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Shawshank Redemption voted 'best Oscars also-ran'

Prison drama The Shawshank Redemption has been hailed by movie buffs as the greatest film to miss out on a best picture Oscar.

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You shall go to the ball: Austrian tycoon picks this year's partner

Hollywood A-listers jet in to add sparkle to Vienna's annual event with an image problem

Bore horse: Daniel Day-Lewis is the best thing about Spielberg's 'Lincoln'

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Daniel Day-Lewis is expected to make Hollywood history by winning his third Best Actor Oscar on 24 February but the public is split over who deserves the Best Supporting Actor prize.

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Skyfall, Anna Karenina and Life of Pi win at the Art Directors Guild awards

Skyfall, Anna Karenina, and Life of Pi were winners at the Art Directors Guild awards on Saturday, a ceremony that celebrates production design in Hollywood.

Ben Affleck scoops Directors Guild award for Argo

Affleck lost out on the nomination for best director at the Oscars, but there are still hopes the film will win best picture

CIA chief admits use of torture in hunt for Bin Landen

The outgoing US defence secretary has admitted that intelligence obtained using enhanced interrogation techniques or torture was used to "put together the puzzle" that led the American military to Osama bin Laden's compound in Pakistan.

Barbra Streisand will sing at the Oscars for the first time in 36 years

Barbra Streisand to sing at the Oscars 36 years after A Star Is Born performance

Barbra Streisand will perform at the 85th annual Academy Awards for the first time in nearly four decades on 24 February.

Adele has been asked to perform 'Skyfall' at the Oscars

Adele to perform her Oscar-nominated hit 'Skyfall' at the Academy Awards ceremony

Adele will perform her hit Bond theme "Skyfall" at this year's Oscars - her first live performance since last year's Grammy Awards.

(Clockwise from top) The scene in Vauxhall; the pilot Peter Barnes; the damaged crane

Helicopter pilot diverted due to bad weather prior to Vauxhall crash, inquest hears

The pilot who died in a helicopter crash in central London had been diverted because of bad weather before his aircraft clipped a crane and then plunged to the ground, an inquest was told today.

Steven Spielberg outbid by his wife at Lincoln charity auction

Hollywood director Steven Spielberg was outbid by his wife when the pair went head-to-head at a charity auction following the European premiere of Lincoln.

Sundance is now so big it's a bit much for me says founder Robert Redford

What started out in one cinema with a couple of dozen films now has an 11-day run and takes over an entire ski resort

Daniel Day-Lewis tipped for Oscars hat-trick after Golden Globe triumph

Veteran director Jim Sheridan has tipped two-time Academy Award winner Daniel Day-Lewis to make movie history and scoop an Oscar hat-trick.

Jodie Foster 'comes out' in baffling acceptance speech at Golden Globes

In a frank, emotional and occasionally baffling speech, Jodie Foster spoke publicly about her sexuality for the first time last night, as she accepted the Cecil B DeMille Award at the Golden Globes in Los Angeles.

Ben Affleck, Daniel Day-Lewis at this month’s Critics Awards and Zero Dark Thirty director Kathryn Bigelow

Golden Globes: The stars, and the swipes

Hollywood gets set for its close-up at the first big awards show tonight

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