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    10 Underdog Actresses Who Deserve Oscar's Attention This Year

    Instead of dipping into the already repetitive waters of November Oscar talk (it's basically a waiting game until that last batch of films begins screening), how about taking an opportunity to discuss a few names that aren't getting as much talk as they may deserve?

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    Watch: 'Dear White People' PSA Introduces Racism Insurance

    A humorous State Farm parody continues the film's marketing blitz ahead of its expansion this weekend.

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    Watch: 'Dear White People' Red Band Trailer Isn't Afraid to Get Offensive

    Racial tension peaks in this Red Band "Dear White People" trailer when an annual party causes a rift between students.

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    Watch: 'Dear White People' Clip Kicks the White Kids Out of the Black Dining Hall

    Sarcasm, snark and condescending one liners characterize this new "Dear White People" clip.

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    'Dear White People' Official Poster Brings the Razor Sharp Satire

    The witty new poster was designed by a 29-year-old fan of the movie.

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    On The Rise 2014: 13 Actresses To Watch

    We’re about to hit a real sea-change with the kind of movies Hollywood is making. For years, studio bosses shied away from the idea of making movies with female leads that weren’t weepies or romantic comedies, but last year saw the three of the top-grossing movies — “The Hunger Games: Catching Fire,...

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    Interview: Tessa Thompson Talks Emotionally Charged Scenes in 'Selma,' Becoming an Indie Poster Child w/'Dear White People,' & More

    It's a busy time for Tessa Thompson, who appears in two much-discussed films being released later this year, Ava DuVernay's sweeping Civil Rights drama, "Selma," and Justin Simien's highly anticipated racial satire "Dear White People."

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    Trailer Watch: Dear White People Tackles the Myth of Post-Racial America

    "It's like Spike Lee and Oprah had sort of a pissed-off baby," says one white student in describing protagonist Sam White (Tessa Thompson).

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