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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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John Powell is nominated for the Best Original Score Academy Award, for his work on How to Train Your Dragon. Dreamworks hide caption

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Movie Music 2011: Oscar-Nominated Scores

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Emil Richards has played percussion on countless classic film and TV soundtracks. Courtesy of Yamaha Artist Services hide caption

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Emil Richards: Timekeeper Of Tinseltown

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A PS22 Chorus member reacts to news that their glee club will perform at the Academy Awards. YouTube.com hide caption

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The PS22 Chorus Goes To The Oscars

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Actor Jesse Eisenberg Plays Not My Job

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'Shenanigans Are What He Does': Is Banksy Gunning For An Oscar?

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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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For Location Scouts, It's All About Making The Scene

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Sparks Fly Over 'Gasland' Drilling Documentary

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How Many Cooks?: Counting Up The Many Producers Of 'The King's Speech'

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Banksy's 'Exit' Reveals Street Art Secrets ... Sort Of

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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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The score for the Coen brothers' True Grit was written by the pair's longtime collaborator, Carter Burwell. Lorey Sebastian hide caption

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