OSCARS: One Opinion On Best Supporting Nominations

Christian Bale and Melissa Leo have a fighting chance at supporting-actor Oscars By Rafer Guzman Newsday Where’s Justin Timberlake? In “The Social Network,” he had the small but crucial role of a slick-talking dot-commer who walked away with a slice of the Facebook pie. Critics were impressed, but when Oscar nods were announced, Timberlake’s name…
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The Best (and Worst) Supporting Oscars Hosts

By Steven Rea McClatchy News Will James Franco pull a poem out of his tux, or read an excerpt from one of his short stories? Will Anne Hathaway break into song? Will the two of them, virgin cohosts of the 83d Academy Awards, dazzle the Kodak Theatre crowd Sunday night — and more important, dazzle…
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Oscar Buzz Catapults Relative Unknowns Into Spotlight

By John Anderson Newsday Oscar night is about glitz and dresses and famous people, but every now and then, relative unknowns get a ticket to the Academy Awards sweepstakes. They don’t usually win _ just being nominated, as they say, is honor enough (sob). But they’re in the mix, which this year includes several performers…
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Coen Brothers Up For Another Oscar This Weekend

I’ve appreciated Joel and Ethan Coen’s films since I was a teenager. From “Blood Simple” to “No Country For Old Men.” I gave a standing ovation when they won Best Film and Best Director Oscars for the latter. But “True Grit,” their remake of the John Wayne movie up for an Academy Award on Sunday,…
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A Look At One Of Last Year’s Nominees…

“Nine,” a few points shy of a perfect 10 I just finished “Nine” starring: Daniel Day Lewis, Marion Cotillard, Penelope Cruz, Nicole Kidman, Judi Dench, Sophia Loren and Kate Hudson. Oh and Fergie. Big cast. Big names. Lotsa Oscar winners. I felt like Rob Marshall, the director of Oscar winning Chicago, was trying to one-up…
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