Awards

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Editing

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The editing category closely mirrors the best picture race, with the exception of "Sideways"; crime thriller "Collateral" joins "Ray," "Million Dollar Baby," "The Aviator" and "Finding Neverland" for…

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Makeup

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There's only three nominees in the makeup category, and Oscar has never gone with more than four since its inception as a stand-alone category in 1981.

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Song

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The song race can often be unpredictable, and this year is no exception. While early favorite Mick Jagger and Dave Stewart's "Old Habits Die Hard" from "Alfie" won the Golden Globe and BFCA trophies…

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Sound Mixing

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Loud is good when it comes to the sound categories, but what sets the nominees apart in the mixing race is the skill and diversity the mixers brought to five very different films.

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WGA kudos lands host

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John O'Hurley will emcee the 57th annual Writers Guild Awards gala Feb. 19 at the Hollywood Palladium. The WGA West also has lined up Annette Bening, Allison Janney, Zach Braff, Craig Ferguson…

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Visual Effects

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For the second straight year, the news in Oscar's visual f/x race isn't what's in, but what's out. When the nominating process began, "The Day After Tomorrow" was the pick of many effects pros. But…

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Sound Editing

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The sound editing category, which evolved out of the sound effects and sound effects editing category, is big on fantasy and animation this year. Randy Thom of Skywalker Sound has become a big force…

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Score

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The score race lacks a clear favorite as a slew of potential contenders, including Howard Shore's Golden Globe- and BFCA-winning work for "The Aviator," were disqualified a week before the…

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Original screenplay

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Screenplay consideration is currently divided into two categories: adapted and original works. Now may be the time, however, to add a third subgroup: everything by Charlie Kaufman.

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Animated Feature

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No Oscar category packs as much populist punch as this year's animated film category, with "Shrek 2," "The Incredibles" and "Shark Tale" finishing 2004 ranked Nos. 1, 4 and 9, respectively, at the…

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