Steve Martin and Alec Baldwin
The 82nd Academy Awards drew its largest audience since 2005, capping off an awards season that saw ratings growth for every major awards show.
See our take on the Oscars' top moments
The Oscars were watched by 41.3 million viewers, improving 13 percent over last year's audience and posting significant gains for the second year in a row, according to Nielsen estimates. The telecast clobbered the competition, which mostly consisted of repeats or movies.
Before the Oscars, Barbara Walters' final Oscars special drew 15 million viewers, its biggest audience since 2002. The half-hour red carpet show drew its largest audience (25.1 million viewers) in three years...
Supporting actress winner Mo'Nique exuded red carpet excitement as TV Guide Network asked the Precious star what she loved most about her role. Plus: Hear how she was able to separate herself from her character after each day of filming.
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There's only one way to answer when asked how cool you are, and Sandra Bullock answered right on the Oscars red carpet: "I'm pretty cool." She was talking about her historic acceptance of two Razzies on Saturday and a best actress Oscar on Sunday, which made her the only person ever to win Hollywood's least and most prestigious awards in the same weekend. Bullock also joined by her Blind Side co-star Quinton Aaron, who described what she's like when the cameras aren't rolling. We're guessing... cool?
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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.
Can't wait to see what Sandra Bullock and Penelope Cruz will wear to Sunday's Oscars? Starting at 6 ET/3PT today, get your fashion fix with TVGuide.com's real-time Fashion Cam video stream, capturing stars as they pose for photographers, and allowing users to weigh in with their own picks of the hits and misses via Twitter and Facebook.
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Fashion fans can also watch TV Guide Network's red carpet coverage, featuring all the stars as they are being interviewed by the Network's Carrie Ann Inaba and Chris Harrison. Vivica A. Fox and Lawrence Zarian will also be on hand to deliver their take on all the fashion.
Watch Live at the Academy Awards Red Carpet with Carrie Ann Inaba and Chris Harrison, Sunday, Mar. 7, at 6pm ET/3pm PT on TV Guide Network.