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    Oscars: A Look At The Supporting Actress Contenders, Including Oprah Winfrey, Cameron Diaz & Lupita Nyong'o

    It's been a busy week or so in Oscar Land: rumors have swirled around the release, or not, of "The Wolf Of Wall Street," previously thought a potential frontrunner, while Bennett Miller's "Foxcatcher" stormed into the race with an excellent teaser trailer, only for it to be announced almost immediat...

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    Q & A: Indie Hit 'Enough Said' Is Oscar Race Dark Horse

    Nicole Holofcener is one of those respected specialty players who has never crossed over to the mainstream. Now may be her time. With rave reviews and strong box office and an awards push from Fox Searchlight (which developed the project from a pitch), "Enough Said" could wind up a strong contender ...

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    Is Alfonso Cuarón's 'Gravity' A New Kind Of Cinema?

    Four years in the making, "Gravity" presents an artificial world that could only have been made today, and provides a fantastic showcase of new possibilities.

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    For Your Consideration: Sifting Through An Incredibly Crowded Best Actor Oscar Race (Even With Steve Carell Out of the Picture)

    Last week this column took a look at the quickly tightening best actress race (in the wake of two drop outs via Nicole Kidman and Marion Cotillard), so it seemed appropriate to turn the table over to their male counterparts, especially since one of the main contenders in that arena also headed to 20...

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    Oscar-Bound Bruce Dern Talks Career and Alexander Payne's 'Nebraska'

    Let the Oscar drum-roll begin for 77-year-old actor Bruce Dern. He talks his career, and his wonderfully heartbreaking performance as Woody Grant, an aging man on a quest for a dubious sweepstakes reward of $1 million, in Alexander Payne's "Nebraska."

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    The European Film Academy Announces Animated Feature Film 2013 Nominations

    The European Film Academy has announced its three nominations in the European Animated Feature Film 2013 category: Ari Folman's "The Congress," Alain Ughetto's "Jasmine," and Enzo d' Alo's "Pinocchio."

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    The 10 Best Things Harvey Weinstein Said at His Zurich Film Festival Masterclass

    Harvey Weinstein took a break from campaigning for this year's slate of Weinstein Company award hopefuls to take part in a Masterclass at the still underway Zurich Film Festival in Switzerland, where his company is screening Ryan Coogler's Sundance sensation "Fruitvale Station," Weinstein's 10th fil...

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    Israel Academy Picks 'Bethlehem' as Ophir Winner and Foreign Oscar Contender

    The Israeli Academy has voted "Bethlehem," from rookie feature director Yuval Adler, its official entry to the foreign language Oscar, reports Yair Raveh. That's because it won six awards including Best Picture at the Ophir Awards Saturday (as well as Directing, Screenplay, Supporting Actor, Editing...

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    AFI FEST Seeks Replacement for Opening Weekend Gala as 'Foxcatcher' Falls Out

    The good news for the AFI FEST (November 7-14) is that it often lands late-finishers in the Oscar derby. The bad news is that they sometimes don't finish. That's what happened with Bennett Miller's "Foxcatcher," which was scheduled for the festival's high-profile opening weekend Friday gala on Novem...

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