Oscars show love for George Clooney and Woody Allen, while 'Harry Potter' and dark themes get the shaft
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Loser: Kim Novak
After the Hitchcock muse went all crazypants with an ad in "Daily Variety" hysterically decrying the use of music from "Vertigo" in "The Artist" (her over-the-top opening line? "I want to report a rape"), it seemed the critical favorite had been shot in the kneecaps. But the Academy clearly dismissed the ad and gave composer Ludovic Bource a nod for the film (which qualifies for Best Original Score despite the use of Bernard Hermann's music during a pivotal scene). Bource also composed music for the scene, which can be found on the soundtrack album. Kovak should have saved her money.