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    Lena Dunham, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Ava DuVernay, Prince and Milla Jovovich Among 276 Invited to Join Academy

    It's hard to get into the Academy, but these days it helps to be young, gifted and black. The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has extended invitations to 276 artists and executives to join the organization, rounding out its complete additions for 2013.

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    Review: 'Michael H. Profession: Director' Is An Interesting But Never Essential Portrait Of Michael Haneke

    Described memorably as the Minister of Fear by the New York Times some years ago, Austrian filmmaker Michael Haneke has been terrorizing audiences and holding them emotionally and psychologically hostage ever since his career began. Fond of rigorous, excruciatingly brutal portraits of human sufferin...

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    Michael Haneke's 'Amour' Dominates César Awards; 'Argo' Wins Best Foreign Film

    If you had told us a year ago that a Michael Haneke directed film about the death of an elderly woman would become a contender for Best Picture, Best Foreign Lanuage Film, Best Actress and Best Director at the Oscars, we would've said you were crazy. But the provocateur's difficult, but touching and...

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    The Cesars Go to Riva, Trintignant, Haneke, 'Amour,' and Foreign Film 'Argo' UPDATED

    A radiant red-robed Emmanuelle Riva accepted the Cesar for best actress Friday night at Paris's Théâtre du Châtelet for Michael Haneke's "Amour," which won five awards including best picture, director, original screenplay and best actor for Jean-Louis Trintignant. Haneke was in Los Angeles for Satur...

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    Watch: Oscar Nominee Emmanuelle Riva Charms in 1959 Cannes Interview

    At 85, Emmanuelle Riva is the oldest actress to ever be nominated for Best Actress at the Academy Awards for her raw, heartwrenching turn in Michael Haneke's "Amour." While Riva may not have had taken on the most roles over her 50-year career, she turned heads right from the start with...

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    The Early Gems: Notable Performances From The 2013 Best Actress Oscar Nominees

    With the Oscars now only four days away, it's time for our Early Gems series to come to a close. Over the last week, we've been highlighting performances and films from those nominated in the acting and directing categories, from Amy Adams in "Junebug" to Benh Zeitlin's short film "Glory At Sea." Bu...

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    Oscar Watch: Emmanuelle Riva Talks Her Surprise Late-Life Role in 'Amour'; French Veteran Could Beat Lawrence

    A seamstress, poet and photographer, Emmanuelle Riva lives alone in Paris. She has enjoyed a long and happy career as a film actress, most notably starring at age 30 in Alain Resnais's 1959 drama "Hiroshima Mon Amour," and working in theater until 2001. "I liked the roles I had both on the stage and...

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    Oscar Talk: Shorts and Documentary, BAFTAs and Scripters, Spielberg vs. Lee, Lawrence vs. Riva and More

    On this week's Oscar Talk Podcast, Kris Tapley and I discuss live-action and documentary shorts as well as the documentary feature race. We look at the influence of last weekend's BAFTAs and USC Scripters Awards, and talk a few too-close-to-call categories: Steven Spielberg or Ang Lee for Be...

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    Emmanuelle Riva, Lynne Ramsay and Juno Temple Win at 2013 BAFTAS

    On Sunday, the BAFTAS held their annual awards ceremony. As awards season comes to a close, there weren’t many upsets but a couple interesting things of note. Emmanuelle Riva won lead actress for Amour. Brenda Chapman won for best animated film with Brave. Lynne Ramsay’s short film Swimm...

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    VIDEO ESSAY: Who Should Win the Oscar for Best Lead Actress

    Some Best Actress contenders seem to be nominated for their roles more than for their performances, but the most deserving actress is a smart exception.

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