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Libby Gelman-Waxner Answers Your Questions... on how to spice up the Oscars, and the daydream appeal of George Clooney

Oscar night is nearly here, and EW’s own Libby Gelman-Waxner is back just in time to ponder the big questions about Hollywood’s biggest and most over-the-top extravagant event:

Libby,
Do you really think The Descendants is deserving of the Oscar praise or is it just because George Clooney is in it and the Academy is scared/infatuated with him?
PJ

Dear PJ –

Like everyone else in the world, except maybe for a few Republicans, I worship George Clooney, especially because he’s so suave and sexy, but in The Descendants he’s playing a regular person, a lawyer in Hawaii. The movie was directed by Alexander Payne, who also did Sideways and About Schmidt, and who clearly believes that you can’t have too many movies about depressed middle-aged white guys. READ FULL STORY

Inside the Best Picture Nominees: A deep dive into 'The Tree of Life'

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There are a whopping nine films nominated for Best Picture at this year’s Academy Awards. And between your work, family, and constant USA marathons of Law & Order: SVU (when will those ever stop being addictive?!), you simply may not have time to catch all nine in the theaters or at home. But never fear, dear PopWatchers — that’s why we’re here! Each day leading up to the Academy Awards Feb. 26, we’ll provide you with a deep dive into one of the nine Best Picture nominees. Fear showing up to your Oscars party unprepared to discuss the year’s most notable films? We’ve got you covered. (Just beware: SPOILERS AHEAD!) And if you’ve already seen all nine films, even better — our inside look at each nominee will serve as a handy guide to remind you of the best and worst moments from every Best Picture candidate this year. Today, we take a look at The Tree of Life, Terrence Malick’s examination of how the story of one family is also the story of all existence. (Be sure to click here for more deep dives into this year’s Best Picture nominees!)

Name: The Tree of Life

Release date: May 27, 2011

DVD release date: Available now

Run time: 2 hours, 18 minutes READ FULL STORY

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