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    Oscar Talk: Critics Choice vs. Oscars, Moore Doc Reform and DGA Updates, Rise of 'Dragon Tattoo,' Fall of 'War Horse'

    On this week's Oscar Talk, Kris Tapley and I revisit Thursday night's Critics Choice Movie Awards, and predict whether the Globes and Oscars will repeat the same winners. We update the latest news on Michael Moore's reform of the Oscar Documentary Rules, Pros and Cons, as well the DGA do...

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    The Amazing Race: It's Not Over Yet, 5 Reasons 'The Artist' Might Not Win Best Picture

    Oscar ballots are due today, meaning that the tardier Academy members are currently flipping coins and scrabbling to make their last minute picks (this means you, Marcia Gay Harden!). So, with the announcement of nominations about ten days away, that we're finally close to thinning the field, and st...

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    'Hugo' Must Be Seen in Its Intended Form: 3-D

    How good is "Hugo"? More importantly, how shall we ever know? The problem is that Martin Scorsese uses 3-D not as an enhancement but as an integral part of the film’s aesthetic.

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    Immersed in Movies: Andy Serkis Talks ‘Rise of the Planet of the Apes,' ‘The Hobbit’--and Sequels

    With Oscar-nomination ballots due Friday, there's a lot more riding on "Rise of the Planet of the Apes" than the tech awards for VFX and sound editing/mixing. There's also the matter of securing Andy Serkis a Best Supporting Actor nod for his extraordinary digital performance as Ca...

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    The 2012 Golden Globes - Who Will Win, and Who Should

    It should be a remarkably fun event to watch, as the Globes' champagne-fueled speeches almost always are. Perhaps more than the norm, predicting who ends up on that stage come Sunday night is rather tough.

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    Viola Davis, Octavia Spencer Just Got A Major Boost In Oscar Competition For Acting Trophies

    Well... if recent history is any indication. 

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    'The Artist' Continues Awards Sweep With Four Wins At The Critic's Choice Awards; George Clooney & Viola Davis Take Best Actor/Actress

    We've still got about six weeks to go in the awards season, but we're all but done with the nomination process (bar the Oscars, of course), and moving into the stage where people actually get to start filling up their trophy cabinet. The Golden Globes are on Sunday, but last night saw the fi...

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    Inside the Critics Choice Movie Awards: Winners Are 'The Artist,' Clooney and Davis

    The Critics Choice Movie Awards is a low-key, fun, fast-moving live TV show packed with movie folks eager to win. In other words, at the "Moneyball," "The Help," "War Horse" "The Descendants," "Hugo," "Bridesmaids," and "The Artist&quo...

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    'The Artist' Leads Critics' Choice Award Winners

    The Critics Choice Awards - handed out by the Broadcast Film Critics Association - were announced tonight in Los Angeles, with Michel Hazanavicius's "The Artist" scoring wins for both best picture and best actor.

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