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Cutting Off Long Oscar Speeches: In Defense Of The Conductor

If you're ever tempted to blame the conductor who plays off the long acceptance speeches, you shouldn't — it's the producer's fault.

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Pop Culture Happy Hour: Step Right Up For The Oscar Spectacular!

This week, we talk with NPR film critic Bob Mondello about the Oscars, from our favorite films to the performances we loved.

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