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80th Academy Awards

Nicole Kidman denies downing white wine at Oscars
Nicole Kidmans publicist Catherine Olim has hit out at recent reports that the four-months pregnant actress was downing white wine backstage at the 80th Academy Awards. ANI

Sir Elton John ready to drop his pants for charity
Sir Elton John went out of his way to raise money for charity at his post-Oscars party - by offering to remove his pants. ANI

Oscar presenters and performers list revealed
The list of star presenters and performers for the 80th Academy Awards show has been revealed.Oscar show producer Gil Cates and Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences President Sid Ganis announced the names two days after the Writers Guild of America ended their three-month-long strike, reports the Hollywood Reporter. ANI

Academy picks Beowulf and Ratatouille for Visual Effects category
Beowulf and Ratatouille have been picked as the eligible contenders for the Academy Awards Best Visual Effects category. ANI

59 songs short-listed for Oscars
59 songs from eligible movies have been short listed for consideration in the original song category for the 80th Annual Academy Awards. ANI

Gil Cates to produce 80th Academy Awards
Gil Cates has been given the task of ensuring that the 80th Academy Awards are an affair to remember. ANI

New eco-friendly regulations for touting films for Oscar
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences on Tuesday issued new eco-friendly regulations for all upcoming marketing campaigns designed to tout films for the Oscar ceremony next year. ANI

95 countries invited to compete for foreign-language Oscar
The 80th Academy Awards ceremony, slated for February 24 at the Kodak Theater, may see a record 95 countries vying for an Oscar for the best foreign-language film. The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences on Friday invited the countries to compete for the prize, and sent out the categorys entry forms. ANI

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