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How a silent, black-and-white French film won big at the Oscarsupdated: Tue Feb 28 2012 04:47:00

"The Artist" beat out films from the likes of Martin Scorsese, Steven Spielberg and George Clooney to top honors at the Academy Awards on Sunday -- not bad for a silent, black-and-white French film with no big-name stars.

Weinstein: 'Artist' my biggest gambleupdated: Tue Feb 28 2012 04:47:00

Producer Harvey Weinstein talks to CNN's Piers Morgan about the success of the film "The Artist."

Oscars ratings rise, but Grammys shined brighterupdated: Mon Feb 27 2012 16:51:00

Did Billy Crystal rescue the Oscars?

Nostalgia wins big at the Oscarsupdated: Mon Feb 27 2012 11:59:00

Jessica Shaw, senior writer for Entertainment Weekly, discusses the big winners at last night's Oscars ceremony.

Are the Oscars stuck in the past?updated: Mon Feb 27 2012 11:59:00

Sunday night's Oscar telecast was enough to make you drop your knitting and stare in amazement at the contortions being performed on stage at the none-dare-call-it-Kodak Theater -- and not necessarily by Cirque du Soleil, whose performance was one of the evening's weirder moments.

'The Artist' takes top Oscar honorsupdated: Mon Feb 27 2012 11:07:00

The silent, black-and-white film "The Artist" took top honors at the Academy Awards on Sunday night, garnering five Oscars for best picture, best directing, best costume design, best original music score and best actor.

George Clooney reveals pre-Oscar routineupdated: Mon Feb 27 2012 11:07:00

George Clooney and Stacy Keibler talk to CNN's Nischelle Turner on the Oscars red carpet.

Invisible Oscar nominee makes the cutupdated: Sat Feb 25 2012 08:46:00

From a wall in Kevin Tent's home office, Mrs. Cohen stares out into the room.

Obsessions: Alone at the movies -- confessions of an Oscars geekupdated: Fri Feb 24 2012 15:50:00

One night earlier this month, I found myself alone at a remote suburban movie theater, miles from my home, seeing "War Horse." I admire Steven Spielberg's movies, and I'd heard raves about the play, but that's not really why I went.

The Oscars: Winners, losers and omissionsupdated: Fri Feb 24 2012 15:50:00

Martin Scorsese's "Hugo" has more nominations, and among the nine contenders for best picture, only "The Tree of Life" has made less money at the box office, but ever since the New York Film Critics Circle named a black and white French silent film the best picture of the year back in November, "The Artist" has been the unlikely frontrunner in the Academy Awards race.

Oscars roll out the red carpetupdated: Thu Feb 23 2012 18:02:00

The red carpet is rolled out in preparation for the 84th Academy Awards this Sunday.

Oscars bring gifts for A-list to D-listupdated: Thu Feb 23 2012 18:02:00

Many are nominated, but only a few carry home hardware during Hollywood's awards season. For the rest, the gift bags and beauty suites in the days leading up to the Oscars promise the biggest rewards.

Oscars exec producer: 'We need to go for comedy'updated: Wed Feb 22 2012 10:47:00

In anticipation of Sunday's Academy Awards telecast on ABC, EW talked to Executive Producer Don Mischer about host Billy Crystal, what went wrong with last year's show, and how challenging it is to wrap the show in three hours.

'The Artist' director skeptical at firstupdated: Wed Feb 22 2012 10:47:00

The director of "The Artist" tells Piers Morgan he had to convince himself a silent, black and white film could work.

CNNMoney: Kodak breaking up with the Oscarsupdated: Thu Feb 02 2012 13:57:00

Eastman Kodak is trying to end its sponsorship of the Hollywood theater that bears its name and hosts the Academy Awards as part of the photography company's bankruptcy process.

And the Oscar nominees are...updated: Wed Jan 25 2012 14:48:00

The nominations for the 84th Academy Awards are revealed in Beverly Hills, California.

With 2012 nominees, Oscar looks to the pastupdated: Wed Jan 25 2012 14:48:00

Oscar wants to take you back in time.

Meet Hollywood's hottest dogupdated: Wed Jan 25 2012 07:27:00

A star from Oscar-nominee "The Artist," Uggie the dog is the talk of Tinseltown. CNN's Becky Anderson reports.

'Hugo,' 'The Artist' lead Oscar nominationsupdated: Tue Jan 24 2012 12:51:00

Martin Scorsese's "Hugo," with 11 Academy Award nominations, and Golden Globe winner "The Artist," with 10, lead the list of best picture Oscar contenders announced Tuesday.

Michelle Williams on playing Marilynupdated: Tue Jan 24 2012 12:51:00

Actress Michelle Williams talks to Piers Morgan about how emotional it was for her to play Marilyn Monroe.

Glitz, glam on the Golden Globes carpetupdated: Tue Jan 17 2012 05:52:00

Celebrities arrive on the red carpet of the 2012 Golden Globes Awards in Los Angeles.

Eddie Murphy drops out as Oscars hostupdated: Wed Nov 09 2011 17:02:00

Eddie Murphy announced Wednesday he would not host next year's Academy Awards, one day after colleague and show producer Brett Ratner quit over an anti-gay remark he made over the weekend.

Oscars 2012: The season commenceth! updated: Wed Oct 12 2011 17:58:00

The end of August saw the kickoff of the Venice International Film Festival, which overlaps both Telluride and Toronto. The three kick off the annual film industry frenzy known as awards season. See? Los Angeles does have seasons. Eddie Murphy to Host Oscarsupdated: Wed Sep 07 2011 08:29:00

The actor takes over for the tandem of James Franco and Anne Hathaway

Eddie Murphy to host next Oscarsupdated: Tue Sep 06 2011 16:34:00

Comedian Eddie Murphy will host the Oscars next February, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced Tuesday.

Stuntmen try to crash Academy Awardsupdated: Sun Jun 05 2011 19:34:00

While Oscars go to those who do makeup, design costumes and mix sound for movies, those who crash cars, fall from tall buildings and blow things up can't get an Academy Award.

L.A. mayor, four councilmen fined for ethics violationsupdated: Tue Apr 12 2011 20:58:00

Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa and four city councilmen were fined for ethics violations for receiving gifts worth more than $100 and tickets to Hollywood's hottest awards shows, the city ethics commission voted Tuesday.

Political Circus: Obama makes surprise Oscar appearanceupdated: Mon Feb 28 2011 13:23:00

Politics is serious business -- but not all the time. Oscars' Five Best Momentsupdated: Mon Feb 28 2011 12:55:00

Kunis cracks up, Christian Bale chokes up, and other memorable tidbits from the show

Ho-hum Oscars: The dream factory snoresupdated: Mon Feb 28 2011 12:08:00

We're born alone, we die alone, and we live through Oscar night alone -- because, let's face it, none of us can stay glued to the screen for all 18 hours, or however long it was, without missing something.

Big wins at the Oscarsupdated: Mon Feb 28 2011 12:08:00

HLN's Brooke Anderson takes a look at the big winners at the 83rd Annual Academy Awards. Oscars 2011: Winners & Nomineesupdated: Mon Feb 28 2011 11:36:00

See the complete list of Academy Award recipients Natalie Portman, Colin Firth Are Top Oscar Winnersupdated: Mon Feb 28 2011 10:50:00

The King's Speech is the major winner at 83rd annual Academy Awards Natalie Portman Drapes Her Baby Bump in Purple for Oscarsupdated: Mon Feb 28 2011 09:12:00

The nominated actress pairs an off-the-shoulder Rodarte dress and matching Tiffany earrings

'King's Speech' rules at the 83rd Oscarsupdated: Mon Feb 28 2011 09:01:00

The story of a king overcoming a speech impediment to lead his people through World War II took top honors at the 83rd Annual Academy Awards.

Oscar embraces the bummer flickupdated: Mon Feb 28 2011 06:28:00

The annual Oscars telecast is a weird combination of fashion show, variety show and industry party. Since the vast majority of viewers around the world will not have seen most of the films nominated for awards, it's no wonder most of their interest lies in seeing what famous people are wearing. Oscar Trivia: What You Don't Know (But Should!) About Hollywood's Big Nightupdated: Mon Feb 28 2011 02:33:00

Plus: Play our real-time trivia game starting at 8:30 p.m. ET! Join PEOPLE's Live Academy Awards Blogupdated: Sun Feb 27 2011 23:10:00

Embrace your inner A-lister! Get backstage scoop and more by chatting with us during Oscar night! Modern Family Cast Celebrate the Oscarsupdated: Sun Feb 27 2011 19:29:00

The cast of the hit sitcom demonstrates what happens to their family when they get together for movie trivia Elizabeth Taylor's Birthday Plans: Watch the Oscarsupdated: Sun Feb 27 2011 19:29:00

The legendary actress, who is still hospitalized, is grateful for all the birthday wishes as she turns 79

Getting dressed for the Oscarsupdated: Sun Feb 27 2011 18:59:00

Less than a week before The Academy Awards, Scarlett Johansson had yet to make a starlet's most scrutinized fashion decision: Her Oscar dress.

Countdown to the Oscarsupdated: Sun Feb 27 2011 09:36:00

The past, present and future of movies is a theme of Sunday's Academy Awards, hosted by James Franco and Anne Hathaway.

Apps give Oscars viewers a 'second screen'updated: Sat Feb 26 2011 10:21:00

Fewer and fewer of us are watching TV without a smartphone, tablet computer or laptop at the ready.

A digital peek behind the Oscar curtainupdated: Sat Feb 26 2011 10:21:00

Digital Lifestyle Expert Mario Expert has more on a way to get a behind the scenes look at the Oscars.

Academy Awards preview: A tale of two documentariesupdated: Fri Feb 25 2011 13:12:00

One of this year's Oscar-nominated documentaries emerged from the middle of a landfill. The world's biggest garbage dump, in fact.

83rd Academy Award nominees announcedupdated: Fri Feb 25 2011 11:45:00

The race for Oscar officially kicks off with the announcement of nominations for the 83rd annual Academy Awards.

'The King's Speech' leads Oscar racesupdated: Fri Feb 25 2011 11:45:00

A film about a stuttering British monarch, a movie about the founder of Facebook, a sci-fi thriller and a John Wayne classic remake topped the list of movies honored with Oscar nominations announced Tuesday. Anne Hathaway & James Franco Do Grease's 'You're The One That I Want'updated: Thu Feb 24 2011 09:50:00

Anne Hathaway, James Franco Grease Video Try a Black Swan-Inspired Oscar Cocktail!updated: Wed Feb 16 2011 09:08:00

In honor of the Best Picture nominee, Cheryl Cecchetto whips up a sweet drink to make at your own Oscar party

Oscar nominee: I was a tomboyupdated: Wed Feb 09 2011 08:27:00

Jennifer Lawrence, the 20-year-old Oscar nominee for Best Actress, is sitting in a fancy Manhattan hotel sipping tea and feeling a little out of place.

Cover story: Where's the diversity at the Oscars?updated: Mon Feb 07 2011 11:12:00

After the Academy Awards ceremony in 2010, there was a great deal of hope that the glass ceiling had finally been shattered in Hollywood. James Franco to Host Top-Secret After-Party on Oscars Nightupdated: Tue Feb 01 2011 13:28:00

The actor will welcome friends to a bar he's opening in L.A. - and he'll even give a singing performance Who Was Snubbed Most by the Oscars?updated: Tue Jan 25 2011 15:29:00

Ryan Gosling, Mila Kunis, Andrew Garfield and more all fell short, despite promising buzz Oscar Nominations Pay Tribute to King's Speechupdated: Tue Jan 25 2011 14:09:00

Colin Firth and Helena Bonham Carter help carry King's Speech to 12 nods; 10 for True Grit Watch the Oscar Nominations Live!updated: Tue Jan 25 2011 09:12:00

Who will get nods at this year's Academy Awards? Watch it live Eclipse, Last Airbender Lead Razzie Nomineesupdated: Mon Jan 24 2011 12:11:00

The films earn nine nominations each for the show that proudly honors the "worst achievement in film" Will the SAG Award Winners Go on to Win Oscars?updated: Thu Dec 16 2010 15:11:00

The Screen Actors Guild announces its nominees for the SAG Awards

Ten stars who followed Oscar-worthy performances with stinkersupdated: Wed Dec 08 2010 12:51:00

Natalie Portman is getting a lot of Oscar buzz for her performance in "Black Swan." And while the young actress certainly deserves the attention for the mind-bending role, we're a little concerned that a dud of a movie is about to hit theaters that could distract critics from her performance in the ballet thriller. Her rom-com "No Strings Attached," also starring Ashton Kutcher, is coming out right before the Oscars. Anne Hathaway Thrilled but Stunned to Be Hosting Oscarsupdated: Tue Nov 30 2010 14:32:00

"I could not even begin to fathom their thought process," the actress says of the show's producers

7 bits of movie magic that disappearedupdated: Mon Aug 09 2010 11:43:00

There was a time when movie props were worthless. When a film wrapped, the studio would often recycle props and costumes for use in other films, or sometimes simply throw them away.

10 gender bending celebsupdated: Thu May 13 2010 09:26:00

Looks like Gwyneth Paltrow might have just thrown away her chance for an Oscar nom next year.

African Movie Academy Awardsupdated: Fri Apr 30 2010 08:10:00

CNN's Christian Purefoy walks the red carpet as Nigeria's stars and filmmakers attend the African Movie Academy Awards.

'Hurt Locker' is best picture, wins six Oscarsupdated: Tue Mar 09 2010 15:05:00

The final score: David 6, Goliath 3.

Troops react to 'Hurt Locker'updated: Tue Mar 09 2010 15:05:00

U.S. troops in Marjah, Afghanistan, offer their opinion on the Oscar winning film "The Hurt Locker." POLL: Which Movie Did Oscar Drama Make You Want to See?updated: Tue Mar 09 2010 14:54:00

Acceptance speech interruptions and historical wins could boost sales for some of this year's best films Our Dream Cast for The Help: The Movieupdated: Tue Mar 09 2010 13:28:00

We've made our picks of actresses to play Skeeter, Aibileen and Minny. Now make yours!

Oscar needs a sense of humorupdated: Tue Mar 09 2010 09:48:00

In his poem "Style," Charles Bukowski says that it's better to do a boring thing with style than a dangerous thing without it.

Hollywood's Super Bowlupdated: Tue Mar 09 2010 09:48:00

Producers promise surprises galore at this year's Academy Awards. Oscar's TV Ratings Up By 14 Percentupdated: Mon Mar 08 2010 15:44:00

The Academy can celebrate a boost in viewership for Sunday's big show

Oscars make historyupdated: Mon Mar 08 2010 15:31:00

The 82nd annual Academy Awards is one for the history books. CNN's Brooke Anderson reports.

Oscars were 'Ladies' Night in a Boys' Town'updated: Mon Mar 08 2010 15:31:00

When Alec Baldwin closed out the Academy Awards on Sunday night by slapping director Kathryn Bigelow squarely on the backside, that pretty much said it all. You Voted! Best & Worst of the Oscarsupdated: Mon Mar 08 2010 13:58:00

From the weirdest dress to the guy who should take it all off: See what you loved - and hated - about the Academy Awards! What You Didn't See on the Oscarsupdated: Mon Mar 08 2010 12:57:00

From Jake Gyllenhaal's nickname for Rachel McAdams to Kristen Stewart & Taylor Lautner's giggle-fest, find out what you missed on TV POLL: How Many Minutes Past 3 Hours Will the Oscars Go?updated: Mon Mar 08 2010 07:10:00

The Academy Awards are notorious for going long - what's your best guess? What's Your Fantasy Oscars Red Carpet Sighting?updated: Sun Mar 07 2010 22:55:00

From a K-Stew/R-Pattz smooch to a surprise visit by Brad and Angelina - what would you most want to see before the big awards show? Which Oscar Virgin Are You Rooting For?updated: Sun Mar 07 2010 20:33:00

With numerous (yet wide-ranging) first-timers, who'll get the popular vote vs. the Academy's Predictions: Who Will Win at the Oscarsupdated: Sun Mar 07 2010 19:10:00

It's Avatar vs. The Hurt Locker, Sandra Bullock vs. Meryl Streep and more Which Couple Should Make Their Red Carpet Debut Oscar Night?updated: Sun Mar 07 2010 18:29:00

Scarlett and Ryan, Renee and Bradley, Kristen and Rob, Miley and Liam, and Carey and Shia are all due!

Oscar Theory #6: A great name will win Best Pictureupdated: Fri Mar 05 2010 15:41:00

Guessing who will win the major awards at Sunday night's Oscars is hardly like picking winning lottery numbers.

List of Academy Award nominationsupdated: Fri Mar 05 2010 08:59:00

Below is the list of nominees for the 82nd annual Academy Awards. The Oscar ceremony will take place on March 7 and will be televised by ABC.

InStyle's 10 best Oscar gowns everupdated: Tue Mar 02 2010 06:48:00

Inspired by this year's Academy Awards, with its new 10 best picture nominees, we picked an equal number of unforgettable gowns from years past. Here are our 10 all-time favorites, with behind-the-seams stories from the designers who created them. Charlize Theron to Present at Academy Awardsupdated: Mon Mar 01 2010 19:29:00

The actress will also be joined by Queen Latifah, John Travolta and more at Sunday's ceremony Oscars Hire Joel Madden to Deejay to Create 'Party Atmosphere'updated: Sat Feb 27 2010 10:07:00

"I wanted to make sure everyone in the room was having a great time," says the show's producer Adam Shankman Comedians Steve Carell, Tina Fey to Present at Oscarsupdated: Sat Feb 27 2010 05:47:00

Ben Stiller and Jason Bateman will also be part of the lineup to hand out awards next month

Oscars could see David vs. Goliath battleupdated: Fri Feb 26 2010 20:20:00

"Avatar," watch your back. You too, Jeff Bridges and Meryl Streep.

Oscar noms honored at luncheonupdated: Tue Feb 23 2010 21:52:00

Nominees for the 82nd Academy Awards were honored at the annual nominees' luncheon Monday in Beverly Hills, California.

Jeff Bridges most likely to win best actorupdated: Tue Feb 23 2010 21:52:00

It's T-minus two weeks until the Oscars, and we here in The Frisky office are already getting our Oscar pool organized -- which means that you probably are, too.

Landau on 'Avatar' at Oscarsupdated: Sun Feb 14 2010 12:36:00

Producer Jon Landau talks about Oscar nominations for 'Avatar' and what it's like working with director James Cameron.

Is it really an honor just to be nominated?updated: Wed Feb 03 2010 13:09:00

"It's an honor just to be nominated. ..."

Number of best picture nominees doublingupdated: Wed Jun 24 2009 18:05:00

The number of movies nominated for the best picture Oscar will double next year, a move apparently aimed at bolstering sagging ratings for the Academy Awards broadcast.

Behind the scenes at the Academy Awardsupdated: Mon Feb 23 2009 14:07:00

When you're at home, you can sit back and be critical. When you're inside the theater, the whole show seems to work, especially the big production numbers.

Dressing the stars is other fierce Oscar raceupdated: Tue Feb 10 2009 12:23:00

On Academy Awards night, the biggest speculation is still about whose name is in the envelope. But the most-asked question has become, "Who are you wearing?"

Academy sues firm selling $175,000 Oscar packageupdated: Tue Jan 27 2009 09:20:00

Buy a $175,000 package to attend the Oscars and you might buy yourself trouble, lawyers for the Academy Awards warn. Forest Whitaker to Announce Academy Award Nominationsupdated: Wed Jan 21 2009 12:36:00

The Oscar-winning actor will unveil the nominations at a news conference on Thursday

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