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  1. Oscars Behind-the-Scenes: Ellen DeGeneres Plans Selfie, Rehearses 'Wine Captain' Joke (Video)

    9:14 am PST 03/06/2014
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    The host is also shown interacting with presenters Channing Tatum, Benedict Cumberbatch, Will Smith and Jennifer Lawrence backstage, where the "American Hustle" star joked about taking a topless photo. READ MORE

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  2. 'Captain Phillips' Breakout Barkhad Abdi Living Off Per Diems (Report)

    10:52 am PST 03/04/2014
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    The best supporting actor Oscar nominee was only paid $65,000 for his role in the Sony film, which he shot more than two years ago, and many of his clothes for the awards circuit were rented. READ MORE

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  3. Oscars: 7 Inside Jokes Explained

    12:18 pm PST 03/03/2014
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    Sunday night's ceremony featured jokes about L.A.'s weather, key moments in nominated movies like "Captain Phillips," "Dallas Buyers Club" and "The Wolf of Wall Street" and Sandra Bullock's wealth. READ MORE

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  4. Brutally Honest Oscar Voter Ballot No. 3

    7:01 am PST 02/28/2014
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    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

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

    6:09 pm PST 02/25/2014
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    The actor received an Oscar nomination for his film debut "Captain Phillips." READ MORE

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

    2:33 pm PST 02/25/2014
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    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

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

    3:31 pm PST 02/16/2014
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    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

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

    8:12 pm PST 02/10/2014
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    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

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

    8:00 am PST 01/27/2014
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    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

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  10. Beginner's Luck? Actors Who Scored Oscar Nominations With Film Debuts

    3:11 pm PST 01/16/2014
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    It's anything but chance that Lupita Nyong'o of "12 Years a Slave" and Barkhad Abdi of "Captain Phillips" scored nods for their first forays into feature films, joining the ranks of many veteran actors who made noteworthy entrances on the big screen. READ MORE

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

    6:51 am PST 01/16/2014
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    Acting novice Abdi made his debut in "Captain Phillips," while Nyong'o's second-ever role was in "12 Years a Slave." READ MORE

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  12. 18 Breakthrough Stars of 2013: Lorde, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Tatiana Maslany and More

    4:52 pm PST 12/27/2013
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    The actors, actresses and musicians who went from relatively unknown to well-known, acclaimed performers, presented in alphabetical order. READ MORE

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

    7:37 am PST 12/11/2013
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    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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  14. THR Panel: 6 Breakthrough Performers on Difficult Directors and Working Without a Script (Video)

    5:00 am PST 12/02/2013
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    A conversation with Barkhad Abdi ("Captain Phillips"), Adele Exarchopoulos ("Blue Is the Warmest Color"), Greta Gerwig ("Frances Ha"), Kathryn Hahn ("Afternoon Delight"), David Oyelowo ("The Butler") and Olivia Wilde ("Drinking Buddies"). READ MORE

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  15. THR Breakthrough Performers Panel

    6:46 am PST 12/01/2013
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    Olivia Wilde (Drinking Buddies), Adele Excharpoulos (Blue Is the Warmest Color), Kathryn Hahn (Afternoon Delight), Greta Gerwig (Francis Ha), David Oyelowo (Lee Daniels' The Butler), Barkhad Abdi (Captain Phillips) join THR's awards analyst Scott Feinberg to discuss their award-worthy movies. READ MORE

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  16. 'Captain Phillips' B-Roll

    12:00 am PDT 06/01/2013
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