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The Lost Roles of Sacha Baron Cohen

After bursting onto the American comedy scene in Borat, Sacha Baron Cohen has arguably had the most success in the US out of a recent pack of British comic actors that have sought stardom in Hollywood, besting the likes of Ricky Gervais, Steve [...]

By Bradford Evans

Paul Feig Explains Why Bridesmaids Won’t Win an Oscar

Paul Feig is not so optimistic about Bridesmaids' Oscar chances. As he explains it, awards tend to be given to the showy stuff, and the strength of a comedy like Bridesmaids lies precisely in its un-showiness.

By Hallie Cantor

Judd Apatow Suggests a Comedy Category at the Oscars

Judd Apatow thinks there should be a separate Oscars category for comedy category, just like there is for animation. "It doesn't seem like it's screwing up Schindler's List for Hangover to have its own category," he said, adding that it would [...]

By Hallie Cantor

Bridesmaids Might Have a Shot at Winning the Comedy World Some Oscars

Comedies have historically been as out of place on the stage of the Oscars as an octopus on a potato farm. As recently as 2009, Zach Galifianakis was overlooked for his great supporting performance in The Hangover. But Judd Apatow, at least, [...]

By Hallie Cantor

Billy Crystal Will Host The Oscars

Things are happening! Billy Crystal Tweeted that he's going to host the Oscars this year, replacing Eddie Murphy after his resignation, and the Academy has confirmed the news. The Billy Crystal Oscars probably won't be as new and exciting as [...]

By Hallie Cantor

The Oscars: Now What?

Ratner and Murphy are both out, so where does the Academy go from here?

By Kyle Buchanan

Who Should Host the Oscars?

Billy Crystal, Neil Patrick Harris, Tina Fey, or someone far more outlandish?

By Willa Paskin