Steven Hoffer - AOL News
The 2011 Academy Award nominees will be announced this morning during a live presentation from Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences President Tom Sherak and 2010 Best Supporting Actress winner Mo'Nique.
Who will have a chance to take home Oscar gold?
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Tamara Lytle - AOL News
WASHINGTON (March 4) -- The prospect is worse than an ostrich-feather fashion faux pas: More than 3 million New York City-area Oscar fans sitting in front of a blank television screen Sunday night.
The possible interruption of the Academy Awards -- and other ABC programming -- is thanks to a dispute between ABC parent Walt Disney Co. and Cablevision. Cable systems must renegotiate with broadcasters every three years over how much they pay to carry the broadcast programming, but the two sides haven't been able to agree.
It's enough to spur Congress into action, or at least into writing...
Delia Lloyd - Politics Daily
For Oscar lovers like me, the usual nail-biting anticipation that accompanies the annual Academy Awards is all the greater this year. Not only are there more films up in the category of Best Picture, but the rules by which that movie is selected have also changed.
In a curious case of life imitating art, the British government is also looking at reforming its electoral system along similar lines.
In both cases, the big question on everyone's mind is this: Who benefits?...
not in system - AOL News
(Feb. 2) – The Oscars are just about the only time each year when small movies are on equal footing with big ones, when our national conversation about movies focuses on merit and not just on box office. Or at least that used to be the case, until Tuesday morning.
Thanks to the new Oscar rules, in a case of reverse affirmative action, the expansion of the Best Picture category from five slots to 10 gives big studio blockbusters an awards boost, at the expense of the smaller (usually independent or foreign) movies that need and deserve attention, at the one time of year that they might...
Donna Trussell - Politics Daily
The Woman Up crew has been discussing Meryl Streep bravely flaunting her age in her new film "It's Complicated."...
Justin Paulette - Politics Daily
The Academy Awards ceremony was held last night, and the winners are. . .
Film: 'NO COUNTRY FOR OLD MEN'...Director: COEN BROS....Actor: DAY-LEWIS...Actress: COTILLARD...Supporting-Actor: BARDEM...Supporting-Actress: SWINTON...
Of interest to the politically-minded, however, was the slate for best documentary. Three of the five selected films portrayed unflattering depictions of the war on terror, revealing a clear undercurrent of political murmuring within the ever-socially-conscious Hollywood elite. (The remaining two films were a hope-filled story of the orphans of Ugandan genocide and...