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    All Hail Meryl

    Since there's really nothing more to say, I'll cap off awards season with this lovely clip of Meryl Streep backstage after finally winning her third Oscar last night. An "Iron Lady" fan I was not, but it's impossible to deny the charm, humility and all-around perfection tha...

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    James Franco & Jonah Hill Team Up To Tell A 'True Story' With Producer Brad Pitt

    "Starring Oscar nominee Jonah Hill" That's a bit of marketing play you better start getting used to because with Oscar recognition now under his belt, and having show off his range in both "Cyrus" and the awards season horse "Moneyball," there are going to be plenty...

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    Critic's Notebook: Survive the Oscars By Focusing on Small Victories

    The best way to move into Oscar recovery mode is to push beyond the obvious big moments that every glossy media outlet will regurgitate over the next few days.

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    Cross Post: Oiling the Oscar Machine

    Sasha Stone from Awards Daily attended the Oscars last night and write a very good analysis piece.  She has a big section on Viola Davis and Meryl Streep which she has given permission to cross post.  You can read the full piece here.

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    Are Disney Trying To Bail On Distributing Alex Kurtzman's 'Welcome To People'?

    Producing and writing giants Alex Kurtzman and Robert Orci were starting to look like one trick ponies with a steady slate of tentpole fare including the 'Transformers' and 'Star Trek' series as well as "Cowboys & Aliens." But last year saw the duo delve into ...

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    New Zealand Director Takia Waititi Talks Delightful Sophomore Film 'Boy'

    New Zealand-born director Taika Waititi's second film, "Boy," isn't exactly new: It came out in his home country in 2010 and shattered box office records there, making $900,000 in its first week and going on to become the highest-grossing New Zealand film of all time, but it took "Boy" almost two ye...

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    Oscar Winners: Complete List

    The winners are in bold.

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    'The Artist,' 'Hugo' Lead 84th Academy Award Winners

    Michel Hazanavicius's "The Artist" led the 84th Academy Awards, taking prizes for best picture, best director, best actor, best costume design and best original score. It tied the total count of Martin Scorsese's "Hugo," which won in 5 technical and artistic categories (n...

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    Backstage with Oscar Winners: 'Hugo' and 'The Artist' Win Five; 'Iron Lady,' Two UPDATED

    It was "Hugo" vs. "The Artist" during a long night at The Oscars. And in the end they both got the same number of wins: five. But the French black-and-white silent homage to Hollywood, "The Artist," the first film since 1929 to win Best Picture, also won Director, Actor, Costume and Score.

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    Oscar Shmoscar: A Critic's Live Blog

    Stay tuned for more updates from this live blog as well as a minute-by-minute report on Indiewire and the full list of the winners as they're announced.

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