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    Ranking the Top 15 Best Picture Oscar Contenders Before the Fall Festivals

    I was happy to give MovieCityNews webmaster David Poland my top 15 picks for the Best Picture Field. I didn't have to rank them, and while I haven't seen most of them, I could certainly take a stab at where the For Your Consideration ads are likely to go. So now he's assembled a ranking of the Top 1...

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    BET Announces 2013 Hip Hop Awards Host, Dates, Nominees...

    Details on the next BET Hip Hop Awards via press release from BET:

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    Watch: The Coen Brothers' 'Inside Llewyn Davis' Gets a New, Fuller Trailer

    Ecstatically received at this year's Cannes Film Festival where it won the Grand Prize of the Jury, Joel and Ethan Coen's folk music dramedy "Inside Llewyn Davis" doesn't open stateside until December 6th. Luckily a new trailer has popped up online today, offering up new footage ahead of its release...

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    Cate Blanchett and Ralph Fiennes Set As New York Film Festival's 2013 Gala Tributes

    The Film Society of Lincoln Center has set their annual New York Film Festival Gala Tributes with the mighty duo of Cate Blanchett and Ralph Fiennes. Blanchett will be honored on October 2nd, while Fiennes will have his feting a week later on October 9th.

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    For Your Consideration: The 10 Summer Indies That Stand The Best Shot At Oscar Nods

    Roll your eyes if you'd like, but the truth of the matter is that "award season" -- which is less of a season than the half of the year that starts with the Venice Film Festival and ends with the speech of whoever wins best picture the Oscars, is a week away from being more or less upon us. And thus...

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    Should There Be a Best Casting Oscar?

    Just because the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences has added a new, 17th branch for Casting Directors doesn't mean there will be a Best Casting Oscar anytime soon.

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    Oscar Watch: 'Lone Survivor' Is Peter Berg's Bid to Redeem Himself After 'Battleship'

    Peter Berg directed "Battleship" for Universal Pictures so that he could direct the movie he cared about, "Lone Survivor," which he has been working on for five years. Universal is giving "Lone Survivor" an Oscar qualifying run on December 27 in advance of a January 14 wide release. Like "Argo" and ...

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    Forest Whitaker On Putting In 20 Hour Days on 'Lee Daniels' The Butler,' Working Opposite Oprah, and His Thoughts on Trayvon Martin

    As Cecil Gaines, the fictional character loosely based on Eugene Allen, a black presidential butler who served through eight administrations from Eisenhower to Reagan, Forest Whitaker gives a performance so powerful in its subtlety that it's dumbfounding to realize that this is the same actor who wo...

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    Oscar Talk Season Five Episode One: 'Lee Daniels' The Butler'

    On this week's Oscar Talk Podcast, the first of our fifth season, In Contention's Kris Tapley and I round up the movies that have already screened, from Sundance hits "Fruitvale Station," "Ain't Them Bodies Saints" and "Before Midnight" to the Cannes titles ("All is Lost," "Blue is the Warmest Color...

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    Bennett Miller's 'Foxcatcher' Moves From Big Sony To Sony Pictures Classics

    Sony Pictures Classics will release Bennett Miller's "Foxcatcher" on the prime awards season date of December 20th, it was announced today. Originally pegged for release via Sony's Columbia Pictures (which released Miller's previous film "Moneyball"), the Annapurna Pictures-produced film will now he...

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