Can anyone name the most successful Oscar-nominated child actor? Jodie Foster was the breakout star of “Taxi Driver,” and went on to win two more Oscars as an adult. Others faced a more challenging transition. Watch the video to find out what happened to more young Oscar candidates like Haley Joel Osment, who was nominated for his work in “The Sixth Sense,” and Oscar winner Tatum O’Neal.
- Yahoo! Movies staff | Yahoo! Movies Oscars Blog – Wed 20 Feb, 2013 1:37 AM IST
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Designer Nick Verreos looks back at the days before stylists, when stars had to dress themselves for the Academy Awards. He explains that sometimes actresses can fall in love with a dress but it bombs on the red carpet. Need evidence? Uma Thurman’s frilly number or Demi Moore’s Oscar “biker shorts.” Watch the video to find out why Cher was the original Lady Gaga, especially when it came to her Oscar style.
- Yahoo! Movies staff | Yahoo! Movies Oscars Blog – Wed 20 Feb, 2013 12:35 AM IST
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WGA award winners 'Argo' and 'Zero Dark Thirty' (Photo: Warner Bros. Pictures/Columbia Pictures)
“Argo” slays “Lincoln” -- again! The 2013 Writers Guild of America announced their winners tonight, and Chris Terrio won best adapted screenplay for “Argo.” Mark Boal’s script for “Zero Dark Thirty” won the other key movie category: best original screenplay.
By now, a week ahead of the Oscars, it’s clear that Hollywood favors Ben Affleck’s humor-peppered seventies political drama over Steven Spielberg’s more serious presidential one. In the past month, Ben Affleck’s movie has won at the DGA, PGA, SAG’s, and ACE Eddies – despite his snub by the Academy for Best Director.Read More »from ‘Argo,’ ‘Zero Dark Thirty’ win Writers Guild Awards
- Thelma Adams | Yahoo! Movies Oscars Blog – Sat 16 Feb, 2013 5:13 AM IST
Anne Hathaway at the 2013 British Academy Film Awards (Photo: Stephen Butler/BAFTA)
To paraphrase the Beatles, when it comes to getting that little gold statuette, Anne Hathaway should be singing: "I want you, you know I want you so bad; It's driving me mad, it's driving me mad, yeah."
The "Les Miserables" star is on the verge of driving even her die-hard fans nuts, too. I'm dreading her acceptance speech on Oscar night -- and I'm not alone.
The prevailing attitude is, OK, Anne, you sang your tonsils out, we wept, and the award is yours. You've come a very long way from "The Princess Diaries." BUT if you deliver one more awkward unfunny adlib, one more breathy thank you to cast and crew, one more twinkly-eyed shout out to Mr. Hathaway, we're going to be miserable in a way that doesn't make us want to sing "I Dreamed a Dream."Read More »from Oscar Analysis: Anne Hathaway has an acceptance speech deficit
- Thelma Adams | Yahoo! Movies Oscars Blog – Sat 16 Feb, 2013 5:10 AM IST
'Argo' Screenwriter Chris Terrio (Photo: Paul A. Hebert/Getty Images)Chris Terrio, 36, will discuss just about anything relating to his Oscar-nominated adapted screenplay "Argo" - but don't hold his S's against him. He's just had dental surgery, and been to London and back for the BAFTAs. He politely apologizes in advance for "whistling in your ears" -- and he whistles when he does so.
No apology is necessary since there's not a single "s" in Ben Affleck or the movie's title -- and the writer's startlingly articulate for someone jet-lagged and on painkillers. Although he directed the indie drama "Heights," Terrio's sudden renown riding shotgun with Affleck is about as believable as Hollywood collaborating with CIA Agent Tony Mendez (Affleck) to rescue six cornered Americans in Tehran during the Iranian Hostage Crisis of 1979-80. Oh, wait, that's the story of "Argo!"Read More »from Yahoo! Original: ‘Argo’ writer Chris Terrio talks Ben Affleck, blue Wookies and ‘Breaking Bad’
- Yahoo! Movies staff | Yahoo! Movies Oscars Blog – Sat 16 Feb, 2013 3:41 AM IST
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Hugh Jackman turned to self-help and self-dehydration to shape an Oscar-nominated performance in ‘Les Miserables’By Bryan Enk | Yahoo! Movies Oscars Blog – Fri 15 Feb, 2013 1:27 AM IST
Hugh Jackman in 'Les Miserables' (Photo: Universal Pictures)
Hugh Jackman, the theatrical star who's received acclaim for his performances in productions of "Oklahoma!" and "The Boy From Oz," certainly doesn't suffer from stage fright. However, would you believe that Hugh Jackman, the movie star who's received acclaim for his performances in films such as "The Fountain" and "X-Men," suffers from, for lack of a better term, camera fright?
There are apparently two sides to the star of both stage and screen, who's nominated for an Oscar for his lead performance in a project that merges both of those worlds: the film adaptation of the long-running Broadway musical, "Les Miserables." And that Oscar-nominated performance came from recognizing and, finally, embracing those two sides.Read More »from Hugh Jackman turned to self-help and self-dehydration to shape an Oscar-nominated performance in ‘Les Miserables’