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Published: 01/24/11

Academy Awards Nominations [LIVE STREAM]

By  David Knowles - AOL News
Academy Awards Nominations [LIVE STREAM]

Live from Hollywood, it's the computer feed of the announcement of this year's nominees! At 8:30 a.m. EST Tuesday, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences will unveil the nominees for its vaunted Oscar awards. Announcing the nominations will be Chris Harrison, host of "The Bachelor," and Dave Karger, a senior writer at Entertainment Weekly. While you shouldn't expect anything nearly as controversial as Ricky Gervais' Golden Globe monologue, the live feed of the nominations marks a further effort by the academy to reach out to a new generation of potential viewers. Hiring James...

Published: 11/29/10

James Franco, Anne Hathaway to Co-Host Oscars, but Why?

By  J. Richard - AOL News
James Franco, Anne Hathaway to Co-Host Oscars, but Why?

(Nov. 29) -- So it turns out actors James Franco and Anne Hathaway are teaming up to host the 83rd Annual Academy Awards next year, according to Access Hollywood. The ceremony is scheduled to be broadcast live on ABC on Feb. 27. Oscar producers explained the logic behind pairing Franco, who portrayed Beat poet Allen Ginsberg earlier this year in "Howl," with Hathaway, who's fresh off her performance in "Love and Other Drugs" alongside Jake Gyllenhaal. According to producers Bruce Cohen and Don Mischer: James Franco and Anne Hathaway personify the next generation of Hollywood icons -- fresh,...

Published: 03/4/10

Oscars' New Voting System: Could It Work for Gordon Brown?

By  Delia Lloyd - Politics Daily
Oscars' New Voting System:  Could It Work for Gordon Brown?

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?...

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