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Walter Kirn Finally Scores Oscar Tickets

Last week, Walter Kirn — whose 2001 book Up in the Air inspired the Best Picture–nominated film — complained on Twitter and to Vulture about not getting a ticket to March 7's Academy Awards. And now he has one! In a (subsequently deleted) tweet on Friday, the author thanked Paramount "for coming through with Oscar tickets and proving true to its word, which I shouldn't have doubted." We're glad we could help! There's less than two weeks till the Oscars, so Lynn Barber, Michael Lewis, and Sapphire (whose writing provided the bases for An Education, The Blind Side, and Precious, respectively) should probably get in touch with us quick, unless they want to watch from home.

'Up in the Air' author lands Oscar seat [NYP]

Earlier: Walter Kirn on His Oscar Snub: ‘I Just Feel Crestfallenness’

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