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James Franco and Anne Hathaway’s Opening Monlogue For The Oscars [VIDEO]

James Franco and Anne Hathaway were certainly outside-the-box picks to host the 83rd annual Academy Awards.  And after a pre-taped opening in which they tried to elicit advice from last year's host Alec Baldwin by channeling his dreams, “Inception” - style, the duo weren’t required to do a whole lot of heavy lifting in their opening monologue.

In it, they made reference to how their youth was intended to appeal to a new younger demographic.  Then  they spent a good chunk of the monologue acknowledging their elders:  Hathaway had a conversation with her mother, who was in the audience, and Franco did the same with his grandmother.  Read on to check it out.

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The Oscars’ ‘Inception’-Style Opening Sequence [VIDEO]

This year's opening sequence of the Academy Awards featured hosts James Franco and Anne Hathaway trying to tap Alec Baldwin's dreams for Oscar hosting advice.

The skit featured a bunch of this year's nominees for best picture, and a surprise appearance from an iconic film of yore.  Read on to check it out.

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Oscar Winners: ‘The King’s Speech’ Reigns, Portman Soars

There weren't a whole lot of surprises at the 83rd Academy Awards -- as expected, "The King's Speech" took the big prize as Best Picture. The film about King George VI overcoming his stutter also garnered a Best Actor statue for Colin Firth and a Best Director win for Tom Hooper.

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Wolfgang Puck To Feed The Stars On Oscar Night

 

Wolfgang Puck, for the 17th consecutive year will be feeding Hollywood celebrities who attend the annual Governor's Ball the follows the Academy Awards ceremony. Some 1,500 guests are expected to chow down on a menu including Oscar-shaped flat-bread with salmon, and mini Kobe beef burgers.

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Academy Awards Red Carpet [PHOTOS]

The stars hit the red carpet for the 83rd Annual Academy Awards, including nominees Natalie Portman, Melissa Leo, Michelle Williams, Christian Bale, Jesse Eisenberg, plus co-host Anne Hathaway.

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This Year’s Biggest Oscar Underdogs [VIDEO]

While the press always thinks they know who the Academy Award winners will be, an underdog or two usually manages to snatch a statuette away from the favorite. Just last year, little-seen indie film "The Hurt Locker" upset James Cameron's blockbuster "Avatar" for Best Film.

In 2002, 29-year-old Adrien Brody upset Oscar perennials Jack Nicholson and Daniel Day-Lewis to win Best Actor. Marisa Tomei's win in 1992 was so unexpected, a rumor spread that presenter Jack Palance announced the wrong name.

Who will be the biggest surprise winner this year? Here are five of the biggest underdogs in their categories. Any one of has the potential to make Oscar upset history on February 28th.

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Oscar Nominees’ Surprising First Film Roles [VIDEOS]

How do you get to the Academy Awards ceremony? Practice, practice, practice. Before the acting nominees reach the A-list of the film industry, they have to pay their dues by taking any role they can get.

There are a number of younger actors nominated this year. With their careers still budding, fans should be able to remember back to their first film roles. However, many are so surprising that most people never knew or have completely forgotten the A-listers were in them.

Below are five actors who are nominated for serious roles this year, but began their careers in seriously goofy films.

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