• Daniel Day-Lewis as U.S. President Abraham Lincoln in 'Lincoln' Daniel Day-Lewis as U.S. President Abraham Lincoln in 'Lincoln' (Photo: DreamWorks Pictures) As "Lincoln" continues to vie for the 12 Oscars it has been nominated for this year, some moviegoers can't help from noting factual problems in the film. The latest flaw found in Steven Spielberg's film adaptation of historian Doris Kearns Goodwin's "Team of Rivals" book was spotted by a congressman. And another not-so-gaping hole in Golden Globe winner Daniel Day-Lewis' Lincoln costume has also recently proved problematic.

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  • ‘The Avengers’ reunite for the Oscars

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    “The Avengers” isn’t going to be much of a presence at the 2013 Academy Awards – the movie received just one nomination, for Best Visual Effects. But that doesn’t mean last year’s biggest blockbuster won’t be getting some love on the upcoming Oscar telecast.

    Craig Zadan and Neil Meron, the producers of this year’s Academy Award show, have announced that five of the stars of “The Avengers” will be presenting as a team. Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Samuel L. Jackson, Jeremy Renner and Mark Ruffalo will be joining forces to defend justice and hand out some statuettes.

    In a press statement, Zadan and Meron said, “We are happy to re-unite the ‘Avengers’ cast to present on our show. Audiences who enjoyed the year's biggest box office hit will be excited to see these terrific actors back together again.”

    While Iron Man, Captain America, Nick Fury, Hawkeye, and The Hulk will be on hand, a few members of the crime-fighting crew will not.

    Scarlett Johansson (aka “Black Widow” or “The Hot

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  • How to watch the 2013 Oscars

    Seth MacFarlane will host the 85th Academy Awards (ABC)

    On Sunday, February 24th, the 85th Academy Awards will come to you live from Los Angeles, and Yahoo! Movies will have every angle covered for you. ABC's broadcast begins at 7pm ET with the live red carpet show, followed by the ceremony with host Seth MacFarlane. Yahoo! Movies will have photo galleries with the best (and worst) red carpet looks, updated lists of winners, video of the most memorable moments and a live chat where you can discuss fashion and film with our experts. Following the ceremony, stick around for a live post show to recap the buzziest moments of the night.

    Bookmark the Yahoo! Movies special Oscars page and come back all month for the best coverage on the web.

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    “It’s exhausting and an honor. It’s an exhausting honor,” said “The Hunger Games” star Jennifer Lawrence while on the red carpet at the Arlington Theater in downtown Santa Barbara this Saturday. Though last week the 22 year-old actress was reportedly suffering from pneumonia, she looked terrific in her off-the-shoulder Stella McCartney pant suit. Behind her was a throng of squealing teenage girls who would periodically shout her name in unison.

    A frontrunner for a Best Actress Oscar for her performance in David O. Russell’s “Silver Linings Playbook,” Lawrence was in town to receive the “Most Outstanding Performer of the Year” award from the Santa Barbara International Film Festival; one more prize to put on her increasingly cluttered trophy rack.

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  • Ben AffleckBen Affleck wins the top DGA award (Photo: Kevin Winter/Getty Images)

    Argo” director Ben Affleck has continued the winning streak he began at the Golden Globes and maintained at last weekend’s Screen Actors Guild and Producers Guild of America Awards.

    Earlier at last night’s 65th annual Directors Guild of America Awards Dinner, Affleck’s honor didn’t seem like a done deal when rival Steven Spielberg received a standing ovation. Had the tide shifted back to the three-time DGA winner with his  passion project, “Lincoln”?

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  • Kelly Osbourne at the 70th Annual Golden Globe AwardsKelly Osbourne at the 70th Annual Golden Globe Awards (Photo: Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP)E!'s "Fashion Police" host -- and self-proclaimed big mouth -- Kelly Osbourne shared a lot with Yahoo! Movies on Friday. We mostly discussed red carpet style and hilarious behind-the-scenes awards show moments, but the 28-year-old celebrity also took some time to dispel some serious rumors... and ignite some others.

    Reports were spreading last month that Osbourne had become engaged to vegan chef Matthew Mosshart. The two have been dating for about a year, but it turns out those reports were false, Osbourne told Yahoo! Movies exclusively, saying definitively, "I'm not engaged."

    Osbourne then giddily started her own rumor -- that she is working with Disney on a few top secret projects. Is it something for television, movies, other or both? "I can't say," she said -- more, like, sang -- unable to contain her excitement, adding that she's only allowed to say that she's working with them and isn't at liberty to discuss further details because, "It's more than just one thing."

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    In our second Oscar round table, we tackle best-supporting actress. Before you can say Anne Hathaway will win for "Les Misérables," let's take a long, diaphragm-deep breath and scan the contenders. There's Sally Field catching the "Lincoln" wave in second, followed by "The Master's" Amy Adams, who is tired of the phrase "it's an honor just to be nominated." (This is her fourth nomination.) Oscar winner Helen Hunt follows for "The Sessions," and two-time nominee Jacki Weaver for "Silver Linings Playbook," which got a nomination in all four key acting categories. I would love to see Adams upset this race, but even among the brain trust at Goldderby.com, only a few "Lincoln"-loving pundits even risk stepping out of line to back Sally.

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  • Photo: Universal PicturesWith Best Supporting Actress statues for her work in “Les Miserables” from the Golden Globes and Screen Actors Guild, Anne Hathaway has one little hurdle left to cross in the race for awards season domination: the Oscars. But while she’s spent the season schmoozing with innumerable Academy voters, someone has gone and given her a “For Your Consideration” boost even more memorable than Melissa Leo’s cheesecake campaign for “The Fighter.”

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    With less than four weeks to the Academy Awards, we're launching a series of loose and laid-back discussions of key races. For our first in 2013:Is Tommy Lee Jones a lock for best-supporting actor in "Lincoln" -- or not? With every contender a previous Oscar winner, could any other actor -- Robert De Niro ("Silver Linings Playbook"), Christoph Waltz ("Django Unchained"), Philip Seymour Hoffman ("The Master"), or Alan Arkin ("Argo") -- beat TLJ, and why?

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  • Adams on Reel Women: The torture of Kathryn Bigelow

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    The fall of Kathryn Bigelow's action thriller "Zero Dark Thirty," about the hunt for Osama bin Laden, aggravates me. Once the frontrunner, the ripped-from-CIA-dispatches drama, driven by the year's toughest heroine, single-minded spook Maya (Jessica Chastain), has apparently fizzled on the awards circuit.

    The controversy about the "truthiness," to quote Stephen Colbert, of the film's depiction of recent history, and about whether it advocates torture, has done damage. A congressional inquiry? Oh, please!

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