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    Kim Novak Protests Use of 'Vertigo' Score in 'The Artist'--Hazanavicius Explains Why He Used Herrmann Score

    I have spoken to a number of people who are not thrilled with the way that Michel Hazanavicius and composer Ludovic Bource used Bernard Herrmann's signature "Vertigo" score at the climax of "The Artist." I had wondered if this reaction could lead to Bource not landing an Oscar nomination from the Ac...

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    New Academy Rule Will Consider Only Documentaries Reviewed By NT Times Or LA Times For Oscar Nominations

    This was first made public yesterday, as our parent site, IndieWire, picked up the story.

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    George Clooney to Present Sean Penn with Critics' Choice Joel Siegel Humanitarian Award

    The 17th annual Critics Choice Movie Awards on January 12 will honor Sean Penn with their Joel Siegel Award, to recognize his humanitarian efforts. Penn founded the J/P Haitian Relief Organization following the 7.0 magnitude earthquake that hit Haiti exactly two years ago. George Clooney will presen...

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    'The Adventures of Tintin' Dominates Visual Effects Society Nominations

    Yet again this weekend I had a conversation with an animator who adores Steven Spielberg's "The Adventures of Tintin," but doesn't consider the film to be animation, but performance capture, which is a visual effect. Thus the film from Peter Jackson's Weta Digital did dominate the Visual Effects Soc...

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    Palm Springs Festival Offers Pre-Globes and Oscar Glitz

    The Academy Awards ballots are due a week from now, but campaigning went into high gear on Saturday night at the Palm Springs International Film Festival Awards Gala. George Clooney, Brad Pitt, Angelina Jolie, Jessica Chastain, Octavia Spencer, Gary Oldman and Glenn Close all came calling to accept ...

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    2012 Golden Globe Award Predictions

    indieWIRE will provide regular updates of our predictions for the 69th Golden Globe Awards through mid-December, when the nominations are announced.

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    National Society of Film Critics Picks 'Melancholia,' Dunst; 'Tree of Life,' 'A Separation' Win Multiple Awards

    One of my ongoing fantasies has the new preferential Oscar ballot leading to a huge surprise: Lars von Trier's "Melancholia" makes it onto the best picture list, and Cannes-winner Kirsten Dunst knocks out one of the best actress contenders.

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    'Melancholia,' 'Tree of Life' Top National Society of Film Critics' Awards

    Lars von Trier's "Melancohlia" topped the winners of the National Society of Film Critics' annual awards, which were voted on this afternoon in New York City by 58 of the country's most prominent film critics. "Melancholia" won both best picture and best actress (Kirs...

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    Oscar Trailer "Off the Grid" Is Better than Poster: Williams, Fox, Duhamel Track The Host

    Thankfully, the Academy Awards trailer is much better than the poster. Robin Williams, Josh Duhamel, Megan Fox and William Fitchner seek elusive quarry known as The Host. "He's off the grid."

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    The Amazing Race: Can 'Bridesmaids' Convert Guild Nominations Into A Best Picture Nod?

    Gosh, wasn't it nice to have a break from all this awards malarkey over the Christmas break? It's three weeks since our last column, and until the start of this week, the guilds and critics awards had been quiet, with holiday season box office and the actual Oscar ballots going out had been the only...

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