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Oscars 2008

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Sean Penn Steps Out with Petra Nemcova | Petra Nemcova, Sean Penn

Sean Penn Steps Out with Petra Nemcova at Oscar Parties

Originally posted 02/25/2008 08:20AM

Less than two months after he announced his separation from his wife of 11 years, Sean Penn hit Sunday night's Oscar party circuit with a new blonde beauty on his arm: model Petra Nemcova.

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Jon Stewart Gives Angelina's Pregnancy an Award at the Oscars | Angelina Jolie, Brad Pitt

Oscars 2008

Jon Stewart Gives Angelina's Pregnancy an Award at the Oscars

Originally posted 02/24/2008 10:50PM

She put her baby bump on display at Saturday's Film Independent's Spirit Awards. And even though Angelina Jolie didn't actually attend Sunday's Academy Awards, her pregnancy still got a nod from host Jon Stewart. During a short interlude, the Daily Show star teased about all the expectant actresses in attendance – referencing Jessica Alba and Cate Blanchett – and then announced (as if he were presenting an award), "the baby goes to ... Angelina Jolie!" Then, the funnyman quipped, "Obviously Angelina couldn't be with us tonight. It's tough getting 17 babysitters on Oscar night."
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Daniel Day-Lewis, No Country Win Top Oscars | Daniel Day-Lewis

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UpdatePosted 02/24/2008 10:20PM

Daniel Day-Lewis, No Country for Old Men Win Top Oscars

Originally posted 02/24/2008 09:20PM

The 80th annual Academy Awards proved to be nothing if not international – honoring performers from Spain, England and France on Hollywood's big night Sunday.

Still, when the dust settled, it was the American neo-Western No Country for Old Men that took top honors at the Kodak Theatre ceremony. Besides being named Best Picture, the drama won Oscars for its Directors Joel and Ethan Coen, who were also honored for their Adapted Screenplay. (See a list of the night's big winners.)

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Cate Blanchett's Baby Slept Through Carpet  Chaos | Cate Blanchett

Oscars 2008

Cate Blanchett's Baby Slept Through Carpet Chaos

Originally posted 02/24/2008 09:45PM

Cate Blanchett, in flowing Dries Van Noten, was feeling "pregnant" Sunday on the Oscar red carpet, but says her baby wasn't feeling a thing.

Presenter and nominee for Best Actress, the expectant mom seemed to reveal her unborn baby's gender when she told PEOPLE, "He's actually asleep – believe it or not, which bodes well."

She took home a Film Independent's Spirit Awards Saturday, which she dedicated to her I'm Not There costar Heath Ledger.
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Oscars Red Carpet: What You Didn't See | Patrick Dempsey

Oscars Red Carpet: What You Didn't See

Originally posted 02/24/2008 08:35PM

John Travolta and Kelly Preston, hitting the red carpet at the same time as Miley Cyrus – creating a logjam. Cyrus gets help from Mom fixing her hair before posing for the cameras, and before her last photo call she reapplies her lipstick and blows a kiss to the crowd.

Enchanted star Amy Adams, walking across the limo dropoff area as a valet attendant and her date hold up the train of her green Proenza Schouler gown. "It's so wet!" she says, brushing off the rain. "But it's okay. Let's go in!"

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Hilary Swank Shows Off Her 'Nutty' Oscar Snacks | Hilary Swank

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Hilary Swank Takes the Cake – and Nuts – into Oscar Ceremony

Originally posted 02/24/2008 08:30PM

Oscar-winner Hilary Swank says Oscar night really works up an appetite so she comes prepared. When asked on the red carpet why she has dashed to Astro Burger after the awards show for the past two years, she explained, "It's because you're starving!"

But this year she came prepared. Dressed in Versace, the actress showed Ryan Seacrest the contents of her little black bag. Inside? Nuts!

"I already ate the cake," she said.

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Gary Busey & Jen Garner's Red Carpet Run-In

Originally posted 02/24/2008 08:10PM

Ryan Seacrest got some red-carpet help he may not have anticipated – or wanted – when Gary Busey interrupted an interview the E! host was conducting with Jennifer Garner and Laura Linney. The actor hugged a surprised Garner and planted a kiss on her neck. Busey, last nominated for a Best Actor Oscar for 1978's The Buddy Holly Story looked to be feeling no pain, as this video shows.

Earlier on the carpet, Busey was seen pulling Hollywood veteran Mickey Rooney up onto the grandstand and pointing at him to rile the crowd for louder cheers.

Asked after the Oscar ceremony about his red carpet hijinks, Busey told PEOPLE: "It's about having fun. The idea is to suit up and show up." Then he added, "I have to run now, I have an early morning paper route."

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Record Holder for Oscar Losses Gives Secret to Success

Record Holder for Oscar Losses Gives Secret to Success

Originally posted 02/24/2008 02:10PM

Sunday night could mark the end of Oscars' greatest losing streak. Sound mixer Kevin O’Connell heads to the show with his 20th nomination (for Transformers) with zero wins. While he hopes to end the losing tradition, his Oscar routine will not vary. He shares his game-day secrets:

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'The Kid' Marion Cotillard Wins in Paris | Marion Cotillard

'The Kid' Marion Cotillard Wins in Paris

Originally posted 02/23/2008 11:20AM

The French raised the Oscar stakes on Friday night – sending La Vie en Rose's Marion Cotillard off to L.A. with a best actress win at the 33rd Annual César Awards ceremony.

Cotillard's incarnation of singer Edith Piaf has won her Golden Globe and BAFTA awards this season, and placed the 32-year-old as a frontrunner against Oscar veteran Julie Christie Sunday night.

Announcing Cotillard's win, French screen legend Alain Delon championed it onstage, playfully extending the long-anticipated moment before finally revealing. "And the César goes to ... The kid Marion!"

An emotional Cotillard thanked Piaf friends and family who shared with her and the film's director/writer Oliver Dahan. "You changed my life as an actress. You've changed my life. Period," she said. "You have written the most beautiful role in the world."

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Madonna, Demi Moore Throwing Exclusive Oscar Bash | Demi Moore, Madonna

Oscars 2008

Madonna, Demi Moore Throwing Exclusive Oscar Bash

Originally posted 02/22/2008 02:55PM

Vanity Fair's annual Oscar bash may have been canceled this year, but the A-listers will still have plenty of places to party, with Madonna and Demi Moore throwing a last-minute soiree emerging as one of the hottest invites in Hollywood.

Only a few hundred people are on the guest-list for the Madonna/Moore party – nearly all of them stars, Variety reports.

"It gives the A-list Vanity Fair crowd someplace to go to," a source tells Variety. "It will probably be pared down to where it's 85 percent talent, not a lot of suits."

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