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Daniel Day-Lewis: Best Actor Winner at 2013 Oscars

Daniel Day-Lewis took home the Best Actor award for his portrayal as President Abraham Lincoln in Steve Spielberg’s Lincoln.

“I really don’t know how any of this happened, I do know I received too much of my share of good fortune in my life,” he said during his acceptance speech. My fellow nominees, my betters, I’m so proud to be here amongst you.”

The actor beat out Bradley Cooper (Silver Linings Playbook), Hugh Jackman (Les Miserable), Joaquin Phoenix (The Master) and Denzel Washington (Flight).

Edited: February 24th, 2013

Ang Lee Wins Best Director Award at 2013 Oscars

Ang Lee nabbed the Best Director Award for his film Life of Pi, during the 85th Academy Awards.

“I really need to share this with everyone who worked with me on Life of Pi,” he said during his acceptance speech. “For believing in this story and sharing it with me. I want to thank everyone in the cast. I can not make this movie without the help of Taiwan.

Michael Haneke (Amour), Steven Spielberg (Lincoln), David O. Russell (Silver Linings Playbook) and Benh Zeitlin (Beasts of the Southern Wild) were also nominated.

Edited: February 24th, 2013

Anne Hathaway Wins Best Supporting Actress Award at Oscars

Anne Hathaway won the Best Supporting Actress Award for her portrayal as Fantine in Les Miserables during the 85th Academy Awards in Los Angeles.

Hathaway beat out Amy Adams (The Master), Sally Field (Lincoln), Helen Hunt (The Sessions) and Jacki Weaver (Silver Linings Playbook).

“It came true,” she said during her acceptance speech. “There are so many people who’s generosity and support is the reason I’m standing here today. I must thank Hugh Jackman, the cast and the crew. The creative team behind Les Miserable. I want to thank my friends, my family and my husband – the greatest moment was the one where you walked into it.”

Edited: February 24th, 2013

Christoph Waltz Nabs Best Supporting Actor Oscar

Christoph Waltz nabbed the Best Supporting Actor award for his role in Quentin Tarantino’s Django Unchained during the 85th Academy Awards in Los Angeles.

“Mr. De Niro, Mr. Arkin, Mr. Joffman and Mr. Jones, my respect,” Waltz said during his acceptance speech. My unlimited gratitude goes to the creator and creator of his own inspiring world, Quentin Tarantino. I thank Samuel Jackson, Leonardo DiCaprio and Jamie Foxx. We participated in a heroes journey – Quentin – you scaled the mountain because you’re not afraid of it, you slayed the dragon because you’re not afraid of it and you scaled through fire because it’s worth it.”

Waltz beat out Alan Arkin (Argo), Robert De Niro (Silver Linings Playbook), Philip Seymour Hoffman (The Master) and Tommy Lee Jones (Lincoln).

Edited: February 24th, 2013

And the 2012 Oscar Winners Are…

The Artist, Hugo and The Descendants won big during the 84th Academy Awards held in the Kodak Theater in Los Angeles.

Check out the rest of the winners below!

Actor in a Leading Role

  • Demián Bichir in “A Better Life”
  • George Clooney in “The Descendants”
  • Jean Dujardin in “The Artist”
  • Gary Oldman in “Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy”
  • Brad Pitt in “Moneyball”

Actor in a Supporting Role

  • Kenneth Branagh in “My Week with Marilyn”
  • Jonah Hill in “Moneyball”
  • Nick Nolte in “Warrior”
  • Christopher Plummer in “Beginners”
  • Max von Sydow in “Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close”

Actress in a Leading Role

  • Glenn Close in “Albert Nobbs”
  • Viola Davis in “The Help”
  • Rooney Mara in “The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo”
  • Meryl Streep in “The Iron Lady”
  • Michelle Williams in “My Week with Marilyn”

Actress in a Supporting Role

  • Bérénice Bejo in “The Artist”
  • Jessica Chastain in “The Help”
  • Melissa McCarthy in “Bridesmaids”
  • Janet McTeer in “Albert Nobbs”
  • Octavia Spencer in “The Help”

Hit the jump to see the full list of winners!

(more…)

Edited: February 26th, 2012

Meryl Streep: Best Actress Winner at the 2012 Oscars

Meryl Streep won the Best Actress award for her role as Margaret Thatcher in The Iron Lady during the 84th Annual Academy Awards in Los Angeles.

“Thank you so much, when they called my name I had a feeling I could hear half of America go ‘Oh no, why her, again.’ I really want to thank all my colleagues, all my friends. Really this is such a great honor,” Streep said during her acceptance speech.

Streep beat out Glenn Close (Albert Nobbs), Viola Davis (The Help), Rooney Mara (The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo) and Michelle Williams (My Week with Marilyn).

Edited: February 26th, 2012

Christopher Plummer Wins Best Supporting Actor at 2012 Oscars

Christopher Plummer nabbed the Best Supporting Actor award for his role in Beginners during the 84th Academy Awards in Los Angeles.

Plummer was up against Kenneth Branagh (My Week with Marilyn), Jonah Hill (Moneyball), Nick Nolte (Warrior) and Max von Sydow (Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close).

“I have a confession to make, when I first emerged from my mother’s womb, I was already rehearsing my Academy thank you speech.  I want to thank my fellow nominees, I’m so proud to be in your company,” Plummer said during his acceptance speech.

Plummer is the oldest actor to win an Oscar.

Edited: February 26th, 2012

Octavia Spencer: 2012 Oscars Supporting Actress Winner

The Help’s Octavia Spencer took home the statuette for Best Supporting Actress during the 2012 Oscars held at the Kodak Theater on Sunday, Feb. 26 in Los Angeles.

“I have to thank my families – my family in Alabama. My LA family. My Help family. I share this with everybody. Thank you Steven Spielberg for changing my life,” said Spencer during her acceptance speech.

Berenice Bejo (The Artist), Jessica Chastain (The Help), Melissa McCarthy (Bridesmaids) and Janet McTeer (Albert Nobbs) were also nominated in the Best Supporting Actress category.

Edited: February 26th, 2012

Brad Pitt Celebrates Oscar Nomination By Making “Pancakes for Everyone”

Brad Pitt plans on celebrating his Oscar nomination for Best Actor with pancakes.

During a call with the Today Show, the 48-year-old actor said, ”It’s gonna be pancakes for everyone this morning!”

Earlier today, Pitt was nominated for an Oscar for his role in Moneyball.

Pitt will face off against George Clooney (The Descendants), Gary Oldman (Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy), Jean Dujardin (The Artist) and Demian Bichir (A Better Life).

“It means so much considering this film was just dead on the rocks two years ago,” Pitt said. “It took a lot of people, a lot of artisans and craftsmen, to get it to the screen. It’s a great honor, a real tribute to Billy Beane and Oakland A’s organization. I’m really happy.”

The actor is also ecstatic that his costar Jonah Hill was also nominated.

This is Hill’s first Academy Award nomination – he was nominated in the Best Supporting Actor category.

“I’m so happy for Jonah Hill,” Pitt said. “I can’t tell you.”

Edited: January 24th, 2012

And the 2012 Oscar Nominees Are…

The 2012 Oscars nominations have been announced today!

Hunger Games actress Jennifer Lawrence and Academy president Tom Sherak read the names of the 2012 Oscar nominees.

Hugo led the pack with 11 nods, followed closely by The Artist with 10.

The 84th Academy Awards will be presented by Billy Crystal on Feb. 26.

Check to see if your favorites were nominated below!

Anyone you wanted to be nominated but wasn’t?

Sound off in the comments!

Actor in a Leading Role

  • Demián Bichir in “A Better Life”
  • George Clooney in “The Descendants”
  • Jean Dujardin in “The Artist”
  • Gary Oldman in “Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy”
  • Brad Pitt in “Moneyball”

Actor in a Supporting Role

  • Kenneth Branagh in “My Week with Marilyn”
  • Jonah Hill in “Moneyball”
  • Nick Nolte in “Warrior”
  • Christopher Plummer in “Beginners”
  • Max von Sydow in “Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close”

Actress in a Leading Role

  • Glenn Close in “Albert Nobbs”
  • Viola Davis in “The Help”
  • Rooney Mara in “The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo”
  • Meryl Streep in “The Iron Lady”
  • Michelle Williams in “My Week with Marilyn”

Actress in a Supporting Role

  • Bérénice Bejo in “The Artist”
  • Jessica Chastain in “The Help”
  • Melissa McCarthy in “Bridesmaids”
  • Janet McTeer in “Albert Nobbs”
  • Octavia Spencer in “The Help”

Hit the jump to see the full 2012 nominations list! (more…)

Edited: January 24th, 2012

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