Feb 03, 2012

Issue #1192-1193

Cover Story

Oscars nominees 2012: Going for gold

by Dave Karger | Jan 27, 2012
Can Viola Davis beat her friend Meryl Streep? Can Brad Pitt defeat his pal George Clooney? And will anyone still be on speaking terms after the Oscars? We talk to the contenders and give you the skinny on Hollywood's favorite game Read it
Magazine Cover (Feb 03, 2012)

Features

Oscar nominees 2012: Why so few songs?

by Clark Collis | Jan 27, 2012
For the first time ever, the Academy recognized only two movie tunes as Oscar-worthy. What gives? Read it

Luise Rainer, the oldest Oscar winner speaks

by Rob Brunner | Jan 27, 2012
Rainer won the first of her two Academy Awards 75 years ago. She knew Greta Garbo, Henry Miller, and Albert Einstein. And at 102, she still goes out to the movies Read it

Oscar's living legends

by Keith Staskiewicz | Jan 27, 2012
All four of the acting winners from 50 years ago — Sophia Loren, Maximillian Schell, Rita Moreno, and George Chakiris — recall the golden night the Academy called out their names Read it

2012 Oscar host Billy Crystal: Brushing up for the big night

by Lynette Rice | Jan 27, 2012
The producers of this year's Oscars reveal their plans, starting with their not-so-secret weapon Read it

Oscar nominees 2012: Animated upsets

by Keith Staskiewicz | Jan 27, 2012
The Animated Feature nominees include two foreign-language indies, while ''Tintin'' and ''Cars 2'' fail to make the cut Read it

Oscar nominees 2012: Best Actress

Jan 27, 2012
Running down the race between Viola Davis, Michelle Williams, Meryl Streep, Glenn Close, and Rooney Mara Read it

Oscar nominees 2012: Best Actor

Jan 27, 2012
Running down the race between George Clooney, Jean Dujardin, Gary Oldman, Demián Bichir, and Brad Pitt Read it

Oscar nominees 2012: Best Supporting Actress

Jan 27, 2012
Running down the race between Octavia Spencer, Melissa McCarthy, Bérénice Bejo, Jessica Chastain, and Janet McTeer Read it

Oscar nominees 2012: Best Supporting Actor

Jan 27, 2012
Running down the race between Christopher Plummer, Nick Nolte, Kenneth Branagh, Jonah Hill, and Max von Sydow Read it

Oscar nominees 2012: Best Director

Jan 27, 2012
Running down the race between Michel Hazanavicius, Terrence Malick, Martin Scorsese, Alexander Payne, and Woody Allen Read it

Feedback

Feedback: Feb. 3, 2012

Jan 27, 2012
Your rants and races for our Preview Review, your picks for 2012, and more Read it

Monitor

Possible Pulitzer shake-up

by Stephan Lee | Jan 27, 2012
We run down the possible literary contenders that could take this year's Pulitzer Read it

Monitor: Feb. 3, 2012

by Grady Smith | Jan 27, 2012
Bryce Dallas Howard welcomes second child, Heidi Klum and Seal split, and more Read it

Etta James: A farewell playlist (1938-2012)

by Leah Greenblatt | Jan 27, 2012
The golden-voiced soul icon passed away Jan. 20 after a long battle with leukemia. The 73-year-old was often defined by her signature song ''At Last.'' But her rich catalog goes much deeper than that wedding-ceremony staple. Below, five of Etta's best Read it

Book Article

Ali Wentworth, uncensored

by Stephan Lee | Jan 27, 2012
The actress, 47, first made a name for herself on ''In Living Color.'' Now she's turned her WASPy childhood, years on ''Oprah,'' and marriage to George Stephanopoulos into a book, ''Ali in Wonderland'' Read it

Book Review

Behind the Beautiful Forevers

by Jeff Giles | Feb 10, 2012

Defending Jacob

by Thom Geier | Jan 27, 2012

All There Is

by Lisa Schwarzbaum | Jan 27, 2012

The Fear Index

by Thom Geier | Jan 27, 2012

Raylan

by Ken Tucker | Jan 27, 2012

Cover Story

Oscars nominees 2012: Going for gold

by Dave Karger | Jan 27, 2012
Can Viola Davis beat her friend Meryl Streep? Can Brad Pitt defeat his pal George Clooney? And will anyone still be on speaking terms after the Oscars? We talk to the contenders and give you the skinny on Hollywood's favorite game Read it

DVD Article

7 awesome car-chase movies

by Chris Nashawaty | Jan 27, 2012
Ryan Gosling's ''Drive'' (now on DVD) makes us want to gas up on other films with exhilarating rubber-on-road action Read it

Chimps are people too

by Chris Nashawaty | Jan 27, 2012
In the tragic doc ''Project Nim'' (2011, PG-13, 1 hr., 33 mins.), we discover the perils of a 1970s experiment to teach an ape how to be more human Read it

DVDs: Feb. 3, 2012

by Chris Nashawaty | Jan 27, 2012
Reviews of the latest movies to hit stores, including ''Dream House,'' ''In Time,'' and more Read it

EW Looks Back

EW looks back: TV's worst sitcoms

Jan 27, 2012
The recent cancellation of ABC's horrible men-dressing-as-women-oh-how-funny series ''Work It'' was cause for both celebration and great debate in the EW offices. The question at hand: What piece of comedy dreck earns the title of worst sitcom of all time? Our writers offer their picks Read it

Editor's Note

Editor's Note: Feb. 3, 2012

by Jess Cagle | Jan 27, 2012
Jess Cagle talks EW's presence at this year's Sundance Film Festival, and the importance of indies Read it

First Look

The stars of Sundance

by Anthony Breznican | Jan 27, 2012
They came, they saw, they shivered...and then they stopped by our Park City, Utah, photo studio to warm up and horse around. Meet the actors who are taking the festival by storm, and the movies that have everyone buzzing Read it

Hollywood Insider

'The Innkeepers'' ghostly inn-spiration

by Clark Collis | Jan 27, 2012
The director of the new horror flick explains how his film was inspired by spooky real-life occurrences Read it

Bryan Cranston fights for indie theaters

by Grady Smith | Jan 27, 2012
How the ''Breaking Bad'' star hopes to set a precedent with indie films Read it

Movie Article

Five Sundance highs -- and one low

by Owen Gleiberman | Jan 27, 2012
What cinematic goodies and duds did the 2012 Sundance Film Festival deliver? (The fest ran from Jan. 19 to 29 this year.) Owen Gleiberman weighs in on the first half of the proceedings Read it

Legacy of an indie film legend

by Lisa Schwarzbaum | Jan 27, 2012
Independent movies have lost a passionate and beloved champion in the late film exec Bingham Ray. A look at who he was — and what he stood for Read it

Red-hot screenwriter

by Clark Collis | Jan 27, 2012
Jane Goldman's credits include ''Kick-Ass'' and ''X-Men: First Class.'' The British scribe's latest is ''The Woman in Black,'' a horror movie with the former Harry Potter Read it

Fairies, superheroes, Nazis, and ghosts

by Clark Collis | Jan 27, 2012
Jane Goldman's filmography favors the fantastical -- with one notable exception Read it

Love (or other stuff) will tear them apart

by Josh Rottenberg | Jan 27, 2012
Ever notice how some obstacle or another always seems to get in the way of eternal love? Here's a look at a few favorite onscreen couples, ranked by how big a challenge they face. Happy Valentine's Day! Read it

Movie Review

Albatross

by Adam Markovitz | Jan 28, 2012

Underworld: Awakening

by Adam Markovitz | Feb 02, 2012

The Grey

by Lisa Schwarzbaum | Feb 06, 2012

Man on a Ledge

by Keith Staskiewicz | Feb 06, 2012

W.E.

by Lisa Schwarzbaum | Jan 27, 2012

Declaration Of War

by Lisa Schwarzbaum | Jan 27, 2012

The Innkeepers

by Lisa Schwarzbaum | Feb 02, 2012

Crazy Horse

by Lisa Schwarzbaum | Jan 27, 2012

Movie on DVD Review

The Thing

by Chris Nashawaty | Jan 26, 2012

Music Article

Singles: Feb. 3, 2012

Jan 27, 2012
Reviews of new singles from Bruce Springsteen, All-American Rejects, and Katy Perry Read it

TV Jukebox: Feb. 3, 2012

Jan 27, 2012
EW scopes out the best musical moments from ''How I Met Your Mother,'' 'Gossip Girl,'' and more Read it

Chart Flashback: 2002

by Leah Greenblatt | Jan 27, 2012
A decade ago, Usher knew all about U, Pink had a party plan, and No Doubt had words for the girls backstage. We revisit and regrade the pop week that was Read it

Albums: Feb. 3, 2012

Jan 27, 2012
Reviews of the latest releases from Leonard Cohen, Gotye, and Metallica Read it

Music Review

Born to Die

by Kyle Anderson | Feb 08, 2012

News + Notes

Kristen Wiig wigs out Hollywood

by Mark Harris | Jan 27, 2012
She's had the audacity to say that she doesn't want to make a ''Bridesmaids'' sequel. Much as we love the movie, she's absolutely right. Here's what Wiig understands that the studios don't Read it

News + Notes

Hollywood's biggest gambles

by Josh Rottenberg | Jan 27, 2012
With ginormous budgets and grand ambitions, the stakes are high for these upcoming films Read it

Hit List: Feb. 3, 2012

by Dan Snierson | Jan 27, 2012
Kid Rock apologizes for cigar incident, LL Cool J to host Grammys, and more Read it

Photo Gallery: Grammys 2012

Grammys 2012: Who will/should win

by Ray Rahman | Feb 09, 2012
We predict which artists will get the nod on Feb. 12 -- and the ones that would if we had our way See photos

Grammys 2012: Peek at 3 ballots!

Feb 12, 2012
Trio of music heavyweights anonymously reveal their picks, sharing how they see the competition in key categories See photos

TV Article

SoundBites: Feb. 3, 2012

Jan 27, 2012
One-liners from ''Modern Family,'' ''Downton Abbey,'' Jimmy Kimmel, and more Read it

A Fox News host celebrates five years of staying up late

by Ken Tucker | Jan 27, 2012
To toast Greg Gutfeld's fifth anniversary as host of ''Red Eye,'' Fox News Channel's riotous 3 a.m. roundtable of politics and pop culture, we asked him to share five things he's figured out over a half decade Read it

SoundBites: Feb. 3, 2012

Jan 27, 2012
One-liners from ''Modern Family,'' ''Downton Abbey,'' Jimmy Kimmel, and more Read it

Puppy Bowl: The inside poop

by Dan Snierson | Jan 27, 2012
What's the cuddliest counterprogramming on Super Bowl Sunday? If you say ''Puppy Bowl'' (Animal Planet, Feb. 5, 3 p.m. ET), you're barking up the right tree. We asked ''Puppy Bowl VIII'' exec producer Melinda Toporoff for scoop on the big game Read it

TV Review

Smash

by Ken Tucker | Feb 05, 2012

Luck

by Ken Tucker | Feb 05, 2012
Advertisement

From Our Partners