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What Film Is Helen Mirren Rooting for at the Oscars?

Oscars 2014

What Film Is Helen Mirren Rooting for at the Oscars?

Originally posted 03/01/2014 12:10PM

Helen Mirren knows what's it's like to be smiled upon by Oscar, having snagged the Best Actress trophy in 2007 for her astonishing transformation in The Queen.

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When the Oscars Meet the MTV Movie Awards | Academy Awards, MTV Movie Awards 2006, Christian Bale

Christian Bale's Belly for the Win: When the Oscars Meet the MTV Movie Awards

Originally posted 03/01/2014 09:35AM

If the Oscars are the grand finale of the awards season, then the MTV Movie Awards are the wild after-party.

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Oscars Infographic: If the Best Picture Race Was a Great American Road Trip

Oscars Infographic: If the Best Picture Race Was a Great American Road Trip

Originally posted 02/28/2014 03:00PM

The road to Oscar glory can be a long one, but it can also be a trip – maybe even a road trip.

This year's pack of Best Picture nominees span multiple iconic locations across the United States, from the East Coast thrills of The Wolf of Wall Street and American Hustle to the West Coast melancholy of Her and beyond (Gravity). Follow along on the map above, as we trace the nominees' onscreen locations and origins, and don't be surprised if you find yourself experiencing some wanderlust.

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What We're Reading This Weekend: Oscars Edition

What We're Reading

What We're Reading This Weekend: Oscars Edition

Originally posted 02/27/2014 06:45PM

Inspired by this year's nominated films, our staffers sought out books they were based on (we'll be so smart during Sunday's show!)

Tell us what you think of our choices – and what you're reading.

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Who'll Win This Year's Oscars? Our Critic's Predictions | Cate Blanchett, Lupita Nyong'o, Matthew McConaughey

Oscars 2014: PEOPLE's Critic Predicts the Winners

Originally posted 02/27/2014 05:35PM

Will Gravity outweigh 12 Years a Slave and American Hustle? Can Matthew McConaughey coast to his first win? And will previous winner Cate Blanchett be giving her statuette some company?

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Lupita Nyong'o Jokes About Rumors She's Dating Jared Leto | Lupita Nyong'o

Lupita Nyong'o on Jared Leto Dating Rumors: I Thought Miley Cyrus Broke Us Up

Originally posted 02/21/2014 02:00PM

Lupita Nyong'o has not yet gotten used to becoming a tabloid darling, even as her face now graces newspapers and magazines around the world.

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Lupita Nyong'o Reveals an OMG Moment on the 12 Years a Slave Set

Lupita Nyong'o Reveals an OMG Moment on the 12 Years a Slave Set

Originally posted 02/17/2014 11:00AM

Newcomer Lupita Nyong'o shares her mementos from the 12 Years a Slave set and her favorite performances of the year

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See the Big Winners from the BAFTA Awards

BAFTA Awards: All the Big Winners

Originally posted 02/16/2014 06:10PM

Spoiler alert! If you are going to watch the BAFTA broadcast Sunday night on BBC America and want to be surprised, read no further.

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Kanye West on Kim Kardashian, Fatherhood: 'It's All Brand New'

Kanye West on Kim Kardashian, Fatherhood: 'It's All Brand New'

Originally posted 01/22/2014 08:40AM

Kanye West and fiancée Kim Kardashian may be scoping out wedding venues in France to discover the perfect site, but the rapper says he's yet to find the right words to describe his love for their baby.

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SAG Winner Lupita Nyong'o Thanks Her Family for Keeping It Real | Screen Actors Guild Awards 2014, Individual Class

SAG Awards: Lupita Nyong'o Thanks Her Family for Keeping It Real

Originally posted 01/18/2014 08:40PM

First-time SAG nominee Lupita Nyong'o was understandably overwhelmed when she won the award for female actor in a supporting role for her memorable performance in 12 Years a Slave.

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