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    Which Stars Need a Comeback?

    Everybody loves a comeback. Ben Affleck redeemed himself from "Jersey Girl" and Gigli" with "The Town" and "Argo," while President Obama gave Democrats hope by deciding to show up for his second debate against Mitt Romney after a frustratingly muted first roun...

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    John Hawkes Finds Pain and Growth in 'The Sessions'; Helen Hunt Also Strong Oscar Contender (EXCLUSIVE VIDEO)

    Fox Searchlight is no slouch at backing Oscar contenders (see "Slumdog Millionaire," "The Descendants," "The Wrestler"). Back in January at Sundance they scooped up "The Sessions," a small film from Australian writer-director Ben Lewin, who had not directed a feature film in 18 years. Why? Because i...

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    Read the Gotham Award Nominating Committees' Reviews of Their Favorite Movies

    Find out how the jurors felt about the movies they picked for the Gotham Awards. (SPOILER ALERT: They liked them.)

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    The Spoils: Why the Filmmakers Behind 'Chasing Ice' Should Chase Sean Hannity as Much as Oscar

    What Wednesday night’s engaging, high-profile New York screening of “Chasing Ice” needed was more conflict.

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    Meredith Vieira Returns as Host for National Board of Review Awards Gala; Voting Follows New York Film Critics

    The National Board of Review's annual Awards Gala will be hosted by Emmy-winning NBC correspondent Meredith Vieira for the third time. The gala will take place...

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    Emayatzy Corinealdi, Quvenzhané Wallis Make History At The Gotham Independent Film Awards?

    Congrats to Ava DuVernay and Emayatzy Corinealdi (as well the rest of the film's cast and crew - Middle Of Nowhere) for their Gotham noms in the Best Feature and Breakthrough Actor categories.

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    Gotham Awards Announce 2012 Nominations

    "Beasts of the Southern Wild," "Bernie," "Middle of Nowhere," and "Moonrise Kingdom" led the 22nd Gotham Independent Film Award nominations with two apiece, it was announced this morning. It was -- as always -- a rather surprising and occasionally wacky b...

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    National Board of Review To Vote December 5th, After NYFCC

    The National Board of Review announced today that this year's awards voting and announcement will take place on Wednesday, December 5, 2012. That's two days after the recently announced New York Film Critics Circle Awards, and three days after the calendar date the group announced last year....

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    Miguel Gomes Takes Ghent Film Festival's Top Prize for 'Tabu'

    Portuguese director Miguel Gomes's "Tabu" has come away from the 39th Ghent Film Festival with the Grand Prix for best film, the international festival jury announced Wednesday. Gomes, whose previous work includes "Our Beloved Month of August" and "The Face You Deserve,&...

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    'Silver Linings Playbook' Star De Niro Gets Into Oscar Race with a Push from Santa Barbara

    Robert De Niro may land his first Oscar nomination in 20 years for his moving supporting turn as Bradley Cooper's father in David O. Russell's "Silver Linings Playbook." De Niro has won two Oscars (for the second "Godfather" film and "Raging Bull") but he has no...

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