Show Business: Jolly Oscar

Bright lights for awards night

Oscar has something to smile about. Not only did 1982 set a record for movie box-office grosses ($3.4 billion), but judging by the Academy Award nominations announced last week, it was a vintage year for pictures and performances as well. By and large, the nominated were both predictable and respectable. Three Best Picture nominees dominated the Academy's voting: Sir Richard Attenborough's epic Gandhi with eleven nominations; Tootsie, directed by Sydney Pollack, with ten; and Steven Spielberg's E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial with nine. (The other contenders for Best Picture: Sidney...

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