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Oscars 2012: All eyes on Billy Crystal, Sacha Baron Cohen and, yes, nominees
Oscars 2012: All eyes on Billy Crystal, Sacha Baron Cohen and, yes, nominees

Is silence truly golden? Can George Clooney's tears bring Oscar happiness? Will Billy Crystal's yuks play as well as they did eight years ago? And could the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences for the first time bestow acting statuettes on two African American women on the same night? It's been a bit of a rocky road to Sunday night's 84th Academy Awards: Original ceremony producer Brett Ratner resigned amid a cloud of controversy, Eddie Murphy bowed out of the hosting job and was replaced by Crystal, the Kodak Theatre became the no-name theater after the film company filed for bankruptcy and Sacha Baron Cohen has threatened some red carpet shenanigans. Once...

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