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Academy Awards

  1. Watch Hayao Miyazaki’s Honorary Academy Award Acceptance Speech

    Balse!

    Hayao Miyazaki announced his retirement from feature films last year, and this Saturday he traveled to Los Angeles, California to receive an Honorary Academy Award from the Academy Board of Governors.

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  2. Fox Resolute in Getting Andy Serkis an Oscar Nomination For His Dawn of the Planet of the Apes Performance

    Did you see Dawn of the Planet of the Apes? Do you think Andy Serkis deserves a Best Supporting Actor nomination at the next Academy Awards? Fox does, and they're going to make sure everyone knows it.

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  3. Breaking: Neil Patrick Harris Is Hosting the 2015 Oscars!

    He requests the highest of fives!

    This bodes well for the opening number, doncha think? Gone Girl: The Musical. It's gonna be legen.....DARY.

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  4. Gravity Summed Up In 60 Seconds [VIDEO]

    I Want to Believe

    Didn't catch the Academy Award-nominated Gravity in theaters? Thanks to Leigh Lehav, you can catch up before the big night. Plus, it's less scary this way. Are you following The Mary Sue on Twitter, Facebook, Tumblr, Pinterest, & Google +?

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  5. In Which President Obama Name-Checked Mad Men While Talking About Equal Pay For U.S. Women

    Firsts

    Last night's State of the Union was very much like the Academy Awards. People were honored, people were bored, camera operators got a workout trying to find the right people in the audience. Just swap the political and pop-culture references (one or two political mentions at the Oscars vs. one or two pop-culture items at SOTU). Check out this relevant clip from President Obama's SOTU last night then hit the jump to look at a depressing image of how many Congressmen stood up for this part of the speech.

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  6. The 2014 Oscar Nominations Have Been Announced, Do You Agree?

    All this has happened before...

    While last year's Oscars certainly held its share of Geeky Moments, overall, we were pretty annoyed by it. But we've got Ellen DeGeneres hosting this year! And for that we're thankful. Though she's gonna have to pull out the stops to beat the tag-team that was Tina Fey and Amy Poehler at the Golden Globes. Without further ado, here are the nominations for the 2014 Academy Awards. 

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  7. Things We Saw Today: Random Oscar Winner Generator

    Things We Saw Today

    To create their Random Oscar Winner Generator, TIME took the IMDB keywords of the 233 movies nominated for Best Picture since 1970 and plugged them into an algorithm. My favorite is “A movie star and a film producer in the 1860s cope with fame and adultery,” because time travel. Share yours in the comments.

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  8. Ellen DeGeneres Lip-syncs & Dances Her Way To The Oscars

    Great Moments in Advertising

    How is Ellen so effortless? How! Are you following The Mary Sue on Twitter, Facebook, Tumblr, Pinterest, & Google +?

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  9. Angela Lansbury to Receive First Academy Award

    And All Was Right With the World

    The Governors Awards are one of the side events of the three-ring circus that is the Oscars, honorary and humanitarian awards carved out of the larger broadcast in 2009 and presented in a separate ceremony. The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has announced this year's honorees, which include Steve Martin and Angelina Jolie... and Angela Lansbury, for whom this will be her first Oscar.

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  10. We Have a New Oscar Host: Ellen DeGeneres

    Officially Official

    Maybe it seems a little too early to be thinking about who's hosting the Oscars this year, but apparently somebody is, because Ellen DeGeneres just announced that she'll be returning (she last hosted in 2007) to the Academy Awards as host. Previously in The Academy Awards

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