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    Ribald Mel Brooks AFI Tribute, from Scorsese and Lynch to De Niro and Silverman: 'You're an Enigma, You are Singular, You are Ridiculous' (TRAILERS)

    When asked by AFI if he could be the honoree of the 41st Life Achievement Award, Mel Brooks responded, "Of course! What took you so long?" It's a good question. It's clear from last night's event at the Dolby Theater -- a procession of food, drink, roasts and tributes -- that Hollywood peers just ad...

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    Ricky Gervais Says Hosting the Oscars "Would Be Very Tempting" -- Here's Why That Won't Happen

    A provocative quote from Ricky Gervais comes to us today courtesy of Gold Derby. The comedian and actor, who has now hosted the Golden Globes twice to both incendiary and underwhelmed reactions, says that hosting the Oscars "would be very tempting." Now, Gervais hasn't been offered the role in any c...

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    Amsterdam Film Festival Awards

    Congrats to TOH contributor Sophia Savage, pictured here with the "Bellflower" boys Evan Glodell and Tyler Dawson, for winning the World Cinema directing prize at the Amsterdam Film Festival for her Kickstarter-funded debut short film "Empyrian," which she also wrote and stars in, along with Dawson....

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    How Will Cannes Films Like 'Inside Llewyn Davis' & 'Only God Forgives' Fare During Oscar Season?

    While it's a more diverse celebration of film of all kinds, few could argue that Cannes hasn't provided a major launching pad for awards movies over the years. From "No Country For Old Men" and "Inglourious Basterds" to "The Artist," "Midnight In Paris," "Amour" and "Beasts Of The Southern Wild," ba...

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    Cannes Recap

    I am traveling through France, visiting family (what a life!) and will begin slowly to recuperate from one of the most intense Cannes I have had in years. As I do so, I hope you will follow my Cannes journal. For now, I want to review the prizes.

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    Neil Patrick Harris Adds Emmys To Hosting Tonys, Why Not Oscars? UPDATE

    Why fix something that isn't broken? Musically gifted TV star Neil Patrick Harris is not only returning for a fourth turn as host of the Tony Awards at Radio City Music Hall, to air June 9 on CBS, but will also host the Emmys for the network on September 22. Harris hosted the Tonys in 2009, 2011 and...

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    'Blue Is The Warmest Color' Wins Cannes Palme d'Or

    In a twist in Cannes Sunday evening, director Abdellatif Kechiche's "Blue is the Warmest Color" not only won the Palme d'Or, but the jury, headed by Steven Spielberg, made the extraordinary gesture of also giving its actresses Adele Exarcholpoulos and Lea Seydoux honorary scrolls for their bravery i...

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    'Blue is the Warmest Color' Wins the Palme d'Or at the 2013 Cannes Film Festival; Berenice Bejo and Bruce Dern Win Acting Honors

    Abdellatif Kechiche's coming of age drama "Blue is the Warmest Color" (go HERE for our glowing review) has won the coveted Palme d'Or at the 2013 Festival de Cannes. The film, which drew a lot of attention during the festival for its long and explicit lesbian sex scenes, won over Joel and Ethan Coen...

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    Cannes Un Certain Regard Awards: 'Missing Picture,' 'Omar,' 'Stranger by the Lake,' 'Fruitvale Station'

    The Cannes sidebar Un Certain Regard 2013 presented in competition 17 films from 15 different countries, six of which were first films. Sofia Coppola's "The Bling Ring" opened the program out of competition. The jury led by Danish director Thomas Vinterberg ("The Hunt") included actresses Zhang Ziyi...

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    Latinobuzz: Films in Progress 24 Opens Its Call for Submissions

    This is one of the 3 most important events for Latino films seeking post production financing, sakes agents and distribution.

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