What Makes the Oscars?

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What makes the Oscars, well, The Oscars?  It’s the talk of the morning shows and all over the office.  From the list of nominations and predicting who should or will win to the red carpet and Master (or Mistress) of Ceremonies, it is our cultural routine.  A night of glamour, cinematic reflection of the past year and yes, the speeches.

Oscars 2014: Complete List of Nominations

The surprise of the day came from “Nebraska,” a film that nabbed six Oscar nods. For Best Picture, all the big names made it in as well, including “American Hustle,” “12 Years a Slave,” “The Wolf of Wall Street,” and “Gravity.” “The Lady in Number 6: Music Saved My Life” “Prisoner Terminal: The …

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Academy Advocacy: Who & What Should Actually Win Oscars This Year

But rather than delivering the normal awards opinions and whatnot today, this one will be a little more personal as I’ll be dictating what I think actually deserves to win in all of the major Oscar categories. We all have our preferred candidates, and I’m no exception, so below you’ll be seeing …

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The Best Red-Carpet Beauty Moments

Listen, let’s just all pause and acknowledge the fact that throughout awards season, Hollywood’s A-list starlets rock their second and third best beauty looks at the Golden Globes and SAG Awards, respectively. In anticipation of this year’s 86th Academy Awards, we’re celebrating this year’s best …

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Oscars hosts: Best, worst and weirdest of all time

Oscars hosts: Best, worst and weirdest By Lisa Respers France, CNN updated 8:43 AM EST, Thu February 27, 2014 Ellen DeGeneres makes her return to the Dolby Theatre stage this weekend as she hosts the Academy Awards for the second time. In 1958, an animated (and bare-bottomed) Donald Duck …

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Exclusive: The Art of a Memorable Oscars Speech

With the 86th Academy Awards only days away, nominees are starting to think about whose name will be called to walk up to that stage Sunday night and accept an Oscar. But what comes after your name is called, the dreaded Oscars speech. ABC News spoke with Evelyn Hsieh Wong, a former speech …

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The Oscars in Three Minutes

In advance of the Academy Awards, we’ve collected the voices of actors and filmmakers who’ve recently come through our studios, and who could wind up on the podium this weekend. Matthew McConaughey (Dallas Buyers Club) on Studio 360 2. Bruce Dern (Nebraska) on Leonard Lopate 3. Leonardo di …

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