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MTV Movie Awards: 'Project X' star Oliver Cooper campaigning for Best On-Screen Dirtbag -- VIDEO

While Academy Awards may be the foremost accolades for cinematic achievement, they are marred every year by the rabid For Your Consideration campaigns that saturate the industry. To mask the crassness of begging people to vote for you, the ads are dressed up with classy photography, and governed by strict rules of what can and cannot be said. For one thing, you cannot trash another fellow nominee: No negative campaigning allowed.

The blissfully irreverent MTV Movie Awards have no such concerns. Each year, the fan-voted honors always include an especially tongue-in-cheek category — Best Dance Sequence, Best Scared-as-S**t Performance, Best Sandwich in a Movie — and this year, one of the nominees is mounting what may be the first ever campaign to win one. Project X‘s Oliver Cooper is by far the least known of his fellow nominees for Best On-Screen Dirtbag — Horrible Bosses‘ Jennifer Aniston and Colin Farrell, Bridesmaids‘ Jon Hamm, and The Help‘s Bryce Dallas Howard — so he has no problem casting aspersions on his competition’s qualifications of dirt-baggery. Check out his ads below:  READ FULL STORY

Adam Sandler's 'Jack and Jill' sweeps the 2011 Razzie Awards

The 32nd Annual Razzie Awards observed several momentous firsts Sunday night. The celebration of the worst in filmmaking held its Santa Monica, Calif. ceremony on April 1 — i.e. April Fools Day — for the first time, breaking from its tradition of presenting its honors on the night before the Academy Awards. And for the first time in Razzie history, one film “won” every single Golden Raspberry handed outJack and Jill.

Yup, the Adam Sandler comedy about an ad exec (Sandler) and his obnoxious sister (also Sandler) earned Worst Picture, Actor, Actress, Director, Screenplay, and even the “Remake, Rip-Off or Sequel” award. Apparently, the film is a “remake/rip-off of Ed Wood’s cross-dressing camp classic Glen or Glenda” — a conspicuously dubious claim that’s also pretty damn funny. In taking home the Worst Ensemble award, a category decided by readers of, the cast of Jack and Jill narrowly prevailed over The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn — Part 1READ FULL STORY

Oscars 2012: EW goes inside the star-studded rehearsals for tonight's show! -- PHOTOS

Billy … who?

In a place full of celebrity sightings, sometimes even the host can find himself camouflaged.

Tonight the 84th annual Oscars bring a close to Hollywood’s award season, but before that, EW takes you behind the scenes as stars gather to rehearse the big telecast.

Here’s what happened when Angelina Jolie, Tom Cruise, Billy Crystal, Chris Rock, Ben Stiller, Emma Stone, Christian Bale, Tom Hanks, and the ladies of Bridesmaids (among others) came together to put on a show. Even past Oscar-winners like Gwyneth Paltrow, pictured here, can have a “d’oh” moment.

Among the stories from backstage over the past two days is the hilariously bizarre account of what happened when the voice of Darth Vader met Miracle Max — and said he mistook him for “a hoodlum.”


Image Credit: Chris Carlson/AP

It’s rehearsal time for the Academy Awards, and a woman striding offstage pretending to be a winner is holding an Oscar so fake it could be a child’s art project.

In the shadows beside a great velvet curtain, the stand-in for best actress comes face to face with none other than the real Tom Cruise, who has an envelope clasped in his hands and is waiting for his cue to walk out and practice presenting the next award.

AP Photo/Chris Carlson

The Mission: Impossible star tips a slight bow and raises his eyebrows with a wry, mega-watt smile. “Congratulations!” he declares, like he really, really, means it. Really. He chuckles, and – after a beat – so does the stunned stand-in.

If sincerity is the goal, it is surely one of Cruise’s worst-ever performance. But he’s just goofing around.

That’s the great thing about being backstage in the final few days before the Academy Awards — guards are down, and a guy like Cruise can just kid around. Though the crew is working hard, the stars are literally going through the motions.

Tonight when the real show begins (8:30 p.m. Eastern and 5:30 Pacific, on ABC), the pressure returns for everyone with a vengeance.

MORE ON REHEARSALS: Sandra Bullock, Robert Downey Jr. and the shadow dwellers

For more Oscar news tonight, follow @Breznican on Twitter.

Independent Spirit Awards: 'The Artist,' 'The Descendants,' 'Margin Call' win multiple awards


Jean Dujardin of The Artist and Michelle Williams from My Week With Marilyn walked away with the top acting honors at the 27th Film Independent’s Spirit Awards. The Seth Rogen-hosted indie film kudosfest — which took place this afternoon in Santa Monica, Calif. — will be broadcast tonight at 10 p.m. on IFC. If you wish to watch the show and don’t want the experience ruined any further: SPOILER ALERT!  READ FULL STORY

Oscars scoop: Watch me interview all the winners...first!


Chris Matthews has Election Day. Rich Eisen has the Super Bowl. And a movie dork like me has Oscar Sunday. I’m excited to be returning as the Academy’s official red-carpet greeter this year; you’ll be able to see me introduce and welcome all the nominees and presenters (like that pretty lady to the left) here on as well as on starting at 7pm Eastern/4pm Pacific on Sunday.

And as the Academy has just announced, once the ceremony starts, I’ll be stationed backstage for where I’ll be the first person to interview all the winners as soon as they finish their speeches. The “Backstage Pass” show will be hosted by the always unpredictable Sherri Shepherd and the ridiculously charming Cameron Mathison; they’ll toss to me throughout the evening for all the scoop on what’s happening behind the scenes.

In the meantime, check out my 10-part series, “Nominated,” which looks at all the Best Picture nominees and gives you tips on how to win your Oscar pool. See you all Sunday!

Dave on Twitter: @davekarger

'Harry Potter,' 'Glee,' Clint Eastwood receive Costume Designers Guild Awards

The winners of the 14th Annual Costume Designers Guild Awards were announced last night. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows — Part 2, The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo, and Oscar-nominated W.E. took home the big awards for film. TV honors went to Glee, Boardwalk Empire, and Downton Abbey. Swiffer’s “Country Dirt Cowgirl” took home the sole commercial prize.

Four honorary awards were also presented to Kate Beckinsale, costume designer Marlene Stewart (Real Steel, Tropic Thunder), Glee designer Lou Eyrich, and longtime collaborators Deborah Hooper and Clint Eastwood. Jane Lynch hosted the event. Glee creator Ryan Murphy, actor Columbus Short, Marcia Gay Harden, Ken Watanabe, and supermodel-turned-Revenge star Amber Valletta were on hand to present a few of the night’s awards. See the full winners list below. READ FULL STORY

Will Ferrell and Zach Galifianakis join Oscar presenters

Will they sing? Will they dance? Will something get bleeped?!

Will Ferrell and Zach Galifianakis will be presenting at the Oscar ceremony on Sunday, telecast producers Brian Grazer and Don Mischer announced today. This marks the first Oscar appearance for Galifianakis and the not-quite-first appearance for Ferrell.

The comedians join a line-up of presenters that includes Halle Berry, Rose Byrne, Bradley Cooper, Tom Cruise, Penelope Cruz, Cameron Diaz, Michael Douglas, Tina Fey, Tom Hanks, Angelina Jolie, Ellie Kemper, Jennifer Lopez, Melissa McCarthy, Wendi McLendon-Covery, the Muppets, Chris Rock, Maya Rudolph, Emma Stone and Kristen Wiig.

Read more:
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'The Help' looks to be a sure-fire winner at NAACP Image Awards

The Help will likely add to its bevvy of Hollywood honors at Friday night’sImage Awards.

The film about black maids who speak out against their white employers during the civil rights era leads all nominees with eight bids, including best picture. Viola Davis, Emma Stone, Octavia Spencer, Cicely Tyson, and Bryce Dallas Howard are up for acting awards, and Tate Taylor is nominated for outstanding writing and directing.

The medical drama Grey’s Anatomy and football sitcom The Game dominate the TV categories with six nominations each. Beyoncé and Jill Scott rule the recording category with four nods apiece.

Sanaa Lathan and Anthony Mackie are set to host this year’s Image Awards, presented by the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People’s Image Awards to honor diversity in the arts. The ceremony will be broadcast live from the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles on NBC.

Read more:
Inside the Best Picture Nominees: A deep dive into ‘The Help’ 

Tina Fey, Ben Stiller, and the Muppets join line-up of Oscar presenters

The Academy continues to round up Hollywood’s most buzzworthy names to add to its list of presenters for the 84th Oscar telecast on February 26th (which will feature noticeably more circus stunts than past ceremonies).

Today, Tina Fey joined the growing line-up of presenters, which includes recent additions the Muppets and Ben Stiller, according to an announcement from producers Brian Grazer and Don Mischer. Fey and company join a list which so far includes: Halle Berry, Rose Byrne, Bradley Cooper, Tom Cruise, Penelope Cruz, Cameron Diaz, Tom Hanks, Angelina Jolie, Ellie Kemper, Jennifer Lopez, Melissa McCarthy, Wendi McLendon-Covery, Chris Rock, Maya Rudolph, Emma Stone and Kristen Wiig.

Did I mention the Muppets? Because there will be Muppets (even if it’s not to showcase their movie’s nominated song), and Kermit and Miss Piggy definitely know how to bring the classy.

Read more:
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Kirsten Dunst, William H. Macy to present at Spirit Awards

The first round of presenters has been confirmed for Jan. 25’s Film Independent Spirit Awards. Kirsten Dunst, William H. Macy, and Rashida Jones will take part in the Seth Rogen-hosted ceremony held on Oscars Eve. It airs that night at 10 p.m. ET on IFC. The Artist and Take Shelter lead the nominations.

Update: Meryl Streep had been announced as a presenter, but a scheduling conflict has arisen, and she will not attend.

Read more:
‘The Artist’ and ‘Take Shelter’ lead Spirit Award nominations
Oscars 2012: EW’s Special Coverage

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