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‘Lincoln’ leads Oscars with 12 nominations

The Civil War saga “Lincoln” leads the Academy Awards with 12 nominations, including best picture, director for Steven Spielberg and acting honors for Daniel Day-Lewis, Sally Field and Tommy Lee …


UPDATED: Sun., Feb. 26, 2012, 9:07 p.m.

‘The Artist’ takes five Oscars

Octavia Spencer of “The Help” is the winner of the Academy Award for best supporting actress.


Critics weigh in on rest of Oscar ballot

Our dueling film critics cast their eyes to some of the other categories on this year’s Oscar ballot. Best Cinematography


Blanchette: Not the version of ‘Moneyball’ we would pick

So finally the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences gets a clue and puts a baseball movie up for Best Picture. Except they make it “Moneyball.”


Academy Awards may come down to age vs. youth

Experience is supposed to give us an edge in life. But when it comes to predicting who is going to win an Academy Award, experience usually just confuses me. Example: …


Blanchette: Not the version of ‘Moneyball’ we would pick

So finally the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences gets a clue and puts a baseball movie up for Best Picture.


Blanchette: Academy overlooks fine sports films

Watched the Oscars last night and was terribly disappointed that no awards were given to my favorite movie of the past year, “Carrie II – The Ballet.” Then someone told …


‘King’s Speech,’ ‘Social Network’ top contenders for Best Picture

It’s easy to see why audiences have fallen in love with “The King’s Speech,” a period drama starring Colin Firth as a British monarch who overcomes a debilitating stammer. The …


Oscars: Likable bunch; so who do you like best?

A king, a cowboy, a criminal, a mountain climber and a ladder climber – those are the five roles that earned this year’s best actor Oscar nominees their honors. Audiences …


Spotlight: CdA’s Owens achieves visual success in Hollywood

Michael Owens, who lives in Coeur d’Alene, is an Oscar nominee for Best Achievement in Visual Effects for his work on the movie “Hereafter.” Owens is the real deal: He …


‘The King’s Speech,’ ‘True Grit’ top Oscar nominations

“The King’s Speech” dominated the Oscar nominations on Tuesday morning, earning 12 nods including best picture and best lead actor for Colin Firth as King George VI, who battles to …


Oscar races feeling throes of 3-D’s rise

Imagine if Oscar voters in 1939 saw “The Wizard of Oz” only in black and white. Would they have nominated the film for best picture and best visual effects if …


Will ‘Harry’ finally conjure an Oscar?

There is something touching about the fact that “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 1” opened in mid-November. It’s the unofficial beginning of Oscar season, after all. Whether …


‘The Hurt Locker’ captures six Oscars

LOS ANGELES – The Iraq war drama “The Hurt Locker” won best picture and five other prizes Sunday at the Academy Awards, its haul including best director for Kathryn Bigelow. …


Booth Gardner film nominated for Academy Award

Booth Gardner says he no longer dwells on death. He’s got a lot going on in his life.


Actors portraying dark side of humanity attracting kudos

For your consideration: A pedophile serial killer with a creepy dollhouse hobby, a murderous Nazi who delights in tormenting Jews, and a hateful mother who abuses her daughter and granddaughter. …


Oscars will omit live song performances

Some of Oscar’s most memorable moments have come during performances of nominated songs. Among them: rap group Three 6 Mafia surrounded by streetwalkers as they performed “It’s Hard Out Here …


‘Avatar,’ ‘The Hurt Locker’ lead Oscar nominations

The science-fiction sensation “Avatar” and the war-on-terror thriller “The Hurt Locker” lead the Academy Awards with nine nominations each, including best picture and director for former spouses James Cameron and …


Oscars double best-picture field

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. – The Academy Awards will have 10 best-picture nominees instead of the usual five starting next year, improving the odds for films such as “The Dark Knight,” …


Cherilyn Cieryca wins Oscar contest

“Slumdog Millionaire” was the big winner in this year’s Oscars, but it was almost as big for Coeur d’Alene movie fan Cherilyn Cieryca. Cieryca won this year’s Spokesman-Review Oscar Contest …


Best of Spokesman.com blogs: Oscar wrap

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‘Slumdog’ rules the Oscars with 8 prizes

LOS ANGELES – “Slumdog Millionaire” took the best-picture Academy Award and seven other Oscars on Sunday, including director for Danny Boyle, whose ghetto-to-glory story paralleled the film’s unlikely rise to …


Walters’ special includes Oscar host Jackman

NEW YORK – Hugh Jackman is a charmer and the height of cool. But his role as host of Sunday’s Oscar broadcast has given this versatile entertainer a trace of …


Last call for The S-R’s annual Oscar contest

Time is rapidly running out to enter The Spokesman-Review’s annual Oscar contest. Online entries must be received by 5 p.m. Monday. Go to www.spokesman.com/oscars and follow the instructions.


One more vote for ‘Slumdog’

New York gossip columnist Cindy Adams thinks she has the inside dope on the upcoming Oscars broadcast, set for Feb. 22. According to Adams, “the money’s on”:


‘Curious,’ ‘Slumdog’ lead Oscar nominations

HOLLYWOOD – They are now the leading contenders for the top Academy Award – and while “Slumdog Millionaire” and “The Curious Case of Benjamin Button” could hardly be more different …


‘Benjamin Button’ leads Oscars with 13 nominations

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. — The romantic fantasy “The Curious Case of Benjamin Button” led Academy Awards contenders Thursday with 13 nominations, among them best picture and acting honors for Brad …