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Oscar Nominees Faced Pressure Playing 'Real People'

Morning Edition has gone into the archives for NPR interviews from the past year with two Oscar nominees. We'll hear from Naomi Watts who plays a tsunami survivor in The Impossible. And Daniel Day Lewis who plays Abraham Lincoln.
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From Louisiana To Versailles, Funding 'Vital Stories, Artfully Told'

With its mission to tell stories from underrepresented perspectives, Cinereach has supported more than 100 movies, including Beasts of the Southern Wild and The Queen of Versailles.
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In 'Kings Point,' The Sunny Promise Of Retirement Gathers Clouds

Audie Cornish talks with Sari Gillman, director of Kings Point, a documentary that shows the lonely and raw lives of retirees in Florida. The short film has been nominated for an Oscar.
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Movies Showcase Mississippi's Villainous Role

Quentin Tarantino's slavery revenge story Django Unchained, has been nominated for a number of Oscars. The spaghetti western is up for best picture, original screenplay and actor Christoph Waltz has been nominated for his supporting role in the film. The state of Mississippi plays a supporting role too, but Mississippians are tired of being typecast.
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The Movie Connie Britton Has 'Seen A Million Times'

Actress Connie Britton could watch Colin Higgins' comedy Foul Play a million times. "From watching a movie like Foul Play, I have always wanted to bring a sense of humor to really every role that I'm playing," she says.
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Jacki Weaver, Looking For Oscar Gold With 'Silver Linings'

The actress's turn as the tough but loving matriarch in Silver Linings Playbook gave her the chance to act alongside Robert De Niro — and earned her a second Academy Award nomination.

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