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    Immersed in Movies: Revisiting 'The Avengers' and Handicapping the VFX Oscar Race

    Unlike the Oscar race for best animated feature, there's already a clear front-runner for VFX: "The Avengers," with its dazzling work from Industrial Light & Magic (especially the Hulk). Of course, there's still quite a heated race ahead when Peter Jackson's "The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey" hits ...

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    Oscars: Which Contenders Got Heat Coming Out Of Venice And Telluride?

    As we write this, we're somewhere over the Alps, flying back to London after an exhausting, rewarding week at the Venice Film Festival. Meanwhile, our editor-in-chief just returned from the mountains after an equally busy weekend at the Telluride Film Festival. Festival season is only just getting u...

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    Academy Governors Pick November Award Winners: Katzenberg, Needham, Pennebaker and Stevens, Jr.

    Wednesday night the Academy board of governors convened to pick this year's winners of the Academy's Governors Awards. DreamWorks animation czar Jeffrey Katzenberg will take home the coveted Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award on December 1.

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    Oscar Watch: Japan Picks Foreign Entry 'Our Homeland'

    Japan has picked its Academy Award foreign-language submission: Berlin entry "Our Homeland." A panel of seven chose the film from 22 nominations. The film opened in Japan in August; here's THR's review.

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    New Stills and TV Spot for Ben Affleck's Oscar-Bound Telluride Hit 'Argo'

    Buzz is building around Ben Affleck's "Argo," a thriller set in 1980 based on a "declassified true story" about a CIA mission-- with a Hollywood twist.

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    European Film Academy Opens Vote for People's Choice Awards 2012

    European Film Academy opened the vote for the 2012 People's Choice Awards and announced the roster of final films for the 2012 contest - including "The Artist," "The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel," "The Iron Lady," and "In Darkness." The EFA invites audiences to weigh in, and if you're so inclined you...

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    For Your Consideration: 10 Things The Fall Fests Might Tell Us About Awards Season

    The Venice Film Festival is off and running and that's as good as a starting gun: It means the awards season is here. Over the next three weeks, Venice, Telluride and Toronto are the first opportunity for awards prognostication to move beyond intelligent (or not) guessing.

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    Zurich Film Festival to Pay Tribute to 'Cloud Atlas' Co-Director Tom Tykwer, Richard Gere and John Travolta

    German filmmaker Tom Tykwer, whose big-budget epic "Cloud Atlas" (co-directed by Lana and Andy Wachowski) premieres in Toronto in a matter of days, will receive a tribute at this year's Zurich Film Festival with a special ceremony and retrospective. Previous honorees have included Milo...

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    LatinoBuzz: The New York International Latino Film Festival Honors Its Own At Awards Ceremony

    The New York International Latino Film Festival ended its festivities by honoring various films at an Awards Ceremony last week. Prizes were handed out for Best Domestic Feature, Best International Feature, Best Director, Best Documentary, and Best Short.

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    Oscar Watch: Hopes High for Five Animated Feature Nominations; GKIDS To Qualify Four Films

    In many ways the fate of the Oscar animation race rests on a little distribution company called GKIDS. Why? Because whether there will be more than 13 or more than 16 feature films qualifying in 2012 determines how many nominees there will be.

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