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Alternative Oscars

By David Herman  

1. Best moustache — Daniel Day-Lewis in “There Will Be Blood”

2. Best performance by a wife of Tim Burton — Helena Bonham-Carter in “Sweeney Todd”

3. Most revealing demographic — 19/20 actors nominated for actor/actress in leading or supporting role are white.

4. 2nd most revealing demographic — 15/20 actors, etc, etc. are under 50.

5. Most revealing aspect of British media coverage of the Oscars — the amount of attention paid to actresses’ dresses

6. 2nd most revealing aspect British media coverage — emphasis on the fact that the 4 Oscar-winning actors are all European (because the big…

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