THR's Ultimate Insider's Guide to the Oscars

9:00 AM PST 02/20/2013 by THR Staff

The new issue of The Hollywood Reporter celebrates all things Academy Awards, from a star-studded 16 page portfolio to the untold story of the infamous Snow White disaster. Plus: a director's brutally honest voting ballot, how award winners thank Harvey Weinstein more than God, and what Seth MacFarlane's sister Rachael really thinks about his hosting gig.

These stories first appeared in the March 1 issue of The Hollywood Reporter magazine.

THR's Oscar Icons Portfolio: Steven Spielberg, Eva Marie Saint, Michael Moore 
Contenders past and present -- Spielberg with Benh Zeitlin, Marlee Matlin with Quvenzhane Wallis -- swap tales about their biggest awards night fears (giving birth onstage!) to how winning changed their lives. Read more here

'I Was Rob Lowe's Snow White': The Untold Story of Oscar's Nightmare Opening
Actress Eileen Bowman breaks her silence on the surreal tale of how she became part of Oscars infamy. Read more here.

An Oscar Voter's Brutally Honest Ballot
One director shares his choices, calling "Argo" a "whole lot of nothing," saying "Django Unchained" is "Tarantino masturbating" and passing on "Amour" because "there's only so much diaper-changing I can tolerate." Read more here.

5 Reasons Why Seth MacFarlane Will Be a Great Oscars Host (According to His Sister)
Rachael MacFarlane says this is the gig her brother was born to do. Read more here.

PHOTOS: Oscars 2013: 16 Icons Come Together for THR's Oscar Issue

Oscars: What's Next for the Best Actor and Actress Nominees 
Hugh Jackman returns to "X-Men" and Bradley Cooper reunites with David O. Russsell. Read more here

Oscars: What's Next for the Nominated Directors
David O. Russell heads to the 1970s, Ang Lee wants Angelina Jolie in "Cleopatra" -- and Steven Spielberg's still undecided. Read more here.

Award Season Fun Fact: Winners Thank Harvey Weinstein 5 Times More Than God
THR tallied 48 acceptance speeches so far to see who's getting the most praise this Oscar season. Read more here.

THR's Award Season Awards: Worst Anne Hathaway Speech, Best Damage Control (Photos) 
From a torturous torture debate to all those "Les Mis" parodies, the most dubious distinctions from a seemingly endless Oscar season. View the photos here.

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