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Directors Guild TV nominations: Bryan Cranston nominated for 'Breaking Bad' and 'Modern Family'

Directors Guild TV nominations: Bryan Cranston nominated for 'Breaking Bad' and 'Modern Family'
Now that Breaking Bad is over, Bryan Cranston can pursue his side career full-time. The actor picked up two Directors Guild television nominations on Thursday: one for directing an episode of Bb, and one for Modern Family.

Winners will be announced at the DGA Awards dinner on Feb. 25. Check out all the film nominees here, and the full list of TV nominees below:

Movies For Television And Mini-series

Stephen Frears, Muhammad Ali’s Greatest Fight

David Mamet. Phil Spector

Beth McCarthy-miller and Rob Ashford, The Sound of Music Live!

Nelson McCormick, Killing Kennedy

Steven Soderbergh, Behind the Candelabra

Dramatic Series

Bryan Cranston,
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Directors Guild Announces TV Nominations, Bryan Cranston Takes Two

Directors Guild Announces TV Nominations, Bryan Cranston Takes Two
Bryan Cranston led the way in the Directors Guild of America’s TV nominations with a pair of nods for helming episodes of “Breaking Bad” and “Modern Family.”

The winners will be announced Jan. 25 at the Century Plaza following voting by the DGA’s 15,000 members.

The two nominations for Cranston were his second and third following his DGA nod last year for a “Modern Family” segment last year.

Breaking Bad” scored a second nomination with series creator Vince Gilligan receiving a nod. They will face competition from David Fincher, receiving his sixth DGA nomination for directing “Chapter 1″ of “House of Cards,” Lesli Linka Glatter for “Homeland” and David Nutter for “Game of Thrones.”

Modern Family” received a pair of comedy series noms for Cranston and Gail Macuso. “The Big Bang Theory” also took two nominations for Mark Cendrowki and Anthony Rich. Beth McCarthy-Miller took the other nomination for a segment
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Seth MacFarlane Says 'No Way' to Hosting the Oscars Again

You know, just like how J.J. Abrams said he wouldn't direct the new "Star Wars."

Response was mixed to Seth MacFarlane's hosting of the 85th Annual Academy Awards (personally, we thought he came off best whenever he didn't try so hard), but even if Oscar ends up wanting him back for another go-round, the "Family Guy" creator doesn't want the gig, according to The Live Feed.

"No way. Lotta fun to have done it, though," MacFarlane tweeted Tuesday morning in response to a question from one of his nearly 3.8 million followers.

The 85th Annual Academy Awards had 40 million viewers and a 19 percent boost among the advertiser-coveted adults 18-49 demographic, which made the broadcast a hit as far as numbers are concerned. But the show is also already considered to be one of the most awkward and uneven in the history of the Oscars with too-long bits with William Shatner,
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Has Seth MacFarlane Sworn Off Hosting the Oscars Again?

Has Seth MacFarlane Sworn Off Hosting the Oscars Again?
Is Seth MacFarlane washing his hands of the Oscars? Just days after hosting the 85th annual Academy Awards, the Family Guy creator may have put to rest the question of whether or not he'd take his turn overseeing the kudos-fest again. "No way. Lotta fun to have done it, though," he tweeted in response to a question from one of his nearly 3.8 million followers early Tuesday morning. Video: Seth MacFarlane's Monologue Features William Shatner, Dancing and Chris Brown Despite an audience of 40 million viewers and a 19 percent boost among the advertiser-coveted adults 18-49

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THR's Chief Film Critic on Oscar's Biggest Mistakes

THR's Chief Film Critic on Oscar's Biggest Mistakes
Since producers Craig Zadan and Neil Meron banned the evidently stuffy "85th Annual Academy Awards" phrasing from Sunday's broadcast, that's the only name I'm going to use for the poorly managed affair that passed for Hollywood's biggest night. If this is supposed to be the entertainment capital of the world, how is it that most of the presenters seemed as though they had read through their routines no more than once, that Melissa McCarthy achieved the impossible by failing to elicit a single laugh and that the gathered co-stars of The Avengers showed so little rapport they looked as

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Jack Nicholson, 75, Hits On Jennifer Lawrence, 22, At The Oscars

Lucky Jennifer! While celebrating her win at the 85th Academy Awards on Feb. 24, Jennifer caught Jack checking out her butt. At 75 years-old, he is more than three times her age!

The 85th Annual Academy Awards really was Jennifer Lawrence‘s lucky night! Not only did she take home the Oscar for Best Actress for her role in Silver Linings Playbook, she also got hit on by legendary actor Jack Nicholson! Jennifer, 22, and Jack 75, have a 50 year age gap between them, and Jennifer is the same age as Jack’s daughter Lorraine! While being interviewed by ABC’s George Stephanopoulos, Jack wandered over to congratulate Jennifer, and he told her she looked like his ex girlfriend!

Jack Nicholson Checks Out Jennifer Lawrence’s Butt At The Oscars

Jennifer was talking to George about her spectacular win, and how it was an “insane moment”, when Jack popped up and he appeared to check out Jennifer’s butt!
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Peter Travers: Damn You, Oscars 2013!

The 85th Annual Academy Awards are officially over, and Peter Travers is none too pleased. "You enjoyed three hours and 40 minutes of total boredom?" he quips. But Travers isn't even talking about the Academy's selections and snubs; he's focused on the Oscars show itself. Though Travers is a fan of host Seth MacFarlane, he rips the Ted and Family Guy creator for his performance. "He turned it into the Tony awards with musical numbers," fumes Travers, especially focusing on the William Shatner bit and numerous singing interludes. "It was so dull.
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Oscars 2013 winners recap: 'Argo,' Jennifer Lawrence, 'Life of Pi' and Daniel Day-Lewis score

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The 85th Annual Academy Awards didn't have a lot of surprises -- it was widely expected that "Argo," Jennifer Lawrence and Daniel Day-Lewis would win and they did -- but let's take another look what Oscar voters declared 2012's best in film.

It starts with "Argo," the Best Picture winner, which overcame the nomination morning snub of Ben Affleck in the Best Director category to dominate pretty much all of Hollywood's award season. In doing so, "Argo" became only the fourth movie in history to win a Best Picture Oscar without at least receiving a Best Director nomination. "Argo" also claimed wins in the Best Film Editing and Best Adapted Screenplay categories.

But "Argo" was not the night's most honored film. That was Ang Lee's visually dazzling literary adaptation "Life of Pi" which took home four Oscars: Best Director for Lee, Best Visual Effects, Best Cinematography and Best Original Score.
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Oscars Say Goodnight In Style

Oscars Say Goodnight In Style
The 85th annual Academy Awards ended with a bang -- and not the announcement that "Argo" had won Best Picture.

As revealed on Wednesday night, the Oscars finale included a song and dance number featuring Seth MacFarlane and Kristen Chenoweth. (Because nothing says "Hollywood's biggest night" like a television star and Broadway icon.)

"We just want to say, 'Here's to the losers,'" MacFarlane said as he and Chenoweth launched into an ode to those who did not go home with Oscars. Lyrics were along the lines of: "You have all Tom Cruise's talent, and you're equally as tall — Here's to the losers, God bless them all."

MacFarlane and Chenoweth closed out the telecast, which ended just past midnight on the East Coast.

“After the Best Picture award has been given, Seth and Kristin will perform a special number and we think it will be a 'can't miss' moment,
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So Who Are The Oscar Winners?

So Who Are The Oscar Winners?
The 85th Annual Academy Awards took place Sunday in Los Angeles, with many a star being added to the Oscars winners list for 2013.

The top categories went as such: "Argo" won Best Picture, Daniel Day-Lewis took Best Actor, Jennifer Lawrence bested the rest for Best Actress, Ang Lee hoisted the Oscar for Best Directing and Christoph Waltz and Anne Hathaway were awarded Best Supporting Actor and Actress, respectively.

Seth MacFarlane hosted the award telecast, which took place at Hollywood's Dolby Theatre (previously and perhaps better known as the Kodak Theatre). The "Family Guy" funnyman admitted to being nervous about the gig, telling the Associated Press that it was "the hardest job in the world," despite being a "one-off."

This year's Oscars included a number of notable set-pieces. Adele performed "Skyfall," Barbra Streisand graced the stage, the cast of "Chicago" reunited and even a bit of "Les Miserables" was thrown in for good measure.
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85th Annual Academy Awards Winners!

85th Annual Academy Awards Winners!
The 85th Annual Academy Awards took place earlier today, hosted by Seth MacFarlane. Take a look at all the big Academy Awards winners below.

Best Picture:

Argo

Amour

Beasts of the Southern Wild

Django Unchained

Les Miserables

Life of Pi

Lincoln

Silver Linings Playbook

Zero Dark Thirty

Best Director:

Ang Lee - Life of Pi

Benh Zeitlin - Beasts of the Southern Wild

Michael Haneke - Amour

David O. Russell - Silver Linings Playbook

Steven Spielberg - Lincoln

Best Actor In A Leading Role:

Daniel Day-Lewis - Lincoln

Bradley Cooper - Silver Linings Playbook

Hugh Jackman - Les Miserables

Joaquin Phoenix - The Master

Denzel Washington - Flight

Best Actress In A Leading Role:

Jennifer Lawrence - Silver Linings Playbook

Jessica Chastain - Zero Dark Thirty

Emmanuelle Riva - Amour

Quvenzhan&#233 Wallis - Beasts of the Southern Wild

Naomi Watts - The Impossible

Best Actor In A Supporting Role:

Christoph Waltz
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Ted Stopped By The Oscars

Ted Stopped By The Oscars
Ted stopped by the Oscars on Sunday, accompanying his co-star Mark Wahlberg to present the awards for Best Sound Mixing and Best Sound Editing.

The bear referenced the "big post-Oscars Hollywood orgy," which Wahlberg said was "at Jack Nicholson's house."

Seth MacFarlane, who hosted the Academy Awards, voices Ted in the movie by the same name. The cantankerous bear is known for his off-color jokes and bizarrely human interest in females.

He also made a number of Jewish jokes, telling Wahlberg that he should pretend to be Jewish if he wants to continue to "work in this town."

"Ted" was a box office smash and raked in over $535 million dollars at the global box office. A sequel is confirmed, which makes sense given that the first film is seventh-highest grossing R-rated movie of all time.

The film also received an Oscar nomination for "Everybody Needs a Best Friend," though
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Best Documentary Goes To ...

Best Documentary Goes To ...
The 85th Annual Academy Awards took place Sunday in Los Angeles, with "Searching for Sugar Man" taking the Oscar for Best Documentary Feature.

Malik Bendjelloul directed "Sugar Man," which bested "The Gatekeepers," "5 Broken Cameras," "How to Survive a Plague," and "The Invisible War" for the award.

"Sugar Man," a big pre-awards favorite, tells the nearly unbelievable true story of Sixto Rodriguez. The Detroit native left music behind for construction jobs, all while being a cult figure in South Africa, where his music was revered alongside the likes of The Rolling Stones and Bob Dylan. The rediscovery of Rodriguez -- and his eventual comeback -- provide the base for Bendjelloul's sweetheart documentary.

Rodriguez has since lined up multiple gigs and eagerly made the media rounds since his film saw its American premiere at the Tribeca Film Festival.

"5 Broken Cameras" found itself at the center of a firestorm in the week leading up to the Oscars.
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'Les Miserables' Hits The Oscars

'Les Miserables' Hits The Oscars
The cast of "Les Miserables" hit the Oscars stage on Sunday night to celebrate the Best Picture nominee.

Anne Hathaway, Huge Jackman, Eddie Redmayne, Amanda Seyfried, Samantha Barks, Helena Bonham Carter, Aaron Tveit, and Russell Crowe performed "One Day More" and the Oscar-nominated "Suddenly" from "Les Miserables" in a celebration of the musicals of the last decade. The group was joined by Jennifer Hudson and Catherine Zeta-Jones to highlight "Dreamgirls" and "Chicago."

The musicals number wasn't the only performance of the night, however. The awards show also included performances from Barbra Streisand, Adele, and Norah Jones. It was announced just days before the Oscars that Kristen Chenoweth and Seth MacFarlance would close the show with a musical performance.

"Les Miserables" was nominated for a total of eight awards: Best Picture, Best Actor for Hugh Jackman, Best Supporting Actress for Anne Hathaway, Best Original Song for "Suddenly," Best Sound Mixing, Best Production Design,
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The Cast Of 'Chicago' Reunites

The Cast Of 'Chicago' Reunites
The 85th annual Academy Awards played host to a "Chicago" reunion on Sunday evening. Cast members Richard Gere, Queen Latifah, Renee Zellweger, and Catherine Zeta-Jones reunited on the awards show stage in celebration of the 10th anniversary of the Best Picture win for "Chicago."

Released in 2002, "Chicago" won six Oscars at the 2003 Academy Awards, including Best Supporting Actress for Zeta-Jones, Best Art Direction, and Best Film Editing.

Zeta-Jones also participated in a celebration of musicals of the last decade, which lauded "Chicago," "Dreamgirls," and this year's Best Picture contender, "Les Miserables." The performance included Jennifer Hudson, Hugh Jackman, and Anne Hathaway, among others.

The awards show also included performances from Barbra Streisand, Adele, and Norah Jones. It was announced this week that Kristen Chenoweth and Seth MacFarlance would close the show with a musical performance.

The 85th annual Academy Awards were hosted by MacFarlane at Hollywood's Dolby Theatre.

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The Best Foreign Film Of Them All

The Best Foreign Film Of Them All
The 85th Annual Academy Awards landed in Los Angeles on Sunday, with "Amour" taking the Oscar for Best Foreign Film.

Michael Haneke's "Amour" was the slight favorite in pre-awards speculation. The movie, which tells the emotionally fraught tale of an elderly couple coping with stroke and paralysis, was nominated in foru additional categories: Best Picture, Best Original Screenplay, Best Actress (Emanuelle Riva) and Best Director for Haneke. Joining "Amour" (Austria) as nominees for Best Foreign Film were "Kon-Tiki" (Norway), "No" (Chile), "A Royal Affair" (Denmark) and "War Witch" (Canada).

Sixteen-year-old Congolese "War Witch" star Rachel Mwanza was granted a last-minute visa to attend the Oscars.

Last year's award in this category went to Asghar Farhadi's "A Separation," Iran's first-ever Oscar.

Seth MacFarlane hosted this year's Academy Awards from the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood, Calif. The jam-packed broadcast included a tribute to James Bond and performances from "Les Miserables,
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85th Academy Awards: Red Carpet Hits & Misses!

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The 85th Annual Academy Awards are going down tonight in Hollywood. The big question: Will there be another Angelina Jolie moment on the red carpet?Last year, Angie stole the show by sticking out her leg in an Atelier Versace gown and with stars like Jennifer Lawrence, Anne Hathaway and Jessica Chastain all up for awards this year, we're definitely in for some more fierce fashion.Speaking of Chastain, she looked amazing in a nude Atelier Versace gown. Reese Witherspoon also went glam in a blue Louis Vuitton dress and Amy Adams kept it classy in Oscar de la Renta.Keep checking back here for all the latest photos from the red carpet, plus check out toofab.com for the winners as they're announced, show highlights and, tomorrow morning, after-party pics! Read more
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Live Updates From The 2013 Oscars

Live Updates From The 2013 Oscars
It's time for the Oscars' 2013 ceremony! The 85th annual Academy Awards, with coverage beginning on ABC at 8:00 p.m. Est, takes places at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles, Calif. Seth MacFarlane is set as Oscars host.

This year's nominees for Best Picture include "Amour," "Argo," "Beasts of the Southern Wild," "Django Unchained," "Les Miserables," "Life of Pi," "Lincoln," "Silver Linings Playbook" and "Zero Dark Thirty." Going into the Oscars 2013 broadcast, Ben Affleck's "Argo" was the favorite to win Best Picture, with Steven Spielberg's "Lincoln" running close behind. Other expected winners included Daniel Day-Lewis (for Best Actor), Jennifer Lawrence (for Best Actress), Tommy Lee Jones (for Best Supporting Actor) and Anne Hathaway (for Best Supporting Actress). The 2013 Oscars will also include performances from Adele, Shirley Bassey, the cast of "Les Miserables," Catherine Zeta-Jones, Renee Zellweger and Kristen Chenoweth.

Click here for Oscar predictions from The Huffington Post.
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Seth MacFarlane Hosts The Academy Awards

Seth MacFarlane Hosts The Academy Awards
Seth MacFarlane joins the ranks of Bob Hope, Fred Astaire, and Frank Sinatra Sunday evening as he hosts the Academy Awards.

"Certainly Billy Crystal, Johnny Carson and Bob Hope are the three that stand out as the paragons of class and effectiveness and comedic balance in the history of the Oscars," MacFarlane told the AP last week. "I'm going to go out there and certainly be mindful that that's what works but also try and inject some of what I do into the mix and hopefully come out with something that is fresh and surprising and has an edge but doesn't completely thumb its nose at the Oscars."

MacFarlane was seen as a risky choice by some for his boundary-pushing sense of humor.

"Ted," which MacFarlane stars in, is up for an Academy Award for Best Original Song for "Everybody Needs a Best Friend." The track will be performed at
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Watch the 2013 Academy Awards Live and Chat the Oscars Right Now!

Watch the 2013 Academy Awards Live and Chat the Oscars Right Now!
The 85th Annual Academy Awards are happening right now at the Dolby Theater, right in the heart of Hollywood, hosted by Seth MacFarlane. We'll be updating this story all night long with all the Oscar winners and providing fans a place to chat about the awards ceremony. Tell us what you think about the movie industry's biggest night of the year!

Best Actor In A Supporting Role:

Christoph Waltz - Django Unchained

Best Animated Short Film:

Paperman - John Kahrs

Best Animated Feature:

Brave

Best Cinematography:

Life of Pi - Claudio Miranda

Best Visual Effects:

Life of Pi - Bill Westenhofer, Guillaume Rocheron, Erik-Jan De Boer and Donald R. Elliott

Best Costume Design:

Anna Karenina - Jacqueline Duran

Best Makeup And Hairstyling:

Les Miserables - Lisa Westcott and Julie Dartnell

Best Live-action Short Film:

Curfew - Shawn Christensen

Best Documentary Short Film:

Inocente - Sean Fine, Andrea Nix Fine

Best
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