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Oscar Red Carpet: Early "Avatar" Bits

Photo of Anne Thompson By Anne Thompson | Thompson on Hollywood March 7, 2010 at 11:52AM

From the red carpet now:

From the red carpet now:

- Sam Worthington has a broad Aussie accent. This is "fucking unbelievable!" He says.

- Stephen Lang from "Avatar" talks to MC Robert Osborne: "No one knew the movie would strike a chord all over the world that had nothing to do with politics."

- Zoe Saldana presenting short categories says "Avatar" deserved all the accolades.

This article is related to: Awards, Oscars

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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.