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    Academy Narrows Visual Effects Race To 10; 'Impossible' and 'Flight' Snubbed

    The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences narrowed the Visual Effects Oscar race to 10 films today, with "Looper," "The Hunger Games," "Men in Black III" and -- most surprisingly -- "The Impossible" and "Flight" all left out of the race. T...

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    Academy Reveals Visual Effects Shortlist of Ten, Including 'John Carter,' 'Life of Pi' and 'The Hobbit'

    The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has revealed the Visual Effects Branch's shortlist of ten films vying for the final five Oscar nominations in the Visual Effects category. Members of the branch are invited to view ten-minute excerpts from each of the ten films at the annual VFX bakeof...

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    PGA Honors Music Producer Russell Simmons with 2013 Visionary Award

    The Producers Guild of America announces they will honor producer Russell Simmons with the guild's 2013 Visionary Award at the PGA awards ceremony on January 26.

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    Ben Affleck is EW's Entertainer of the Year; Plus Lawrence, Hathaway, Gordon-Levitt & 'Homeland' Stars

    EW's top Entertainer of the Year is "Argo" director Ben Affleck. He is joined by the likes of "Girls"'s Lena Dunham, "Silver Linings Playbook" and "Hunger Games" star Jennifer Lawrence, "The Dark Knight Rises" and "Les Miserables"'s Anne Hathaway, "TDR" and "Looper" star Joseph Gordon-Levitt...

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    Watch: Tarantino, Russell, Van Sant, Lee, Affleck & Hooper Talk Directing at THR Roundtable

    Check out the new Hollywood Reporter roundtable interview with Quentin Tarantino, David O. Russell, Gus Van Sant, Ang Lee, Ben Affleck and Tom Hooper, in which the directors discuss tough onset moments, "difficult" brothers, navigating temper tantrums, early retirement plans and more. Full video and...

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    Review: Don't Mess with Granny in Finnish Oscar Entry 'Purge'

    Antti J. Jokinen’s  “Purge,” Finland’s official Oscar entry, is based on the widely translated novel and play of the same title by Estonian-Finnish author Sofi Oksanen. The film alternates between two different yet interconnected stories set in rural Estonia: a young pro...

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    Milos Forman to Receive Directors Guild's Lifetime Achievement Award, 'One of the Greatest Filmmakers of Our Time'

    Milos Forman will receive the Directors Guild of America's Lifetime Achievement Award at the 65th annual DGA Awards on February 2.

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    Immersed in Movies: Cinematographer Deakins Talks 'Skyfall'

    With the record-breaking "Skyfall" (perhaps even the first billion dollar Bond) generating lots of Oscar buzz, is there any doubt that acclaimed cinematographer Roger Deakins will receive his 10th nomination? Not after turning in the most stunning-looking Bond movie in its illustrious 50-year histor...

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    Producers Guild TV Award Nominees: 'Homeland,' 'Downton Abbey,' 'Game of Thrones,' 'Breaking Bad,' 'Mad Men' & More

    The Producers Guild of America announces the nominees for its Television Series/Specials and Digital Series award categories. The winners will be announced at the PGA Awards on January 26 at the Beverly Hilton...

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    Oscar Watch: Makeup and Hair Contenders

    Who's in the running for the 2013 Oscar for Best Makeup and (newly added) Hairstyling? This year's films present a range of transformations, from Daniel Day-Lewis's uncanny resemblance to the 16th president in "Lincoln" and the onscreen makeup changes of berserk chameleon Denis Levant in "Holy Motor...

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