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    Joaquin Phoenix Backtracks On His Damaging Oscar Comments, Says He Owes Career To His Nomination

    For every year-end darling labeled by audiences and critics as an Oscar contender, there likewise exists an awards season campaign fully brought to its knees by an actor's derisive remarks. No matter the veracity of their statements, it's long been established that any unfavorable opinion no...

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    IT'S OFFICIAL: Disney/Lucasfilm Hire 'Toy Story 3' Scribe Arndt to Write 'Star Wars: Episode VII' UPDATE (VIDEO)

    Kathleen Kennedy confirms that Michael Arndt is the new writer for "Star Wars: Episode VII." She was celebrating the AFI FEST closing night world premiere of Steven Spielberg's "Lincoln" Thursday, along with Disney chairman Robert Iger, who when pressed, admitted that he wouldn't have paid $4.05 bil...

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    Oscar Talk: 'Lincoln' Premiere, Dissecting Gurus 'O Gold, Cinematography

    Oscar Talk happened in Los Angeles this week, as Kris Tapley and I dissected the latest predictions from EW and The Gurus 'O Gold. Will "Argo" be able to keep its front-runner status as "Lincoln" and "Life of Pi" come on strong? Is "Silver Linings Playbook" all that it's cracked up to be? Or will it...

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    Academy Releases Shortlist of Ten Animated Shorts

    The Academy has accepted ten animated short films to advance in the voting process for the 85th Academy Awards out of fifty-six that qualified in the category.

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    Ten Animated Shorts Shortlisted for Oscar

    The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has announced the ten films shortlisted for the Best Animated Short category at the 85th Annual Oscars. The list comes from a longer list of eligible shorts. Members of the Short Films and Feature Animation Branch Reviewing Committees viewed all elig...

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    Best Actress Race Is Wide Open: Oscar Perennials vs. Newbies

    As soon as an actor wins an Oscar, they enter the Academy fluke zone. It means that going forward, they have earned an advantage: they will be taken seriously as a possible nominee.

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    AFI FEST Audience & Jury Awards Announced; 'A Royal Affair,' 'Nairobi Half Life,' 'A Hijacking' & More

    AFI FEST 2012, which concluded yesterday, has unveiled the recipients of this year's Audience and Jury Awards. Winners include Nicolaj Arcel's Danish Oscar entry "A Royal Affair," starring Mads Mikkelsen, and David Tosh Gitonga's Kenyan Oscar entry "Nairobi Half Life."...

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    Damon, Foxx, Washington, Gere, Arkin & Hawkes Talk Hollywood, Fame & Craft in THR's Actors Roundtable

    It's that time of year again for The Hollywood Reporter's roundtable discussions, with the actors installment debuting November 8. The six leading and supporting men featured are Matt Damon (who stars in the upcoming "Promised Land"), Jamie Foxx ("Django Unchained"), Denzel Washington ("Flight"), Ri...

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    Will 'Skyfall' Finally Win Cinematography Legend Roger Deakins An Oscar?

    If there's one thing that even "Skyfall" naysayers agree on, it's that the film's cinematography looks absolutely stunning. More than anything else, Sam Mendes' master-stroke may have been bringing his "Jarhead" and "Revolutionary Road" DoP (and Coen Brothers veteran) Roger Deakins along on the adve...

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    Criticwire's Year-End Movie Cheat Sheet

    Our running list of all the 2012 movies you need to see before you make your top ten list.

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