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The singer is the favourite to win the Academy award for best original song on Sunday night, but she faces stiff competition from Scarlett Johansson, a talking bear and more

No matter that she won the award for best British single, Adele didn't show up at the Brits at the O2 in London on Wednesday night. What could have been more important? Well, the Academy Awards, that's what.

It would be nice to have one of those on the shelf. Bob Dylan no less seemed especially pleased to have bagged the Academy award for best original song with Things Have Changed in 2001 after it featured in Curtis Hanson's Wonder Boys. "God bless you all with peace, tranquility and good will," he was even heard to quip to the academy. In her excitement, Adele tweeted when she heard she'd been nominated this year.

Oh my god I feel like Meryl Streep! »

- Caspar Llewellyn Smith

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