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Friday, February 15, 2013

The State of the Race: Movies Now More than Ever

With the 85th Academy Awards airing next Sunday, time is running out to catch the films and performances that are nominated for Oscars. So have you gotten your "Argo" on? Will you get to the theater before the lights go out on "Zero Dark Thirty?" Or perhaps more
CNN (blog) ( 2/15/2013 12:46:31 PM -08:00 )

Oscars and American history: True, or true enough?
A modest proposal: Movies exploring some aspect of American history, such as “Argo,” “Lincoln” and “Zero Dark Thirty,” should leave off the “based on a true story” or “inspired by true events” language and stick to what “Lincoln” screenwriter Tony Kushner more
Chicago Tribune ( 2/15/2013 9:51:45 AM -08:00 )

Oscars 2013: Argo poised to snatch Best Picture crown from Lincoln
Oscars 2013: Argo poised to snatch Best Picture crown from LincolnAgainst all odds, Argo is poised to snatch the Best Picture crown from Lincoln at the Feb. 24 Academy Awards. How did this happen? Text size: Increase Decrease Reset. Share via Email Print Report an Error. Save to mystar. The president and first lady, more
Toronto Star ( 2/15/2013 7:28:46 AM -08:00 )

Oscars 2013: best actress winners to present at ceremony
Oscars 2013: best actress winners to present at ceremonyBest actress Oscar winners Halle Berry, Sandra Bullock, Nicole Kidman and Reese Witherspoon will be among the presenters at next week's 85th Academy Awards, organizers said Wednesday. The four are the latest addition to the presenting cast at the more
Hindustan Times ( 2/15/2013 6:39:53 AM -08:00 )

Subtle or self-serving, successful Oscar campaigns play on sympathy
Undated handout portrait of Elizabeth Taylor, 1948 by Clarence Sinclair Bull, part of Canadian John Kobal's collection of Hollywood portraits. Kobal's collection is now being showcased in a special exhibition at the National Portrait Gallery in Britain. In 1962 more
Ottawa Citizen ( 2/15/2013 6:01:48 AM -08:00 )

Best-pic Oscar noms come under scrutiny - for racism, historical accuracy and
Best-pic Oscar noms come under scrutiny - for racism, historical accuracy andWhen it comes to Oscar season, the old “it's just a movie” dodge doesn't apply. Part of the Academy Awards ritual is that best-picture contenders, enjoying their six weeks in the media limelight, are scrutinized not only for what they include but what they leave more
Globe and Mail ( 2/14/2013 9:00:56 PM -08:00 )

Oscars 2013: A close-up look at the live action short film nominees
Spend some time watching the films nominated for the Oscars' live action short award, and you'll find yourself taking a round-the-world tour from Afghanistan to Canada to France to Somalia to New York. With stories from all corners of the globe, this varied more
Entertainment Weekly ( 2/14/2013 1:39:46 PM -08:00 )

New Zealand's Oscar heroes
New ZealandMovie blogger Dominic Corry traces New Zealand's long and successful history at the Academy Awards. Anna Paquin got an Oscar nomination for her performance in The Piano. Photo/file. New Zealand's relationship with the Academy Awards changed more
New Zealand Herald ( 2/14/2013 12:58:44 PM -08:00 )

85th Oscars on Velvet
MANILA, Philippines - The much-awaited 85th Academy Awards, more prominently known as the Oscars, will once again set the stage to honor the best in cinema. It will air live and complete from Dolby Theater on Velvet, the premier channel for red-carpet more
Philippine Star ( 2/14/2013 8:13:19 AM -08:00 )

Oscars 2013: Best picture debate
The Telegraph's film critics debate who might win the best picture Oscar in this year's awards. Robbie Collin believes Life of Pi should win: "Everyone said the novel was unadaptable for the big screen, but Ang Lee has done that". Whereas David Gritten feels more
Telegraph.co.uk ( 2/14/2013 4:54:06 AM -08:00 )

Oscar gets a makeover for 85th Academy Awards poster
Oscar gets a makeover for 85th Academy Awards posterThe Academy Awards have given Oscar a rare makeover this year–84 makeovers, in fact–at least when it comes to a new commemorative poster that celebrates the event's 85th year. “In celebration of The Oscars on February 24, the Academy of Motion more
The Gate ( 2/15/2013 1:36:29 PM -08:00 )

Hot Featurette: Will Oscar Shine On 'Life Of Pi's' Ang Lee In A Strong Best
Whatever happens in the Best Picture race where Argo has emerged as a strong front runner thanks to an unbroken string of victories in all the key precursor awards, the race for the Best Director Oscar is turning out to be a nail-biter. Since Argo's Ben Affleck more
Deadline.com ( 2/15/2013 1:19:54 PM -08:00 )

The State of the Race: Movies Now More than Ever
The State of the Race: Movies Now More than EverThe Oscar race is all over but the shouting. History will be made one way or another. History already has been made once the Academy pushed their ballot deadline to occur before the big guilds announced. That one little move forever altered the race, more
Awards Daily (blog) ( 2/15/2013 12:28:07 PM -08:00 )

Brandwatch Tool Tracks Oscar Frontrunners
Movie buffs who can't wait until the big reveal on February 24 are in luck: Social analytics and monitoring firm Brandwatch and The Credits, an online magazine from the Motion Picture Association of America, have teamed up to create a live Oscars social more
ClickZ ( 2/15/2013 9:55:00 AM -08:00 )

Oscars 2013: Ohio native Tom Oyer works for the Academy
Oscars 2013: Ohio native Tom Oyer works for the AcademyThe Oscars are only broadcast around the world once a year, but for Ohio native Tom Oyer, it's a living. Oyer works full time for the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences in the Awards Office, helping to prepare for the one-night awards show year-round more
Toledo Free Press ( 2/15/2013 9:29:59 AM -08:00 )

Can Social Media Predict Oscar Winners?
There are a growing amount of Oscar outcomes being predicted by social media metrics lately, often with varying levels of success. The Oscars, scheduled to broadcast live on Sunday, 24 February, sets the perfect scene to ascertain which nominees could be more
Technorati ( 2/15/2013 9:01:24 AM -08:00 )

Olly Moss Poster Reimagines 85 Years of Oscar Awards
If you love watching the Oscars, then you can enjoy this nice Academy Awards poster which showcases the different designs that have popped up throughout the years. This will give you a conversation starter for every occasion as you walk guests in your more
stupidDOPE.com ( 2/15/2013 8:51:35 AM -08:00 )

Popsmacked!: Princess Cinemas let you pick your Oscar winner
Popsmacked!: Princess Cinemas let you pick your Oscar winnerWith the Academy Awards coming up Feb. 24, those contemplating office Oscar pools would be wise to check out the Academy's Best Animated Short Film nominees. Unlike the best actor, actress and picture awards, which have plenty of hype and a critical more
Waterloo Record ( 2/15/2013 7:18:19 AM -08:00 )

Oscars pay tribute to past Best Picture winners with cool new poster
Oscars pay tribute to past Best Picture winners with cool new posterThe Academy always finds ways to pay tribute to its past in the weeks leading up to the Oscars and this year is no different. One of the more unique tributes in recent memory though is a new poster paying tribute to all 84 past Best Picture winners. British artist more
TheCelebrityCafe.com ( 2/15/2013 6:39:40 AM -08:00 )

Q&A: Bill Wyman, journalist, on how the Oscars could save good filmmaking
Foul play, cheating, corruption. Apparently Oscar night avoids what Hollywood does best. At least, in the context of its rigorously guarded voting process. In all of The Academy Awards' soon to be 85 years, no secret has been leaked a moment too early. more
SmartPlanet.com (blog) ( 2/15/2013 5:53:34 AM -08:00 )