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‘Birdman’, ‘Sniper’, ‘Boyhood’ Lead 2015 Oscar Nominations

‘American Sniper,’ ‘Birdman’ and ‘The Theory of Everything’ were among the Best Picture nominees revealed during this morning’s 2015 Academy Awards announcement.


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Watch U2 Perform ‘Ordinary Love’ at The Oscars

The 2014 Academy Awards are well underway, with several musical performances dotting the filmic night, including, but not limited to, Bette Midler.


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Smasher and Maria’s Oscar Picks

Smasher’s Picks… Best Picture: American Hustle Best Actor: Matthew McConaughey (Dallas Buyers Club) Best Actress: Amy Adams (American Hustle)   Maria’s picks… Best Picture:  The Wolf of Wall Street Best Actor: Matthew McConaughey (Dallas Buyers […]

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U2, ’20 Feet From Stardom’ Get Oscar Nominations

U2 have two Golden Globes, but have yet to win an Academy Award.


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5 Great Oscar-Winning Songs Through The Years

Introduced at the 7th annual Academy Awards in 1934, the category of Best Original Song has seen its share of high times and lean years. But for many people, it’s the song associated with a […]


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How Well Do You Know Your “Oscar” Trivia?

Take the test and see how you do.  This might be fun to have if you’re headed to an Oscar party on Sunday. Here are the questions.  You can scroll down for the answers. 1. […]

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A Bunch Of Kids Reenact This Year’s “Best Picture” Nominees

Just in case you’re not familiar with the movies that are nominated for a Best Picture Oscar on Sunday, here’s a bunch of kids reenacting each one.

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Best Song Nominees

Today is Turntable Tuesday, and all day we’re featuring songs that were nominated, or won the Academy Award for Best Song.  We’ve got some great stuff coming your way on KOOL, but here’s a montage […]

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Have Some Fun With The Oscar Quiz!

The 84th Annual Academy Awards will be held this Sunday, February 26th. How much do you know about Hollywood’s biggest night? 1. This year’s Oscar nomination king is up for 11 awards. Name the film: […]



What Actor Is BANNED From The Oscars?

  Have you ever heard of someone being BANNED from the Academy Awards?  It’s happening this weekend.  And, it’s not just anyone.  It’s a MEMBER of the Academy…and STAR of a movie with 11 nominations!!!