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Oscars: Silence Is Golden For 'The Artist'

The Artist became the first silent film to triumph at Hollywood's highest honors since the original Oscar ceremony 83 years ago. The film's lead actor Jean Dujardin also took home an Academy award for best actor while Michel Hazanavicius, the film's director, also won.
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'Artist' Comes Out On Top As Oscars Regroup, Reminisce

The Artist and Hugo — two movies about movies — were the two big winners at Sunday night's Oscars. The show itself? Well, with Billy Crystal hosting and a raft of tame reminders about the magic of movies, "cautious" might be the best word.
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Throwing An Oscar Bash? Here Are Some Ideas

If you're rolling out your own red carpet tonight, we have tips on how to keep your guests full of Oscar-themed food, drinks and challenging trivia.
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Cutting Off Long Oscar Speeches: In Defense Of The Conductor

If you're ever tempted to blame the conductor who plays off the long acceptance speeches, you shouldn't — it's the producer's fault.
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'Wanderlust': A Zany Blast From The Communal Past

In the new comedy Wanderlust, an unemployed Manhattan couple (Paul Rudd and Jennifer Aniston) stumble into a hippie farming commune. David Edelstein says the movie features a "tribe of marvelously inventive comic actors doing a fair amount of inspired improvisation."
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Dustin Lance Black: Telling The Story Of 'J. Edgar'

The recent film portrays former FBI Director J. Edgar Hoover as a man who had to keep his sexual orientation a secret — while collecting other people's secrets to use against them. Screenwriter Dustin Lance Black explains how he researched the film, which stars Leonardo DiCaprio.

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