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    Oscars Announce Key 2012-13 Dates; Move Up Nominations By Five Days

    Key dates have been announced with regard to the 85th Academy Awards, with a bit of a twist: The nominations will be announced five days earlier than previously suggested, on Thursday, January 10th.

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    Universal Moving 'Les Miserables' to December 25 Could Have Oscar Impact

    Universal Pictures would have loved to put "Les Miserables," Tom Hooper's follow-up to the Oscar-winning "The King's Speech," onto the fall festival circuit to build support and buzz. But the Working Title/Cameron Mackintosh epic period film adaptation of the global hit musical wasn't anywhere near ...

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    The French Choose Weinstein's 'The Intouchables' for Foreign Oscar Race

    In a change of direction, a markedly younger seven-member film commission including Cannes director Thierry Fremaux has chosen heart-tugging crowdpleaser "The Intouchables" as their official Oscar submission, their first comedy.

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    For Your Consideration: 10 Things The Fall Fests Did Tell Us About Award Season

    Many of the biggest hitters in the 2012 awards race -- "The Master," "Silver Linings Playbook," "Argo," "Anna Karenina," "Cloud Atlas" -- were finally unleashed at Venice, Telluride and Toronto. So what did it all mean, and what happens now?

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    Oscars 2012: France Goes With 'Intouchables' Over 'Rust & Bone' For Foreign Race

    "The Intouchables" for the win.

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    Jennifer Lawrence Talks 'Silver Linings Playbook,' Russell, 'Hunger Games' and Prepping for that Money Scene (EXCLUSIVE VIDEO)

    As soon as "Silver Linings Playbook" played in Toronto it became the front runner for the Oscar. This is something its Oscar handlers were seeking to avoid, but the film then went on to win the coveted TIFF audience award nabbed by such past crowd-pleasers as Oscar-winner "Slumdog Millionaire." Yes,...

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    Oscars: 'The Master,' 'Silver Linings Playbook' & 'Argo' Lead Wide Open Awards Season Field

    Having covered the Oscar race in quite a bit of detail last year, it's fair to say that it wasn't the most exciting race in history. It became clear from early September onward that "The Artist" was set to be a juggernaut, and as the film swept the precursors in the run-up, it was clear that nothing...

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    Fest Buyer Sony Pictures Classics Heads to the Middle East (VIDEO)

    Sony Pictures Classics has always leaned heavily on foreign acquisitions in advance of the awards season. Michael Barker and Tom Bernard are often betting on the likely submissions for the best foreign film entry, and can be counted upon to wind up with more than one in the final five. At the same t...

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    Oscar Talk: Toronto and Telluride Update, from 'The Master' and 'Cloud Atlas' to 'Silver Linings Playbook'

    Kris Tapley and I go over the Oscar race post-Toronto and Telluride, from Paul Thomas Anderson's "The Master" and Terrence Malick's "To the Wonder" to the fate of "Anna Karenina" and "Cloud Atlas." Neither of us liked "Hyde Park on Hudson" ve...

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    Fox Searchlight Moves Up Oscar Contender 'The Sessions' to October 19

    Fox Searchlight has moved up the limited release date of Ben Lewin's Sundance hit-turned-Oscar contender "The Sessions" to October 19, a week earlier than originally announced. The film recently screened at TIFF.

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