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November 19, 2008

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Vampire awards

Before "Twilight" mania sweeps the nation, we thought we'd take a moment to honor the vampiric forefathers of Edward, Rosalie and the rest of the teenage vampire brood. Which vampires had the best coffins? The coolest vampire entourage? The worst feeding habits? Find out the winners in this gallery.

Funny Oscars

Though much attention gets paid to how funny the Oscar host is, comedy rarely gets its due on Oscar night. But occasionally, the academy has cracked its funny bone and handed out some gold to stuff that made the voters laugh. See which movies weren't just funny but award-winningly funny in this photo gallery.

'Slumdog' boys

Eclectic director Danny Boyle and screenwriter Simon Beaufoy discuss their crowd-pleasing new movie "Slumdog Millionaire" with Gold Derby blogger Tom O'Neil. Watch the video at latimes.com/goldderby.

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WEB GALLERY

Greasing the wheels: "Changeling," one of this year's top Oscar contenders, features a long discussion of, what else, the Oscars. Is this director Clint Eastwood buttering up voters? Or is there actually a long tradition of Oscar winners hailing the golden man? Check out which best picture award winners had the awards in their film in this gallery at TheEnvelope .com.

Greasing the wheels: "Changeling," one of this year's top Oscar contenders, features a long discussion of, what else, the Oscars. Is this director Clint Eastwood buttering up voters? Or is there actually a long tradition of Oscar winners hailing the golden man? Check out which best picture award winners had the awards in their film in this gallery at TheEnvelope .com.

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THE ENVELOPE POLL

What do you do when a movie's end credits roll?

A. Scan the names for past Oscar winners.

B. Zone out and listen to the music.

C. Sit in your seat and give an insta-review to the people around you.

D. Bolt for the exits.

Go online to vote at TheEnvelope.com.

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Go online for the new, improved Buzzmeter, a constantly updated, interactive way to stay on top of which Oscar hopefuls are getting more popular and which ones are flat-lining. Right now, everyone's buzzing about David Fincher's "The Curious Case of Benjamin Button," and it's showing up on everyone's shortlist for all the top awards. But will all that change once the world has actually seen it? Check back often for updates.

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