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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

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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

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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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85th Annual Academy Awards Winners!

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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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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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Watch the 2013 Academy Awards Live and Chat the Oscars Right Now!

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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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Oscars: Opening Number, Show Details Revealed!

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Oscars: Opening Number, Show Details Revealed!
The 85th Annual Academy Awards will get started with a quadruple dose of A-list hotness! As stars line up for the red carpet, Us Weekly has new details for this Sunday's Oscars ceremony at the Dolby Theatre. Although the big show is hosted -- for the first time -- by Seth MacFarlane, the opening number will star hotties Charlize Theron (2004's Best Actress winner), Channing Tatum, Daniel Radcliffe and Joseph Gordon-Levitt. Special musical performances will include, as previously announced, Adele, Dame Shirley Bassey (the iconic "Goldfinger" singer [...]
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Jack Nicholson, Dustin Hoffman to Present at Academy Awards

Jack Nicholson, Dustin Hoffman to Present at Academy Awards
Jack's back - at the Oscars. Legendary actor Nicholson will join Dustin Hoffman as presenters at Sunday's Academy Awards. Both stars are 75. "Between the two of them, Jack Nicholson and Dustin Hoffman have created more iconic characters than any other pair of actors in the world," says a statement from show producers Craig Zadan and Neil Meron. "Their participation in this year's Oscars completes a list of presenters and performers that truly represents that great breadth and depth of acting talent in film today." Other presenters include Sandra Bullock, Nicole Kidman, Reese Witherspoon, Salma Hayek Pinault, Melissa McCarthy, Liam Neeson and John Travolta.
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Mad Max's Weekend Movie Guide: 'Snitch' & More

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"I know we are at war with each other. How could you not be in this crazy, upside-down world? A world where on one corner you can get gourmet coffee, and in an apartment right above that someone's being raped for the last thirty years. How do you reconcile that? Unless the coffee is horrible …" –Eddie Pepitone

Greetings from the apocalypse! So, February … Is this almost over? Seriously, Unicef needs to airdrop a good movies aid package on us pronto before our entertainment-emaciated minds starve to the point where a Dwayne Johnson flick actually seems like a good call. Speaking of which …

Friday, February 22

Ever had to kill a bunch of drug cartel bad guys in order to get your son out of jail? Dwayne Johnson has, at least in his new flick "Snitch" out today in theaters. The wrestler sometimes known under his weightier stage name The Rock, Johnson
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TV on Tap: FX Orders a Second Season of "The Americans," Ratings Will Start Counting Online Viewers, and Ashton Holmes is "Reckless" for a Pilot

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Former As the World Turns hunk Jesse Soffer has joined the cast of NBC's modern-day Hatfields & McCoys drama, Deadline reports. Offer will appear as a prodigal son of the McCoy clan who returns to the fold just as the feud starts to heat up again. Now, if only I had more reason to include the phrase "Former As the World Turns hunk" more often.

The story of the ratings for The Americans has been a bumpy road. The espionage drama had a big debut, (what looked like) a large second-week drop-off and followed with a big gain from DVR viewers. Thankfully, the nervous part is over as FX has ordered a second season, meaning we'll get to keep seeing Matthew Rhys in a variety of disguises. Additionally, Nielsen has finished counting the viewers for the premiere and it now ranks as FX's most-watched series debut.
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2013 Oscar Preview: Part 1

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The 85th Annual Academy Awards will take place Sunday February 24th at 7pm Eastern time. This is our overview of the major awards nominees in case you didn’t get to see them yourself.

There’s always a lot of talk leading up to the big day about who will win what awards. We try to make our predictions based on trends from the past, but we can’t help to be swayed by our own personal opinions. Some movies truly strike a chord with us, while others aren’t interesting at all. Furthermore, Oscar films are usually heavy in the drama department and therefore they aren’t always the easiest or most entertaining movies to watch.

That’s why we’re here. Here is your guide to the nominees of this year’s Academy Awards. I’ve compiled the following brief summaries, interesting facts, and critical reviews for all these films and people.
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Oscar Preview: Les Mis, Chicago Casts to Sing & Dance

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Oscar Preview: Les Mis, Chicago Casts to Sing & Dance
Strike up the band, for Sunday night's Oscars promise to be very musical. In the most detailed preview yet of what is to be expected - and what isn't - the 85th annual Academy Awards producers Craig Zadan and Neil Meron tell Deadline.com that their special tribute to the resurgence of movie musicals in the past decade will star Les Misérables nominees Hugh Jackman and Anne Hathaway with costars Russell Crowe, Eddie Redmayne, Aaron Tevit, Samantha Barks, and Helena Bonham Carter; Dreamgirls Oscar winner Jennifer Hudson; and Chicago winner Catherine Zeta-Jones. "What we don't want to do is play it safe,
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Jennifer Hudson, Anne Hathaway and More Announced as Oscar Performers, as "Academy Awards" Dropped From Show Name

Jennifer Hudson, Anne Hathaway and More Announced as Oscar Performers, as
Only four days until the Academy Awards Oscars! Oh, you haven't heard? Now it's just the Oscars. Just days before Seth MacFarlane takes the stage on Sunday, the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences has quietly dropped "the 85th annual Academy Awards" from the show's famous moniker, citing a "rebrand" as their reasoning.  "We're not calling it 'the 85th annual Academy Awards,' which keeps it mired somewhat in a musty way," Oscar show coproducer Neil Meron told TheWrap. "It's called 'The Oscars.'" The phrase '85 annual Academy Awards' is now completely absent from any poster or press release, and the famous title...
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Oscars 2013: 'Les Misérables' cast to perform musical tribute

Oscars 2013: 'Les Misérables' cast to perform musical tribute
This year's Oscars will feature a star-studded tribute to the musicals of the last decade.

Performers will feature the cast from Les Misérables including Hugh Jackman, Anne Hathaway, Russell Crowe, Amanda Seyfried, Eddie Redmayne, Samantha Barks and Helena Bonham Carter.

The celebration of musicals will include highlights from Chicago, Dreamgirls and Les Misérables.

Catherine Zeta-Jones and Jennifer Hudson will also be performing.

Show producers Craig Zadan and Neil Meron said: "We are pleased to have been able to amass so much talent to create the celebration of musicals of the last decade that we envisioned."

"We are thrilled that so many talented actors have agreed to bring our vision to life."

The 85th Annual Academy Awards will also see Adele singing Skyfall publicly for the first time.

Dame Shirley Bassey will be making her Oscars debut in a rumoured tribute to James Bond.

The Oscars will air on Sunday, February
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Oscars 2013 date, time, TV channel, preview and more!

Oscars 2013 date, time, TV channel, preview and more, with host Seth MacFarlane! The 85th Annual Academy Awards Sunday, Feb. 24 ABC, 7pm Et; Red Carpet coverage on E! starting at 5:30pm Et Family Guy funnyman Seth MacFarlane hosts this year’s Oscar ceremony, striking fear in the hearts of traditionalists that he’ll turn Hollywood’s biggest night into an endless parade of self-promotion and TV-ma-rated buffoonery. But MacFarlane has promised to adapt his shtick to the appropriate level, which probably means somewhere between the comfort food of Billy Crystal and the awkward embarrassment of David Letterman. But hey, as long as [...]
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