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    Does Elle Fanning Have an Oscar Shot for Sally Potter's 'Ginger and Rosa'?

    One of my favorite films on the fall fest circuit was "Ginger and Rosa," Sally Potter's 1962 London Bohemian family drama focused on two teen girls (Elle Fanning and Alice Englert, daughter of Jane Campion) coming of age under the threat of nuclear disaster. New distributor A24, led by ex-Oscillosco...

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    Joaquin Phoenix Calling "Bullshit" on Awards Season Might Hurt His Oscar Chances -- But It Shouldn't

    In an interview, Phoenix bashes the entire spectacle of awards season. He still deserves the Oscar.

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    Oscar Talk: Spielberg's 'Lincoln' is Major Contender, Led by Day-Lewis; Supporting Actress Race, Has Phoenix Dive-Bombed His Chances?

    On this week's Oscar Talk, Kris Tapley and I weigh in on Steven Spielberg's 'Lincoln." The movie is restrained, and beautiful, and deeply moving, and Daniel Day-Lewis carries the day as America's 16th president pushing thorugh the 13th amendment to ban slavery. Picture, director...

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    Will It Impact Oscars? 'Moonrise Kingdom,' 'Bernie,' 'Beasts Of The Southern Wild' Lead Gotham Award Nominees

    You might feel at this stage like the awards season's been going on for months, but that's not quite the case -- the nominees for the first precursor awards of the season were only announced today. As has become traditional, it's for the Independent Filmmaker Project's Gotham Independent Film Awards...

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    Which Stars Need a Comeback?

    Everybody loves a comeback. Ben Affleck redeemed himself from "Jersey Girl" and Gigli" with "The Town" and "Argo," while President Obama gave Democrats hope by deciding to show up for his second debate against Mitt Romney after a frustratingly muted first roun...

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    John Hawkes Finds Pain and Growth in 'The Sessions'; Helen Hunt Also Strong Oscar Contender (EXCLUSIVE VIDEO)

    Fox Searchlight is no slouch at backing Oscar contenders (see "Slumdog Millionaire," "The Descendants," "The Wrestler"). Back in January at Sundance they scooped up "The Sessions," a small film from Australian writer-director Ben Lewin, who had not directed a feature film in 18 years. Why? Because i...

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    Read the Gotham Award Nominating Committees' Reviews of Their Favorite Movies

    Find out how the jurors felt about the movies they picked for the Gotham Awards. (SPOILER ALERT: They liked them.)

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    The Spoils: Why the Filmmakers Behind 'Chasing Ice' Should Chase Sean Hannity as Much as Oscar

    What Wednesday night’s engaging, high-profile New York screening of “Chasing Ice” needed was more conflict.

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    Meredith Vieira Returns as Host for National Board of Review Awards Gala; Voting Follows New York Film Critics

    The National Board of Review's annual Awards Gala will be hosted by Emmy-winning NBC correspondent Meredith Vieira for the third time. The gala will take place...

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    Emayatzy Corinealdi, Quvenzhané Wallis Make History At The Gotham Independent Film Awards?

    Congrats to Ava DuVernay and Emayatzy Corinealdi (as well the rest of the film's cast and crew - Middle Of Nowhere) for their Gotham noms in the Best Feature and Breakthrough Actor categories.

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