Looks like some members of the Academy got their panties in a twist this past weekend when trying to view The Hunger Games!
It seems that the VIPs were a bit pissed off at the fact that Lionsgate offered no Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences members-only screenings for the film!!
Boo hoo! They had to watch the movie in theaters with the rest of us! AND pay!
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As the winners at the Academy Awards were making their way into the Governors' Ball ET caught up with them for a few quick questions.
They grabbed Meryl Streep and asked how she felt about winning the award for Best Actress.
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The start of things to come? We shall see!
The Artist just won it's first Oscar of the night for Best Costume Design.
In a film with no dialogue, how it looked was just so important. We're glad the Academy recognized that.
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Sorry about that, but we HAD to go for that obvious joke! Ha!
Even though it didn't get nominated for any Oscars, we've just learned that Jodie Foster has sent DVD screeners of her Mel Gibson-starring movie The Beaver to EVERY member of the Academy!
Here's what Jodie writes about it in a letter that will accompany the DVDs:
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Graceann Rumer is a hero!!
She got her drivers license just two-weeks ago, and already used her skill to save a bus-load of her fellow students. (What did you do Tuesday?)
When her bus driver collapsed from a heart attack the 17-year-old senior at Calvary Christian Academy in Northeast Philadelphia garbed the wheel, maneuvered through a busy intersection and moved the bus to the side of the road.
Watch the video (above) to see how she pulled it off!
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Earlier today, we announced the full list of the 2012 Oscar nominees, and we were pleased with many of the selections!
Now, some of the nominated stars have opened up about the Academy's choices!
Here's what Gary Oldman had to say about his Best Actor nomination for Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy:
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What a great end to these girls' journey!
Before the Golden Globes on Sunday, the girls from Oprah's school in South Africa gradauted on Saturday.
The Oprah Winfrey Leadership Academy for Girls graduated its first class and out of the 75 girls who enrolled in 2007, already 72 will be walking the aisle.
What's even better? Every graduate is going to college!!!
The girls will be headed to South African and American universities.
Oprah commented on the girls' special day, saying:
Every single girl is going to leave here with soothing greater to offer the world than her body.
I know what it's like to be a poor girl with your heart's desire to do well in the world. I chose to use my philanthropy to do what I know.
Way to go, gurls!!!!!
[Image via WENN.]
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