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02.23.09

Post-Oscars Wrap

The Daily Beast's columnists and contributors weigh in on the over-the-top musical numbers to the red carpet's improv acts, there's plenty of debate about whether last night's Oscars marked a turn-around for the flagging awards show.

Plus: Check out our Oscars page for more news on the awards, the nominees and the glam.

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10 Thoughts About the Oscars

by Jessi Klein

I’m going to list my thoughts about this years Oscars in no particular order, although I’d like to start by saying something about order... MORE >>

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A New Best/Worst List

by Dale Hrabi

The night was filled with superlatives, from Most Enigmatic Adjective to Least Persuasive Proclamation... MORE >>

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The Worst Oscars Ever

by Lee Siegel

Last night's show was an embarrassingly contrived spectacle that only served to prove how insecure Hollywood is about its own future... MORE >>

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Kumbaya Academy

by Angela Janklow

All the feel-good camaraderie didn't leave much room for everyone's favorite spectator sport: Oscar bashing... MORE >>

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Dress Makers

by Laura Bennett

Most of the leading ladies nailed it. A few of the newbies did not... MORE >>

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Red Carpet Meltdowns

by Maer Roshan

Ryan Seacrest and George Pennacchio would make a fine slapstick comedy duo... MORE >>

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Two Floors Below Winslet

by Kevin Sessums

When you live in an Oscar winner's building, you need to do something nice to congratulate them... MORE >>

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A Barack-ified Oscars

by Rachel Syme

When you see more Nehru collars than tuxedos on stage, you know change has come to America... MORE >>