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    Kevin Spacey Talks 'Margin Call,' 'Richard III' and Fincher's 'House of Cards'; Silent Boardroom Clip

    So where is "Margin Call" in the awards derby? Roadside Attraction's surprise hit of the fall season (86 % on Rotten Tomatoes) offers a new indie distribution paradigm as it reached consumers simultaneously via both VOD and theaters ($5 million gross).

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    Steve Zaillian Earns 2 WGA Nominations; Woody Allen, Diablo Cody & Alexander Payne Also In The Race

    Scorecards will be adjusted and awards prognosticator types will have to adjust their bets, as the WGA have revealed their nominees for their annual awards. Why do we care? The guilds have traditionally been the best augurs for how the Oscar nominees will take shape, mostly because these are the sam...

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    WGA Announces Best Screenplay Nominees

    The WGA has announced the nominees for its 2012 awards. The Original Screenplay category rewarded films that leaned toward comedy, while the Adapted Screenplay features a number of Oscar Best Picture frontrunners.

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    Writers Guild Nominations Leave Out 'War Horse,' 'Tree of Life," Plus Many Ineligible Oscar Contenders

    On the Writers Guild ballot, voters could choose from 33 adapted screenplays and 55 originals. Getting a boost in the Oscar race from Writers Guild nominations in the adapted category are: "The Descendants," "The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo," "The Help," "Hugo," and "Moneyball."

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    Academy VFX Bakeoff Will Cull Final Five Oscar Nominees from Shortlist of Ten

    Ten films are now in the running for a Visual Effects Oscar nomination. Members of the Academy Visual Effects Branch will vote for the final five VFX nominees after viewing ten-minute excerpts from each of the shortlisted films at the Thursday, January 19 "Bakeoff." "Mission: Impossib...

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    Academy Narrows Visual Effects Oscar Race To 10

    Academy Narrows Visual Effects Oscar Race To 10

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    Spike Lee's Achievements To Be Celebrated At 5th Annual BET Honors, Hosted By Gabrielle Union

    Gabrielle Union has signed on to host BET's 5th annual BET Honors show, which will air on the network on February 13th at 9PM (although it'll be taped on Januaryn 14th when the event actually happens).

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    Four Women Producers Included in List for PGA's Top Honor - Kathleen Kennedy Nominated for Two Awards

    The Producer's Guild of America announced their nominees for top awards yesterday and four women are included on the list for the top honor which is the Darryl F. Zanuck Producer Of The Year Award In Theatrical Motion Pictures.

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    Martin Scorsese Gets BAFTA Fellowship

    As the Oscar campaign for "Hugo" gains steam, every bit of attention and support makes a difference. Thus it's good news that the British Academy of Film and Television Arts is giving Martin Scorsese its annual BAFTA fellowship at the Orange British Academy Film Awards ceremony, at Lon...

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    Art Directors Guild Sheds Little Light on Oscars, with Three Film Categories; Nominate 'Anonymous,' Omit 'War Horse,' 'Tree of Life'

    The Art Directors Guild (ADG) nominations in three categories for films (period, contemporary, fantasy) help to reveal the direction the technical branches of the Academy are heading. Of course there are so many categories that more films will be recognized by the ADG at the Beverly Hilton on Februa...

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