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Oscars 2011: Red Carpet Videos: Melissa Leo, Jeremy Renner, Michelle Williams, John Hawkes & More

Photo of Anne Thompson By Anne Thompson | Thompson on Hollywood March 1, 2011 at 6:26AM

Best Supporting Actress winner Melissa Leo, The Fighter

Best Supporting Actress winner Melissa Leo, The Fighter

Best Supporting Actor nominee Jeremy Renner, The Town

Best Actress nominee Michelle Williams, Blue Valentine

Best Supporting Actor nominee John Hawkes, Winter's Bone

Performer Mandy Moore, Tangled

This article is related to: Awards, Headliners, Video, Oscars, Interviews

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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.