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Nothing the Academy does will save the Oscars

In 2009, Hugh Jackman presided over one of the greatest song and dance openers in the history of the Oscars, beginning with a pleading question: “Why don’t comic-book movies ever get nominated?How can a billion dollars be unsophisticated?”

He shame facedly confessed to having skipped one of that year’s best-picture nominees: The Reader, Kate Winslet’s dreadful slog through the Holocaust. “I really meant to see The Reader," he sang. “I even went down to the theater, but there was a line - all the people seeing Iron Man a second time.”

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