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Oscars round-up: The 90th annual Academy Awards’s best moments, tweets and style

Jimmy Kimmel hosted the 90th annual Oscars on Sunday night, March 4. In his opening monologue, he offered guests a jet ski as a reward for the shortest speech, acknowledged the #metoo and #timesup movements and won over the audience with witty remarks about Harvey Weinstein. In case you missed …

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Review: Oscar-nominated documentary shorts tackle issues of race, gender, mental health, opioids and the justice system

The 90th annual Oscars takes place on Sunday, March 4 at 5 p.m. (PST). The documentary (short subject) category serves as a gratifying break from the movie star-driven, high budget films that dominate other categories. These films are the highly artistic products of pure passion from the directors and producers …

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Twitter is moving television ‘water cooler’ talk to real time

Twitter has a continuously growing presence when it comes to conversations about television. Just last Sunday night, Twitter crashed temporarily due to the huge number of people retweeting Ellen’s Oscar celebrity selfie and the Twitter account “@SochiProblems” went viral, gaining more followers than the Olympics’ official Twitter account. For many …

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Oscar recap: Selfies, pizza and Lupita Nyong’o’s lip balm

Ellen DeGeneres ordered pizzas and Meryl Streep gave the world her best selfie face. Welcome the a recap of the 86th Annual Academy Awards. Ellen carried the show with a confidence that only a truly respected comedian who has been in Hollywood for 20 years could have. She gracefully mocked Hollywood, …

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Academy Awards roundtable: Who will win big at tonight’s Oscars?

The 86th Academy Awards are this Sunday night. Regardless of how many movies you’ve seen, this award show has something for everyone, whether it be the red carpet, the performances or the music that cuts people off during their acceptance speeches. Sports fans had the Super Bowl a few weeks …

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Scene Desk Round Table: What should win Best Picture?

On Sunday night, the best of the film industry will come together for the Academy Awards to celebrate their art. And to win some awards. This year’s best picture nominees are “The Artist,” “The Descendants,” “Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close,” “The Help,” “Hugo,” “Midnight in Paris,” “Moneyball,” “The Tree of Life” and “War Horse.” We’ll each tell you which movie we think should win the night’s biggest honor.

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Scene Desk Netflix picks: Oscar-winning movies

The Academy Awards are this Sunday and what better way to get ready than by watching some past winners on Netflix Instant Watch? Here are our picks for the best Oscar-winning movies on Netflix.

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