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Oscars 2010

Mar 6, 2010 — Andy Trudeau returns for his annual review of Academy Award nominees for Best Film Score. This year, he sorts out Avatar, The Fantastic Mr. Fox, The Hurt Locker, Sherlock Holmes and Up.
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Mar 5, 2010The Hurt Locker has been hailed by critics for its gritty portrayal of Army bomb disposal troops. But veterans say the film — nominated for nine Oscars, including Best Picture — is riddled with inaccuracies.
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Mar 6, 2010 — At the Oscars this year, one star will grace the red carpet with an "eco-dress."
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Mar 3, 2010 — The Oscars not only have 10 nominees for Best Picture this year, but a whole new voting system for the award. That's changed the way bettors are gaming out the field.
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Feb 18, 2010 — Bob Mondello has a modest proposal: Make the Oscars gender-neutral so Sandra Bullock can compete with Jeff Bridges. After all, nobody separates best director from best directress, so why separate actors by gender? And it might even shorten the ceremony.
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Feb 18, 2010 — You might define the films of James Cameron by listing two characteristics: state-of-the-art special effects and huge box-office receipts. For starters,Titanic, The Terminator and Aliens all qualify on both counts. Now he adds Avatar to the list. He joins Fresh Air to discuss his complex special effects and innovative filming techniques.
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Mar 6, 2010 — Hollywood is hosting its annual "fight night" Sunday: It's the 82nd annual Academy Awards. Jim Nayder, host of The Annoying Music Show! on Chicago Public Radio, recently sat down with Scott Simon to prove that talent on screen does not necessarily translate to talent on tape.
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Mar 5, 2010 — A spaceship lands. Humans become avatars. A man in a cape can fly. Special effects have made movies magical for decades. NPR's Susan Stamberg goes backstage to learn how moviemakers frighten, fool and thrill the audience.
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Mar 4, 2010 — Gone are the days when actors brought their own lunches to the set in brown paper bags. It's a full-time job feeding the hundreds — sometimes thousands — of men and women working each day on major films. Susan Stamberg spends a day with craft service — the crew responsible for the snacks that keep moviemakers going during long days of filming.
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Mar 6, 2010 — When great movies are ignored by the Motion Picture Academy, the reasons are often institutional. Check Back Sunday: Our live coverage includes Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me! goes Hollywood, plus play-by-play coverage from Linda Holmes & friends.
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