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    'Argo' Tops 2013 BAFTA Awards

    Ben Affleck's "Argo" led the winners of the 66th British Academy Film Awards (or BAFTAs), taking prizes for best film, best director, and best film editing. This continues the films momentum going into the February 24th Oscar ceremony, where it is certainly the frontrunner to win best ...

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    'Argo' Wins Best Film & Best Director At The 2013 BAFTAs, Emmanuelle Riva Wins Best Actress

    Over the weekend, Hollywood's A-list have been flying into London, to be greeted by the traditional British February welcome of rain-that-sometimes-turns-into-snow, in order to brave tonight's British Academy of Film and Television Awards (or BAFTA Awards), the U.K. equivalent to the Oscars.

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    'Argo' Wins Again at USC Scripter Awards

    Unstoppable awards juggernaut "Argo" won yet another award Saturday night as New York screenwriter Chris Terrio, Wired journalist Joshuah Bearman ("The Great Escape") and ex-CIA analyst Tony Mendez ("The Master of Disguise") won the 25th annual Scripter Award. The USC Scripters go to adapted scripts...

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    African American Film Critics Association & PAFF Awards Highlights

    Last night was the Night of Tribute at the Pan African Film Fest, where the festival teamed up with the African American Film Critics Association to present a star-studded awards ceremony for both organizations at the Tayglan Complex in Hollywood.

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    Immersed in Movies: Assessing the Production Design Oscar Race

    If there is one word that best describes the five Oscar nominees for production design, it's upheaval. In "Anna Karenina," it's about the crumbling 19th-century Russian aristocracy. In "The Hobbit," Bilbo's comfortable life is turned upside down when Gandalf recruits him to help the dwarves take bac...

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    State of the Oscar Race, Reading the Oscar Nominees Lunch Tea Leaves (VIDEO)

    As of Friday, February 8, Academy members can vote for the Oscars, right up to February 19. Many have already received their paper ballots, and three have anonymously revealed their votes to the LA Times. All they reveal is that this year, more than most, the race is wide open and hard to call. "It'...

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    Predicting The Winners Of The 2013 BAFTAs

    We're two weeks out from the Academy Awards, but this weekend brings the last of the major precursor ceremonies (excluding the WGAs) before Oscars -- the British Academy Of Film and Television Arts Awards, or the BAFTAs. Historically leaning more towards celebrating homegrown fare than following the...

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    Oscar Talk: 'Argo' Wins DGA

    On this week's Oscar Talk Podcast, Kris Tapley and I discuss the state of the race post-DGA win for "Argo," the Academy Nominees Luncheon, rank the animated shorts, and more. Kris is gung-ho all the way on "Argo," while I argue that in many categories including Best Picture a...

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    WATCH 'Adam and Dog': Exclusive Animated Oscar Short

    Korean Minkyu Lee's Oscar-nominated animated short, "Adam and Dog," which won the Annie for best animated short last year, is available online.

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    The Oscar Best Picture Nominees By The Numbers

    We are a little over two weeks out from Oscar night, and today sees the opening of the second phase of voting. Right now, and over the next ten days, Academy members will be filling out ballots and deciding who's actually going to be taking home the statues on Sunday, February 24th.

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