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Women In Film, including Meryl, toast Oscar

Women In Film, including Meryl, toast OscarOscar-nominated women in front of, and (especially) behind the camera, are celebrated.
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  • 1 week ago
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2015 Academy Award best-picture nominees

2015 Academy Award best-picture nominees"The Grand Budapest Hotel" is set in a famous hotel in the fictional Republic of Zubrowka.
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  • 1 month, 1 week ago
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Truth or fiction? Fact-checking the Oscar films

Truth or fiction? Fact-checking the Oscar filmsExperts provide a reality check for the four best-picture nominees based on real life.
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  • 1 week, 5 days ago
Money

Oscar swag bags: $167,000 — and racy

Oscar swag bags: $167,000 — and racyOscar gift bags set a record price this year, also have some extra-racy items.
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  • 1 week, 3 days ago
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Oscars' best score race is an international affair

Oscars' best score race is an international affairThis is the first time in Academy Awards history with no American composer in the category.
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  • 2 weeks, 5 days ago
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Meet the 2015 Oscar acting nominees

Meet the 2015 Oscar acting nomineesBest actress: Reese Witherspoon as author Cheryl Strayed in "Wild."
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Five secrets of Oscar nominee Rosamund Pike

Five secrets of Oscar nominee Rosamund PikeShe's got a great singing voice and is known to rock a reptile as jewelry.
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Will 'Sniper' boost Oscars rating?

Will 'Sniper' boost Oscars rating?The movie's major box-office haul could spell relief for awards-show producers.
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  • 2 weeks ago
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Inspirational Oscar: Nominations that touch hearts

Inspirational Oscar: Nominations that touch heartsFrom animal protection to Alzheimer's, these themes are sure to touch the heart.
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  • 2 weeks, 1 day ago
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With latest win, 'Birdman' flies to top of Oscars heap

With latest win, 'Birdman' flies to top of Oscars heapThe Oscar race has a clear-cut front-runner in 'Birdman' following Saturday's DGA awards.
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  • 2 weeks, 6 days ago
Nation Now

Moments from past Academy Awards

Moments from past Academy AwardsJared Leto accepts the best-supporting-actor award for "Dallas Buyers Club" in 2014.
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  • 1 week, 2 days ago
People

Red carpet secrets: Sticky bras and waist cinchers

Red carpet secrets: Sticky bras and waist cinchers<p>How do they do it? We all know celebrity perfection takes a team of hands, but occasionally magic is made possible by adhesive, silicone and synthetic fibers. With the Oscars looming, USA TODAY’s Andrea Mandell reveals how to achieve A-list perfection...
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  • 2 weeks ago
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What the SAG wins might mean for the Oscars

What the SAG wins might mean for the OscarsThe competitions for best picture and actor look especially interesting.
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'Grand Budapest,' 'Imitation Game' top WGAs

'Grand Budapest,' 'Imitation Game' top WGAs'True Detective' and 'Louie' win TV awards.
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White, male field spurs Oscars diversity backlash

White, male field spurs Oscars diversity backlashTwitter erupts after 'Selma' is snubbed in acting, directing categories.
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Is 'Sniper' readying to ambush the Oscars?

Is 'Sniper' readying to ambush the Oscars?Clint Eastwood's drama has its sights set on upsetting 'Boyhood' and 'Birdman.'
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  • 3 weeks, 4 days ago
Nation Now

Photos: Great moments of past Academy Awards

Photos: Great moments of past Academy AwardsWith the 2015 Oscars coming up, USA TODAY Network looks back at fantastic moments from past award shows.
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  • 1 week, 6 days ago
Movies

'Birdman' wins four Oscars, including best picture

'Birdman' wins four Oscars, including best pictureEddie Redmayne and Julianne Moore take home lead acting awards.
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Underwear to awareness: Most memorable Oscar moments

Underwear to awareness: Most memorable Oscar momentsUSA TODAY's Donna Freydkin keeps tabs on the Academy Awards
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Winners: Who took home an Oscar?

Winners: Who took home an Oscar?These were the night's honorees.
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Nation Now

We live-designed the most meme-worthy Oscar moments

We live-designed the most meme-worthy Oscar momentsUSA TODAY design guru Jeff Dionise has drawn the top quotes, wins and moments from the 2015 Oscars.
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Smooth Harris can't overcome flat Oscars

Smooth Harris can't overcome flat OscarsAwards-show veteran host's likability was tested by tired material.
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Life

Awkward! Tension between Dakota Johnson and Melanie Griffith

Awkward! Tension between Dakota Johnson and Melanie GriffithDakota Johnson walked the red carpet with her mom and things got awkward.
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  • 6 days ago
Awardcentral

#AskHerMore calls out sexist carpet Q's

#AskHerMore calls out sexist carpet Q'sBetween #AskHerMore and Steve Carell's #HeForShe cufflinks, we're loving all these feminist vibes heading into tonight's show.
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  • 6 days, 3 hours ago
Oscars

3 other times Lady Gaga sang like she did at the Oscars

3 other times Lady Gaga sang like she did at the OscarsLady Gaga's tribute to the Sound of Music Sunday brought the audience to its feet and viewers saying "Wow, I had no idea!"
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Exclusive: What happened behind the scenes at the Oscars?

Exclusive: What happened behind the scenes at the Oscars?Here's what happened after the winners walked offstage.
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J.K. Simmons reveals his secret to a happy career

J.K. Simmons reveals his secret to a happy careerJ.K. Simmons speaks after winning his first ever Oscar. He received Best Supporting Actor for the movie 'Whiplash.'
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You can be a professional seat filler at the oscars

You can be a professional seat filler at the oscarsAlthough these pros fill empty seats next to A-list celebrities, they're not supposed to talk to the stars if they want to keep their jobs. Video provided by Newsy
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Oscars open with more sincerity than hilarity

Oscars open with more sincerity than hilaritySmirk-free Neil Patrick Harris offers earnest salute to "moving pictures."
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Oscars: Is Boyhood still the one to beat?

Oscars: Is Boyhood still the one to beat?But look out for fellow front-runner 'Birdman' and powerful dark horse 'American Sniper.'
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Life

Ryan Seacrest shuns Naomi Watts on red carpet

Ryan Seacrest shuns Naomi Watts on red carpetNaomi Watts may not be on the A-list anymore.
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  • 6 days, 2 hours ago
Movies

See trailers of the Oscar nominees for best picture

See trailers of the Oscar nominees for best pictureWatch the trailers and read the reviews for the best picture nominees.
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Oscar predictions: Do your picks match ours?

Oscar predictions: Do your picks match ours?Let us help you in the office pool with who should and will win.
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Nation Now

The ultimate Oscars acceptance speech flowchart

The ultimate Oscars acceptance speech flowchartPro tip: Thank Oprah.
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  • 1 week, 1 day ago
Movies

Oscar host intends to spank 'Fifty Shades'

Oscar host intends to spank 'Fifty Shades'Neil Patrick Harris will take on the bondage romance. But what else? We asked.
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  • 1 week, 2 days ago
People

10 celeb moments to watch for at the Oscars

10 celeb moments to watch for at the OscarsGuess who's Cumbertaken?
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