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Fox Trying To Get Andy Serkis An Oscar Nomination For “Rise of the Planet of the Apes” [VIDEO]

In a move that is more than likely going to cause some debate for this year's Academy Awards, Fox is actively campaigning for Andy Serkis to be given an Oscar nomination for "Rise of the Planet of the Apes", making him the first actor to be nominated for a motion-capture performance

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Billy Crystal Goes “Off The Grid” For The Oscars [VIDEOS]

After the news that Eddie Murphy was stepping down as host of the 84th Academy Awards, the news of Billy Crystal returning as host received a mixed reception.  Some felt that Billy Crystal has been overused, while others feel the experienced host is exactly what the award show needs after the dismal hosting of Anne Hathaway and James Franco last year

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(Photo by Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images)
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Billy Crystal Takes Eddie Murphy’s Spot As Host of the Oscars

Comedic icon Billy Crystal will return as host of the Academy Awards for the ninth time, replacing Eddie Murphy who bowed out yesterday. Just a few hours ago, Crystal confirmed his hosting gig on Twitter saying,
"Am doing the Oscars so the young woman in the pharmacy will stop asking my name when I pick up my prescriptions."

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Warner Bros. Pushing “Deathly Hallows pt 2″ For Oscar Consideration [VIDEO]

It is "For Your Consideration" time!  With "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows pt 2" being released on Blu Ray and DVD tomorrow, Warner Bros. is taking the chance to campaign for Oscar nominations while the movie is fresh in people's minds

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Eddie Murphy Quits As Host of the Oscars — Why’d He Walk Away?

After a tumultuous week that saw director Brett Ratner step down from his post as producer of the 2012 Oscar telecast on Tuesday following controversial comments he made, Eddie Murphy has now announced he will no longer host the ceremony.

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Eddie Murphy Named Academy Awards Host

Looks like the rumors were true — actor and comedian Eddie Murphy has been officially tapped to host the 84th annual Academy Awards. Although Murphy has hosted other awards shows, this will be his first gig at the Oscars.

“Eddie is a comedic genius, one of the greatest and most influential live performers ever,” said show co-producer Brett Ratner, who also directed Murphy in the upcoming comedy ‘Tower Heist,’ due for release November 4. “With his love of movies, history of crafting unforgettable characters and his iconic performances — especially on stage — I know he will bring excitement, spontaneity and tremendous heart to the show.”

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Vin Diesel Thinks “Fast Five” Is Oscar Worthy

Yes, you read the title correctly.

First, I'm not taking anything away from "Fast Five".  In its opening weekend it brought in $86.2 million, making it the highest opening of any of the films in the series and the biggest opening weekend of any film in 2011 thus far

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Academy Awards Red Carpet [PHOTOS]

The stars hit the red carpet for the 83rd Annual Academy Awards, including nominees Natalie Portman, Melissa Leo, Michelle Williams, Christian Bale, Jesse Eisenberg, plus co-host Anne Hathaway.

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James Franco and Anne Hathaway’s Opening Monlogue For The Oscars [VIDEO]

James Franco and Anne Hathaway were certainly outside-the-box picks to host the 83rd annual Academy Awards.  And after a pre-taped opening in which they tried to elicit advice from last year's host Alec Baldwin by channeling his dreams, “Inception” - style, the duo weren’t required to do a whole lot of heavy lifting in their opening monologue.

In it, they made reference to how their youth was intended to appeal to a new younger demographic.  Then  they spent a good chunk of the monologue acknowledging their elders:  Hathaway had a conversation with her mother, who was in the audience, and Franco did the same with his grandmother.  Read on to check it out.

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Oscar Highlights [VIDEO]

In case you missed the awards show last night, here's a video montage.

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And the Oscar Doesn’t Go To … The 6 Biggest Actor Snubs in Oscar History

Like over-the-top outfits and gushing acceptance speeches, shocking nomination snubs are part of the tradition of the Oscars. This year, fans are crowing about the exclusions of Mark Whalbergh for "The Fighter" and "Ryan Gosling" for "Blue Valentine."

We've rounded up some of the best performances that never even made it to the big show below.

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And The Nominees Are…

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has announced the official list of Oscar Nominations for the 83rd Academy Awards. The Awards show will be on February 27th at the Kodak theater in Hollywood and will be Televised live on ABC. James Franco and Anne Hathaway will serve as co-hosts of the show.  Check out the full list after the jump.

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