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Oscars Get Political, As Acceptance Speeches Wade Into Social Issues

Monday, February 23, 2015

At the Academy Awards, many of the big winners were expected — but the ceremony drew energy from their speeches, which addressed a gamut of issues, from equal pay for women to immigration.

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The Oscars: What People Are Saying The Day After

Monday, February 23, 2015

From civil rights to immigration and health issues such as Alzheimer's and Lou Gehrig's diseases, advocacy was a big part of last night's show. Here's what people are saying about it Monday.

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Morning Edition

'Birdman,' Julianne Moore, Eddie Redmayne Win Big Oscar Prizes

Monday, February 23, 2015

Birdman was named best picture at the 87th Annual Academy Awards. Julianne Moore won best actress for her work in Still Alice, and Eddie Redmayne won best actor in The Theory of Everything.

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'Birdman' Wins Big On A Soggy Night At The Oscars

Monday, February 23, 2015

Sunday night's Oscars brought expected wins for actors like Julianne Moore and J.K. Simmons, and big awards for the quirky showbiz satire Birdman.

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2015 Oscar For Best Picture Goes To 'Birdman'

Monday, February 23, 2015

At the 87th annual Academy Awards, Julianne Moore won best actress for her work in Still Alice, and Eddie Redmayne won best actor for playing Stephen Hawking in The Theory of Everything.

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The Takeaway

College Campuses: A 'Hunting Ground' for Rapists

Monday, February 23, 2015

The new film "The Hunting Ground" looks at the rape epidemic on college campuses, and how colleges contribute to the issue by deliberately erasing the truth.

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Watch The Oscars With Us

Sunday, February 22, 2015

Follow along as Linda Holmes, Stephen Thompson, Bob Mondello and Glen Weldon live tweet the 87th Annual Academy Awards.

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And The Oscar Goes To ...

Sunday, February 22, 2015

In this week's puzzle, every answer is the name of an Academy Award winner or nominee for best picture. Using a given anagram, decipher the title of the film. The films will go from oldest to newest.

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In Oscar Nominations For Best Score, Some Hear Sour Notes

Sunday, February 22, 2015

The distinctive music in the movie Birdman will not win an Oscar — in fact, it wasn't even nominated. Like other acclaimed film scores from years past, it didn't comply with academy rules.

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Director Of Oscar-Nommed 'Timbuktu' Found A Star In A Refugee Camp

Sunday, February 22, 2015

A 12-year-old girl followed him everywhere. And she got the part. Abderrahmane Sissako tells what it's like to make a reality-based movie in Mauritania.

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All Things Considered

1 Film, 6 Stories On The 'Pleasure Of Losing Control'

Saturday, February 21, 2015

Wild Tales includes six stories of people who are set off by things like road rage or infidelity. Then, says director Damián Szifron, "they cross the line that separates civilization from barbarism."

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All Things Considered

The Woman Behind The Oscar-Nominated Sound Of 'Unbroken'

Saturday, February 21, 2015

The film's tricky dialogue and dogfights were made possible by Becky Sullivan — the fifth woman ever nominated for the sound editing award. NPR's own Becky Sullivan met her to learn about the craft.

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Meet John Sloss, The Man Behind Some Of Your Favorite Indie Films

Saturday, February 21, 2015

Sloss is a lawyer, talent manager, sales agent and producer for films like Boys Don't Cry, The Fog of War and Boyhood. "He's a bulldog. He fights for the films he believes in," one filmmaker says.

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King Of Condensed Films: Meet Chuck Workman, The Oscars' Montage Master

Saturday, February 21, 2015

It's a classic element of the Oscars telecast: that sequence of clips paying tribute to film industry greats. Chuck Workman created them for 20 years, and likens his craft to making a fruitcake.

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Tibetan Villagers Pose Before Backdrops, Earn Oscar Nomination

Saturday, February 21, 2015

They're photographed in front of Asian scenes, a beach, Disneyland. It's a fictional film called Butter Lamp. And it has a real message.

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Pop Culture Happy Hour: Our Oscars Omnibus 2015

Friday, February 20, 2015

On this week's show, all eight Best Picture nominees, strong feelings from all concerned, and the rare feeling that a fistfight might be about to ensue.

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All Things Considered

'I'll Take Insanely Hard Oscar Trivia For 400, Alex'

Friday, February 20, 2015

Can you name the longest title of a film nominated for best picture? Or most Oscar-nominated family? At O'Brien's Irish Pub in Santa Monica, the trivia night regulars are former game show champions.

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All Things Considered

The Oscars Are Coming, With 1 Big Hit And Few Close Contests

Friday, February 20, 2015

Linda Holmes and movie critic Bob Mondello sit down with Audie Cornish to talk about the upcoming Oscars.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Oscar Bonus: Interviews with the Filmmakers Behind Five Oscar-Nominated Docs

Friday, February 20, 2015

Here are our interviews with the filmmakers behind each of the five feature documentaries nominated for an Academy Award this year. Catch up ahead of Sunday's ceremony!
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Fresh Air

In These Six 'Wild Tales,' Humans Morph Into Destructive Forces Of Nature

Friday, February 20, 2015

The Argentinean film co-produced by Pedro Almodovar is up for an Oscar for best foreign language film. It features a drunk teenager who runs over a woman and an angry bride at a glitzy Jewish wedding.

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