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Oscars: The shoo-ins & the snubbed

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SNUBBED: Joaquin Phoenix in “Her.”

Monday is another day for the movie-obsessed to sit through four hours of roller-coaster emotions. It is the 86th Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Awards, aka the Oscars (official name: Academy Award of Merit).

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86th Academy Awards nominees

In this Feb. 25, 2007 file photo, Oscar host Ellen DeGeneres opens the 79th Academy Awards telecast, in Los Angeles. DeGeneres is returning as host at the 86th Academy Awards on March 2, 2014, after making her Oscar debut in 2007 and she’s had a close hand in the writing process, Neil Meron said. AP

March 2, 2014 – Host: Ellen DeGeneres   Best Picture o American Hustle o Captain Phillips o Dallas Buyers Club o Gravity o Her o Nebraska o Philomena o 12 Years a Slave o The Wolf of Wall Street Best Actor in a Leading Role o Christian Bale (American Hustle) o Bruce Dern (Nebraska) o [...]

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And the Oscar goes to…

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BLANCHETT

Who will make Oscar history this year? When we polled 42 of Tinseltown’s award-giving bodies, including 33 groups on the critics’ grid, the list we came up with revealed clear favorites in five of the six major categories

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Paul McCartney honored at NME awards

Paul McCartney performs during the Opening Ceremony at  the 2012 Summer Olympics, Saturday, July 28, 2012, in London. AP FILE PHOTO

Beatles legend Paul McCartney received a standing ovation at the NME awards ceremony in London on Wednesday, where he accepted the influential British magazine’s special prize honouring his 50-year-career.

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Golden Globes to launch wide-open awards season

This publicity image released by Sony Pictures Classics shows, actress Cate Blanchett, left, director Woody Allen, center, and Alec Baldwin on the set of "Blue Jasmine." Allen will receive the Cecil B. DeMille Award at Sunday’s ceremony. (AP Photo/Sony Pictures Classics)

Hollywood’s finest hit the red carpet Sunday for the Golden Globes, launching Tinseltown’s most fiercely-contested awards season in years with a wide open field of hotly-tipped movies.

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Best actress at 15

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SANDY Talag. FILE PHOTO

Sandy Talag was getting dressed for school when she first heard the good news. Eunice de Asis, local producer of Jacco Groen’s “Lilet Never Happened,” called up to congratulate her one fine day. “I said, ‘thank you,’ thinking all the while that it was for the award (audience prize) ‘Lilet’ had won earlier in the Buster film fest in Denmark,” Sandy recalled. “But Tita Eunice said the trophy was for me.”

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Barbara, best actress at 9

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BARBARA Miguel in “Nuwebe”

Barbara Miguel was on her way to school when her mom got the text informing them of the good news.

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Filipino wins prize in Busan

Filipino director Benito Bautista’s coming film “Samuel Over the Rainbow” won the CJ Entertainment Award at this year’s Asian Project Market, which coincided with the Busan fest in South Korea.

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Nora Aunor, ‘Katy!’ win big at 26th Aliw Awards

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FIVE Aliw trophies, all in a row, won by “Katy’s” exceptional artists attest to the hit musical’s unprecedented victory.

The gifted artists behind Spotlight’s “Katy!” were in a celebratory mood last Tuesday when the 26th Aliw Awards recognized the biggest and brightest achievers in the country’s live entertainment scene in a long and lavish ceremony—with good reason:

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Transgender wins best actor at Cinemalaya indie awards

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The Best Actor wore a stunning violet gown.

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Tantalizing trivia in ‘Movie Awards’ compilation

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Awards and Prizes, Oscars, Academy Awards, Golden Glove, Movie Awards, Tom O’Neil

Film buffs who want to beat everybody else to the punch when it comes to the most extensive and comprehensive knowledge of movie award trivia would do well to get a copy of Variety’s “Movie Awards” compilation, edited by Tom O’Neil.

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Taylor Swift wins 8 trophies at Billboard Awards

Taylor Swift poses in the press room with presented Billboard awards during the 2013 Billboard Music Awards at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on May 19, 2013 in Las Vegas, Nevada.   Jason Merritt/Getty Images/AFP

Another day, another domination for Taylor Swift: She was the red hot winner at the Billboard Music Awards.

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