<p>Tina Fey and Amy Poehler during the 70th Annual Golden Globes.</p>

Tina Fey and Amy Poehler during the 70th Annual Golden Globes.

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Best and Worst of the 70th Golden Globe Awards: Adele, Tina Fey, Amy Poehler, 'Argo'

Plus: Jodie Foster's now legendary speech and more

Did we just experience the greatest awards show program this century?  From Amy Poehler and Tina Fey's hilarious opening monologue to nary a weak speech among the winners, the 70th Golden Globe Awards was three hours of (mostly) well paced drama that miraculously fit around a now legendary speech from Jodie Foster that many in Hollywood will still be thinking about when they wake up Monday morning. This is where live television excels as a medium and, no joke, we have the HFPA to thank for it.

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70th Golden Globe Awards predictions: Will 'Lincoln' and 'Homeland' rule the night?

70th Golden Globe Awards predictions: Will 'Lincoln' and 'Homeland' rule the night?

'Les Miserables,' 'Silver Linings Playbook' and 'Modern Family' should also do well

It's that time of year. The few hours a year when the worlds of film and television come together in a drunken mess (well, until they reconvene at the SAG Awards in two weeks).  Yes, it's Golden Globes time people. And if anyone can throw a party, er, find movie studios and networks to pay for fabulous parties it's the Hollywood Foreign Press Association. Using our connections with those that are the "inside" of the approximately 80-something member organization and our ability to predict the HFPA's need to please everyone, HitFix's Executive Editor Daniel Fienberg and I present you our predictions for the 70th Golden Globe Awards.

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10 things we learned from the 85th Academy Awards nominations

10 things we learned from the 85th Academy Awards nominations

'Why? Why? Why?'

It's been two days since the Academy Awards nominations were announced and Hollywood is still getting over the snubs and surprises. Like Nancy Kerrigan's primal cry of "Why? Why? Why?" echoing through time, industry pundits, critics across the globe, a plethora of Sony Pictures employees and Academy members not in the directing branch are opening questioning how Kathryn Bigelow could have been overlooked in the best directing category.  And the outrage over Ben Affleck's omission is only slightly quieter.  Clearly, it's never to late to review the lessons the Academy's collective membership have taught us so far this year.  With that in mind, here's 10 things we've learned so far.

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<p>Jessica Chastain in a scene from Kathryn Bigelow's &quot;Zero Dark Thirty.&quot;</p>

Jessica Chastain in a scene from Kathryn Bigelow's "Zero Dark Thirty."

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Sony's Amy Pascal defends 'Zero Dark Thirty' after Academy member's attack

Film 'does not advocate torture'

Sony Pictures chairwoman Amy Pascal appears to have had enough of the accusations that "Zero Dark Thirty" advocates torture. Likely prompted by Academy member David Clennon's assertion "I will not be voting for Zero Dark Thirty - in any Academy Awards category" from a post on Truth-Out.org, Pascal released a statement with her opinion on the matter.

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<p>Seth MacFarlane and Emma Stone announce the nominees for the 85th Academy Awards.</p>

Seth MacFarlane and Emma Stone announce the nominees for the 85th Academy Awards.

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Which HitFix Awards Pundit rules them all?

Bragging rights until Oscar night on the line...

For the first time since In Contention first teamed up with HitFix in October of 2011, Kris Tapley, Guy Lodge and I posted our Oscar nominations side by side for comparison's sake. There were a couple of easy takeaways.

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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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