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What was clear last night is that the Oscars are now a surprise-free zone. By the time the statuettes are dished out on a Sunday night in late February, there have been so many other awards ceremonies already that it is already ordained what will win.
Who really deserves to win and who was disgracefully left off the shortlist?
A coroner today opened Australia's fourth inquest into the most notorious and bitterly controversial legal drama in the nation's history: the 1980 death of a nine-week-old baby whose parents say was taken by a dingo from her tent in the Australian Outback.
Silent film The Artist swept the board tonight when it won three awards at the London Film Critics' Circle awards.
Two-time Oscar winner Meryl Streep has been transformed for her role as former Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher - complete with the Iron Lady's trademark hairdo.
Meryl Streep turned up to watch Prime Minister's Questions at Britain's Houses of Parliament yesterday to research for a film role.
Meryl Streep's down there." "Meryl Streep? What, literally? Where?"
Lost Lindy Chamberlain papers prove the 1980 verdict was anything but unanimous
No good parts in Hollywood for older actresses? Try telling that to a star who turned 60 this year and has never been on such a roll
Heroine to a generation of wronged wives, the writer and director's latest film has strengthened her claim to be the voice of liberal America
Relaxed tailoring is the foundation of the modern safari look, and these khaki harem pants strike just the right balance between slouchy and smart. Admittedly not the easiest shape to wear, you'll need to add a pair of high, high heels for a flattering effect. Which brings us to...
Mamma Mia is 2008's biggest hit at the British box office, due largely to the singalong nights attended by women of a certain age. I'm sure those same women will make it 2008's biggest Christmas DVD, too.