Movies: Welcome To The Academy

On Oscar nights of old, the big stars would thank "all the little people" who helped them win their Oscar. This year many of the big stars--Brad Pitt in Babel, Jack Nicholson in The Departed, Johnny Depp in the second Pirates of the Caribbean--are already out of the running, while little-known Japanese and Mexican actresses and a 10-year-old will have their names called as nominees. Another anomaly: Dreamgirls, which snagged the most nominations (eight), was shut out of Best Picture and Director. That leaves two old thoroughbreds, Clint and Marty, to fight it out against a field of dark horses. Here's...

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