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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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    Weekend Awards Wrap, Writers Guild Winners, and Impact on Oscars

    One more week to the Oscars. If you look at most Hollywood trade sites that run Oscar ads, you may notice a distinct change. The for your consideration ads are gone. Oscar Phase Two is over. Ballots are due at Academy Tuesday after the Monday holiday, so most voters have already mailed them in. Awar...

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    Mondo Debuts Academy Awards Posters, Available February 26: 'Hugo' & 'Rango'

    Alamo Drafthouse's Mondo debuts its Academy Awards poster series, starting with "Hugo" and "Rango." Two more posters will be revealed this week; all four will be available for purchase on Oscar night, February 26. Purchase time will be announced via Twitter. Follow @MondoNews...

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    The 5 Worst Best Picture Oscar Line-Ups Of All Time

    Alright, you've already seen our picks for the five best BEST Picture years, the Oscar years that you can actually look back on and not wince if you're a fan of movies and just-deserved prizes. So let's keep it simple: here are the five worst years below, the ones that make fans of cinem...

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    The 5 Best Best Picture Oscar Line-Ups Of All Time

    Given that 2011 was one of the better years for English-language cinema in recent memory, it's disappointing that this year's Best Picture line up feels more anaemic. Sure, you'll find few who'll quibble with the inclusion of " Moneyball" -- it's the kind of fearsomely smart, grown-up entertainment ...

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    For Your Consideration: 2012 Final Oscar Predictions

    Somehow, the 2011-12 awards season seems poised to exceed its predecessor as the most boring, predictable and unrepresentative in recent memory.

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