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    '12 Years a Slave' Tops Toronto Film Festival Winners

    Steve McQueen's "12 Years a Slave" has won the Peoples Choice Award at the Toronto International Film Festival, it was announced today. The film follows in the footsteps of "Slumdog Millionaire," "The King's Speech," "Precious" and "Silver Linings Playbook" by winning the audience-voted prize, which...

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    'Wadjda' Selected as Saudi Arabia's Foreign-Language Oscar Entry (TRAILER)

    "Wadjda," which hits theaters stateside today, has been selected as Saudi Arabia's official entry for the Foreign-Language Oscar. Directed by Haifaa Al Mansour, the film is both the first to be made inside the Kindgom of Saudi Arabia, and the first to be made by a woman filmmaker.

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    'Borgman' Selected as Netherlands' Foreign-Language Oscar Entry (TRAILER)

    "Borgman," directed by Alex van Warmerdam, has been selected as the Netherlands' official entry for the Foreign-Language Oscar race. Drafthouse Films acquired the rights to the domestic thriller out of Cannes, and is planning a 2014 stateside release. Watch the trailer below.

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    Oscars: What Films Are Looking Good Coming Out Of Venice, Telluride & TIFF?

    With Venice and Telluride in the rear-view mirror, and TIFF starting to wind down (we've still coverage to come, but very few films remain that haven't been screened to press), it feels like the perfect time to kick off, for real, our annual awards coverage. There's a part of you that groans, and th...

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    Harvey Weinstein Cuts a Swath Through the Fall Fests, from 'August: Osage County' to Pick-Ups

    The Weinstein Co. was on the move on the fall festival circuit. They unveiled hyped documentary "Salinger" to mixed response and Stephen Frears' Judi Dench vehicle "Philomena" to raves in Venice, Telluride and Toronto. They world-premiered at TIFF not only sprawling dysfunctional family drama "Augus...

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    Paula Wagner Set to Produce the Academy's 5th Annual Governors Awards

    The reign of women at the Academy continues. Academy president Cheryl Boone Isaacs had previously produced the Governors Awards, and now she's selected film, TV and stage producer Paula Wagner (best known for her work on the first three "Mission Impossible" films and other Tom Cruise titles "Vanill...

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    Denis Villeneuve on Seeing 'Enemy' For the First Time at TIFF and Pushing Hugh Jackman to the Limit in 'Prisoners'

    After doing Canada proud by earning a Best Foreign Language Film Oscar nomination for his 2010 thriller "Incendies," Quebequois filmmaker Denis Villeneuve returns to the Toronto International Film Festival with not one but two new features, both starring his new muse and bud, Jake Gyllenhaal.

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    Women Are Running the Academy and the Oscars

    Women are running the show at the venerable Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences, from the CEO to the president to next year's Oscar host, Ellen DeGeneres.

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    BAFTA LA to Honor Sacha Baron Cohen with Comedy Award at 2013 Britannias

    BAFTA Los Angeles has announced that it will honor Sacha Baron Cohen at the 2013 Britannia Awards, to be presented on November 9 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel. Baron Cohen will receive the Charlie Chaplin Britannia Award for Excellence in Comedy.

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