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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

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)

Academy Awards: Biggest Upsets In Oscar History (PHOTOS)

According to the popular consensus, “The Artist” is going to win every major award at the Oscars this year, including Best Picture. However, there’s always room for an upset. Over the years, there have been plenty of surprise Academy Award winners, from “Crash” beating “Brokeback Mountain” in 2005 to “Rocky” taking out “Network” for Best Picture in 1976.

In honor of this year’s Academy Awards — airing Sunday — let’s take… Continue reading Academy Awards: Biggest Upsets In Oscar History (PHOTOS)

The Trailer for the 84th Academy Awards!


The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences

January 5, 2012

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences released the trailer for the 84th Academy Awards in conjunction with Funny Or Die. The trailer features host Billy Crystal and cameo appearances by Robin Williams, Josh Duhamel, Megan Fox, William Fichtner and Vinnie Jones.

“We wanted to try something a little