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    Gore Verbinski and Ned Beatty Talk Oscar Animation Front-Runner 'Rango'

    Gore Verbinski's "Rango," that wonderfully bizarre, hyper-referential and occasionally psychedelic Western about a lonely lizard's alter ego, screened for Academy and guild members Monday evening at the ICM Building in Century City.

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    EXCLUSIVE Video Interview: Brad Pitt and Oakland A's Billy Beane Talk 'Moneyball'

    Oscar Q & As are going on all over town; Monday night Brad Pitt and Oakland A's general manager Billy Beane, the man he plays in "Moneyball," joined moderator Elvis Mitchell at LACMA for an Oscar nominees panel with Jonah Hill, editor Christopher Tellefsen and sound mixer Deb Adair. Then Pitt and Be...

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    IFP Independent Filmmaker Labs Open For Submissions; Deadlines Imminent!

    The facts ma'am, just the facts... or is it fax :)

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    Watch: Featurette for Supporting Actor Nominee Max Von Sydow in 'Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close'

    Check out this featurette on Best Supporting Actor Oscar nominee Max Von Sydow's performance in "Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close." Here's what he said of his nomination at the Oscar Nominees Luncheon.

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    Review and Ranking of the 2012 Oscar-Nominated Animated Shorts

    Curious which Oscar-nominated animated short film will win the Academy Award on February 26? Well, I'm no prognosticator and I honestly don't really care which little-known filmmaker takes home the golden statue. But I am happy the Oscars exist and have the animated short category because it...

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    Which Best Animated Short Will Win the Oscar? Probably Not Pixar.

    "La Luna," the token Pixar nominee for Best Animated Short Film, is actually the slightest of the five contenders. However, it's also a neat encapsulation of qualities they all possess.

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    We Need to Talk About Kevin Wins Best Film at the Evening Standard Awards

    Lynne Ramsey's We Need to Talk About Kevin took another top award in Britain this week - The Evening Standard Award.

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    Clooney and Payne Talk at Oscar Nominee Lunch, Measuring Applause

    The Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences is an institution, like many others, trying to stay true to its mission while it transitions for the future. At one table at Monday's Oscar Nominees Luncheon sat Bill Lee, president of ABC, which is demanding high ratings from the Award Show of Shows on ...

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    Oscar Nominees Luncheon - Best Lead & Supporting Actor Contenders Meet the Press: Clooney, Pitt, Oldman, Bichir, Dujardin & More

    Each of the Lead and Supporting Best Actor nominees, save Christopher Plummer, met the press during the annual Oscar Nominees Luncheon at Los Angeles' Beverly Hilton on February 6. Double nominee George Clooney (Best Actor for "The Descendants," Best Adapted Screenplay for "I...

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    Oscar Nominees Luncheon - Best Lead & Supporting Actress Contenders Meet the Press: Davis, Williams, Close, Mara & More

    Each of the 2012 Oscar-nominated actresses -- save Meryl Streep and Jessica Chastain -- showed up to meet the press at the annual Oscar Nominees Luncheon at the Beverly Hilton on February 6. (Streep did attend the lunch and posed for the group picture.) Questions ranged from Oscar dresses and nipple...

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