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It's the week when Hollywood toasts the stars and acclaims their incandescence but a pre-Oscars party under cold moonlight can also reveal the melancholy when the glow threatens to fade. Hundreds of writers, actors, producers, technicians and directors gathered at Jj Abrams' studio on Thursday night for one of multiple film industry shindigs on the eve of Sunday's ceremony, to celebrate success and, in some cases, rue the shadows.

Abrams, soon to unveil one blockbuster before plunging into another franchise, radiated energy. "Star Wars? The opportunities for characters and plots are endless but I can't really talk about it yet," he said, posing for a phalanx of cameras. "Really the focus for now is Star Trek."

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