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    Film Independent's Directors Close-Up Series To Feature Affleck, Russell, Loktev, Zeitlin, Fleischer, Sachs and Soloway

    Film Independent's 12th edition of their Directors Close-Up series will feature Ben Affleck ("Argo"), David O. Russell ("Silver Linings Playbook") and Benh Zeitlin ("Beasts of the Southern Wild"), director Ruben Fleischer ("Gangster Squad"), and writer/directors Ira Sachs ("Keep the Lights On"), Jul...

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    Ten Things I Learned Over the Golden Globes Weekend

    Seth MacFarlane did not look happy as he nursed a strong drink at the HBO party following the Golden Globes Sunday night. Would you? The first-time Oscar host has to follow hosts Tina Fey and Amy Poehler, who nabbed the best reviews in recent memory for their performance at the Golden Globes on NBC,...

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    'Perks of Being a Wallflower' Joins Usual Suspects for Six USC Scripter Award Nominations

    "Perks of Being a Wallflower" joins usual suspects "Argo," "Beasts of the Southern Wild," "Life of Pi," "Lincoln," and "Silver Linings Playbook" as contenders for the 25th annual USC Libraries Scripter awards. Usually five films are nominated, but this year a tie resulted in six nods.

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    Directors Of 'The Invisible War,' 'How To Survive A Plague' & More Get DGA Documentary Award Nominations

    So how good of an augur is the DGAs to the Oscars? Well, thus far only 2 of their nominees for Best Director landed Oscar nominations, but three of the filmmakers behind a trio of contending Best Documentary movies have been honored by their peers.

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    Directors Guild Nominates Documentaries

    True to tradition, the Directors Guild documentary nominees do not match up completely with the Oscar documentary nominations. All five are first-time DGA nominees.

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    Don Cheadle, Sole Non-White Winner At Last Night's Golden Globe Awards. Ho-Hum...

    Congrats Don Cheadle - the only black winner (actually the only non-white winner) at the Golden Globes Awards Ceremony last night. Then again, there weren't that many non-white nominees.

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    DGA Announces Doc Award Nominees

    Five first-time nominees made the cut for Directors Guild of America's Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Documentaries Award, including 3 of the 5 folks aiming for the best doc Oscar. “Whether shining a light on sweeping injustice or bringing us along on an intimate journey, the...

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    Weekend Recap: New Film Art, 'Zero Dark Thirty' Controversy Thickens, Casting Watch, and Awards Talk

    Here's our weekend recap. Two new pieces of film art were revealed this weekend. Just when you thought it was winding down, the "Zero Dark Thirty" controversy continues. Before she became a Golden Globe winner, "Girls" creator/star Lena Dunham sat down for a probing interview by Charlie Rose. Comed...

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    Watch: The 5 Highlights Of The 2013 Golden Globe Awards

    It's a good morning to be a Los Angeles pharmacist, as, Hollywood is just this moment waking up with their worst hangover of the year. Yep, it's the morning after the Golden Globes, and what the Hollywood Foreign Press Association lacks in respect or prestige, it makes up for in free-flowing booze a...

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    Watch: Jodie Foster Comes Out During Acceptance Speech ("but I already did my coming out a thousand years ago")

    Jodie Foster, winner of the 2013 Golden Globe Cecil B. DeMille award, gave an impassioned and refreshingly no-bullshit acceptance speech last night, which also functioned as a coming-out-but-I've-already-come-out moment, and a possible retirement announcement. Watch below, the star-studded audience ...

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