One of the most predictable Academy Awards in years took a film-worthy twist as Kathryn Bigelow and The Hurt Locker beat out the closest thing the movies have to a Goliath — a film that just happened to be made by Bigelow's ex-husband. In doing so, Bigelow became the first woman ever to be named best director. But even some of the night's most foreseeable elements were pleasantly unsurprising: hosts Steve Martin and Alec Baldwin were as cutting as you would expect, and sometimes the overwhelming favorites are the overwhelming favorites for a reason. Welcome to our Top Moments: Oscars Edition.
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11. Best Interplay: Co-hosts Steve Martin and Alec Baldwin display an easy rapport in their opening routine as they deliver ...
Cable company Cablevision forged a deal with New York City's ABC affiliate just in time for millions of viewers to catch the 82nd Academy Awards Sunday.
Hollywood's biggest night is finally here. Will Kathryn Bigelow make Oscar history and become the first female best director winner? Can her little-seen drama ...
Millions of cable subscribers in New York lost ABC's flagship affiliate early Sunday after a cable operator and the network couldn't reach an agreement on a new contract, according to The Associated Press.
With the signal being dropped, Cablevision Systems Corp. customers will most likely be unable to watch the 82nd Academy Awards, which will be aired on Disney Co.'s ABC network. The action comes after several days of angry words and brinksmanship by both sides, which continued once the plug was pulled...
Avatar, The Hurt Locker
Can Avatar's blue aliens win Oscar gold? Will either Kathryn Bigelow or James Cameron emerge victorious in their battle of the exes? We'll find out Sunday at the 82nd Academy Awards — but for now, let's make some predictions. So sharpen your pencils, make your picks and compare them to ours below while we count down to the big show.
Before you tune in to ABC for the Oscars (8 ET/5 PT), be sure to watch Live at the Academy Awards with Carrie Ann Inaba and Chris Harrison, Sunday, March 7, live at 6 ET/3 PT on TV Guide Network, and watch the live Fashion Cam video of all the red carpet arrivals at TVGuide.com/fashioncam starting at 6 ET/3 PT.
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Oh, baby! The long-awaited arrival of Jim and Pam's child helped The Office win its hour among adults 18-to-49, besting Grey's Anatomy and boosting The Marriage Ref to equally strong numbers.
The Office's one-hour episode drew 9 million viewers, but it easily defeated ABC's Grey's Anatomy (11.8 million viewers) and CSI (15.6 million viewers) in the coveted demo. Despite the loss, Grey's was up 8 percent over its last new episode....
On this episode of Grey's Anatomy, everyone is on edge when famous surgeon Harper Avery (and Jackson's grandfather!) is wheeled into the ER and requests an unorthodox procedure. Avery demands that Dr. Weber, back from his stint in rehab, perform the operation, raising tension yet again between Richard and Derek. Cristina, meanwhile, is so geeked out over Avery's presence at the hospital that she steals a pair of lungs in hopes of performing a risky transplant with Teddy. Plus: Arizona tries to help Teddy forget about Owen while Callie tells Mark to get over his beef with Alex and Lexie, who Mark learns are still bumping uglies...
Jake Pavelka, Penelope Cruz
TV was all about body parts this week. Jules creepily enlisted her son in her hair-removal regimen on Cougar Town. Those cheeky Canadians poked fun at their Olympic cauldron's bum leg. Penélope Cruz got personal with Halle Berry. And now that the Office baby has arrived, it's a perfect time for a good breastfeeding joke, isn't it? Welcome to Top Moments: Body of Work Edition.
12. Weirdest Mother-Son Moment: On Cougar Town, Jules needs help removing the wax-coated strips she uses to depilate her underarms. Grayson delights in the job, but he's not around. Who better to sub for him than Travis, Jules' put-upon, eye-rolling teenaged son? His discomfort is hilarious.
11. Best Do-Over: After getting the Winter Olympics off on the wrong foot, er, leg, with a cauldron malfunction...