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The Academy Awards, with a focus on the acting categories and performance contenders. Oscar Nominees and Winners: for Best Actor, Best Actress, Best Supporting Actor, Best Supporting Actress___By Dana Kaminski___
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Academy Awards Winner Predictions 2012 –from 50 Best Known Oscar Prognosticators.

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  Including Oscars® 2012, Carol Leifer has written for 5 Academy Awards Shows, 3 of ‘em with Billy Crystal as host. She gave this interview, by phone, to Vanity Fair; but I know her since New York Improvisation days…so I figure its alright to repost her interview here.   Julie Miller: How stressed are you feeling [...]

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Download your own official Oscar® Ballot, and print it out if you’d like. Click to have a new window open with the Academy Awards® 2011 Ballot. Best, Dana Please share this with others, so they may enjoy it also.

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Out of deference to longevity of relationship, and also because he is so smart about film, I am putting up Jeffrey’s final predictions for who will win the Oscar. He has a site called Hollywood-Elsewhere…

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Adam Shankman, who is directing the Academy Awards show this year, just just put word about this out on Twitter:

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Dana Kaminsky talks to fitness trainers about the Red Carpet Kristen Anderson and Brian AbercrombieDana Kaminsky talks to fitness trainers about the Red Carpet Kristen Anderson and Brian Abercrombie

Brian Abercrombie And Kristen Anderson Get Actors Ready For Their Oscar® Close-ups…
Fitness trainers that ready actors for the Red Carpet. [video]

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In Case You Were Wondering When The Academy Awards Were This Year…I made a reminder.

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I Enjoy This Type Of Stuff, Hope You Do, Too.

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At The Open Call For Dancers For The Academy Awards Show
I had originally posted information about this for all interested dancers, here, on Oscar Prep.
There’s a few more photos, at my other blog, called Hollywood Actor Prep.

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And the Oscars still won’t be attracting younger audiences, because they put the director of ‘So You Think You Can Dance’ on as Oscar director.
Is dancing an Oscar category??
I hope I wind up wrong…
No app or Facebook page is going to make some 40 year old dance routine hip…

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Poster for Precious the movie

The trailer for the movie Precious. A downloadable poster with a black-and-white photo of Gabourey Sidibe, Oscar Nominated Actress, who played the lead role of Precious. Also the Precious website for more content.

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At the Academy Of Motion Pictures Arts And Sciences, Exhibit Of Oscar© Winning Film Posters On Display
Here’s a look at some of the vintage eye-candy. They are all in the lobby of the Academy, in Beverly Hills. Admission is free.

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Onstage Acceptance Photos, Golden Globes Awards, January 18th, 2010.
Thanks to the Hollywood Foreign Press Association for releasing to us these high-resolution photos for my use. For both my sites…
Actor Winner’s Faces, In Close-Up, Backstage, Can Be Found At Hollywood Actor Prep.

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Best Supporting Actress Film
Nominees:
Mo’Nique (“Precious”),
Penelope Cruz (“Nine”),
Vera Farmiga (“Up in the Air”),
Anna Kendrick (“Up in the Air”),
Julianne Moore (“A Single Man”)

All other Golden Globe categories and nominees are here in a printable list.

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“Open dance auditions for the 82nd Academy Awards® telecast will be held on Friday, January 22, and Saturday, January 23, at CenterStaging in Burbank…” Schedule of auditions is posted here.

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This Weekend Is Considered A Precursor To What Awards Will Win At The OscarsThe Golden Globes are on Sunday, NBC.
The Critics Choice Awards are on Friday, VH1.
Tom O’Neil, at The Envelope, Explains The Pattern Of Oscar Prediction

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Wes Anderson Received An Award, This Critter Accepted For Him (video)
The award’s for “Special Filmmaking Achievement”.
Love this line…
” The same medium as our film, which is in STOP MOTION–Which is, like, what I am right now.”
Also loved the bunny in the low-cut striped gown, who was there to make sure he didn’t exit stage left…

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2oth Century Fox Released James Cameron’s Script For Avatar
Care to read it? Click on this link…

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25 titles of movies that will be up for Oscar nominationsImage With Titles Of Academy Award Level Films

Up In The Air

Avatar

(500) Days Of Summer
The Hurt Locker
Precious
Inglourious Basterds

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Stephen Lang is a real actor’s actor. The way he see’s the character he’s playing, and the choices he makes that give the roles so much dimension.
Between Public Enemies, and Avatar, this actor has had a really good year. After a lotta years, acting…

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