84th Academy Awards: The winners list
February 26th, 2012
11:38 PM ET

84th Academy Awards: The winners list

Billy Crystal has wrapped up an uneventful but still enjoyable 84th Academy Awards, so let's review the winners, shall we?

Best picture

"War Horse"

"The Artist" - WINNER

"Moneyball"

"The Descendants"

"The Tree of Life"

"Midnight in Paris"

"The Help"

"Hugo"

"Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close"

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The 84th Academy Awards: The live blog
February 26th, 2012
08:09 PM ET

The 84th Academy Awards: The live blog

Tonight's the big night for Hollywood's finest, as we get ready to honor the year's top performances at the 84th Academy Awards.

Many of the looks on the red carpet were phenomenal, and we can only hope that the Oscars show will be just as entertaining. We're not too worried, though, as the Academy has an old pro up at bat: None other than Billy Crystal.

Producer Brian Grazer told CNN ahead of tonight's ceremony that the theme for the evening is comedy, and that we can expect Crystal to play a big part in that, with a little assistance from stars like Tina Fey, the cast of "Bridesmaids," Will Ferrell and Zach Galifianakis. "We have every star that you’re gonna want to see on this show," Grazer promised.

Not only that, but a few awards will be handed out too, we hear. Have your Oscars ballots ready? Because here we go!

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February 26th, 2012
08:01 PM ET

'Dictator' drama on Oscars red carpet

Although the Academy initially said they weren't interested in having actor Sacha Baron Cohen attend the Oscars as his character from his upcoming film "The Dictator," Cohen's General Aladeen nonetheless made an entrance to the event on Sunday.

It wasn't unexpected, as producer Brian Grazer told "Extra" that the Oscars would be "thrilled" to have Cohen dressed as the  heavily bearded, comical character at the ceremony.

But perhaps the Academy wasn't expecting the actor would bring along props.

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February 26th, 2012
07:26 PM ET

Viola Davis: I've really stepped into who I am

As an actor, there are projects that are simply that, and then there are projects that come with a lesson attached - and Viola Davis says this year's best picture nominee "The Help" has been the latter for her.

Davis, who is also up for the best actress Oscar as well, looked stunning in a green gown and cropped hairstyle on the Oscars red carpet. Many have taken note of Davis' regal, natural 'do, and she says that both her husband and her Oscar-nominated role have helped her to become very confident in who she is.

"My husband said, 'Be who you are,'" Davis said of the decision to rock her natural hair. "Step into who you are. [And] I really have. I felt like this project forced me to step into who I was, the choice of playing a maid in 1963 with a broken dialect, and having to defend my choice...You’ve gotta be who you are and be very confident and bold in who you are."

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February 26th, 2012
07:11 PM ET

Clooney's pre-Oscars prep: Basketball, and a nap

When you're George Clooney, there's no need to stress the Oscars: All the man needs is 10 minutes, and he's red carpet ready.

The double Oscar nominee told us that he's feeling calm headed into the Academy Awards, saying he didn't have any nerves. "I’m happy to be here, I get to see a lot of people I like," the star said. "It’s a fun night."

As his date Stacy Keibler explained, nothing happens in the Clooney house "until 10 minutes before." During the day, the actor played a little basketball, and took a nap as Keibler employed the glam squad to prep for the Oscars red carpet.

But even though he may not need a lot of pre-Oscars planning, "You never take it for granted," Clooney said, "because you don’t know if you’re ever allowed back. So I’m really enjoying this night."


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What made Melissa McCarthy cry on Oscars night?
February 26th, 2012
07:04 PM ET

What made Melissa McCarthy cry on Oscars night?

Not to worry - they were sentimental tears!

Melissa McCarthy explained on the red carpet that the designer of her shoes, pal Brian Atwood, had an inscribed a thoughtful, special message on the bottom of one of her heels.

"My friend Brian Atwood made my shoes with a sweet message on the bottom," McCarthy told us on the red carpet, as she took off her shoe to show it off. (You can't say McCarthy isn't down-to-earth!)

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