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Double Oscar nominee 'My Life as a Zucchini,' a stop-motion delight, arrives in theaters

As unexpectedly enchanting as its title is initially perplexing, "My Life as a Zucchini" is short but oh so satisfyingly bittersweet, an example of the kind of movie magic that's always hard to find.

A word-of-mouth phenomenon since its debut at Cannes last year, this 70-minute stop-motion feature took the grand jury prize and the audience award at the top-drawer Annency International Animation festival.

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From black socks to black tie, Jimmy Kimmel prepares to host Hollywood's most glamorous night

Jimmy Kimmel’s late-night talk show isn’t taping today, but Kimmel’s working. He’s always working. Right now he’s wearing his standard uniform when he’s not on the air —  shorts, a Dickies work shirt and black socks.

“I’m a very glamorous guy,” Kimmel says, laughing, noting the incongruity of him hosting the Oscars this year, an event that’s often billed as “Hollywood’s most glamorous night.”

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