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Quvenzhané Wallis, nominated for best actress for “Beasts of the Southern Wild.”

Movie stars, fashion, a musical finale with Kristen Chenoweth… it must be the Oscars! This Sunday brings us the biggest awards show of all, when anything can happen from streakers to one-handed push ups. KQED’s Forum with Michael Krasny hosted a bevy of movie critics to preview this year’s show. Click on the link below to listen to Leonard Maltin, Ty Burr and Sura Wood discuss whether the Oscars are still relevant, whether a six-year-old can really act, and why Lincoln is a “big giant piñata of Oscarness.”


Amanda Stupi

Amanda Stupi is an interactive producer for KQED News. She grew up in Northern California, where her mother would woo her inside on warm summer nights with promises of The Monkees and CHIPS. Stupi is fascinated with the intersection between popular culture and the fine arts. Her idea of artistic perfection includes The Beastie Boys' Check Your Head, Joni Mitchell's Blue, Bull Durham, several episodes of Cheers, Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice and most of Wallace Stevens' poetry. Stupi's life goals include watching every episode of Law and Order, finishing a screenplay and thanking her mom in an Oscar acceptance speech.

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