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'12 Years A Slave' Wins Oscar's Best Picture

After days of heavy rain, the sun came out just as the 86th annual Academy Awards got underway in Los Angeles. The big acting awards went to Matthew McConaughey and Cate Blanchett.
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Oscars 2014: Low On Laughs, But A Great Speech Or Two

Sunday night's Oscar ceremony was overlong and underfunny — though it did pick up here and there, with heartfelt acceptances and a few notable flubs.
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Latin Pride Swells For Mystery Model Behind Oscar Statuette

The buff and chesty Oscar statuette is said to be modeled after Mexican actor and director Emilio Fernandez. True story or Hollywood legend?
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Philippe Jaroussky And The Impossibly High Male Voice

The French opera singer takes on the repertoire of a famous 18th-century castrato. Jaroussky cuts a masculine figure on the cover of his new album, but you might do a double take upon hearing it.
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When A Lost 'Lunchbox' Leads To Love, A Mistake Becomes A Miracle

When two lonely souls are connected through a misdelivered lunch box, they begin a romance by letters — and by food. Ritesh Batra, director of The Lunchbox, talks about his surprising love story.
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'These Birds Walk': The Story Of Pakistan's Runaway Children

The documentary These Birds Walk is about great sadness in the very young. NPR's Jacki Lyden speaks to co-directors Omar Mullick and Bassam Tariq, who spent three years in Pakistan to make the film.
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'Frozen' Success Gives Norway A Potential Tourism Boost

The box-office hit Frozen is nominated for two Oscars: best animated feature and best original song. Since the movie was released, visits to Norway's tourism site have more than tripled.
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The Human Moments We Miss, Backstage At The Oscars

He was there when Jennifer Lawrence stumbled. He received life-changing advice from Philip Seymour Hoffman. Entertainment Weekly writer Anthony Breznican shares stories from the Academy Awards.
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A Picket Line At The Oscars: Visual-Effects Artists To Protest

For the second year, hundreds of visual-effects workers will be protesting instead of celebrating Hollywood's big night. They say subsidies luring studios abroad are draining the profession.
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Elaine Stritch, Volatile And Vulnerable In 'Shoot Me'

The 89-year-old, Tony Award-winning Broadway star is the subject of a new documentary, Elaine Stritch: Shoot Me. She spoke with NPR's Scott Simon about seeing herself on screen.

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