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Oscar Coverage: Best Supporting Actress

We continue our countdown of the main Oscar categories with Best Supporting Actress, a category that seems all sealed up for Hathaway but has even richer performances beyond such an obviously tremendous performance at its core.   Who’s nominated? Amy Adams, “The Master” Sally Field, “Lincoln” Anne Hathaway, “Les Miserables”
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Off the beat: The Cat Fancy conundrum

I’m going to make this about myself for a hot minute if that’s alright. This is what columns are for anyhow — deluding oneself that you’re significant enough to publish many sentences that begin with the word “I.” So, here I go. I’ve been watching a lot of those “Oscar
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Best Actress: The two frontrunners are also very close friends

So we’ve covered three of the four acting categories over the past three days. Today, let’s talk about Best Actress. After last year’s banner Oscar lineup, this year was bound to disappoint; and though this year’s lineup does not contain considerably less substantial performances, it leaves us with something more
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Oscar Predictions

As a companion piece to the puff piece — I mean the column — I wrote this week about the upcoming 84th Academy Awards, which airs this Sunday, I thought I would share my picks and predictions for what seems destined to be yet another relatively safe and predictable Oscar year. You probably will
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Onstage: 2012 Oscars Nominees in Theater

With all the Oscars hype (after all, they are coming up this Sunday), I thought I might jump on the bandwagon from a theater-goer’s perspective. So this post is dedicated to some of the 2012 lead and supporting actor nominees that have done memorable work on the stage as well.
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Extremely Loud and Incredibly Glenn Close

People often ask me every February, “Are you excited for the Academy Awards?” It behooves me as a “film critic” (fuck off!) to offer a very emphatic, compulsory “Yes!” in response to this question, which pulls at my shirtsleeves all year like a nagging child. But each year, my enthusiasm
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The Oscars are Coming! The Oscars are Coming!

With the Academy Awards less than a week away, a lot of film-related conversations of late have revolved around the event. Most award bodies, such as the Golden Globes and the Critics’ Choice Awards, have already revealed their picks for 2011. Oscar pundits across the internet are taking final stabs
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