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Word of Mouth

The Curse Of The Golden Oscar

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Grab your ballots, Oscar weekend is coming up. This year's category for best actress includes a then-six-year-old Quvenzhané Wallis in "Beasts of the Southern Wild" and eighty-six-year-old "Amour" actress, Emmanuelle Riva. Neither is considered a front-runner, but could that save their careers? It might, if you believe in...THE OSCAR CURSE. Daniel D’Addario of Salon.com did a thorough forensic examination of the post-Oscar skids of several winning actresses to reveal whether this is actually a legitimate phenomenon or a convenient excuse.

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