Might it be the most star-studded Cannes jury in history? The world's most famous film festival has announced that this year's president, Steven Spielberg, will be joined by a cavalcade of heavyweight figures – including Oscar winners Ang Lee, Christoph Waltz and Nicole Kidman.
The producers of this year's controversial Oscars ceremony have defended host Seth MacFarlane against accusations that the Ted creator oversaw the most mean-spirited event in the awards' history.
As awards ceremonies go, it seemed to be the show with something to upset everyone, but Seth MacFarlane's stint as host nevertheless garnered the Oscars its best ratings in three years.
While Oscar fans spent Monday checking their pools to see if they picked more winners than their friends, I was wondering whether statistics experts did a good job forecasting the results.
Bookies favourite Daniel Day-Lewis duly surged to glory at tonight's Academy Awards, picking up the best actor prize for his performance in Lincoln.
If you only believe one set of Oscar predictions in the run-up to Sunday's Academy Awards, Nate Silver's may just be the most reliable bet.
For those who walk away disappointed from the Oscars ceremony on Sunday night, it has emerged that there will at least be the consolation of a goody bag, worth some $45,000.
Many critics find Oscar acceptance speeches disturbing on account of their insincerity.
Call it the Wallace & Gromit effect.