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At the Oscars Governors Ball, the truffle popcorn will be dusted with gold and the corn dogs made of lobster

After months of SoulCycle classes, trips to the sweat lodge and scant carbohydrates, most of the stars who walk into the Governors Ball after the Academy Awards are ready to indulge.

And if Emma Stone, Viola Davis or Ryan Gosling want to pig out post-Oscars, Wolfgang Puck will be prepared.

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Playing 'Six Degrees of Separation' with this year's Oscar acting nominees

Kevin Bacon pops up in the large-ensemble “Patriots Day,” which failed to gain traction in the annual movie awards race. Still, his welcome appearance gives pause to revive his namesake “Six Degrees of Separation” parlor game. And what better time to play than with this season’s ostensibly disparate posse of Oscar acting nominees?

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Oscars aim to bring 'overarching joy' into our living rooms

Could you use a little overarching joy in your life? Well, that’s just what the producers of this year’s Oscars are hoping to bring into your living room next Sunday night.

Welcome to the Gold Standard, the newsletter from the Los Angeles Times that helps guide you through the ins and outs of the awards season leading up to the Oscars.

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Flamboyant costumes for 'Florence Foster Jenkins' mirror the real-life inspiration

The first time audiences see Meryl Streep portraying real-life New York heiress Florence Foster Jenkins, she’s dressed in a lavish, white satin winged-angel costume, suspended in the air during a performance one could graciously call awkward, though no one dared.

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