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With the Emmy Awards set for a week from tonight on ABC, HBO got off to a terrific start last night, racking up 17 Creative Arts Emmy Awards, with Game of Thrones netting six and Boardwalk Empire, Girls and Hemingway & Gellhorn all faring well for the cable network.
Here's a rundown of the winners:
Outstanding Guest Actor In A Comedy Series
Will Arnett - "30 Rock" - NBC
Jon Hamm - "30 Rock" - NBC
Outstanding Guest Actor In A Drama Series
- email@example.com (Matt Richenthal)
If this year’s Creative Arts Emmys took place in Westeros, HBO would’ve easily ascended to the Iron Throne.
Fueled by its original series Game of Thrones and Boardwalk Empire, with a little love thrown at the Clive Owen-Nicole Kidman movie Hemingway & Gellhorn to boot, the pay cabler walked away from the evening with 17 total wins, including six for Thrones alone. (Last year, the fantasy saga grabbed gold just twice, even including at the Big Show.)
CBS placed a solid second with 13 wins, including five total for its coverage of the Grammys and Tonys, plus a pair for, »
- Matt Webb Mitovich
The Academy Awards have a new home at the same Hollywood address: The Dolby Theatre. At the same time, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences and Cim Group, the real estate company that owns the Hollywood and Highland property, announced that the Oscars have signed a 20-year deal to stay put. Also read: Dolby Making Move to Buy Kodak Theatre Naming Rights Under the new contract with the Academy, the Dolby Theatre will host the Academy Awards through 2033. The Dolby Theatre features 3,400 seats on four levels and 20 »
- Sharon Waxman
Exclusive: Just as Deadline predicted, the Academy Awards are staying put at Hollywood & Highland for the next 20 years in the former Kodak Theatre now named the Dolby Theatre, sources tell me. Kodak filed for bankruptcy in January and was only halfway through a 20-year rights deal when it pulled out just before this year’s Academy Awards. (Media outlets were asked to refer to the venue as Hollywood & Highland Center during the Oscarcast). The Oscars are the theatre’s marquee tenant, and the Academy’s lease with Cim was going to be up ahead of the 2014 Academy Awards. Details are now here: Hollywood (May 1, 2012) — The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences and Cim Group announced today that the Academy Awards® will remain in Hollywood under a new 20-year deal. Concurrently, in a separate agreement, Dolby Laboratories, Inc and Cim announced a 20-year agreement to name the Dolby Theatre™ — the »
- NIKKI FINKE
The 85th Academy Awards will air on Sunday, Feb. 24th, per an announcement from the Academy on Wednesday. Nominations will go out on Jan. 14, and the show will once again reside at Hollywood and Highland -- though Kodak's name is now off the theater. There have long been rumors the Academy would move up the show's date, but 2013's telecast will take place on the last Sunday in February, just like this year. The Oscars will introduce online voting for the first time this year, which some thought would clear the way »
- Lucas Shaw
The 84th Annual Academy Awards have wrapped up and the general consensus from most people is: it was okay. Personally, though, I hate that the standard for judging what should be the biggest event in the film industry, is by how it 'sucked less' than the year before. This should be an amazing and fun event for all people who are passionate about film, not just those who work in it. The show has been such a bore though, so I've thought of a few ways to fix the Oscars, and bring them back to where they should be.
Lose the Pretension
I was telling my cohort on Tmp Sunday night it's sad that the biggest event of our industry (film) is something I can't stand to really watch. I do because I feel like I should, but it's been a very long while since I've enjoyed the show. One »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Jordan Maison)
Twas only 3 days ago that all of Hollywood waxed and Spanxed and groomed in preparation for The 84th Annual Academy Awards, the movie industry’s complimentary 3-hour-long Thai Massage for Harvey Weinstein. And on this fabled eve, two luminaries took the time out of their busy “casual stroll” schedule to pose for a photograph together: Actress Gwyneth Paltrow and writer-Bowfinger star Steve Martin. And the two even tweeted the photo, albeit with very different sentiments. Gwyneth loves her life; Steve hates it. Looks like somebody still hasn’t unsubscribed from the Goop newsletter! And sure, Steve’s kind of being a d*ck about this… but also the best? I mean she deserves it right? I’m genuinely trying to figure out if I dislike Gwyneth or if I just envy the fact that she can wear a white dress without looking like Pizza the Hut. (via Gawker) »
- Michelle Collins
The 2012 Oscars have come and gone, though we're still basking in the post award season glow. We're also reflecting back on all of the amazing red carpets we experienced leading up to and including the Academy Awards itself. From our vantage point, we got to spot some of the most candid moments from the stars as they headed in for the show. We saw Angelina Jolie searching the crowd for Brad, George Clooney breaking free from Stacy for a minute to sign pictures, and Natalie Portman's sweet Pda. Check out our top 10 scenes from the Oscars red carpet! View Slideshow › »
- Molly Goodson
Viewing figures for 2012 Oscars up despite Twitter criticism of host's controversial 'blackface' sketch
Viewing figures for Sunday's Oscars ceremony were up by an estimated 4% compared to last year's show, despite mixed reviews for Billy Crystal's ninth stint as host.
Early predictions suggest that ABC's three-hour broadcast drew 39.3 million viewers, compared to 37.9 million for Anne Hathaway and James Franco's widely derided tenure in 2011. However, it appears likely that viewers were older than for last year's event, reflecting 63-year-old Crystal's veteran status. Nevertheless, ABC said it was the second-largest TV audience for the Academy Awards since 2007 and pointed out that the show retained all of its 2011 audience in the coveted 18-49 year-old age group.
Crystal's performance as host has come in for criticism, with many commentators labelling it safe and bland. Controversy, in particular, continues to rage over the comic's decision to appear in blackface as Hollywood legend Sammy Davis »
- Ben Child
The 84th Annual Academy Awards were held in the heart of Hollywood last night, with The Artist taking home the top prize for Best Picture, while that film's Michel Hazanavicius won for Best Directing, and Jean Dujardin won for Best Actor in a Leading Role. Meryl Streep surprised in the Best Actress category, wining over favorite pick Viola Davis, who seemed to be a lock heading into the ceremony. You can read our full list of Oscar winners. Just clickHere
We now have over 1500 photos from the big night, covering both the red carpet and the show itself, offering an intimate look at all of the big winners and losers from last night's festivities. Check out a few select images, along with our Hi-Res gallery below, featuring everyone from Melissa McCarthy to Gary Oldman, and all those in-between.
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The 84th Annual Academy Awards have wrapped, officially concluding the 2011 movie year. (Yes, I’m aware that we’re already two full months into 2012, but the Academy moves slower than we’d prefer.) As expected, The Artist -- Michel Hazanavicius’ ode to Hollywood’s Golden Age -- took home the evening’s top honors, claiming best picture, director and actor for the effervescent Jean Dujardin. The remaining acting trophies were divided up between the legendary Meryl Streep (for The Iron Lady), Octavia Spencer (for The Help), and the iconic Christopher Plummer, whose win for Beginners makes him our oldest actor to win an Oscar. But enough looking back. Let’s project forward. Let’s figure out when you’ll be able to see these worthy...
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Nikki Finke: Live-Snarking The Oscars Update 11:30 Am: The 84th Annual Academy Awards drew 39.3 million viewers in Live+Same Day. That is up 4% from last year’s viewership and the second-most-watched Oscar ceremony in the past five years, behind the 2010 show where The Hurt Locker defeated blockbuster Avatar. Among adults 18-49, last night’s Oscar telecast (11.7 rating) was even with last year, an impressive feat given that that this year’s host Billy Crystal is almost 64, while last year’s show was hosted by twenty- and thirtysomethings James Franco and Anne Hathaway. Here is historical data for the Academy Awards’ audiences over the past decade, along with the Best Picture winner that year. 2012 39.3 million The Artist 2011 37.9 million The King’s Speech 2010 41.3 million The Hurt Locker 2009 36.3 million Slumdog Millionaire 2008 32.0 million No Country For Old Men 2007 40. 2 million The Departed 2006 38.9 million Crash 2005 42.1 million Million Dollar Baby 2004 43.5 million Lord Of The Rings: Return Of »
- NELLIE ANDREEVA
The Academy Awards are poised for ratings growth this year, despite largely negative reviews and plenty of expected wins.
Overnight ratings give the ABC broadcast a 25.5 household rating and a 38 share between 8:30 p.m. and 11:24 p.m. That's 4 percent over last year's showing (24.5Hh/37), but still down from highs in 2010 (26.5Hh/40) and 2007 (27.7Hh/42). »
- Michael O'Connell
Did Billy Crystal rescue the Oscars?
Even with few box-office heavyweights in contention for top categories, early ratings for Sunday night’s 84th Annual Academy Awards telecast show a slight rise from last year.
ABC’s preliminary household ratings suggest a 4 percent gain in Oscars viewership from 2011.
That could easily shift, however, when the national ratings come in. We’ll update this post with firm viewership numbers in the next couple hours… refresh for the latest info.
In the meantime, here’s how the Oscars have fared in recent years:
– 2011: 37.9 million viewers / 11.8 adult demo rating (King’s Speech)
– 2010: »
- James Hibberd
Jimmy Kimmel Live aired last night after The 84th Annual Academy Awards, and on the show, Jimmy Kimmel debuted the 9-minute trailer for Movie: The Movie, an epic "four-months-in-the-making" endeavor that incorporates every genre of film known to man, complete with an all-star cast that includes George Clooney, Matt Damon, Chewbacca, Kate Beckinsale, Gabourey Sidibe, Tom Hanks, Emily Blunt, John Krasinski, Colin Farrell, Bryan Cranston, Samuel L. Jackson, Josh Brolin, Edward Norton, Nolan Gould, Helen Mirren, J.J. Abrams, Martin Scorsese, Charlize Theron, Tyler Perry, Cameron Diaz, Gary Oldman, Jeff Goldblum, Don Cheadle, and a few more. Check it out below.
Jimmy Kimmel Live February 27 2012: The Movie »
The 2012 Oscars ceremony proved to be pretty predictable, as the heavily-favored frontrunner The Artist ended up being the big winner of the night. French filmmaker Michel Hazanavicius’ critically-beloved homage to classic Hollywood black-and-white silent cinema walked away with five Academy Awards in total, including prizes for Hazanavicius as director and Jean Dujardin as lead actor.
Martin Scorsese’s own love letter to the magic of classic filmmaking, the 3D effects-heavy Hugo, tied The Artist with 5 Oscar wins total. That movie still technically “came in second place” as its wins were all in technical categories (Art Direction, Cinematography, etc.) and not for its thematic elements or performance quality.
Host Billy Crystal’s “requisite” video parody of the 2012 Best Picture nominees and popular blockbuster titles – along with his tongue-in-cheek musical number – ...
Click to continue reading Oscars 2012 Winners List & Recap
- Sandy Schaefer
Didn't get an invite to this year's Oscars? Neither did Xan Brooks, but he stoically blogged the red carpet and then the ceremony anyway
10.57pm: And so it begins ....
11.25pm: Roll carpet, roll cameras: it's the 84th annual Academy Awards, live and lurid from Hollywood. The Guardian film team will be covering the event throughout the night, weeping with the winners and wailing with the losers as this season's awards circus clatters exhaustedly towards the finish line. This is where it ends, inside the Hollywood and Highland Centre (reputedly the winner of the 2007 "Ugliest Building in La" award). Inside, the victors shall be encased in gold, the vanquished shown the door and all manner of movies laid tenderly to rest.
But wait, kick back, and keep the war horses tethered: the actual ceremony does not officially commence until 5pm (Pacific time). Time enough to cast an eye back over some late-breaking Oscar news. »
- Xan Brooks
Get TheWrap's Complete Coverage of the 84th Annual Academy Awards The 84th Annual Academy Awards were a generally forgettable affair, but even with -- or perhaps because of -- the general mediocrity, there were a few standout moments. Read on for TheWrap's picks for the best moments of Oscars 2012. Also read: Oscars Analysis: How "The Artist" Charmed Its Way to Victory The Opening Spoof Segment Sure, Billy Crystal was the safe bet for Oscars host, and the montage of film parodies of this year's nominees was an entirely expected opening. But there's a reason »
- Tim Kenneally
2012 Oscars: Photos from the Show (111 images so far) | Live Blog | Oscar History The season has finally come to an end. The 2012 Oscars have come to a close and things went pretty much as expected with a few hitches in the technical awards and what some may look at as a surprise win for Meryl Streep for Best Actress over Viola Davis, but even if you had Davis there (as I did) you most likely had Streep as your number two so you weren't exactly blown away. Getting the expected out of the way, The Artist took home a total of five Oscars including Best Picture, Director (Michel Hazanavicius), Actor (Jean Dujardin), Original Score (Ludovic Bource) and Costumes (Mark Bridges), the latter of which is really the only "surprise" win. I had The Artist winning five Oscars but instead of Costumes, I expected that fifth Oscar to come for Film Editing, »
- Brad Brevet
The Artist was named Best Picture of the Year at The 84th annual Academy Awards in Hollywood Sunday night, with top acting honors going to Meryl Streep for The Iron Lady and Jean Dujardin for The Artist, and supporting actor honors going to Christopher Plummer (Beginners) and Octavia Spencer (The Help).
Click Here for the complete list of winners.
It was a neck-and-neck race to the finish between The Artist and Martin Scorsese's Hugo for the most awards of the night, and both whimsical period pieces crossed the finish line with a total of five wins each. The Artist also beat out Best Picture contenders The Descendants, Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close, The Help, Midnight in Paris, Moneyball, The Tree of Life and War Horse.
In a bit of an upset, Streep won her third Oscar for her spot-on portrayal of British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher, besting front-runner Viola Davis (The Help), Glenn Close (Albert Nobbs), [link »
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