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Nine Fab Recipes for Your Star-Worthy Oscar Party

Throw a Star-Worthy Oscar Party!

Originally posted 02/24/2013 03:05PM

It's Hollywood's Super Bowl – so if you're throwing an Oscar party, hot wings just won't do.

Instead of critiquing the gowns over cold pizza and nachos, check out these glam recipes that will rival what the stars are eating – or pretending to eat – at the posh post-Academy Awards bashes.

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Hugh One-Ups Daniel Day-Lewis with His Singing Abe Lincoln

Hugh Jackman Dresses Like Abraham Lincoln – and Sings! – for David Letterman

Originally posted 02/21/2013 10:40AM

If Steven Spielberg's Lincoln ever heads to Broadway as a musical, it will have no trouble finding its leading man.

In a comical bit of Oscars mischief, Hugh Jackman showed up to The Late Show with David Letterman on Wednesday dressed as the 16th president and proceeded to sing the opening line of the Gettysburg Address – to prove that he, and not Daniel Day-Lewis, deserves the Oscar for Best Actor.

"The truth is, I wanted to sway a few last-minute Oscar voters. I'll be honest. I mean, really, can Daniel Day-Lewis do this?" Jackman said before breaking into song.

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Oscar Snubs & Surprises: Do You Feel Sorry for Ben Affleck? | Ben Affleck, Kathryn Bigelow

Ben Affleck, Kathryn Bigelow Biggest Oscar Snubs?

Originally posted 01/10/2013 01:05PM

Today might be the only day any of us will ever feel sorry for Ben Affleck. The nominations for the 85th annual Academy Awards were announced Thursday morning and the Argo director shockingly didn't make the cut.

But here's who did – and who should have:

Best Director

The shock: Two huge snubs! Not only did Argo's Affleck get dissed, even though he had one of the best-reviewed films of the year, but so did Zero Dark Thirty's Kathryn Bigelow, a previous Best Director winner for The Hurt Locker – which I'd argue isn't nearly the accomplishment that Zero Dark Thirty is. Both of the films about terror made the cut for Best Picture, however. But then, that was expected.

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It's Oscar Time! And the Nominees Are ... | Emma Stone, Seth MacFarlane

UpdatePosted 01/10/2013 09:05AM

Academy Award Nominations: Lincoln Leads the Pack

Originally posted 01/10/2013 08:15AM

This year's Oscars may not take place until Feb. 24, but the ceremony's host, Seth MacFarlane, already started earning his salary Thursday morning – by joining Emma Stone to announce the nominees for the 85th annual Academy Awards from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences' headquarters in Beverly Hills.

And the name that kept coming up: Lincoln, which reaped the lion's share number of nominations, 12, including those for Best Picture, Best Director Steven Spielberg, Best Actor Daniel Day-Lewis and Supporting Actress Sally Field.

Other highly recognized films were Life of Pi, with 11 nominations; Les Misérables, with nine; and Argo, with seven, though, surprisingly, not one for its director Ben Affleck.

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Who Was Nominated for a Golden Globe? | Daniel Day-Lewis, Sally Field

Golden Globe Nominations Shine on Lincoln, Argo and Big Bang Theory

Originally posted 12/13/2012 09:15AM

Time to start the party: Thursday morning brought good news to Tinseltown – with the announcement of the Golden Globe nominations from the Hollywood Foreign Press Association.

Among the major names topping the list – nominees were announced by Megan Fox, Ed Helms and Jessica Alba – are such favorites as Anne Hathaway and Sally Field (for their respective supporting roles in Les Misérables and Lincoln), Nicole Kidman (for HBO's Hemingway and Gellhorn and the film The Paperboy), Leonardo DiCaprio (for his supporting role in Django Unchained) and Argo director Ben Affleck, who'll compete in that category along with Kathryn Bigelow, for Zero Dark Thirty; Ang Lee, for Life of Pi; Steven Spielberg, for Lincoln; and Quentin Tarantino, for Django Unchained.

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Find Out Who Received Double Honors During SAG Award Nods

SAG Award Nominations Go to Lincoln, Silver Linings Playbook, Downton Abbey

Originally posted 12/12/2012 09:30AM

The 2013 Award Season officially kicked off Wednesday morning with the announcement of the 19th annual Screen Actors Guild Awards nominations – and double nominees Nicole Kidman (for HBO's Hemingway and Gellhorn and the movie The Paperboy) and Maggie Smith (for PBS's Downton Abbey and the film The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel), as well as Kevin Costner, Julianne Moore, Jim Parsons, Alec Baldwin, Betty White, Tina Fey, Javier Bardem and Anne Hathaway all have reasons to be smiling.

In the theatrical motion picture division, the SAG/AFTRA nominated the following for outstanding performance for a cast (SAG's version of the best picture prize):
Argo
The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel
Les Misérables
Lincoln
Silver Linings Playbook

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Critics Choose Lincoln – Plus Other Movies (Twilight!) They Think You Should See

Critics' Choice Nominations Help Kick Off Award Season

Originally posted 12/11/2012 01:00PM

'Tis the season ... for Hollywood awards!

Forget Santa and Frosty, on Monday the nominees for the 18th annual Critics' Choice Movie Awards were announced, unofficially kicking off more than two months of nominations, parties and award shows that will culminate with the Academy Awards on Feb. 24.

This week on Wednesday and Thursday respectively, the Screen Actors Guild and the Golden Globe nominations will also be announced. (The Oscar nods aren't revealed until after the actual holidays are over, on Jan. 15, 2013.)

So, which films do the critics think are the best of 2012?

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Lincoln. Abe Lincoln. What He and James Bond Have in Common

Lincoln. Abe Lincoln. What He and James Bond Have in Common

Originally posted 11/12/2012 04:00PM

It's not just good reviews and enthusiasm at the box office, these two screen heroes had tragic pasts, signature drinks, even special gadgets

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Lincoln Review: Daniel Day-Lewis Deserves an Oscar Nod | Daniel Day-Lewis

Lincoln Review: Daniel Day-Lewis Turns In an Oscar-Worthy Performance

Originally posted 11/09/2012 02:30PM

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As a grateful nation, we've polished the legacy of Abraham Lincoln to such a high gloss that you can barely make out the man. Steven Spielberg's Lincoln strips away the varnish to reveal a President who's warm, funny and craftily political.

The alchemy is in Daniel Day-Lewis's performance as Lincoln. His rounded shoulders and reedy tenor belie a power that roars as Lincoln fights to pass the 13th Amendment, ending slavery. (I'm calling it: The Oscar is Day-Lewis's to lose.)

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Which American President Is a Relative of George Clooney's? | Abraham Lincoln, George Clooney

George Clooney Is (Distantly) Related to Abraham Lincoln

Originally posted 11/01/2012 07:00AM

No wonder he's so into politics!

Sexy star George Clooney is distantly related to America's storied 16th President, Abraham Lincoln, according to Ancestry.com. The finding came recently as Ancestry.com researchers were tracing the president's lineage in celebration of the upcoming film, Lincoln.

"We noticed there were similarities between the names and places of Abraham Lincoln's tree and George Clooney's tree," the genealogy website's Michelle Ercanbrack tells PEOPLE. "They both have deep roots in Kentucky, so once we honed in on that we were able to find a connection between the two."

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