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81st Academy Awards


What do the Oscars mean?

What do the Oscars mean?

The Academy Awards still wobble on an axis of art and popularity and once again, moviegoers wonder: are the Oscars still relevant?
Kate Winslet

Winslet is best when free to fly

If you accept the idea that the Oscars are a measure of actorly greatness, Kate Winslet might be Hollywood's next Great Actor.
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66th Golden Globe Awards

Highlights and wins

Kate Winslet took home awards for "Revolutionary Road" and "The Reader."
Queen Latifah
People's Choice Awards

Highlights and wins

Take a look at some of the night's presenters and winners. Queen Latifah hosted.
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Globe critics

Weekend box office
(Week of Jan. 29/Source: IMDB)
1. 'Avatar'
2. 'Edge of Darkness'
3. 'When in Rome'
4. 'Tooth Fairy' $10M
5. 'The Book of Eli' $8.77M

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Past coverage

2008, the year in movies
'Slumdog Millionaire'Ty Burr's top 10
The year's best films were full of unlikely heroes.

2007 Oscars

Penelope CruzRed Carpet
Penelope Cruz showed up with the rest of Hollywood's finest.
Helen MirrenThe winners
Helen Mirren won for best actress. Who else took home the big prizes?
81st Academy Awards
The cast and crew of 'Slumdog Millionaire'

'Slumdog' leads the pack

Cast members exulted as "Slumdog Millionaire," a heart-tugging romance set in India, won the Academy Award for best picture, capping a haul of eight Oscars.


Current releases and Oscar-nominated films

2008 Oscars

George Clooney and Sarah Larson

Red carpet

Celebs showed off their styles before last year's ceremony.
Jon Stewart

The winners

Jon Stewart hosted. See more onstage highlights.


Billy Crystal

Notable Oscar hosts

Remember the years when Billy Crystal hosted the Academy Awards? And Jon Stewart was up in 2008. Let's take a stroll down memory lane.
A fashion history

Showstopping Oscars gowns

There have been many memorable Oscar gowns. Whether classic or daring, glamorous or flashy, these dresses are forever part of our fashion history.