The King’s 2014 Oscar Picks

This weekend marks the 86th Academy Awards – and with any big event of course Larry King has his personal picks for who will take home the win. Here they are:

Larry King's Oscars Picks 2014

  • Best Picture:  12 Years a Slave (Although Larry would have voted for Nebraska)

  • Best Directing: Steve McQueen for “12 years a Slave” (Although Larry would have voted for Alexander Payne from Nebraska)
  • Best Actor in a Leading Role: Matthew McConaughey
  • Best Actress in a Leading Role: Cate Blanchett
  • Best Actor in a Supporting Role: Jared Leto
  • Best Actress in a Supporting Role: Jennifer Lawrence  (Although Larry would have voted for Julia Roberts)
  • Best Adapted Screenplay: 12 Years a Slave (Although Larry would have voted for “The Wolf of Wall Street”)
  • Best Original Screenplay: American Hustle

  • Best Animated Feature: Frozen

  • Best Documentary Feature: 20 Feet from Stardom

There you have it the King’s 2014 Oscar Picks – but don’t bet on it because it’s a tough year!

Do you agree with Larry’s picks? Tell us what you think in the comments!

IN HIS OWN WORDS: Hear Larry’s 2014 Oscar picks yourself!

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Larry King’s 2014 Oscar Picks – Part 1   Larry King’s 2014 Oscar Picks – Part 2 

Larry King on Comedic Legend Sid Caesar

Comic legend, Sid Caesar has died at age 91. Larry King, who was a close friend to Sid Caesar broke the news on Twitter after receiving the news from Caesar’s family early Wednesday morning.

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Larry King and Sid Caesar

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McConaughey Wins Golden Globe for ‘Dallas Buyers Club’ – Hear How He Prepared For The Role

Matthew McConaughey on Larry King

Larry King interviewed Matthew McConaughey last Summer while he was preparing for his upcoming role in his now Golden Globe award-winning performance in ‘Dallas Buyers Club’ – watch the clip below & be sure to watch the full interview on-demand on “Larry King Now.”

Golden Globe McConaughey on 'Dallas Buyers Club'

Photo Credit: @DallasBuyers on Twitter

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Exclusive Clip: The Secret of My Success

One of the perks of being a producer on this show is meeting some of your favorite artists. Ever since Rushmore, Jason Schwartzman is an actor that I’ve always admired. He was recently in our studio to promote the Oscar contender Saving Mr. Banks.  It’s refreshing to meet someone who — despite the level of success he’s achieved — remains open, friendly and approachable.  He shook hands and introduced himself to every member of our crew. Needless to say, he charmed the entire staff as well as Larry.

As a preview to Thursday’s “Larry King Now” interview with Mr. Schwartzman, we’re posting this exclusive excerpt. In this clip, Larry and Jason confab on their love for interviews. Jason turns the tables on our host and asks him if he’s ever been nervous going into an interview. Hope you enjoy it.

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Don’t forget you can watch *NEW* episodes on-demand on Ora TV & Hulu. And if you want to know more about all the ways you can watch new episodes online, on your tablet or even TV – be sure to check out our “Where to Watch” page for more info!

Beyond 5 Seconds with ‘5 Second Films’

From a dorm room to Internet stardom to a silver screen slasher, 5 Second Films are among the best on YouTube. But how will their rapid-fire comedy fare in the King’s Court?

And then watch Larry’s 5SF debut below & be sure to watch more at on their YouTube channel:

Larry King Reflects On The Legacy Of Nelson Mandela

Nelson Mandela, anti-apartheid icon and father of modern South Africa, died Thursday at home. He was 95.

Larry King was fortunate enough to have spent some time with Nelson Mandela over the years, and when the news broke about Mandela’s passing here’s what Larry King had to say:

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