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What this year's Oscar-nominated producers say they're doing to close Hollywood's gender gap

If, as expected, “La La Land” wins the Oscar on Sunday, it would be the first best-picture winner since Clint Eastwood’s “Million Dollar Baby” to feature a woman nominated for lead actress.

Let that rattle around your brain a minute.

That’s 12 years of kings and compromised cops, angst-ridden actors and Afflecks without a best-picture Oscar winner that focused on telling a woman’s story.

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How Elvish, comics and rowdy astrophysicists helped Eric Heisserer write 'Arrival's' Oscar-nominated script
Mahershala Ali and Janelle Monáe on the Oscars rarity of appearing together in two best-picture contenders
Why 'Moonlight' deserves to win the best picture Oscar
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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'La La Land' sound mixer Ai-ling Lee makes Oscar history with an 'invisible' art . . . and car horns
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