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Melissa Leo: Soap Opera Catfighter, ‘Treme’ Pussycat

Imperiled Oscar favorite Melissa Leo's savage TV catfight makes Christian Bale look like a wuss, but 'Treme' cocreator Eric Overmyer says she couldn't be sweeter to work with.

The Biggest Youthquake Since 1977 Hits the Oscars

Critic Carrie Rickey surveys the flood of young blood: Almost half the acting Oscar noms are 40 or under.

Oscars: Research Predicts Christian Bale Win; 12% Ratings Rise (Exclusive)

Zeta Interactive, which mined 200 million pieces of Oscars-related online content, also predicts that the audience for Sunday's telecast could rise 12% over last year.

Oscars: Will the Loudest Actors Win?

If you want an Oscar, it doesn't pay to play it cool. Here are the noisiest contenders -- and likeliest to win on Sunday.

Oscars Forecast: 4 Weird Things You Should See, 24 Things You Will See

The Oscar polls closed Tuesday at 5 p.m., so here's what's going to happen at the Oscars on Feb. 22 (plus four imaginary scenes that would make the show way more entertaining).

‘King’s Speech,’ ‘Black Swan’s’ Barbara Hershey Lead Best Cast Wish List

No, there are no Best Casting Oscars. So "General Hospital'" Mark Teschner decided to make some nominations on his own -- Barbara Hershey's casting director, get that speech ready!

Oscar Insiders: Why the Academy Should Kill the Best Song Category

Some experts are suggesting to replace it with an adapted-music award. The good news is, the Academy will likely be open to new ideas, writes Tim Appelo.

‘Fighter’ Q&A with David O. Russell (Video)

Back Stage and the SAG Foundation's Q&A with "The Fighter" director David O. Russell.

Oscar’s Big Lie

THE RACE: How this year's crop of best picture nominees occasionally bends the truth.

Hailee Steinfeld Wins Best Supporting Actress in Gurus o’Gold Poll

Suddenly at the last minute, "True Grit's" teen titan Hailee Steinfeld tops the influential pundits' poll, showing how volatile the supporting actress category is this year.

Why ‘Anti-Pimp’ Helena Bonham Carter Might Steal Melissa Leo’s Oscar

Blogger Anne Thompson argues that the "King's Speech" star has already turned in two of the best performances on the campaign trail: at The Hollywood Reporter's actress roundtable and the Oscar…

Tom Hooper: The Thrill of Victory, the Agony of Defeat

Director Tom Hooper's face reveals his triumph over seven BAFTAs for "The King's Speech" -- and also the pain of his loss to David Fincher. So which one will win the best directing Oscar?