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Academy Award-winner visits campus

Academy Award-winning visual effects supervisor Michael Fink visited Fresno State last Friday to speak on his time in the film industry and the advancements in the field of visual effects. Fink’s presentation and visit to Fresno was part of the ...

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Conference empowers women

On Sept. 17, 3,500 women, and a few men, will gather for the 26th annual Central California Women’s Conference at the Fresno Convention and Entertainment Center to become empowered. Jan Edwards, a lecturer at Fresno State, has been a consultant ...

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Oscar recap: ‘Argo’ wins big

The Academy may have robbed him of a Best Director nomination—and likely win—but Ben Affleck had the last laugh on Sunday night when “Argo” took home Best Picture.

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Oscar preview: Stars shine bright

On Sunday, the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles will be home to the 85th Academy Awards.

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Oscars won’t televise every winner

Less-noticed categories deemed less important by Oscar viewers It is Hollywood’s biggest night–Oscar night. Beautiful people in elegant attire glide down a ruby passageway while flashing lights capture their near perfection on red carpet. Audiences around the world will tune ...

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Oscar nominations trigger local buzz

Nominees for the Academy Awards, the most highly anticipated awards show of the season, were announced yesterday.

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The envelope, please

The Academy Awards brought some surprising twists this year, though not all awards were unexpected. "Slumdog Millionaire" swept in the categories it was nominated, while "The Curious Case of Benjamin Button," nominated for 13 awards, won only three. "The Dark Knight," the most popular movie of last year, won two awards.

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Best- and worst-dressed at the Oscars

While only a select few were nominated for the 2009 Academy Awards, and even fewer won, the one award still up for grabs at the Oscar preshow is the dreaded worst dressed label—an award most Hollywood stars do their best to avoid.

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Alumnus wins Oscar

Fresno State alumnus Brad Lewis said in a phone interview the night before the telecast of the Oscars that “I’m crossing my fingers in hopes of winning my first-ever Academy Award.”

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From Fresno State’s Theatre to the Kodak Theatre

'The problem is there is a plethora of Brads in this busniess,' Brad Lewis (left) joked about sharing his name with other Brads in the business, such as 'Ratatouille' director Brad Bird (right).
Having a common name in the film industry can be a problem at times. For Fresno State alumnus Brad Lewis this problem most often comes to light when the media at large are interviewing him and credit him with work he’s never done.

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WEB-SPE@K: Who should win the Academy Awards?

What do you think of the Academy Awards? Have you seen many of the candidate films? Who do you think should win?

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A designer’s dream come true


Imagine Jon Stewart, host of Comedy Central’s “The Daily Show” and host of the upcoming Oscars airing Sunday night, walking up –– and giving you a pat on the back.

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WEB-SPE@K: What do you think of the Academy Awards?

What do you think of the Academy Awards? What movies or actors are you rooting for, if any? Who do you think will win? Be sure to read the print edition of next Friday’s issue of The Collegian for featured ...

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