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    Writing 'Life of Pi': David Magee Talks the Mother of Adaptations

    After ten long years of painstaking development, "Life of Pi" finally made it to the screen. And there were many times that Fox 2000 chief Elizabeth Gabler, who optioned it right after it was published, did not think that it would happen. Only when Ang Lee came along four years ago did it become pos...

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    For Your Consideration: If I Had An Oscar Ballot...

    At this very moment, the nearly 6,000 members of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences are in the midst of filling out their nomination ballots (if they haven't already). For this Oscar prognosticator, it brings forth the annual daydream of having his own ballot.

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    LatinoBuzz: Chile Goes for the Bronze, A Look Back at the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film

    If NO gets enough votes it will be the first time a Chilean film is nominated in the Foreign Language Film category. What are Chile’s chances? To find out, we take a look back at the Latin American nominees and winners of the Best Foreign Language Film Award.

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    Academy Extends Voting Period Amid Balloting Snafus

    Even while it was officially closed for the holiday until January 2, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, recognizing the continuing problems many of its members have been having with the new online voting procedures, has extended the deadline for members to vote for Oscar nominations by...

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    Academy Extends Oscar Vote Deadline To January 4th

    The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has extended the deadline for members to vote for Oscar nominations by one day to Friday, January 4, 2013, 5.p.m. PT.  (The original date was Thursday, January 3, 5 p.m. PT).  Members may vote online or submit a paper ballot.  Any votes ...

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    David O. Russell To Accept Indie Impact Award at Upcoming Palm Springs International Film Festival

    Variety will present director David O. Russell with the Indie Impact Award at the upcoming Palm Springs International Film Festival (January 3-14), celebrating the "Silver Linings Playbook" filmmaker for his contributions to the art and business of cinema.

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    Academy Voters Try to File Ballots Online, Bedeviled by Passwords and Safari UPDATE

    On Friday, Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences member Don Murphy posted on Facebook that he had sent in his Oscar ballot, "signed sealed and delivered." Why not use the brand-new electronic voting system? "Too much work," was his reply.

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    Oscar Short List of Academy Award Best Foreign Language Film

    The Academy Award Best Foreign Language Film shortlist will be winnowed down to the five nominees by specially invited committees in New York and Los Angeles.

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    Rome Film Festival and Ennio Morricone Honor Quentin Tarantino with Lifetime Achievement Award

    The seventh Rome Film Festival will honor Quentin Tarantino with a Lifetime Achievement Award on January 4, at a gala screening of "Django Unchained." Legendary composer Ennio Morricone ("Once Upon a Time in the West," "The Good, the Bad and the Ugly"), who wrote an ori...

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    'Les Miserables' Review Round-Up; Detractors Could Hurt Musical's Oscar Bid

    Christmas Day saw two new openings of award-season contenders, "Les Miserables" and "Django Unchained." (We will parse their box office on Thursday.) But judging from social media chatter as well as reviews, it is clear that Tom Hooper's approach to the musical may be too radical for many moviegoers...

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