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Watch teen Jennifer Lawrence covered in cake in old MTV promo video

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The journey from being covered in cake to being covered in Christian Dior took about eight years for Oscar nominee Jennifer Lawrence.

The 22-year-old "Silver Lining Playbook" star won a statuette for "Best Female Actor in a film" at the Screen Actors Guild Awards on Sunday and took a moment at the mic to reveal the role that got her a SAG card (she also accidentally revealed her gown's construction during a stage ascent that set off a "did she rip her dress?!" ripple in the chatterverse).

Lawrence — in a move perhaps meant to repair the percieved puffery of her quote-gone-wrong speech at the Golden Globes — shared her very blonde, less-than-award-winning beginning as the birthday girl in a set of MTV promos for "My Super Sweet 16."

  • The one where she reveals her bratty MTV past at the SAG Awards 


(POLL) Oscars: Who got snubbed? And who would you have picked?

The cast of "Moonrise Kingdom"

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Promotional image of the cast of Wes Anderson's "Moonrise Kingdom."

The announcement of the 85th annual Academy Award nominations Thursday morning prompted, for many, one of following word-economical reactions: 

  • Duh.
  • Yay!
  • Huh?

For the purpose of this recap we're going to examine the third response, "huh?," which spans the disbelief spectrum from disappointment to outrage.

Notable and much mentioned no-shows in the Best Picture category include: "Skyfall," "Moonrise Kingdom," "The Master," "The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel," "The Dark Knight Rises" and "The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey."

POLL: Which snubbed movie do you think deserved an Oscar nomination? (Vote below)

Deadline took a no-denied-left-behind approach to the announcement with an exhaustive collection of snubees:

  • Kathryn Bigelow  – Best Director, Zero Dark Thirty
  • Quentin Tarantino – Best Director, Django Unchained
  • Wes Anderson – Best Director, Moonrise Kingdom
  • Paul Thomas Anderson – Best Director, The Master
  • Ben Affleck – Best Director, Argo
  • Christopher Nolan –  Best Director, The Dark Knight Rises 
  • Tom Hooper – Best Director, Les Miserables
  • Matthew McConaughey – Best Supporting Actor, Magic Mike
  • Ben Affleck – Best Actor, Argo
  • Leonardo DiCaprio – Best Supporting Actor, Django Unchained 
  • Marion Cotillard – Best Actress, Rust and Bone
  • Skyfall – Best Picture
  • The Intouchables – Best Foreign Film
  • Cloud Atlas, The Dark Knight Rises – Technicals
  • Flight – Visuals
  • Rise Of The Guardians – Best Animation
  • Perks Of Being A Wallflower – Best Adapted Screenplay
  • Looper – Rian Johnson, Best Screenplay 
  • The Master – Paul Thomas Anderson, Best Screenplay
  • PLUS: Moonrise Kingdom for everything else Wes Anderson does, The Avengers (and accomplishments of Joss Whedon, Mark Ruffalo, Robert Downey Jr. and Disney therein), John Hawkes in The Sessions, Helen Mirren in Hitchcock, and Samuel L. Jackson in Django Unchained


A Kodak moment at the new Dolby Theatre

Dolby Theatre

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The new Dolby Theatre as two overhead speaker trusses are lifted into place in Los Angeles. The posh 3,400-seat Hollywood & Highland Center home of the Academy Awards is officially christened with a new name and a state-of-the-art audiovisual system that can project 3-D imagery and blast sound from multiple perspectives.

The 3,400-seat, four-level Hollywood home of the Oscars reopened Monday as the Dolby Theatre, outfitted with Dolby 3D and Dolby Atmos projection and audio systems, as well as new signage. 

The venue formerly known as Kodak was renamed by Dolby Laboratories Inc. as part of the 20-year deal with Hollywood & Highland Center owner CIM Group after Kodak was let out of its deal by a bankruptcy court judge.

Here's how it looked to the people passing by:


'Live from the Kodak Theatre' is dead; Oscars to reference 'Hollywood and Highland Center'

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The phrase "live from the Kodak Theatre" is dead. Sunday's Oscars will not go location nameless, however. Instead, the 84th Annual Academy Awards telecast will be announced as "live from the Hollywood and Highland Center in Hollywood, California," per the request of the property's landlord the CIM Group, ABC 7 reports.

The forthcoming vague voiceover follows a court approval earlier this month to end Kodak's sponsorship of the 3,300-seat theater. The iconic company signed a naming rights deal for $74 million in 2000, but asked to cut short its contract after filing for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection.

As for finding a new identity for the glamorous venue, "CIM has engaged Premier Partnerships to search for a new naming rights sponsor. However the process is complicated since a major brand would not want to pay $50 million or more for their name to be on the venue unless they are assured the Academy will keep the Oscars there for the term of the deal. That is yet to be seen," explains the Hollywood Reporter.


Kodak Theatre owner resisting Kodak's request to get out of naming deal

Kodak Theatre

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The Kodak Theatre at the Hollywood & Highland complex.

Recently, Eastman Kodak announced it was trying to get out of its naming rights contract with Hollywood's Kodak Theatre, and L.A. Councilman Eric Garcetti was seemingly preparing for a future with no theater named Kodak. But now CIM Group, which owns the theater, is saying not so fast. 

The Rochester Democrat and Chronicle reports the owners are challenging the effort to end the sponsorship deal.

The agreement signed in 2000 was for 20 years at a cost of $72 million, with $3.6 million due this year.

Rochester-based Kodak filed for bankruptcy protection Jan. 19 after years of turnaround efforts.

CIM claims Kodak already has reaped publicity from this year's Oscars on Feb. 26. They argue the sponsorship should remain in place at least until the end of 2012 to give them time to find a new sponsor.