The 83rd Annual Academy Awards (2011) - News Poster

(2011 TV Special)


‘Kon-Tiki’, the Norwegian film nominated for Best Foreign Feature at the Oscars, releases a new trailer

One of the more interesting categories at the Academy Awards in any given year is the Foreign Film category. Often up in the air, the category serves to highlight some of the best films and filmmakers working outside the Hollywood system, and can often act as a showcase for a burgeoning film industry in a country, as well as a promising film talent for fans of the medium. The 83rd Annual Academy Awards is no exception, with the foreign film category having one entry from Norway that has yet to see a North American release. The film, titled Kon-Tiki, has now released a trailer, which can be seen below.

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Oscar 2012: Angelina Jolie, Rooney Mara, Natalie Portman, Cameron Diaz Photos

Angelina Jolie, Rooney Mara, Natalie Portman, Cameron Diaz Oscar 2012 Photos. The 83rd Annual Academy Awards found Rooney Mara nominated for an Oscar for Actress in a Leading Role for The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo. Angelina Jolie, Natalie Portman, and Cameron Diaz were not nominated for an Oscar by the American Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences this year.

The 84rd Annual Academy Awards is a film award show “accolade by the American Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS) to recognize excellence of professionals in the film industry, including directors, actors, and writers. The formal ceremony at which the awards are presented is one of the most prominent award ceremonies in the world and is televised live in more than 200 countries annually. It is also the oldest award ceremony in the media.”

The Angelina Jolie, Rooney Mara, Natalie Portman, Cameron Diaz 2012 Ocsar photos:

Angelina Jolie, Oscar 2012

Rooney Mara,
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ShockYa's Top 10 Oscar Moments

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ShockYa's Top 10 Oscar Moments
The Oscars is generally billed as an exciting segment of movie recognition, but sometimes it can get a little stale. Occasionally, there will be a moment that ends up capturing the hearts of America forever. Here are ShockYa’s top 10 Oscar moments: Adrien Brody/Halle Berry kiss (2003): Adrien Brody became the youngest winner of the award for Best Actor for his role in “The Pianist.” His astronomical win made him a huge star, but something that made him an even biggre star was when, in a frenzy of excitement, he rushed up and passionately kissed presenter Halle Berry after winning. Marlon Brando refuses to accept award(1973): Even though Marlon Brando...
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Oscar Producer Says Sacha Baron Cohen a 'Welcome Dictator'

Oscar Producer Says Sacha Baron Cohen a 'Welcome Dictator'
"Extra's" Jerry Penacoli met with Oscar producers Brian Grazer and Don Mischer, who shot down the rumor that Sacha Baron Cohen's alter ego based on his new film, "The Dictator," isn't welcomed at this year's festivities. Says Grazer, "We're thrilled to have him and he'll be on the red carpet dressed as The Dictator."

Grazer also revealed Eddie Murphy, who dropped out as the show's host, will not be making an appearance.

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Oscar Lovebirds: Justin Bieber, Selena Gomez & More

From Justin and Selena to Justin and Jessica, MTV News takes a look at the hottest couples from the 2011 Academy Awards.

By Jocelyn Vena

Selena Gomez and Justin Bieber at the Vanity Fair Oscar Party

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The Academy Awards happen to be one of the most glamorous nights of the year, filled with over-the-top acceptance speeches and crazy-expensive couture. It can also serve as the glitziest date night for some of the most famous people in the world. With this year's Oscars only days away, we decided to take a look back at last year's show and remember some of the most dazzling couples to hit the Oscar scene.

A very pregnant Natalie Portman took the stage on Oscars night last year to accept her prize for Best Actress for her role in "Black Swan." In between "thank you's" for the Academy, her family and her fellow nominees,
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Sacha Baron Cohen Rips The Academy -- You're Just Like an Evil Dictator!

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Sacha Baron Cohen is comparing the Oscars to a power hungry tyrant ... pointing out how the Academy has stripped him of his right to free speech ... just like his dictator alter-ego would do. Oh, the hypocrisy! Sbc released a new video statement -- while in character as General Aladeen from his new movie "The Dictator" ... in which he says, "I am Outraged at being banned from The Oscars by the Academy Of Motion Pictures Arts and Zionists.
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Fill Out Our Interactive Oscar Ballot, Plus Watch Mike Myers School Kevin Kline on Oscar Etiquette

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With the Oscars just a few days away, AMPAS in conjunction with FunnyorDie have released this new promo video featuring 1989 Best Supporting Actor winner Kevin Kline (for A Fish Called Wanda) being taught a refresher course on how to handle the statuette by Mike Myers. If you're a fan of Myers' brand of comedy, this should be right up your alley.   Check out the video below and when you're done, jump over and fill out our interactive Oscar ballot on Facebook!   The Oscars red carpet begins at 4p. Pst and the show begins with host Billy Crystal at 5:30 p. Pst.  

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Glam Slam: Get Your Skin Red Carpet Ready

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Glam Slam: Get Your Skin Red Carpet Ready
The Oscars are this Sunday, so nominees like Viola Davis, Rooney Mara and Michelle Williams have probably been babying their skin for weeks in preparation for the biggest red carpet of them all.

Want to achieve complexion perfection yourself? Dr. Stuart Kaplan, M.D. shares tips to get your skin in shape for the big event in your life.

Two weeks before the big event:

Botox to the face to relax wrinkles. But it must be done carefully, and not too much. It is always better to do less than more, so actors and actresses look relaxed ...

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Glam Slam: Stylin' Oscar Nominees!

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Glam Slam: Stylin' Oscar Nominees!
"I haven't found a dress yet, should I worry?" asked Best Actress nominee Michelle Williams at the 84th Academy Awards Nominations Luncheon in Beverly Hills yesterday. "How many days away is it? I'm not alone in finding the dress, so that's good."

The Oscars are actually 19 days away. Plenty of time for all of the ladies to find a dress and Michelle isn't feeling the pressure....yet.

"No, strangely, nobody else seems worried about it, so then I haven't been worried about it, but maybe I should be worried about it!"

Wearing a Victoria, Victoria Beckham Sleeveless ...

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How Well Do You Know Your Oscar Nominees?

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How Well Do You Know Your Oscar Nominees?
The Oscars take over Hollywood on Sunday, Feb. 26, and we're getting you ready for the big night with a quiz to see how well you know the nominees! Click through to test your knowledge - good luck! Question 1 of 10Which actress found out about her nomination while sitting in the front row at Paris Fashion Week? Rooney Mara Jessica Chastain Michelle Williams Octavia Spencer
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Bridesmaids cast to present at 84th Academy Awards

Oscars love the Bridesmaids. Six actresses including Kristen Wiig, Rose Byrne to present Also forming the group as presenters at the 84th Academy Awards are Ellie Kemper, Melissa McCarthy, Wendi McLendon-Covey and Maya Rudolph. Telecast producers Brian Grazer and Don Mischer announced today that the cast of the extremely popular hit comedy Bridesmaids will be presenters at the Academy Awards for outstanding film achievements of 2011. The Oscars will take place on Sunday, February 26, at the Kodak Theatre at Hollywood & Highland Center®, and televised live by the ABC Television Network.
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50 Reasons The Oscars Don’t Matter Anymore

The Academy Award nominations were announced yesterday, and we couldn’t help but notice an extreme oversight: No mention of Michael Fassbender’s penis’ amazing work in the sex-fueled thriller Shame. Now if you know me, and your name is Michael Fassbender, than this is a dream and I should probably gather my things and leave before he wakes up. If this is real life, however, then you know that my love for Faszy (Hungarian for “penisy”) is as infinite as his icy blue gaze. And his penis’ star turn in Shame should have easily nabbed him a nomination, if only for the benefit of Billy Crystal’s team of jokewriters. But alas, Fassbender was left out in the cold, his abs just shivering, his penis… still probably pretty big, as he feels what it’s like to be out of Hollywood’s glow. It is because of this snub that it hit us…
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Oscar nominations 2012: Hugo leads with 11 to The Artist's 10

The Oscars buck awards trend by awarding Martin Scorsese's Hugo 11 nominations, while The Artist trails with 10 and The Descendants with five

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Following an awards season so far notable for its predictability, the Academy today upset the apple cart by awarding Martin Scorsese's 3D film 11 nominations, leaving Michel Hazanavicius's much-tipped The Artist trailing with 10.

Meanwhile, Bennett Miller's Moneyball took six nominations, as did War Horse, with Alexander Payne's The Descendants - which had been tipped as The Artist's one to beat - taking just five. Tate Taylor's The Help went home with just four, including two in the supporting actress category.

The nine films that made the Academy's best picture list (which this year could come in between five and 10) are The Artist, The Descendants, Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close, The Help, Hugo, Midnight in Paris, Moneyball, The Tree of Life and War Horse.
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Oscar Noms Go to Clooney, Pitt, The Artist, The Help, Money Ball

Brad Pitt and George Clooney will go head-to-head once again along with Gary Oldman for Best Actor, while nine films were tapped for best picture. The lists includes several dark horses among favorites like “The Help,” “Moneyball,” and “The Artist.” The 84th Academy Awards nominations were announced live on television this morning (Jan. 24) at 8:30 Eastern at the Academy’s Samuel Goldwyn Theater. The 2011 Oscars will be presented on Feb. 26 at the Kodak Theatre and televised live by the ABC. Among the big surprises were nine nominations for best picture. They included long shots like Woody Allen’s “Midnight in Paris,” and Steven Spielberg’s “War Horse. Also nominated were “The Tree of Life,” “Hugo,” and “Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close.”
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Shira Lazar to Host Oscars Digital Experience

Shira Lazar, founder and host of What's Trending, is returning to host the Oscars digital experience for this year. Last year Lazar teamed up with ABC and the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences to host the Oscars Interactive Experience. "This year we'll be doing that plus much more with original content and livestreams leading up to the 84th Academy Awards," Lazar told Tubefilter. The show, Oscar Dailies, launches today with a livestream special around the nominations. Joining the discussion are film experts and social media stars including Leonard Maltin, YouTube star Michael Buckley, The Hollywood Reporter’s Scott Feinberg, Entertainment Weekly’s Dave Karger and G4/E!’s Chris Gore, as well as Mashable Entertainment Editor Christina Warren, who will be highlighting the Oscars social media buzz. Each week after that, Lazar and company will be producing special shows bringing together previous Best Actor and Best
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Oscars 2012: Watch the Academy Awards nominations live

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Bright and early Tuesday (Jan. 24) morning, nominations for the 84th annual Academy Awards -- aka The Oscars -- will be announced by "Hunger Games" star Jennifer Lawrence. The ceremony airs live on ABC Sunday, Feb. 26 hosted by Billy Crystal, who is back in the saddle after a series of failed hosting experiments (need we invoke James Franco's name?) and originally-scheduled host Eddie Murphy's resignation.

We'll be carrying a live feed (above) of the nomination announcement so you can get the scoops on the noms and the snubs without delay. Save or bookmark this page, then come back at Tuesday at 8:30 a.m. Et/5:30 a.m. Pt to find out who will be competing in this year's Oscar race.

In the meantime, here's a look at some worthy candidates who probably won't make the nominations list. But, it ain't over till it's over -- so stay tuned.
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Daily Briefing. Oberhausen Manifesto @ 50

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Alexander Kluge speaks at the Oberhausen Manifesto press conference 1962

For all the news tumbling out of Rotterdam and Berlin over the past couple of weeks, we don't want to overlook a couple of pretty major announcements coming from other festivals regarding their upcoming editions. Starting with this one: "The 58th International Short Film Festival Oberhausen will celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Oberhausen Manifesto (February 28, 2012) with a large-scale thematic program entitled Provoking Reality: Mavericks, Mouvements, Manifesto. To honor the anniversary of the Manifesto, perhaps the single most important group document in German film history, the festival has compiled a selection of films of the signatories, many of which have not been shown for decades and had to be restored expressly for the program."

In addition to the inevitable panel discussion, there'll also be a double DVD from Edition Filmmuseum and, in German, a collection of essays. Before moving on, this
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News Nuggets: 'The Skin I Live In' leads the Goya Award nominations

SAG lines up its presenters: "Actor® recipients Ed Helms, Julianna Margulies and Natalie Portman will join Actor nominee Armie Hammer, SAG Awards® social network ambassador Regina King and SAG President Ken Howard as presenters at the 18th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards®, Executive Producer Jeff Margolis announced today ... The 18th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards®, one of the awards season’s premier events, will be simulcast live coast-to-coast on TNT and TBS on Sunday, Jan. 29, 2012, at 8 p.m. (Et) / 5 p.m. (Pt) from the Shrine Exposition Center in Los Angeles." Are the Oscars still relevant? "This is a season of insanity, the awards season, that spells out the sorry state of movies and moviegoing. The Oscars have existed since 1927, and anyone who feels sweepstaked into watching their show knows that the life and the need have been leaking out of it for the best part of twenty years ... And the Academy,
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Sensitive celebs be warned: Ricky Gervais is back as Golden Globes host

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See what insulting Johnny Depp gets you? A returning gig as host of an awards show widely known as Oscar's more drunk, flirty little brother, if you're Ricky Gervais.

The acid-tongued actor and comedian, who has no interest in panning to the massive egos that reside in La La Land, slagged quite a few A-listers while he drank a pint as host of last year's festivities. And despite mumbles of sulky celebs and Gervais offending the Hollywood Foreign Press Association brass (the bigwigs who run the show), the Brit is returning for his third stint and wasted no time goading his detractors when he tweeted at this year's Oscar host: "Just told Billy Crystal he'd better not use any of my holocaust or pedophile material at The Oscars. He agreed (true)."
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Ricky Gervais Set For Golden Globes

It's official, Ricky Gervais will be back to host the Golden Globes on January 15th according to a press release from the Hollywood Foreign Press Association.

The job marks the third outing in a row for Gervais at the Globes, he was voted in by the HFPA after meeting with NBC official Doug Vaughn.

Of course the question becomes will he retain the edge of last year when his biting one-liners roasting movies and celebrities in the room generated ire in some quarters.

Gervais joked on Twitter that "Be afraid, Hollywood egos, be very afraid. It's gonna be biblical" and that he "just told Billy Crystal he'd better not use any of my holocaust or pedophile material at The Oscars".
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