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Oscars 2011: 'In Memoriam' Recognizes Dennis Hopper, Lena Horne But Forgets Corey Haim (VIDEO)

This year's "In Memoriam" feature provided a sober moment in the middle of 'The 83rd Annual Academy Awards' (Sun., 8:30PM ET on ABC) to remember those in the industry who passed away last year. As Celine Dion sang 'Smile', images of editors, directors, composers, designers, publicists and producers flashed on a screen. Tony Curtis, Gloria Stuart, Leslie Nielsen, Lynn Redgrave, Pete Postlethwaite and Dennis Hopper were among the actors honored. Halle Berry then offered a special thanks to African-Americann entertainer Lena Horne. But where were Corey Haim, Peter Graves and Betty Garrett? //www.tvsquad.com/2011/02/28/oscars-2011-in-memoriam-corey-haim-dennis-hopper-lena-horne/

Oscars 2011 Red Carpet: Mila Kunis' Stunning Dress Had Competition

One of the fashion highlights of this year's awards show circuit has most certainly been "Black Swan" actress Mila Kunis. From her feiry red Alexander McQueen at the SAG Awards to her emerald green Vera Wang at the Golden Globes, the 27-year-old has not missed a style beat. And Sunday's 83rd Annual Academy Awards ceremony was no exception. Mila flaunted a lovely lilac Elie Saab gown that left many a red-carpet watcher drooling. But, rather surprisingly, the dress had closet competition. Read More.... //hollywoodcrush.mtv.com/2011/02/28/mila-kunis-oscar-dress/

Oscars 2011 Top Moments: James Franco in a Dress, Taylor Lautner Without a Shirt

Anne Hathaway and James Franco's first foray into hosting the Oscars was a little rocky, but there were still plenty of top moments to be had from the ceremony: Most Awkward Host Introduction :  Ouch. Anne Hathaway and James Franco's requisite montage of fake clips from the Best-Picture nominees fell flat, but at least we got a small giggle from seeing Franco in a white, full-body leotard for their Black Swan spoof. Can we get him and Justin Timberlake doing "Single Ladies"? //www.tvguide.com/News/Oscars-Top-Moments-1030073.aspx?rss=breakingnews

Oscars 2011: It only felt overly long

The Oscar telecast clocked in at roughly 3 hours and 10 minutes long (not including the end credits), right in line with last year's telecast and the 2008 awards and a good 20 minutes shorter than the 2007 ceremony.It just felt a lot longer than those 190 minutes. A few hours ago yours truly wrote a post about Oscar hosts James Franco and Anne Hathaway were very winning in the show's opening moments. Consider that opinion revised. Hathaway remained a lively presence throughout the show and had a funny musical number about a third of the way into the broadcast, but aside from a couple of moments after the opening, the choice of Franco as her co-host didn't play nearly as well as the academy probably was hoping.Franco is a very talented actor and has been fantastic in comedic roles on film. On live TV, though, his detached, isn't-this-ironic vibe came off more disinterested than... //blog.zap2it.com/frominsidethebox/2011/02/oscars-2011-it-only-felt-overly-long.html

Christian Bale Wins Best Supporting Actor for 'The Fighter' (VIDEO)

In the acting categories, 'The Fighter' started off strong at 'The 83rd Annual Academy Awards' (Sun., 8:30PM on ABC). After Melissa Leo took home an Oscar for Supporting Actress, and dropped the f-bomb all over the stage -- we think it's because she was smitten by Kirk Douglas -- the Supporting Actor Oscar went to her co-star, Christian Bale. While he did open his speech with the expression "Bloody hell!" he promised to keep it at least cleaner than his co-star did. "I'm not going to drop the f-bomb like she did," he said of Leo. "I've done that plenty before." //www.tvsquad.com/2011/02/27/christian-bale-promises-not-to-drop-the-f-bomb-supporting-actor-oscars-video/

Oscars 2011: James Franco Takes Stage in Drag, Anne Hathaway Sings to Hugh Jackman (VIDEO)

We're not sure if Anne Hathaway ever truly planned a musical number with Hugh Jackman for 'The 83rd Annual Academy Awards' (Sun., 8:30PM on ABC), or if she just decided to give him grief about not doing one for no particular reason, but her impromptu song did set up James Franco's most memorable outfit of the night. Hathaway sang her number in a very nicely tailored tuxedo, so Franco decided to continue the gender bending by coming out in a rather ill-fitting pink dress. "Oh wow!" Hathaway said when Franco came out. Her reaction was so genuine we suspect this may have been a surprise for her as well. Or maybe ... acting! "You got to wear a tuxedo, so I wore this," Franco explained. "The weird part is I just got a text message from Charlie Sheen ." //www.tvsquad.com/2011/02/27/oscars-2011-anne-hathaway-sings-james-franco-dress-video/

Oscars 2011: Hugh Jackman is never sitting in the front row again

We all expected the Charlie Sheen jokes at the 2011 Academy Awards, but the easiest target came as a bit of a surprise. Everyone had it out for "X-Men's" Wolverine, Hugh Jackman himself!Jackman, seated in the front row so the cameras could catch the best angle of his reactions, was first jumped on by the legendary Kirk Douglas when he was laughing during Douglas' presentation of the Best Supporting Actress Oscar. Apparently, the Aussies find Douglas hilarious. "Colin Firth's not laughing," he quipped. "He's a Brit."Anne Hathaway, who sang with Jackman when he hosted the Oscars in 2009, then took the stage in a tuxedo. According to her, Jackman had begged off of singing with her this year, when it was her turn to host. She burst into a heavily altered version of "On My Own" -- one line was, "He stuck his fake retractable claws into my heart when he left me on my... //blog.zap2it.com/frominsidethebox/2011/02/oscars-2011-hugh-jackman-is-never-sitting-in-the-front-row-again.html

Oscars 2011: Anne Hathaway and James Franco totally win us over with the show's opening

So, we're now completely OK with Anne Hathaway and James Franco as hosts of the Oscars.The pair opened the show Sunday with a fantastic filmed bit in which they entered previous host Alec Baldwin's dream, "Inception"-style, for tips on how to host a good show. They never really got what they were looking for, but their tour through "True Grit," "The Social Network," "The King's Speech" ("I have good news from the future," 1936 Hathaway tells us. "Microphones get smaller"), "Black Swan" and "The Fighter" was very well-done. Plus, it ended with a "Back to the Future" clip, which is never bad for us.(So, for that matter, was the opening montage of all 10 best pictures, which was extremely well-edited and employed "In the Hall of the Mountain King" from "TSN.")Then they came out from behind the screen, and while the banter was just as scripted as it's ever been, Franco and Hathaway were so... //blog.zap2it.com/frominsidethebox/2011/02/oscars-2011-anne-hathaway-and-james-franco-totally-win-us-over-with-the-shows-opening.html

Oscars 2011 Minute-by-Minute: James Franco, Anne Hathaway and more

The 83rd Annual Academy Awards are coming at you live on ABC for 3+ hours Sunday (Feb. 27) and Zap2it is here with you for every sparkly minute of the festivities. Is it a foregone conclusion that the big prizes go to "The King's Speech," Colin Firth, Natalie Portman and David Fincher? We'd love to see an upset, but we aren't holding our breath.The fun starts at 8:30 p.m. ET/5:30 p.m. PT. All times Eastern.8:08 p.m. - T-minus 22 minutes 'til Oscar time. Who has been your favorite red carpet lady? We think Natalie Portman, Jennifer Hudson, Mandy Moore and Hailee Steinfeld look gorgeous. We are more divided at the Zap2it offices on Cate Blanchett's purple gown.8:16 p.m. - Film critic Ben Mankiewicz just said on the red carpet that Colin Firth is a lock to win Best Actor. Fine. But he says it's as though the Green Bay Packers were playing a high school... //blog.zap2it.com/frominsidethebox/2011/02/oscars-2011-minute-by-minute-james-franco-anne-hathaway-and-more.html

Kirk Douglas Charms Everyone; Melissa Leo Gets Too Excited and Drops an F-Bomb (VIDEO)

The Supporting Actress award has become notorious in Oscars history for unexpected moments, and 'The 83rd Annual Academy Awards' (Sun., 8:30PM on ABC) proved no different. First, they brought out Kirk Douglas to present the award who, at 94 years old, is every bit the charmer he was during his film career. "She's gorgeous!" he said upon seeing Oscars co-host Anne Hathaway, "Where were you when I was making pictures?" He then gave Hugh Jackman grief for laughing, saying that everyone in Australia seems to think he's funny. "Colin Firth is not laughing," he told Jackman. "He's British." //www.tvsquad.com/2011/02/27/oscars-2011-kirk-douglas-melissa-leo-supporting-actress-f-bomb-video/