Corey Haim missing from Oscars 'In Memoriam'
February 28th, 2011
10:43 AM ET

Corey Haim missing from Oscars 'In Memoriam'

First Corey Haim was left out of the SAG awards' "In Memoriam" montage, and now he's been omitted by the Oscars too.

During last night's remembrance reel of movie industry greats who have passed away in the past year, "The Lost Boys" star, who was 38 when he died of pneumonia and a heart condition in March 2010, was missing.

As Marquee previously reported, Haim's pal Corey Feldman was furious that Haim wasn't included in the SAG awards tribute in January and took the organization to task at the time.

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Oscars: The bomb heard round the Internet
Anne Hathaway was briefly joined by James Franco in a gown as the two hosted the 83rd annual Academy Awards.
February 28th, 2011
09:21 AM ET

Oscars: The bomb heard round the Internet

Let's keep it real: The Twitter chatter about the 83rd Annual Academy Awards on Sunday night was way more entertaining than the actual show.

There was lots of sharp criticism of Hollywood's biggest event out there in the land of social networking, with the brunt of it aimed at hosts Anne Hathaway and James Franco.

The duo of actors were even the subject of a trending topic slugged #youngandhiposcars with the consensus being the show was anything but.

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'Late bloomer' takes the Oscar
February 28th, 2011
12:31 AM ET

'Late bloomer' takes the Oscar

James Franco and Anne Hathaway may have been on hand to produce a younger and more hip Oscars, as the two hosts joked, but some of the most triumphant talent taking the awards - and the spotlight - were seasoned.

"The King's Speech" screenwriter David Seidler won an Oscar for best original screenplay, and, at 73, joked, "My father always said to me I’d be a late bloomer."

Meanwhile, 94-year-old legend Kirk Douglas produced one of the most talked-about moments of the night when he presented the best supporting actress award. Douglas made a few wisecracks before getting down to opening the envelope, and even after he opened it, he still took his own sweet time reading the results. After announcing that the award was going to Melissa Leo for her work in "The Fighter," Douglas still kept the spotlight, engaging in a little repartee with the stunned Oscar winner.

And then there's 67-year-old Randy Newman, who not only performed his original song from "Toy Story 3," "We Belong Together," but also took home the Oscar for it. The win comes after a virtual lifetime of nominations - Newman's been up for 20 - although it's just his second win.

Newman pointed this out in his acceptance speech, teasing, "I don't have a great percentage."


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Listen to your mother - you might win an Oscar
February 28th, 2011
12:27 AM ET

Listen to your mother - you might win an Oscar

From the very start, as promised, the Academy Awards rolled out the red carpet for the moms in the house.

Host Anne Hathaway's mother scolded her from the audience to stand up straight, and James Franco's grandmother stood to inform everyone that she'd spotted "Marky Mark."

Of course, more mom-focused gratitude came from the winners themselves. Best actress winner Natalie Portman thanked her parents for giving her life and the opportunity to work at a young age. She also thanked her fiance (and "Black Swan" choreographer) Benjamin Millepied, with whom she's expecting a child, for giving her "the most important role of my life," she said.

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83rd annual Academy Awards: Winners list
February 27th, 2011
11:37 PM ET

83rd annual Academy Awards: Winners list

Best picture

  • "Black Swan"
  • "The Fighter"
  • "Inception"
  • "The Kids Are All Right"
  • "The King’s Speech" - WINNER
  • "127 Hours"
  • "The Social Network"
  • "Toy Story 3"
  • "True Grit"
  • "Winter’s Bone"

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Melissa Leo: I won an Oscar? Pinch me!
February 27th, 2011
09:50 PM ET

Melissa Leo: I won an Oscar? Pinch me!

Take it from Melissa Leo - winning an Oscar isn't as easy as it looks.

As "The Fighter" star accepted the Academy Award for best supporting actress, she was in such shock she asked presenter Kirk Douglas to pinch her.

"I know there are a lot of people who said nice things to me for several months now, but I’m just shaking in my boots here," Leo told the audience, before issuing a stream of thank you's, among them to "Fighter" director David O. Russell; her co-stars Mark Wahlberg, Christian Bale and Amy “my sweet sister” Adams.

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