This year's Oscars was a combination of a high school prom and graduation. There was the pomp and circumstance, the corny music, the interminable length – and, of course, the gowns. Here, perky valedictorian (and Oscar co-host) Anne Hathaway sets the tone in a fire-engine-red Valentino.
Oscar predictions 2011: The Monitor's film critic Peter Rainer picks which movies, and which actors, should win in five major Oscar categories. Best picture, best director, best actor, best actress, and best documentary. Do you agree?
Adam Sandler plays a Beverly Hills plastic surgeon in 'Just Go With It,' a fumbling comedy that could have benefitted from surgical reconstruction.
Colin Firth portrays King George VI and Helena Bonham Carter plays the Queen Mother in a scene from 'The King's Speech,' which garnered 12 Academy Award nominations, including Best Picture, Best Actor for Mr. Firth, Best Supporting Actress for Ms. Bonham Carter, Best Supporting Actor for Geoffrey Rush, Best Director for Tom Hooper, and Best Original Screenplay.
Academy Award nominees were announced Tuesday morning in Los Angeles. Natalie Portman, Jeff Bridges, Christian Bale, and Helena Bonham Carter are also Academy Award nominees for acting.
'Rabbit Hole' explores the stark divide between two parents, played by Nicole Kidman and Aaron Eckhart, and how they negotiate grief over the death of their son.
PBS documentary 'The Calling,' 60-CD set 'Leonard Bernstein: The Symphony Edition,' new Keith Urban album 'Get Closer,' and more recommendations.
Natalie Portman, seen here in 'Black Swan,' was nominated for a Golden Globe award for Best Actress, Drama, for her role in that film, which also won a nomination for Best Picture, Drama, on Dec. 14. The Golden Globe awards will air live on Jan. 16, 2011, on NBC.
But some fresh faces appear in the Best Actress category with Carey Mulligan (‘An Education’) and Gabourey Sidibe (‘Precious’).