Emma Thompson, a two-time winner for "Howards End" and "Sense
and Sensibility," has stowed her Oscars in the bathroom, or
rather loo, of her London abode.
"It's full of my most precious possessions," Thompson said. "So
it's not as if I'm being rude. It's an important place to me.
And the downstairs loo is sort of the place that all your guests
use. And it's nice for them to have a go, pick them up."
Cate Blanchett, a frontrunner for best actress for her role in
"Blue Jasmine" for this Sunday's Academy Awards, has to pay to
see her Oscar from "The Aviator."
"My Oscar is in a film museum called ACMI (Australian Centre for
the Moving Image) in Melbourne," the 44-year-old star said. "I
get to pay a ticket and go see it every now and again."
Winners of the 2,809 Oscars awarded so far may opt for the more
mundane living room, like Charlize Theron for her "Monster"
Oscar, or the office, the home for George Clooney's two awards
for "Argo" and "Michael Clayton."
But Jennifer Hudson created an award wall and put her statuette
for "Dreamgirls" in a starring role.
"It's actually a hidden wall," said Hudson. "You don't realize
it's a wall and it goes into my futuristic office, this is the
truth, and it sits there in the middle of all the other awards
and goes, ahhhh!"
Sandra Bullock has entrusted her "The Blind Side" best actress
trophy to a confidant: her young son, Louis.
"I'll let him tell you if he wants to tell you, but it's his and
he knows where it is," she said.
(Reporting by Robert Mezan; writing
by Will Robinson; editing by Mary Milliken and Lisa Shumaker)
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