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Monday, Feb 25, 2013 at 12:21 AM CST

Affleck Vindicated by Win for "Argo"

Affleck Vindicated by Win for "Argo"

Ben Affleck suffered one of the biggest snubs of the Oscar season six weeks ago when his name wasn't among the five nominees for Best Director, but as the witching hour approached on Sunday, Affleck was...

Wednesday, Feb 20, 2013 at 05:45 PM CST

VIP Oscar Parties: An Insider's Guide

VIP Oscar Parties: An Insider's Guide

Take a peek inside these invite-only bashes

Thursday, Feb 21, 2013 at 03:50 PM CST

Students Replace Models as Oscar Carriers

Students Replace Models as Oscar Carriers

Six college students from across the country won a contest to help present the Oscar statuettes this year.

Saturday, Feb 23, 2013 at 03:03 PM CST

Big Studios Behind Swag-Fueled Oscar Push

Big Studios Behind Swag-Fueled Oscar Push

This year, top Oscar contenders "Argo" from Warner Bros. and "Lincoln" from Disney pitted two deep-pocketed rivals against each other in what some say was an unprecedented level of Oscar campaigning.

Saturday, Feb 23, 2013 at 01:51 PM CST

Ex-Canada Ambassador Slighted by Affleck's "Argo"

Ex-Canada Ambassador Slighted by Affleck's "Argo"

The former Canadian ambassador to Iran who protected Americans at great personal risk during the 1979 Iran hostage crisis says it will reflect poorly on Ben Affleck if he doesn't say a few words about Canada's...

Thursday, Feb 21, 2013 at 01:33 PM CST

Does Oscar Crown Await Affleck's "Argo"?

Does Oscar Crown Await Affleck's "Argo"?

Ben Affleck's CIA thriller has dominated the awards season with wins at the Golden Globes and ceremonies held by the Directors Guild of America, the Screen Actors Guild and the Producers Guild of America.

Saturday, Feb 23, 2013 at 11:48 AM CST

Oscars Expand Social Media Outreach for 85th Show

Oscars Expand Social Media Outreach for 85th Show

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences is encouraging celebrities to tweet during the Oscars.

Friday, Feb 22, 2013 at 02:16 PM CST

Octavia Spencer Reflects On 2012 Oscar WIn

Octavia Spencer Reflects On 2012 Oscar WIn

When Hollywood's biggest night just around the corner, Octavia Spencer chats with Access about winning Best Supporting Actress at the 2012 Oscars. The Academy Awards air this Sunday at 7 p.m. ET on ABC.

Friday, Feb 22, 2013 at 06:25 PM CST

Oscars Bet on Fresh Host, Big Performances

Oscars Bet on Fresh Host, Big Performances

Sunday's Academy Awards serves up Seth MacFarlane as first-time host and musical turns from icons Barbra Streisand, Adele and Shirley Bassey.

Friday, Feb 22, 2013 at 03:57 PM CST

Coppola's Nom Makes Him Part of Family Tradition

Coppola's Nom Makes Him Part of Family Tradition

The "Moonrise Kingdom" co-writer joins acclaimed family members in the elite Academy ranks.

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A front row seat for the 85th annual Academy Awards. The big winners, the brightest stars and the most awe-inspiring fashion gather here to celebrate Hollywood’s most prestigious awards show.