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Joan Crawford's Oscar for "Mildred Pierce" gets top dollar at auction. From the press release: "The Oscar award market continues to be red-hot, with Joan Crawford's Best Actress Oscar for 1945s 'Mildred Pierce' selling today for a record price of $426,732. Nate Sanders, owner of Nate D. Sanders Auctions, said, 'This is a phenomenal result for a Best Actress Oscar, and continues the collecting trend of entertainment awards. Academy Awards, of course, remain extremely popular, as do Emmys, Grammys and Tony awards. People are just captivated with the beauty and uniqueness of these awards, and the fact that they carry a great story of honoring the best in artistry, personally owned by a legend such as Joan Crawford is exciting.'" Helen Mirren received Efa's European Achievement in World Cinema Award. From the press release: The European Film Academy takes great pleasure in presenting Dame Helen Mirren »

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