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Topic: Oscars

Stars Trace Their Path to Success in Ogilvy's Grand New American Express Campaign

'The journey never stops'

American Express tells four heartfelt stories of celebrity struggle, and ultimate success, in these spots from Oglivy & Mather. The ads—featuring queen of soul Aretha Franklin, sitcom star Mindy Kaling,…

So, How Did Brands Do With Their Oscar Tweets on Sunday?

Highlights from the usual real-time shuffle

Everyone and their personal brand logged on to social media on Sunday night to let their followers know how much better they are than movie stars. Meanwhile, actual brands spent…

Oscars Relive the Glory of Past Winners in Stirring Ads for Sunday's Show

Can you name them all?

The Oscars are just around the corner, so now's as good a time as any to start amping yourself up by revisiting past highlights. And the show's producers, with help…

The Nominations Are Out, and Here's a New Eye-Bending Oscars Ad With Neil Patrick Harris

In the category of visual effects

Whether you agree with the nominations (The Lego Movie was ROBBED), it's an exciting day for Hollywood, as the Oscar contenders were announced this morning, including esteemed cinematographer Dick Poop. Everyone's…

The Oscars Selfie Has Now Been Immortalized as a Painting in Twitter HQ

And they want Ellen to come admire it

If it's starting to feel like you'll never be able to escape that Oscars selfie, just imagine working at Twitter headquarters, where it's now an official piece of office art. Twitter…

Google Turns Andrew Stanton's TED Talk Into an Inspiring Oscars Ad

Pixar master on the power of stories

Those who stayed up to the (figuratively) bitter end of Sunday's Academy Awards telecast were treated to one of the strongest ads of the night—this one-minute spot from Google celebrating…

Muppets Take Manhattan Again, as Kermit Copes With a City of Animals for Lipton Tea

Spot breaks on the Oscars

How calming is Lipton tea? You'll be at peace even amid the animals (actually, make that the Animals) of New York City. In this new spot from London agency adam&eveDDB, our…

These 'Honest' Posters for Oscar Nominees Might Be Better Than the Real Ads

Fine Photoshoppery from College Humor

Sometimes, parody posters actually make you want to see a movie more than the real ads do. That's definitely the case with a few of these "honest" Photoshop recasts of…

James Franco Endorses 'Consider This Sh*t' Ads Aimed at Getting Him an Oscar for Spring Breakers

Won't happen

If this Oscar campaign for James Franco is successful, it could mark the first time a boobs-and-bongs flick gets anywhere near the uptight Academy Awards. Franco, recently seen getting his handsome…

Scranton's ABC Affiliate Refuses to Run Dunder Mifflin Ad During the Oscars

Once-fictional brand linked to NBC takes its business to Utica

It's a dispute petty enough to be a subplot on The Office. WNEP-TV, the ABC affiliate for the show's hometown of Scranton, Pa., is refusing to run a TV spot…

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