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    Palm Springs Fest to Honor Helen Hunt with Spotlight Award

    The Palm Springs International Film Festival, gearing up for its 24th edition, will honor Helen Hunt with their Spotlight Award at its awards gala on January 5. The festival runs January 3-14 and always puts the spotlight on awards contenders.

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    THR Writers Roundtable: Apatow, Boal, Haneke, Krasinski, Magee & Terrio Tackle Politics, Death & Historical Accuracy

    The Hollywood Reporter's Writers Roundtable -- full-length, uncensored video below -- includes writers and filmmakers Judd Apatow ("This Is 40"), Mark Boal ("Zero Dark Thirty"), David Magee ("Life of Pi"), Chris Terrio ("Argo"), Michael Haneke ("Amour") and John Krasinski ("Promised Land").

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    Oscars: Dancing With 'Anna Karenina' As The Costume & Production Design Awards Come Into Play

    Friday sees the release of Joe Wright's version of "Anna Karenina," a film which, over the last few months, has become something of a Playlist favorite. A bold, non-naturalistic take on Tolstoy's classic, it's proven to be hugely divisive -- some have mocked it as near-disastrous, some (including th...

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    Benghazi, The Fiscal Cliff & The Election: How Important Is It For A Best Picture Contender To Capture The Zeitgeist?

    When President Barack Obama won re-election a week ago, more than one tweet popped up saying something along the lines of "Well, that makes 'Lincoln' the Best Picture front-runner now." You could certainly make that argument for Steven Spielberg's film. It had plenty of adoring reviews, a titanic pe...

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    'Anna Karenina' and 'Les Miserables' Producers Bevan and Fellner Nab PGA Selznick Award

    "Anna Karenina" is just the latest achievement from Working Title co-chairmen Tim Bevan and Eric Fellner, who will receive the Producers Guild of America's top honor, the coveted David O. Selznick Achievement Award in Theatrical Motion Pictures. Bevan and Fellner will accept the award at the 24th A...

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    Spirit Awards Pitch a Tent in Santa Monica for 28th Awards Show February 23

    It's back to the white tent on the Santa Monica beach the day before the Oscars, February 23, for the indie alternative awards show--a favorite for many each year--Film Independent's Spirit Awards. The 28th Indie Spirits will be exclusively broadcast the same night on IFC after its live taping. The ...

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    For Your Consideration: A History of Presidential Movies at the Oscars

    Over the years, films about real-life American presidents from Andrew Jackson to Richard Nixon to Bill Clinton (whether fictionalized or not) have garnered a total of 36 Oscar nominations and seven wins. That count is essentially certain to grow come early 2013, when Steven Spielberg's "Lin...

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    The Spoils: Does DOC NYC's Short List Program Help or Hinder Academy Voting on Documentaries?

    New York City’s DOC NYC Festival comes to a close Thursday, and woven in among the films in the official program are ten movies highlighted with an unmistakable wink to the Academy: they are part of a sidebar called The Short List. And while Thom Powers, head programmer for DOC NYC, slyly deni...

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    Critical Consensus: Eric Kohn and Peter Knegt On the Oscar Prospects of 'Anna Karenina,' 'Silver Linings Playbook' and More

    Chief film critic Eric Kohn and senior editor Peter Knegt reconvene to get under the hood of the awards race: what's working, what's not and where the 'Silver Linings' are.

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    Focus World Takes US Rights to Kormákur's 'The Deep,' Iceland's Foreign Language Oscar Submission

    Focus World has taken US rights to "The Deep," Iceland's submission to the Foreign Oscar race, and plans a release within the first half of 2013.

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