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“And The Oscar Goes To…” (Live Updates of 86th Academy Awards)


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BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR

Barkhad Abdi, Captain Phillips
Bradley Cooper, American Hustle
Michael Fassbender, 12 Years a Slave
Jonah Hill, The Wolf of Wall Street
Jared Leto, Dallas Buyers Club

BEST ANIMATED SHORT FILM

Feral
Get a Horse!
Mr. Hublot
Possessions
Room on the Broom

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“And The Oscar Goes To…” (Live Updates of 85th Academy Awards)


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BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR
Alan Arkin, Argo
Robert de Niro, Silver Linings Playbook
Philip Seymour Hoffman, The Master
Tommy Lee Jones, Lincoln
Christoph Waltz, Django Unchained

BEST ANIMATED SHORT FILM
Adam and Dog
Fresh Guacamole
Head over Heels
Maggie Simpson in “The Longest Daycare”
Paperman

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Calling Out Affleck’s Casting Decision in “Argo”


Notice anything different in the photos above? If you’ve seen the film, writer Amanda Hess makes a good point: “As the end credits roll, he offers side-by-side comparisons of the film’s characters and their real-life counterparts. It’s a fun exercise—many, like John Goodman and legendary Hollywood makeup artist John Chambers, are the spitting image of one another. Tellingly, Affleck leaves himself and Mendez out.” Her post titled “Ben Affleck Is No Tony Mendez” on Slate.com came across my Twitter timeline just hours after I saw the film.

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The 4 Most Annoying Directions Given to Actors


There’s nothing more irritating than watching a film or television show and noticing bad acting. A lot of it has to do with the actors themselves, but sometimes it’s the directors that fail to direct the actors. You’d think that in preparing each scene and each shot, directors can try to stir away from making their actors look ridiculous while saying their lines. Well, that’s certainly not the case.

Here are four of the most annoying directions given to actors.

  • The Slow Motion First Encounter Stare Off

When our heroes first meet, time slows down, the two are not shy about the awkward staring and smiling, and at least one of them falls instantly in love. Watch this scene from “The Vow.”

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