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    Confessions of an Emmy Virgin

    Sunday marked my first night at the Emmys. The theme of the night, for me as an awards telecast virgin, was a lifting of the veil. I saw things no man should see—unless that man wants his illusions shattered.

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    'Don Jon's Addiction' Opens October 18; No Awards Push Planned

    Just because Relativity is opening Joseph Gordon-Levitt's anti-porn romantic comedy "Don Jon's Addiction" on October 18 doesn't mean that they're going for an awards push. It's always foolish, in my view, to wear your hopes on your sleeve.

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    Weinsteins Take Daniels' 'The Butler' for 2013; Ziskin Pursued Project

    The Weinsteins have taken US rights to Lee Daniels' indie project "The Butler," which is currently in production in New Orleans. The film stars Forest Whitaker in the title role with Oprah Winfrey as his wife and David Oyelowo as their son. Icon International and IM Global handled fore...

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    Young Cosette in New One-Sheet for Hooper's 'Les Miserables'

    Check out this new official one-sheet for Tom Hooper's Oscar contender "Les Miserables," featuring a young Cosette (Isabelle Allen) looking remarkably like the famous branded illustration for the play, and no doubt dreaming melodiously of castles on clouds.

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    The Male Dominated Emmy Awards

    Last week we posted a piece about the research that showed that women created 26% of the TV shows during the 2011-2012 season.  But, based on the lack of women visible onstage at last night's Emmy Awards in any category but acting, you could have gotten the impression that  women are b...

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    'Mad Men' Shut Out As 'Homeland' & 'Modern Family' Dominate Emmy Award Winners

    Television's most meta night -- where TV stars gather on TV to give each other TV awards -- went down on Sunday evening, and the biggest story of the Emmys wasn't who won, but who didn't win. AMC's "Mad Men," which went into the show with 17 nominations -- the most of any s...

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    'Homeland,' 'Modern Family' and 'Game Change' Lead 2012 Primetime Emmy Awards

    The winners of the 64th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards have been announced, with "Homeland," "Modern Family" and "Game Change" dominating the drama, comedy and TV movie/miniseries categories, respectively. Each won the top prize in their section, as well as multiple other...

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    TV's 'Revolution' Reminds Why Networks Aren't Earning Emmy Drama Love

    When the lights – and all computers, telephones, car engines, and batteries – go off permanently and seemingly forever during the pilot of “Revolution,” the audience is left in the dark for only one or two minutes. Then, 15 years later, sunlight shines on a rural village, its good guy leader is kil...

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    Denmark Makes Foreign-Language Oscar Submission 'A Royal Affair'

    Denmark has selected the Mads Mikkelsen-starring fest favorite "A Royal Affair" as its entry for the 2013 Best Foreign-Language Oscar race. The film premiered in Berlin in February, with recent screenings at Telluride and Toronto. Magnolia releases the film stateside on November 9.

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    Oscar Talk: Considering New Entry 'Hitchcock,' Moving Oscar Dates, the Zeitgeist, and Foreign Language

    Back in the groove, the new bi-coastal Oscar Talk continues with Kris Tapley and I debating the new Oscar dates and electronic ballots, Fox Searchlight's entry of "Hitchcock" in the Oscar derby, and likely foreign film nominees. We also answer the question: what impact does the Zeitgeist have on Osc...

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