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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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Actors and other 2012 Academy Award nominees show how they feel by holding up signs with a 3 word expression. Video.

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James Franco Posted This Himself…
It’s a recording of his singing a song that was going to be part of the Academy Awards® broadcast…and has since been cut.  How cool is it that James Franco put it on the net, singing ‘warts’ and all??

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And this is your welcoming embrace and there’s no way I can ever thank you enough, but I can start right now…

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Every Year The Oscars® Hosts A Luncheon For All Oscar® Nominees
Here’s the full yearbook photo from this year’s Academy Awards Nominees Luncheon.

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

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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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Here’s Melissa Leo (video), who has already won over the hearts of many audience members, who saw the movie ‘Frozen River’; and I think she may have a shot at winning an Oscar.

Viola Davis shows everything, in her character-restraining way of showing practically nothing.
She is calm, and direct, and holds back with the dignity of a black woman who is confronted, unexpectedly; and yet is able to maintain composure. All the while, letting us, the audience, get a sense of her whole life. All the burdens she experiences.

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Subtitle of this post could be: “I’m MRS. Norman Maine”… See the film clip, at end of this Oscar Prep post.

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    PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A LEADING ROLE   Anne Hathaway in “Rachel Getting Married” Angelina Jolie in “Changeling” Melissa Leo in “Frozen River” Meryl Streep in “Doubt” PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A SUPPORTING ROLE Amy Adams in “Doubt” Penélope Cruz in “Vicky Cristina Barcelona” Viola Davis in “Doubt” Taraji P. Henson in “The Curious Case [...]

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I noticed that they all worked together, as if knitted together. It was my first sense, and desire, to be part of an acting ensemble. And, the role that Sinatra played, it was like a drop of ink on a piece of blotter paper. Just filled up the part. With an ease, and an intensity that never felt intense, at all. Magically alive.

Viola Davis, Actress: Doubt

Well, I was drawing from my life, too, from my mom. We were the only black family in Central Falls, Rhode Island in 1965. She had to fight doctors who wanted to experiment on us when we were sick, and she had to fight parents who saw us as thugs and bad influences on their children, though we were just rambunctious, creative kids. She had to fight teachers who just didn’t see our intelligence at times.

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That meant no multiple takes. No re-shooting anything, even if it wasn’t right. Or mistakes were made. It also meant that Mickey Rourke had to be an even better actor than credited. Unlike any other movie, there weren’t multiple scenes to choose from…

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Slumdog Millionaire is intriguing, though, because it is very difficult to pin down. Some audiences, promised a “feelgood” extravaganza, have been disconcerted to find themselves watching slum children deliberately blinded with acid…

Gary Oldman did this interview way back, when they were doing press junkets for the “The Dark Knight”.

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