Report: Oscar-Winner Mo’Nique and Barbara Walters Not So Chummy?

There were allegedly some Precious moments during Barbara Walters’ last-ever Oscar special. The New York Daily News is reporting there was behind-the-scenes tension during Walters’ interview with Best Supporting Actress winner Mo’Nique, who insiders claim was “rude” to the longtime Oscars’ pre-show host. “Barbara is telling friends that Mo’Nique was one of her most challenging […]

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Oscar Winners On Demand Now: The Hurt Locker & More

As we bask in the post-Oscar glow of The Hurt Locker winning its bounty of Academy Awards and shutting out the overblown Avatar in most of its categories, perhaps now you’re interested in actually seeing the films that won these trophies. Fortunately, you can check out that Best Picture, Best Director, Best Original Screenplay, Best […]

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Mo’Nique is 5th Black Woman to Win Acting Oscar

By RYAN NAKASHIMA Associated Press Writer LOS ANGELES — Mo’Nique became the fifth black woman to win an acting Oscar on Sunday night, 70 years after Hattie McDaniel became the first to do so for ‘Gone with the Wind.’ The 42-year-old standup comedienne portrayed an abusive mother in ‘Precious: Based on the Novel ‘Push’ by […]

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Live Report from the Academy Awards

Tonight’s the night. In about half an hour, the 82nd Annual Academy Awards will start broadcasting live from Hollywood, California. There are many, many attractive people here, and out on the red carpet, Avatar star Sam Worthington made a point to tell the entire crowd that “this is f-ing unbelievable.” I’m sitting here live in […]

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Barbara Walters: Last Oscars Special Will Be The Best

By ALICIA RANCILIO Associated Press Writer NEW YORK — Barbara Walters says her last Oscars special will be her best. Walters will sit down with actresses Sandra Bullock and Mo’Nique, both nominated for Academy Awards. Bullock is up for Best Actress for ‘The Blind Side.’ Mo’Nique is nominated for Best Supporting Actress for ‘Precious.’ Walters […]

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Notes & Quotes from The Academy Awards Luncheon

The annual Academy Award Nominees Luncheon was held this afternoon at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, and some of the nominees took some time out to answer some questions from the assembled press. One of the amusing highlights was Christoph Waltz using his time at the podium to loudly scold the people in […]

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2009 Golden Globe Movie Nominations

It’s that time of year again. The Academy Awards bellwether ceremony, aka the Golden Globe Awards, have announced their nominations. You can check out the TV nominees here, but the movie nominees are an interesting selection. See if you agree with what the Hollywood Foreign Press had to say about 2009’s cinematic offerings. They really […]

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Limited Release: Oscar-Buzzing “Precious”

Opening in limited release this weekend is Precious, a film that’s had Oscar buzz since it premiered at Sundance way back in January (when it used to be called Push before that Dakota Fanning movie took it and forced the change to Precious: Based on the Novel “Push” by Sapphire). It’s a jaw-dropping story of […]

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