Sunday's Academy Awards hit a 10-year viewership high.
The nearly three-and-a-half-hour broadcast drew 43 million viewers, making it the most-watched Oscars since 2004 and the most-watched entertainment program since Friends' series finale in May 2004. The show also improved 6 percent on last year's audience, marking the third straight year the ...
Good to know I'm not the only one who needs pizza to make it through a long night at the Oscars.
With Ellen DeGeneres serving up laughs along with slices, disarming the starry crowd with stunts like a pizza delivery for the starving captive audience and a Superstar Selfie that temporarily broke Twitter (and during the taking of which Meryl Streep delightfully blurted, "I've never tweeted before!"), even the Oscars' inevitable dull patches felt less painful than usual.
"Selfie" may have been declared the 2013 word of the year, but the social media form of self-validation is still going strong. On Sunday night's Oscars telecast, host Ellen DeGeneres made her way into the crowd and made some of Hollywood's biggest stars an offer they couldn't refuse ...
Sunday marked Ellen DeGeneres' sophomore outing as host of the Academy Awards, and the typically tame comedienne offered up some jokes that were more barbed than usual during her opening monologue.
In her intro to the show, DeGeneres took jabs at everyone from June Squibb to Jennifer Lawrence.
With the Oscars fast approaching, it's time to finalize your bets on which films will take home the night's top prizes.
Ahead of the night's broadcast, ABC enlisted ESPN number-crunchers Nate Silver and Walter Hickey to analyze some trends from past years. Among their findings: New York City is the most popular setting for Oscar nominees, husband-and-wife pairings are the relationships most often depicted in nominated films, and the most common cinema trope among past nominees is a good old-fashioned face slap.
Steve McQueen, Brad Pitt, Angela Bassett
12 Years a Slave was the big winner at Saturday's Independent Spirit Awards.
The front-runner for Best Picture at Sunday's Academy Awards won five awards, including Best Feature, Best Director (Steve McQueen) and Best Supporting Actress (Lupita Nyong'o).
Will Smith, Jaden Smith
Sunday's Academy Awards will recognize the greatest achievements in filmmaking from the past year, but Saturday's Razzie Awards did just the opposite.
Highlighting the worst that cinema had to offer in 2013, the annual Razzies singled out Movie 43 and After Earth, among others.