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Oscar’s best dressed: Vote your favorite

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The Oscars are right around the corner, and while most people are already taking bets on which movie will win Best Picture, my thoughts are focused a bit differently. Mainly, dresses. This shouldn’t come as a surprise to those who know me – I might, uh, have a little bit of an addiction to clothes. Which means I will spend Oscar night with my eyes glued to the red carpet, analyzing outfits, wondering if red or black or pale pink will win out for best color scheme this year, praying Jennifer Lawrence doesn’t trip on her train, etc. It also means that my favorite category is not Best Picture, but is, in fact, Best Costume Design. This is the category…

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Oscar loves to read! Movies based on books score big

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I went to bed in my tux Wednesday night just so I’d be ready for Thursday morning’s announcements of the Academy Award nominations. And while I woke up a little rumpled, I was happy to see that a host of movies adapted from books will be looking to go home with Hollywood’s favorite golden boy when the Oscars are handed out on February 22. Clearly, Oscar’s big favorite this year is Birdman, or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance), which garnered nine nominations, including nods for Best Picture, Best Actor (Golden Globe award winner Michael Keaton), and Best Supporting Actor (Edward Norton). While not based on a book per se, Birdman owes much of its plot to the wave of comic…

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