Oscars 2011: The 83rd Annual Academy Awards - Reviews, Interviews, Analysis And More From NPR Oscars 2011: The 83rd Annual Academy Awards - Reviews, Interviews, Analysis And More From NPR
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Oscars 2011: The 83rd Annual Academy Awards

Oscars 2011: The 83rd Annual Academy Awards - Reviews, Interviews, Analysis And More From NPR

Actress Natalie Portman and Benjamin Millepied arrive at the 83rd Annual Academy Awards held Sunday at the Kodak Theatre in Hollywood, Calif. Jason Merritt/Getty Images hide caption

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Rudolph Valentino once entertained girlfriends (and boyfriends) in Room 1202 of L.A.'s Alexandria Hotel. Location manager Doug Dresser scouted the surreal space a decade ago — and recently took NPR's Susan Stamberg back for a visit. Courtesy Doug Dresser hide caption

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Songwriters Glen Hansard and Marketa Irglova, winners of Best Original Song for "Falling Slowly" from Once. Vince Bucci/Getty Images hide caption

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Director Lisa Cholodenko lauded Chinatown for its late plot twists, citing scenes that emphatically capture the Faye Dunaway character's shock and anguish at a famous revelation. Paramount Pictures/Photofest hide caption

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