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Helen Mirren on Winning an Oscar: “It’s an indescribable moment”

"It’s hard to say, because you don’t know what would have happened if you hadn’t won" - Helen Mirren When Asked If Winning an Oscar Changed Her Career

Watch the Acceptance Speeches from Julianne Moore, J.K. Simmons, Eddie Redmayne and Patricia Arquette

Of the four speeches from last nights Academy Awards acting categories, J.K. Simmons was my favorite. We’d heard him say some of the same things back when he won his SAG Award but the whole ‘call your parents’ moment really got me. Did I call my parents? No, but that’s because I’m a jackass. But it was still a lovely moment. Eddie Redmayne‘s was fun as well. That moment when he jumped up and down was really nice. Patricia Arquette and Julianne Moore are just two wonderful human beings, aren’t they? Besides being terrific actresses, they are smart and caring ... Read more

Check Out the Oscar Speeches from Lupita Nyong’o, Jared Leto, Cate Blanchett & Matthew McConaughey

Lupita Nyong’o. Jared Leto. Cate Blanchett. Matthew McConaughey. They had a night to remember, didn’t they? Each won Academy Awards last night for the excellent work and below are their speeches with a small portion of each transcribed. My favorite was from Lupita Nyong’o. Such joy and happiness. McConaughey’s was pretty terrific as well… giving the full-on McConaughey. Check the all out below! Lupita Nyong’o – Actress in a Supporting Role “Yes! Thank you to the Academy for this incredible recognition. It doesn’t escape me for one moment that so much joy in my life is thanks to so much ... Read more

Hugh Jackman: “I feel way more comfortable in front of the camera than I did ten years ago”

In the last year, Hugh Jackman‘s career has soared to new heights with his first Academy Award nomination for Les Misérables. With a busy awards show schedule, he still found the time to work on the thriller Prisoners. That film with director Denis Villeneuve taught him a few lessons. The 44-year-old talked about one particularly punishing scene with actor Paul Dano. Jackman shared, “Maybe this is my arrogance, but I thought he was going to come up and say, ‘Thank you,’ And he says, ‘I need you to go there, man.’ I was like, ‘That wasn’t there?'” For any actor, ... Read more

Ethan Hawke Disses the Oscars: “It’s so asinine”

Most actors in Hollywood have learned not to bite the hand that feeds them—namely the Academy Awards. But Ethan Hawke had no problem criticizing the Oscars in a recent interview with Gotham magazine.

Oscar Speech and Backstage Interview: Jennifer Lawrence for Best Actress (video)

Jennifer Lawrence, Best Actress winner for Silver Linings Playbook

Zach Galifianakis’ ‘Between Two Ferns’ Oscar Edition (video)

Zach Galifianakis' Between Two Ferns is back just in time for the upcoming Academy Awards.

The 85th Academy Awards will be hosted by…. Seth MacFarlane

It was just announced that Seth MacFarlane will host the 85th Academy Awards®.

Oscar Winner James Cromwell on Academy Awards: “It isn’t a contest — we’re all in this together”

“It’s a lot of hoopla, which is not really what we do as actors and as artists. We like to do the work, and the work stands for itself, and then the industry takes over,” Cromwell opined

Jennifer Lawrence to Announce the Nominations for the 84th Academy Awards®

Sherak and Lawrence will unveil the nominations in 10 of the 24 categories at the Academy's Samuel Goldwyn Theater in Beverly Hills.

More controversy over Natalie Portman’s dancing in “Black Swan”

Lane points out dancing was the real star of the film. "It was everything to the movie. It’s called “Black Swan.”

Whoopi Goldberg admits to smoking weed before accepting her 1991 Oscar (with video)

"I know you're not supposed to admit that you smoked pot...but just because I do it doesn't mean you should."

Elizabeth Taylor dies at 79

"She is singular and indelible on film and in our hearts."

Academy Awards: Press Room Cams

Here's a batch of press room interviews from the Academy Awards featuring Colin Firth, Natalie Portman, Christian Bale, Melissa Leo and Aaron Sorkin.

Alec Baldwin on co-hosting the Academy Awards: “It was very intimidating for me”

Baldwin adds, "the Oscars are different from other award shows in that some of these people are going to win this award and it’s going to shoot them into the stratosphere. It’s going to change their lives.”

Before The Oscars: Melissa Leo

How did this year’s Academy Award nominees begin their acting careers? Find out in The Daily Actor’s “Before The Oscars” special feature.

Before The Oscars: Natalie Portman

How did this year’s Academy Award nominees begin their acting careers? Find out in The Daily Actor’s “Before The Oscars” special feature.

Before The Oscars: Colin Firth

How did this year’s Academy Award nominees begin their acting careers? Find out in The Daily Actor’s “Before The Oscars” special feature.

Before The Oscars: John Hawkes

How did this year’s Academy Award nominees begin their acting careers? Find out in The Daily Actor’s “Before The Oscars” special feature.