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Ellen DeGeneres's 5 Best Oscar Monologue Barbs | Oscars 2014, Ellen DeGeneres

Ellen DeGeneres's 5 Best Oscar Monologue Barbs

Originally posted 03/02/2014 09:30PM

Ellen DeGeneres is generally thought of as the anti-Ricky Gervais. She's a friendly, inoffensive choice to host an awards show, who is sure to leave everyone with warm and fuzzy feelings ... right?

Wrong.

In her opening monologue at Sunday night's Academy Awards, Ellen bared her claws, leaving no nominee unspared. The mood may have been a little sharper than Oscar producers expected, but there's no denying that Ellen gave one of the better Oscar monologues in recent memory.

Below, the host's best zingers, ranked.

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The Derns Do Dad-Daughter Oscar Date Night | Oscars 2014, Bruce Dern, Laura Dern

Laura and Bruce Dern Do Dad-Daughter Oscar Date Night

Originally posted 03/02/2014 08:15PM

When you're a teenager, the idea of accompanying your dad to a formal event is the most embarrassing thing in the world.

When you're an adult, on Oscar night, and both of you are movie stars, that calculation changes entirely.

Nebraska star Bruce Dern, nominated in the Best Actor category, walked the red carpet Sunday night alongside wife Andrea Beckett and a special guest: his daughter Laura Dern, who has been one of his fiercest champions in the 2014 Oscar season.

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Patton Oswalt's 5 Best Quotes from the Independent Spirit Awards

Patton Oswalt's 5 Best Quotes from the Independent Spirit Awards

Originally posted 03/02/2014 04:00PM

Patton Oswalt hosted the Independent Spirit Awards Saturday, and nothing was off limits for the acerbic comedian. Here are some highlights.

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Oscar Nominee June Squibb, 84, Likens Herself to an 'Old War Horse'

Oscars 2014

Oscar Nominee June Squibb, 84, Likens Herself to an 'Old War Horse'

Originally posted 03/01/2014 02:30PM

Forget basking in the pre-Oscars glow. Sure, June Squibb says she's honored to be a Best Supporting Actress nominee for her role as the prickly matriarch in Nebraska, but the veteran actress says that once the awards show is over, she's simply excited to get back to business.

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Bruce Dern: His Good Luck Charm from Jack Nicholson

Bruce Dern: His Good Luck Charm from Jack Nicholson

Originally posted 02/24/2014 11:00AM

The Nebraska star opens up about his fellow nominees, filming in sub-zero temperatures and finding good work after 56 years in the business

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How Did Quentin Tarantino's New Script Get Leaked? | Quentin Tarantino

How Did Quentin Tarantino's New Script Get Leaked?

Originally posted 01/22/2014 01:10PM

Quentin Tarantino has killed what was slated to be his newest project, an ensemble Western called The Hateful Eight, after the script was leaked.

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Nebraska – a Hidden Gem of a  Movie: PEOPLE's Review

See This/Skip That: From The Best Man Holiday to Nebraska

Originally posted 11/15/2013 02:30PM

All the fellas are back in The Best Man Holiday, which, PEOPLE's critics say, should please the crowds. But the real winner is Bruce Dern in a hidden gem called Nebraska.

Here's what to see and what to skip at the movies this weekend.

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