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  1. Brutally Honest Oscar Voter Ballot No. 3

    4:18 pm 2/27/2014

    A member of the Academy's executives branch talks THR's Scott Feinberg through his picks: "Gravity" is "spiritual," I'm voting for "the 'Captain Phillips' guy" and "Dallas Buyers" makeup succeeds in making stars "look like they're really dying!"Read more

  2. Oscars: Inside the Last, Desperate Push to Win Over Voters Before Balloting Closes

    4:32 pm 2/24/2014

    From taking over the late-night talk shows to going anywhere a reporter and camera might follow —even the Vatican — this year's nominees have stopped at nothing to court votes during the final days of this year's cutthroat Oscar race.Read more

  3. Barkhad Abdi in Talks to Star in Marathon Drama 'The Place That Hits the Sun' (Exclusive)

    11:22 am 2/24/2014

    The actor received an Oscar nomination for his film debut "Captain Phillips."Read more

  4. BAFTA Awards: Which Winners Will Repeat at the Oscars - and Which Ones Won't? (Analysis)

    1:33 pm 2/16/2014

    THR's awards analyst explains why the most noteworthy result of the night was the loss of "12 Years a Slave" newcomer Lupita Nyong'o to "American Hustle" A-lister Jennifer Lawrence in the best supporting actress race. Read more

  5. Nominees Night 2014: THR Celebrates Oscar Hopefuls With Star-Packed Soiree

    3:36 pm 2/10/2014

    UPDATED: Leonardo DiCaprio, Jared Leto, Lupita Nyong'o, David O. Russell and Alfonso Cuaron were among the contenders feted at the annual Nominees Night party at Spago on Feb. 10.Read more

  6. Oscars: Leonardo DiCaprio, Jennifer Lawrence and More on Dealing With the Demands of Their Roles

    8:00 am 1/27/2014

    This year’s nominated actors and actresses spill all, from the biggest challenges to getting inside the heads of their (sometimes unlikable) characters.Read more

  7. Oscars: Lupita Nyong'o, Barkhad Abdi Land Noms for First Movie Roles

    6:41 am 1/16/2014

    Acting novice Abdi made his debut in "Captain Phillips," while Nyong'o's second-ever role was in "12 Years a Slave."Read more

  8. What to Make of the SAG Awards Nominations (Analysis)

    5:42 am 12/11/2013

    THR's awards analyst says noms for Barkhad Abdi, Daniel Bruhl, Forest Whitaker and the "Dallas Buyers Club" ensemble were not assured -- and snubs of "All Is Lost" star Robert Redford and the "Saving Mr. Banks" ensemble were surprising.Read more

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