Ang Lee celebrates 'Life of Pi's' Oscar nominations and wants to try 3D again
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Ang Lee celebrates 'Life of Pi's' Oscar nominations and wants to try 3D again

On the nominations: 'way more than I thought'

Ang Lee likely woke up this morning knowing his critically acclaimed 3D epic "Life of Pi" would earn a number of key Academy Awards nominations.  Speaking to HitFix earlier today, the helmer of of such classics as "Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon" and "Brokeback Mountain" admitted that he wasn't expecting "Pi" to land a mammoth 11 nominations.

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<p>Jennifer Lawrence at the People's Choice Awards Wednesday, Jan 9. </p>

Jennifer Lawrence at the People's Choice Awards Wednesday, Jan 9.

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Jennifer Lawrence says best actress nomination for 'Silver Linings Playbook' is 'unreal'

'Gonna definitely have more fun' at her second Academy Awards

A two-time Oscar nominee at the age of 22?  The face of one of Hollywood's biggest new franchises? Yep, life is good for Jennifer Lawrence.

The "Silver Linings Playbook" star spoke with HitFix about her second best actress nomination this morning calling the news, "unreal."

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2013 Oscar Nominations Final Predictions

2013 Oscar Nominations Final Predictions

HitFix's pundits make their final choices

We're halfway there.  Well, we're halfway there as of Thursday morning.

Seth MacFarlane and Emma "already hunting for an Oscar" Stone will announce the nominations for the 85th Academy Awards at the crack of dawn. "Lincoln," "Zero Dark Thirty," "Les Miserables," "Life of Pi" and "Argo" should all be rewarded with a slew of nominations.  The rest?  Needless to say, there are some nervous potential nominees and consultants today.  With that in mind, Kris Tapley, Guy Lodge and I have made our final (and we mean final) nominations predictions which you can compare in the gallery story below.  Some intriguing observations:

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<p>Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson in &quot;The Twilight Saga:&nbsp;Breaking Dawn - Part 2,&quot;&nbsp;which led all Razzie nominees this year with 11 nods including Worst Picture and, yes, Worst Screen Couple.</p>

Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson in "The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2," which led all Razzie nominees this year with 11 nods including Worst Picture and, yes, Worst Screen Couple.

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'Twilight: Breaking Dawn - Part 2' tops 2013 Razzies with 11 nominations

'Battleship,' Sandler's 'That's My Boy' also garner multiple nods

If you're reading this, you may be among the millions of otherwise level-headed individuals who are convinced that the "Twilight" series is one of the greatest achievements in the history of cinema. Enter the Razzie nominating committee, who are here to tell you that you're wrong.

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Whose Oscar nomination dreams are on the bubble?

Whose Oscar nomination dreams are on the bubble?

'Skyfall,' Quvenzhané Wallis, 'The Intouchables,' Maggie Smith and more

There are only a few days until the nominations are announced for the 85th Academy Awards and you can feel the tension in the air from the 405 to the 101. Potential nominees, Oscar consultants and studio execs all have something on the line whether it's prestige, their reputation or a marketable number of nominations to help a prestige flick get into the black. And for those that care too much this is likely the most nerve wracking week of the entire season.  For awards fans?  It's close to heaven.

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<p>Mary Hart insists on leading David O. Russell and the audience in singing happy birthday to Bradley Cooper.</p>

Mary Hart insists on leading David O. Russell and the audience in singing happy birthday to Bradley Cooper.

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'Argo,' Sally Field and Helen Mirren highlight Palm Springs Film Festival Awards Gala

Cringe Alert: Mary Hart makes the audience sing happy birthday to Bradley Cooper

PALM SPRINGS - The talking points are getting a little repetitive, but some of the biggest players of the 2013 awards season charmed a packed Palm Springs Convention Center Saturday night for the Palm Springs International Film Festival Awards Gala. And, shockingly, longtime veterans of the event said 10-time host Mary Hart wasn't as bad hokey as she'd been during previous ceremonies. That's a scarier thought than anything on display in "The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 3D" this weekend, but I digress…

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<p>Cheers fellas. You're halfway there.</p>

Cheers fellas. You're halfway there.

Pencils down Academy Members: Oscar nominations voting is now over

Will an extra day make a difference?

Academy members received a reprieve of an extra 24 hours, but as of 5 PM PT voting for the 85th Academy Awards nominations is now officially over.

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<p>Tina Fey and Amy Poehler are getting ready to host the 70th Golden Globe Awards.</p>

Tina Fey and Amy Poehler are getting ready to host the 70th Golden Globe Awards.

Tina Fey and Amy Poehler riff on the 'sloppy loud party' that is the Golden Globes

'The beautiful people of film rub shoulders with the disgusting people of television'

Are you ready Seth MacFarlane?  Tina Fey and Amy Poehler are ready to make the 70th Golden Globe Awards the funniest and most entertaining telecast of the year.

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<p>Have a drink James. &quot;Skyfall&quot; is a major longshot to win best picture, but it should land the franchise its first nomination on Jan. 10.</p>

Have a drink James. "Skyfall" is a major longshot to win best picture, but it should land the franchise its first nomination on Jan. 10.

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Contender Countdown: Does anyone care that we don't have a frontrunner?

PGA Awards nominations shine a little bit of light on rest of field

I've worked on Oscar campaigns and have covered this beat for a long time, but boy this is odd. We are days, even hours away from Academy members pressing send on their newfangled computers to end phase one of yet another great Oscar season and yet hardly anyone in Tinsletown feels secure about their contenders or which of their competitors is the true frontrunner.  Yowzas!

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<p>Jessica Chastain talks about her award-winning role in Kathryn Bigelow's &quot;Zero Dark Thirty.&quot;</p>

Jessica Chastain talks about her award-winning role in Kathryn Bigelow's "Zero Dark Thirty."

'Zero Dark Thirty's' Jessica Chastain says she's 'far too emotional' to ever be a CIA agent

'The Help' star might also have a problem with keeping secrets (maybe)

NEW YORK - How on earth did it take this long for Jessica Chastain to come to Hollywood's attention?  She's spending the day talking about her role as Maya, a hard edged CIA analyst on the difficult hunt for Osama Bin Laden in Kathryn Bigelow's "Zero Dark Thirty" and her genuine charisma is beyond infectious. She practically glows when talking about the project. Of course, the truth is it didn't take Hollywood that long.  Chastain booked her first major movie role over three years ago and shot six other movies before "The Tree of Life" finally brought her to moviegoers attention in May, 2011.  Three months later "The Help" hit theaters and she went from relative unknown to finding herself recognized on the street.

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