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Ask.com Reveals Oscar Night Predictions

By spolonsky // February 23rd, 2012

As everyone gets ready to tune-in to the 84th Annual Academy Awards this weekend, we decided to roll out our very own red carpet predictions for the night’s winners and losers based on top questions asked on Ask.com by more than 100 million users. To help celebrate the Oscar predictions and nominees we sent some star-studded cookies to a few friends as a teaser.

The predictions envelope please…

George Clooney nabs his second career Oscar as Best Actor. 

Viola Davis edges out Meryl Streep to win her first Best Actress Academy Award. 

The Descendants takes home top prize as Best Picture.

Veteran actor Christopher Plummer will take home the Oscar for Best Supporting Actor.

Octavia Spencer earns the golden statue for Best Supporting Actress.

Michelle Williams leaves us speechless, winning best dressed of the night.

Rooney Mara’s ensemble will be a red carpet disaster. 

Charlize Theron will bring her mama as her date.

Woody Allen will be a no-show.

Biggest upset? Brad Pitt not going home a winner. 

Regardless of which stars win or lose, the Oscars are always a night full of surprises. So whether you are hosting an Oscar party or relaxing with a bag of popcorn, get ready for a night filled with the glitz and glamour only Hollywood can bring.

Oscar Treats

Brad Pitt

Rooney Mara

Michelle Williams

- Sheree Polonsky, Public Relations 

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The Show Must Go On…

By eekidder // February 12th, 2012

Sunday night the biggest musical artists from all over the world came together at the Grammy Awards to celebrate the best in music, but also mourned the passing of one of music’s most legendary voices, Whitney Houston, who passed away on the eve of the Grammys at the Beverly Hilton. 

Congratulations to Adele and all the winners at the 2012 Grammy Awards!

And Whitney Houston, your awe-inspiring voice will be missed and remembered forever. Rest in peace.

-Emily Kidder, Knowledge Engineer

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Countdown to the Oscars

By eekidder // January 24th, 2012

Hollywood is all abuzz this morning, because the nominations for film’s most prestigious awards were announced.  Martin Scorsese’s Hugo was honored with 11 nominations, and The Artist was close behind with 10.  So which nominations were a surprise, and who got snubbed this year? Many are happily surprised with the supporting nominations for popular comedy actors Melissa McCarthy and Jonah Hill, and agape at the lack of Best Actor nomination for Leonardo DiCaprio and his performance as J. Edgar Hoover. 

So who do you think will win this year’s top Oscar honors? Will the showdown between good friends George Clooney and Brad Pitt end in one taking home the coveted statue, or will newcomer to the Oscar scene Jean Dujardin best them both for his turn as a silent film actor in The Artist?  Will Meryl Streep win her third Oscar for portraying Margaret Thatcher in The Iron Lady, or will Michelle Williams triumph for becoming Marilyn Monroe in My Week with Marilyn? Here at Ask.com, we’ll be watching the show on Sunday February 26, and updating our answers live to make sure we have the most up-to-date info possible!  And in the meantime, there are so many movies to watch!

Emily Kidder, Knowledge Engineer/Answer Geek

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