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    Martin Scorsese's Hugo Wins Best Film of 2011 from National Board of Review

    The National Board of Review winners are led by Martin Scorsese's 3-D homage to silent cinema, "Hugo," which won best film and director. While George Clooney was left out of the New York Film Critics awards and Indie Spirit nominations, he won best actor from NBR, which is a group o...

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    'Hugo' Tops National Board of Review Winners

    Martin Scorsese's "Hugo" topped the winners of the National Board of Review's annual awards, taking honors for best picture and best director. Scorsese's George Harrison documentary was also honored in the NBR's list of best documentaries.

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    Viola Davis To Be Honored With Performer of The Year Award At SBFF 2012

    Quite possibly the first of other solo awards to come for her performance in the film...

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    Leila Djansi's "Ties That Bind" Tops Ghana Movie Awards Nominations w/ 21 Nods

    Ghanaian director Leila Djansi's  Ties That Bind, a film we've written about a number of times, which stars Kimberly Elise, Nollywood star Omotola Jalade and Ghanaian actress Ama K Abebrese, has topped this year's Ghana Movie Awards nominations with a total of 21 nominations in...

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    EXCLUSIVE: Santa Barbara Names Viola Davis Outstanding Performer of the Year

    The Santa Barbara International Film Festival will present actress Viola Davis with the Outstanding Performer of the Year Award on Friday, January 27, 2012, at the height of awards season. Oscar-watchers are pitting frontrunner Davis against her veteran "The Doubt" co-star Meryl Streep in ...

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    Interview: Ralph Fiennes Talks Directing and Playing Coriolanus with Oscar-Contender Redgrave; Lands Skyfall

    Rookie feature director Ralph Fiennes and veteran screenwriter John Logan ("The Aviator") have crafted a strong modern adaptation of Shakespeare's bloody war tragedy "Coriolanus." Fiennes shines in the central role, which he played on the London stage in 2000 to raves. I...

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    Where are the Women at the Indie Spirit Nominations?

    I just got back from a meeting and broke open the list of indie spirit nominees for 2012 and I am utterly dispirited at the lack of female voices throughout the categories. 

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    Oscar Watch: Weinsteins Boast One Great Pick-Up, Two Great Performances in Weak Movies

    It's Oscar season, and Harvey Weinstein is back. He's blogging at HuffPo about how his daughters consider him to be cool, and crowing about "The Artist" in the NYT. Lo and behold, Weinstein's canny pre-Cannes acquisition "The Artist" came out ahead at the New York Fi...

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