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    Oscar Talk: 'Argo' vs. 'Lincoln,' PGA, SAG, and DGA; Affleck and Day-Lewis Hit Santa Barbara

    On this week's Oscar Talk podcast, Kris Tapley and I discuss the recent PGA and SAG wins for Ben Affleck's "Argo," which is now mounting a formidable challenge to Steven Spielberg's "Lincoln." And we cover last weekend's Affleck and Daniel Day-Lewis tributes in Santa Barbara.

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    VIDEO ESSAY: Who Should Win the Oscar for Best Lead Actress

    Some Best Actress contenders seem to be nominated for their roles more than for their performances, but the most deserving actress is a smart exception.

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    Academy Celebrates Oscar Week with Special Public Events

    The Academy will celebrate the week leading up to the Oscars with five public events celebrating this year's nominees. The events are as follows:

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    Oscar Watch: West Bank Man with '5 Broken Cameras' UPDATED

    "I film to heal," says Emad Burnat, a Palestinian filmmaker and activist living in the West Bank, towards the end of "5 Broken Cameras," the disturbing and intricately layered documentary composed predominantly of Burnat's footage, which he crafted into a film along with Israeli director Guy Davidi....

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    Cristian Mungiu Talks Not Cutting Cannes Winner 'Beyond the Hills,' New Poster, EXCLUSIVE VIDEO

    The rare and glorious 35 mm "Beyond the Hills," which won the best actress prize at Cannes for its two non-pro leads, plays too long for many who expect conventional pacing and don't accept Mungiu's rigorous aesthetic, which requires that he not cut within a scene. He can trim the front or the back,...

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    'The Sapphires' Wins 11 Of 12 Awards Nominated For At 2013 Australian Academy Awards

    The Weinstein Company acquired global distribution rights to the Australian film, calling it a "feel-good" movie, after it screened at the Cannes Film Festival last May, and it was announced last week that TWC will open the film in the USA on March 22.

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    Immersed in Movies: Talking Disney Animated Short Oscar Nominee 'Paperman,' See Full Video

    Is Disney's hand-drawn animated legacy dead? Let's hope not. The new "Paperman" short may provide the answer for its survival. (See trailer below.) "Paperman," which just premiered at the Annecy Film Festival and debuts locally this week at the Los Angeles Film Fest (in 3-D), will play in theater...

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    For Your Consideration: Sundance and Next Year's Oscars

    Now that it's all over, let's take an Oscar-specific look at this year's Sundance Film Festival, which could very well work as a partial crystal ball into what will be happening in the awards race a year from now. 

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    American Cinema Editors Honor Spielberg with Golden Eddie Filmmaker of the Year Award

    Steven Spielberg will be honored with the American Cinema Editors' ACE Golden Eddie Filmmaker of the Year Award at the 63rd annual Eddie Awards on February 16.

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    Barbra Streisand to Perform on Oscar Telecast for First Time in 36 Years

    Two-time Oscar winner Barbra Streisand will perform at the Academy Awards on February 24. Streisand has performed only once before at the ceremony, 36 years ago in 1977, when she performed the love theme from "A Star is Born" and won the Best Original Song Oscar for "Evergreen" on the the same night...

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