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'Grace of Monaco' Bows Outta the Oscar Race

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Sandra Bullock might already have that trophy in the bag thanks to "Gravity" — or maybe it'll be Cate Blanchett ("Blue Jasmine") or even Meryl Streep ("August: Osage County") — but even so, many of the talking heads totally expected Nicole Kidman to at least warm up her sneakers for a go at this season's Best Actress race.

Just a week after the release of that super dotey trailer, though, The Weinstein Company's ready to pull the plug on the Grace Kelly biopic's award campaign ... possibly even for good. Get More »

Filed Under: Movie News | Source: The Hollywood Reporter

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 »

The 12 Ballsiest Movie Publicity Stunts

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In this economy, filmmakers will do just about anything to boost ticket sales. And when they've already placed larger-than-life ads all over the world, what more can you do? Publicity, silly!

Since the dawn of time, movie folks have gone to great lengths to get people to know — and hopefully see — their latest projects. But it's no easy task. Now that film publicity is more common than ... well, movies themselves, the tactics have become crazier. Raunchier. Scarier. Really, just more of a giant, fabulous hot mess. -- By Christopher Rosa and Jacqueline Lem Get More »

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Would Ricky Gervais Host the Oscars? Under One Condition.

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Ricky Gervais: Oscar host? It has a nice ring to it, but after backlash to his biting humor at the Golden Globes, would the comedian even consider it?

"It's a tough one," the comedian told Gold Derby after being told that veteran Emmy, MTV Movie Awards and People's Choice Awards producer Mark Burnett suggested him as a good pick. Get More »

Filed Under: Awards Movie News | Source: Gold Derby

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 »

Filed Under: Awards Movie News Oscars

Shnope, Tina Fey Won't Host the Oscars with Amy Poehler

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Seth MacFarlane is currently experiencing some rather serious backlash for the ups and downs of his turn as host of this year's Academy Awards, so it's hardly a surprise there's "no way" he'll take that job again. And while it's been less than a week since the Oscars, people are already starting to look forward to next year's big show with Tina Fey and Amy Poehler among the most wanted hosts for 2014, natch.

Unfortunately, that will not happen. Get More »

Filed Under: Movie News | Source: Huffington Post

The Onion Calls Quvenzhane Wallis the Wrong C Word

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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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Are You Ready For 'Movie: The Movie 2?'

One of our favorite moments at least year's Oscars wasn't actually at the Oscars — it was the well-timed release of Jimmy Kimmel's send-up of the entire film industry, "Movie: The Movie." Packed with dozens of superstar cameos, the viral clip lampooned everything wrong with Hollywood to hilarious effect.

And now, for this year's Oscars, Kimmel has released the inevitable YouTube follow-up, "Movie: The Movie: 2V."

But can even a parody avoid the lame sequel curse? Get More »

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Oscars 2013: The Best Quotes -- In Meme Form

That's all she wrote, folks: The 2013 awards season has officially drawn to a close with the curtain drop on last night's Oscars ceremony, but not before Hollywood's brightest stars got a few good lines in.

Host Seth MacFarlane's vision for the evening involved lengthy celebrations of the music of the movies, but plenty of prose found its way into the ceremony and, afterwards, into our memories.

From the smiliest Best Director acceptance speech ever to the gayest possible ceremony and everything in between, here are the seven most memorable quotes (or in one case, silence) from the 2013 Oscars.

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