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    2013 African Movie Academy Awards Nominations Announced

    Hot off the presses! You'll recognize several of these films, as we've covered them in previous posts; like Kwaku Ananse, Fuelling Poverty, Stones In The Sun, Woolwich Boys, Last Flight To Abuja, Virgin Magarida, Nairobi Half Life, and more.

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    Sony Stakes Awards Season on Real Stories, Books David O. Russell's Abscam Movie Starring Cooper and Lawrence for December

    Next year's Oscar titles are lining up like planes at La Guardia. At Sony alone are a batch of movies inspired by true stories: Paul Greengrass’ Somali pirates adventure "Captain Phillips," starring Tom Hanks (October 11); producer-director-star George Clooney’s fact-based World War II art retrieval...

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    Jews in the News: Sherry Lansing to Receive Lifetime Award at Israel Film Festival

    Sherry Lansing will be honored with the 2013 Lifetime Achievement Award at the opening-night gala of the 27th annual Israel Film Festival, organizers announced Thursday.

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    Mariette Monpierre's 'Elza' Wins Top Award At FESPACO

    Filmmaker Mariette Monpierre's touching feature film Elza was awarded the Paul Robeson Award for Best Film of the Diaspora at FESPACO 2013.

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    'War Witch,' 'Flashpoint' Top Canada's Film and Television Awards

    Last night at Toronto's Sony Centre for the Performing Arts, the inaugural Canadian Screen Awards -- which merged the previous Genie (film) and Gemini (television) into one ceremony -- saw Kim Nguyen's Academy Award nominated "War Witch" nearly sweep the film categories while "Flashpoint" won top ho...

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    Premature Oscar Predictions: The 2014 Best Director Nominees

    In recent years, trying to predict the Oscar nominees in the Best Director category has been especially tricky. In the past, you could just translate over your Best Picture nominees, maybe swap one out for a better-known or showier filmmaker, and you were relatively likely to be correct. But ever si...

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    Which Categories Were Cut From the Spirit Awards' Broadcast?

    The Spirit Awards haven't been broadcast live for several years now. This past weekend's ceremony was, like the last two, taped and aired in a more viewer-friendly evening slot rather than in the afternoon, when it takes place.

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    Premature Oscar Predictions: The 2014 Best Supporting Actor & Actress Nominees

    We're coming to the end of our week previewing possible contenders for the 2014 Academy Awards, having already examined Best Picture, Best Actor and Best Actress. There's one more piece to come after this, but right now, we're going to take a look at the trickiest categories to predict this far out:...

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    For Your Consideration: Yep, It's The 2014 Oscar Predictions

    With the Oscars now just a memory, the time has come for the final edition of this column (for this season). From the Toronto International Film Festival's unofficial awards season kickoff in September to last weekend's generally underwhelming ceremony, it's been six long months of speculati...

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