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Who are the 11 new presenters added to the Oscars 2020 ceremony?

Who are the 11 new presenters added to the Oscars 2020 ceremony?
The Oscars 2020 ceremony will not have a host this year, but producers are making sure some of the laughs are already guaranteed. New presenters added by the motion picture academy on Tuesday are Will Ferrell, Mindy Kaling, Julia Louis-Dreyfus and Kristen Wiig. The complete list of 11 names revealed also includes Zazie Beetz, Timothee Chalamet, Gal Gadot, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Anthony Ramos, Mark Ruffalo and Kelly Marie Tran.

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They had already announced that last year’s Oscar winners Olivia Colman, Rami Malek, Regina King, Mahershala Ali are returning as presenters for the 92nd annual ceremony. More presenters will be added soon. No word yet on who might perform during the In Memoriam segment.

All five nominees for Best Original Song will be performed on the ABC broadcast. Producers Lynette Howell Taylor and Stephanie Allain have announced the following singers for
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Oscars 2020: Why ‘Hair Love’ Leads Strong Best Animated Shorts

The Best Animated Shorts race is about the difficulty of connecting as families and friends. There are three stop-motion works, and two that are 2D (“Hair Love” and “Kitbull”). Three are directed by women — “Daughter’s” Daria Kashcheeva, “Kitbull’s” Rosana Sullivan, and “Sister’s” Siqi Song” — and “Hair Love” is directed by black filmmaker Matthew Cherry. All are very personal in tackling loneliness and fear and advancing animation to achieve intimate, abstract expressions.

“Hair Love,” the frontrunner, concerns a single black father trying to do his daughter’s hair for the first time. It was financed through Kickstarter, animated by Six Point Harness, and distributed by Sony Pictures Animation. Animation newbie Cherry (“BlacKkKlansman” executive producer) was intrigued about the trend of black dads doing their daughter’s hair on YouTube videos going viral. “I wanted to [turn around] those negative stereotypes of dads not being involved in their kids’ lives, and represent that mainstream,
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Every Diane Warren Oscar nomination: Will the 11th time be the charm for the overdue songwriter? [Photo Gallery]

Every Diane Warren Oscar nomination: Will the 11th time be the charm for the overdue songwriter? [Photo Gallery]
Diane Warren is nominated for yet another Oscar: Best Original Song for “I’m Standing with You” from “Breakthrough.” That brings her career total to 11 nominations, but she still hasn’t won. But just getting those nominations has been a historic achievement: she has now made the academy’s lineup in five straight decades: the 1980s, 1990s, 2000s, 2010s and 2020s. You might argue that her current nomination is actually for her work in 2019 and doesn’t count for the 2020s, but she nevertheless received the nomination in 2020, and it probably won’t be her last, so even if you don’t count this one, it’s only a matter of time. Click above for our detailed list of every single nomination, including who she was nominated against each time and who he lost to.

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Best Song is the only nomination for “Breakthrough,
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Elton John is attempting to break the same record at the Oscars that he did at the Globes with his ‘Rocketman’ tune

Elton John is attempting to break the same record at the Oscars that he did at the Globes with his ‘Rocketman’ tune
With his victory for “(I’m Gonna) Love Me Again” from “Rocketman,” Elton John set a record for the longest gap between Best Original Song wins at the Golden Globes at 25 years — and he could set the same record at the Oscars.

Like at the Globes, the pop-rock legend won his first and only Best Original Song Oscar for “Can You Feel the Love Tonight” from “The Lion King” (1994), which he shared with lyricist Tim Rice. The pair was also shortlisted for two other songs from the Disney classic, “Circle of Life” and “Hakuna Matata.” John hadn’t been nominated since until now.

The Oscar record is held by Will Jennings, who won his statuettes 15 years apart for two hit power ballads, “Up Where We Belong” from “An Officer and a Gentleman” (1982) and “My Heart Will Go On” from “Titanic” (1997). Twenty-five other people have snagged multiple original song Oscars, but
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Not so fast, Laura Dern! 1 of our Top 24 Users predicts Scarlett Johansson will win Supporting Actress Oscar

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Not so fast, Laura Dern! 1 of our Top 24 Users predicts Scarlett Johansson will win Supporting Actress Oscar
Our Top 24 Users who had the best scores predicting last year’s Oscar winners are virtually in agreement on this year’s four acting races. All 24 say Joaquin Phoenix (“Joker”) will win Best Actor, Renee Zellweger (“Joker”) will claim Best Actress and Brad Pitt (“Once Upon a Time in Hollywood”) will take Best Supporting Actor. However, one lone user by the name of Vincenzo Colantonio dares to go against his 23 fellow predictors by saying the winner of Best Supporting Actress will be Scarlett Johansson (“Jojo Rabbit”) and not Laura Dern (“Marriage Story”).

SEE4 reasons why Laura Dern has the Oscar in the bag for Netflix’s ‘Marriage Story

Dern has already claimed prizes at the Golden Globes, Critics’ Choice and SAG Awards, but Johansson earns extra credit for also receiving an Oscar bid for Best Actress for “Marriage Story,” the Netflix film that coincidentally co-stars Dern.

For the most part
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What DGA Awards and Latest Winners Mean for the Oscar Race

“Because you love movies” is the tagline for Sony’s latest For Your Consideration ads for “Once Upon a Time in Hollywood,” showing Leonardo DiCaprio floating in his pool with beer stein and tape recorder, quietly studying his dialogue. The ad invites Academy members to feel affection for DiCaprio, as well as to identify with him as a working artist.

In the home stretch, Sony is putting Quentin Tarantino’s elegiac valentine to Hollywood — a summer hit — back in the minds of 8,500 voters who will start to fill out their ballots this Thursday. With 10 nominations, the auteur’s Critics’ Choice Best Picture winner, a loving recreation of Los Angeles in 1969, still has a shot at the Oscar, but may have to settle for a surefire Brad Pitt win for Supporting Actor and Globe and Critics’ Choice winner Tarantino for his third Original Screenplay win, along with some tech nods.

Those
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What DGA Awards and Latest Winners Mean for the Oscar Race

“Because you love movies” is the tagline for Sony’s latest For Your Consideration ads for “Once Upon a Time in Hollywood,” showing Leonardo DiCaprio floating in his pool with beer stein and tape recorder, quietly studying his dialogue. The ad invites Academy members to feel affection for DiCaprio, as well as to identify with him as a working artist.

In the home stretch, Sony is putting Quentin Tarantino’s elegiac valentine to Hollywood — a summer hit — back in the minds of 8,500 voters who will start to fill out their ballots this Thursday. With 10 nominations, the auteur’s Critics’ Choice Best Picture winner, a loving recreation of Los Angeles in 1969, still has a shot at the Oscar, but may have to settle for a surefire Brad Pitt win for Supporting Actor and Globe and Critics’ Choice winner Tarantino for his third Original Screenplay win, along with some tech nods.

Those
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Netflix Wins Big at 2020 Annie Awards as ‘Klaus’ Takes Home “Best Animated Feature”

Klaus has one jolly good night at the 2020 Annie Awards, which honored Netflix's first original animated feature with a whopping seven wins on animation's big night. Most surprising among them is a major upset over Frozen 2, Toy Story 4, How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World, and Missing Link in the "Best Feature" category. It was part of a dominating performance for Netflix overall, which also saw I Lost My Body take home three wins—including "Best Indie Feature"—and the series Love, Death, & Robots snag four. The Oscar implications are obvious here. Both …
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‘Toy Story’ looks solid to become the first franchise with 2 animated film Oscars, but don’t stick a Forky in the race yet

‘Toy Story’ looks solid to become the first franchise with 2 animated film Oscars, but don’t stick a Forky in the race yet
The Golden Globes produced one of this seasons few surprises when the Hollywood Foreign Press Association awarded Best Animated Feature to “Missing Link” instead of ostensible favorite “Toy Story 4.” That upset prevented the Pixar film and fellow nominees “Frozen II” and “How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World” from making history as the first franchise to win multiple animated feature Globes. But that fate won’t befall “Toy Story” at the Oscars, according to our odds.

With 82/25 odds, “Toy Story 4” is expected to take home the corresponding Oscar next month; however, this may be one of the closer animated races in recent history. All five nominees have at least one Expert predicting it to win: “Toy Story 4” with 18; “Missing Link,” three; “I Lost My Body,” two; and “How to Train Your Dragon” and “Klaus” with one each. What’s more, “Toy Story 4” was blanked at Saturday’s Annie Awards,
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Oscars: Can Pixar keep up its good fortunes in Best Animated Short with ‘Kitbull’?

Pixar may be the king of the Best Animated Feature Oscar category but its fortunes are much different when it comes to the Best Animated Short race. In fact, for a long time it was actually a safer bet to not predict Pixar films to triumph in the short category. Recent years have seen those fortunes turn around though and that could give them a huge leg up in this year’s race for Animated Short with their nominated work “Kitbull.”

Since the studio netted their first nomination in 1986 for “Luxo Jr.,” Pixar has gotten nominated 16 times in the short film category. They lost that first race but had a really good run winning the category with their next three nominations: “Tin Toy” (1988), “Geri’s Game” (1997) and “For the Birds” (2001).

SEE2020 Annie Awards shocker: ‘Klaus’ sweeps with 7 wins while Oscar favorite ‘Toy Story 4’ is shut out

Unfortunately, after their win for “For the Birds,
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Oscars flashback 25 years ago to Tom Hanks, Elton John, Quentin Tarantino and ‘Little Women’

Oscars flashback 25 years ago to Tom Hanks, Elton John, Quentin Tarantino and ‘Little Women’
Tom Hanks. Elton John. “Little Women.” Quentin Tarantino.

Bet you think I’m about to talk about this year’s Oscar nominees. . . However, this is a flashback to a ceremony 25 years ago that looks a little similar to this year’s lineup. Let’s take a look back at the Academy Awards hosted by David Letterman in March, 1995.

SEEOscar Best Actor Gallery: Every Winner in Academy Award History

Life indeed can be “like a box of chocolates” and you “never know what you’re going to get,” but I doubt that Hanks expected to be the second actor in the Academy’s history to win the Best Actor trophy two years in a row. A year after winning the statue for his moving performance as an HIV-positive lawyer in “Philadelphia,” Hanks snagged it again as the naive but kind-hearted Forrest Gump. It had been 56 years since Spencer Tracy won his
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Director Josh Cooley Dug Through 25 Years Of Audio Recordings To Keep The Late Don Rickles Present & As Funny As Ever In ‘Toy Story 4’

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Director Josh Cooley Dug Through 25 Years Of Audio Recordings To Keep The Late Don Rickles Present & As Funny As Ever In ‘Toy Story 4’
The first-time feature director behind Toy Story 4, Josh Cooley faced a particular kind of challenge when Don Rickles passed away in the middle of production, in April of 2017.

Voicing Mr. Potato Head throughout the franchise, which kicked off in 1995, the legendary actor and stand-up comedian did initially sign on to Toy Story 4—excited to reprise his role. “Hearing stories over the years, I think it’s obvious that being the voice of Mr. Potato Head was something he just loved. When we heard that he passed…you know, he’s part of the family, so it was a hard thing,” Cooley told Deadline, while on the press circuit for the film. “There was never any talk of replacing him with another actor. But we were kind of like, ‘Well, what can we do?’”

Looking to keep Rickles present in the fourth Toy Story film, Cooley was ultimately able to do so,
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How ‘Missing Link’ winning at Golden Globes boosts its 2020 Oscar chances

When predicting the Oscar for Best Animated Feature, there is a very clear link to watch out for every year. Since the Golden Globes gave animated films their own category in 2006, a whopping 10 out of 13 films have gone on to also win the Oscar. This year, the Globes anointed Laika‘s “Missing Link” and immediately made it a front-runner in a wide-open Animated Feature race. As award season has proceeded, “Toy Story 4” has picked up key wins at PGA and the Critics’ Choice Awards, but that doesn’t mean it’s over for “Missing Link.” Not by a long shot.

SEE2020 Annie Awards nominations: ‘Frozen II’ and ‘Missing Link’ lead but watch out for ‘Toy Story 4

The Golden Globe is the most visible awards event before the Oscars and often operate as a guide for subsequent award shows. This is part of why we typically see films and
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Greta Gerwig Shines at Santa Barbara Film Festival ‘It Starts With the Script’ Panel — Video

Greta Gerwig Shines at Santa Barbara Film Festival ‘It Starts With the Script’ Panel — Video
The Santa Barbara International Film Festival “It Starts With the Script” panel is always my favorite panel of the year, with the year’s most lauded and gifted screenwriters.

Some of this year’s gang wrote scripts about real people. Writers Guild Award nominee Noah Harpster wrote “A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood” about children’s television host Fred Rogers with his partner Micah Fitzerman-Blue, and Lulu Wang based BAFTA and Indie Spirit nominee “The Farewell” on the true story of a family secret.

Critics’ Choice and USC Scripter Award winner Greta Gerwig added real-life details about New England author Louisa May Alcott to her modern adaptation of the classic “Little Women,” which earned six Academy Award nominations, including Best Adapted Screenplay, which could repeat on Oscar night.

Annie Award nominee Stephany Folsom wrote the Pixar sequel “Toy Story 4″ with “Finding Nemo” creator Andrew Stanton, while Christopher Markus wrote Marvel
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Greta Gerwig Shines at Santa Barbara Film Festival ‘It Starts With the Script’ Panel — Video

Greta Gerwig Shines at Santa Barbara Film Festival ‘It Starts With the Script’ Panel — Video
The Santa Barbara International Film Festival “It Starts With the Script” panel is always my favorite panel of the year, with the year’s most lauded and gifted screenwriters.

Some of this year’s gang wrote scripts about real people. Writers Guild Award nominee Noah Harpster wrote “A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood” about children’s television host Fred Rogers with his partner Micah Fitzerman-Blue, and Lulu Wang based BAFTA and Indie Spirit nominee “The Farewell” on the true story of a family secret.

Critics’ Choice and USC Scripter Award winner Greta Gerwig added real-life details about New England author Louisa May Alcott to her modern adaptation of the classic “Little Women,” which earned six Academy Award nominations, including Best Adapted Screenplay, which could repeat on Oscar night.

Annie Award nominee Stephany Folsom wrote the Pixar sequel “Toy Story 4″ with “Finding Nemo” creator Andrew Stanton, while Christopher Markus wrote Marvel
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4 reasons why ‘Into the Unknown’ (‘Frozen II’) will win Best Song Oscar for Robert Lopez, Kristen Anderson-Lopez

4 reasons why ‘Into the Unknown’ (‘Frozen II’) will win Best Song Oscar for Robert Lopez, Kristen Anderson-Lopez
Although Disney’s “Frozen II” was glaringly omitted in Best Animated Feature in the Academy Awards nominations, it was still able to bag a Best Song nom for “Into the Unknown,” which was written by Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez. In our combined Oscar odds it currently sits in third place behind “(I’m Gonna) Love Me Again” (“Rocketman”) and “Stand Up” (“Harriet”), but ahead of “I Can’t Let You Throw Yourself Away” (“Toy Story 4”) and “I’m Standing With You” (“Breakthrough”). Here, however, are four reasons why I think it can still prevail and the animated feature snub might not bother its chances anyway.

SEEComposer Christophe Beck on creating a ‘more mature, sophisticated score’ for ‘Frozen II’ [Exclusive Video Interview]

1. Anderson-Lopez and Lopez are beloved.

First off, Anderson-Lopez and Lopez have a pitch-perfect two-for-two track record at the Oscars, where they nabbed Best Song prizes for “Frozen’s” “Let It
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Netflix’s Klaus wins big at the 2020 Annie Awards

The winners of the 47th annual Anime Awards were announced yesterday evening, with Netflix’s first original animated feature Klaus scooping seven honours in total including Best Animated Feature. The Christmas-themed film is set to contest the Best Animated Feature Oscar against Toy Story 4, How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World, Missing Link and […]

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"Klaus" and "I Lost My Body" surprisingly dominant at the Annies

Will "Klaus" get the ultimate delivery -- an Oscar! -- in February?by Nathaniel R

Netflix had a very good night at the Annie Awards via their international outreach to animators. The TV awards were dominated by their anthology series "Love Death, and Robots" and the feature film prizes were hogged by Spain's Klaus (with 6 awards) and France's I Lost My Body (with 3). That's a surprising outcome for an awards night usually dominated by American blockbusters.

Curiously Frozen II, which is not nominated for the Oscar for Best Animated Feature, was the only one of the high profile American films to win a prize. Toy Story 4, Httyd: Hidden World, and Missing Link all came up entirely empty-handed despite plentiful Annie nominations. Best Animated Feature might just prove to be the only true nail-biter on Oscar night.

The full list of Annie Award winners is after the jump...
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SNL Video: Melissa Villaseñor Reacts to Greta Gerwig's Oscar Snub, 'White Male Rage' Among 2020 Nominees

SNL Video: Melissa Villaseñor Reacts to Greta Gerwig's Oscar Snub, 'White Male Rage' Among 2020 Nominees
Saturday Night Live this weekend gave Melissa Villaseñor a chance to share her take on the 92nd Academy Award nominations — in song!

Midway through the Adam Driver-led broadcast, Villaseñor joined Colin Jost and Michael Che at the Weekend Update desk to sing about Best Picture nominees like Joker, Jojo Rabbit and Once Upon a Time… in Hollywood, and what they all seem to have in common.

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2020 Annie Awards shocker: ‘Klaus’ sweeps with 7 wins while Oscar favorite ‘Toy Story 4’ is shut out

2020 Annie Awards shocker: ‘Klaus’ sweeps with 7 wins while Oscar favorite ‘Toy Story 4’ is shut out
“Klaus” had a perfect track record at the Annie Awards on Saturday (January 25) winning all seven of its races including Best Studio Animated Feature. It took that race over three of its Oscar rivals: “Frozen II,” which won two of its eight bids; and both “How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World” and “Toy Story 4,” which went 0 for 6. The other Oscar nominee for Best Animated Feature, “I Lost My Body,” won the independent feature award as well as prizes for music and writing. Both of these winning films are from Netflix.

The Annie Awards, which are presented by the Hollywood chapter of the International Animated Film Association don’t always agree with the motion picture academy. Seven of the last 10 Annie champs went on to win at the Oscars: “Up” (2010), “Rango” (2012), “Frozen” (2014), “Inside Out” (2016), “Zootopia” (2017), “Coco” (2018) and “Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse” (2019).

In 2011, “How to Train Your Dragon” won
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