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    'Zero Dark Thirty' Writer-Producer Boal Defends Film in 'First Amendment Week' Keynote

    Celebrating "First Amendment Week" at Loyola Marymount University, Oscar-nominated "Zero Dark Thirty" writer-producer Mark Boal (who won a writing Oscar for "The Hurt Locker," his first collaboration with director Kathryn Bigelow) gave the keynote address.

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    Immersed in Movies: Assessing the Cinematography Oscar Race

    While the tech momentum for Ang Lee's "Life of Pi" is clearly spilling over into the cinematography race, making Claudio Miranda the frontrunner for his ethereal golden hour hue, the other four nominees are a study in stylistic brilliance as well, conveying a vibe of what's old is new again...

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    Oscar Watch 'How to Survive a Plague': From a Tale of Disease, a Primer for Empowerment

    David France didn't set out to make a film about the AIDS crisis. He didn't even set out to be a filmmaker. Speaking to me from Los Angeles on the afternoon before the Directors Guild of America Awards—for which he was nominated for his first documentary, "How to Survive a Plague"—France told me t...

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    'Avengers' Cast to Present at the Oscars

    Marvel isn't missing a promo trick, nor is the ever-youth-audience-chasing Oscar telecast. "The Avengers" cast members Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Samuel L. Jackson, Jeremy Renner and Mark Ruffalo will present on-stage at the Oscars on February 24.

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    Review: In Tavianis' Dreamy, Meta Docudrama 'Caesar Must Die,' All the Prison's a Stage

    Paolo and Vittorio Taviani’s docudrama “Caesar Must Die,” Italy's Oscar entry that runs February 6-19 at Film Forum, takes place at Rome’s maximum-security Rebibbia Prison, and stars the facility’s actual inmates. Many of the men are serving life sentences, with a variety of high crimes on their rec...

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    Writers Guild Awards Bring Class and Comedy with Presenters Jessica Chastain, Amy Poehler, Adam Scott and More

    The first wave of presenters for the 2013 Writers Guild Awards have been announced. Included in the lineup are Oscar nominee Jessica Chastain, Golden Globes host Amy Poehler and her "Parks and Recreation" co-star Adam Scott, and the hilarious "Key and Peele" stars Keegan Michael Key and Jordan Peele...

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    For Your Consideration: 5 Oscar Categories That Could (Pretty Much) Go Any Which Way

    So, it seems we finally have a full-fledged frontrunner in the best picture race. The mystery was nice while it lasted, and it's certainly been a while since it took all the way to February to have a conifident sense of who might win Oscar's big prize (for those not paying attention, Ben Aff...

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    HIGH SPIRITS AT OSCAR NOMINEE LUNCHEON

    There’s no suspense or sense of competition, just an air of cheerful camaraderie at the annual Oscar nominees’ luncheon, which was held Monday at the Beverly Hilton Hotel. The increasingly crowded awards season, with galas, q&a sessions and presentations galore, takes a toll on high-profile particip...

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    Oscar Lunch Nominees Q & A: Chastain, Lawrence, Hathaway, Adams, Washington, Jackman, Cooper and More

    Among the nominated stars stopping by the interview room on their way to the Oscar Nominees Luncheon were Ben Affleck, Tim Burton, Bradley Cooper, Hugh Jackman, Denzel Washington, Jessica Chastain, Jennifer Lawrence, Naomi Watts, Quvenzhane Wallis, Robert De Niro, Christoph Waltz, Amy Adams, Sally F...

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    2013 Oscar Predictions: Best Animated Feature

    2013 Oscar Predictions: Best Animated Feature

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