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    Why 'Searching for Sugar Man' is a Slam Dunk for the Documentary Oscar

    There are few reasons to envy the membership of the Hollywood Foreign Press Association, but there have probably been times when the Academy hierarchy has turned an envious eye upon the HFPA’s policy regarding the Golden Globe for Best Documentary: Namely, that there isn’t one. If one thinks of Osca...

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    Roadside Attractions Takes 'In a World...' with Sony Worldwide

    Triple-threat Lake Bell, who wrote, directed, and starred in "In a World..." which won the Waldo Salt Screenwriting Award at Sundance, has sold her movie to Roadside Attractions (U.S.) and Sony Worldwide Acquisitions Group (foreign). Roadside Attractions is planning a summer 2013 release for the fil...

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    The Halle Berry Effect: 10 Terrible Films Made By Actors After They Won Their Oscar

    Winning an Oscar has many wonderful benefits. You get the acknowledgement of your peers, worldwide fame, the pick of some of the best roles around, and crucially, you get to up your asking price. Because yes, for every actor or actress that uses their newfound place in the history books to take thei...

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    Iceland's Shortlisted Oscar Entry 'The Deep' Picks Up Record 11 Edda Awards

    Baltasar Kormakur's "The Deep," Iceland's shortlisted Oscar entry that didn't place as one of the five hallowed nominations, has picked up 11 Edda Awards at Iceland's annual ceremony celebrating the best in film and television. 11 wins (including Best Film, Director and Lead Actor) is a record for t...

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    Oscar Watch: Why Actor-Directors Have the Advantage at the Oscars

    What’s been overlooked amid all the wringing of hands, gnashing of teeth and what-were-they-thinking hysteria surrounding Ben Affleck’s alleged “snub” as a Best Director nominee, is the degree to which the director’s branch has defied Oscar history. “Argo” is a fine, sturdy entertainment, a movie ev...

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    UPDATED '5 Broken Cameras' Oscar Contender Detained En Route to Oscars, Issues Statement: "Example of what my people face every day"

    Emad Burnat, co-director of "5 Broken Cameras," has issued a statement about his and his family's detention at LAX en route to the Oscars:

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    Oscars the Musical UPDATE: Host Seth MacFarlane and Kristin Chenoweth to Perform Show-Closing Musical Number

    Oscar host Seth MacFarlane and Kristin Chenoweth will perform a special show-closing musical number on the February 24 telecast. Producers Craig Zadan and Neil Meron stated that the performance will follow the Best Picture win, and will be "a can't-miss moment."

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    Memo To Potential Academy Award Winners: Watch 10 Oscar Speeches To Aspire To

    The Oscars are just a couple days away, and surely one of the big highlights of the event will be the speeches -- for better or for worse. As Melissa Leo can surely attest, a bad or bizarre (or both) Oscar speech can be the next morning's top water cooler topic, and haunt you for the rest of your ca...

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    Are the Oscars Making People Hate The Movies They're Supposed to Honor?

    Awards season seems to be making people reject the movies its created to celebrate.

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    Oscars: The Playlist Final Predictions For The 2013 Academy Awards

    As of Tuesday evening, voting for the 85th Academy Awards is closed. Tardy Academy members still filling out the ballots -- sorry, but counting is underway. The results will be announced at the Oscar ceremony on Sunday night, and the nominees now have a few days off from campaigning to catch up on b...

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