LOS ANGELES (AP) - The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences is encouraging celebrities to tweet during the Oscars. The film organization has expanded its digital outreach for the 85th Academy Awards with a new feature that allows stars to snap photos backstage during Sunday's ceremony and instantly post... more »
FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) - Dropping to a knee like Tim Tebow might cost you now. The New York Jets backup quarterback is trademarking "Tebowing," the move in which he goes down on one knee and holds a clenched fist against his forehead while praying during games. After Tebow led... more »
BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) -- Martin Scorsese's Paris adventure "Hugo" leads the Academy Awards with 11 nominations, among them best picture and the latest director honor for the Oscar-winning filmmaker.
Also nominated for best picture Tuesday: the silent film "The Artist"; the family drama "The Descendants"; the Sept. 11... more »
LOS ANGELES (AP) - "The King's Speech" has been crowned best picture at an Academy Awards ceremony as precise as a state coronation, the monarchy drama leading as expected with four Oscars and predictable favorites claiming acting honors.
Colin Firth as stammering British ruler George VI in "The King's Speech"... more »
Steve Martin says playing the banjo helped prepare him for his Oscar-hosting gig.
The 64-year-old actor-writer-musician says performing live with the Steep Canyon Rangers made him feel comfortable on the Kodak Theatre stage at the Oscars.
Martin says he wasn't sure why he wasn't nervous before co-hosting the... more »
Too predictable. That's the persistent complaint about the Academy Awards. Not this time - at least for Sunday's top Oscar. The best-picture lineup has expanded to 10 films instead of the usual five this year, and the box-office phenomenon "Avatar" is head-to-head with the low-grossing war story "The Hurt Locker."... more »
Win or lose, it's great to be nominated. That's what Sandra Bullock is saying about the Oscars, adding that "no one cares about the end result or the statue." She says it's just great to rub shoulders with the actresses who are nominated with her -- people who are "just... more »
Steve Martin and Alec Baldwin are taking on the Oscars. The two Hollywood veterans will share hosting duties at the 82nd Academy Awards, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences said Tuesday.
Telecast producers Bill Mechanic and Adam Shankman said Martin and Baldwin are "the perfect pair of... more »