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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 »
If there was one trend in the movies of 2012, it was the ever-present handjob. Yup, the only HJ had more screen time in 2012 than Jessica Chastain, and that's saying something.
Funny or Die didn't let the trend die quietly, editing last night's Oscars to make it look like Sandra Bullock gave out an award that would make even Seth MacFarlane blush: Best Handjob in a Leading Role. And, oh, there were many! Between "The Master," "On the Road," and "Hyde Park on Hudson" (wait, how did we miss that?), 2012 was the year Oscar got, er, "hands on." (More like "The Master-bater," eh?)
It's good to know Kristen Stewart's got options, though, now that the "Twilight" franchise has come to a close. Give the gal a hand! (Or, actually, vice versa.)
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 »
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.
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.
The 85th annual Academy Awards are being held this evening and "Argo" won Best Picture. The award was accepted by producers Grant Heslov, George Clooney and Ben Affleck, who was famously snubbed in the Best Director category.
Heslov was anything but subtle in pointing out the oversight, making a special point to thank Affleck for being a "great director" before turning over the mic.
"I want to thank my wife, who I don't normally associate with Iran," Affleck said in a charming acceptance speech, also thanking everyone up to and including the entire nation of Canada.
Ang Lee, for what it's worth, won Best Director for "Life of Pi." It was the fourth win for the film on the evening, follwing Oscars for Best Visual Effects, Best Cinematography and Best Original Score. Get More »
The 2013 Oscars are upon us, if you can believe it. That means it's time to tune into MTV's two-hour pre-Oscars red carpet live stream, hosted by MTV's Josh Horowitz and VH1's Janell Snowden.
If you're doing anything right now other than MTV News' Oscar live-stream special, then let us be the first to tell you: You're doing it wrong.
When you get down to it, the art of filmmaking is really nothing more than one big game of pretend (albeit one with millions upon millions of dollars in production and marketing budgets propelling the whole endeavor). Underscoring that point, the skilled child-wranglers over at Official Comedy have successfully recast 5 of the 9 Best Picture Oscar nominees with a gaggle of thespian tots to create "Kids Oscars!" "Zero Dark Thirty," "Argo," "Lincoln," "Beasts of the Southern Wild" and "Django Unchained" (what, no amour for "Amour"?) all receive the full toddler treatment, complete with adorable prop appearances by two plush horse-heads on sticks, at least four fake beards and an oversized Kangol hat for mini-Tarantino.
Does "Kids Oscars!" serve as a warts-and-all commentary on the egos of Hollywood’s A-list, or just an excuse to get a tiny spinning actress to perfectly sum up Mary Todd Lincoln in six accurate/adorable words? Watch the video above and decide for yourself.
This year's Oscars race for Best Picture is a toughie, but thanks to all that Academy snubbage in the Best Director department, Ben Affleck's "Argo" has been getting a substantial amount of buzz ... and these puppies totally agree.
Jimmy Fallon brought his "Late Night" Best Picture prediction pups back to redeem themselves after screwing the pooch last year — the little furballs plucked "The Tree of Life" for the win but wound up shamed by the runaway success of "The Artist" — and they found "Argo" to be the tastiest dish of the nine.
It does make sense, in a way, since the name of the flick does kinda sound like some sort of off-brand dog chow. Get More »
It's nearly go time: The 2013 Oscars will air Sunday evening. You're likely scrambling to fill out your office pool, debating whether you can catch up with the Best Picture nominees (you can't; there are nine, bro) and stocking up on the vino to prep for Hollywood's big night. Just in case our Oscar picks weren't good enough for you, we wrangled a bona fide movie star to share his expert second opinion.
Please welcome Josh Duhamel, star of "Safe Haven," to the arena. The guy straddles the line between normalcy and the Academy: He watches the awards at home, but he's also, you know, married to Fergie and working as an actor. And he's no slouch when it comes to the awards circuit, either: Duhamel will host the Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Awards next month.
When we caught up with the very candid Duhamel prior to the V-Day release of "Safe Haven," we weaseled a few of his Oscar picks out of him, and learned which Best Picture decision still has him red in the face (Hint: Its lead characters are blue in the face.) Get More »
It's here. It's finally here: The last awards show of the season.
The last time we'll see Jennifer Lawrence spilling out of her dress and mouthing off. The last time we'll see Quvenzhané Wallis being precocious and wearing teeny tiny little couture outfits. It's probably not the last time we see Tommy Lee Jones stankfacing while everyone else has fun, but, hey: One can always hope.
It's almost over, and that's reason enough for us here at NextMovie to raise a glass.