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Wide World of Oscar: Did James Cameron Help or Hurt Himself With Oprah?

Last week, Wide World of Oscar gave you the play by play on Gabourey Sidibe’s talk-show technique, analyzing how her perky charm might have won her some Best Actress votes. This week, it’s James Cameron under the microscope. The HMFIC visited Oprah Winfrey to plug Avatar and push his chances for a second Best Director Oscar. How well did he pull off “Fake Laughter” and “Prolonged Clapping?” Were his jokes funny? And did he manage to rein in his rampant megalomania? Watch to find out!