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<p>Laurie Holden as Andrea in &quot;The Walking Dead.&quot;</p>

Laurie Holden as Andrea in "The Walking Dead."

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Review: 'The Walking Dead' - 'I Ain't a Judas'

Andrea tries to broker a peace between the prison and Woodbury, but is anyone interested?

A quick review of tonight's "The Walking Dead" coming up just as soon as I finish my run...

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<p>Michael Haneke at the 85th annual Academy Awards</p>

Michael Haneke at the 85th annual Academy Awards

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Michael Haneke's 'Amour' wins Best Foreign Language Film for Austria

Second film from the country to win the honor

Michael Haneke's "Amour" has won Best Foreign Language Film at the 85th annual Academy Awards. It falls in line with films like "Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon" and "Life is Beautiful" which were nominated for Best Picture and won the award in this category.

"Thank you very much for this honor," Haneke said from the stage of the Dolby Theatre. "I have to thank Michael Barker and Tom Bernard from Sony Classics," the second shout-out for the distributor this evening. Haneke also thanked his film's stars Emmanuelle Riva and Jean-Louis Trintignant, "because without them, I would not stand here."

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<p>&quot;Curfew&quot; won the Oscar for Best Live Action Short.</p>

"Curfew" won the Oscar for Best Live Action Short.

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'Paperman,' 'Curfew,' 'Inocente' win short film Oscars at the Academy Awards

Disney wins their first short Oscar since 1969

It was a David-versus-Goliath battle for the Best Animated Short Oscar, and the heftier opponent won out as Disney’s black-and-white romance “Paperman” took the award. 

Mainstream appeal also won out in the Best Live Action Short race, as Shawn Christensen's "Curfew" -- the only English-language, American-set nominee in a highly international field -- took the award. The Best Documentary Short Oscar, meanwhile, went to Sean Fine and Andrea Nix's "Inocente."

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<p>&quot;Searching for Sugar&nbsp;Man&quot;</p>

"Searching for Sugar Man"

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'Searching for Sugar Man' finds an Oscar for Best Documentary Feature at the Academy Awards

Call it a victory lap after dominating the circuit

After first premiering way back at the Sundance Film Festival in January of 2012, Malik Bendjelloul's "Searching for Sugar Man" has won the Oscar for Best Documentary Feature at the Academy Awards.

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Adele, Jessica Chastain and Anne Hathaway

Adele, Jessica Chastain and Anne Hathaway walked the red carpet at the 2013 Academy Awards, but who was really a winner? Keep reading.

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Red Carpet Oscar Rewind: Jennifer Lawrence, Jessica Chastain, Adele and more

What worked on the red carpet at the 2013 Academy Awards?

For every event, there are different rules. At the Grammys, it's best to be wild. At the Golden Globes, it's best to get drunk. And at the Oscars, all anyone needs to do is look dress up and look nice. Not too hard, right? I guess it is, because this year was definitely in the less-than-stunning category. While some celebrities did bring the glamor, others tried too hard, went too bland or brought the Klingon (Halle Berry, how could you)? Here's a look at what worked and what didn't from Jessica Chastain, Jennifer Lawrence, Adele, Amanda Seyfried, Helen Hunt, Naomi Watts and more. 

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<p>Lena Dunham and Jemima Kirke in &quot;Girls.&quot;</p>

Lena Dunham and Jemima Kirke in "Girls."

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Review: 'Girls' - 'Video Games'

Hannah and Jessa head upstate to see Jessa's father

I'm on vacation, but I got to see tonight's "Girls" early, and have a few quick thoughts on it coming up just as soon as I like the way you fold down your turtleneck...

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<p>&quot;Life of Pi&quot;</p>

"Life of Pi"

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3D CGI spectacle 'Life of Pi' wins Oscars for Best Cinematography and Best Visual Effects

Director Ang Lee wanted a 'new visual language' for the film

Ang Lee's "Life of Pi" has picked up its first two Oscars at the 85th annual Academy Awards. The CGI spectacle, which has grossed over $580 million worldwide, won in the categories of Best Cinematography and Best Visual Effects.

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Pixar's 'Brave' upsets Disney's 'Wreck-It Ralph' for Best Animated Feature

Pixar picks up its seventh Oscar in the category

Pixar Animation Studio has claimed its seventh Oscar for Best Animated Feature Film to date. "Brave" may have missed the bar the brand has set in the eyes of many (reviews and box office failed to live up to that of recent successes like "Toy Story 3" and "Up"), but it will be walking out of the Dolby Theatre a winner this evening.

The film's co-director Mark Andrews (kilted, in fact) and Brenda Chapman accepted the award.

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<p>Christoph Waltz at the 85th annual&nbsp;Academy&nbsp;Awards</p>

Christoph Waltz at the 85th annual Academy Awards

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Christoph Waltz wins his second Oscar in four years for Tarantino's 'Django Unchained'

He last won in 2009 for 'Inglourious Basterds'

Christoph Waltz has kicked off the 85th annual Academy Awards much like he did the 82nd annual Academy Awards: by taking to the stage to accept the Oscar for Best Supporting Actor. The "Django Unchained" star came out on top in a fiercely contested category featuring veterans like Alan Arkin ("Argo"), Robert De Niro ("Silver Linings Playbook") and Tommy lee Jones ("Lincoln").

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<p>Oscars host Seth MacFarlane</p>

Oscars host Seth MacFarlane

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2013 Academy Awards Live-Blog

How did Oscar host Seth MacFarlane handle the lead-up to a big 'Argo' Night?

It's a wonderful night for Oscar! Oscar, Oscar! Who will win!

Follow HitFix's full live-blog of Hollywood's Big Night, hosted by Seth MacFarlane and join the conversation below. 

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<p>Jennifer Lawrence at the 85h annual Academy&nbsp;Awards</p>

Jennifer Lawrence at the 85h annual Academy Awards

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Oscars red carpet open thread

Say what you must about the glitz and the glam

The Oscars red carpet is well underway down at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood. It feels weird being this far away from ground zero. And not a bad weird.

There are shows on ABC and E! so we can all ogle the stars as they make their way in. I don't know anything about fashion, sorry. I thought that was just an awesome stuffed animal, not a puppy purse. But hey, I'll say that Jessica Chastain has nailed it a second year in a row. She just looks different at this awards show than she does anywhere else. Rockin' it. But Jennifer Lawrence is owning it, too.

Anyway, here's your space to say what you will on the pre-show shenanigans. We'll be back during the ceremony for various filing throughout. Enjoy the show!

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<p>Luminous. Simply luminous.</p>

Luminous. Simply luminous.

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Thanks to a last-minute emergency, the Oscars are broken and only we can save them

An emergency leads to the lead film critic for HitFix having to picks 2013's biggest awards

This is embarrassing.

Not for me, of course.  I'm not the one who hit delete on whatever folder led to the desperate phone call I got at 4:30 in the afternoon on Saturday.  I'm actually pretty flattered, considering all the time and energy I've spent writing about how much I don't like awards season.  See, there's been a catastrophe at Price Waterhouse (1) and the Academy has been scrambling for the last few days to figure out how to handle it (2).  Someone must have decided that it is my healthy disdain for the process that made me perfect to help them fix things, and as a result, I have been asked to step in this year and pick every single Academy Award on my own (3).

The weirder part is that they not only lost the winners, but the nominees and the categories, and so I've got to put it all back together.  I'm pretty sure I got most of this right, and perhaps in a few cases, I've made slightly different choices than the Academy would have.  Perhaps.

You tell me… as today wraps up this year's edition of what increasingly feels like a Bataan Death March… what movies would you like to celebrate today, whether they were nominated or not?  Because if that's what today is genuinely supposed to be about, and if the Oscars are just a conversation starter, then what movies from 2012 would you like to celebrate one last time before we all move on to 2013?

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