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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…

April 11, 2014, 11:39 AM EDT

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…

March 3, 2014, 3:50 PM EST

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…

February 28, 2014, 12:03 PM EST

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…

January 17, 2014, 10:32 AM EST

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…

October 14, 2013, 5:24 PM EDT

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…

February 21, 2013, 5:57 PM EST

Oscar Strikes 85 Best-Picture Poses on This Year's Poster Great work by Olly Moss

For those of you who didn't get enough inane speeches, fashion-shaming and dumb celebrity catfights at the Grammys, don't worry. The Oscars are coming! This year's official Academy Awards poster—designed…

February 12, 2013, 11:37 AM EST

Eva Longoria Joins Will Arnett in Latest Hulu Commercial Video site airs its first spot on ABC

Will Arnett does his Will Arnett thing in Crispin Porter + Bogusky's latest ad for Hulu that aired during last night's Academy Awards show, which might still be going on…

February 27, 2012, 10:49 AM EST

10 Great Ads That Used to Be Movies To celebrate Oscars weekend, grab some popcorn and enjoy these commercial homages to Hollywood films

Everyone loves a good movie reference, and advertising is full of them. Witness the success, most recently, of Honda's tribute to Ferris Bueller's Day Off on the Super Bowl. There…

February 24, 2012, 12:01 PM EST

50 Ads Starring Oscar Winners A few great spots, some amusing ones, and some real duds

There's a lingering perception that actors who do commercials are either desperate or hacks. In fact, neither is necessarily true. Looking back at all the Academy Award winners since 1970—the…

April 15, 2011, 9:10 AM EDT