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2014 OSCARS PARTY ROUNDUP

By | Wednesday February 26, 2014 @ 6:20pm PST

Oscar Parties 2014Tuesday, February 25

7:00 PM: BVLGARI “Decades of Glamour” Oscar Party hosted by Naomi Watts
Location: Soho House

7:30 PM: Oscar Week – Animated and Live Action Shorts Celebration hosted by Kevin Pollak
Location: Samuel Goldwyn Theater, Beverly Hills

2nd Annual ICON MANN Pre-Oscar POWER 50 Dinner
Location: Peninsula Hotel

Vanity Fair and Fiat Toast “Young Hollywood”
Location: No Vacancy

Wednesday, February 26

10 AM: The Art of Elysium 7Th Annual Pieces Of Heaven Charity Art Auction
Location: Siren Studios, Los Angeles

5:30 PM: LoveGold Celebrates Lupita Nyong’o
Location: Chateau Marmont

6 PM: 7th Annual TOSCARS Awards Show
Location: Egyptian Theater, Hollywood

6:30 PM: Global Green USA Pre-Oscar® Party with performance by Moby and The Crystal Method
Location: The Avalon Hollywood, 1735 Vine Street, Los Angeles Read More »

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OSCARS: Who Went Where This Weekend

By and | Sunday February 24, 2013 @ 1:20am PST

4TH UPDATE: An eclectic mix of current and former moguls, executives, producers, directors, and of course actors attended the marquee pre-Oscar parties as well as famed artists, museum directors, fashion designers, music icons, and star athletes. Barry Diller’s luncheon for Vanity Fair editor Graydon Carter Saturday was smaller than usual. That night, Jeffrey Katzenberg’s ‘Night Before’ Oscar MPTF fundraiser avoided a union picket line. The agency parties dominated Thursday and Friday nights. CAA‘s was bigger than in past years when 200-300 guests crowded Bryan Lourd’s home. This time about 500 gathered at luxe Greystone Mansion for Old Hollywood glamour with men dressed ascots (well, Bryan Lourd) and women given gardenia corsages. WME‘s was held at Ari Emanuel’s home as usual and UTA‘s at Jim Berkus’ house again. ICM Partners‘ was held at the home of agent Hildy Gottlieb. Few of these names need introductions and most are in random order:

Harvey Weinstein’s Oscar Pre-Party Saturday night: Jennifer Lawrence, Zoe Kravitz, Lisa Bonet, Jamie Foxx, Leonardo DiCaprio, Bradley Cooper, Lukas Haas, Emmy Rossum, Joaquin Phoenix, Amy Adams, Salma Hayek, Robert De Niro, Chace Crawford, Ian Somerhalder, David O Russell, Dermot Mulroney, Julia Stiles, Crispin Struthers, Nina Garcia, Kerry Washington, Don Johnson, Quentin Tarantino, Christoph Waltz, Russell Simmons, Matthew Morrison, Chris Tucker.

Jeffrey Katzenberg’s ‘Night Before’ Oscar MPTF Fundraiser Saturday night: Robert Iger, Jim Gianopulos, Brad Grey, Rupert Murdoch, Wendi Murdoch, Ryan Kavanaugh, David O Russell, Brett Ratner, Chris Albrecht, Jerry Bruckheimer, Ari Emanuel, Jim Berkus, Ron Perelman, Ron Meyer, Steve Tisch, Ron Burkle, Brian Grazer, Alan Horn, Amy Adams, Bradley Cooper, Bryan Cranston, Chris Evans, Hugh Jackman, Ed Helms, Ed Westwick, Emily VanCamp, Eric Stonestreet, George Clooney, Will Smith, Jean Dujardin, Jennifer Garner, Ben Affleck, Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Jessica Chastain, Jim Parsons, Kristin Davis, Liam Hemsworth, Michael Keaton, Michael Strahan, Octavia Spencer, Robin Thicke, Rita Wilson, Samuel L. Jackson, Jack Black, Theresa Palmer, Viola Davis, Aaron Paul, Adrien Brody, Ahna O’Reilly, Alexander Skarsgard, Alyssa Milano, Amy Poehler, Andy Samberg, Nathan Fillion, Anna Faris, Chris Pratt, Anna Paquin, Stephen Moyer, Armie Hammer, Brittany Snow, Camryn Manheim, Carla Gugino, Chace Crawford, Christoph Waltz, Daniel Day Lewis, Don Johnson, Emily VanCamp, Ellie Kemper, Emma Watson, Paul Rudd, Gerard Butler, Henry Cavill, Jacki Weaver, James Marsden, James Spader, John Hawkes, Judy Greer, Julie Bowen, Kate Capshaw, Steven Spielberg, Kerry Washington, Laura Dern, Malin Ackerman, Marcia Gay Harden, Marisa Tomei, Matthew Morrison, Michael Chiklis, Michael Sheen, Nina Dobrev, Olivia Munn, Patrick Stewart, Robert DeNiro, Rebel Wilson, Rashida Jones, Russell Crowe, Salma Hayek, Samuel L. Jackson, Sam Rockwell, Sean Hayes, Seth Rogan, Taylor Lautner, Tommy Lee Jones, Zooey Deschanel

Disney/Pixar Celebration Saturday night: John Lasseter, Mark Andrews, Katherine Sarafian, John C. Reilly, Jack McBrayer, Kevin McKidd, Alan Bergman, Robert Iger, Steve Purcell, Alan Horn, John Ratzenberger.

Sony Pictures Classics Dinner Saturday night: Pablo Larrain, Michael Barker, Dror Moreh, Tom Bernard, Michael Haneke, Gael Garcia Bernal, Antonia Zegers, Malik Bendjelloul

Zavala-Kahane-Sugar-Wald Party Saturday night: Jean Dujardin, Emma Watson, Joaquin Phoenix, Eric Stonestreet, Diablo Cody, Russell Brand, Greta Gerwig, Chris Terrio, Tobey Maguire, Pamela Anderson, Michael B. Jordan, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, John Krasinski, Chris Pratt, Taylor Lautner, James Schamus, Ed Westwick, Russell Brand, Emma Watson, Liam Hemsworth, Johnny Galecki, Adam Scott, Joel Kinnaman, January Jones, Felicity Jones, Nicholas Jarecki, Michael Sucsy, Wolfgang Hammer, Jim Stern, Jeb Brody, Edgar Wright, Sean Avery, Steve Gaghan, Ari Graynor, Lizzy Caplan, Nick Kroll, Ben Barnes, Kimba, Emile Hirsch, E.L. James, Morrissey, Adrianne Palicki, Miranda Cosgrove, Imogen Poots, Anna Faris, Sue Kroll, Greg Silverman, Joel Madden, Ryan Coogler, Baron Davis, Michael Bacall, Lorene Scafaria, Kelli Garner.

Barry Diller’s Party Saturday luncheon: John Burnham, Russell Simmons, Tom Brokaw, Fran Leibowitz, Andy Lack, Les Moonves, Jeffrey Katzenberg, Michael Eisner, Ron Perelman, Eric Schmidt, Penny Marshall, Brett Ratner, Rupert Murdoch, Wendy Murdoch, Irwin Winkler, Quincy Jones, Larry Mark, Steve Gaghan, Kevin McCormick, Jim Berkus, Joel Silver, Jim Brooks, Steve Martin, Jane Fonda, Richard Perry, Terry Semel, Bob Daly, Valentino, Jonathan Dolgen, Larry Gordon, Jim Wiatt, Brian Grazer, Scott Berg, Rick Rubin, Warren Beatty, Jeremy Thomas, George Hamilton, Donald DeLine, Dawn Hudson, Eric Fellner, Brad Grey, Ron Meyer, Tobey Maguire, Stacey Sher, Philippe Dauman, Gus Van Sant, Mitch Glazer, Steve Tisch, Harvey Weinstein, Tom Freston, Bryan Lourd, Kevin Huvane, Bob Evans, Vivi Nevo, Kelly Lynch, Tom Hooper.

WME Party Friday night: Charlize Theron, Michael Moore, Russell Simmons, Ben Affleck, Viola Davis, Ryan Coogler, Ahna O’Reilly, Michael B. Jordan, Harvey Weinstein, Gael Garcia Bernal, Chris Tucker, Dermot Mulroney, Catherine Zeta Jones, Shawn Levy, Joel Silver, Emma Watson, Jake Hoffman, Dustin Hoffman, Lara Spencer, Amber Heard, Morrissey, Kenny Sharpe, Mark Bradford, Jeffrey Deitch, Adam Scott, Molly Simms, Taylor Lautner, Larry David, Diablo Cody, Jay Roach, Tyra Banks, Amy Adams, Chloe Moretz, Benh Zeitlin, Tom Shadyac, Albert Brooks, Liam Hemsworth, Jeffrey Katzenberg, Garrett Hedlund, James Marsden, Michael Bay, Jack Black, Jonah Hill, Anna Paquin, Stephen Moyer, Les Moonves, Julie Chen, Brian Grazer, Tom Thayer, Joaquin Phoenix, Rob Riggle, Kelsey Grammer, Tracey Ullman, Conan O’Brien, Octavia Spencer, Tom Brady, Gisele Bundchen, Tobey Maguire, David Spade, Hugh Jackman, Jenna Elfman, Armie Hammer, Joel McHale, Emile Hirsch, John C Reilly, Shepard Fairey, Philipe Dauman, Brad Grey, Lupe Fiasco, Russell Brand, Neill Blomkamp, Jeff Robinov, Jennifer Garner, Casey Affleck, Allen Hughes, Patrick Stewart, Joel McHale, Randall Emmett.

UTA Party Friday nght: Daniel Radcliffe, John Gatins, Stephen Gaghan, Will Forte, Neve Campbell, Mark Ruffalo, Amy Pascal, Brian Grazer, Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, Naomi Campbell, John Gatins, Paul Rudd, Kirsten Dunst, Joachim Ronning, Espen Sandberg, Brad Grey, Jeffrey Katzenberg, Kevin Tsujihara, Adam Goodman, Lorne Michaels, Jeffrey Deitch, David Ellison, Sean Bailey, Brad Bird, Philippe Dauman, Paul Walker, Joel Kinnaman, Olivia Munn, Mike White, Li Bing Bing, Tom Freston, Jerry Bruckheimer, Les Moonves, Rashida Jones, Noomi Rapace, Stephen Gaghan, Sue Naegle, Steve Levitan, Will Forte, Scott Burns, Jai Courtney, Lake Bell, John Krokidas, James Ponsoldt, Juno Temple, Michael Angarano, Reid Carolin, Jack Rapke, Greg Silverman, Steve Tisch, Jerry Weintraub, Robert Kyncl, Darren Star, Jeff Robinov, Victor Garber, Vivi Nevo.

CAA Party Friday night: Lorne Michaels, George Clooney, Bill Maher, J.J, Abrams, Vivi Nevo, Les Moonves, Philippe Dauman, Brad Grey, Alexander Payne, Jason Statham, Madonna, Graydon Carter, Jim Gianopulos, Jennifer Lawrence, Robert Downey Jr, Madonna, Gerard Butler, Valentino, Eric Schmidt, Naomi Watts, Anne Hathaway, Robert De Niro, Matt Weiner, Helen Hunt, Chris Pine, Amy Adams, Sandra Bullock, Tommy Lee Jones, Sally Field, Bradley Cooper, Leonardo DiCaprio, Ellen Barkin, Barry Diller, Bob Daly, Harvey Weinstein, Jeff Robinov, Jessica Chastain, Jane Rosenthal, Jerry Bruckheimer, Emma Watts, Tom Rothman, Elizabeth Gabler, Greg Silverman, Kevin Tsujihara, Donna Langley, David O Russell, Harvey Weinstein, Reese Witherspoon, Eva Longoria, Chris Paul, Valentino, Tom Ford, Diane von Furstenberg.
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5TH UPDATE: 2013 Oscars Party Roundup

By | Monday February 18, 2013 @ 7:39pm PST




Sunday, February 17
6:30 PM: LA Italia Film Festival honors Robert DeNiro, Jennifer Lawrence, David O. Russell
Location: Chinese Theatre, Hollywood

Tuesday, February 19th
9 PM-12 AM: Vanity Fair and L’Oreal’s DJ Night Benefits the Fund for Girls Education
Teddy’s at The Roosevelt Hotel, 7000 Hollywood Blvd, Hollywood

Wednesday, February 20th
6 PM: 10th Annual Global Green Pre-Oscar Party
Avalon Hollywood, 1735 Vine St, Hollywood

6 PM-8 PM: LaCoste Symposium and Costume Designers Guild Awards After-Party
Siren Studios, 6063 West Sunset Blvd, Hollywood

6:30 PM-8:30 PM: For Tom Hooper and Les Miserables cast benefiting L.A. Fund for Public Education
Eveleigh, 8752 West Sunset Blvd, West Hollywood

7 PM: The Art of Elysium’s Pieces of Heaven Art Auction
Ace Museum, 400 S. La Brea Blvd, Los Angeles

Thursday, February 21
12 PM: Essence’s Black Women in Hollywood Luncheon
Beverly Hills Hotel, 9641 Sunset Blvd, Beverly Hills

12 PM: WME and Sonos Lunch
Eveleigh, 8752 W. Sunset Blvd, West Hollywood

6 PM-8 PM: Larry Gagosian’s Art Show and Dinner
Gagosian Gallery, 456 N. Camden Dr followed by Mr. Chow, 344 N. Camden Dr Beverly Hills

6 PM-9 PM: Love Gold Cocktails in Honor of Fred Leighton
The Selma House, Chateau Marmont, 8091 Selma Ave, West Hollywood

6:30 PM-11 PM: 8th Annual Oscar Wilde: Honoring the Irish in Film
Bad Robot, 1221 Olympic Blvd, Santa Monica

7 PM-9 PM: Vanity Fair and Fiat along with Hans Zimmer and Ron Howard present “Una Notta Verde”
Cecconi’s, 8765 Melrose Ave, West Hollywood
Benefitting UN International Labor Organization and Green Jobs Program

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Barry Diller’s Oscar Party On, Dani Janssen’s Off

By | Wednesday February 13, 2013 @ 4:00pm PST

It’s too early to post my 2013 Hollywood Oscar party roundup. But unlike 2012 when fewer media, organizations, and swells were throwing bashes, this year almost has returned to normal. Barry Diller’s Oscar weekend mogul picnic on Saturday afternoon for Vanity Fair Editor Graydon Carter is back on after its 2012 hiatus. But my pal Dani Janssen’s after-the-Oscars party on Sunday night is cancelled again for the second straight year. There are still Oscar weekend’s agency parties — Hildy Gottlieb’s ICM party Thursday night, and then Jim Berkus’ UTA party and Ari Emanuel’s WME fete and Bryan Lourd’s CAA bash Friday night. Harvey Weinstein’s doing it up big this year. So are the major studios with all their nominations. And there’s the fundraisers like Jeffrey Katzenberg’s ‘Night Before’ party for the Motion Picture & Television Fund and the blowout for the Elton John AIDS Foundation. As for my pal Dani, she’s keeping the door open next year to hold her very private penthouse party for Hollywood’s Triple-A list that no one can crash. Now Vanity Fair‘s 2013 Oscar night bash will be just as crowded as last year. I had to decline the mag’s dinner & viewing invitation because I’ll be live-snarking the Academy Awards for the 7th straight year. Don’t forget to join me!

Related: No 2012 Oscar Bashes By Barry Diller Or Dani Janssen: End Of An Era Or Hiatus?

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No 2012 Oscar Bashes By Barry Diller Or Dani Janssen: End Of An Era Or Hiatus?

By | Monday February 20, 2012 @ 6:11pm PST

Hollywood’s 2012 Oscar Party Roundup

EXCLUSIVE: If my roundup of Hollywood’s Oscar parties looks smaller than usual, it is. Fewer media, organizations, and swells are having parties over the next week. But two fetes in particular will be missed by their annual attendees: Barry Diller’s Oscar weekend mogul picnic on Saturday afternoon, and Dani Janssen’s after-the-Oscars party on Sunday night. Both hosts give similar reasons for cancelling their events this year: domicile problems. Both will be at the Vanity Fair party Sunday night. There are still the Oscar weekend’s Friday night agency parties — Jim Berkus” UTA party and Ari Emanuel’s WME fete and Bryan Lourd’s CAA bash. And the fundraisers like Elton John’s and the blowouts like Vanity Fair‘s. But for years the place to really see the Big Media moguls, past and present, and their assorted pilot fish on parade has been Diller’s lawn luncheon ostensibly in honor of Vanity Fair editor Graydon Carter. Of course, Diller is now underwriting Tina Brown’s Daily Beast/Newsweek so celebrating rival media may not make for good business. But that’s not the reason Diller is giving for not holding the party this year. And the door is open for him to hold it next year.

As for my pal Dani Janssen, she, too, is keeping the door open to holding her party next year. Hers was the very private Oscar party for Hollywood’s Triple-A … Read More »

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Weinstein Could Have Quentin Tarantino & Tom Hooper Projects Next After Oscars

Mike Fleming

At the post-Oscar bash held by The Weinstein Company and at the Vanity Fair party, it became clear that Harvey Weinstein might well have opportunities to capitalize on the momentum created by The King’s Speech. I ran into Quentin Tarantino, who said that he has completed the script for his Western, and that compared to recent scripts like Inglourious Basterds and Kill Bill that took so long to crystallize, this one came together much quicker and just flowed out of him. He wasn’t more descriptive than that before I lost him in the crowd, but my understanding is he’ll deliver within two months and then TWC will begin moving toward a production start.

At the same time, Oscar-winning The King’s Speech director Tom Hooper seems to be getting serious about resuscitating the Deborah Moggach novel Tulip Fever as a possible next directing vehicle. That project had been on the verge of being put in turnaround at Paramount, but the studio could be involved as a co-financier with TWC. The film’s set in 17th Century Amsterdam, where a married woman and an artist hired to paint her portrait begin a passionate affair and gamble on the booming market for tulip bulbs as a way to raise money to run away together. The film has been a passion for such directors  as John Madden and Peter Chelsom over the past decade, and once had Keira Knightley and Jude Law once planning to play the lovers.  Hooper is also mulling Les Miserables among possibles. There was a real sense of company history at the Weinstein bash, as Harvey Weinstein entered to loud applause and immediately engaged in a bro hug with Tarantino, with the likes of Robert Rodriguez, Eli Roth and others standing nearby… Read More »

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Pre-Oscars News: Scott Rudin Stays In NY; Night Before Patrons Compete For iPads; Weinstein Bros Bash Feels Like Old Times

Mike Fleming

Heard at Saturday’s pre-Oscar party circuit: Though he’s the rare producer twice nominated in the same year for Best Picture honors for The Social Network and True Grit, Scott Rudin turned in his tickets for the Academy Awards. I’m told that Rudin made the decision just before the weekend. Considering how badly Sony Pictures wants him to attend, I suppose a private jet could get him here at the last moment, but I don’t think it will happen.

Rudin has let his colleagues on those films know he’s not coming, I’m told. It is a surprise given the long campaign for Social Network against The King’s Speech, but Rudin hasn’t always made the trip when his films were in the Oscar mix. Work kept him back in New York in the years when The Queen, The Hours, and Fantastic Mr. Fox were up for big awards. But Rudin did make the trip and accepted Best Picture Oscar with Joel and Ethan Coen for No Country For Old Men. That leaves fellow Social Network producers Michael De Luca, Cean Chaffin, and Dana Brunetti to represent the film, and The Coens for True Grit. The two films are up for a combined 18 Oscars.

Rudin has told intimates that he had too much going on in New York to leave. On Broadway, the musical Book Of Mormon with Matt Stone and Trey Parker  just began previews last Thursday before its March 27 opening. And the … Read More »

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Barry Diller’s Oscar Weekend Mogul Picnic

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Sure, every Oscar weekend there are the Friday night agency parties — Ari Emanuel’s WME fete, and Jim Berkus” UTA party for the Coen Brothers, and Bryan Lourd’s CAA bash (where the valet parkers screwed up the parking situation so badly that the Triple-A crowd had up to a 2-hour wait for their cars). But the place to really see the Big Media moguls, past and present, and their assorted pilot fish on parade is Barry Diller’s Saturday afternoon lawn luncheon ostensibly in honor of Vanity Fair editor Graydon Carter. This year drew a particularly good 300+ crowd to the tent on Diller’s Beverly Hills estate for Hollywood’s major meet’n'greet. Guests included in no particular order: Sir Howard Stringer (eating the repast of veggie chili and fried chicken and poached salmon with Rupert Murdoch), David Geffen, Ron Meyer (who took his new NBCUniversal boss Steve Burke), Sandy Gallin, Bryan Lourd, Jeff Berg, Oprah Winfrey (who dined with Michael Eisner and Larry Gordon and her BFF Gayle King), Ron Howard, Brian Grazer, Arianna Huffington, Eva Longoria, Valentino, Wendy Stark, Joan Collins, Terry Semel, George Hamilton, Toby Emmerich, Penny Marshall, Lorraine Bracco, Balthazar Getty, Alan Grubman, David and Victoria Beckham, Les Moonves, Anderson Cooper, California Governor Jerry Brown, Jeffrey Katzenberg, Tom Freston, Bob Daly,  Jonathan Dolgen, Brett Ratner, Dani Janssen, Shirley MacLaine, Alana Hamilton Stewart, Donna Karan, Oswald Botang, Kevin McCormick, A. Scott Berg, Cheryl Tiegs.

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OSCAR: Campaigning At This Fevered Pitch All About Who You Know For Endorsements

Pete Hammond

Parties are rampant as usual at this point in awards season but the biggest new trend, or so it seems at least, is the number of publicized hosted screenings and endorsements for various contenders. There was a time when it was thought the Academy Of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences officially frowned on having their members come out and “host” or introduce events aimed at getting attention for actors, directors etc who are in contention for Oscar nominations. But it doesn’t seem like that is keeping voting members of the Academy (or even the Board) from playing favorites or giving hints on where their sentiments lie at this crucial time in Oscar campaigning before the January 25th nominations. With the races so tight, Oscar consultants are feeling the need to do anything they can now to get a leg up on the competition. So having highly visible support from previous Oscar winners or prominent Academy members is one way to do it, or so the thinking goes. Although one person who works in this game told me they wouldn’t be surprised if the Academy started cracking down on the practice again since it seems to be mushrooming – at least in the press.

Kathryn Bigelow, last year’s Best Director winner and a new member of the Academy’s Board of Governors, was out and about this week at private screenings virtually endorsing director Debra Granik and her film Winter’s Bone. At a Roadside Attractions … Read More »

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OSCAR: Parade Of Critics Awards & Parties

Pete Hammond

If they weren’t first out of the gate every season, the New York-based National Board Of Review (a self-described group of film enthusiasts, academics, film professionals, and students) probably wouldn’t garner a whole lot of attention for their awards choices. But their announcement (1ST AWARDS: ‘The Social Network’ Sweeps 2010 National Board Of Review Kudos) today naming Sony Picture’s The Social Network Best Picture, Best Director for David Fincher, Best Adapted Screenplay for Aaron Sorkin, and Best Actor for Jesse Eisenberg will certainly give at least a temporary boost to that film’s battle for supremacy over the other presumed Oscar frontrunner, The King’s Speech, which only got mentioned on the org’s 10 Best List. The complete shut out in individual categories for The Weinstein Co pic is a bit surprising since the NBR in the past had a tendency to be a little more conservative. It even was overlooked for Original Screenplay which  went, surprisingly, to Liongate’s Buried, a box office dud that disappeared quickly and is not on anyone’s awards radar.

Still The Social Network probably shouldn’t start prepping those Oscar acceptance speeches yet. Even though the NBR did match eventual Best Picture Oscar winners No Country For Old Men in 2007 and Slumdog Millionaire in 2008, nothing other than Best Documentary winner The Cove and Best Animated winner Up repeated at the Oscars last year. (Up In The Air was the NBR winner.) And only one of their 8 acting winners in the past two … Read More »

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