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.
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.
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.
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.
Kids play out scenes from the Oscar contenders takes on the new champ!
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.
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.
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.
Here are the nominees for the 2012 Academy Awards. “Lincoln” leads the pack with 12 nominations, with “Life of Pi” just behind it.
When Oscar nominations are announced next week, odds are relatively good that you’ll hear Naomi Watts among the contenders for best actress. You don’t show what it looks like to vomit massive amounts of ingested seaweed and not get that sort of attention, right?
Radio Dave has a fast-moving music and entertainment report for Monday, February 27.
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.
A lot of local fingers will be crossed Sunday for The Descendants to win Best Picture at the Academy Awards.
There were a lot of great movies to watch this year and many of them will be celebrated this Sunday at the Oscars. Even if we didn’t get a chance to go see them all, Mark Rosen’s and Frank Vascellaro’s mother did.
Keep up with the Oscars, from the nominees to the red carpet to the podium. And the Oscar goes to…