Davis or Streep: Who Will Win the Best Actress Oscar?

Davis or Streep: Who Will Win the Best Actress Oscar?

As the Oscars loom this weekend, the frontrunners to win the Best Actress Academy Award appear to be Meryl Streep and Viola Davis.

The other three nominees — Michelle Williams, Glenn Close, and Rooney Mara — are long shots to win.

Here is how the race to the Best Actress Oscar unfolded this year from the earliest critics’ award ceremony.

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The full article “Davis or Streep: Who Will Win the Best Actress Oscar?” is published on Yahoo! Movies at this link:

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Hollywood Movie Events in Los Angeles Feb. 24-March 1

The official poster of the 84th Academy Awards

Hollywood Movie Events in Los Angeles Feb. 24-March 1

It’s Academy Award weekend in Hollywood, and Los Angeles movie events continue with special screenings, Oscar-related symposiums, a free Movie Night at the Roxy, appearances by filmmakers and stars at screenings of new and old films, and so much more. – read more –

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The full article “Hollywood Movie Events in Los Angeles, Feb. 24-March 1” is published on Yahoo! Movies at this link:

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Nicolas Cage’s Best Quirky, Oddball Roles

Opening in "Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance" this weekend, Nicolas Cage has had some memorable roles in other films

Nicolas Cage’s Best Quirky, Oddball Roles

Nicolas Cage has made so many movies over his 30-year career, including the new “Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance” (2012), it is easy to forget he earned critical acclaim for many of them.

His ability to play quirky characters with conviction earned him two Academy Award nominations and one win.

Here are the best of Cage’s most memorable, oddball roles. – please click here to read more –

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Special Effects Wizard Doug Trumbull’s Best Films

Special Effects Wizard Doug Trumbull’s Best Films

The Visual Effects Society presented the George Melies Award to Doug Trumbull this year at its annual pre-Oscars ceremony.  The award recognizes the special effects wizard’s “artistry, invention and groundbreaking work” in the movies.

In his acceptance speech, Trumbull said, “We are the most important players in the movie industry today.” Whether true or not, there is no question that Trumbull is one of the most important masters of special effects.

His contributions to movie history are incomparable. Here are his best pictures. – read more –

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Favorite Tweets From the Oscars Nominees Luncheon

Favorite Tweets From the Oscars Nominees Luncheon

Every year the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has a luncheon for the Oscar nominees.

This year it took place at the Beverly Hilton, and the stars packed the place to take part in a group picture and soak up the love.

Here are some of my favorite tweets from the Oscars nominees luncheon. – read more –

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The full article “Favorite Tweets from the Oscars Nominees Luncheon” is published on Yahoo! Movies at this link:

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How the SAG Awards Changed the Race for Oscar This Year

How the SAG Awards Changed the Race for Oscar This Year

Did Jean Dujardin’s Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Actor in “The Artist” (2011) change the race for Oscar?

Here are some of the ways the SAG Award winners may have changed the competition in the race for Oscar this year.  – read more –

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Wins to Watch for at the Screen Actors Guild Awards This Year

Wins to Watch for at the Screen Actors Guild Awards This Year

While other nominations and awards matter on the road to Oscar, the Screen Actors Guild Awards are the most important to determine who will win the main acting categories.

Two others to take into account are the Golden Globe Awards and the Academy Award nominations.

Here is what to look for at the SAG Awards to help determine who will win Oscar this year: – please click here to continue reading –

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Academy Award Nominees You Probably Don’t Know but Should

Academy Award Nominees You Probably Don’t Know but Should

Everybody knows most of the Oscar nominees announced by the Academy Tuesday, Jan. 24, including Martin Scorsese and Meryl Streep.

There are a few names, however, with whom the movie-going  public may be less familiar. This is a short introduction to four nominees in major categories you may not know, but should: Terrence Malick, Demian Birchir, Janet McTeer, and J.C. Chandor. – please click here to continue reading –

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The Pre-pre-Oscar Season: Ballots and Party Time!

The Pre-pre-Oscar Season:  Ballots and Party Time!

While others are enjoying the holidays, employees at the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences in Los Angeles work furiously to get ready for the pre-Oscar season that begins in January.

According to their timeline, official screen credit ballots submitted at the beginning of December turn into nominations ballots that must be mailed by the end of the month. In between, red carpet events and special appearances by the cast and crew of eligible movies take place all around town, according to Deadline Hollywood. Welcome to the pre-pre-Oscar Season!

From Official Screen Credit forms to Nominations ballots

The pre-pre-Oscar season began on the first day of December, 2011, when Academy employees  – please click here to read more –

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