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    Watch: The Best Kisses From Best-Picture Winners

    The Huffington Post and Moviefone have culled the best kisses from Best Picture winners, from "Casablanca" to "Titanic," and many in-between. Even "American Beauty"'s tryst between Kevin Spacey and Mena Suvari made the cut. Watch below:

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    Oscars 2012: The Parties

    Oscar week means Oscar parties, all culminating with the Governor's Ball after the Awards show on February 26 and the after-after parties to follow. This year the Ball will be a stand-up party, not a sit-down dinner, much to the chagrin of the heel-wearing half of the crowd.

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    Oscar Etiquette, With Mike Meyers and Kevin Kline

    Oscars weigh 8.5 pounds. And it takes skill to care for one. Watch Mike Meyers instruct Kevin Kline on Oscar Etiquette here.

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    McQueen on Fassbender's 'Shame' Snub: Americans Are 'Too Scared of Sex'

    If you wondered why Michael Fassbender was passed over for an Oscar nod this year, his "Shame" director has the answer. "In America they're too scared of sex, that's why he wasn't nominated," he told The Press Association. (Fassbender was also snubbed for well-reviewe...

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    Oscar Watch: Parsing the Best Actor Race, the Toughest to Call

    In a year when the Oscar winners are looking all-too predictable, thank God for the Best Actor race. If anyone tells you they know with certainty who will take home the Oscar Sunday night, they don't know what they are talking about.

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    Meet the 2012 Best First Feature Spirit Award Nominees #4: J.C. Chandor, 'Margin Call'

    J.C. Chandor broke out in 2011 with his feature debut, "Margin Call." Featuring a cast of acting heavies like Kevin Spacey, Jeremy Irons, Stanley Tucci, Paul Bettany, Zachary Quinto and Demi Moore, the financial drama was a success in limited release and received an Academy Award nomination for Best...

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    Meet the 2012 John Cassavettes Spirit Award Nominees #3: Matthew Gordon, 'The Dynamiter'

    Good news came for Matthew Gordon's "The Dynamiter," up for the Spirits Awards' John Cassavettes Best First Feature honor; just last week the film got picked up by Film Movement for distribution in the second quarter of 2012.

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    This is What it's Like to Be an Oscar Underdog: Tim League on "Bullhead"

    The last 12 months have been busy for Tim League. The Austin-based Alamo Drafthouse co-founder recently announced plans to open a new theater location in San Francisco. Last fall, his wife gave birth to twins. And this weekend, he's going to the Oscars.

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    Keeping Hope -- and Magic -- Alive as the Curtain Falls on Awards Season

    The magic of movies hasn't gone anywhere, but disillusionment comes with that dream. We all have to grow up, and for some of us that means having to learn that movie magic -- like all magic -- looks different from behind the curtain.

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    Pan African Film Fest '12 Winners: "Toussaint L'Ouverture," Jimmy Jean-Louis Receive Top Honors + Full List

    The 2012 Pan African Film Festival came to a close this evening; the last screening was the eagerly anticipated French TV film/miniseries Toussaint L'Ouverture, which was ultimately the festival's big winner.  L'Ouverture and Jimmy Jean-Louis were awarded top honors for Best Na...

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