By Annie Barrett
Updated January 25, 2012 at 11:00 AM EST
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Plenty of Oscar snubs yesterday, but perhaps most egregious is the Academy’s woefully unenlightened cold shoulder toward Best Supporting Actor Lumière. Don’t they realize that the farther they walk away from his eternal flame, the less they will be able to see? What’s it like, Oscar voters, to live inside a great big gilded castle of DARKNESS?

And so what if Beauty and the Beast in 3D‘s release date falls outside of the 2011 Oscar window? It’s a pity and a sin that it doesn’t quite fit in. Much like Gaston, the suggestion that this tale as old as time should be tied down to one calendar year is positively primeval.

It should also win Best Picture.

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Ask Annie anything about ‘Beauty and the Beast’ (she is particularly fascinated by Belle’s disappearing fingernails) or another topic in the video player below. To see her answers to previous questions, click on the text links below the picture.

Hell to the No!

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