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Oscar liveblog: 'The Cove' swims to welcome shores

March 7, 2010 |  8:12 pm

8:02 pm: "The Cove" is the unsurprising winner for best documentary, beating out the other socially conscious picture "Food, Inc." More controversial: One of the winners holds up a save-the-dolphins text-message number onstage, which seems like a pretty clear infraction of the academy's no-promotion rules for the podium, even if it is a promotion for a good cause.

One interesting subplot for "The Cove" win: Sundance 2009 is now faring pretty well, what with this victory and "Precious" landing two wins.

-- Steven Zeitchik

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