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Oscar Buff Alert: Academy Countdown Begins Tuesday at Oscar.org

Thompson on Hollywood By Sophia Savage | Thompson on Hollywood December 6, 2010 at 9:42AM

Oscar buffs can revel in the material the Academy is putting up in honor of the upcoming 83rd Academy Awards. Tuesday Oscar.org will begin counting down to the show on February 27 by revisiting each of the award ceremonies that precede it. Each day the official Academy Award site will highlight photos, audio and video clips and trivia.
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Oscar buffs can revel in the material the Academy is putting up in honor of the upcoming 83rd Academy Awards. Tuesday Oscar.org will begin counting down to the show on February 27 by revisiting each of the award ceremonies that precede it. Each day the official Academy Award site will highlight photos, audio and video clips and trivia.

Buffs can also sign up on Facebook or Twitter to grab their slice of Oscar history.


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Born and raised in Manhattan, Anne Thompson grew up going to the Thalia and The New Yorker and wound up at grad Cinema Studies at NYU. She worked at United Artists and Film Comment before heading west as that magazine's west coast editor. She wrote for the LA Weekly, Sight and Sound, Empire, The New York Times and Entertainment Weekly before serving as West Coast Editor of Premiere. She wrote for The Washington Post, The London Observer, Wired, More, and Vanity Fair, and did staff stints at The Hollywood Reporter and Variety. She eventually took her blog Thompson on Hollywood to Indiewire. She taught film criticism at USC Critical Studies, and continues to host the fall semester of “Sneak Previews” for UCLA Extension.