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Well, it looks like Hollywood was definitely hiring today.
Show business is apparently still booming, as Diane Kruger, Chris Pratt, Lucas Till, Mos Def, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Octavia Spencer and even "Adventures in Babysitting" star Elisabeth Shue all scored new gigs today, according to various sources.
Kruger, whom we just can't wait to see as The Seeker in "The Host" next year, is hitting the history books as she's joined the cast of another Abraham Lincoln movie, "The Green Blade Rises," according to Deadline. She'll be playing Sarah Lincoln, Abe's stepmother, in a film that to our knowledge will feature neither vampires nor Daniel Day-Lewis. Get More »
Over the last few months, Octavia Spencer and Michael B. Jordan have both emerged as major movers in Hollywood, Spencer by winning the Best Supporting Actress Oscar for her role in "The Help" and Jordan by headlining the surprise box office smash "Chronicle."
But while many stars would use this new clout to land a fat paycheck or role in a summer blockbuster, according to indieWire Spencer and Jordan have decided to take a different path, as the two have signed on to appear in the indie drama "Fruitvale" instead.
So what's "Fruitvale" about? Written by first-time director Ryan Coogler, "Fruitvale" tells the true story of Oscar Grant, a 22-year-old Oakland man who was killed on New Year's Day in 2009. Get More »
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.
Hollywood's biggest night is finally here, bringing with it life-changing moments, tear-filled speeches and, of course, heart-pounding fashions. But in a sea of the world's most beautiful people, clad in the world's most breathtaking gowns, how does a girl stand out?
This year the answer is simple: drama, drama, oh, and a little more drama. This was not the time for black. This was not the time to play it safe. This was the time to dress like it's the Oscars. Because it is the Oscars. (Just in case you forgot.)
From glittering sequins and plunging necklines, to vibrant colors and even some sizzling white, Tinseltown's golden girls brought out the big guns to remind us just what makes movie-land grand. And while not everyone can take home that coveted little bald man (sigh), one fact is certain: every single lady who nabbed a spot on this best-dressed list is a clear winner in our eyes.
"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?
When you get nominated for an Oscar, it's safe to say that some new career opportunities open up for you. Case in point: Octavia Spencer, who is expected to win the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress for her role in "The Help" after toiling away as a character actor for the past two decades, has just signed on to the hotly anticipated sci-fi epic "Snow Piercer."
It's an overnight success story 15 years in the making. Get More »
For a movie called "The Help," Tate Taylor's civil rights drama doesn't seem to need a hand cleaning up awards season this year.
Just last night, the movie took home three of the biggest prizes at the Screen Actors Guild Awards, including Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture and awards for Viola Davis and Octavia Spencer in the Lead and Supporting Actress categories. Get More »