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20 Fun Facts About This Year's Oscars

23 February 2012 9:00 AM, PST | NextMovie | See recent NextMovie news »

The Academy Awards arrive this Sunday night, and you know what that means: the chance to impress your friends and relations with your uncanny mastery of Oscar trivia. But if you want to drop some serious knowledge, first you need to know the score -- and that's where we come in, courtesy of our 20 Fun Facts About This Year's Oscars.

So get primed. Because at this year's Oscars party, the big winner is you.

Also Check Out: 2012 Oscar Predictions


1. "The Artist" is expected to win this year's Best Picture award, which would make it the first silent film to win since "Wings" did it back in 1929 -- at the very first Academy Awards.

2. Meryl Streep is widely regarded as the greatest living actress, thanks in part to her record-setting 17 acting nominations. The weird part? If she wins for "The Iron Lady" this year, it will be her first Oscar victory »

- Scott Harris

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'The Artist' Dog, Uggie, Lands a Valentine

18 January 2012 7:38 AM, PST | NextMovie | See recent NextMovie news »

Everyone loves Uggie, the adorable pooch who stole the show on Sunday when "The Artist" picked up the Golden Globe for Best Motion Picture (Comedy or Musical).

And now, the world's most famous Jack Russell terrier has landed a Valentine of his own. But it's not what you're thinking — he has not yet found true love (or if he has, he's keeping that bit of news away from the press).

He has, however, landed a Valentine card from American Greetings.

According to E! Online, in the eCard, Uggie shows off his mad skills on a skateboard. (Seriously, is there anything this dog can't do?) As he breezes by, "Awwwwwww, Awwwwwwwsome! That's you, Happy Valentine's Day!" flashes on screen. Not that anyone cares what it says. Did we mention that Uggie can skateboard?!

This eCard marks new territory for the 9-year-old dog, who previously worked exclusively in film. In addition to "The Artist, »

- Elizabeth Durand

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The Artist's Uggie the Dog Lands New Greeting Card Gig!

17 January 2012 2:30 PM, PST | E! Online | See recent E! Online news »

Not a ruff life! On Sunday, Uggie the dog took center stage when The Artist won the Golden Globe for Best Motion Picture (Comedy or Musical). But don't think this pup is taking time off to bask in his awards-show glory; he's back to work just in time for Valentine's Day. In an American Greetings eCard, 9-year-old Uggie shows off his skills on a skateboard. "Awwwwwww, Awwwwwwwsome! That's you," the card reads as the pup skates down the sidewalk. "Happy Valentine's Day!" More: Scoop on the cinematic canine's Golden Globes experience Before starring opposite Jean Dujardin, the Jack Russell terrier had roles in Water for Elephants and Mr. Fix It. He won the Palm »

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Uggie, 'The Artist' dog, is generating Oscar buzz. Yes, really.

16 January 2012 12:53 PM, PST | Pop2it | See recent Pop2it news »

Uggie, the 9-year-old Jack Russell terrier, who co-stars opposite Jean Dujardin in the Golden Globe-winning "The Artist," is turning heads in Hollywood and even generating a little Awards Season buzz himself.

There is now a Facebook campaign underway to allow Uggie (and other animals) to be nominated in mainstream categories, like best supporting actor and supporters are asking fans to tweet about the four-legged thespian using the tag #consideruggie.

At Sunday's (Jan. 15) Globes ceremony, Uggie was the toast of the red carpet -- even scoring an interview with People (see below) -- and even accompanied "The Artist's" cast and creators on stage to accept the film's Best Picture (Comedy or Musical) award.

But Uggie himself has been the recipient of at least one big-time accolade -- for a dog. He won the Palm Dog at the 2011 Cannes Film Festival for the best canine performance in a film. He's also »


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