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February 22, 2009

Penelope Cruz needs smelling salts

84979491 "Has anyone ever fainted up here before?"

We'd have to research that one, Penelope Cruz, but we think that would've made the top 10 Oscar trivia lists, and there'd be video if it happened since the advent of the YouTubes.

So the new way of presenting awards, if they're all to happen the way best supporting actress did, was more meaningful, or maybe the script was just better. But having previous winners like Whoopi Goldberg and Goldie Hawn made this come alive.

Congrats, Penelope, the first win of the night, and let's hope this means we're on a roll.


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  • So "The Dark Knight" didn't make it into the final five after all, never mind that critical and popular support. Let's just call the comic-inspired mega-hit "The Biggest Snubee."

    Here are the best picture contenders in a race that, two weeks away from the Oscars, seems to be a foregone conclusion ("Slumdog") unless there's a come-from-behind possibility ("The Reader" anyone?)

    "The Curious Case of Benjamin Button," with Brad Pitt and Cate Blanchett; the politically timely "Milk;" rags-to-riches fairy tale, "Slumdog Millionaire," Holocaust best-seller-based drama "The Reader," and Watergate-era biopic "Frost/Nixon."

    Could "Button" and "Slumdog" split the vote, allowing another film to take the prize? Doesn't seem likely. After having clung to "Button" for months as what we thought would be the Academy voters' top vhoice, our money's now on "Slumdog." Momentum can't be ignored.

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