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    Weekend Oscar Party Trawl UPDATED SPIRITS PICS

    Sunday night after the Oscars I went to the Governor's Ball, where Tony Bennett sang four songs, raw seafood was piled high on ice, and towers of chocolate flowed along with the champagne. Academy execs Dawn Hudson and Ric Robertson were relieved to have endured a long and turbulent Oscar reason...

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    Video: Things I Learned on the Oscar Red Carpet

    Check out these videos shot on the Oscar red carpet with the stars and filmmakers of the nominated movies.

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    Now Playing: Oscar Season Films on Movies On Demand; From 'The Help' to 'Tree of Life'

    Playing on cable near you: in cased you missed a few, Movies On Demand has plenty of Awards Season films available now. Martin Scorsese's "Hugo" premieres on MOD February 28 (as well as DVD), while "The Descendants" (on DVD March 13), "The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo&quo...

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    The 2012 Oscars and the Film Festival Circuit: Why Cannes Trumped All

    With the award season a two-day-old memory, it's time to offer a scorecard on the relationship between Oscar and a whole other film-related monster: the festival.

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    Ultimate Oscar Talk: Why 'The Artist' and Streep Beat 'Hugo' and Davis

    Well, it's over. Kris Tapley, Guy Lodge and I work over the results of the 84th Academy Awards. On Sunday, I was on the red carpet, backstage, at the Governor's Ball and the Weinsteins; Kris and I were both at the Spirit Awards lunch in Santa Monica on Saturday. We discuss the good (&qu...

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    Oscars 2012: TOH! Readers Poll Results -- Snubbed Fassbender Beats Dujardin; Love for 'Tree of Life'

    The results of our TOH! Readers Poll for Oscars 2012 are in and one thing is clear: Your taste is very different from that of the Academy.  Take a look at the winners below.

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    Now THIS Is How It Should Be Done: Seth Rogen's Independent Spirit Awards Opening Monologue (In Case You Missed It)

    To paraphrase host Seth Rogen, there was this show on Saturday that you didn't watch and barely knew even existed, taking place in a tent for some fucking reason. It was the Spirit Awards, aka the Independent Spirit Awards as they used to call it (we posted the winners on Saturday) and if you wa...

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    Oscar Wrap 2012: Highlights, Videos, Dresses & Party Pictures

    The Oscar telecast was up 4% from last year's viewership, but most still seemed underwhelmed by the show, which was short by Oscar standards, just seven minutes over the three-hour mark -- the consensus was that it could have been trimmed more.

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    Video: Oscar-Winning Short 'Saving Face' Debuts on HBO March 8

    The Oscar winner for Best Documentary Short, "Saving Face," will debut on HBO March 8. On the Oscar red carpet, I spoke to filmmakers Daniel Junge and Pakistani Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy -- the first Pakistani to be nominated for an Oscar, much less win one

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    The Amazing Race: 5 Suggestions On How To Make Next Year's Oscars Better Than The 2012 Ceremony

    So the general consensus on last night's Oscars is in, and no one's particularly happy. Well, ABC might be, with ratings slightly up on last year (although still a fraction of years gone by), but few seem to have been wowed by the show, even if it managed not to be the trainwreck of the 2011 ceremon...

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