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November 18, 2009

With 20 films submitted in the animated feature category, it looks as if this year's Oscars will have a full five-slot race. Will Disney wind up competing against itself with "Up" and "Princess and the Frog" (above)? Could be that "Up" moves ahead to the best picture competition and the funky-cool "Fantastic Mr. Fox" steps in as a wily contender. See what our panel of Oscarologists have to say.

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HOT HITS

WILL THE ACADEMY BOLDLY GO?

With 10 best picture nominee spots to fill this year, many hope science-fiction films will finally be part of the mix. Check out the latest campaign for "Star Trek," "District 9" and "Avatar" on Pete Hammond's Notes on a Season blog.

HOLLYWOOD HEAVYWEIGHTS

The academy just honored Lauren Bacall, Roger Corman, producer-executive John Calley and cinematographer Gordon Willis at the Governors Awards. See who turned out to support them in our red carpet gallery.

IT'S NOT ALL ABOUT THE MOVIES

The countdown to the American Music Awards is on, and Todd Martens has the latest at the Pop & Hiss blog.

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THE POLL

Which film is the perfect post- Thanksgiving dinner entertainment?

A. "The Godfather"

B. "Julie & Julia"

C. "Planes, Trains and Automobiles"

D. "Alien"

To vote, and to see the results of last week's poll, go online to TheEnvelope.com.

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WEB Q&A

Q. Did Quentin Tarantino have you watch films for inspiration before appearing in "Inglourious Basterds"?

A. He had me go to the New Beverly Cinema and project trailers and movies and make reel changes -- everything that a projectionist would do. . . . Which is really great, because now I can project movies very well. If I get no more projects as an actor, I can always do that.

-- "Inglourious Basterds"

actress Melanie Laurent on the Circuit blog

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