81st Academy Awards

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Oscar Expands Best Picture Race to 10 Nominees

The Hangover, Best Picture nominee? Perhaps.

The Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences announced Wednesday it is doubling the number of Best Picture nominees — from five to 10.

"Having 10 Best Picture nominees is going allow Academy voters to recognize and include some of the fantastic movies that often show up in the other Oscar categories but have been squeezed out of the race for the top prize," AMPAS President Sid Ganis said in a press conference. "I can't wait ...
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Oscar Expands Best Picture Race to 10 Nominees

The Hangover, Best Picture nominee? Perhaps.

The Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences announced Wednesday it is doubling the number of Best Picture nominees — from five to 10.

"Having 10 Best Picture nominees is going allow Academy voters to recognize and include some of the fantastic movies that often show up in the other Oscar categories but have been squeezed out of the race for the top prize," AMPAS President Sid Ganis said in a press conference. "I can't wait ...
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Who Wore It Best On the Oscars Red Carpet?

The Oscars are over, but that doesn't mean people aren't still obsessing over who wore what. TV Guide Network went to In Touch senior editor Kim Serafin to get her expert opinion on whose fashion left a lasting impression and whose fell short.  

Hear what they said about Freida Pinto's blue dress, wildcard Mickey Rourke's no-tux number and dog necklace, and of course, Angelina Jolie's ginormous emeralds, which left everyone saying, "What dress?" Girlfriend could have gone naked and no one would have noticed with those two-ton gems gleaming in her ears. Ok, well....maybe someone would, but you get the idea.

Watch the video after the jump.

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GLAAD Lauds Milk's and Vicky's Oscar Wins

The Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation has congratulated Milk and Vicky Cristina Barcelona on the films' victories at Sunday's Academy Awards. Milk picked up two awards: best actor for Sean Penn, who portrayed slain gay-rights activist/politician Harvey Milk, and original screenplay for Dustin Lance Black. Penelope Cruz was named supporting actress for her work in Woody Allen's Vicky Cristina Barcelona, in which she gets entangled in a three-way relationship with Javier Bardem and Scarlett Johansson.

"GLAAD applauds those who have ...
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Thank Hugh? Oscar Ratings Up from Last Year's All-Time Low

ABC's broadcast of the 81st annual Academy Awards averaged 36.3 million total viewers, for a 13 percent larger audience than last year's show, which hit an all-time low of 32 million viewers.

[Cue extended dance number featuring Beyonce.]

All told, this year's Oscars stand as the most-watched entertainment program of the 2008-09 season as well as the tube's most-watched entertainment telecast since ... read more

Top Oscar Moments: Tears for a Joker, Million-Dollar Babies and More

Slumdog Millionaire swept. Kate Winslet finally got hers. Frost/Nixon got shut out. And on it goes. But, as we all know, there are much more to award shows than Oscar winners and losers. Here are our winners and losers from the 81st Academy Awards. Check them out and tell us yours!

11. Most Method:...
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Premiered: February 22, 2009
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Premise: Hugh Jackman makes his inaugural hosting appearance at the 81st annual ceremonies, telecast from the Kodak Theatre in Hollywood. "The Curious Case of Benjamin Button" leads the pack with 13 nominations, including Best Picture. The other nominees for Best Picture are "Frost/Nixon," "Milk," "The Reader" and "Slumdog Millionaire."

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