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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.

Happy to see a lullaby get recognised at Oscars: Jayashri

Carnatic vocalist Bombay Jayashri, who is the only Indian this year to be nominated for an Oscar for 'Life of Pi', says she is thrilled to see her simple lullaby get recognised at the Academy Awards.

Oscars 2013: best actress winners to present at ceremony

Best actress Oscar winners Halle Berry, Sandra Bullock, Nicole Kidman and Reese Witherspoon will be among the presenters at next week's 85th Academy Awards, organizers said Wednesday.

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.

Argo, Lincoln vie for Oscars crown in open race

Steven Spielberg goes into next weekend's Oscars with the most nominations for his presidential Lincoln, but the momentum is all with Ben Affleck's thriller Argo in the Academy Awards home straight.

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.

Salma Hayek, John Travolta, Liam Neeson turn Oscar presenters

Academy has added actors Salma Hayek Pinault, Melissa McCarthy, Liam Neeson and John Travolta to its star-studded list of Oscar presenters.

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.

I had to prove myself: Ben Affleck

Actor Ben Affleck says it was a nightmare becoming a film director because of snobbery from Hollywood bigwigs.

Oscars 2013 predictions: Who will bag the Academy award?

As the Academy awards ceremony closes in, we take you through the Oscar nominees and nominations. And you tell us who you think will win the prestigious and highly-coveted award this year. VOTE INSIDE

Oscars show to hit musical high note

Barbra Streisand will perform for the first time in 36 years, Adele will sing Skyfall, and the stars of Chicago will reunite 10 years after their Academy Awards triumph.

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.

Palestinian Oscar nominee laments US airport snub

Oscar-nominated Palestinian director Emad Burnat lamented that US border guards detained him and his family at the Los Angeles airport as they arrived for the awards show. Burnat, whose Five Broken Cameras is up for...
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