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    Denmark Makes Foreign-Language Oscar Submission 'A Royal Affair'

    Denmark has selected the Mads Mikkelsen-starring fest favorite "A Royal Affair" as its entry for the 2013 Best Foreign-Language Oscar race. The film premiered in Berlin in February, with recent screenings at Telluride and Toronto. Magnolia releases the film stateside on November 9.

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    Oscar Talk: Considering New Entry 'Hitchcock,' Moving Oscar Dates, the Zeitgeist, and Foreign Language

    Back in the groove, the new bi-coastal Oscar Talk continues with Kris Tapley and I debating the new Oscar dates and electronic ballots, Fox Searchlight's entry of "Hitchcock" in the Oscar derby, and likely foreign film nominees. We also answer the question: what impact does the Zeitgeist have on Osc...

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    Oscars: How Does Fox Searchlight's Surprise 'Hitchcock' Shake Up The Award Season?

    Surprisingly, the Toronto International Film Festival, which in years past has seen previously unregarded pictures like "The King's Speech" and "Slumdog Millionaire" break out into Oscar front-runners, didn't really provide an out-of-nowhere shocker this year. Sure, there...

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    This Week in Black Television - 64th Primetime Emmy Awards: Who Will Win?

    This Sunday September 23 is the 64th Primetime Emmy Awards and the competition this year is pretty fierce but also pretty devoid of Black faces, a shame really as The Academy of Television Arts & Sciences has expanded the amount of nominees in recent years.  Still, while we focus on Bl...

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    Fox Searchlight Opens 'Hitchcock' In Time for Awards Consideration, After 'The Girl' Debuts on HBO

    Fox Searchlight has been trying to make up its mind about whether or not to open documentarian Sacha Gervasi's first narrative feature, "Hitchcock," for awards consideration by year's end. The film will be a limited platform release on November 23. Searchlight is also pushing "The Sessions" and "Bes...

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    'Hitchcock' Enters the Awards Race as Fox Searchlight Sets Pre-Thanksgiving Release Date

    The Nov. 23 weekend is already busy with releases big and small, and Searchlight itself has two awards-season hopefuls in Sundance Film Festival pick-ups "Beasts of the Southern Wild" and "The Sessions." Is there room for everything?

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    Predicting The Winners Of The 2012 Emmy Awards

    Awards season is just getting ready to gear up in the movie world, but awards show fanatics (if there are such creatures) don't have to wait for the new year to sit through a three hour-plus session of people winning things, because this Sunday brings the Emmy Awards, the annual celebration of the b...

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    Finland Picks 'Purge' as Best Foreign-Language Oscar Submission

    Entering the Best Foreign-Language submission fray is "Purge," Finland's official entry for the 2013 Oscars. The film beat out 35 other local entries, and is currently topping Finland's box office charts with a $923K haul.

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    BAFTA LA Honors Tarantino, Craig, Parker and Stone

    One vital component of the award season is the British contingent, repped in large part by the BAFTA Awards. And BAFTA LA also mounts an annual award ceremony. This November 7 BAFTA LA returns to the Beverly Hilton to present awards to the current James Bond, Brit Daniel Craig, American auteur Quent...

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    Oscars Fulfill Electronic Ballot Promise, Lengthen Voting Window

    There are many ways that the Academy is still in the dark ages as far as the reality of modern filmmaking is concerned. Movies have to open in theaters to be eligible for the Oscar, at a time when online viewing is commonplace. Thus, in order to give voting members and audiences more time to see the...

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