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    'Amour' Auteur Michael Haneke Talks Riva and Trintignant, Death of 35 mm UPDATED

    Michael Haneke's "Amour" has been nominated for five Oscars: Best Picture, Directing, Actress, Foreign Language Film and Screenplay. This comes after scooping up awards from such year-end critics groups as the New York Film Critics Circle, and tops off a stellar year that began with the film winning...

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    Oscar Talk: Shorts and Documentary, BAFTAs and Scripters, Spielberg vs. Lee, Lawrence vs. Riva and More

    On this week's Oscar Talk Podcast, Kris Tapley and I discuss live-action and documentary shorts as well as the documentary feature race. We look at the influence of last weekend's BAFTAs and USC Scripters Awards, and talk a few too-close-to-call categories: Steven Spielberg or Ang Lee for Be...

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    The Early Gems: Notable Performances From 2013's Best Supporting Actress Nominees

    Yesterday, we began our coverage counting down to the 85th Academy Awards next Sunday, by taking a look at some of the best early performances of the Best Supporting Actor nominees. So today, the only natural place to go was across the gender divide, to the Best Supporting Actress contenders. And as...

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    Watch: Host Andy Samberg Has Bear Legs and a Doppelganger in Two Spirit Award Teasers

    The Independent Spirit Awards are fast approaching, and while that means many of your more under-seen and modestly budgeted favorite films of last year may finally be getting their due, it also holds the promise of a more fun and freewheeling alternative to the drag that is the Oscars ceremony.

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    The Early Gems: Notable Performances From 2013's Best Supporting Actor Oscar Nominees

    After a long, punishing Oscar season that started about 50 weeks ago (although we suppose it only really kicked in in August or September), we're now about a week-and-a-half out from the 2013 ceremony. And for all our grumbling, it's always a key fixture in the cinephile calendar, and as such, we're...

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    Writers Guild East Awards Ceremony to Tribute Nora Ephron; Watch Live Broadcast of WGA West

    The Writers Guild East has announced a tribute to writer-director Nora Ephron (1941-2012), to be presented at the guild's East Coast awards ceremony on February 17. The nominees are here.

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    Bill Clinton to Present Barbra Streisand with Chaplin Award at Lincoln Center Gala

    The 42nd president Bill Clinton will make his second awards appearance this year at the Film Society of Lincoln Center's 40th annual Chaplin Award ceremony, presenting the honor to Barbra Streisand. The award recognizes Streisand's achievement as the first American woman...

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    Alex Gibney Reacts to Pope Resignation, Talks HBO's 'Mea Maxima Culpa,' Exposing Institutional Protector the Catholic Church UPDATED (VIDEO)

    One of the villains in documentarian Alex Gibney's takedown of the Roman Catholic Church, "Mea Maxima Culpa: Silence in the House of God," is the Pope, who February 11 announced his plan to resign at age 85. Did his long-term role --as Cardinal Ratzinger and Pope Benedict XVI--in covering up pedophi...

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    Academy Unveils 2013 Oscar Poster Featuring Every Best Picture Winner from 1927-2012

    The Academy unveils its newest poster in celebration of the 85th Academy Awards on February 24. English artist Olly Moss collaborated with Gallery1988 to create a poster that features Oscar statuettes from each year of the the award show's history...

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    'Holy Motors' Leads 10th International Cinephile Society Awards

    Leos Carax's "Holy Motors" led the 10th Annual International Cinephile Society Awards, taking prizes for best film, best director, best actor (Denis Lavant) and best film not in the English language.

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