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OSCAR 2013: James Bond's Skyfall excluded from key nominations

Skyfall won five Oscar nominations on Thursday, the highest tally for a 007 picture, but the major categories including best picture once again eluded the franchise that has just celebrated its 50th anniversary.

OSCAR 2013: reactions from key nominees

Here are reactions from directors or actors involved in all nine of this year's best film Oscar candidates, after the announcement of nominations for the 85th Academy Awards on Thursday.

OSCAR 2013: producers have faith in host Seth MacFarlane

The producers of this year's Oscars show said Monday they have no big red button to press in case boundary-pushing host Seth MacFarlane oversteps the mark. They voiced confidence in the Family Guy creator as more than 160 nominees attended a traditional Oscar luncheon in Beverly Hills.

Life Of Pi likely to bag maximum Oscars?

With 11 Academy Awards nominations – second only to Lincoln with 12 – and the sort of global box-office receipts normally reserved for superheroes, Life of Pi is one of the most unusual megahits ever to hit the big-screen.

Could 9-year-old win youngest best actress Oscar?

She landed the part by lying about her age: Quvenzhane Wallis was five, and the filmmakers were only auditioning girls at least six years old.

Adele practising Chinese therapy to curb stage fright!

Multiple Grammy winner Adele is reportedly practising Chinese Qi Gong breathing therapy in a bid to beat her stage fright ahead of her comeback performance at the Oscars next week.

Oscar movies are hits for a change!

How accurate is Zero Dark Thirty? Is Lincoln an epic of historical recreation or a high school history lesson? What did you think of Django Unchained? Can we get Anne Hathaway something to eat, already?

Oscar win would be a great surprise: Emmanuelle Riva

Veteran French actress Emmanuelle Riva, 85, the oldest ever Academy award nominee for her role in Michael Haneke's Amour, says it would be great to win the best actress Oscar at this stage of her life.

Bird droppings, bull testicles among pre-Oscar beauty treatments!

Hollywood stars wanting to look their best for Tinseltown's biggest night of the year are being offered beauty treatments.

Oscar losers to go home with $45,000 gift bags

Oscar nominees who don't end up with a coveted gold statuette at the Academy Awards on Sunday won't go home empty handed after all.

Heart surgeon reluctant to leave Sudan for Oscars

Italian heart surgeon Gino Strada would really rather not be in Los Angeles for Sunday's Academy Awards, where a documentary about the life-saving work he does in Sudan is up for an Oscar.

And the winner is... memorable Oscars moments

From winners sobbing uncontrollably to shocking political outbursts, bizarre snubs and streakers, the Oscars have seen it all -- and Sunday's Academy Awards ceremony could provide fresh drama.

Oscar, the golden statuette coveted by Hollywood

He stands only 13.5 inches (34 centimeters) tall and weighs just 8.5 pounds (3.85 kilos) -- but Oscar, in all his bald gold-plated glory, is the holy grail of Hollywood.

Life of Pi voted most mistake-free Oscar-worthy movie

Filmmaker Ang Lee's Life of Pi would be a clear winner for best picture at Academy Awards this year if the prize giving was based on the least amount of movie errors, says a survey conducted by

Google predicts Oscar win for Argo

The Oscars are taking place on Sunday, February 24, and everyone is wondering who will win this year's awards. Even Google has outlined its predictions.
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