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The Couple Behind 'Let It Go' Are Writing an Oscar Song for Neil Patrick Harris

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The Couple Behind 'Let It Go' Are Writing an Oscar Song for Neil Patrick Harris

Originally posted 01/27/2015 11:00AM

Still hot from their Frozen success at the 2014 Academy Awards, EGOT-winner Robert Lopez and his wife-collaborator Kristen Anderson-Lopez are writing an original number for first-time Oscar host Neil Patrick Harris to perform during the 2015 telecast.

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SAG-o-Metrics: Predicting the Acting Oscars Based on SAG Nominations (Infographic)

SAG-o-Metrics: Predicting the Acting Oscars Based on SAG Nominations (Infographic)

Originally posted 01/23/2015 08:40AM

One of the great things about awards season is that it provides a rich field for statistic analysis. Attentive viewers can use the Golden Globes (the first major awards show of the season) and SAG Awards (the second) as a sort of predictive measure for the major acting awards at the Oscars.

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Your Guide to Awards Show Season Reaction Shots | Frances McDormand

Your Guide to Awards Show Season Reaction Shots

Originally posted 01/23/2015 06:20AM

Reaction shots are the (occasionally unintended) visual punchlines of award shows. For every tongue-in-cheek Martin Freeman reaction, there's a stone-faced Frances McDormand smash-cut for Twitter to crow over.

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Which Oscar Hopeful Is Set to Host SNL Next?

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J.K. Simmons to Host Saturday Night Live

Originally posted 01/20/2015 09:45AM

Live from New York, it's J.K. Simmons!

After 20 years as a character actor in films like Juno and on shows like Oz, Simmons is finally hitting it big with the critically acclaimed Whiplash, which just earned him a Golden Globe and an Oscar nomination for Best Supporting Actor.

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Mindy Kaling Congratulates Reese Witherspoon on Her Oscar Nom – with a 'Wreath Witherspoon'

Mindy Kaling Congratulates Reese Witherspoon on Her Oscar Nom – with a 'Wreath Witherspoon'

Originally posted 01/18/2015 05:30PM

It's the return of Wreath Witherspoon!

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Academy President Speaks Out on Lack of Diversity Among This Year's Oscar Nominees

Academy President Speaks Out on Lack of Diversity Among This Year's Oscar Nominees

Originally posted 01/17/2015 10:00AM

The first black president of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has spoken out about the outrage surrounding the lack of diversity among this year's slate of Oscar nominees – and says the Academy is taking steps to address it going forward.

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Eddie Redmayne Had an Incredible Phone Call with His Wife After His Oscar Nod

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Eddie Redmayne Had an Incredible Phone Call with His Wife After His Oscar Nod

Originally posted 01/16/2015 11:55AM

They had so much to talk about, but couldn't get the words out!

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What Oscar Snubs? Inside Jennifer Aniston & Angelina Jolie's Night at the Critics' Choice Awards

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What Oscar Snubs? Inside Jennifer Aniston & Angelina Jolie's Night at the Critics' Choice Awards

Originally posted 01/16/2015 10:55AM

Neither Jennifer Aniston nor Angelina Jolie got the call they were probably hoping for on Thursday morning. But by Thursday night, neither seemed the least bit bothered that they were snubbed by the Oscars, as they were all smiles at the Critics' Choice Awards – where they were nominees.

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Neil Patrick Harris Loses Oscar Bet to Daughter – But Debuts New Awards Promo Spot

Neil Patrick Harris Loses Oscar Bet to Daughter – But Debuts New Awards Promo Spot

Originally posted 01/16/2015 10:20AM

And the winner is … not Neil Patrick Harris!

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About Those Oscar Snubs: Are We Still in the Middle of Nowhere? | Ava DuVernay, David Oyelowo, Gugu Mbatha-Raw

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About Those Oscar Snubs: Are We Still in the Middle of Nowhere?

Originally posted 01/15/2015 07:00PM

Did we just step back? Did women and people of color just get slapped to the back of the line again with Thursday's Oscar nominations? I ask because while Selma picked up a Best Picture Oscar nod (along with one for Original Song), it was snubbed in the other major categories: Acting, Original Screenplay, Editing, Cinematography and, of course, Director.

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