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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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    Warner Bros. Launches Oscar Campaigns For 'The Dark Knight Rises' & 'Cloud Atlas'

    It's that time of year, and the studios are getting ready to wine and dine Oscar voters in the hopes of giving their prestige pictures, success stories and, hell, even the long shots, a bit of love in the awards season. And Warner Bros. is getting in on the act. They've launched their awards site, a...

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    Santa Barbara Int'l Film Festival To Honor Ben Affleck with Modern Master Award on January 26

    The Santa Barbara International Film Festival (January 24 - February 3) will honor Ben Affleck with the Modern Master Award on January 26 in the historic Arlington Theatre. The award, which in the past has gone to the likes of Christopher Plummer, James Cameron, Cate Blanchett, Clint Eastwood and G...

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    Joaquin Phoenix Backtracks On His Damaging Oscar Comments, Says He Owes Career To His Nomination

    For every year-end darling labeled by audiences and critics as an Oscar contender, there likewise exists an awards season campaign fully brought to its knees by an actor's derisive remarks. No matter the veracity of their statements, it's long been established that any unfavorable opinion no...

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    IT'S OFFICIAL: Disney/Lucasfilm Hire 'Toy Story 3' Scribe Arndt to Write 'Star Wars: Episode VII' UPDATE (VIDEO)

    Kathleen Kennedy confirms that Michael Arndt is the new writer for "Star Wars: Episode VII." She was celebrating the AFI FEST closing night world premiere of Steven Spielberg's "Lincoln" Thursday, along with Disney chairman Robert Iger, who when pressed, admitted that he wouldn't have paid $4.05 bil...

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    Oscar Talk: 'Lincoln' Premiere, Dissecting Gurus 'O Gold, Cinematography

    Oscar Talk happened in Los Angeles this week, as Kris Tapley and I dissected the latest predictions from EW and The Gurus 'O Gold. Will "Argo" be able to keep its front-runner status as "Lincoln" and "Life of Pi" come on strong? Is "Silver Linings Playbook" all that it's cracked up to be? Or will it...

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    Academy Releases Shortlist of Ten Animated Shorts

    The Academy has accepted ten animated short films to advance in the voting process for the 85th Academy Awards out of fifty-six that qualified in the category.

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    Ten Animated Shorts Shortlisted for Oscar

    The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has announced the ten films shortlisted for the Best Animated Short category at the 85th Annual Oscars. The list comes from a longer list of eligible shorts. Members of the Short Films and Feature Animation Branch Reviewing Committees viewed all elig...

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