Katheryn Bigelow made history Sunday night when she became the first woman to win a directing Oscar for “The Hurt Locker.”

Steve Martin and Alec Baldwin just might have a future in show biz. Teamed up to co-host this year’s Oscar broadcast, they offered a happy reminder that an often overstuffed, overwrought TV shindig can be lighthearted fun.

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Academy Awards voters are expected to go very big or very small on their best-picture winner at Sunday's Oscars.

A few months back, no one really expected the frontrunners for this year's best actor and actress Oscars to even be nominated.

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LOS ANGELES -- The Kodak Theatre goes quiet as the big screen at center stage begins flashing images of actors and filmmakers who have died. A photo of Heath Ledger or Paul Newman might move the audience to spontaneous applause. Other images inspire deep sighs, as viewers reflect on the entertainers who have touched our lives.

The company picnic known as the Academy Awards will be held Sunday at the Hollywood Kodak Theatre, just down the boulevard from the famous handprints in concrete in front of Mann's Chinese. This year's tuxedoed and sequined picnic is laying out double the usual Best Picture nominees. Not since 1944 -- the year "Casablanca" won for Best Picture of 1943 -- has this happened.

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