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A movie about the silent film era won Best Picture and the host -- a favorite in the '90s -- was returning for his ninth stint as Academy Awards host … it's no surprise, then, that the 84th annual Academy Awards had a very retro vibe.
"The Artist," the silent, black-and-white movie about the early days of Hollywood when wordless films gave way to the "talkies," won five Oscars in total, while Billy Crystal, returning as host for the first time since 2004, opened the show with both an amusing video package and a less clever musical nod to the nominated movies.
Elsewhere, veteran actress Meryl Streep won her third Oscar (and her first in almost 30 years), while Christopher Plummer became a first-time Oscar winner -- and set a new record as the oldest winner -- at age 82. Get More »
The Academy has been thoroughly thanked for another year.
Billy Crystal ran a good-looking show at the 84th Annual Academy Awards, a ceremony that featured a moving and tearful acceptance speech from Octavia Spencer, a classy and distinguished one from Christopher Plummer, an impromptu backside shot from Jennifer Lopez and Cameron Diaz, a vodka shot from Rose Byrne and Melissa McCarthy at the mention of the name "Scorsese" and several big wins for "The Artist."
Re-live the magic with our gallery of the 2012 Oscars show.
"Hugo" and "The Artist" had the best night at the 84th annual Academy Awards — by the numbers, at least.
Martin Scorsese's kids' movie and "The Artist" each took home five Oscars, but Michel Hazanavicius' black and white film got top honors for snagging a few of the major awards.
"The Artist" earned the Oscar for Best Picture — the first for a silent film since "Wings" won at the very first Academy Awards way back in 1929. Get More »
Updated Feb. 23, 2012.
Here's some inside intel for casual movie fans contemplating their Oscar predictions: By the time the Academy Awards roll around, we know who's going to win in pretty much every major category.
Sure, there can be surprises and the occasional too-close-to-call race, but after so many other award functions play out in the lead-up to Oscar night, from the Critics Choice to the Golden Globes to the all the guild gatherings, patterns emerge and some favorites appear unbeatable.
That's why if you're about to head to Vegas (Editor's note: NextMovie does not condone gambling, unless you're sharing …) and lay down some scratch on "The Artist" winning Best Picture, the rewards, at this point, won't be too tempting. Get More »
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Oscar Predictions 2012: Who Will Win?
"The Artist" and "The Descendants" may want to take a beat before practicing Oscar speeches. "The Help" just gained some major steam.
The period drama just dominated the 18th annual Screen Actors Guild, taking home the trophies for Outstanding Cast in a Motion Picture, Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role for Viola Davis and Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Supporting Role for Octavia Spencer. Get More »
Get our Golden Globes Predictions 2013 here.
On December 15, the Hollywood Foreign Press Association announced the nominees for the 2012 Golden Globe Awards. In predictable form, their choices consisted mainly of performers and films practically engineered for awards-season attention, save for a few left-field (but entirely safe) nominations that demonstrated the HFPA's so-called eclecticism.
Now that almost all the films are in theaters, we're taking a look at the nominees to predict who seems destined to win, and who might end up disappointed on January 15 when the winners are announced. Get More »
Since debuting last year at the Toronto International Film Festival (where it was picked up by Focus Features), Mike Mills' bittersweet heart-tugger "Beginners" has been riding a sweet wave of positive buzz on the film festival circuit.
Much of the acclaim has been directed at Christopher Plummer (aka Captain Von Trapp from "The Sound of Music") for his moving turn as Hal, a father who comes out as gay only to die soon afterward, leaving his son Oliver (Ewan McGregor) to grapple with the revelation. Get More »
Though "Beginners" touts an impressive cast including Ewan McGregor, Christopher Plummer and Melanie Laurent, it's the too-damn-cute dog Arthur who totally owns the trailer.
In the new action blow-out "Red," which stands for "Retired, Extremely Dangerous," a group of ex-CIA agents led by Bruce Willis are hunted by high-tech assassins.
Two of those agents are played by Morgan Freeman and Helen Mirren, stars gleefully playing against their age as gun-toting badasses (also see Dames With Guns).
With this in mind, we thought long and hard about some of the best elderly actors out there still scoring big roles and monster acclaim. Here are our nine very favorite old-timers in Hollywood. Get More »