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Kate Winslet: Academy Award Winner.

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She should have won for Titanic. She could have won for Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind and Sense and Sensibility. She did win for The Reader.

Our favorite girl finally has her little golden man, and we could not be happier.

Here is a photograph of the luck ritual circle of handmade party masks greeting the guests as they arrived at our house for the celebration…

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Kate Winslet is the 81st Academy Award Winner as Best Actress. Party on!

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Time Magazine Calls It: Kate Winslet Will Win Her Oscar.

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During the red carpet interview on E! Channel before the ceremony, Kate Winslet was shown the new Time magazine cover announcing her as “Best Actress”. I don’t know how they knew the result prior to the announcement, but it is the result we wanted so badly.

I can’t wait until they make it official.

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24 Hours Until Oscar: Kate. Must. Win.

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Okay everybody, it is almost here. Kate Winslet’s Academy Award is within reach and we must do everything we can to finally get it into her hands. Cross your fingers, light a candle, sacrifice a goat. Do whatever you can to help it happen. We can do this.

Kate. Must. Win.

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Oscar Shocker: Kate Winslet nominated for Best Actress in The Reader.

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I am a bit bewildered. The Academy has nominated Kate Winslet for Best Actress in The Reader, for which she won the Golden Globe for Best Supporting Actress. Strange Days have found us, and we need to shift our push to get her the Oscar.

Thanks for your support.

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Kate Winslet Wins Golden Globe! (Full Body Transplant featured on CNN.)

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You can see the proof above. CNN featured our blog under their report, and our Kate got her globe for The Reader.

Next stop, Oscar!

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Kate Winslet. Must. Win.

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If today’s Golden Globe nominations are any indication, this is the year. Kate Winslet has been robbed of her Oscar too many times. Enough is enough.

She has been nominated in both the Best Actress and the Best Supporting Actress categories. Both The Reader and Revolutionary Road are nominated for Best Picture and Best Director.

It would be both well deserved and seriously overdue. It’s gotta happen.

Let’s do everything we can to lean on the Academy. Kate Winslet. Must. Win.

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Kate Winslet. Must. Win.

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If today’s Golden Globe nominations are any indication, this is the year. Kate Winslet has been robbed of her Oscar too many times. Enough is enough.

She has been nominated in both the Best Actress and the Best Supporting Actress categories. Both The Reader and Revolutionary Road are nominated for Best Picture and Best Director.

It would be both well deserved and seriously overdue. It’s gotta happen.

Let’s do everything we can to lean on the Academy. Kate Winslet. Must. Win.

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Academy Award for Best Original Song: A Freaking Miracle.

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If you have not seen the film Once, you are in for a treat.  Marketa Irglova and Glen Hansard won an Oscar for the song “Falling Slowly” tonight, and I am still pinching myself to wake up.  It was an underdog victory of epic proportions, and their speeches were transcendant.  Very exciting times, these two are independant as it gets.  They were truly overjoyed in accepting the award for struggling artists everywhere.  Mad props to ABC and John Stewart for allowing Marketa to get her time to speak after the previous commercial break had cut her off.  It was one of the greatest moments in Oscar history.

Marketa Irglova: 

Hi everyone.

I just want to thank you so much.

This is such a big deal, not only for us, but for all other independent musicians and artists that spend most of their time struggling.

This – the fact that we’re standing here tonight, the fact that we’re able to hold this – it’s just to prove, no matter how far out your dreams are, it’s possible.

Fair play to those who dare to dream and don’t give up.

This song was written from a perspective of hope. 

Hope, at the end of the day, connects us all.  No matter how different we are.

Glen Hansard:

This is amazing. What are we doing here? This is mad.

We made this film two years ago; we shot on two Handycams.   It took us three weeks to make; we made it for a hundred grand.

We never thought we would come into a room like this and be in front of you people.   It’s been an amazing thing.

Thanks for taking this film seriously, all of you – it means a lot to us.   Thanks to the Academy, thanks to all the people who’ve helped us – they know who they are, we don’t need to say them.

This is amazing.  Make art, make art, make art!

(Photographs from Fox Searchlight, you can also hear the song there, although it is best if you hear it for the first time when you watch the film.  Enjoy.)

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Ellen Page Is Still A Winner.

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Our little Shadowcat really did deserve the big trophy tonight, and Juno was by far the Best Picture of 2008 for us.  Diablo Cody’s dialogue sounds like something directly out of our heads, and Ellen Page delivered the bitterly aware effervescence of our subcultural quirks with dizzying precision.  It is as if someone finally turned over the cool smooth rock that us punks have been chilling under while the bright lights of ditzy divas and high-brow violence blind the sheep to the existence of a real human voice.

I really think Juno is the best movie of the 21st Century, it gives me hope for the future of the species.  The fact that it included a phaseshifting member of the X-Men adds a bit of extra juice for me.  Diablo Cody’s acceptance speech for Best Original Script was correct, this actress really is “the superhuman Ellen Page”.  Congratulations to everyone involved in the production of this masterpiece.  We love you madly, with or without an Oscar.

(Screenshot thanks to 20th Century Fox, SAG Award photo courtesy USA Weekend.)

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Weekend in Heaven: Writer’s Flock.

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I feel like a superhero myself sometimes.  The evil plans of Gravity and Inertia will not deny my mission; I will write today about the Infinates.  (I must get finished before the Oscars.)  Now, if I can only get this Ballot Manipulation Ring to make sure Kitty Pryde wins Best Actress.  Of course Best Picture would be nice too.  We shall see how strong these powers really are. 

Go Go Shadowcat!  Go Go Juno!

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