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    Oscar Nominees Luncheon - Best Lead & Supporting Actress Contenders Meet the Press: Davis, Williams, Close, Mara & More

    Each of the 2012 Oscar-nominated actresses -- save Meryl Streep and Jessica Chastain -- showed up to meet the press at the annual Oscar Nominees Luncheon at the Beverly Hilton on February 6. (Streep did attend the lunch and posed for the group picture.) Questions ranged from Oscar dresses and nipple...

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    Viola Davis and Octavia Spencer Book New Projects

    Smart women.  Strike while the iron is hot.  Octavia starts shooting Diablo Cody's directorial debut shortly, but she also has booked her next role which came to me yesterday in one of the Hollywood Reporter's Breaking News Alerts.  Those kinds of news alerts make me happy.

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    IN THE WORKS: Viola Davis Lines Up New Projects, 'Beautiful Creatures' and 'Ender's Game'

    Best Actress front runner Viola Davis ("The Help") has been open about the lack of strong roles for African American women. It was eye-opening when I interviewed her and played clips from her career at the Santa Barbara Film Festival, where she accepted the Performer of the Year Award. Dav...

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    Viola Davis Joins 'Ender's Game' & Is One Of Warner Bros. 'Beautiful Creatures'

    Things are looking good for Viola Davis. Having snagged the SAG Award for her turn in "The Help," barring a late arrival from the Meryl Streep Train, in a few weeks, the actress will land her first Oscar win. At least that's what we hope. But while we wait to see how that plays out, Da...

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    The Amazing Race: Taking The Temperature Of The Race After The Oscar Nominations & Guild Awards

    Finally, the Oscar nominations were announced last Tuesday. Furthermore, three of the four big guilds -- the Producers, the Director's and the Screen Actors -- have given out their awards over the last couple of weekends, with only the Writers still to hand out any statuettes. So at last, months and...

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    The Help Wins Big at the SAG Awards

    Check out this image of the cast of the Help winning best ensemble at the SAG Awards last night. I'm pretty sure we won't see that many women on a stage again at the same time winning an award (at least not this Oscar season.) Just take it in because it is beautiful.

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    Oscar Watch: Entertainment Weekly's Annual Oscar Issue - Snubs, Shocks, Surprises

    Entertainment Weekly's Annual Oscar Issue breaks down the nominees, throws down some surprising predictions, gives tribute to the shocking snubs, and adds insights on what you might have missed. (Another amusing way to catch up: LA Times' The Envelope's interactive cheat sheet.)

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    'Pariah' Director Dee Rees Writing A New Script Called 'Large Print' & Working On An HBO Series With Viola Davis

    While Spike Lee may be making headlines at the Sundance Film Festival for both his fiery rants and his latest effort “Red Hook Summer,” he took some time out to help boost the profile of a rising filmmaker who is already earning acclaim. Lee appeared alongside Dee Rees of “Pariah&r...

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    A Good Roundtable and a Bad Roundtable

    You can't tell me that Stephen Daldry is going to get an Oscar nomination for Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close. He's great and I love The Hours, but please, why is he in this roundtable conversation and not any women? And George Clooney for The Ideas of March? Not going to happen. ...

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    Seein' Stars

    This year’s “it” girls pose together at the Los Angeles Film Critics Association awards dinner: Elizabeth Olsen and Jessica Chastain.

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