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Yeah, Why Don’t Comedies Win More Oscars?

Well, the Oscars are this Sunday and it's starting to look like Bridesmaids really isn't going to get that surprise last-minute Best Picture nomination we were all counting on. So the New York Times has put together a thorough examination of [...]

By Hallie Cantor

Carol Leifer on Writing for the Oscars

Seinfeld writer Carol Leifer is currently writing for her seventh Oscars, her third with Billy Crystal as host. In this interview, she explains the division of labor among the writers (one team for Crystal and one for the rest of the show) and [...]

By Hallie Cantor

General Aladeen Gives the Academy an Ultimatum

Admiral General Shabazz Aladeen took some time out of his busy schedule of executions to discuss the Academy's recent disapproval of his plan to attend the Oscars. "Normally I would be impressed by an act of cowardice by a faceless regime,” he [...]

By Hallie Cantor

Academy and Sacha Baron Cohen Playing a Ridiculous Game of Chicken

So after hearing that Sacha Baron Cohen was planning to attend the Oscars dressed as his character from The Dictator, the Academy notified Cohen's representation and the studio behind the movie that they want a full report on his plans, [...]

By Hallie Cantor

The Dictator’s General Aladeen Will Attend the Academy Awards

Get ready for a red carpet scandal. Sacha Baron Cohen wants to attend the Academy Awards as his character from The Dictator, but there's a chance the Academy will veto his costume choice. They're not big fans of promoting specific movies during [...]

By Hallie Cantor