Silence is still golden for the Oscars (AP)

In this 1927 image released by AMPAS,  a movie poster from the silent film 'Wings,' the first Best Picture winner at the Academy Awards, is shown. A screening of the film on Tuesday, Jan. 17, 2012, kicked off the 100th anniversary of film distributor Paramount Pictures.  An AMPAS exhibit, 'Paramount's Movie Milestones: A Centennial Celebration,' with dozens of posters, promotional photos and behind-the-scenes stills from the studio's key releases, runs through Feb. 6.   (AP Photo/AMPAS)AP – If Oscar buzz is any indicator, Hollywood is on the brink of making Academy Awards history. For the first time, silent films may bookend the best-picture category.

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