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    The Academy Got It Wrong: Black Oscar Winners and the Roles They Should Have Won For

    In anticipation of the Academy Award ceremony this weekend, here’s a look back at the black actors who’ve taken home the Oscar, and which other roles they should have won for, if any.

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    David O. Russell Drops ABC Drama, Key & Peele Join 'Fargo' Series And More

    Well, this might be disappointing to some. It was only one month ago when we heard that David O. Russell would be teaming up alongside “Erin Brockovich” screenwriter Susannah Grant for an ABC drama, tentatively titled “The Club.” Despite the fact that the show was already given a 13-episode order, i...

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    Terrence Howard Reteams With Lee Daniels For 'Empire', Jada Pinkett Smith Is Fish Mooney In 'Gotham' & More

    Fox Television has managed to find a great deal of success with a couple of their new shows this past year. “Sleepy Hollow” has been a solid hit, “Brooklyn Nine-Nine” recently won two Golden Globes, and even “Almost Human” has been scoring some solid ratings (though a possible second season is still...

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    TV: Octavia Spencer, JoAnna Garcia Swisher to Headline New Shows

    Spencer will star in Fox's "Red Band Society" as a tough-loving nurse, while Swisher will lead the cast of ABC's "Astronaut Wives Club" playing a Midwestern media darling.

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    Octavia Spencer Makes Another TV Attempt - Lands Lead Role In FOX's 'Red Band Society' Remake

    Octavia Spencer Makes Another TV Attempt - Lands Lead Role In FOX's 'Red Band Society' Remake

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    Octavia Spencer, Danny Glover Join Cast Of YA Novel 'The Great Gilly Hopkins' Film Adaptation

    Octavia Spencer, Danny Glover Join Cast Of YA Novel 'The Great Gilly Hopkins' Film Adaptation

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    Fassbender's 'Macbeth' Adds Cast, Katherine Heigl Is In 'Your Right Mind,' Glenn Close Joins 'Gilly Hopkins' & More

    Berlin starts today as such, there is an eruption of casting news, so let's get to it. Most excitingly, Justin Kurzel's "Macbeth" starring Michael Fassbender and Marion Cotillard has kicked off its seven week shoot, and revealed the rest of the cast and it's a good one.

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    Tom Hiddleston Moves Into Ben Wheatley's 'High Rise,' Ewan McGregor Spends 'Last Days In The Desert' & More

    Prolific as he is, Ben Wheatley's films to date generally haven't featured much in the way of star power, but it was only a matter of time until bigger names started circling his work. And indeed, his next effort will find Loki himself coming along for the ride.

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    Octavia Spencer and Quvenzhane Wallis Book Roles In Russell Crowe Drama 'Fathers and Daughters'

    Octavia Spencer and Quvenzhane Wallis Book Roles In Russell Crowe Drama 'Fathers and Daughters'

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    David O. Russell Drama Goes To ABC, Bill Cosby Returning To Primetime & More

    The small screen continues to be a place of refuge for filmmakers looking to create work outside the tentpole-crazed studio system and the latest carpetbagger is none other than David O. Russell getting in on the action. Per Deadline, the “American Hustle” director is teaming up with “Erin Brockovic...

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