The pundits say history will repeat itself at the 84th Academy Awards, and they're not talking about the return (at long last!) of host Billy Crystal.
The tragic death of Whitney Houston went unmentioned during Saturday Night Live, but the variety show paid silent tribute by going to commercial with a picture of the pop star with Molly Shannon from a 1996 Mary Katherine Gallagher sketch. (Strange timing: Up All Night star and former cast member Maya Rudolph, who did a Houston impression when she was on the show, is hosting next week.)
Host Zooey Deschanel opened the show with her ukulele to perform a humorous song about that guy who forgets Valentine's Day and tries to cover it up with Happy Birthday balloons, an old copy of USA Today and an 11:15 "reservation" at Olive Garden...
Hugo received the most nominations — 11 — for the 84th Academy Awards, followed closely by Best Picture favorite The Artist with 10.
The Martin Scorsese will be one of nine films vying for Best Picture against The Artist, The Descendants, Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close, The Help, Midnight in Paris, Moneyball, The Tree of Life and War Horse. Under new Academy rules, the ...
Our roundup of the most memorable moments of the Golden Globes:
17. Best Dose of Irreverence: Prankster Tina Fey can't resist photo-bombing good friend/competition Amy Poehler as her name is read among the nominees for Best Comedy/Musical TV Actress.
16. Most Endearing Acceptance Speech: Ludovic Bource, who wins Best Film Score for The Artist, begins his speech by apologizing for being French. His charming English acceptance speech, though, loses nothing in the translation. "I'm better with music than words," he says tentatively. "Right now if I were to write a song, it would be a tap-dance number." He seals the speech with a big sweet kiss for his family.
The Artist and Hugo, two films that pay homage to the early days of moviemaking, led Tuesday's Broadcast Film Critics Association nominations with 11 each.
They were followed by The Help and Drive, both of which scored eight nods, and The Descendants and War Horse, each with seven. All six are up for Best Picture against Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close, Midnight in Paris, Moneyball and The Tree of Life.
The Best Actor race features ...