77th Annual Academy Awards Follow NPR coverage of the film industry's most prestigious awards show, plus news from other specialized awards (Director's Guild, Producer's Guild), critics' choice awards and the Golden Globes -- and learn what NPR critics think were the best films and performances of 2004.
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77th Annual Academy Awards

Follow NPR coverage of the film industry's most prestigious awards show.

The Global Press Flocks to the Oscars in Hollywood

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Eastwood Directs Winning 'Million Dollar Baby'

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'Million Dollar Baby'

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'Million Dollar Baby' and the Right to Refuse Treatment

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Playing a 'Genius': Jamie Foxx Takes on Ray Charles

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Taylor Hackford Takes On a Legend with 'Ray'

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Young Photographers from the Streets of Calcutta

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'Born into Brothels' an Unsentimental, Inspired Success

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Movie Songs for Oscar Night

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Slate's Explainer: Oscar's Origin

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Listening to the Movies: Oscar-Nominated Music

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Listening to the Movies, Part 2: Fantasy and Fright

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