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Published: 02/28/11

Randy Newman: 5 Facts on the 'Toy Story' Composer (2011 Oscars Edition)

By  Steven Hoffer - AOL News
Randy Newman: 5 Facts on the 'Toy Story' Composer (2011 Oscars Edition)

"I want to be good television so badly," composer Randy Newman told the audience last night after claiming the Oscar for Best Original Song with "We Belong Together" from "Toy Story 3." And with so many years of Oscar nominations and losses, even without preparing a speech Newman managed to leave his mark on the evening with a little trademark sarcasm and dry humor as he accepted the award. "I've been on this show a number of times, and I've slowed it down almost every time," he said from the podium. Here is Newman's Oscar-winning "We Belong Together" tune from "Toy Story 3": Want to...

Published: 02/28/11

The Oscars: 'The King's Speech' and Natalie Portman Reign

By  Luisita Lopez Torregrosa - Politics Daily
The Oscars: 'The King's Speech' and Natalie Portman Reign

On an evening celebrating youth, when the parade of glamour on the red carpet at the Kodak Theatre gave off plenty of Hollywood sparkle, "The King's Speech," a traditional historical drama about George VI, who overcame a crippling stammer to lead England in World War II, dominated the top honors at the 83rd Academy Awards ceremony Sunday. So much for "The Social Network," which as the film about the creation of Facebook, represented the young and rising 21st century and had been the front-runner to win the best movie Oscar early on in the awards race. In its near sweep, "The King's Speech"...

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