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Road to the Oscars 2013

February 24, 2013

A worker adjusts the positioning of an Oscar statue on the red carpet during preparations for the 85th Academy Awards in Hollywood, California. — Reuters picA worker adjusts the positioning of an Oscar statue on the red carpet during preparations for the 85th Academy Awards in Hollywood, California. — Reuters picLOS ANGELES, Feb 24 — The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences hands out the Oscars at Hollywood’s Dolby Theatre on February 24 to crown the best films of 2012. 

Top stories 

Oscars in Hollywood cliffhanger over Best Picture, Director Who needs an Oscar? Hollywood basks in industry’s comeback ‘Zero Dark Thirty’ — too cool, or too controversial for Oscars? Oscar voting closes after fierce studio campaigns 

Films 

Best Picture contenders produce US$2 billion (RM6.2 billion) box office bounty ‘Amour’ director’s take on death could have a Hollywood ending “Beasts” comes to Oscars with tiny budget, fresh director Israel’s Oscar bid discomforts Netanyahu government ‘Zero Dark Thirty’ and ‘Argo’ win top Writers Guild Awards 

People

Daniel Day-Lewis as Abe Lincoln makes unstoppable Oscar force A Minute With: Michael Haneke and the story behind ‘Amour’ Lawrence, Chastain, Riva in Oscar battle of youth versus experience Congolese teen actress gets U.S. visa to walk Oscar red carpet Massive awards dinner a piece of cake, says Oscars chef Puck Seth MacFarlane bringing a surprise factor as Oscar host A Minute With: Billy Crystal, former host of the Academy Awards 

Oscar flavour 

Actresses walking Oscar’s red carpet to exude sophistication, not sex Strange but true stories from Academy Awards past Bulgari will showcase Elizabeth Taylor’s gems in Oscar-week exhibit Bird droppings, bull testicles among pre-Oscar beauty treatments Oscar ‘losers’ to go home with US$45,000  (RM139,509) gift bags. — Reuters

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