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Our Early Oscar Predictions

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The 2013 Toronto International Film Festival is in our rearview, which means we've seen roughly 37 percent of this year's Oscar-nominated films, by official guesstimation. So let's make some predictions!

Like most years, an Oscar frontrunner has emerged from the wreckage of the fests in both Toronto and Telluride. Last year it was "Argo," the year before "The Descendants"; this year pundits are screaming the praises of Steve McQueen's hard-hitting drama, "12 Years a Slave."

Can it hold on to that buzz for the next 12 years of Oscar campaigning, though? We shall see. Early favorites in BOLD.

(Check out more expert predictions from yours truly and others at Gold Derby.) Get More »

Seth MacFarlane Not Hosting the 2014 Oscars, for Real this Time

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Seth MacFarlane has decided not to host the Oscars again ... again.

Last month, 2014 Academy Awards producing duo Craig Zadan and Neil Meron all but begged the "Family Guy" funnyman to come back for another turn on the Oscars stage after he'd already said "no way" to the idea before — it was on Twitter, but it was still a definite answer — and while he has admitted to at least considering a second chance at the job of mocking celebutantes as they collect Hollywood's most elite prizes, it's just not going to happen. Get More »

Seth MacFarlane Might Host the Oscars Again

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While "Family Guy" funny guy Seth MacFarlane literally said "no way" when asked whether he would return to host the Academy Awards again, he might just get the chance to change his mind all "No way! Way!" "Wayne's World" style here soon.

As detailed by Cinema Blend, yesterday producers Craig Zadan and Neil Meron were confirmed to return for the 2014 Oscars and are rumored to have asked MacFarlane to give the show another go. Get More »

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The MTV Movie Awards vs. The Oscars: Which Was More Fun?

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Receiving an invitation to the Oscars is great. Receiving an invitation to the MTV Movie Awards is even better (that's right, even better). Receiving an invitation to both? Why, you've just hit your zenith as an actor. You've covered all bases. The old white people at the Academy think you're important, and the MTV generation thinks you're rad. Yes, rad.

But which of the two prestigious events did the following thespians enjoy more, by our perception?

Let's find out! Get More »

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. Get More »

Filed Under: Movie News Oscars | Source: The Live Feed

'We Saw Your Junk' Brings Balance to Oscars Universe

Remember when Seth MacFarlane delighted (or offended, or bewildered, or whatever) millions of viewers with "We Saw Your Boobs," the rousing opening ditty at the 85th Annual Academy Awards? It seems like only yesterday but it was actually two days ago.

Some people loved it, some people hated it, some people couldn't care less. Regardless of the wildly divergent response to one of the most unexpected (and subversive) musical numbers in the history of the Oscars, "We Saw Your Boobs" is practically begging for a companion piece, one that focuses on ... well, you know, male nudity, which is certain a growing (HA!) phenomenon in cinema in recent years.

And here it is. Prepare for spikes in IMDb ratings of the films mentioned and all sorts of newfound "Very Long Wait" notifications on Netflix queues.

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Oscars 2013: When Katniss Met the Joker

It's fun to describe certain photos of celebrities with what pop culture characters they've played, whether they be from comic books, YA novels or fairy tale re-imaginings. You know, if you see a picture of Hugh Jackman and Anne Hathaway together, you can be all like, "Oh it's Wolverine and Catwoman!" Fun, right? For hours, man.

Well, the 85th Annual Academy Awards brought together two pop culture icons that we never thought would ever cross each other's paths: Katniss Everdeen and the Joker.

Jennifer Lawrence was the toast of the town at the Oscars this year — her awesome dress, her tripping up the steps to accept her award for Best Actress, her all-around Jennifer Lawrence-ness brought some fun and excitement to an otherwise very strange and ultimately kinda mediocre show. It makes complete sense that she would catch the eye of one of the most notorious lotharios in Hollywood, the man who's reportedly bedded hundreds of women — and a lot of 'em much younger than him, at that.

Watch Jack Nicholson interrupt Jennifer Lawrence's interview with ABC's George Stephanopoulos — first without and then with his trademark Jack sunglasses. And watch Jennifer react as any hot young lady star would.

Thanks to Hypable for this bit of behind-the-scenes Oscar gold.

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Eff, Marry, Kill: Oscar Surprises 2013 Edition

We don't know if you've heard, but something went down last night. Something happened in Hollywood, something the world saw and won't stop talking about.

Yeah, we're talking about Jennifer Lawrence falling down the 2013 Oscars. (Well, and J-Law's tumble, but we'll get to that.)

Since this is NextMovie and we're not really the type to come at things head-on, we knew that we wanted to recap the Oscars, but how? The only way we know: With a game of Eff, Marry, Kill.

This isn't a hot-or-not, more  of a thoughful, mature look at the night that was. (Cough.) Our trusty FMKers ranked the three surprises from the night that shocked us most — Ang Lee's win for Best Director in a wide-open field, "Zero Dark Thirty" and "Skyfall" tying for Best Sound Editing, and, of course, Jennifer Lawrence falling ass-over-Dior on her way up to accept her Best Actress statue — and DTR. What shocks can we live with? What do we sneaky love? What gets the knife?

Before you read our panelists' picks and rationale below, please vote in our poll and explain yourself in the comments. Now grab your ballgowns and join us for Eff, Marry, Kill: Oscar Surprises 2013 Edition! Get More »

The Onion Calls Quvenzhane Wallis the Wrong C Word

We've contended once before that "Beasts of the Southern Wild" star Quvenzhané Wallis, who made history as the Academy's youngest-ever Best Actress nominee at just nine, deserves the nickname Cutiezhane, but it looks like The Onion opted for a totally different C word during last night's Oscars telecast. Get More »

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GALLERY: 10 People Surprised to Be at the Oscars

"Hmm ... I must've taken a wrong turn at Al-bu-quer-que."

Most celebrities smile and wave on the red carpet and during awards ceremonies and parties. Others just look confused and befuddled. Here is a collection of pics featuring relatively well-dressed famous (or at least somewhat famous) people looking like they're wondering just what in the heck they're doing at the 85th Annual Academy Awards and related events (we hear Elton John throws a wicked viewing party).

If you're looking for pics of celebs looking at least slightly less bewildered, be sure to check out our more traditional (and super-duper-sized!) Oscars 2013 gallery.

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