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    Why 'The Forgiveness of Blood' Deserved the Same Oscar Consideration as 'A Separation'

    "The Forgiveness of Blood" examines the barriers of ritual and the passage from youth to adulthood in Albanian society with the perceptive detail of a grand literary feat. At the same time, it retains the simplicity of a parable. That it hits U.S. theaters at the height of Oscar fever is a...

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    Contest Giveaway: 5 Copies Of 'Martha Marcy May Marlene' On DVD

    This week at The Playlist, we've been using the run up to the Oscars this weekend to focus on people who should have or have surprisingly never been nominated for an Oscar. Each year, there are always a few films that for whatever reason don't get the recognition they deserve, and certainly ...

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    VisitBritain Says, "Come See the UK Like You've Seen it in the Movies"

    Hollywood's always felt comfortable relying on British talent in its films and this year's awards round-up is no exception: It was a new British director that made the second half of the Harry Potter franchise so successful and British actor Gary Oldman's George Smiley is certainly one of 2011's rol...

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    Watch Episode 3 Of Dennis Dortch's New Series "The Number" (Or The 1 Thing You Never Discuss w/ Your Fiancé)

    Continuing on with episode # 3 of Dennis Dortch's hilarious new web series titled The Number, or "the one thing you never, ever discuss with your fiancé."

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    How To Win $$$ Gambling On The Oscars

    So it may or may not be an annual tradition for me to online gamble on the Oscars. Some years it's resulted in an extra $50 in my pocket... Some years, $1800 (when Tilda Swinton won for best supporting actress). So I figured why not offer a few tips to spread my potential wealth.

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    Oscar Roundup: Dawn Hudson and Billy Crystal Talk, Why Deadline Ran Sacha Baron Cohen Story, People Mag Cashes in on Red Carpet

    The Hollywood Reporter sat down with Academy chief executive Dawn Hudson to discuss critics, the Brett Ratner backstory, and tackle the white-male rap. The interview is available to subscribers only, but THR posted a brief lead-in. MediaBistro did post a juicy quote about what Hudson sees as her big...

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    ND/NF Fest Unveils 2012 Lineup - "An Oversimplification Of Her Beauty," "Omar Killed Me" + More Make The Cut

    Ahhh yes, it's that time of the year, when the early film festivals debut/premiere some of the films that we'll be talking about later on in the year.

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    Watch: New Trailers For 'Wrath Of The Titans' & 'The Raid' Will Get Your Heart Rate Up

    Need a kick in the ass this afternoon? Forget running down to Starbucks for a triple mocha whatever. Just turn up the speakers on your computer, close your inbox and fire up these two trailers. They will surely get your blood racing.

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    Oscars 2012: Tony Bennett Will Perform at The Governors Ball

    After the Oscar show, while the 1,500 guests of the Governors Ball will not be sitting down to dinner--the Academy is feting them buffet style this year--they will be treated to a performance by music legend Tony Bennett. Academy president Tom Sherak calls the 85-year-old crooner "that rare art...

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    And the 2012 Oscar Presenters Are...Funny (UPDATED)

    Take a look at the stars lined up to present at the 84th Academy Awards on February 26. Clearly, the latest additions are taking this year's show in a comedy direction...

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