So Hilary Swank has been asked to chaperone last year's director winner, Kathryn Bigelow. Why? In other "why" news: Tom Hooper wins the directing award. There's no "cool" hosting assignment in the world that can cover up that kind of fogeyish choice. But it's hardly surprising, if richly undeserved. But these are the Oscars. What can you do?
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ContributorsTy Burr is a film critic with The Boston Globe.
Mark Feeney is an arts writer for The Boston Globe.
Janice Page is movies editor for The Boston Globe.
Tom Russo is a regular correspondent for the Movies section and writes a weekly column on DVD releases.
Katie McLeod is Boston.com's features editor.
Rachel Raczka is a producer for Lifestyle and Arts & Entertainment at Boston.com.
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