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The 80th Annual Academy Awards

Feb 24, 2008 — Writing captions on deadline: No fun. That's where you come in. Join us on the Bryant Park Project for a photo-caption contest, with selected shots from the red carpet, the presenter's podium, and the winners' circle. Enjoy!
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Feb 26, 2008 — This year's Academy Awards got the worst ratings in ceremony history. Madeleine Brand talks to comedy duo Frangela, former Seinfeld writer Peter Mehlman and others about how they'd fix the show. Prince, gambling and bare midriffs are part of the plan.
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Feb 25, 2008 — Host Madeleine Brand's date got sick at the last minute, so she walked the red carpet at the Oscars by herself. It was fun until she realized that the people yelling at her were actually cheering for Ellen Page.
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Feb 25, 2008 — When Glen Hansard and Marketa Irglova recorded the songs that would fill the soundtrack for the film Once, few expected that they'd find a wide audience. Now an unlikely Oscar-winner, "Falling Slowly" is a star-making showcase for Hansard and Irglova's bittersweet, beautiful music.
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Feb 25, 2008 — Joel and Ethan Coen are celebrating a big win. Their crime saga No Country for Old Men was the big winner at Sunday's Academy Awards, taking home four Oscars, including Best Picture.
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Feb 25, 2008 — On a night when the acting awards had a distinctly international flavor, a quintessentially American story of violence — No Country for Old Men — made the deepest impression on Oscar voters at the 80th annual Academy Awards, getting the nod for Best Picture.
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Feb 24, 2008 — At Sunday's Oscars, actors, directors, and production teams will be awarded for their hard work and talent. But Weekend Edition Sunday's food commentator Bonny Wolf thinks food should be remembered when praising supporting roles.
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Feb 24, 2008 — There's controversy at this year's Academy Awards, and it has nothing to do with the recent writer's strike. Andy Trudeau returns for his annual breakdown of the Oscar nominations for Best Original Score — and some puzzling rule changes.
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Feb 24, 2008 — Commentator Jake Halpern, author of the book Fame Junkies, introduces us to Hal Riddle, a character actor who never quite made it in Hollywood. He lives in an old-age home for actors, but he's still looking for his big break. He says that if there was a part for an elderly mute in a wheelchair, he could do it — and even win an Academy Award.
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Feb 23, 2008 — Bob Mondello reviews one of the foreign films up for an Academy Award at the Oscar ceremony on Sunday. The Counterfeiters is an Austrian drama set in World War II.
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