar goes to... The Academy doesn't seem too keen on superheroes, even when they're dressed in a snazzy suit. Its treatment of Skyfall suggests that 007 may have accidentally blown up a few voters' homes in his time.

After the success of the edgy Casino Royale, »


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'Badlands' revisited: Terrence Malick's breathtaking directorial debut

23 February 2013 12:47 AM, PST

"Little did I realise that what began in the alleys and back ways

of this quiet town would end in the Badlands of Montana."

Terrence Malick dabbled in philosophy lecturing, journalism and Hollywood script doctoring before deciding to leap behind the camera in the early '70s with a crime drama ripped straight from the headlines. In 1958 Charles Starkweather tore across the heartlands of America, 14-year-old girlfriend Caril Ann Fugate in tow, on a killing spree that took 11 lives. The murders came to an end in Douglas, Wyoming, and Starkweather was eventually executed by electric chair with Fugate serving 17 years in prison.

Malick's lovers-on-the-lam film Badlands shared more than a passing resemblance with the Starkweather story, along with Arthur Penn's Bonnie and Clyde, a violent, stylish film that arrived like a thunderbolt in 1967 to shake up American cinema. Yet through Malick's eyes this was a more lyrical, quietly disturbing »


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