Magazine article The Advocate (The national gay & lesbian newsmagazine)

Oscar Trivia Triumphs: Entertaining, Informative, and Openly Gay Experts Can Tell You Everything You Ever Wanted to Know about the Academy Awards. (the Hollywood Issue)

Magazine article The Advocate (The national gay & lesbian newsmagazine)

Oscar Trivia Triumphs: Entertaining, Informative, and Openly Gay Experts Can Tell You Everything You Ever Wanted to Know about the Academy Awards. (the Hollywood Issue)

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Quick: Who won Best Supporting Actress the year before last? You may have no idea, but we know plenty of gay folks who would have come up with Angelina Jolie's name in a heartbeat. Several of them have written tantalizing tomes to put such fun facts at your fingertips--and one of them is ready with his annual TV special on the Oscars.

As you might guess from the title, Tom O'Neil's almanac-like Movie Awards: The Ultimate, Unofficial Guide to the Oscars, Golden Globes, Critics, Guild & Indie Honors (Variety/Perigee) covers a broad field, providing tons of details behind all the sundry movie awards--plus annual lists of every last factoid imaginable. If you're all about the details, you'll want a copy of this indispensable reference guide from one of the great showbiz know-it-alls.

Critic and Arizona State University professor Emanuel Levy takes a more analytic approach to the awards in Oscar Fever (Continuum), breaking them down in every way possible. Learn why dramas do better then comedies, why British actors almost always have a leg up, and why Oscar-minded actresses should take roles that involve prostitution, drug addiction, or abuse. …

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