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    Things I Learned on the Oscar Party Circuit

    It's been quite a week. Oscar parties are in full swing. This is the period when Oscar campaigners are trying to get their films seen, circulate their talent. Quentin Tarantino showed his final cut of "Django Unchained" to the Directors Guild Saturday to two standing ovations, while Peter Jackson fi...

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    Save The Dates: Here's the 2012-13 Awards Season Calendar

    The 2012-13 awards season is fast approaching. Beginning in October with the Gotham Award nominations, over four months of ballot mailing, nomination announcements and award ceremonies are coming our way, culminating in the the 85th Annual Academy Awards on February 24, 2013. Indiewire is keeping a ...

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    'Amour' Sweeps European Film Awards

    The 25th European Film Awards were handed out tonight in Malta, and Michael Haneke's "Amour" dominated the winners, taking best film, director, actor (Jean-Louis Trintignant) and actress (Emmanuelle Riva). Haneke also won best film and director at the EFAs three years ago with &qu...

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    Haneke's 'Amour' Leads European Film Awards, Wins Film, Director, Actor and Actress

    The European Film Award winners have been announced, with Michael Haneke's "Amour" cleaning up in the four main categories: Best Film, Best Director, Best Actor (Jean-Louis Trintignant) and Best Actress (Emmanuelle Riva). Full list below.

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    Producers Promise Changes for 2013 Oscar Show, as Host Seth Macfarlane Announces 'Oscar Experience College Search' at mtvU 'Stand In' Series

    The producers of this year's Oscar show, Neil Meron and Craig Zadan, actively pursued TV writer/producer/comedian Seth Macfarlane as the host, they told me. "Of course we wanted Tina Fey," they said, but they knew she was already committed to doing the far less stressful Golden Globes. And they ar...

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    Producers Guild Doc Nominees Include Oscar Frontrunners 'Gatekeepers' & 'Searching for Sugar Man'

    The Producers Guild of America has nominated five documentaries in their Documentary Motion Picture category. The documentary field is large and competitive this year, so any spotlight will help Oscar voters make tough choices. Never have so many worthy docs been produced and released into the indie...

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    Immersed in Movies: Composer Patrick Doyle Talks Pixar's 'Brave'

    Patrick Doyle isn't new to animation but his first taste of working with Pixar on "Brave" brought him even closer to his Scottish roots. Doyle, in fact, was in Scotland when he was first approached to compose the quintessentially ethnic score accentuated by the Highland bagpipes.

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    'Searching For Sugar Man,' 'Gatekeepers' Among Producers Guild Doc Award Nominees

    The Producers Guild of America (PGA) announced the Documentary Motion Picture nominees for the 24th Annual Producers Guild Awards.

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    Oscar Talk: 'Les Mis' and 'Zero Dark Thirty' Are Powerful Contenders, Whither 'Django Unchained'?

    On this week's Oscar Talk podcast, Kris Tapley and I review the Oscar impact of post-9/11 CIA thriller "Zero Dark Thirty," Kathryn Bigelow's follow-up to Oscar-winner "The Hurt Locker," and soaring musical "Les Miserables," Tom Hooper's follow-up to his Oscar-Winning "The King's Speech."

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    Oscars: In A Field Of Epics Who Has The Best Chance To Win Best Editing?

    This week's "Killing Them Softly" is something of an outlier this season, in that it runs at a brisk 97 minutes. As has been noted by many -- not least a seemingly ADD-afflicted senior Variety staffer -- many of the big movies in awards contention have come with epic running times.

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