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Barkhad Abdi, Bill Pohlad Nominated For Oscars

The 86th annual Academy Award nominations for best motion picture have been announced in Beverly Hills, Calif., by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.

01/16/2014

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Movie Blog: Oscar Nomination Predictions

The critics have spoken. The Golden Globes have been handed out. And the Oscar ballots have been in for a week now. The Academy Awards are unquestionably the Super Bowl of the entertainment world. Here are the people and films I expect to be nominated this year.

01/14/2014

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Ellen DeGeneres To Host 2014 Academy Awards

A familiar face on WCCO’s daytime television is heading for the Oscars.

08/02/2013

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Working For The Weekend: Entertainment Best Bets

It’s Thursday, and that means it’s time to start planning some weekend fun. This weekend, you can celebrate black history month in St. Paul, the Academy Awards in Minneapolis and the best of Minnesota fashion.

02/21/2013

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Movie Blog: Your 2013 Oscar Pool Cheat Sheet

This year’s Academy Awards race is a potential cluster, but here are my educated guesses as to what will emerge victorious in a year ripe for Oscar asterisks, along with my own personal preferences.

02/20/2013

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Movie Blog: Ranking The Oscar-Nominated Shorts

If you want to really take names in your Oscar pool, you have to know your way around the short film categories. Most simply choose blindly in those three races, often favoring the most pleasing or serious sounding title in the lineup.

01/30/2013

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Movie Blog: 2012 Oscar Nominations

Here are the nominees for the 2012 Academy Awards. “Lincoln” leads the pack with 12 nominations, with “Life of Pi” just behind it.

01/10/2013

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Dave Lee Shares Monday Entertainment Report

Radio Dave has a fast-moving music and entertainment report for Monday, February 27.

02/27/2012

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Oscar Fashion: Hits & Misses

The Academy Awards bring out the big stars in Hollywood every year. Natalie Kane and Sara Rogers, trend specialist at Mall of America, share their choices for the best and worst dressed.

02/27/2012

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Interview: Local Man Who Produced ‘The Descendants’

A lot of local fingers will be crossed Sunday for The Descendants to win Best Picture at the Academy Awards.

02/24/2012

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Entertainment Tonight Host Nancy O’Dell Previews Academy Awards

Nancy O’Dell of Entertainment Tonight shared some inside information on the Academy Awards Show with Dave Lee Friday morning

02/24/2012

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Complete 2012 Oscars Coverage

Keep up with the Oscars, from the nominees to the red carpet to the podium. And the Oscar goes to…

02/23/2012

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Movie Blog: Your Oscar Ballot Cheat Sheet

The ballots are in and the votes are being tabulated. The Oscars will be handed out this Sunday evening and it’s looking to be a big night for The Artist and Hugo, which lead the race with 10 and 11 nominations, respectively.

02/22/2012

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Movie Blog: Oscar Shorts At The Lagoon

Want to win your Oscar pool? Well, it often comes down to picking the short film categories. Luckily for you, the Lagoon Theater will be presenting the ten movies nominated in the short animated film and short live action film categories this Friday

02/09/2012

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2 Best Picture Nominees With MN Connections

Two movies with high-profile Minnesota connections were among the best picture Oscar nominees as announced Tuesday morning.

01/24/2012

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2012 Academy Award Nominations

The nominees for the Oscar award were announced Tuesday morning in Hollywood

01/24/2012

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Oscar Fashions Make Biggest News

Dave Lee has been talking with everyone about Oscar night fashion trends.

02/28/2011

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Movie Blog: Oscar Pool Cheat Sheet

Still haven’t knocked down all 10 of Oscar’s best picture nominees? Never fear. There’s still plenty of time to get them all in before the the Oscars are handed out on Sunday evening. But it will take some stamina.

02/25/2011

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The Grannies Take On The Oscars

Awards season is in full swing and before the Academy Awards gets to choose the winners, we let our own expert panel make its predictions — the grannies.

02/24/2011

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Movie Blog: Ranking Oscar’s Shorts

Every Oscar year, I’m usually most excited to see the movies that are nominated in the three short film categories.

02/15/2011

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Movie Blog: Cleaning Up The Oscar Slate

Switching Hailee Steinfeld from supporting to lead actress is but one of the corrections I feel compelled to make to this year’s Oscar slate. Here are a few more categories I feel could be cleaned up with just one key substitution.

01/25/2011

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Movie Blog: ‘King’s Speech’ Leads Oscar Nods

Up until now, most of the conversation when it comes to Oscars has been centered around The Social Network, the movie that everyone and their mother “knows” is “The Best Movie Of The Year.”

01/25/2011

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Movie Blog: Minnesota Short An Oscar Finalist

The filmmakers behind the Minneapolis-filmed short Ana’s Playground are no doubt used to accolades by this point. But an announcement made on Tuesday was something else altogether.

12/01/2010

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Movie Blog: Biggest Oscar Controversies Ever

Is it possible to have an Academy Award year go by without some sort of controversy popping up? The answer is yes, but it’s a lot more fun when all hell breaks loose. Godard’s award is just a drop in the bucket of Oscar’s turbulent history. Here are some of the most notable Oscar controversies of all time.

11/15/2010

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