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The Oscars - 2007 Oscars 79th Academy Awards Coverage
Best Actor
Leonardo DiCaprio Ryan Gosling Peter O'Toole Will Smith Forest Whitaker
Forest Whitaker
Forest Whitaker
Will Smith
Ion Fiscuteanu
Forest Whitaker
Forest Whitaker
Wesley Morris
Will win
Should win
Was robbed
Shouldn't be here
Peter O'Toole
Peter O'Toole
Peter O'Toole
Peter O'Toole
Leonardo DiCaprio
Leonardo DiCaprio
Leonardo DiCaprio
Leonardo DiCaprio
Ty Burr
Leonardo DiCaprio
Blood Diamond
Leonardo DiCaprio
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Diamond dog
"Let's really talk about what goes on in Africa when people mine diamonds, and what happens to the villages, what happens to the people," DiCaprio says. "Millions of people have been displaced, and you've got child soldiers, people have lost limbs, lost their lives." (Event Guide)
Ryan Gosling
Half Nelson

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FROM THE BOSTON GLOBE
Class is in session
Two filmmakers (and their stellar leading man) wrestle with race, class, drug use, and philosophy -- all in one movie
Peter O'Toole
Venus
Peter O'Toole in Venus
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Still in the game
Peter O'Toole has a hangover. And he's relishing it. He's tucking into a bowl of soup and explaining his current state: ''Unfortunately, some very mischievous and thoughtless New York friends insisted that I drink a little bit too much last night,'' he explains. ''As you can imagine, I couldn't disappoint them.'' (AP)
Will Smith
The Pursuit of Happyness
'The Pursuit of Happyness'
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No robots, no aliens, no safety net
A homeless man? Is Will Smith kidding? He's been rich, famous, handsome and beloved for close to two decades and the man isn't yet 40. One look at the guy and you just want to break out in a smile: hey, it's Will Smith, things are looking up. (The New York Times)
Forest Whitaker
The Last King of Scotland
'The Last King of Scotland'
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FROM THE BOSTON GLOBE
In general, he rules
To capture the aura of jazzman Charlie Parker, he sequestered himself with only a bed, couch, and saxophone. To embody "Ghost Dog" he meditated for hours at a time. No previous character study, however, compares to Whitaker's preparation for this film ...
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