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    'Zero Dark Thirty,' 'Moonrise Kindgom' Top Utah Critics' Awards

    The Utah Film Critics gave its annual best picture prize to Kathryn Bigelow's "Zero Dark Thirty" (as roughly half of all groups have), but opted for Wes Anderson ("Moonrise Kingdom") in the best director category.

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    Black Film Critics Group Likes "Zero Dark Thirty," Day-Lewis, Chastain

    Kathryn Bigelow's "Zero Dark Thirty" continued its reign as the critics group awards leader, taking best picture, director and actress at the Black Film Critics Circle's awards.

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    'Argo,' 'Lincoln' and 'Zero Dark Thirty' Lead Alliance of Women Film Journalists' Award Noms

    The Alliance of Women Film Journalists have announced their annual award nominations in a variety of categories -- including numerous ones specific to female filmmakers.

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    'Argo' Tops With Oklahoma, Nevada Critics

    Ben Affleck's "Argo" was tops with both the Oklahoma and Nevada critics groups, taking best picture and best director honors at both (though Affleck tied with Kathryn Bigelow in Nevada).

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    Director Kormakur Literally Jumped Into Iceland's 'Deep' with Oscar Entry, Plans Viking Adventure

    Iceland's shortlisted Oscar entry "The Deep" (spring 2013) is based on the true story of the sole survivor of a downed fishing boat. Baltasar Kormakur is a member of a growing band of truly international filmmakers who make films at home as well as Hollywood. Producer-star Mark Wahlberg starred in "...

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    Oscar Foreign Language Shortlist Films All Open or Set for Release by Early 2013

    Something funny happened on the way to the Best Foreign Language Film Oscar shortlist. Unusually, all nine contenders announced Friday morning have either already been released in the US or will be during the first quarter of 2013.

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    Oscar Talk: 'Zero Dark Thirty,' 'Wreck-It Ralph,' Animation Race, and Oscar Campaigning

    On this week's Oscar talk podcast, In Contention's Kris Tapley and I examine the "Zero Dark Thirty" smear campaign, and wonder if "Wreck-It Ralph" and "ParaNorman" have the right stuff to win the animation race. Here's the podcast, which is also on iTun...

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    'Amour,' 'No,' 'Beyond The Hills' & More Make 9 Film Foreign Language Oscar Shortlist

    Well, the world didn't end which means that the awards season can continue unfettered, and today the Academy unveiled the shortlist for the Best Foreign Language Oscar and it's impressive. With themes of death, politics, religion, child soldiers and more throughout, it seems that voters were...

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    Oscar Foreign Shortlist Arrives; Nine Films Advance; 'Barbara,' Lore,' 'Pieta' Left Behind UPDATED

    Thursday night in Los Angeles, the Oscar foreign-language film award executive committee met to find out from PricewaterhouseCoopers the six finalists from 71 foreign submissions, based on the best average scores from voters who saw the requisite number of foreign entries. Academy members have been ...

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    Academy Announces Foreign Oscar Shortlist; 'Amour,' 'Intouchables' In; 'Barbara' Out

    Nine films will advance to the next round of voting in the Foreign Language Film category for the 85th Academy Awards, in what might be the least controversial foreign film shortlist ever. Among the chosen nine were the expected likes of France's "The Intouchables," Austria's ...

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