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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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    Gotham Awards + 9

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    The 10 Biggest Surprises of the Spirit Award Nominations

    There were considerable surprises among the nominations for the 27th Film Independent's Spirit Awards, which were announced this morning in Los Angeles.

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    'The Artist' Wins Best Film & Best Director, While 'The Tree Of Life' Wins 3 From The New York Film Critics Circle

    You know what's a really good idea? Drawing out your award winners on Twitter all day. In what seems like the final act in a disastrous public relations year for the New York Film Critics Circle, they made the ridiculous decision to tweet their winners, one-by-one, as they vote today, turning th...

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