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    Oscar Watch: Casarosa Talks 'La Luna,' Pixar's Longest Short

    Pixar, of course, cut its teeth on shorts, winning its first Oscar for "Tin Toy" (1989), which paved the way for "Toy Story." Since then, Pixar has continued to regularly leverage its shorts program as a training ground for directors and incubator for technology.

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    Miss Piggy Flirts With Jon Hamm, Michael Fassbender on BAFTA Red Carpet (Video)

    As she promised Miss Piggy ruled the Red Carpet at the BAFTA awards – with very litte commentary about clothes and quite a lot about what the stars think of her. Jon Hamm thinks they’re a perfect match because – well, his name is Hamm.

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    Weekend Awards Season Box Office Update

    Oscar contenders are performing at a record low this close to the awards telecast (after ticket prices are adjusted), both in terms of total grosses and as a percentage of all weekend business. This can't be encouraging news for the Academy or ABC, although uncertainty about a few remaining categori...

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    Oscar Video: Dujardin Cuts a Rug on Saturday Night Live

    One of the best aspects of the theatrical and awards campaign for "The Artist" has been its video --no other movie this year boasted so many and varied visual components. (Of course The Weinstein Co. spent a good deal getting the material seen.) Check out the latest from Saturday Night Liv...

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    'The Artist' Sweeps The BAFTAs With Wins For Picture, Actor, Director & Screenplay, Meryl Streep Takes Best Actress

    We're coming into the last gasp of the awards season now, and while most eyes tonight will be on the Grammys, in the aftermath of the death of Whitney Houston yesterday, the Orange British Academy Film Awards are being given out at the Royal Opera House in London. It's one of the last major ...

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    'The Artist' Dominates BAFTA Awards

    The Orange British Academy Film Awards (or BAFTAs) were handed out tonight in London and -- as expected -- Michel Hazanavicius's "The Artist" dominated the proceedings, taking best film, best director, best actor, best original screenplay, best costume design, best cinematography and b...

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    Canada in Berlin

    As we roll into Berlin where War Witch (aka Rebelle) (ISA: Films Distribution) by Kim Nguyen is in Competition. While it’s Kim’s 4th feature, this is the first of his films to have a world premiere at an international festival. This is exceptional as well because the last time the Cana...

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    Oscar Watch: Holland's 'In Darkness' Returns to Holocaust, "It's the borderline human experience"

    Agnieszka Holland ("The Secret Garden") is no stranger to the Holocaust: she won Oscar nominations for both 1985's "Angry Harvest" and 1990's "Europa, Europa." Eight years ago, David Shamoon's script based on Robert Marshall's "The Sewers of Lvov" lured her back to that period in Polish history; she...

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    The Amazing Race: Why 'Transformers 3' & 'W.E.' Deserve Their Oscar Nominations

    This week, we want to deal with something that's been bugging us a little, not just this year, but for the last few years. Every January, a familiar, but slightly different mantra is repeated around the internet: "I can't believe [insert critically-reviled blockbuster] has got an Oscar nomination, a...

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