Overheard at the Oscars

Ellen DeGeneres is up onstage introducing the presenters for one of those awards that no one really cares about, except if they were nominated. All the A-listers in the audience start to quietly talk to one another in order to escape the snooze-fest. Over in the “Wolf of Wall Street”
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Leonardo DiCaprio is the man

If I could meet one actor in the world, it would be Leonardo DiCaprio. Simply being in his presence would raise my coolness level to whole new heights. It would be the defining feature on my resume. Leo’s the man. And I believe he is the quintessential movie star of
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Oscar 2013: Live coverage of the 85th Academy Awards

Update: Here’s a list of winners Best Picture WINNER: “Argo” Actor in a Supporting Role WINNER: Christoph Waltz – “Django Unchained” Actress in a Supporting Role WINNER: Anne Hathaway – “Les Miserables” Short Film (Animated) WINNER: “Paperman” – John Kahrs Animated Feature Film WINNER: “Brave” – Mark Andrews and Brenda
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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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