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    IDA Documentary Awards Top Honors to 'Searching for Sugar Man'; 'On Death Row,' 'Saving Face' Also Win

    The International Documentary Association announced its 2012 IDA Documentary Awards this evening at a ceremony at the Director's Guild, with Swedish music documentarian Malik Bendjelloul's five-year labor of love "Searching for Sugar Man" taking home the Best Feature prize, as well as Best Music. We...

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    'Searching for Sugar Man' Wins Big at IDA Documentary Awards Along With 'On Death Row' and 'Saving Face'

    "Searching for Sugar Man," Malik Bendjelloul's film about lost '70s singer-songwriter Sixto Rodriguez, was the big winner at the International Documentary Association's 2012 IDA Documentary Awards Friday, taking both Best Feature and Creative Recognition Award for Best Music honors.

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    Gus Van Sant Jumps Aboard Xavier Dolan's 'Laurence Anyways' As Executive Producer

    Gus Van Sant has jumped aboard Xavier Dolan's "Laurence Anyways" as one of the film's executive producers. He joins Lyse Lafontaine, Nathanaël Karmitz and Charles Gillibert on the film's producing team.

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    Oscar Talk: 'Django Unchained,' 'The Hobbit,' Doc Shortlist, Impact of NYFCC & NBR

    On this week's Oscar Talk podcast, Kris Tapley and I assess the impact of the New York Film Critic and National Board of Review results. We also look at where "Django Unchained" and "The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey," are likely to land in the Oscar race. And we agree that with the new documentary ...

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    Honor Roll 2012: Matthew McConaughey Wants a Viagra Study, Has an 18 Handicap and Thinks You've Got to "Enjoy the Architecture"

    For a while there, it looked as if Matthew McConaughey would never shake his on-screen image as the stoned, shirtless, good ol’ boy who mugged through Southern-fried thrillers and C-grade rom coms. But 2012 finally stuck a pin in all that as the 43-year-old Texas-born star stretched in every way he ...

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    WGA Award Nominations Go to 'Breaking Bad,' 'Modern Family'

    Television is a writer's medium, and today the writers honor their own. The Writers Guild of America announced its nominations for outstanding achievement in TV, with winners to be announced at the 2013 Writers Guild Awards on Sunday, February 17, 2013, at simultaneous ceremonies in Los Angeles ...

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    'Les Miserables' Review Roundup; Hooper and Cast Talk Singing Live

    The review embargo for Tom Hooper's "Les Miserables" has lifted. Critics are singing the praises of the film's strong performances (Anne Hathaway and Hugh Jackman are standouts), and admire the successful hybridizing of the musical with the Victor Hugo source material, but for some the film sags und...

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    'Key & Peele' Are 2013 Writers Guild Awards Nominees! No 'Scandal' Love (Cable TV Dominates)

    Proving once again that the best-written shows (especially dramas) are on cable TV... here are your 2013 WGA nominees for TV, news, and radio.

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    Palm Springs Honors 'Lincoln's Sally Field with its Career Achievement Award

    The Palm Springs International Film Festival is honoring Sally Field with its Career Achievement Award on January 5 during the awards gala for its 24th edition. In addition to Field, the gala will honor the cast of Ben Affleck's "Argo," Helen Hunt ("The Sessions"), Naomi Watts ("The Impossible") and...

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