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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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    Will Smith Attached To 'Joe' A Modern-Day Version Of Biblical Tale Of Job From 'The Fighter' Writers

    David O. Russell Courted To DirectFor a man not exactly lacking in self-confidence, it's odd the way that Will Smith seemed to react to the critical and commercial failure of his last film, 2008's "Seven Pounds." Smith, who, when that film was released was probably the biggest star in the world, ha...

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    Gary Winick, Director and InDigEnt Founder, Dies at 49

    Director Gary Winick died Sunday afternoon in New York, after a long battle with brain cancer. He was 49.

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    Live at the Oscars: Portman Wins Best Actress for Black Swan

    Expected winner Natalie Portman thanks her parents for showing her how to be a good human being, as she accepts the best actress Oscar for Black Swan. She also thanks Luc Besson, who gave her her first job when she was 11, and her director Darren Aronofsky, "a fearless leader and visionary."

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    Tribeca Film to More Than Double Annual Output

    Tribeca Film announced today plans to commercially release 26 films over the next year, more than double the number released in 2010. To kick off the year, the company has acquired U.S. rights to nine new titles - including Vincent D'Onofrio's directorial debut "Don't Go in the Woods," Peter Mullan'...

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    Melissa Leo - Hollywood's Everywoman

    I was really glad to see that Melissa Leo was able to pull out the Oscar win. It was looking really shaky there at the end when she got slammed for her "consider" ads. People felt the ads were tacky and that the reeked of her wanting it too badly. Of course she wanted it badly. You could see it ...

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    Live at the Oscars: Randy Newman Wins His Second Oscar for Best Song, Toy Story 3

    Nominated 20 times, Randy Newman celebrates his second win, for best song "We Belong Together" from Toy Story 3. His last win was best song for Monsters, Inc., another Pixar film, where he has done six pictures. "I want to be good television so badly," he says. "I've slowed the show down almost ever...

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    Snubs & Surprises Of The 2011 Academy Awards

    'King's Speech' & 'Inception' Win 4 Awards, 'True Grit' Is The Night's Biggest Loser With 10 Nominations & Zero WinsFirst off, you might want to check out our 10 pleasant surprises of the 2011 Oscar nominees. They were pleasant surprises for a reason and none of those people won any awards except fo...

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    Charlie Sheen Says He Has A Script From Roman Coppola; Says WB Will Rename Studio Charlie Bros.

    So the Oscars are over and while pundits debate how entertaining (or not) the broadcast was, for this writer, the biggest thrill of the night came from a preview for Charlie Sheen's upcoming "20/20" interview which featured the sure-to-be meme-spawning quote: "I'm on a drug, it's called Charlie Shee...

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