Oscars

This image released by Ellen DeGeneres shows actors front row from left, Jared Leto, Jennifer Lawrence, Meryl Streep, Ellen DeGeneres, Bradley Cooper, Peter Nyong’o Jr., and, second row, from left, Channing Tatum, Julia Roberts, Kevin Spacey, Brad Pitt, Lupita Nyong’o and Angelina Jolie as they pose for a "selfie" portrait on a cell phone during the Oscars at the Dolby Theatre on Sunday, March 2, 2014, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Ellen DeGeneres)

Ellen’s Oscar celeb selfie a landmark media moment

NEW YORK (AP) — Ellen DeGeneres’ celeb-studded selfie from the most-watched Oscars telecast in a decade was a landmark social media moment at a time online conversation is boosting television viewership and vice versa. It’s […]

03/03/2014

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A look back at the Oscars

The 86th annual Academy Awards ceremony is in the books. There weren’t any big surprises when it came to who took home a statue, but did that hurt the telecast? Penny and Phil spoke with […]

03/03/2014

Matthew McConaughey, from left, holds his award for best actor for his role in "Dallas Buyers Club", Cate Blanchett holds her award for best actress in "Blue Jasmine", Lupita Nyong'o holds her award for best supporting actress for "12 Years a Slave," and Jared Leto holds his award for best supporting actor in "Dallas Buyers Club" in the press room during the Oscars at the Dolby Theatre on Sunday, March 2, 2014, in Los Angeles.  (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP)

’12 Years a Slave’ rises up at Academy Awards

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Perhaps atoning for past sins, Hollywood named the brutal, unshrinking historical drama “12 Years a Slave” best picture at the 86th annual Academy Awards. Steve McQueen’s slavery odyssey, based on Solomon […]

03/03/2014

Lupita Nyong'o arrives at the Oscars on Sunday, March 2, 2014, at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles.  (Photo by Matt Sayles/Invision/AP)

What they wore at the Oscars

Academy Award winners create buzz. Then there’s the buzz generated by what the winners (and others) wore. Lupita Nyong’o took home the Best Supporting Actress Oscar on Sunday — and looked very much the part […]

03/03/2014

Director Steve McQueen, left, celebrates with the cast and crew of "12 Years a Slave" as they accept the award for best picture during the Oscars at the Dolby Theatre on Sunday, March 2, 2014, in Los Angeles.  (Photo by John Shearer/Invision/AP)

List of Oscar winners

List of winners at Sunday’s 86th annual Academy Awards presented by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. Best Picture: “12 Years a Slave.” Actor: Matthew McConaughey, “Dallas Buyers Club.” Actress: Cate Blanchett, “Blue […]

03/03/2014

This image released by Ellen DeGeneres shows actors front row from left, Jared Leto, Jennifer Lawrence, Meryl Streep, Ellen DeGeneres, Bradley Cooper, Peter Nyong’o Jr., and, second row, from left, Channing Tatum, Julia Roberts, Kevin Spacey, Brad Pitt, Lupita Nyong’o and Angelina Jolie as they pose for a "selfie" portrait on a cell phone during the Oscars at the Dolby Theatre on Sunday, March 2, 2014, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Ellen DeGeneres)

DeGeneres’ selfie crashes Twitter

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Ellen DeGeneres’ goal of setting a retweet record with her star-studded selfie was achieved before the Oscars telecast was even over. During a comic bit, the Oscars host prevailed upon actor […]

03/03/2014

Elton John, left, and David Furnish arrive at the 2014 Elton John Oscar Viewing and After Party on Sunday, March 2, 2014, in West Hollywood, Calif. (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP)

Elton John party offers sublime, surreal moments

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Academy Awards were on at Elton John AIDS Foundation‘s viewing dinner party, but the real entertainment came from the performances, celeb watching, and the surreal moments of the evening. Lady […]

03/03/2014

Jared Leto accepts the award for best actor in a supporting role for “Dallas Buyers Club” during the Oscars at the Dolby Theatre on Sunday, March 2, 2014, in Los Angeles.

DeGeneres kicks off Oscar, Leto wins first award

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Ellen DeGeneres kicked off the 86th annual Academy Awards and Jared Leto took the night’s first award for best supporting actor. As expected, Leto won for his acclaimed performance as a […]

03/02/2014

Preparations continue on the red carpet during rainy weather for the 86th Academy Awards in Los Angeles. The Academy Awards will be held at the Dolby Theatre on Sunday, March 2. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP)

Surprises at Academy Awards may be few

LOS ANGELES (AP) — After a blustery few days of torrential downpours, Hollywood appears ready for smooth sailing at the Academy Awards. The 86th annual Oscar ceremony kicks off Sunday night from the Dolby Theatre. […]

03/02/2014

Oscars

Oscar speeches by the numbers

In the past 30 years of Oscar acceptance speeches, whose speech has been the longest? Which category gets the most time to talk? And, perhaps more importantly, whom do the winners thank or mention the […]

02/28/2014

Nov. 16, 2013 file photo, actress and honoree Angelina Jolie receives the Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award at the 2013 Governors Awards in Los Angeles.  (Photo by Dan Steinberg/Invision/AP, file)

Angelina Jolie wows Oscar rehearsal actors

LOS ANGELES (AP) — To the world, she’s a humanitarian, superstar actress and half of Hollywood’s most glamorous couple. But to the workers who met Angelina Jolie Thursday at Oscar rehearsals, she was just “Angie.” […]

02/27/2014

Maggie and Michael sound bite

A red carpet photographer

The Academy Awards are on Sunday in Hollywood. You may have fantasized about what it would be like to walk the red carpet, but have  you ever thought about what it would be like to […]

02/27/2014

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