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Eddie Murphy will host the 84th Annual Academy Awards

Eddie Murphy at Tribeca Film Festival 2010

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Source: Entertainment Weekly

It’s official!  The rumors were swirling when Eddie Murphy’s name was put forth to host the 2012 Academy Awards.  Now it’s a done deal!  The 83rd Annual Academy Award show attempted to draw in a younger audience with the selection of Anne Hathaway and James Franco as last year’s hosts.  In my opinion, last year’s award show was a bit of a snooze but on paper it sounded like a good idea.  With the selection of Murphy as host, again on paper it sounds like a great idea.  Let’s see if it works out, if anything it will generate a lot of buzz.

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Anne Hathaway is the new Catwoman

Anne Hathaway at the 81st Academy Awards

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Source: Yahoo.com

More over Halle Berry and Michelle Pfeiffer and make room for the new Catwoman.  Anne Hathaway (“The Princess Diaries”, “Rachel Getting Married”) has been cast as Catwoman a.k.a Selina Kyle in the new Batman film, “The Dark Knight Rises”, starring opposite Christian Bale.

Hathaway beat out actresses such as Jessica Biel and Keira Knightley.  “The Dark Knight Rises” is expected to hit theaters in Summer 2012.

Read more on Yahoo.com.

Before then, don’t forget to catch Hathaway co-host the 83rd Academy Awards with James Franco, which will air on February 27, 2011.

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82nd Annual Academy Awards Roundup

Source: Oscar.com

The 82nd Academy Awards were held on March 7, 2010. Steve Martin and Alec Baldwin were the hosts of the evening and those who were predicted to win, won.

The big winner of the night was “The Hurt Locker” winning 6 Academy Awards including Best Picture and Best Director, Kathryn Bigelow.

The night as a whole, in my opinion was not as entertaining as last year but it was a nice ceremony. The highlights of the evening were the opening number featuring Neil Patrick Harris, a performance by the League of Extraordinary Dancers featuring So You Think You Can Dance alumni, and finally the actor/actress speeches about the nominees in the Best Actor and Best Actress categories. Oprah Winfrey talked about nominee Gabourey Sidibe which had her in tears (and me too). A very touching moment for the first time nominee for the breakout performance of the year.

Special kudos to Sandra Bullock nabbing the Oscar for Best Actress in a Leading Role for the “The Blind Side”. What a way to cap off a great year for her!

Click on the link below to view the Oscar Winners!

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82nd Annual Academy Award Nominations

Source: Oscar.com

The 82nd Oscar Nominations were announced on February 2, 2010. Ten films are in the running for Best Picture of the Year including “Avatar”, “Up in the Air”, “The Blind Side”, and Disney/Pixar’s “Up” which is also nominated for Best Animated Feature Film.

In terms of acting nominations, all who have been nominated this award season are nominated for an Oscar with a few differences. Sandra Bullock is nominated for Best Actress in a Leading Role for the “The Blind Side”. Can Bullock round out a golden year with an Oscar? Outlook is looking good, as Bullock has snagged every acting award this season.

The 82nd Annual Academy Awards Ceremony will be held on March 7, 2010, with hosts Alec Baldwin and Steve Martin. Click on the link below to view the Oscar Nominees!

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More Nominees…but only one can win

Source: Entertainment Weekly

Next year there is going to be a change to the Oscars. The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences have announced that 10 Best Picture nominees will be named instead of 5. I think this is really exciting news! Of course only one movie can be crowned “Best Picture”, but at least more movies will be acknowledged because it is an honor just to be nominated, right?

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