Seth MacFarlane hosts the 85th Academy Awards (Getty Images)

Television Ratings Up for Oscars, to 40.3M People

NEW YORK (AP) The Oscars telecast was seen by 40.3 million people, a slight increase over last year’s show. The Nielsen Company said Monday it was the most-watched Oscars telecast in three years. Last year’s show, when “The Artist” won best picture, had an audience of 39.3 million people. After bringing in “Family Guy” creator […]

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The Top Moments from Jimmy Kimmel’s ‘After the Oscars’ Special

Following a lengthy Oscars telecast Sunday night, Jimmy Kimmel provided a welcomed breath of fresh, funny air with his 8th annual “Jimmy Kimmel Live After the Oscars” special. Watch Full Episodes of “Jimmy Kimmel Live” on and with XFINITY ON DEMAND The hour-long episode combined a zany mix of wacky star-studded sketches (the upcoming […]

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 Actors Daniel Day-Lewis, winner of the Best Actor award for 'Lincoln,' and Jennifer Lawrence, winner of the Best Actress award for 'Silver Linings Playbook' pose in the press room during the Oscars held at Loews Hollywood Hotel on February 24, 2013 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images)

List of 85th Annual Academy Award Winners

List of the 85th annual Academy Award winners announced Sunday in Los Angeles: 1. Best Picture: “Argo.” 2. Actor: Daniel Day-Lewis, “Lincoln.” 3. Actress: Jennifer Lawrence, “Silver Linings Playbook.” 4. Supporting Actor: Christoph Waltz, “Django Unchained.” 5. Supporting Actress: Anne Hathaway, “Les Miserables.” 6. Directing: Ang Lee, “Life of Pi.” 7. Foreign Language Film: “Amour.” […]

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'Django Unchained' star Christoph Waltz won Best Supporting Actor. (Getty Images)

Waltz Wins Supporting-Actor Prize for ‘Django’

By David Germain, AP LOS ANGELES — Christoph Waltz really owes Quentin Tarantino. Waltz won his second supporting-actor Academy Award on Sunday for a Tarantino film, this time as a genteel bounty hunter in the slave-revenge saga “Django Unchained.” In a choked voice, Waltz offered thanks to his character and “to his creator and the […]

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Stars Hit Red Carpet as Oscar Time Approaches

By DAVID GERMAIN, AP LOS ANGELES — Hollywood’s glitziest night is under way as Academy Awards nominees in their finest gowns and tuxes hit the red carpet for Sunday’s show, with nominees Jessica Chastain, Jennifer Lawrence and Amy Adams and Charlize Theron among the more statuesque arrivals. Chastain, a best-actress contender for “Zero Dark Thirty,” […]

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Armani Racks Up Early Fashion Wins at Oscars

Giorgio Armani could claim some big wins at the Oscars on Sunday night: The designer dressed Jessica Chastain and Quvenzhane Wallis. Chastain, in a glistening copper-tone strapless gown with mermaid hem, looked like an old-world glamorous movie star, especially with her oversized vintage Harry Winston diamond earrings and bright red lipstick. “I chose it because […]

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Seth MacFarlane hosted the Oscars Sunday night on ABC (Photo: Getty Images)

Oscars Have Clear Favorites, Telecast Has Wild-Card MacFarlane

LOS ANGELES — Some firsts and other rarities are possible at Sunday night’s Academy Awards. But if the Oscars could be just a little less predictable, the show might really be one for the record books. Ben Affleck’s “Argo” looks like it will uniquely claim best picture without a directing nomination, while “Lincoln” filmmaker Steven […]

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