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    The Amazing Race: Our Predictions For The 2012 Spirit Awards

    This weekend isn't just about the Oscars, for the record. Saturday night, as is traditional, sees the warm-up for the big show with the 2012 Spirit Awards, Film Independent's antidote to the Academy Awards, intended to honor the best of independent cinema. With recent winners of the top prize includ...

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    International Sales Agent of the Day: Panda of So. Korea has Dance Town in Panorama

    Dance Town, the third film of Panda Media and Jeon Kyu Hwan's Town Trilogy, has been officially selected at the Berlin Film Festival in the Panorama Section. Panda Media's goal is to reveal jewels of the international cinema to Korean spectators, and to bring Korean films to world audien...

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    Meet 6 Best First Feature/John Cassavettes Spirit Award Nominees

    Ahead of tomorrow's ceremony, get to know six of this year's nominees for the Best First Feature and the John Cassavettes Award at the 2012 Independent Spirit Awards by checking out the profiles below. Go here for the full list of nominations.

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    Spirit Awards 2012 | Indiewire Poll: Who Will Win & Who Should Win

    Indiewire conducted a poll of its writers as well over 25 of its Criticwire participants, asking two simple questions about this year's Film Independent Spirit Awards: Who will win, and who should win? In thirteen categories, insiders suggested who might take home an award at the ceremony this S...

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    The 10 Geekiest Things We Learned About the Oscar-Nominated Narrative Shorts

    Short filmmakers tend to be self-deprecating in the spotlight; last year, mop-topped Luke Matheny accepted the Oscar for best live-action short ("God of Love") with the wisecrack “I should have gotten a haircut.” On Tuesday night, a similar sensibility ruled the Academy...

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    Oscar Talk: Pre-Show Final Calls

    Oscar predicting isn't for sissies, especially as Kris Tapley and I have reputations to protect. I can assure you of one thing: I went conservative this year. No wild out-of-the-box predictions (like last year), unless sticking with George Clooney over SAG-winner Jean Dujardin is a reckless move. No...

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    Video: Women and Hollywood Cites Women Directors Missing From the Oscars

    The Women and Hollywood blog has put together this video to remind the Academy (and the rest of us) of the inequities of the movie industry.

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    Oscar Roundup: Dawn Hudson and Billy Crystal Talk, Why Deadline Ran Sacha Baron Cohen Story, People Mag Cashes in on Red Carpet

    The Hollywood Reporter sat down with Academy chief executive Dawn Hudson to discuss critics, the Brett Ratner backstory, and tackle the white-male rap. The interview is available to subscribers only, but THR posted a brief lead-in. MediaBistro did post a juicy quote about what Hudson sees as her big...

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    Oscars 2012: Tony Bennett Will Perform at The Governors Ball

    After the Oscar show, while the 1,500 guests of the Governors Ball will not be sitting down to dinner--the Academy is feting them buffet style this year--they will be treated to a performance by music legend Tony Bennett. Academy president Tom Sherak calls the 85-year-old crooner "that rare art...

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    And the 2012 Oscar Presenters Are...Funny (UPDATED)

    Take a look at the stars lined up to present at the 84th Academy Awards on February 26. Clearly, the latest additions are taking this year's show in a comedy direction...

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