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Oscar Red Carpet: Winding Down

It's getting late enough so that the stars are going by and not stopping. Carey Mulligan, Kathryn Bigelow and Vera Farmiga went breezing by. It's a real crunch.
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • March 8, 2010 1:07 AM
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Oscar Red Carpet Video: Media Moguls

"The lines are still open," said Disney chairman Robert Iger of the Cablevision/ABC dispute that is shutting the Oscar broadcast down on the Cablevision system in NYC. Local WABC can't be seen on cable in the NYC area. UPDATE: WABC-TV has gone back on in New York.
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • March 8, 2010 12:55 AM
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Oscar Red Carpet: Early "Avatar" Bits

From the red carpet now:
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • March 7, 2010 11:52 AM
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Oscar Red Carpet: The Docs Are In

The cast and crew of HBO's The Last Truck: Closing of a GM Plant, nominated for best doc short make their way along the carpet. "We'll make them pay!" says, Kate Geiger.
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • March 7, 2010 11:44 AM
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Oscar Red Carpet: Wolfgang, Price Waterhouse, and the Rain!

It was pouring rain for a bit on the red carpet; The tarps held up but there were gaps and handlers were whipping out umbrellas. Virginia Madsen got caught and had to wait for someone to cover her. The dynamic changed.
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • March 7, 2010 11:37 AM
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Oscar Party Circuit: HBO and Weinstein Co.

Oscar Party Circuit: HBO and Weinstein Co.
The Oscar party circuit continued Saturday night with HBO's Peninsula party, presided over by documentary doyenne Sheila Nevins. (Five out of the eight doc Oscar-nominees are connected to HBO.) Rob Kenner admitted that he's never been involved with a movie that has done as much publicity as Food Inc., while Roadside Attractions co-heads Howard Cohen and Eric d'Arbeloff were crossing their fingers that Oscar predicters are right to place The Cove as the front-runner to win the doc Oscar.
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • March 7, 2010 9:09 AM
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Jodie Foster Talks Indie Spirits

Jodie Foster Talks Indie Spirits
Jodie Foster has said this before: she's more comfortable in mainstream Hollywood movies as an actress. Some folks got her her talking at the Indie Spirits, where she presented the best actress award. She reveals a bit about directing her latest indie movie starring Mel Gibson, The Beaver.
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • March 6, 2010 10:14 AM
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Indie Spirits: Precious Sweeps, Izzard and LA Live Fizzle

Indie Spirits: Precious Sweeps, Izzard and LA Live Fizzle
Take the Independent Spirits back to the beach!
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • March 6, 2010 5:24 AM
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Final Oscar Picks: The Hurt Locker vs. Avatar

Final Oscar Picks: The Hurt Locker vs. Avatar
Here are my final picks for this year's Oscars.
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • March 6, 2010 1:38 AM
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Oscar Talk Episode 24: Final Oscar Picks

Oscar Talk Episode 24: Final Oscar Picks
Kris Tapley and I agree on many things, but as we make our final Oscar picks, we debate the last contentious categories: original screenplay, cinematography, art direction, editing and yes, best picture. We will analyze the winners on Monday.
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • March 6, 2010 1:09 AM
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