Complete coverage of the 85th annual Academy Awards

Saturday, Feb 23, 2013 at 01:03 PM PST

Big Studios Behind Swag-Fueled Oscar Push

Big Studios Behind Swag-Fueled Oscar Push

This year, top Oscar contenders "Argo" from Warner Bros. and "Lincoln" from Disney pitted two deep-pocketed rivals against each other in what some say was an unprecedented level of Oscar campaigning.

Saturday, Feb 23, 2013 at 11:51 AM PST

Ex-Canada Ambassador Slighted by Affleck's "Argo"

Ex-Canada Ambassador Slighted by Affleck's "Argo"

The former Canadian ambassador to Iran who protected Americans at great personal risk during the 1979 Iran hostage crisis says it will reflect poorly on Ben Affleck if he doesn't say a few words about Canada's...

Thursday, Feb 21, 2013 at 11:33 AM PST

Does Oscar Crown Await Affleck's "Argo"?

Does Oscar Crown Await Affleck's "Argo"?

Ben Affleck's CIA thriller has dominated the awards season with wins at the Golden Globes and ceremonies held by the Directors Guild of America, the Screen Actors Guild and the Producers Guild of America.

Saturday, Feb 23, 2013 at 09:48 AM PST

Oscars Expand Social Media Outreach for 85th Show

Oscars Expand Social Media Outreach for 85th Show

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences is encouraging celebrities to tweet during the Oscars.

Tuesday, Mar 4, 2014 at 01:24 PM PST

Octavia Spencer Reflects On 2012 Oscar WIn

Octavia Spencer Reflects On 2012 Oscar WIn

When Hollywood's biggest night just around the corner, Octavia Spencer chats with Access about winning Best Supporting Actress at the 2012 Oscars. The Academy Awards air this Sunday at 7 p.m. ET on ABC.

Friday, Feb 22, 2013 at 04:25 PM PST

Oscars Bet on Fresh Host, Big Performances

Oscars Bet on Fresh Host, Big Performances

Sunday's Academy Awards serves up Seth MacFarlane as first-time host and musical turns from icons Barbra Streisand, Adele and Shirley Bassey.

Friday, Feb 22, 2013 at 01:57 PM PST

Coppola's Nom Makes Him Part of Family Tradition

Coppola's Nom Makes Him Part of Family Tradition

The "Moonrise Kingdom" co-writer joins acclaimed family members in the elite Academy ranks.

Friday, Feb 22, 2013 at 01:15 PM PST

Chasing Oscar: Sizing Up the 2013 Academy Awards

Chasing Oscar: Sizing Up the 2013 Academy Awards

Making Oscar predictions is a lot like taking the SATs: if you can eliminate one or two wrong answers, you significantly increase your chances of success.

Friday, Feb 22, 2013 at 08:24 AM PST

MacFarlane Aims to Perk Up Stodgy Oscars

MacFarlane Aims to Perk Up Stodgy Oscars

"Family Guy" creator may bring a cheekiness that prods younger viewers to check out the Oscars just to see what he might pull. But just how far will Seth MacFarlane push it?

Wednesday, Feb 20, 2013 at 11:57 AM PST

On Twitter, Peanut Gallery Mocks Oscars

On Twitter, Peanut Gallery Mocks Oscars

The second-screen experience is never better than on Oscar night, when a separate (and some might say superior) entertainment experience plays out on social media.

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