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82nd Academy Awards: Articles


Oscar In Memoriam Actress Mix-Up + Michael Jackson & Army Archerd In, Farrah Fawcett & Richard Todd Out

Farrah Fawcett. March 10, '10, update: According to People Online, Farrah Fawcett's family, friends, and fans have received “an apology” from Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences executive director Bruce Davis, who reportedly was responsible for the inclusions and omissions in the “In Memoriam” segment of Sunday's Academy Awards ceremony. As previously mentioned in this blog and elsewhere, Fawcett was left out of the tribute. Among those criticizing the omission were Roger Ebert, Jane Fonda, and Academy Award-winner Tatum O'Neal, whose father Ryan O'Neal had been Fawcett's companion. On Tuesday, Tatum O'Neal issued a statement that said: “On behalf of myself, my father Ryan O'Neal and my entire family, we are deeply saddened that a [sic] truly beautiful and […]


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Oscar In Memoriam Actress Mix-Up + Michael Jackson & Army Archerd In, Farrah Fawcett & Richard Todd Out



Kathryn Bigelow Oscar Acceptance Speech: Iraqis Ignored + The Academy & Gender Politics

Kathryn Bigelow The Hurt Locker's Best Director Kathryn Bigelow's Oscar acceptance speech: “This really is… There's no other way to describe it, it's the moment of a lifetime. First of all, this is so extraordinary to be in the company of such powerful, my fellow nominees, such powerful filmmakers who have inspired me and I have admired for, some of whom, for decades. And thank you to every member of the Academy. This is, again, the moment of a lifetime. “I would not be standing here if it wasn't for Mark Boal, who risked his life for the words on the page and wrote such a courageous screenplay that I was fortunate enough to have an extraordinary cast bring that […]


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Kathryn Bigelow Oscar Acceptance Speech: Iraqis Ignored + The Academy & Gender Politics



Sandra Bullock Oscar Acceptance Speech & Jesse James + 'Lover' Meryl Streep Remembered

Sandra Bullock. Best Actress Sandra Bullock's Oscar acceptance speech “Did I really earn this or did I just wear you all down? I would like to thank the Academy for allowing me in the last month to have the most incredible ride with rooms full of artists that I see tonight and that I've worked with before and I hope to work with in the future, who inspire me and blaze trails for us. Four of them that I've fallen deeply in love with I share this night with and I share this award with. “Gabby [Sidibe], I love you so much. You are exquisite. You are beyond words to me. Carey [Mulligan], your grace and your elegance and your […]


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Sandra Bullock Oscar Acceptance Speech & Jesse James + 'Lover' Meryl Streep Remembered