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Published: 02/27/11

Oscar Winners 2011 [LIVE UPDATE]

By  Torie Bosch - AOL News
Oscar Winners 2011 [LIVE UPDATE]

If you weren't able to catch the Oscars tonight -- or if you just couldn't bring yourself to sit through those Oscar winner speeches -- but you still want to know who comes out on top, have no fear. Surge Desk is here. Here are the winners of the biggest prizes of the night. Best Picture Winner: "The King's Speech." The nominees were: "Black Swan," "The Fighter," "Inception," "The Kids Are All Right," "The King's Speech," "127 Hours," "The Social Network," "Toy Story 3," "True Grit," and "Winter's Bone." Best Leading Actor Winner: Colin Firth for "The King's Speech." This is Firth's first...

Published: 03/4/10

Oscars' New Voting System: Could It Work for Gordon Brown?

By  Delia Lloyd - Politics Daily
Oscars' New Voting System:  Could It Work for Gordon Brown?

For Oscar lovers like me, the usual nail-biting anticipation that accompanies the annual Academy Awards is all the greater this year. Not only are there more films up in the category of Best Picture, but the rules by which that movie is selected have also changed. In a curious case of life imitating art, the British government is also looking at reforming its electoral system along similar lines. In both cases, the big question on everyone's mind is this: Who benefits?...

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