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ACADEMY AWARD WINNERS…

Best picture: The King’s Speech

Actor: Colin Firth, The King’s Speech

Actress: Natalie Portman, Black Swan

Supporting actor: Christian Bale, The Fighter

Supporting actress: Melissa Leo, The Fighter

Director: Tom Hooper, The King’s Speech

Adapted screenplay:  Aaron Sorkin, The Social Network

Original screenplay:  David Seidler, The King’s Speech

Animated feature film: Toy Story 3

Original song: We Belong Together from Toy Story 3, Randy Newman

Original score: Trent Reznor, The Social Network

Documentary feature: Inside Job

Art direction: Alice in Wonderland

Cinematography: Inception

Animated short film: The Lost Thing

Foreign language film: In a Better World (Denmark)

Sound mixing: Inception

Sound editing: Inception

Makeup: The Wolfman

Costume design: Alice in Wonderland

Documentary short subject: Strangers No More

Live action short film: God of Love

Visual effects: Inception

Film editing: The Social Network

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Fun Presidential Facts

It’s Presidents Day, a day set aside to honor the leaders, past and present, of our country. Here are some interesting facts about our forefathers, gathered by Kansas.com:

  • Grover Cleveland was the only president to serve two non-consecutive terms in office.
  • John F. Kennedy won a Pulitzer Prize in 1957 for “Profiles in Courage,” a collection of essays.
  • Grace Coolidge, wife of Calvin Coolidge, often kept a perfect scorecard while watching baseball in the presidential box.
  • William McKinley was the first president to ride in an automobile and campaign by telephone.
  • Harry S. Truman was the first president to travel in a submarine.
  • John Adams was the first president to live in the White House, entering in November 1800 while the paint was still wet.
  • Martin Van Buren was nicknamed “Old Kinderhook” which was shortened to O.K. This began the use of the word okay.
  • Before his presidency, Jimmy Carter ran his family’s peanut farm in Plains, Georgia.
  • Andrew Johnson was buried under a willow tree that he planted. His head lies on a copy of the Constitution.
  • John Tyler had 15 children, the most of any president.
  • Chester A. Arthur was nicknamed “Elegant Arthur” because of his fashion sense.
  • During Woodrow Wilson’s presidency, a flock of sheep was raised on the White House lawn. The wool was used to raise money for the Red Cross during World War I.
  • William Howard Taft was the last president to sport facial hair with his bushy mustache. He was also the largest president in history at over 300 pounds, and legend has it that he got stuck in the White House bathtub.

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Greatest Presidents

Presidents Day, celebrated on the third Monday of February each year, officially commemorates the February 22nd birthday of George Washington. The country’s first president is not regarded by Americans as the nation’s greatest president; that honor goes to Ronald Reagan for the third time, according to the Gallup Poll’s list of the greatest presidents. Reagan was the top choice in 2001, 2005 and this year.

1. Ronald Reagan 19%   8. (Tie) Theodore Roosevelt 3%
2. Abraham Lincoln 14%   8. (Tie) Harry Truman 3%
3. Bill Clinton 13%   10. (Tie)  George W. Bush 2%
4. John F. Kennedy 11%   10. (Tie) Thomas Jefferson 2%
5. George Washington 10%   12. (Tie) Jimmy Carter 1%
6. Franklin Roosevelt 8%   12. (Tie) Dwight Eisenhower 1%
7. Barack Obama 5%   12. (Tie) George H.W, Bush 1%

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MAJOR GRAMMY AWARD WINNERS…

Album of the year: Arcade Fire, The Suburbs

Record of the year: Lady Antebellum, Need You Now

Rap album: Recovery, Eminem

New artist: Esperanza Spalding

Song of the year: Need You Now, Dave Haywood, Josh Kear, Charles Kelley and Hillary Scott

Country album: Need You Now, Lady Antebellum

Pop vocal album: The Fame Monster, Lady Gaga

Rock album: Muse

Female country vocal performance: The House That Built Me, Miranda Lambert

Pop duo or group performance: Hey Soul Sister (Live) Train

Female pop vocal performance: Bad Romance, Lady Gaga

Male pop vocal performance: Just The Way You Are, Bruno Mars

Rock song: Angry World, Neil Young

R&B album: Wake up! John Legend & The Roots

R&B song: Shine, John Legend & The Roots

Rap solo performance: Not Afraid, Eminem

Rap song: Empire State of Mind, Jay-Z and Alicia Keys

Male country vocal performance: ‘Til Summer Comes Around, Keith Urban

Country performance by a duo or group: Need You Now, Lady Antebellum

Latin pop album: Paraiso Express, Alejandro Sanz

Contemporary jazz album: The Stanley Clarke Band, The Stanley Clarke Band

Classical album: Verdi: Requiem, Riccardo Muti, conductor

Traditional gospel album: Downtown Church, Patty Griffin

Dance recording: Only Girl (In The World), Rihanna

Electronic dance album: La Roux, La Roux

Alternative music album: Brothers, The Black Keys

Spoken word album: The Daily Show With Jon Stewart Presents Earth (The Audiobook), Jon Stewart

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Super Bowl’s Winning Ads

For the first time in its 23-year history, it was a tie for first place in USA Today’s Super Bowl Ad Meter. A fourth quarter Bud Light ad featuring a dog sitter who puts dogs to work tied with a first quarter Doritos ad in which a dog gets his revenge for Doritos teasing. Volunteers gave both ads a score of 8.35 (on a scale of 0 to 10). The top five ads and final ratings are:

Bud Light: Dog sitter puts dogs to work – 8.35
Frito-Lay Doritos: Dog’s revenge for Doritos teasing – 8.35
Volkswagen: “Darth Vader” starts 2012 Passat – 7.95
Frito-Lay Doritos: House sitter brings back grandpa from the ashes – 7.68
Pepsi Max: Love hurts with bad girlfriend – 7.56

Go to admeter.usatoday.com to see the full results, watch all the Super Bowl ads, rate the ads yourself and see what others think. Previous Ad Meter winners:

2010: Mars Snickers – Betty White and Abe Vigoda in casual football game – 8.68
2009: Frito-Lay Doritos – Crystal ball sees free Doritos – 8.46
2008: Anheuser-Busch – Dalmatian trains Clydesdale to make beer wagon team – 8.73
2007: Anheuser-Busch – Crabs worship a cooler of Budweiser on the beach – 8.56
2006: Anheuser-Busch:  Secret refrigerator stocked with Bud Light – 8.39
2005: Anheuser-Busch:  Pilot jumps out of airplane for Bud Light – 8.65
2004: Anheuser-Busch: Owners demonstrate how their dogs fetch Bud Light – 9.04
2003: Anheuser-Busch: Replay – 8.99
2002: Anheuser-Busch: Satin Sheets – 9.11
2001: Anheuser-Busch: Cedric’s dream date – 8.63
2000: Anheuser-Busch: Rex the Dog recalls his worst day – 8.09
1999: Anheuser-Busch:  Separated at Birth – 8.01
1998: Pepsi: Flying Geese – 9.08
1997: Pepsi: Dancing bears – 8.22
1996: Pepsi: On security camera, Coke driver nabs Pepsi – 9.42
1995: Pepsi: Boy gets sucked into bottle – 9.66
1994: Pepsi: Chimp escapes lab, hits the beach – 9.34
1993: McDonald’s: Jordan and Bird shoot hoops – 9.00
1992: Nike: Bugs Bunny and Michael Jordan team – 8.51
1991: Diet Pepsi: Ray Charles’ new jingle catches on – 8.52
1990: Nike: Famous announcers call imaginary game – 8.17
1989: American Express: Dana Carvey and Jon Lovitz travel to the Super Bowl – 7.52

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