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1artsandysamberg_tzrIt doesn’t have the glamour or prestige of the Oscars or the Tonys, and locally it will have to compete with the Seahawks game, but if you love television you might want to tune in to see who wins. Andy Samberg (“Brooklyn Nine-Nine”) hosts. 5 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 20, on Fox.

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Front row, from left, Jared Leto, Jennifer Lawrence, Meryl Streep, Ellen DeGeneres, Bradley Cooper, Peter Nyong’o Jr. and, second row from left, Channing Tatum, Julia Roberts, Kevin Spacey, Brad Pitt, Lupita Nyong’o and Angelina Jolie.

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It’s time for part two of my Oscar poll. Who’s your choice to win for best performance by an actor in a supporting role this year?

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For many years I sent out an Oscar poll (by snail mail) to my friends and family. I called it “Knoop’s Oscar Survey.” Clever, huh?

This year let’s try an online version of the top six catagories, starting with Supporting Actress. Come on…give it a whirl. You can even write in your own favorite if you think she was ignored.

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For some reason the silly little ditty that Billy Crystal sang when he hosted the Oscars is going through my head today. Yes, it’s Oscar night, and tonight should (hopefully) be a different sort of show.


Steve Martin and Alec Baldwin are hosting the 82nd Annual Academy Awards and I’m not sure what to expect. They both can be funny, but for three-plus hours? Adam Shankman, whom I’ve come to love as a judge on “So You Think You Can Dance?,” is a co-producer of the show. Let’s hope the dance numbers look great.

I’m hoping for wins by Christoph Waltz, Mo’Nique, Kathryn Bigelow, Sandra Bullock (sorry, Meryl), Jeff Bridges and “The Hurt Locker” in the major categories, but there’s nothing like a good ol’ upset. And I hope “Avatar” cleans up in the technical categories, it certainly deserves that. Best picture? Not so much.

Time to go prepare. I started watching “The Hurt Locker” last night and need to finish before the ceremony starts.

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