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Best Picture Nominees - in Lego form

By Jennifer Lipman, February 27, 2011
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Inception, Toy Story 3, Black Swan - if they were made of Lego.

The JC will be covering the Oscars live tonight from 11.30. Check our Oscars live blog for all the latest news on winners, losers, dresses, speeches and more.

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Oscars 2011 Live blog

By Jennifer Lipman, February 25, 2011

The JC is covering the Oscars live tonight from 11.30. Check our Oscars live blog for all the latest news on winners, losers, dresses, speeches and more.

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Best Picture
- Black Swan
- The Fighter
- Inception
- The Kids Are All Right

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Oscar dresses: stars on Red Carpets past

By Jennifer Lipman, February 25, 2011

The Oscars take place on Sunday and as always, it's all about the dresses. A look at what some Jewish leading ladies wore in the past.

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On this day: Oscars for the Coen Brothers

By Jennifer Lipman, February 24, 2011

The American film duo look set to pick up some more trophies to add to their not-too-small collection at this year’s Oscars on Sunday.

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James Franco is Allen Ginsberg in Howl

By Jennifer Lipman, February 23, 2011
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Oscar nominated actor James Franco stars as Beat poet Allen Ginsberg in Howl, released this week.

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The rise of Aaron Sorkin

By Jennifer Lipman, February 21, 2011

Hollywood writer and creator Aaron Sorkin looks set to pick up at least one Academy Award this year for his work on The Social Network, the film about the creation of Facebook. A quick look at his career so far.

Sorkin Returns: Read more about the man himself here

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And the Oscar doesn't go to...Holocaust films?

By Tom Tugend, February 17, 2011

This is the first year for nearly 50 years that not a single Oscar or Golden Globe entry has focused on the horrors of the Shoah.

Equally ignored, with one peripheral exception, are films on World War II and the Nazi regime. Only a year ago, Jewish GIs were wiping out Hitler and his minions in Inglorious Basterds, and the year before we fed on German guilt and anti-Nazi resistance in The Reader, Defiance and Valkyrie.

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Barbra Streisand live on stage at the Grammys

By Jennifer Lipman, February 14, 2011
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The legendary singer performed at America's top music awards ceremony last night.

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The King's Speech wins big at Bafta awards

By Jennifer Lipman, February 13, 2011

Jewish stars including Natalie Portman and Aaron Sorkin walked away with some of Britain's most important film honours tonight at the Bafta ceremony in London.

With just two weeks to go until the Oscars in Los Angeles, the Jerusalem-born Ms Portman repeated her success at the Golden Globes to win Best Actress for her part in Darren Aronofsky's thriller Black Swan. Too pregnant to fly - she is expecting her first child with the film's choreographer later this year - Mr Aronofsky collected the award in her place.

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Barbra Streisand to sing live at Grammy awards

By Jennifer Lipman, February 9, 2011

Barbra Streisand is to delight fans with an unusual live performance this weekend.

The singer will take to the stage at the annual Grammy awards in Los Angeles on Sunday, where she is nominated for her album Love Is the Answer.

She will also be honoured on Friday for "creative accomplishments and philanthropy" by the Grammy's charitable foundation MusiCares.

A performance at the event celebrating her five-decade career in music and film is expected to include Tony Bennett and Stevie Wonder.

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