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    Oscar Watch: 'Argo' Director Affleck & Editor Goldenberg Talk Reality vs. Comedy (EXCLUSIVE VIDEO)

    "I maybe have matured," Affleck says of his pursuit of smart quality modest-budget movies--he calls $44-million Mideast thriller "Argo" "a labor of love"-- designed to stand the test of time like the 70s classics he reveres.

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    'California Solo,' 'Shepard & Dark,' Jonathan Demme Take Awards at Woodstock Film Festival

    At an awards ceremony Saturday night that seemed to zip by in record time, the 13th annual Woodstock Film Festival gave prizes to features "California Solo" and "Shepard & Dark," while also honoring Jonathan Demme and the late Bingham Ray.

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    Oscars: Can Mary Elizabeth Winstead Sneak Into The Best Actress Field For 'Smashed'?

    We've been looking in detail at the acting categories in recent weeks, and this week, we figured it made sense to examine Best Actress, given that one potential contender has her film arriving in theaters. Today sees the release of "Smashed," which sees "Scott Pilgrim vs. the World" star Mary Elizab...

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    Previewing the Gotham Award Nominations: Which Films Will Make The Cut Thursday?

    On Thursday, the nominations for the 22nd Annual Gotham Independent Film Awards will act as the first major moment of the 2012-13 awards season, with nominations being announced for seven competitive categories.

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    Brad Pitt Gets Behind War on Drugs Expose 'The House I Live In' (EXCLUSIVE VIDEO)

    Eugene Jarecki is a smart cookie; at his first meeting with Brad Pitt and Plan B Productions he recognized a fellow traveler. This wasn't like his other studio meetings. "He's a ridiculously bright and thoughtful guy," he said. "He chooses projects carefully, he talks about rich content: is there me...

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    Cohen Media Group Acquires U.S. Rights for Spanish Oscar Entry 'Blancanieves'

    Cohen Media Group has picked up Pablo Berger's Snow White-turned-1920s matador tale "Blancanieves" for distribution. The film is Spain's official entry for the 2013 Oscars.

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    Oscar Talk: Supporting Actor, 'Not Fade Away,' Biopics and Small Contenders

    This week on Oscar Talk, In Contention's Kris Tapley and I dig into the supporting actor category and the list of small films vying for some awards attention.

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    Alan Arkin Takes Affleck's 'Argo' Seriously: "It's not a spoof, satire, or parody" (EXCLUSIVE VIDEO)

    As revealed in our conversation below, Alan Arkin takes serious comedy seriously, and that's the secret at the heart of Ben Affleck's "Argo." Arkin doesn't buy the idea that he and Goodman are participating in a Hollywood parody or spoof or satire. Or even comic relief for that matter.

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    WATCH: New Trailer on Bigelow's 'Zero Dark Thirty'; Gandolfini Plays Panetta Against Chastain, Edgerton

    Most of the films coming up in this crammed awards season have people working overtime to make sure we know about them. One film from a major studio is conspicuously silent. Those of us who cover Hollywood know very little about "Zero Dark Thirty," because Oscar-winner Kathryn Bigelow has ...

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    Eight Short Docs Selected for Oscar Shortlist; Many Previous Nominees

    Eight documentary short films have been selected for the 2013 Oscars shortlist, of which three to five will earn nominations. Full list below.

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