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    Academy Announces Special Effects Shortlist, Does Not Yet Name 'Gravity' Winner

    Today, the Academy announced the ten films that will vie for the Special Effects Oscar. The films will be pared down to the nominees after the visual effects branch gets together to evaluate the effects all at once in a special event in January.

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    Sarah Polley, Wadjda director Haifaa al-Mansour Among National Board of Review's Best-of-Year Picks

    Directors Sarah Polley (Stories We Tell) and Haifaa al-Mansour (Wadjda) and actress Adele Exarchopoulos (Blue is the Warmest Color) were the only awardees among the National Board of Review's end-of-the-year picks in categories not designated for women.

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    Open Up the Best Actress Oscar Race: Five Locks and Eight Must-See Performances

    As usual, there are more viable men hustling after a Best Actor slot than women in contention for Best Actress. (My current predictions are here.) 'Twas ever thus, as the myopic film industry continues to chase the male demo and sequester "soft" relationship movies to the indie realm. Which means th...

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    'Breaking Bad,' 'Orange is the New Black' Nab Multiple WGA Award Nominations

    The WGA Awards announced the 2014 nominees for television writing, with "Breaking Bad" and "Orange is the New Black" doing particularly well in their respective final and first seasons. The ceremony will take place February 1st in New York and Los Angeles, at the Edison Ballroom and the JW Marriott ...

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    Emile Hirsch Dishes on John Belushi Biopic at 'Lone Survivor' Awards Lunch

    On the same day it was named as one of the National Board of Review's top 10 films of the year, "Lone Survivor" was celebrated with a luncheon yesterday in New York, hosted by Universal Pictures. Emile Hirsch, one the film's ensemble players, learned of the good news via his co-star in the film, Mar...

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    For Your Consideration: 10 Overlooked Actresses Who Deserve Some Awards Season Attention

    Received wisdom says that most years, including this one, the Best Actress field of contenders for the Oscars is "weaker" than their male counterparts, with a fairly limited group of possibilities who are plausible nominees. To which we can only say: horseshit. Every year, but this one in particular...

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    Spike Jonze's 'Her' Wins Best Film & Best Director From National Board Of Review

    So how influential are the National Board Of Review winners? Well, last year "Zero Dark Thirty" won Best Film, Best Director and Best Actress and went on to be shut out in all three categories when the Oscars rolled out. Basically, just remember that there is a gulf between critics and Academy voter...

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    National Board of Review Best of 2013 Is Out: 'Her' Wins Best Film (UPDATED)

    Spike Jonze's tech-romance "Her" leads the top ten list of the National Board of Review, whose thunder was stolen this year by the New York Film Critics Circle vote Tuesday. Jonze also won best director. While the NYFCC gave Robert Redford its Best Actor prize, the NBR went with another 77-year-old,...

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    Spike Jonze and 'Her' Win National Board of Review Top Awards

    The National Board of Review have announced the winners of the 2013 awards. Spike Jonze's "Her," the story of a man (Joaquin Phoenix) who falls in love with the voice of his computer's operating system, has been named Best Film of 2013, with Jonze winning Best Director.

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    Shonda Rhimes, Betsy Beers to Receive DGA Diversity Award

    Rhimes and her producing partner Betsy Beers will be honored by the Directors Guild of America for "their commitment to diversity hiring, their long record of providing jobs and opportunities to women and minorities, and for the example they set for the rest of the industry."

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