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    As he did last month at the Golden Globes, Christoph Waltz beat out four much more famous actors to score the Oscar for Best Supporting Actor for his performance as the most charismatic character in a historical drama written and directed by Quentin Tarantino.

    Now we're really thinking that it's 2010 all over again.

    The Austrian-born Waltz was first introduced to a wide American audience via his portrayal of Col. Hans Landa, a scheming yet oddly likable (or at least occasionally amusing) Nazi officer in Quentin Tarantino's WWII revisionist fantasy, "Inglourious Basterds." Tarantino's stylized dialogue effortlessly rolled off Waltz's tongue as he brought a fey charm to a despicable monster, making Landa the most compelling Tarantino character since perhaps Jules Winfield (Samuel L. Jackson) in "Pulp Fiction." Waltz won both the Golden Globe and the Oscar for Best Supporting Actor for his performance.

    Now, Waltz has reunited with Tarantino for "Django Unchained," a "southern" revenge

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    When it was announced that "Family Guy" creator Seth MacFarlane would host the 85th Annual Academy Awards, many were skeptical. Could a man best known for voicing a psychotic cartoon baby have what it takes to play master of ceremonies at Hollywood's biggest night?

    Short answer: Nope.

    Sure, MacFarlane entered to large applause (though it's worth noting that Robert Downey Jr. didn't appear to clap). The host even received a big laugh when he joked that he was beginning his mission to get the notoriously grumpy Tommy Lee Jones to (Jones immediately laughed, as did everyone else). Good start.

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  • She may be a long shot for Best Actress, but "Beasts of the Southern Wild" star Quvenzhané Wallis is a shoo-in for Most Charming Lady on the Red Carpet.

    Knows how to work an interviewer:

    Caries a purse with its own tiara:

    Asked how she feels about pre-recorded well-wishes from her idol Demi Lovato, is the perfect mix of sincere and excited:

  • Crutches don’t slow down Kristen Stewart at Oscars

    (Jason Merritt/Getty Images)Safe to say Kristen Stewart rocked the most unconventional accessory on the Oscar red carpet to go with her lacy, strapless Reem Acra gown: a pair of crutches.

    She “cut the ball of her foot, quite severely on glass two days ago,” Stewart’s makeup artist, Beau Nelson, told PEOPLE. Stewart, who had a hard time finding flat Oscar-worthy shoes, is in “a little bit of pain,” he adds.

    It may have also been the star's own fault. MTV's Josh Horowitz tweeted that upon asking Stewart what happened she replied, "I'm an idiot!"

    Stewart ditched the crutches for a photo opportunity, and did her best to gimp down the red carpet. She was seen chatting with Best Actress nominee Jennifer Lawrence, who later helped Stewart with her crutches.

    Aside from the crutches, Stewart paired her beautiful gown with a laid-back hairstyle and a Fred Leighton 19th century necklace.

    [ Photos: Red carpet arrivals at the 2013 Oscars ]

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  • Jennifer Lawrence: hot but hungry (Photo: Kevin Mazur/WireImage)Anyone got a sammy? This "Hunger Games" champ is hungry.

    Jennifer Lawrence, up for an Academy Award tonight as Best Actress for "Silver Linings Playbook," is apparently too busy working the carpet to get a square meal.

    Last year, Lawrence cheerfully told reporters that she'd chowed down on a Philly cheesesteak before the show, but tonight, when E!'s Ryan Seacrest asked her on there red carpet what she was most looking forward to for the show, she replied, "Aw, this show is so long! I'm really excited about the food!"

    Lawrence added, "Today was stressful, and I had no time to eat."

    Lawrence, looking coolly elegant in a white Dior gown, didn't seem to be suffering, but with the Oscar telecast expected to run longer than usual, with over a dozen production numbers on the agenda, there's going to be a long wait before she gets dinner.

    During ABC's red-carpet interview, the down-to-earth Lawrence became the first celeb of the evening to get bleeped on live TV. When host Kristen Chenoweth

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  • Helen Hunt flaunts low-budget Oscar style

    (Jason Merritt/Getty Images)In perhaps the most surprising fashion choice of the evening, Helen Hunt hit the Oscar red carpet decked in -- wait for it -- H&M.

    The Best Supporting Actress nominee was happy to boast to E!'s Ryan Seacrest about the origin of her get-up. When Seacrest couldn't believe her choice, Hunt explained, "Isn't that sexy?"

    Hunt had eco-friendly reasons for picking the navy gown, explaining she chose H&M because, "they made a beautiful dress and they are going green." The retailer works with Global Green, which Hunt has been collaborating with to fight climate change. In promoting the good cause and wearing something she already owned, Hunt explained, "It's a win, win, win!"

    Saturday at the Independent Spirit Awards Helen gave a hint about her Oscar ensemble plans, stating that it would be something already hanging in her closet. "I don't know what I’m wearing, but I own it. It's just my clothes," Hunt said.

    But the actress didn't walk the carpet without adding a little bit of glam to the H&M

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  • Brandi Glanville makes racy statement in Oscar dress

    (Jason Merritt/Getty Images)Brandi Glanville

    "Real Housewives of Beverly Hills" star Brandi Glanville was not someone most expected to see on the Oscar red carpet, but she certainly made a splash Sunday afternoon. Donning a nude, mermaid style gown, Glanville's fashion selection raised eyebrows for its skimpy top half. The gown, with a barely there bodice that looks seconds away from a wardrobe malfunction, also included a thigh-high slit showcasing the 40-year-old reality star's long legs.

    If Glanville's gown continues to receive negative reviews, the only person Glanville has to blame is… herself! The reality star told RumorFix that she was designing her own Oscar gown for her "My BrandB" line. From the looks of her creation, it seems Glanville may have needed more fabric.

    Glanville was walking the carpet before reporting for her job that evening, as a fashion correspondent for the On The Red Carpet live stream show for OnTheRedCarpet.com.

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  • John Kerry and Ben AffleckJohn Kerry and Ben Affleck (Photo: Kris Connor, Getty Images)

    Ben Affleck's got fans in high places.

    The U.S. Department of State, not usually know to have a rooting interest in the Oscars, is pulling hard for "Argo."

    On Saturday, John Kerry, in one of his first duties as new Secretary of State, logged on to the State Department's official Twitter account to announce:

    It probably doesn't hurt that Affleck hails from Massachusetts, where Kerry served as a U.S. Senator for nearly three decades. As if this wasn't a strong enough endorsement of Team Affleck, the State Department also tweeted a photo of the movie's crew on the set captioned:

    There's no word if the Pentagon is pulling for "Zero Dark Thirty"

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  • 20th Century FoxThe Academy Awards ceremony is Hollywood's biggest celebration, but not everyone is in the mood to party.

    As the stars begin to arrive, hundreds of visual effects artists are staging a protest outside the Dolby (né Kodak) Theatre, claiming they're being cut out of their share of an increasingly lucrative market.

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    Talk about a rags to riches story!

    Quvenzhane Wallis will soon be trading the extreme poverty of the Bathtub for the extravagant wealth of Daddy Warbucks' mansion as she's officially signed on to play the title role in the new screen adaptation of "Annie." The "Beasts of the Southern Wild" star was first rumored for the part earlier this month when Will Smith's daughter Willow, who had long been attached to the project, officially "aged out" of the role upon turning 12 years old.

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