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    Oscars: A Look At The Best Actor Hopefuls, Including Tom Hanks, Chiwetel Ejiofor & Matthew McConaughey

    As ever, all the Oscar categories look competitive even from this far out, but nothing is going to be a tougher fight this year than the Best Actor race. It's typically a harder slog than most categories -- ask John Hawkes, who missed the cut last year for "The Sessions," despite months of buzz and ...

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    For Your Consideration: 10 Things You Should Know About the 2013 Foreign Language Oscar Contenders

    It's pretty much an assured equation: Oscars + Foreign Language Film Category = Outrage. Sometimes, the fault lies with Academy voters (as it did when "Departures" won the Oscar in 2008 over what most viewed as two greatly superior nominees - "Waltz With Bashir" and "The Class;" or when "4 Months, 3...

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    'Swim Little Fish Swim' and 'Discoverers' Top the 18th Annual Genart Awards

    Yesterday was the closing night of the 18th Annual Genart Film Festival which spotlights and celebrates emerging filmmakers in North America. All the awards were selected by a paneled jury including actor Bryan Greenberg ("Friends with Benefits"), director Johhn Krokidas ("Kill Your Darlings"), and ...

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    Oscar Foreign Language Frontrunners Amid Record 76 Official Submissions

    As the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences continues to debate the best way to reform the foreign language branch, from new president Cheryl Boone-Isaacs to producer Mark Johnson, who is restored to running the various voting committees who check out the movies submitted by countries all ove...

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    All The 2014 Foreign-Language Film Academy Award Submissions: A Complete List

    The submission list for the 86th Annual Academy Awards' foreign-language category is complete, with a record 76 countries selecting (last year, a then-record 71 countries submitted in the end).

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    Mexico's 'La Jaula de Oro' Tops Winners at the Zurich Film Festival

    The 9th Zurich Film Festival wrapped over the weekend in Switzerland with a closing awards ceremony where films from Mexico, Denmark, Germany and Switzerland all prevailed.

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    Sir Christopher Lee Will Receive A BFI Fellowship

    The Mayor of London, Boris Johnson joined Sir Christopher Lee in celebrating Lee's upcoming British Film Institute Fellowship. Lee is best known for his roles as Count Dracula and Saruman in the "Lord of the Rings" franchise, in which he can next be seen when the second and third installments of "...

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    European Film Awards Announce Short Film Nominees

    The European Film Academy has announced this year's nominations for Best European Short Film. At 15 participating film festivals, an independent jury presented one European short film in competition with a nomination in the short film category of the European Film Awards. The winner will be announce...

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    Quentin Tarantino Lists Top Films of 2013, Including 'The Lone Ranger' and 'This is the End'

    Quentin Tarantino sat out the ten best lists last year because he was in fevered production on "Django Unchained." This year he has already posted his alphabetical ten best list of 2013 so far on his site. While the Oscar-winner is an Academy member, don't look for his taste to be replicated by the ...

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