07:51 PM EDT 03/04/2014
Originally posted 03/02/2014 07:00AM
Every Oscar night, the past comes alive through lifetime achievement awards, "in memoriam" segments and other Hollywood retrospectives
But what if the past came alive, literally?
Through the magic of Photoshop, we've sent 10 of 2014's Oscar nominees back in time to chill with their younger selves. Just imagine being a fly on the wall for these meetings! Would the elders impart crucial career advice? Would the youngsters be shocked at the crags and wrinkles they acquired? Or would they all, as actors, see the experience as crucial research for their next role?
See 10 of these pairings below, complete with the conversations we can't help but imagine they're having.
All photo illustrations by Linzi Silverman for PEOPLE.com.
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.
Originally posted 02/28/2014 08:50AM
Just as horse racing has its Triple Crown, red-carpet season has its own impressive awards haul that only the boldest of films aspire to win: the "Big Five" at the Oscars.
Taking home a trophy in the Best Actor, Best Actress, Best Picture, Best Director and Best Screenplay categories is considered a "sweep" at the Academy Awards, and this year's contest has American Hustle vying for the honor.
In the 86-year history of the awards, 42 films have been nominated across the big five categories, with only three ever pulling off the sweep: 1934's It Happened One Night, 1975's One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest and 1991's The Silence of the Lambs.
Up until this point, American Hustle has been nearly universally acclaimed, but its chances of leaving Hollywood's Dolby Theater as the winningest film of the night are still up for debate. Below, we break down the odds by category.
Originally posted 02/13/2014 06:00PM
If an EGOT – the elusive combination of Emmy, Grammy, Oscar and Tony that only 11 individuals have ever claimed – is one of Hollywood's highest honors, then it stands to reason that a BEGOT (that's an EGOT plus a BAFTA, and yes we did just make it up) is an even more impressive accomplishment. It's one better, is it not?
By our count, a mere four people have ever completed a BEGOT, and shockingly, only two of them were Brits: Audrey Hepburn, John Gielgud, Mike Nichols and Whoopi Goldberg. Still, nearly every artist in Hollywood should aspire towards a BEGOT (once they hear about it, that is), and Sunday night's BAFTA Film Awards offer a number of artists the chance to check off the next box in the BEGOT checklist.
Below, see the five stars working on their BEGOTs at the 2014 BAFTAs. Only one of them is British, which just goes to show you that the BEGOTs belong to us all, guv'nah.
Originally posted 01/16/2014 01:00PM
Whether it was the role of a heel-kicking news boy or an overenthusiastic camp counselor, all of this year's Oscar nominees got their start somewhere.
Their lucky breaks came long before the celebrated roles that Leonardo DiCaprio, Sandra Bullock and the rest of the nominated actors are known for today. These big and small screen gigs pushed 2014's Oscar contenders forward from random headshot to household name.
Originally posted 01/15/2014 02:00PM
After, "Who are you wearing?," the most important question on the Oscars' red carpet is "Who are you here with?"
Celebrity couples are always alluring. Drench them in tulle, tuxes and accolades, and they become nearly irresistible. But it's a shame that today's biggest stars can't hob knob with the glamorous old guard of Tinseltown ... or can they?
Originally posted 01/10/2014 09:00AM
Christian Bale could be back in the Winners' Circle at this year's Golden Globes, and if so, it will be with a whole new look.
The actor took the Globe in 2011 for his role as a frail former boxer in The Fighter. But for his 2014 nomination Bale super-sized it, gaining 40 lbs. of flab to play the shady Irving Rosenfeld in American Hustle.
Originally posted 12/31/2013 05:20PM
Before the clock runs out on 2013, PEOPLE's movie critic counts down her 10 favorite films of the year. Are your picks on the list?
Originally posted 12/14/2013 04:10PM
We already know she can dance (thanks to Silver Linings Playbook) and kick ass (as seen in The Hunger Games). But apparently, there's something else Jennifer Lawrence is good at: kissing.
The Oscar winner's lip-locking abilities got high praise from Amy Adams, her costar in the Golden Globe-nominated film American Hustle. The pair share a kiss in the crime drama, set in the 1970s.
"She does a great job at it," Adams, 39, said of Lawrence, 23, during an interview with Extra. "She has very soft lips."
Originally posted 12/12/2013 03:00PM
Director David O. Russell – and his star-studded American Hustle cast – unleash a sexy-groovy throwback to the disco era, while the late Paul Walker delivers one of his final onscreen outings in Hours.
Here's what to see in theaters this weekend.
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