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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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    George Lucas To Be Honored With Prestigious Vanguard Award At 43rd NAACP Image Awards

    No comment on this one from me; but given how much the man (George Lucas) and the film (Red Tails) have been discussed on S&A in recent weeks, I'm sure you folks will have something to say about it, so don't let me stop you :)

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    Which Best Live-Action Short Will Win the Oscar? Read On.

    Which Best Live-Action Short Will Win the Oscar? Read On.

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    Victor Kossakovsky to Receive True Vision Award at True/False Film Fest

    Russian director Victor Kossakovsky will be presented with the True Vision Award at this year's True/False Film Fest.

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    For Your Consideration: 5 Oscar Races That Are Actually Still Suspenseful

    WIth less than three weeks to Oscar night, it looks increasingly certain that this will be one of the most predictable ceremonies in some time. Various theories to the contrary aside, "The Artist" is winning best picture. Christopher Plummer and Octavia Spencer might as well start heading ...

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    American Cinema Editors Honor Alexander Payne as Filmmaker of the Year

    Academy Award nominated "The Descendants" director Alexander Payne will be awarded this year's American Cinema Editors Golden Eddie Filmmaker of the Year Award.

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    'The Artist' Crew Hits Santa Barbara, Cinema Vanguard Awards, Fest Prize Winners

    With seemingly unstoppable awards momentum behind Michel Hazanavicius’ “The Artist,” the film’s Oscar-nominated stars accepted the Santa Barbara International Film Festival’s annual Cinema Vanguard Award Saturday, thrilling a near-capacity house at the elegant Arlington Theatre on Saturday.

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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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