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    Quvenzhané Wallis Makes History - Youngest Actress Nominated For Best Actress Oscar

    Ok, let's see. First, a huge congrats to Quvenzhané Wallis who, as the title of this post states, has made history, becoming the youngest actress ever to be nominated for an Academy Award. She's just 9 years old. The previous record holder was Keisha Castle-Hughes, who wa...

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    Oscar Nominations 2013: 'Lincoln,' 'Life Of Pi' & 'Silver Linings Playbook' Lead Academy Awards Field

    So here we are. The moment that basically every film fan (even if some are openly hostile to the idea) sees as their Superbowl; the announcement of the Academy Award nominations, for the 85th time, in this case. Seth MacFarlane and Emma Stone took to the stage at 5.30 PST to deliver the news, after ...

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    '5 Broken Cameras,' 'Detropia' Lead Cinema Eye Honors Winners

    Emad Burnat and Guy Davidi’s "5 Broken Cameras" -- about Israeli settlements encroaching upon Burnat’s Palestinian village -- took top prize at the 6th Annual Cinema Eye Honors for Nonfiction Filmmaking, handed out tonight at the Museum of the Moving Image in Astoria, Queens. ...

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    Irish Film & Television Nominations Include 'Seven Psychopaths,' 'What Richard Did,' 'Death of a Superhero'

    The Irish Film and Television Academy has announced the nominations for its tenth annual awards ceremony (February 9). Leading the pack are Lenny Abrahamson's "What Richard Did" and Ian Fitzgibbon's "Death of a Superhero," with Martin McDonagh's "Seven Psychopaths"...

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    DGA Award TV Nominees Include Rian Johnson, Lena Dunham, Louis C.K., Philip Kaufman & More

    Perhaps as further evidence that great storytelling is happening just as often on the small screen as it is in the multiplex, this year's DGA nominees for televison feature more than a few names who are seasoned in the feature film world, so let's get right to it.

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    DGA Nominees for Outstanding TV Direction in 2012 Include 'Girls,' 'Homeland,' 'Hemingway & Gelhorn,' 'Hatfields & McCoys'

    The Directors Guild of America announces the nominees for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in TV and commercials for 2012. Guild president Taylor Hackford says that TV is in "one of the most creative and fruitful periods in its history, and television directors are a critical element of that succ...

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    Bryan Cranston, Lena Dunham and Rian Johnson Among DGA's 2013 TV Nominations

    The Directors Guild of America caused a stir yesterday when Tom Hooper was among the five nominees for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Feature Film, while Quentin Tarantino and David O. Russell missed the cut.

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    Final Oscar Nominations Predictions 2013

    Some 5700 Academy members filed their ballots by the extended nominations deadline of January 4. And Thursday morning we will all know the final nominations tally. Sure to nab ten to fourteen nominations in the most competitive Oscar race in years is popular hit "Lincoln," which has dominated every ...

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    Oscar Watch: American Society of Cinematographers Nominate Best of 2012

    The American Society of Cinematographers has spoken--and their nominations exactly match those of the BAFTAs.

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    Oscar Watch: Parsing the BAFTA Nominations and Spielberg/Hooper Snub; Could 'Skyfall' Land a Best Picture Slot?

    The BAFTAs are yet another awards group, about the same size as the Academy, that represents a portion of about 300 voting Brits who can have an impact on the Oscar race. The Brits explain why a film like "Atonement," for example, could do better than expected. Thus BAFTA giving American productions...

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