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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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Here it is again! The 2012 Academy Awards Nominee Ballot. Click on the graphic below to open the page with an official, unmarked Oscar ballot. Print, mark your choices…

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The Academy Awards [Oscars] will still be there, but it will no longer be called the Kodak Theater by this Sunday’s broadcast…

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College Students Only…Here’s The Email From The Academy Of Motion Pictures Arts And Sciences And KABC:

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At The Academy Of Motion Picture Arts And Sciences®…
The other night…they explained why the specific reason for this year’s Oscars® theme: “You’re Invited”.
“All Access”, “Backstage Pass”, Facebook Page, And Twitter…

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…For making me practice every day when I got home. Piano, ballet, whatever it is I wanted to be. She said to be an artist, you had to practice every day, and for reminding her daughters…


I will put a photograph for now, to represent what I considered to be exceptional about this Oscar year.

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I Tweeted A Day-Before-Oscars Question:
‘What Oscar Nominated Acting Performance Knocked Your Socks Off?’
Here are some of the tweets that I got back:

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

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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…


February 2nd, 2010 Is The Big Day When The Oscar Noms Are Announced For the 82nd Academy Awards®. ©A.M.P.A.S.® This year, the announcement will be made by Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences President Tom Sherak and Oscar-nominated actress, Anne Hathaway.

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The contest for college students to enter, by The Academy Of Motion Pictures Arts And Sciences, and MTV…
(Official Press Release)
(…and, uh, my own coloring to their letterhead…hope they aren’t mad)

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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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Paul Debevec, Tim Hawkins, John Monos and Mark Sagar for the design and engineering of the Light Stage capture devices and the image-based facial rendering system developed for character relighting in motion pictures… with their ability to capture high fidelity reflectance data of human subjects, allows for the creation of photorealistic digital faces as they would appear in any lighting condition. (complete list)

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List of 7 films…
On Saturday, January 23, all members of the Academy’s Makeup Branch will be invited to view 10-minute excerpts from each of the seven shortlisted films. Following the screenings, members will vote to nominate three films for final Oscar consideration.

The Academy sent this press release, at 8 AM today. 2009 Oscar® Nomination Ballots Mailed to 5,777 Academy Voters Beverly Hills, CA — Nomination ballots for the 82nd Academy Awards® were mailed today to the 5,777 voting members of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.

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That’s a beautiful number, 2010. So was the acting this year, and I am looking forward to writing about it here, at Hollywood Oscar Prep.

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Acting categories. Academy Awards. 2010….Welcome back!

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Kate Winslet, Accepting The Best Actress Award, For Her Performance In “The Reader” ::: Video:::Photos
Penelope Cruz, Accepting The Best Supporting Actress Award, For Her Performance In Vicky Christina Barcelona::Video::Photos

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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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The following actors never won an Academy Award: Joseph Cotton, Dana Andrews, Marlene Dietrich, Carole Lombard, Fred MacMurray, Margaret Sullavan, Deborah Kerr, Ida Lupino, Barbara Stanwyck, Joel McCrea, Claude Rains, Peter Lorre…Anthony Perkins, Richard Burton, Peter O’Toole, Orson Welles…

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Another Dana Kaminski Jam: Hollywood Oscar Prep

Oscar’s Best Actor Nominees Discuss The Answer Amongst Themselves…

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