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The Oscar Awards Trailer [VIDEO]

The awards season will be heating up soon and one of the biggies each year is The Oscars!  The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has just released a trailer for the awards show.

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Madonna Declared Ineligible for Best Song Academy Award

Although Madonna picked up a Golden Globe nomination for Best Original Song for ‘Masterpiece,’ a song from her movie ‘W.E.,’ she won’t be repeating the feat at the Oscars, because the Academy has removed the song from the list of eligible contenders, due to a technicality.

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Billy Crystal or Eddie Murphy? Guess Who Public Prefers as Oscar Host — Survey of the Day

Last week Eddie Murphy quit as 2012 Academy Award host and was quickly replaced by Billy Crystal, and apparently it was the right choice.

According to a new survey from Poll Position, more people prefer Billy Crystal over Eddie Murphy when it comes to hosting the Oscars.

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Billy Crystal Says He’s Hosting the Oscars for the Ninth Time

When Eddie Murphy quit his upcoming Oscar hosting gig on Wednesday, producers were left with very little time to find a replacement and have reportedly turned to Billy Crystal, once again.

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Eddie Murphy Quits As Host of the Oscars — Why’d He Walk Away?

After a tumultuous week that saw director Brett Ratner step down from his post as producer of the 2012 Oscar telecast on Tuesday following controversial comments he made, Eddie Murphy has now announced he will no longer host the ceremony.

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Eddie Murphy Named Academy Awards Host

Looks like the rumors were true — actor and comedian Eddie Murphy has been officially tapped to host the 84th annual Academy Awards. Although Murphy has hosted other awards shows, this will be his first gig at the Oscars.

“Eddie is a comedic genius, one of the greatest and most influential live performers ever,” said show co-producer Brett Ratner, who also directed Murphy in the upcoming comedy ‘Tower Heist,’ due for release November 4. “With his love of movies, history of crafting unforgettable characters and his iconic performances — especially on stage — I know he will bring excitement, spontaneity and tremendous heart to the show.”

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And The Oscar Goes To…

Last night's Academy Awards were not a disappointment -- Did you watch them?

83rd Annual Academy Awards - Show
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Oscar Winners: ‘The King’s Speech’ Reigns, Portman Soars

There weren't a whole lot of surprises at the 83rd Academy Awards -- as expected, "The King's Speech" took the big prize as Best Picture. The film about King George VI overcoming his stutter also garnered a Best Actor statue for Colin Firth and a Best Director win for Tom Hooper.

"King"'s four statuettes tied "Inception," which also nabbed four awards in technical categories, for the most Oscars.

Oscar favorite Natalie Portman also took home the Best Actress statuette for her role in "Black Swan," and Melissa Leo and Christian Bale of "The Fighter" cleaned up in the supporting role categories.

See the full list of winners after the jump:

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Academy Awards Red Carpet

The stars hit the red carpet for the 83rd Annual Academy Awards, including nominees Natalie Portman, Melissa Leo, Michelle Williams, Christian Bale, Jesse Eisenberg, plus co-host Anne Hathaway.

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Academy Awards Displays Oscar Statuettes
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Countdown To Oscar Night

Time for another awards show.  I'm not a big movie person, so I won't be bummed if I miss the Oscar Awards! But if you're a big movie person I'm sure you'll be into the 83rd annual Academy Awards coming up Sunday night on KLTV at 7p.

Thanks to the Oscar's website I've compiled a list of the major categories for you to look at after the jump, because really are you cheering for Tron: Legacy to win in the category of Sound Editing?!!!!

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Music During The Oscars

The Academy Awards are coming up Sunday night, and even if you’re not that into the movies that are nominated this year, it looks like it’s going to be worth watching just for the music.  Celine Dion will be performing during the annu

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2011 National Board of Review of Motion Pictures Gala - Inside Arrivals
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Odds On The Oscars

With The King's Speech receiving 12 nominations this year, including best picture, you'd think it has a good shot at winning best picture at this year's Academy Awards.  Not according to John Avello, the Wynn and Encore's sports book operations director, he's predicting that The Social Network will win in the best picture category and giving it odds on winning at two to three.

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