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    Oscar Nominees 'Out of Character' at the Academy's Portrait Exhibition

    The Academy will exhibit portraits of all 20 of this year's acting nominees in "Out of Character," shot by photographer Douglas Kirkland. You can view the portraits in the Academy's Grand Lobby Gallery in Beverly Hills from February 11 - March 18. You can also check out the portrai...

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    Oscar Watch: Director Patrick Doyon Talks Animated Short "Sunday"

    What it feels like to be going to the Oscars: "It's surreal. I didn't expect it to happen when I was making the film—I just wanted it to be the best it could be. The Oscar nomination is like the cherry on the sundae."

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    Eye On Black Salute Event To Take Place During Academy Awards Weekend (Remember The "Black Oscars"?)

    Scheduled to take place during Oscar weekend (on February 24th) a special spotlight event in Hollywood called Eye on Black, which will see a group of black directors feted, including Ava DuVernay, Bill Duke, Haile gerima, Chris Robinson, and Debbie Allen.

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    Twitter Responds to Oscar's Muppets Diss

    Since yesterday’s announcement on Deadline that this year’s Best Original song nominees will not be performed at the Academy Awards, Muppet fans have taken to Twitter to encourage the Academy to rethink their decision.

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    Oscar Watch: Directors Wendy Tilby and Amanda Forbis Talk Animated Short "Wild Life"

    Wendy Tilby and Amanda Forbis's Oscar-nominated animated short "Wild Life" is anything but conventional. Set in 1909, it follows a young Brit who travels to the great adventurous unknown that is Canada, eager to make a life for himself as a rancher. Once he arrives, however, he finds his rarefied ...

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    Which Doc Short Will Win the Oscar? Bet On Lucy Walker.

    As usual, the Oscar nominees for Best Documentary Short Subject mainly involve issues of immediate social and political value, with one curious exception: "God is Greater than Elvis," Rebecca Cammisa and Julie Anderson's portrait of former actress Dolores Hart's transition from acc...

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    'Rango' Dominates Visual Effects Society Awards

    "Rango" dominated the winners of the 10th Visual Effects Society (VES) awards in 23 categories of film, animation, television, commercials, special venues and video games with four awards, including outstanding visual effects in an animated motion picture.

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    Gore Verbinski and Ned Beatty Talk Oscar Animation Front-Runner 'Rango'

    Gore Verbinski's "Rango," that wonderfully bizarre, hyper-referential and occasionally psychedelic Western about a lonely lizard's alter ego, screened for Academy and guild members Monday evening at the ICM Building in Century City.

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    EXCLUSIVE Video Interview: Brad Pitt and Oakland A's Billy Beane Talk 'Moneyball'

    Oscar Q & As are going on all over town; Monday night Brad Pitt and Oakland A's general manager Billy Beane, the man he plays in "Moneyball," joined moderator Elvis Mitchell at LACMA for an Oscar nominees panel with Jonah Hill, editor Christopher Tellefsen and sound mixer Deb Adair. Then Pitt and Be...

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    IFP Independent Filmmaker Labs Open For Submissions; Deadlines Imminent!

    The facts ma'am, just the facts... or is it fax :)

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