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    Awards Box Office Update: Weinstein Releases Struggle

    Oscar-nominated films grossed around $21 million this weekend, the lowest total for the second weekend after the nominations announcement in the last few years; the decline from last week was on a par with most of those years. Only “The Descendants” is enjoying clear success on a broad level, as “Th...

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    'Rango' Takes Best Animated Film At The Annie Awards

    While it's pretty much an inevitability that "Rango" will take Best Animated Film at the Oscars in a few weeks, the film received another boost this weekend at the Annie Awards.

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    Annies Go to 'Rango,' Art Directors Pick 'Hugo,' 'Dragon Tattoo,' 'Harry Potter'

    It must be Oscar season. On one side of town, the Annies were given out (Oscar front runner "Rango" dominated the evening) while at the interminable Art Directors Guild Awards, for once "The Artist" didn't win anything, even with presenters James Cromwell and Penelope Ann Miller on hand.

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    Denzel Washington Wins A Golden Camera Award (Germany's Oscar)

    Denzel Washington will be honored this Saturday (Feb. 4) with the Golden Camera Award, Germany's equivalent to the Oscars or Emmys, for "best international actor."

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    Immersed in Movies: Production Designer Stuart Craig Talks the Long Road of 'Harry Potter'

    If anyone could rightly be called the face of "Harry Potter," it's production designer Stuart Craig, the architect of this fantastical world of author J.K. Rowling. He was there from the beginning to the end of the most successful franchise in movie history that touched off the millennium—and now be...

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    Oscar Talk: Guild Update, 'The Artist' vs. 'Hugo,' Clooney vs. Dujardin

    On this week's Oscar Talk, Kris Tapley and I agree that "The Artist" is a runaway train that will not be stopped. While that doesn't mean that it will win everything, George Clooney has reason to be worried.

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    Five Points from Newsweek's Oscar Roundtable: Clooney, Plummer & Davis Joined by Snubbed Fassbender, Theron & Swinton

    For your consideration: Five points made by Newsweek's opinionated Oscar roundtable (which included nominees Christopher Plummer, Viola Davis and George Clooney, as well as snubbed thespians Charlize Theron, Michael Fassbender and Tilda Swinton)...

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    Oscar's Foreign Language Contenders in Posters Art: Bullhead, A Separation, In Darkness, Footnote, Monsieur Lazhar

    With the release of the new "Bullhead" one-sheet, all five foreign language films competing for the Oscar have posters. Which is your favorite?

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    Pitt on Best Actor Race with Clooney, Dujardin: 'Last Man Standing Takes the Oscar'

    THR cover boy Brad Pitt's take on his Oscar race with George Clooney and Jean Dujardin? "We should all just put our hands on it and see who can hold it the longest..Last man standing takes the trophy," he told Jon Stewart on The Daily Show. "Hands on the Oscar."

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    Clooney vs. Dujardin: Can Subtlety Ever Win The Best Actor Oscar?

    The Oscar for best Actor doesn't usually reward subtlety. Look at the past two years: Colin Firth won last time around for his stuttery role in The King’s Speech, while the year before his infinitely more nuanced and better performance in A Single Man lost to Jeff Bridges’ roaring dr...

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