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LOS ANGELES — The Academy Awards are a big deal – even to A-listers. That’s why a parade of stars came through the theater at the Hollywood & Highland Center Saturday to run through their lines and prepare to address their peers in front of a worldwide audience of millions.

MUPPET REHEARSAL: Even celebrities of the felt variety took time to practice their lines. Though Kermit the Frog and Miss Piggy… Continue reading Academy Awards 2012: Tom Hanks, Meryl Streep Turn Up For Final Rehearsal

Should an Oscar nominee’s behavior on the awards circuit affect her chances of taking home a statuette? Whether or not you think so, conventional wisdom holds that it does.

So when an actress declines to play the “Oscar game,” as Best Actress nominee Rooney Mara mostly has this season, people tend to talk. A lot. After the Academy Awards luncheon earlier this month, Scott Feinberg of The Hollywood Reporter tweeted, “I’m… Continue reading Oscars 2012: Rooney Mara, Awards Season Behavior And The Academy Awards

Nothing says Academy Awards like a good…hot dog? Thanks to the folks over at Serious Eats, movie fans can now celebrate this year’s crop of nominees with some tasty Oscar-themed dogs.

For those who loved “The Descendants,” there’s “The Hawaii Dog,” which is topped with grilled pineapple and Sriracha on a bun. “Midnight and Paris” fans can chomp down on “The Parisan Dog,” with pâté, pork sausage, frisée and creamy dijon… Continue reading Academy Awards 2012: Oscar-Themed Hot Dogs For This Year's Nominees

TOURNEY Academy Awards 2012: What If The Oscars Were A Playoff Tournament?

Hey, is everyone excited for the Oscars? The intrigue associated with the outcome of the major categories is … zzzz. Oh, sorry, I nodded off there for a bit. Alas: unless there are some major upsets in store for us on Sunday night, most of the winners at the 84th annual Academy Awards are a foregone conclusion. Just like last year, with so much attention paid to the onslaught… Continue reading Academy Awards 2012: What If The Oscars Were A Playoff Tournament?

They’ve tried everything. One host. Two hosts. Four hosts. 32 hosts. Comic hosts. Serious-thespian hosts. Hollywood-legend hosts. Young hosts. Old hosts. Hip hosts. Square hosts. Singing-and-dancing hosts. Every year, it seems, the Academy Awards goes back to the drawing board to figure out what sort of emcee will keep the show lively, attract viewers (especially younger viewers) and keep them from flipping channels during the slow parts. It’s a thankless… Continue reading Oscar Hosts: From Worst To Best, Rating 60 Years Of Academy Awards Emcees (PHOTOS)