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    Spike Jonze's 'Her' Wins Best Film & Best Director From National Board Of Review

    So how influential are the National Board Of Review winners? Well, last year "Zero Dark Thirty" won Best Film, Best Director and Best Actress and went on to be shut out in all three categories when the Oscars rolled out. Basically, just remember that there is a gulf between critics and Academy voter...

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    Emma Thompson Calls Out Hollywood Sexism in Ten Different Ways at THR Actress Roundtable

    Emma Thompson is a rare delight. The delightfully outspoken actress, who stars as 'Mary Poppins' author P.L. Travers in Disney's upcoming 'Saving Mr. Banks,' was the highlight of The Hollywood Reporter's annual Actress Roundtable, criticizing sexism in the film industry at all stages of producti...

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    Watch: Oprah Winfrey, Julia Roberts, Amy Adams and Other Top Actresses On Crying and Auditioning

    The Hollywood Reporter's been doing a great job with their annual Roundtable video series, posting fascinating in depth discussions with some of this year's top producers, screenwriters, actors and directors, cinematographers.

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    Watch Octavia Spencer, Lupita Nyong'o, Oprah Winfrey In Hollywood Reporter Awards Season Roundtable Chat

    Watch Octavia Spencer, Lupita Nyong'o, Oprah Winfrey In Hollywood Reporter Awards Season Roundtable Chat

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    Octavia Spencer & Paula Patton To Present 29th Indie Spirit Awards Nominees

    Octavia Spencer & Paula Patton To Present 29th Indie Spirit Awards Nominees

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    Review: Director's Cut Of Bong Joon-Ho's 'Snowpiercer' Is Visionary & Thrilling

    Few films without a firm release date (in most of the world, at least) have inspired as much chatter of late than Bong Joon-ho's "Snowpiercer." The English-language debut of the South Korean mastermind behind "Memories of Murder," "The Host" and "Mother," it features an all-star cast and a hefty bud...

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    Octavia Spencer to Murder She Wrote Reboot, Melissa McCarthy to Produce Sitcom and Other TV News

    In the most exciting TV news of the week, NBC has given a put pilot commitment to a Murder She Wrote reboot starring Oscar winner, Octavia Spencer.

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    Whoa! NBC Is Rebooting 'Murder She Wrote' w/ Octavia Spencer Starring

    Wow - talk about coming out of left field!

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    Octavia Spencer Is The New Jessica Fletcher In 'Murder, She Wrote' Reboot

    It seems these days, any onscreen cop or investigator is afflicted with some kind of problem. Whether it's a troubled marriage, various anxieties, clinically recognized illnesses—the breed of crimesolvers on the small screen have issues. Which is why we're not entirely against the idea of a "Murder,...

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    Watch The Last 10 Years of Best Supporting Actress Oscar Speeches

    Every few weeks during awards season -- to fill in those long gaps between actual developments -- we figured we'd wet your Oscars-appetite by taking a look back at the acceptance speeches of yore. Or, in this case, the past 10 years (is that yore, yet?).

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