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‘Argo’ wins best picture on scattered Oscar night

February 25, 2013 in The Daily Republic

LOS ANGELES (AP) Just as Oscar host Seth MacFarlane set his sights on a variety of targets with a mixture of hits and misses, the motion picture academy spread the gold around to a varied slate of films. “Argo” won best picture as expected, along with two other prizes. But “Life of Pi” won the most awards with four, including a surprise win for director Ang Lee.
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2013 Oscar snubs

January 11, 2013 in The Daily Republic

Spielberg’s ‘Lincoln’ in, Bigelow, Affleck are out. w
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85th annual Academy Award nominations

January 11, 2013 in The Daily Republic

Complete list of 85th Annual Academy Award nominations announced Thursday:
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Loud, colorful Oscar parties bring stars out

February 27, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

While a nearly silent, black-and-white throwback film to old Hollywood won best picture at Sunday’s Academy Awards, after-parties around town celebrated present day Hollywood with explosions of color, conversation, pounding music and pure glee. Continue Reading

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‘The Artist’ Earns Best Picture, Lead Actor Oscars

February 26, 2012 in WDAZ

LOS ANGELES (AP) “The Artist” won five Academy Awards on Sunday including best picture, becoming the first silent film to triumph at Hollywood’s highest honors since the original Oscar ceremony 83 years ago.
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‘The Artist’ earns best-picture, lead-actor Oscars

February 26, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

“The Artist” won five Academy Awards on Sunday including best picture, becoming the first silent film to triumph at Hollywood’s highest honors since the original Oscar ceremony 83 years ago. Continue Reading

Scorsese’s ‘Hugo’ leads Oscars with 11 nominations

January 24, 2012 in West Central Tribune

Martin Scorsese’s Paris adventure “Hugo” leads the Academy Awards with 11 nominations, among them best picture and the latest director slot for the Oscar-winning filmmaker. Continue Reading

ACADEMY AWARDS: Scorsese’s ‘Hugo’ leads Oscars with 11 nominations

January 24, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

Martin Scorsese’s Paris adventure “Hugo” leads the Academy Awards with 11 nominations, among them best picture and the latest director slot for the Oscar-winning filmmaker.
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Orson Welles’ Oscar for ‘Citizen Kane’ sells for $861,000

December 21, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

The 1942 Oscar was thought to be lost for decades. It surfaced in 1994 when cinematographer Gary Graver tried to sell it. The sale was stopped by Beatrice Welles, Orson’s youngest daughter and sole heir. Continue Reading

He’s baaaack: Billy Crystal to host Oscars for 9th time, 1st since 2004

November 10, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

Eight-time Oscar host Billy Crystal will step back into the toughest job in show business, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced Thursday. The appointment of Crystal, 63, came just a day after Eddie Murphy stepped down as master of ceremonies. Continue Reading