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Reeling it in: The big win went to the smallest of the Best Picture Nominees

...watched, but needless to say, the show wasn't all everybody hoped it would be. I can't remember the last time that the Oscars telecast met expectations. In fact, I'm not sure why anyone has high expectations anymore. Neil Patrick Harris seemed...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/arts-entertainment/2015-02-25-0
Arts & Entertainment

...Awards host, struck a chipper tone, while slyly mocking the Oscars or parodying Michael Keaton's half-naked scene in...that Hollywood's diversity problems run deeper than the Oscars."You have to greenlight more stories that include...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/jake-coyle/2015-02-23

...Hollywood's top honor in a ceremony punctuated by passionate pleas for equality.In a battle of B-movies for best picture, the Oscars awarded "Birdman" best picture, opting for a movie that epitomizes much of Hollywood - showy, ego-mad, desperate...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/2015-02-23
Reeling it In: 'American Sniper' an expertly crafted film

...anticipated before it came out, widely panned by the critics upon release, and then unexpectedly lauded by both audiences and the Oscars (it garnered six nominations including Best Picture and Best Actor, though Eastwood was shut out of the director's...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/arts-entertainment/2015-01-28/reeling-it-in-american
Arts & Entertainment

NEW YORK (AP) - Barbra Streisand will perform at the Oscars next month, the first time she's performed during...announced Wednesday that British singer Adele will perform at the Oscars. She and producer Paul Epworth are nominated for best...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/arts-entertainment/2013-01-30
Arts & Entertainment
Reeling It In: And the Oscar goes to ... Billy Crystal?

...as movies are concerned, and it's none too soon. The Oscars, traditionally the last among a seemingly neverending...confusion when instead the agent said "They want you to host the Oscars!" "What? Why?" was her first response. Why indeed...

http://www.peninsulaclarion.com/stories/030311/pul_794038290.shtml
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...Oscar-nominated tune "Happy" from "Despicable Me." Menzel will sing her hit number "Let it Go" from Disney's "Frozen."The Oscars will be hosted by Ellen DeGeneres. ABC will broadcast the show live March 2 in Los Angeles.

http://peninsulaclarion.com/arts-entertainment/2014-02-19-0
Arts & Entertainment
Speaking highly of 'The King's Speech'

...it's rated PG-13. What is wrong with this picture?! "The King's Speech" is certainly going to win many of the Oscars it's been nominated for. Colin Firth is a shoo-in for Lead Actor, and the film is front-runner for Best Picture...

http://www.peninsulaclarion.com/stories/020311/pul_780368772.shtml
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2 thumbs up for 'Up': Cartoon offers adventure for the young and young at heart

...only does it hearken back to the golden age of Hollywood, but it gives a stage to an underseen art form. Every year at the Oscars, creators of short films, animated and live-action, are honored, but how often does anyone ever get to see their...

http://www.peninsulaclarion.com/stories/060409/pul_349591265.shtml
'Vantage Point' worth a second look

...by the time I got back, there must be something to this movie. The other big movie news of the week is, of course, the Oscars. There were no really big surprises here, other than that the show clipped along pretty well and wasn't too overburdened...

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