Thursday, February 27, 2014

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The 86th annual Academy Awards will be broadcast this Sunday, March 2nd on ABC. Whether you're a movie buff or just tuning in for the fashion, we're here to help you make the most out of award season. Want more? Follow @aboutdotcom for some fun facts about the Oscars during the live telecast starting at 6pm EST.

And the Nominees Are....
Academy members had a few surprises up their sleeves when it came to voting for the 2014 Oscars. Names curiously missing from the list of nominees include Tom Hanks (who could have been a dual nominee for Saving Mr. Banks and Captain Phillips), Robert Redford, Forest Whitaker, Emma Thompson, and Daniel Bruhl. Instead of Bruhl, Jonah Hill—who hadn't received any love from critics groups or guilds—snagged a Best Supporting Actor nomination. See the full list of nominees.
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20 Years of Best Actress Oscar Gowns
For some folks, award shows are all about the fashion. While we can't predict who will be best dressed this year (though red carpet darling Jennifer Lawrence is sure to look flawless, per usual), we can revisit the gorgeous frocks from years gone by.
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10 Best Picture Winners That Weren't
Giving out awards for films is obviously a subjective enterprise. One person's Godfather is another's Norbit. However, many will agree that there have been some winners that simply made no sense—either because of their competition or simply because their nominations are baffling. Here are 10 Best Picture winners that didn't deserve that statuette.
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Host a Glamorous Oscars Party
An Oscars viewing party is your opportunity to pull out your very fanciest nibbles and drinks. While you may not be able to strut down the red carpet yourself, you can create an air of exclusivity and elegance at home. See our tips for hosting an awards season extravaganza.

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