Jeff Bridges brings the Oscar campaign to a whole new academy

He's the odds-on favorite to win best actor at <a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="EVHST000005" title="Academy Awards" href="/topic/entertainment/movies/academy-awards-EVHST000005.topic">the Oscars</a> in March, but that didn't stop <a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="PECLB000662" title="Jeff Bridges" href="/topic/entertainment/movies/jeff-bridges-PECLB000662.topic">Jeff Bridges</a> from putting in some face time with the members of the Recording Academy to introduce the <a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="PEHST001546" title="Les Paul" href="/topic/arts-culture/les-paul-PEHST001546.topic">Les Paul</a> tribute performance. Stick to the movie awards, Jeff. And take your Hollywood buddy, <a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="PECLB003817" title="Quentin Tarantino" href="/topic/entertainment/quentin-tarantino-PECLB003817.topic">Quentin Tarantino</a> with you -- the evening's other Oscar hopeful actually name-dropped his own movie in his presentation.<br>
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--Patrick Kevin Day, latimes.com

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He's the odds-on favorite to win best actor at the Oscars in March, but that didn't stop Jeff Bridges from putting in some face time with the members of the Recording Academy to introduce the Les Paul tribute performance. Stick to the movie awards, Jeff. And take your Hollywood buddy, Quentin Tarantino with you -- the evening's other Oscar hopeful actually name-dropped his own movie in his presentation.

--Patrick Kevin Day, latimes.com

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