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Laurel Hester Story Wins Oscar

Freeheld: The Laurel Hester Story, which chronicles the fight of a terminally ill New Jersey woman to leave her pension benefits to her lesbian partner, won the Oscar for Best Short Documentary tonight. Filmmakers Cynthia Wade and Vanessa Roth accepted by saying, “It was Laurel Hester’s dying wish was that her fight against discrimination would benefit all same-sex couples across …

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Nominated: The Laurel Hester Story

Among today’s Oscar nominees is Freeheld: The Laurel Hester Story, nominated for Best Short Documentary. Laurel Hester was the Ocean County, New Jersey cop who upon her diagnosis with terminal lung cancer in 2005, battled the authorities to have her police pension assigned to her partner after her death. After a long, ugly fight with county officials, Hester finally won …

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Oscar Noms Are In

Here are this year’s Oscar nominations: Best Picture: Atonement, Juno, Michael Clayton, No Country For Old Men, There Will Be Blood. Best Actor: George Clooney (Michael Clayton), Daniel Day-Lewis (There Will Be Blood), Johnny Depp (Sweeney Todd), Tommy Lee Jones (In the Valley of Elah), Viggo Mortensen (Eastern Promises). Best Actress: Cate Blanchett (Elizabeth: The Golden Age), Julie Christie (Away …

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2007 Oscar Predictions

Last year I did pretty well, picking 5 out the 6 top awards. Here’s my prediction for the 2007 Oscars: Best Picture: BabelBest Director: Martin Scorcese, The DepartedBest Actor: Peter O’Toole, VenusBest Actress: Helen Mirren, The QueenBest Supporting Actor: Eddie Murphy, DreamgirlsBest Supporting Actress: Jennifer Hudson, DreamgirlsWhat say you, cinephiles? UPDATE: David has a funny breakdown of his predictions...

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Morning View – Meet Oscar

Visitors to Times Square can oogle 50 Oscar statuettes on the ready for this year’s awards and even pose at the podium with an actual real Oscar in their hands. (I did this! But the pic was not so great.) The exhibit is free and runs until Saturday..

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And I Am Telling You…

…there’ll be no Oscar for Dreamgirls. But gay movie fans should be pleased by Jennifer Hudson’s Best Supporting nom and Meryl Streep’s 87th nomination for The Devil Wears Prada, (although I predict Judi Dench will walk away with Best Actress). Listen to me on this one, gentle readers. Last year I nearly predicted all the major categories correctly..

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