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Oscar Ballots Sent Out Today

27 December 2010 1:56 PM, PST | | See recent news »

Award season is in full swing!

Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences mails out their ballots for the 83rd Annual Academy Awards today. If you are one of the lucky people that get the privilege to vote, or are just plain curious, the ballots must be returned by January 14th at 5pm (Pt). In other words… no slacking!

Nominees will be announced on January 25th. The Awards will be lined up and ready to be handout out live on February 27th. The 83rd Annual Academy Awards will be Hosted by James Franco and Anne Hathaway.


- Melissa Howland

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Oscar ballots mailed: Where do things stand?

27 December 2010 11:15 AM, PST | EW - Inside Movies | See recent - Inside Movies news »

The ballots for the 83rd Annual Academy Awards have been mailed today, beginning the all-important three-week-long period before they’re due on Jan. 14. Not much has changed in the past week since my last round of predictions (I am now putting Natalie Portman above Annette Bening for Best Actress, though I think the race is still too close to call). But I have been interested to watch as many of my Oscar-prognosticator colleagues have changed their predicted Best Picture winner from The King's Speech to The Social Network. Several of you have wondered in the comments why I haven’t switched my No. »

- Dave Karger

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Oscar: 248 Films Eligible For Best Picture

20 December 2010 11:21 AM, PST | Deadline Hollywood | See recent Deadline Hollywood news »

Beverly Hills, CA — Two hundred forty-eight feature films are eligible for the 2010 Academy Award® for Best Picture, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced today. To be eligible for 83rd Academy Awards® consideration, feature films must open in a commercial motion picture theater in Los Angeles County by midnight, December 31, and begin a minimum run of seven consecutive days. Under Academy rules, a feature-length motion picture must have a running time of more than 40 minutes and must have been exhibited theatrically on 35mm or 70mm film, or in a qualifying digital format. Feature films that receive their first public exhibition or distribution in any manner other than as a theatrical motion picture release are not eligible for Academy Awards in any category. The 83rd Academy Awards nominations will be announced live on Tuesday, January 25, 2011, at 5:30 a.m. Pt in the Academy’s Samuel Goldwyn Theater. Academy Awards »


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Oscar Taps 41 Movie Tunes For Original Song Category

15 December 2010 11:08 AM, PST | Deadline | See recent Deadline news »

Beverly Hills, CA – Forty-one songs from eligible feature-length motion pictures are in contention for nominations in the Original Song category for the 83rd Academy Awards®, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced today. The original songs, along with the motion picture in which each song is featured, are listed below in alphabetical order by film and song title:

* "Alice" from "Alice in Wonderland" * "Forever One Love" from "Black Tulip" * "Freedom Song" from "Black Tulip" * "Bound to You" from "Burlesque" * "Welcome to Burlesque" from "Burlesque" * "You Haven’t Seen the Last of Me" from "Burlesque" * "There’s a Place for Us" from "The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader" * "Coming Home" from "Country Strong" * "Me and Tennessee" from "Country Strong" * "Despicable Me" from "Despicable Me" * "Prettiest Girls" from "Despicable Me" * "Dear Laughing Doubters" from "Dinner for Schmucks" * "Better Days" from "Eat Pray Love" * "If You Run »


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Anne Hathaway and James Franco Hosts of 2011 Oscars

1 December 2010 12:33 AM, PST | Filmofilia | See recent Filmofilia news »

James Franco and Anne Hathaway will serve as co-hosts of the 83rd Academy Awards ®, Oscars telecast producers Bruce Cohen and Don Mischer announced today. Both have previously appeared on the telecast but not in hosting capacities.

James Franco and Anne Hathaway personify the next generation of Hollywood icons — fresh, exciting and multi-talented. We hope to create an Oscars broadcast that will both showcase their incredible talents and entertain the world on February 27,” said Cohen and Mischer. “We are completely thrilled that James and Anne will be joining forces with our brilliant creative team to do just that.”

Franco, who currently can be seen in “127 Hours,” will be making his second appearance on an Oscars telecast. His other film credits include “Eat, Pray, Love” “Date Night,” “Milk” and “Pineapple Express.” He is also known for his portrayal of Harry Osborn in the “Spider-Man” trilogy.

Hathaway will be making her fifth appearance on an Academy Awards telecast. »

- Allan Ford

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James Franco and Anne Hathaway to Host the Oscars

29 November 2010 9:48 AM, PST | | See recent news »

Last year, Alec Baldwin and Steve Martin took the stage at the Academy Awards and did a great job hosting.  Now there’s a rumor that the Academy may be going for co-hosting again but with James Franco and Anne Hathaway.  Deadline is reporting that the pair has accepted the gig and an official announcement could be made this week.  However, I’m in agreement with Awards Daily that this rumor is bunk.  While Franco and Hathaway are charming, it’s tough to see them as a draw for expanding the show’s dwindling audience.  However, it would be interesting to see the Oscars hire a host who is likely to receive an Oscar nomination (Franco for 127 Hours).  While I think Franco and Hathaway could do a great job, I’m remaining skeptical.  Click here to see Hugh Jackman’s wonderful opening number with Hathaway from two years ago.

Update: So much for my skepticism. »

- Matt Goldberg

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