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How Will Comedy Do at This Year's Oscars?

The Oscars have historically been an awards show that doesn't give comedy its proper due, but last year, things looked like they were starting to change, with Bridesmaids receiving two nominations (Best Supporting Actress for Melissa McCarthy and Best Original Screenplay for Kristen Wiig and Annie Mumolo), Jonah Hill scoring a Best Supporting Actor nom for his turn in the drama Moneyball, Flight of the Conchords' Bret McKenzie winning an Academy Award for his song "Man or Muppet" from Jason Segel's Muppets movie, and Nat Faxon and Jim Rash winning a screenwriting Oscar for The Descendants. This time around, it doesn't look like comedies and comedians will do quite as well [...]

See Bill Murray as FDR in the First 'Hyde Park on Hudson' Trailer

Here's your first look at 'Hyde Park on Hudson,' the upcoming historical dramady that stars one Mr. Bill Murray as former president Franklin Roosevelt. Hitting theaters on December 7th, it tells the true story of "the high tension 1939 meeting between America's First Couple, the King and Queen of England — and the president's cousin and maybe-mistress." It looks pretty interesting; it's actually kind of strange to see Murray playing such a character rather than the various shades of himself we've seen him play in recent years. It also certainly looks to be more drama than comedy, with some wry moments of levity brought by Murray's mischievous president. Could this [...]