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y28173 260x195 The Inglourious Decline of Miramax Films

Miramax Films is dying. The onetime Oscar darling, which produced best picture nominees for 12 straight years, didn't win a single Academy Award last year. This year it didn't warrant a nomination.

q21883 260x195 Avatar blue for the fashionable Oscar red carpet, Sandra Bullock video

With a top grossing movie of all time on the roster and the world economy coming out of the recession, it is only reasonable to think that the Academy Awards was going to be a red carpet showcase for all types of fashion statements

m18029 260x195 Hurt Locker Wins Big at Oscars, Kathryn Bigelow takes Best Director

It was the first Iraq war movie to really break through, and now “The Hurt Locker” has won six Academy Awards, including best picture and best director, marking the first time an Oscar for directing has gone to a woman. The movie opens with a quote from Truthdig columnist Chris Hedges.

“The rush of battle is often a potent and lethal addiction, for war is a drug.” Hedges wrote that line in his book “War Is a Force That Gives Us Meaning.”

The film is surprisingly apolitical, given its subject matter. It was written and co-produced by Mark Boal, a journalist who won an Oscar for his screenplay.

The winning director, Kathryn Bigelow, was only the fourth woman ever nominated in that category. She beat out, among others, Lee Daniels, who would have been the first African-American to take home the best-director statuette.

http://www.truthdig.com/arts_culture/item/hurt_locker_wins_big_at_oscars_2010030…

E24126 260x195 The Hurt Locker dominates the Oscars with six awards, besting Avatar for best picture (VIDEO)

At last. The road to Oscar brought the spotlight to Hollywood and Highland's Kodak Theatre. And, it was 'The Hurt Locker' that overcame the mammoth 'Avatar' with six awards, including Best Picture and a historic win for Kathryn Bigelow as Best Director.

Highlights of a rather staid affair included the overdue statues for Jeff Bridges and Sandra Bullock. As for the Na'vi? The James Cameron epic scores three prizes for technical achievement.

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E24126 260x195 The Hurt Locker dominates the Oscars with six awards, besting Avatar for best picture (BLOG)

At last. The road to Oscar brought the spotlight to Hollywood and Highland's Kodak Theatre. And, it was 'The Hurt Locker' that overcame the mammoth 'Avatar' with six awards, including Best Picture and a historic win for Kathryn Bigelow as Best Director.

Highlights of a rather staid affair included the overdue statues for Jeff Bridges and Sandra Bullock. As for the Na'vi? The James Cameron epic scores three prizes for technical achievement.

http://www.examiner.com/examiner/x-1486-LA-Personalities-Examiner~y2010m3d7-Live…?#comments