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    Directors Guild Continues the Awards Surge for Ben Affleck's 'Argo'

    Ben Affleck bookended the night at the Directors Guild of America Awards. Half-hour TV show winner Lena Dunham ("Girls") accepted her award by saying, "Steven Spielberg, I'm coming for you. Ben Affleck, I already came for you." She forecast the heat that attended Affleck'...

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    'Wreck It Ralph' Dominates Annie Animation Awards

    Disney's animated comedy hit "Wreck-It-Ralph" dominated Saturday's Annies with five awards, winning best animated feature Saturday night at UCLA's Royce Hall. It is considered the frontrunner for the animated feature Oscar. Director Rich Moore also won best director; Alan Tudyk (King Candy) won voi...

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    'Wreck-It Ralph' Leads Annie Award Winners

    "Wreck-It Ralph" led the 40th Annual Annie Award winners, honoring the best in animation filmmaking. The film -- in the running for the animated feature award at the Oscars -- won 5 awards including best animated feature.

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    'Pi,' 'Karenina' and 'Skyfall' Lead Art Directors Guild Awards

    The 17th Annual Excellence in Production Design Awards were handed out tonight by the Art Directors Guild, with two Oscar nominees -- "Anna Karenina" and "Life of Pi" -- winning the period and fantasy categories, respectively, while "Skyfall" won in the contemporary cat...

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    Ben Affleck Wins 2013 DGA Award; 'Sugar Man,' 'Girls,' 'Breaking Bad' Among Other Winners

    The 65th Annual Directors Guild Of America Awards were handed out tonight in Los Angeles, celebrating both film and television in the past year.

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    'Lincoln' Oscar Frontrunner Daniel Day-Lewis Opens Up in Santa Barbara (VIDEOS)

    Daniel Day-Lewis may not appear to be a marquee movie star. But audiences are starting to get the idea that when he does a movie--and he picks them carefully, willing to wait years between roles--they should check it out. At a time when many actors risk overexposure, grabbing all the roles they can ...

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    Oscar Watch: Nominees Lunch Abandons Seating Plan

    It was too good to last. As the Academy continues on the path of making changes, it has abandoned one of its best practices. At Monday's annual Nominees Luncheon, instead of having all the Oscar nominees sit with a smattering of Academy governors, execs and press randomly assigned on the day by lott...

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    George Tillman Jr. And Partner Robert Teitel To Receive Honor at Chicago Film Critics Association Awards

    Director George Tillman Jr. and his long-time producer partner Robert Teitel, will be honored with the Commitment to Chicago Award at the annual Chicago Film Crritcs Association Awards ceremomny next Saturday Feb. 9.

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    Oscar Talk: 'Argo' vs. 'Lincoln,' PGA, SAG, and DGA; Affleck and Day-Lewis Hit Santa Barbara

    On this week's Oscar Talk podcast, Kris Tapley and I discuss the recent PGA and SAG wins for Ben Affleck's "Argo," which is now mounting a formidable challenge to Steven Spielberg's "Lincoln." And we cover last weekend's Affleck and Daniel Day-Lewis tributes in Santa Barbara.

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    VIDEO ESSAY: Who Should Win the Oscar for Best Lead Actress

    Some Best Actress contenders seem to be nominated for their roles more than for their performances, but the most deserving actress is a smart exception.

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