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    Immersed in Movies: Assessing the Production Design Oscar Race

    If there is one word that best describes the five Oscar nominees for production design, it's upheaval. In "Anna Karenina," it's about the crumbling 19th-century Russian aristocracy. In "The Hobbit," Bilbo's comfortable life is turned upside down when Gandalf recruits him to help the dwarves take bac...

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    State of the Oscar Race, Reading the Oscar Nominees Lunch Tea Leaves (VIDEO)

    As of Friday, February 8, Academy members can vote for the Oscars, right up to February 19. Many have already received their paper ballots, and three have anonymously revealed their votes to the LA Times. All they reveal is that this year, more than most, the race is wide open and hard to call. "It'...

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    Predicting The Winners Of The 2013 BAFTAs

    We're two weeks out from the Academy Awards, but this weekend brings the last of the major precursor ceremonies (excluding the WGAs) before Oscars -- the British Academy Of Film and Television Arts Awards, or the BAFTAs. Historically leaning more towards celebrating homegrown fare than following the...

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    Oscar Talk: 'Argo' Wins DGA

    On this week's Oscar Talk Podcast, Kris Tapley and I discuss the state of the race post-DGA win for "Argo," the Academy Nominees Luncheon, rank the animated shorts, and more. Kris is gung-ho all the way on "Argo," while I argue that in many categories including Best Picture a...

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    WATCH 'Adam and Dog': Exclusive Animated Oscar Short

    Korean Minkyu Lee's Oscar-nominated animated short, "Adam and Dog," which won the Annie for best animated short last year, is available online.

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    The Oscar Best Picture Nominees By The Numbers

    We are a little over two weeks out from Oscar night, and today sees the opening of the second phase of voting. Right now, and over the next ten days, Academy members will be filling out ballots and deciding who's actually going to be taking home the statues on Sunday, February 24th.

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    Oscars 2013: Final Voting Has Begun!

    Final voting for the Academy Awards is officially open as of today at 8 a.m. (PT). It will continue through to Tuesday, February 19th at 5 p.m. PT -- five days before the ceremony.

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    VIDEO ESSAY: Why SILVER LININGS PLAYBOOK Should Win Best Picture

    Why is a modern-day screwball comedy the best of the Oscar nominees? Because it’s a revealing reflection of the world we live in.

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    'Life of Pi' Continues Tech Surge at Visual Effects Society Awards

    The big winner at the Visual Effects Society Awards with four wins was VES visonary award-winner Ang Lee's "Life of Pi," which clearly had the support of the room at the Beverly HIlton Tuesday night. Another big winner was "Brave," which swept the four top animation categories. As for star presence,...

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    'Zero Dark Thirty' Writer-Producer Boal Defends Film in 'First Amendment Week' Keynote

    Celebrating "First Amendment Week" at Loyola Marymount University, Oscar-nominated "Zero Dark Thirty" writer-producer Mark Boal (who won a writing Oscar for "The Hurt Locker," his first collaboration with director Kathryn Bigelow) gave the keynote address.

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