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    Oscars 2011: Best Director Tom Hooper Talks King's Speech's "Man Love" at Backstage Interview

    Best Director: Tom Hooper, The King's Speech

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    Please Cast Christopher Dennis in "Superman."

    Wandering around a hectic Hollywood Boulevard last night on my way to meet indieWIRE colleagues Peter Knegt and Dana Harris for an Oscar viewing party at the Egyptian, I ran into Superman himself. That would be Christopher Dennis, one of the compelling subjects from Matthew Ogens's disarmingly thoug...

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    RIP Gary Winick

    Gary Winick at the 2003 Spirit Awards (pictured right). The producer and director, a fixture in New York's indie community in the 90's and then through the last decade, passed away yesterday after a long battle with cancer. He was just 49 years old.

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    Oscar Winner Tom Hooper To See PG-13 Cut Of 'The King's Speech' Today

    Harvey Weinstein Noticeably Goes Unmentioned In Acceptance SpeechWalking away from last night's Oscars with three big awards -- including Best Actor, Best Director and Best Picture -- the buzz around "The King's Speech" won't stop anytime soon, but some of that hype may be for an issue that continue...

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    Relive The Insanity of Melissa Leo's Speech

    "Oh my, oh my God. Oh wow really, really, really, really, really, truly wow. I know there's a lot of people that said a lotta real real nice things to me for several months now, but I'm just shaking in my boots here. Ok, alright. Thank you David O. Russell. I want to thank the actors, Mark Wahlberg, Christian Bale, he might run out for a second, Amy, my sweet sister Adams, Jack, our lovely daughters. OK. Yeah, I am kind of speechless. Golly sakes, there's people up there too. When I watched Kate two years ago, it looked so FUCKING EASY. Alice Ward, your beautiful family that opened your hearts. I saw Mick here earlier. Dick, a shout out for N...

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    OSCARS 2011 | "The King's Speech" Sweeps

    "The King's Speech" was crowned Best Picture tonight at the 83rd Academy Awards in Los Angeles, with Tom Hooper taking Best Director and Colin Firth winning Best Actor. Natalie Portman won Best Actress for her role in "Black Swan," "Inside Job" took Best Documentary, while Christian Bale won Best Su...

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    Bobby Farrelly Says "Ball Is In Motion" For 'Dumb & Dumber' Sequel

    With "Hall Pass" opening this weekend and getting bested by the three-week-old cartoon "Gnomeo And Juliet" it's further proof that the Farrelly Brothers are no longer the zeitgeist-capturing, filthy-minded comedy directors they once were. For their next project, "The Three Stooges," the duo are taki...

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    Live at the Oscars: Best Picture Goes to Period Drama The King's Speech, with Four Wins

    The best picture Oscar, inevitably, goes to The King's Speech, which earlier in the Oscar show looked like it wasn't winning anything, but eventually won the night with four Oscars: best original screenplay, director (Hooper talks win), lead actor and best picture. A bevy of producers surged onto th...

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    Post-Award Thoughts

    As I watched the Oscars and the Independent Spirit Awards this weekend you could see one clear difference between the two events (aside from the formal dresses and the hosts) -- the presence of female winners. The Oscars followed the usual path and having male winner after male winner, especially i...

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    Live at the Oscars: Colin Firth Talks Best Actor for The King's Speech UPDATED

    I defy anyone to have even considered giving the Oscar to anyone but Colin Firth for The King's Speech. Poor James Franco, coming after Firth as Sandra Bullock nailed her presentation of best actor, speaking directly to the nominees. (I want Bullock to host the Oscars! She's got crack comic timing, ...

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