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Of families and winners NO HOLDS BARRED Armida Siguion-Reyna 02/28/2012

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Of families and winners

NO HOLDS BARRED
Armida Siguion-Reyna
02/28/2012
And this was what family talked about last Sunday, at dinner, on account of the 84th Annual Academy Awards due to air Monday morning, yesterday. “Palagi na lang impeachment ang pinag-uusapan natin,” my nephew Ponchit commented. “Ibahin naman natin, hapon pa iyong sa senado, let’s go Hollywood!”

Or, what is generally referred to by cinephiles, worldwide, as the night of the Oscars. The award is officially “the Academy Award of Merit,” but as legend has it, the trophy got the affectionate nickname in 1931, when one of the Academy’s secretaries exclaimed it looked liked her “Uncle Oscar.”

There’s another version that says it was film actor Bette Davis who looked like it after her first husband, the band leader Harmon Oscar Nelson, but what’s what, no one will never know, kasi sa totoo lang, it no longer matters, basta Oscar na siya, tapos..... MORE

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