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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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Al Pacino, Christopher Walken & Alan Arkin Are Stand Up Guys in N.Y.C. | Al Pacino

Al Pacino, Christopher Walken & Alan Arkin Are Stand Up Guys in N.Y.C.

Originally posted 12/09/2012 12:45PM

It was an A-list party for the A-listers!

On Sunday night, Al Pacino, Christopher Walken, Alan Arkin and Julianna Margulies celebrated their new film Stand Up Guys at The Oak Room in New York's Plaza Hotel.

"Al Pacino chatted with Christopher Walken, Alan Arkin and director Fisher Stevens as they sipped on cocktails," an onlooker tells PEOPLE.

It was a star-studded affair as Ben Stiller, Liev Schreiber, Matt Dillion, Jeremy Piven, Mariska Hargitay, Jon Bon Jovi, Alan Cumming, Girls' Zosia Mamet and Boardwalk Empire's Bobby Cannavale were all also in attendance.

After the screening at the Museum of Modern Art ended, guests enjoyed Appleton Estate cocktails, small bites of lobster claw, salmon tartar, mushroom crostinis and shrimp cocktails.
– Melody Chiu

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PHOTOS: Behind the Scenes with Kate Hudson, Ben Affleck & More in Toronto! | Kate Hudson

Tom Hanks, Kate Hudson, Ben Affleck & More Stars in Fun Photo Shoots at the Toronto Film Festival

Originally posted 09/24/2012 04:15PM

While the Toronto International Film Festival may be over, PEOPLE went behind the scenes to capture some of the world's biggest stars.

Ben Affleck – who was promoting his spy thriller Argo (Affeck directed and stars) told his costars, John Goodman, Bryan Cranston and Alan Arkin to "look mean" while they playfully tossed popcorn in the air during their photo shoot.

"I've never had so much fun whoring myself out for a movie," Goodman joked at the Shangri-La Hotel.

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Owen Wilson a 'Big Poetry Fan' | Owen Wilson

Owen Wilson a 'Big Poetry Fan'

Originally posted 06/18/2008 01:00PM

Who knew? Owen Wilson has a touch of the poet.

"He's a big poetry fan, and I am too. So we email poems to each other," says Academy Award-wining actor Alan Arkin, 74, who recently wrapped the film Marley & Me alongside Wilson.

At the Los Angeles premiere Monday night of Arkin's latest film Get Smart, also starring Steve Carell and Anne Hathaway, Arkin told PEOPLE: "We sent little poems to each other since the movie."

Wilson, 39, who recently split from actress Kate Hudson, also impressed Arkin with his ability to recite poems from memory.

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