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Future Pop Stars Risk Their Lives To Sing for Freedom

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Award-winning film "Afghan Star - The Documentary." Promotional poster by Zeitgeist Films.

The award-winning “Afghan Star – The Documentary,” showcases the “American Idol”-like pop competition “Afghan Star” that is sweeping Afghanistan.

Since the TV show’s inception in 2005, its popularity has spread like wildfire, with “Afghan Star” contestants chosen despite gender and voted on democratically by the general public via cell phone.

The documentary follows several contest participants as they literally sing for their lives, particularly the women, who are judged harshly by the still-mostly conservative public that was once dominated by the Taliban.

The film is available on DVD and will be featured on HBO this month.

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44-D’s Virtual Red Carpet to the Oscars® ~ Vote Now!


44-D’s was given official press credentials by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences® and we’ve been bringing you up to date information on the 82nd Academy Awards® nominees, films, and ceremony activities all month.

Now it’s time to join us in voting for your favorite movie, performer or category. Just select each nomination category below, and cast your virtual vote. On Oscar night, we’ll see how close we all came to predicting the winners. And don’t forget, we will be LIVE BLOGGING/CHATTING the Oscars® on Sunday, March 7th!, so please join the party 🙂


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Best Motion Picture

Best Actor
Best Supporting Actor
Best Actress
Best Supporting Actress
Best Director
Best Documentary Feature
Best Documentary Short
Best Animated Feature
Best Foreign Language Film
Best Original Screenplay
Best Adapted Screenplay
Best in Cinematography
Best in Art Direction
Best Animated Short
Best Live Action Short
Best in Visual Effects
Best in Costume Design
Best in Film Editing
Best In Sound Mixing
Best in Sound Editing
Best in Music (Original Score)
Best in Music (Original Song)
Best in Makeup


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82nd Annual Academy Awards ~ Oscars® ~ Best Motion Picture

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Avatar

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The Blind Side

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An Education
An Education

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The Hurt Locker

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Up in the Air
Up in the Air

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Up
Up

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A Serious Man
A Serious Man

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Inglourious Basterds
Inglourious Basterds

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District 9
District 9

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Precious: Based on the Novel ‘Push’ by Sapphire
Precious: Based on the Novel ‘Push’ by Sapphire

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82nd Annual Academy Awards ~ Oscars® ~ Best Supporting Actor

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Matt Damon in Invictus
Matt Damon as Francois Pienaar in Invictus

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Woody Harrelson in The Messenger
Woody Harrelson in The Messenger

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Christopher Plummer in The Last Station
Christopher Plummer in The Last Station

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Stanley Tucci in The Lovely Bones
Stanley Tucci in The Lovely Bones

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Christoph Waltz in Inglourious Basterds
Christoph Waltz in Inglourious Basterds

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Meryl Streep in Julie & Julia
Meryl Streep as Julia Childs in Julie & Julia

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Gabourey Sidibe in Precious: Based on the Novel ‘Push’ by Sapphire
Gabourey Sidibe as Precious

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Helen Mirren in The Last Station
Helen Mirren in The Last Station

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Sandra Bullock in The Blind Side
Sandra Bullock in The Blind Side

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Carey Mulligan in An Education
Carey Mulligan in An Education

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Anna Kendrick in Up In The Air
Anne Kedrick as Natalie Keener in Up In The Air

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Mo’Nique in Precious: Based on the Novel ‘Push’ by Sapphire
Mo'Nique as Mary Jones in Precious

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Penélope Cruz in Nine
Penélope Cruz in Nine

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Maggie Gyllenhaal in Crazy Heart
Maggie Gyllenhaal as Jean Craddock in Crazy Heart

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Vera Farmiga in Up In The Air
Vera Farmiga as Alex Goran in Up In The Air

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82nd Annual Academy Awards ~ Oscars® ~ Best Documentary Short

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China’s Unnatural Disaster: The Tears of Sichuan, Province
China’s Unnatural Disaster The Tears of Sichuan, ProvinceA Downtown Community Television Center Production
Directors: Jon Alpert and Matthew O’Neill

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The Last Campaign of Governor Booth Gardner
The Last Campaign of Governor Booth GardnerA Just Media Production
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The Last Truck: Closing of a GM Plant
The Last Truck Closing of a GM PlantA Community Media Production
Directors: Steven Bognar and Julia Reicher

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Music by Prudence
Music by PrudenceAn iThemba Production
Directors: Roger Ross Williams and Elinor Burkett

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This is the story about the most unlikely voice of hope, singer songwriter Prudence Mabhena. Her country is bankrupt, her body is broken. Neighbors and family consider her cursed. But in music, Prudence and her seven young disabled Zimbabweans may have found a way out.


Rabbit à la Berlin
Rabbit à la Berlin(Deckert Distribution)
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