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Oscar 2004: Nominations – Spreading the Wealth

Park City, Utah – Having watched the announcements of the Oscar nominations on TV just minutes ago, this column is as current as it can be, or as the electronic media would allow. My commentary is filed from Park City, where many of us journalists are attending the Sundance Film Festival. One of the advantages…

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Oscar 2004: Honorary Oscar As Compensation

Quick: What do Chaplin, Garbo, Stanwyck, Cary Grant, Kirk Douglas, and Deborah Kerr have in common? They have all been nominated for multiple competitive Oscars but have never won a legitimate Academy Award. As compensation, the Academy has conferred on each of these — and many other artists — Honorary Oscars, which acknowledge their cumulative contribution…

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