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<!--sizeo:5--><span style="font-size:18pt;line-height:100%"><!--/sizeo--><!--fonto:Times New Roman--><span style="font-family:Times New Roman"><!--/fonto--><!--coloro:#663366--><span style="color:#663366"><!--/coloro-->Steve Martin, Alec Baldwin To Co-Host Oscars<!--colorc--></span><!--/colorc--><!--fontc--></span><!--/fontc--><!--sizec--></span><!--/sizec-->

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<!--sizeo:1--><span style="font-size:8pt;line-height:100%"><!--/sizeo--><!--fonto:Arial Narrow--><span style="font-family:Arial Narrow"><!--/fonto--><!--coloro:cornflowerblue--><span style="color:cornflowerblue"><!--/coloro--><i>Sharing the stage at the 82nd Academy Awards Ceremony

will be Co-Hosts Steve Martin (left) and Alec Baldwin (right)</i><!--colorc--></span><!--/colorc--><!--fontc--></span><!--/fontc--><!--sizec--></span><!--/sizec-->

<!--coloro:indigo--><span style="color:indigo"><!--/coloro--><!--sizeo:1--><span style="font-size:8pt;line-height:100%"><!--/sizeo--><!--fonto:Arial Narrow--><span style="font-family:Arial Narrow"><!--/fonto-->LOS ANGELES, California<!--fontc--></span><!--/fontc--><!--sizec--></span><!--/sizec--> Actor/Comedian Steve Martin and Actor Alec Baldwin are taking on the Oscars. The two Hollywood veterans will share hosting duties at the 82nd Annual Academy Awards, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences said Tuesday, November 3.

Telecast producers Bill Mechanic and Adam Shankman said Martin and Baldwin are <i>"the perfect pair of hosts for the Oscars."</i> The producers have said they hope to resurrect Oscar's ratings and make the show more fun by building on the changes introduced at February's ceremony, which tinkered with the way awards were presented and featured Broadway-style musical interludes.

Bringing in a pair of hosts, while not unprecedented, continues that theme of change. <i>"Very early on, we talked about a pairing as part of our concept of the show, having tradition and also freshness walking hand in hand,"</i> Shankman said in an interview. <i>"Steve anchors it in so much tradition and Alec . . . besides being a former Oscar nominee, he is just hot, hot, hot right now. And the two of them I know adore each other."</i><!--colorc--></span><!--/colorc-->

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<!--sizeo:1--><span style="font-size:8pt;line-height:100%"><!--/sizeo--><!--fonto:Arial Narrow--><span style="font-family:Arial Narrow"><!--/fonto--><!--coloro:cornflowerblue--><span style="color:cornflowerblue"><!--/coloro--><i>Producers Adam Shankman (left) and Bill Mechanic (right)

are the creative team behind the telecast</i><!--colorc--></span><!--/colorc--><!--fontc--></span><!--/fontc--><!--sizec--></span><!--/sizec-->

<!--coloro:indigo--><span style="color:indigo"><!--/coloro-->A pair of hosts helmed the inaugural Oscar ceremony in 1929: Douglas Fairbanks and William DeMille, then president and vice president of the film academy, co-hosted the show. The last time multiple hosts graced the Oscar stage was in 1987, when Chevy Chase, Goldie Hawn and Paul Hogan shared hosting duties.

<i>"In the modern television era, this is the first time there will be two co-hosts on the same stage,"</i> academy spokeswoman Leslie Unger said. Hugh Jackman sang and danced as host of last year's Academy Awards, which saw a ratings boost from the previous year. The 41-year-old actor declined to reprise his hosting role before Mechanic and Shankman were named as producers.

<i>"Splitting hosting duties between two funny fellows ups the show's fun factor,"</i> Mechanic said. <i>"It takes a little starch out of the shirts, so to speak. We can move things along more easily by taking out some of the stilted banter that goes on between presenters and let the hosts guide us through the evening."</i><!--colorc--></span><!--/colorc-->

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<!--sizeo:1--><span style="font-size:8pt;line-height:100%"><!--/sizeo--><!--fonto:Arial Narrow--><span style="font-family:Arial Narrow"><!--/fonto--><!--coloro:cornflowerblue--><span style="color:cornflowerblue"><!--/coloro--><i>Steve Martin was the host of the 75th Annual Academy Awards in 2003</i><!--colorc--></span><!--/colorc--><!--fontc--></span><!--/fontc--><!--sizec--></span><!--/sizec-->

<!--coloro:indigo--><span style="color:indigo"><!--/coloro-->Martin has hosted the show twice before, in 2001 and 2003, and has appeared as a presenter several times. Baldwin is a first-timer as Oscar host, but was a co-presenter in 2004. Baldwin, 51, who stars on NBC's <i>"30 Rock,"</i> called the Oscar gig <i>"the opportunity of a lifetime."</i> He was nominated for an Academy Award in 2003 for his supporting role in <i>"The Cooler."</i>

Martin said that he is <i>"happy to co-host the Oscars with my enemy Alec Baldwin."</i> The 64-year-old entertainer is currently on tour in support of his latest banjo album. He and Baldwin share the screen in Nancy Meyers' film, <i>"It's Complicated,"</i> due in theaters next month. Besides the dual-host approach, the 2010 Oscars have already undergone a major makeover. The academy moved its honorary Oscars, often a long-winded affair that bogged down the ceremony, to a separate event in November.

And in the biggest change in decades, the academy doubled the number of best-picture nominees from five to 10. Academy overseers hope that might open the top category to a wider range of films, including commercial movies that could attract more TV viewers. Telecast plans are shaping up well, said Mechanic, who made three promises about the 82nd Academy Awards ceremony on March 7, 2010: <i>"It will be more fun this year, it will be faster this year and it will be the best of the best."</i><!--colorc--></span><!--/colorc--></b>

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Early Oscars Go To Bacall and Corman

by Sandy Cohen, AP Entertainment Writer

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And the Honorary Oscar goes to . . . (L-R) Film Producer/Director Roger

Corman, Actress Lauren Bacall and Cinematographer Gordon Willis

LOS ANGELES, California

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82nd Annual Academy Awards

82nd Annual Academy Awards

82nd Annual Academy Awards

(winners will appear highlighted in red)

Best Motion Picture

"Avatar"

Studio: 20th Century Fox

Producers: James Cameron and Jon Landau

"The Blind Side"

Studio: Warner Bros.

Producers: Broderick Johnson, Andrew Kosove and Gil Netter

"District 9"

Studio: Sony Pictures Releasing

Producers: Peter Jackson and Carolynne Cunningham

"An Education"

Studio: Sony Pictures Classics

Producers: Finola Dwyer and Amanda Posey

"The Hurt Locker"

Studio: Summit Entertainment

Producers: Kathryn Bigelow, Mark Boal, Nicolas Chartier and Greg Shapiro

"Inglourious Basterds"

Studio: The Weinstein Company

Producer: Lawrence Bender

"Precious: Based on the Novel 'Push' by Sapphire"

Studio: Lionsgate

Producers: Lee Daniels, Sarah Siegel-Magness and Gary Magness

"A Serious Man"

Studio: Focus Features

Producers: Joel Coen and Ethan Coen, Producers

"Up"

Studio: Walt Disney

Producer: Jonas Rivera

"Up in the Air"

Studio: Paramount in association with Cold Spring Pictures and DW Studios

Producers: Daniel Dubiecki, Ivan Reitman and Jason Reitman

Best Director

Director: Kathryn Bigelow

Film: "The Hurt Locker"

Director: James Cameron

Film: "Avatar"

Director: Lee Daniels

Film: "Precious"

Director: Jason Reitman

Film: "Up in the Air"

Director: Quentin Tarantino

Film: "Inglourious Basterds"

Best Leading Actor

Jeff Bridges as Bad Blake in "Crazy Heart"

George Clooney as Ryan Bingham in "Up in the Air"

Colin Firth as George in "A Single Man"

Morgan Freeman as Nelson Mandela in "Invictus"

Jeremy Renner as SSG William James in "The Hurt Locker"

Best Leading Actress

Sandra Bullock as Leigh Anne Tuohy in "The Blind Side"

Helen Mirren as Sofya Tolstoy in "The Last Station"

Carey Mulligan as Jenny in "An Education"

Gabourey Sidibe as Precious in "Precious"

Meryl Streep as Julia Child in "Julie & Julia"

Best Supporting Actor

Matt Damon as Francois Pienaar in "Invictus"

Woody Harrelson as Captain Tony Stone in "The Messenger"

Christopher Plummer as Leo Tolstoy in "The Last Station"

Stanley Tucci as George Harvey in The Lovely Bones"

Christoph Waltz as Col. Hans Landa in "Inglourious Basterds"

Best Supporting Actress

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I don't like 10 pictures nominated. And "Up" shouldn't even be in the Best Picture category. It has it's own category, "Best Animated Feature". By also putting it in the Best Picture category, it has guaranteed it's win in the Best Animated Feature category. Everyone should bet big on this and the bookies should be pissed.

The only other sure winner I think is "The Weary Kind", nominated for Best Original Song from Crazy Heart.

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I don't like 10 pictures nominated. And "Up" shouldn't even be in the Best Picture category. It has it's own category, "Best Animated Feature". By also putting it in the Best Picture category, it has guaranteed it's win in the Best Animated Feature category. Everyone should bet big on this and the bookies should be pissed.

The only other sure winner I think is "The Weary Kind", nominated for Best Original Song from Crazy Heart.

People really bet on the Oscar's?! That's so crazy to me!

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I think Jersey was just turning a phrase but yes, they do bet on The Academy Awards. Betting ranges from local living rooms or office 'football' type pools to Las Vegas full-on odds. Although Las Vegas sets odds on the Oscars, you can't place money bets in the popular desert gambling destination. However, you can take those odds and use them on numerous online betting sites.

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'SYTYCD's' Legacy to Dance at Oscars

by Hanh Nguyen

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Jonathan 'Legacy' Perez

"So You Think You Can Dance's" Legacy will be at the Academy Awards, but not for his emotionally wrought crying scenes. The busy b-boy will take part in a dance routine at the Oscars on Sunday, March 7 in Hollywood, reuniting with 'SYTYCD' judge Adam Shankman, who's also producing the Oscars alongside Bill Mechanic.

"I will be part of the Academy Awards," Legacy confirmed to Zap2it today. "LXD [The Legion of Extraordinary Dancers crew] got asked to perform in it. Either I'll be performing with LXD or I'm doing some stuff with Adam." Unfortunately, Jonathan 'Legacy' Perez didn't have any details about the routine yet, but he filled us in on the audition process, where he didn't have to dance one step.

"I was asked to sit by the main choreographers and Adam Shankman," said Legacy. "A lot of people who watched the show, a lot of dancers were inspired by what we did. So they wanted [me] just to be there because you know, when you have somebody watching you that you've watched on TV, you tend to show off a little more. So the audition process was really intense because people are like, 'Oh they're there? Whoa! We got to show off. We've got to do really good for them.'"

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Jonathan 'Legacy' Perez

Besides dancing at the Academy Awards, Legacy will have a keen interest in how the night plays out for his favorite movie of last year, Academy Award contender for Best Picture of the Year, "Avatar." Enthusiastically, Legacy revealed in a recent interview, "I absolutely loved 'Avatar' big time." He gushed openly, "I've seen it twice."

Legacy continued to fervently explain, "It's the message, it's the intricacies, the beauty of it, the concept, how it's shot, what it means, the obstacles in it and how they all turn into opportunities. The more chaos, the more you can reveal light. There are just so many things [from the movie] that I try to apply in my life. It brought everything out for me visually."

And would he like to have his own 'Legacy' avatar? "Yeah, that would be fresh. That would be really fresh," the young dancer replied with excitement. "I would do everything. I'd flip off walls, break through topiary."

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Jonathan 'Legacy' Perez

Until the avatar technology is made available, however, Legacy will just have to be satisfied with how humans are currently able to move, which is pretty well considering the Olympics are upon us. "I think snowboarding is something I'd watch at the Olympics probably this year," said Legacy, whose busy schedule keeps him from regular TV viewing.

The dancer whose sick moves and crazy athleticism wowed viewers on 'SYTYCD' carried his physical dexterity onto the slopes his first time snowboarding. He explained, "When I dance, when I do my power moves -- like spinning on my head, my back or my shoulders -- I'm ambidextrous in that sense. So in snowboarding I go down regular and goofy foot. I could do both sides. People were like, 'That's not really fair.'"

Legacy's also proud that he didn't fall off the ski lift his first time, but he wasn't able to stay completely upright the whole time. "I did fall," he admitted. "Once I got really cocky and I bashed my face and my glasses flew off all over the place."

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Oscar-Nominated Artists Won't Perform Songs

by Sandy Cohen, AP Entertainment Writer

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Oscar-Winning Composer Randy Newman is nominated for

two songs from the animated film, 'The Princess and the Frog'

LOS ANGELES, California

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82nd Annual Academy Awards

82nd Annual Academy Awards

82nd Annual Academy Awards

(winners will appear highlighted in red)

Best Motion Picture

"The Hurt Locker"

Studio: Summit Entertainment

Producers: Kathryn Bigelow, Mark Boal, Nicolas Chartier and Greg Shapiro

Best Director

Director: Kathryn Bigelow

Film: "The Hurt Locker"

Best Leading Actor

Jeff Bridges as Bad Blake in "Crazy Heart"

Best Leading Actress

Sandra Bullock as Leigh Anne Tuohy in "The Blind Side"

Best Supporting Actor

Christoph Waltz as Col. Hans Landa in "Inglourious Basterds"

Best Supporting Actress

Mo'Nique as Mary Lee Johnston in "Precious: Based on the Novel "Push" by Sapphire"

Best Original Screenplay

Film: "The Hurt Locker"

Written by: Mark Boal

Best Adapted Screenplay

Film: "Precious: Based on the Novel 'Push' by Sapphire"

Screenplay by: Geoffrey Fletcher

Best Animated Feature Film

Film: "Up"

Director: Pete Docter

Best Foreign Language Film

Film: "El Secreto de Sus Ojos"

English Title: "The Secret in Their Eyes"

Country: (Argentina)

Language: Spanish

Best Documentary Feature

Film: "The Cove"

Directors: Louie Psihoyos and Fisher Stevens

Best Documentary Short Subject

Film: "Music by Prudence"

Directors: Roger Ross Williams and Elinor Burkett

Best Live Action Short Film

Film: "The New Tenants"

Directors: Joachim Back and Tivi Magnusson

Best Animated Short Film

Film: "Logorama"

Director: Nicolas Schmerkin

Best Original Score

Film: "Up"

Composer: Michael Giacchino

Best Original Song

Song: "Weary Kind"

Film: "Crazy Heart"

Music and Lyric by: Ryan Bingham and T Bone Burnett

Achievement in Sound Editing

Film: "The Hurt Locker"

Sound Editing by: Paul N.J. Ottosson

Achievement in Sound Mixing

Film: "The Hurt Locker"

Sound Mixing by: Paul N.J. Ottosson and Ray Beckett

Achievement in Art Direction

Film: "Avatar"

Art Direction: Rick Carter and Robert Stromberg

Set Decoration: Kim Sinclair

Best Cinematography

Film: "Avatar"

Cinematographer: Mauro Fiore

Achievement in Film Makeup

Film: "Star Trek"

Makeup Artists: Barney Burman, Mindy Hall and Joel Harlow

Best Costume Design

Film: "The Young Victoria"

Costume Designer: Sandy Powell

Achievement in Film Editing

Film: "The Hurt Locker"

Film Editors: Chris Innis and Bob Murawski

Achievement in Visual Effects

Film: "Avatar"

Visual Effects by: Joe Letteri, Stephen Rosenbaum, Richard Baneham and Andrew R. Jones

Honorary Academy Awards

Lauren Bacall

Roger Corman

Gordon Willis

Irving G. Thalberg Memorial Award

John Calley

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It really surprised me that Sandra Bullock won. I thought they would give it to Streep.

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I was so happy for Sandra!!!

I really wanted her to win... her speech was great.. I cried through the whole thing!!

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^

Me, too! I was soo nervous about that category all night. When Sean said her name I jumped up and screamed, and then I cried through her whole speech - it didn't look like there was a dry eye in the house. :wub:

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