The 85th Academy Awards will air live on Sunday, Feb. 24 on ABC. Host Seth MacFarlane will be kicking off the ceremony at 7pm ET/4 PT. Red Carpet coverage will be featured on both E! and the TV Guide Channel as the stars make their way into the Dolby Theater at the Hollywood Highland Center.
Dame Helen Mirren, 67, was a huge hit at Sunday's BAFTA Awards, despite the fact that her performance as Alma Reville in last year's Hitchcock — also starring Anthony Hopkins, Scarlett Johansson and Toni Collette — lost out to Amour's Emmanuelle Riva in the category of Best Lead Actress.
Director Michael Haneke delivers another cerebral film that tells a tale of imprisonment in Amour, which just won a Best Picture nomination. This time, the barred cell is as elemental as love and the physical body—and the only way out is through death.
Brad Pitt, Kristen Stewart, Nicole Kidman and Zac Efron were all well-received at the Cannes International Film Festival in the French Riviera for acclaimed flicks such as Killing Them Softly and The Paperboy, but they still went home empty-handed after the 12-day film fest.
From the director of such masterfully unsettling films as The Piano Teacher, Funny Games and Caché comes Palme d’Or 2012 nominee Amour, Michael Haneke’s latest and much-anticipated French-language film starring Isabelle Huppert (The Piano Teacher), Jean-Louis Trintignant (Three Colors: Red) and Emmanuelle Riva (Hiroshima mon amour).