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86th Annual Academy Awards Recap and Full Winners List

The 86th annual Academy Awards hosted by Ellen DeGeneres were held March 2 at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles. Let’s take a look at some of the best and worst moments from the show as well as the full list of winners.

Best:

Pizza Delivery: DeGeneres had pizza delivered to the A-list stars that had to sit through the long award show. Brad Pitt was seen helping to pass out paper plates and Jared Leto was generous with his piece of pizza which he gave to his mom. DeGeneres then passed around Pharrell’s now famous hat to tip the pizza delivery guy.

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The Best Oscar Viewing Parties in NYC!

Abandon the sofa and grab your coat—New York City has some of the best Oscar viewing parties around! The Academy Awards air this Sunday, and since it's of the biggest televised events of the year, plenty of venues are putting on celebrations filled with trivia, specialty cocktails, and of course, big screen TVs.

This music venue and multimedia art cabaret is hosting The Big Oscars Quiz Thing, an annual party and live trivia experience. The game show-like event will test you and your friends, pitting teams of attendees against each other to answer questions on the movie industry, music, history, sports, and more (you write answers on their Big Quiz Thing Answer Pad to avoid any form of shouting-out-incorrect-answers humiliation). The night starts at 5:30 pm, with the trivia contest preceding red carpet and award show fun. Tickets are $15, but $10 in advance.

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Jonah Hill Took Pay Cut to Work with Martin Scorsese

Some actors will do anything to get a part in a movie with a big time director like Martin Scorsese. For instance, Jonah Hill was willing to take a pay cut just to work with the director in the Oscar nominated film The Wolf of Wall Street.

In a recent interview on Howard Stern’s radio show, the Best Supporting Actor nominee said he only made $60,000, the SAG minimum, for the film’s seven month shoot. “They gave me the lowest amount of money possible, that was their offer,” Hill said during the interview.

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The 2014 Academy Award Nominations Have Been Announced!

The nominees for the 86th annual Academy Awards were announced today by actor Chris Hemsworth and Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences President Cheryl Boone. This year the Oscars will be hosted by Ellen DeGeneres and will air on Sunday March 2 on ABC. Here is a list of the nominees:

Best Picture:

American Hustle

Captain Phillips

Dallas Buyers Club

Gravity

Her

Nebraska

Philomena

12 Years a Slave

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Oscar Worthy Cocktails

With the biggest award show falling this weekend, it's imperative to be prepared -- all the celebs are, after all. As you watch the hottest start walk the red carpet, sip on Oscar-worthy cocktails, full of bling, posing power, James Bond appeal. Whip up one of these camera-ready concoctions and get ready for your close up!


Pucker Bold Berry Bling
1 ½ parts Pucker Vodka Raspberry Rave
3 Fresh Blackberries
2-3 Fresh Basil Leaves
1 part Soda
1 part Lemon-Lime Soda

Add ice to a cocktail shaker. Gently squeeze the juice from the blackberries and add the berries to the shaker. Tear basil into small pieces and add. Add vodka and shake vigorously. Add soda, lemon-lime soda and pour into a Collins glass.

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Oscar Viewing Party at KTCHN

Watch the 85th Academy Awards in style at KTCHN Restaurant. Their viewing party will play homage to the first annual Academy Awards in 1929. Enjoy a cocktail hour at 7pm featuring champagne drink specials and complimentary hors d'oeuvres while you watch the red carpet arrivals on the restaurant's 120 inch screen TV. Continue the evening watching the awards ceremony while feasting on a special menu showcasing the dishes served at the first Oscar awards dinner, including consomme celestine, filet of sole saute au beurre and long branch potatoes, or you can opt for KTCHN's regular dinner menu.

All guests will have a chance to predict the night's big winners for the chance to win a variety of prizes and even their own Oscar (the edible candy version). Please book your reservations in advance at their website. Happy viewing!

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And the Oscar Nominees Are...

It's that time of year again --Hollywood's award season! The time of year where people obsess over who-won -what-wearing-what-on-the-arm-of-who. Did you get all that? More importantly, film greatness is honored and recognized. While the Academy Awards have received lukewarm reviews in the past few years over choice of host, a slow-moving program, and generally unfunny punchlines; everyone gets excited over who will win best Actor and Actress in a leading role, and that final nailbiting moment: Best Picture of the Year.

(For the record, leads we're pulling for are Brad Pitt in Moneyball and Glenn Close in Albert Nobbs.)

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New Set Pictures from 'The Dark Knight Rises'

How excited are you?!

It's terrible that The Dark Knight Rises will not be in theaters until July of next year. 2012 seems so far away...the strain of multiple college courses have barely made their biannual papercut on your summer vacation psyche social life yet.

JustJared got ahold of some Dark Knight sneak peek goodness, mostly with Anne Hathaway, portraying Selina Kyle (Catwoman) in an array of different slinky outfits. Also present (of course!) is Bruce Wayne himself, Christian Bale.

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Academy Awards 2011

Last night, millions of people were gathered behind their TV to watch the 83rd Academy Awards Ceremony. Los Angeles was without any doubts the place to be. But let's be honest, the ceremony was tasteless.

Hosts Anne Hathaway and James Franco were too much. They tried really hard to do their best but it didn't pay off. They are actors, not comedians.

Melissa Leo dropped the F-Bomb during her acceptance speech for her Supporting win in The Fighter: "When I watched Kate two years ago, it looked so f---ing easy." she said. Very classy.

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Trent Reznor Takes Home An Oscar For 'The Social Network'

The Social Network was one of the biggest movies of 2010. It was highly praised by critics, and was nominated for quite a few awards at last nights Academy Awards ceremony.

In particular, Trent Reznor and his collaborator, Atticus Ross, were nominated—and won for Best Original Score for their work in The Social Network. They were up against some pretty impressive competition, including: Hans Zimmer’s work on “Inception,” and Alexandre Desplat’s work on “The King’s Speech.”

It is the first Academy Award won by Reznor. He won a Golden Globe for Best Original Score at the Golden Globes for his work in the movie, as well.

Reznor and Ross will also be working on another David Fincher movie, The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo.