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Oscar Night: A News Round-Up

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Nikki Finke's live blog. "Come for the cynicism. Stay for the subversion."

Kobe Bryant, Mayor Villaraigosa and other LA personalities tell the LA Times their Oscar favorites.

Another Oscar party gets picketed, this time Jeffrey Katzenberg's "Night Before" party at the Beverly Hilton.

NBC 4 has an interview with "Skeleton Oscar" artist D*Face, who explains how he got the giant statue up to Runyon Canyon.

Precious dominates the independent Spirit awards.

NBC 4 has a report about the extreme security measures taken by the Oscars this year, and an interview with a former Oscars gate crasher who might be the reason why.

The Wrap has their Oscars Eve news round-up, with A real-life Hurt Locker photo essay, the 10 most interesting Oscar lawsuits ever, and much, much more.

Tonight's big party is "The Night Before" at the Beverly Hilton, but there is a lot more going on around town. Complete Party round ups from The Wrap and Guest of a Guest. Check out the invitation to Madonna and Demi Moore's party.

The LA Times reports that the rains should clear in time for the awards.

The Wrap has the latest word on presenters here,including Tom Hanks and Pedro Almodovar.

LAist has all of the information about street closures and logistics.

The Wrap and Curbed LA have the skinny on those skeleton Oscars that popped up around Hollywood this week.

The battle between Disney and Cablevision gets ugly. Left unresolved, roughly 3 million Cablevision customers in the New York area will lose the awards on their cable system.

LA Weekly has video from the union demonstration outside Villaraigosa's Oscar party at Getty House.

Neon Tommy weighs in with their Oscar predictions.