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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 »
Some of the Oscar noms for Best Picture have some of us scratching our heads ("War Horse"… really?), which is why we're thrilled that some person with too much time on their hands genius put together infographics to help explain these critics' darlings.
From pie charts about what "The Descendants"' George Clooney looks like in a Hawaiian shirt (with a segment marked as a "Trader Joe's cashier"), to how the powers-that-be make "Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close"'s Sandra Bullock seem Jewish (frizzy hair dominates), to a bar graph revealing all the places "The Artist" thinks it's OK to bring your dog (suicide den included!), these visual aids prove as informative as they are inspired. Get More »
The annual Academy Awardsis the biggest event in Hollywood, and we're counting down to the February 26 ceremony with daily polls on all the nominated movies and actors.
The pundits have their predictions about who's going to win at this year's Oscars, but forget them and those persnickety old Oscars voters. Here's YOUR chance to vote on who and what you think deserves to win.
Let's start with the biggest category of them all. Vote and let us know: Which movie will you be rooting for to win Best Picture?
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Oscar Predictions 2012: Who Will Win?
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Oscar Predictions 2012: Who Will Win?
It's a dog's world, and we're just living in it.
We had a lot of fun recasting favorite movies with cats, but obviously, we weren't about to ignore our canine friends. Because dogs are awesome. In fact, dog lovers are reveling in the cultural moment right now, what with adorable dog du jour Uggie stealing practically every scene in "The Artist."
So this week, with the help of Old Red Jalopy, NextMovie's gone to the dogs: We've recast all nine Academy Awards Best Picture nominees with dogs in the starring roles. We dare say, some of them look even more interesting than the originals.
Not so much a "words" person as a "pictures" person? Want to see what Glenn Close looks like as a man? Need to find out who this Demián Bichir fellow (nominated as Best Actor for "A Better Life") actually is? Get your eyes and your clicking finger ready and browse through our gallery of 2012's Oscar-nominated movies and actors.
More on the 2012 Academy Awards Nominations:
- Oscar Nominations Announced
- Complete List of Oscar Nominees
- Shockers from the 2012 Oscar Nominations
- Why Does Oscar Hate Harry Potter?
It's Academy Award Nominations Day, which means for every sure-thing nominee to applaud (go George Clooney!) or fan fave who squeaks in (woo hoo Melissa McCarthy!), there's a snub to bemoan (where's Albert Brooks?) or a huge surprise to marvel at (who's Demian Bichir?), and this year's list of Oscar hopefuls contains several shockers.
Before we start a month of predictions and odds-making, let's take a moment to point out the many ways the Academy missed the mark or pleasantly surprised us with their picks. Get More »
Since computers took over the traditionally hand-painted posters that graced movie lobbies over the last two decades, things have taken an artistic slide. But there is still a crop of truly awesome, borderline iconic imagery being produced by studios to sell their movies.
We're counting down the best and brightest of this year's slick one-sheets. Generic floating Photoshop heads? Not in this bunch.
While the Academy Awards may have prestige, the Golden Globes are like the rowdy, beer-swilling younger brother that everyone wants to party with. They're the Roger Clinton of awards ceremonies.
Like all black sheep, though, the Globes occasionally embarrass their family with mistakes so heinous it almost makes us want to not pay bail when they get arrested. The Hollywood Foreign Press Association announced this year's nominees, and before returning host Ricky Gervais even opens his mouth we find ourselves utterly shocked by some surprising inclusions and omissions. Get More »
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