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Commercial vs. Critical Success: Oscar Edition

In what's now become typical of the Academy Awards, the nominees don't exactly reflect the year's top box office picks. CNN Money pointed out that if you went by ticket sales, then American Sniper would win nearly all the awards -- it knocks out Best Picture favorite Boyhood by a whopping $281 million -- but few are predicting it to do so. It can sometimes be a similar story in live entertainment. As Jim said in his post Quality Is...

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“Let It Go” Scores Tony, Bobby Lopez Gets EGOT

Last night at the Oscars, Bobby Lopez's "Let It Go" from Frozen was up against some stiff competition in the category of Best Original Song: U2 singing "Ordinary Love" from Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom, Pharrell Williams' "Happy" from Despicable Me 2 and Karen O's "The Moon Song" from Spike Jonze's Her. Not only did Lopez and his wife, Kristen Anderson-Lopez, take home the honor, but Lopez, 39, is the first Filipino American to win an Academy Award and the youngest...

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