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The Academy Awards, with a focus on the acting categories and performance contenders. Oscar Nominees and Winners: for Best Actor, Best Actress, Best Supporting Actor, Best Supporting Actress___By Dana Kaminski___
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With Kevin Kline and Mike Myers. ©AMPAS

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Printable Cheat Sheet :: 2012 Academy Awards® Nominations Actor In a Leading Role Demián Bichir A Better Life George Clooney The Descendants Jean Dujardin The Artist Gary Oldman Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy Brad Pitt Moneyball Actress In a Leading Role Glenn Close Albert Nobbs Viola Davis The Help Rooney Mara The Girl with the Dragon [...]

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Do I think these will win?  Guessing the results of tonight’s 83rd Academy Awards® was not in my consideration, when choosing my own Oscar® winners. I assume that my choices may be different than many, and probably will not be the same as those of the majority of The Academy® members. I state that because [...]

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Here it is! Download the bingo cards in PDF and print to play during the 83rd Academy Awards…(Earlier This Year, I Got An Email From A Reporter In FRANCE Asking About Oscar® Bingo…
It’s one of the most popular things that I post on Oscar Prep.)

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At The Academy Of Motion Picture Arts And Sciences®…
The other night…they explained why the specific reason for this year’s Oscars® theme: “You’re Invited”.
“All Access”, “Backstage Pass”, Facebook Page, And Twitter…

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James Franco And Anne Hathaway Prep For The Oscars® The Commercial: The Outtakes:

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I’m busy watching movies so as to be completely ready for the Academy Awards®. I’m aiming to get most of them up here on Oscar® Prep, in the form of reviews…so yup, I’m busy. But I am psyched to learn that the elusive street artist Banksy is in town for the Oscars®, it seems! The [...]

James Franco, both an Oscar® Best Actor Nominee, and an 83rd Academy Awards® show host, commented on the illogical snark that’s been lobbed about his and Anne Hathaway’s hosting this year: It was funny to me when the announcement was made about Anne and I hosting, because a lot of the reaction was like, ‘Oh, [...]

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Every year, at the Academy Awards Nominee Luncheon, at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel, they take a big photo of all the Oscar® Nominees for that year. Here’s the photo with all the Oscar® Nominees for 2011. For a closer view, please go to my actor’s blog, Hollywood Actor Prep. That’s a direct link to the [...]

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Oscar® Best Supporting Actress Nominee, Hailee Steinfeld, TRUE GRIT–Yes, agreed, she really was a lead actress in TRUE GRIT. This little girl pulled the whole film along. I guess they felt she would have a better chance of winning as a Best Supporting Actress…

Please take note: In the movie trailers for THE FIGHTER, I found that they revealed too much about the story! If you haven’t seen the film yet, please refrain from watching the trailer. It may ruin the film for you, since the story is pretty basic. It’s a good movie, and worth it, to wait [...]

Click on this link, to download your own (free, PDF) full copy of Aaron Sorkin’s screenplay, THE SOCIAL NETWORK.
Of course, you will be required to upload a video of yourself reading the dialogue…
(I’m kidding.)

Last night, Tom Hooper of THE KING’S SPEECH won the Director’s Guild Award. That’s another win that surprised the rest of the Industry, as THE KING’S SPEECH also took the Producer’s Guild Award recently. For months, everyone was sure that THE SOCIAL NETWORK was a shoo-in for every award, leading to the Oscars and to [...]

The following passage comes at the end of every email sent by the Academy Of Motion Pictures Arts And Sciences. ABOUT THE ACADEMY The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences is the world’s preeminent movie-related organization, with a membership of more than 6,000 of the most accomplished men and women working in cinema. In [...]

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Hollywood Oscar Prep, by Dana Kaminski, Will Return 2 Months Prior To The Academy Awards®, On December 27, 2010.

Best Actress Nominee Carey Mulligan with Emma Thompson

Carey Mulligan in An Education :: Academy Award Best Actress Nominee For more about Carey Mulligan and acting, also with video of her talking about what it’s like to be a lead actor in a film, click on this link for this article at Hollywood Actor Prep: Carey Mulligan Feels Less Pressure As A Lead Actor, by Dana Kaminski.

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Kathryn Bigelow, or K-Big, Won The Directors Guild Award. In 62 years, no woman has ever won a DGA Award. Until now. That may change the game, as far as Oscar©’s Best Picture goes…

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The contest for college students to enter, by The Academy Of Motion Pictures Arts And Sciences, and MTV…
(Official Press Release)
(…and, uh, my own coloring to their letterhead…hope they aren’t mad)

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rourke-still-wrestlerSean Penn, Best Actor Oscar

In the rush and the heat, all the excitement of the Oscar wins; and the fiercely joyous passion over “Milk”‘s triumph (that seems to permeate the industry), I’d like to point out that little part of his Sean Penn’s Oscar acceptance speech, again. What Sean said about Mickey Rourke…It is these sensitive ones, who are our finest actors.
Here’s to them.

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