Oscars

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Curiocity: Mike’s Mix — The Tuxedo & The Red Carpet

Every Friday, Mike Augustyniak picks up a new cocktail recipe from a local mixologist. Throughout February, Mike’s learning some cocktail recipes from Nicollet Island Inn’s bartender Troy Jurgens. This week’s selections will provide the perfect accompaniment to your Oscar party. And one’s even safe for the kids.

02/28/2014

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Movie Blog: Your 2014 Oscar Pool Cheat Sheet

It’s not exactly the mirror opposite of the situation we had last year at the Academy Awards, but most pundits seem to agree that whereas last year’s best picture frontrunner Argo left the best director […]

02/27/2014

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Working For The Weekend: Entertainment Best Bets

It’s almost the weekend, so let’s get planning. If you want entertainment, you can take a polar plunge, see your favorite Disney characters or watch the Oscars in style.

02/27/2014

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Barkhad Abdi Wins British Academy Award

Barkhad Abdi, the Somali immigrant who was a Twin Cities limo driver before playing a pirate in “Captain Phillips,” won an award at the British Academy Awards over the weekend. Abdi was named best supporting actor, edging Michael Fassbender in “12 Years a Slave” and Bradley Cooper in “American Hustle.”

02/17/2014

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Movie Blog: Predictions For Oscar-Nominated Shorts

For the last few years, I’ve pointed out that winning your Oscar pool in some ways depends on being smart about your selections in the short film categories. That everyone usually has a pretty solid idea of what’s going to win in the major races is mostly a given. Down ballot? A whole ‘nother ball game.

01/31/2014

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1-17-14 The Rash Report On The Morning News With Dave Lee

Minnesota will be represented at the Oscars…..click the above link to hear this weeks RASH REPORT!.

01/17/2014

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Barkhad Abdi: From Mpls. Limo Driver To Oscar Nominated Actor

Minnesota will be well represented at this year’s Academy Awards ceremony. The most notable is former Minneapolis limo driver Barkhad Abdi, who was discovered by the producers of Captain Phillips. Abdi, who had never acted before, is nominated for Best Supporting Actor.

01/16/2014

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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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MN Actor Gets Golden Globe Nod For ‘Phillips’

A Somali actor from Minnesota who made his acting debut in the Tom Hanks’ movie “Captain Phillips” has received a Golden Globes supporting actor nomination. Barkhad Abdi and three other amateur Somali actors from Minnesota portray pirates who hijack an American cargo ship.

12/12/2013

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Local Actor Talks About Role In ‘Capt. Phillips’

A newly discovered actor from Minneapolis is already getting some Oscar buzz, even though his movie hasn’t opened in local theaters yet. Captain Phillips tells the true-life story about a band of Somali pirates who overtook an American cargo ship in 2009.

10/06/2013

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John Williams Video Smack Down For 2-25!

Kids play out scenes from the Oscar contenders takes on the new champ!

02/25/2013

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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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