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    The Biggest Snubs And Surprises Of The 2012 Oscar Nominations

    As you might imagine from a many-headed beast like The Academy, it’s impossible to predict exactly what the Oscars will be. Sure, precursor awards and prognosticators might make it seem like the race is done, but there’s so many unknowns, so many obscure rules and wild cards, that they’ll always be ...

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    2012 OSCAR NOMINATIONS: Open Thread

    The 2012 Oscar nominations were announced this morning. Albert Brooks, Steven Spielberg and a lot of other expected nominees were snubbed. There were surprises in other categories, though: Demián Bichir as Best Actor for A Better Life, Rooney Mara as Best Actress for The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo,...

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    The Oscar Noms: It Sucks to Be a Female Filmmaker Part 2

    This is an up and down day as you will see from the posts on the site. The Academy Award nominations have been released and while there are many great women nominated in a variety of categories, at the top level- best picture and best director - women are missing.

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    2012 Oscar Nominee Discussions

    First, obligatorily, we don't care about the Oscars. Second, we really haven't seen or at least haven't written about enough of the Oscar nominees this year. Part of the reason is that a lot of the films of last year weren't that interesting, discussion-wise. Even films that were bei...

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    Top Oscar Surprises: Gary Oldman and Demian Who?

    The awards season zooms ahead now that the Oscar nominations have been announced. What didn’t we see coming? And what were those voters thinking? Never mind; a pointless question. Here’s a look at the biggest surprises and how they change the race.

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    The 10 Biggest Surprises of the 2012 Oscar Nominations

    The 84th annual Academy Award nominations have been announced. While the likes of "Hugo" and "The Artist" expectedly led the nominees overall, there were also many surprises this morning. For better or worse:

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    Oscar Nominations Led by 'Hugo' with Eleven and 'The Artist' with Ten, Major Surprises UPDATED

    Well it's a neck-and-neck race for the Oscar as Martin Scorsese's 3-D "Hugo" led the field with eleven nominations to ten for silent black-and-white film"The Artist" Tuesday morning.

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    Shocks Abound As Oscar Noms Are Announced; 'Hugo' Leads With Eleven, 'Tree Of Life' Gets Picture & Director Nods

    It's Oscar nomination morning! You know, like Christmas morning, if you spent most of the rest of Christmas Day bitching that you didn't like your presents. And if your presents were chosen by a group of elderly sound mixers. And if an entire industry developed around guessing what you were going to...

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    2012 Oscar Predictions: Best Picture

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    'Hugo' Tops 2012 Oscar Nominations

    Martin Scorsese's "Hugo" led the nominations for the 84th Academy Awards, which were announced in Los Angeles this morning. The film took 11 nominations, including a nod in the best picture category, where 9 nominees ended up surfacing (Academy rule changes made it so anywhere between ...

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