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Oscar 1980: Best Picture Nominees, Winners of the Oscars, Golden Globes, Critics, and Festival Awards

There was no consensus among the various critics groups or the Golden Globes.

Halloween in Movies We Love: Meet Me in St. Louis

Louis B. Mayer, MGM head, wanted to excise the Halloween sequence in this cult movie. Director Minnelli was flabbergasted–the Halloween scene was the main reason he wanted to do the picture in the first place.

Oscar: Best Actress–Keaton, Diane in Annie Hall (1977)

Diane Keaton won the 1977 Best Actress Oscar at her first nomination for Woody Allen's semi-autobiographical comedy "Annie Hall."  The other lead nominees that year were: Anne Bancroft and Shirley MacLaine, both for "The Turning point," Jane Fonda for "Julia," and Marsha Mason for "The Goodbye Girl."

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Black Swan: Cautionary Tale for Dancers?

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Black Swan– Our Second Look:



Postlethwaite, Peter: Oscar Nominated British Actor Dies at 64

January 3, 2011–Pete Postlethwaite, the brilliant British actor,  has died at the age of 64. He had been suffering from cancer.  He was Oscar nominated for supporting actor in political picture "In the Name of the Father," playing one of four men wrongly accused of planting an IRA bomb.

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