The Artist's Oscar victory last year marked the first time that a movie about movie-making has won Best Picture. Could Argo's fake-movie-in-a-movie make it two in a row? The tide is definitely on Ben Affleck's side. Well, except for that pesky lack of a nomination in the Best Director category. We'll have to wait until Sunday's ceremony (8:30 p.m. ET/5:30 p.m. PT, ABC) for the winners, but in the meantime, let's make some predictions. Check out the nominees here, print out your ballot, make your picks and compare them to ours below.
Jason Sudeikis, Jennifer Lawrence
Less than a week after winning her first Golden Globe, Jennifer Lawrence hosted Saturday Night Live for the first time.
For her monologue, Lawrence brought along a special guest from the Globes, aka "the most fun person" she's ever met, Tommy Lee Jones (played by Bill Hader0. Although he...
"Ben Affleck got robbed."
That's what newly minted Oscar nominee Bradley Cooper said on Thursday's Today show after the Argo director was shockingly left off the Best Director lineup. Cooper isn't the only one who feels that way, nor is Affleck the only major shocker of Thursday's Oscar nominations. Here are our top surprises and snubs:
It was a good weekend for sequels as The Bourne Legacy knocked The Dark Knight Rises from the top spot at the box office after three weeks at No. 1.
The fourth film in the Bourne series, which stars Jeremy Renner in the lead role, raked in $40.3 million in its opening weekend. New comedy The Campaign, starring Will Ferrell and Zach Galifianakis, put up a respectable fight and came in just behind at $27.4 million.
Taraji P. Henson, Jim Caviezel
Over the last few episodes, CBS' Person of Interest has done something rather, well, interesting.
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The hit freshman procedural has taken Taraji P. Henson's Detective Carter — the cop who spent the first half of the season hot on the trail of vigilantes Reese (Jim Caviezel) and Finch (Michael Emerson) — and turned her into the high-tech duo's partner in vigilantism. Creator and executive producer Jonathan Nolan acknowledges that, at the request of CBS, the twist has happened faster than he originally intended, but he insists it was always in the back of his mind.
"The pitch from the very beginning with this character was that you'd start with a little bit of Tommy Lee Jones from The Fugitive, and you'd wind up with a character closer spiritually to Commissioner Gordon," Nolan tells TVGuide.com...
It's that same signature suit and patriotic shield, but Paramount Pictures is presenting a whole new Captain America.
Starring Chris Evans as the World War II-era superhero, Captain America: The First Avenger follows how Steve Rogers (Evans) went from a scrawny young man deemed unfit for the U.S. Army to a bigger, taller and much more...
The made-for-TV movie/miniseries would be an almost completely lost art if it weren't for HBO and the British imports served up by PBS' various Masterpiece franchises. Already this year, we have a deliciously strong contender for best-of-year (and, one imagines, Emmy) honors with Masterpiece Classic's over-too-quickly Downton Abbey.
Tommy Lee Jones by Jim Spellman/WireImage.com
Tommy Lee Jones is suing the makers of No Country for Old Men for more than 10 million of outstanding bonuses promised to him for starring in the picture The San Antonio Express-News reportsIn a lawsuit filed against Paramount Pictures on Thursday Jones who played Sheriff Ed Tom Bell in the Oscar-winning film claims his contract assured him significant box office bonuses and back-end compensation depending on the movies box-office success No Country went on to gross 160 millionThe reimbursement was meant to compensate for Jones reduced upfront feeThe actor asserts he was denied such compensation over the winter when Paramount informed him of various mistakes in his contractJones wants an auditor to review records to determine how much he ought to be owed Joyce Eng
Alter Eco's Adrian Grenier by Stephanie Diani/Planet Green
As Entourage's Vince Chase, Adrian Grenier lives the glitzy life of a rising Hollywood ingenue, complete with SUVs and all. But the star will soon be guiding us toward a greener way of life with Alter Eco, a new series from Discovery's Planet Green.During the 13-part series, Grenier, an "entourage" of three eco-experts and his curly locks will work with everyone from celebs to busy families to nightclub owners to help them find chic and easy ways to reduce their carbon footprints. With his trio, Grenier tours Los Angeles and offers viewers small ways they can green up their everyday lives.Alter Eco's just one of a whole lineup of original shows the 'net has planned, most of which will be featuring celebs, such as the face-off show, Battleground Earth, featuring Ludacris and Tommy Lee (yes Luda's reportedly going by the moniker "Luda the Polluta," while Lee's been dubbed "Toxic Tommy"). Will the celeb involvement help reach new demographics? Or will these mission-minded series...