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'Academy Awards For Animals' Spotlight Extreme Creatures' Best 'Performances' (PHOTOS)

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By: Stephanie Pappas, LiveScience Senior Writer
Published: 02/24/2012 07:23 AM EST on LiveScience

Movie stars will soon be walking the red carpet to win (or lose) Academy Awards. But why should humans have all the fun? We've translated Oscar categories into superlatives for the furry animals, creepy insects and other organisms that share our planet. Who will win best costume? What about best makeup? Read on for our animal "celebrity" winners.

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