Oscars Missing

And the winner is . . . whoever swiped the Oscars. Yes, about 54 of the famous golden statuettes — as yet unengraved — were apparently stolen from a loading dock of a shipping company near Los Angeles, Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences officials revealed on Thursday. The Academy will reportedly still have enough Oscars on March 26 to let this year’s Academy Award winners go home with something to grab onto. Los Angeles Police have no comment about the apparent theft; neither does the shipping company, Railway Express. It was the second slip-up to hit the Oscars in a month. Two weeks ago it was discovered that about 4,000 ballots had failed to be delivered by the Beverly Hills post office.

  • In other Oscar news, columnist Liz Smith reports that it has finally been decided how the R-rated best song nominee “Blame Canada” (from “South Park: Bigger, Longer & Uncut”) will be presented. Robin Williams will sing it, somehow.
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