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Oscars: Sean Penn’s surprise win?

As Oscars surprises go, Sean Penn besting Mickey Rourke in the best actor race was not Juliet Binoche jumping ahead of Lauren Bacall in 1996 or Shakespeare in Love stunning Saving Private Ryan in 1998. But the conventional wisdom was … Continue reading

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Oscars: Despite changes, it’s still a bloated, plodding show

They told us they got it. Nothing speaks louder in television than ratings, and after years of putting on the longest, most bloated awards show out of the majors, dismal ratings (by Oscars standards) in 2008 told the Academy Awards … Continue reading

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Placing my bets: 2009 Oscar predictions

Who wouldn’t like a feel-good story right about now: a tale of redemption, an artist getting her due, last respects for a fallen star. Oscar might give us those warm fuzzies Sunday night when the envelopes start opening. Here are … Continue reading

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‘Slumdog Millionaire’ gets a big Oscar boost from Golden Globes

That clanging you hear from Hollywood could be the bellwether ringing for Slumdog Millionaire. Things in this year’s awards season were not terribly clear until Sunday night, when Danny Boyle’s story of an unlikely game show winner won four Golden … Continue reading

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