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    Immersed in Movies: 'The Artist' Cinematographer Talks in Retro Code

    Take a step back for a moment to consider the bizarre irony of "The Artist" being on the verge of winning the Best Picture Oscar. What an underdog story: a black-and-white silent ode to Hollywood made by a French director with two French stars up against the best that our current film industry has t...

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    Oscar-Nominated Films Come Home Via Movies On Demand

    During Oscar season studios capitalize on nominations at the box office--and reach more Academy voters in LA and NY--with limited runs such as the one week re-release of "Rango" in Hollywood. But now they are grabbing eyeballs in another way: Movies on Demand.

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    Academy Launches Pre-Oscar Week Screenings Hosted by Bird, Moore, Oswalt

    If you're champing at the bit for Oscar night to arrive, the Academy has plans to tide you over during the last week of waiting. If you can get to Beverly Hills, the Samuel Goldwyn Theater's screenings and discussions from February 21-25 feature director Brad Bird, Michael Moore and producer Mark J...

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    Woody Allen's DGA Speech: Says Awards Fall Somewhere Between Nobel Prize & Republican Primary

    Woody Allen wasn't present at the DGA awards, where "The Artist" director Michel Hazanavicius was the big winner, but that didn't stop him from stealing the show with a suitably neurotic speech via video. It went like this:

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    For Your Consideration: Sundance and Next Year's Oscars

    The Sundance Film Festival can be a significant launching pad for Oscar nominees. In the past few years, the best picture-nominated likes of "Precious," "An Education," "The Kids Are All Right" and "Winter's Bone" all debuted at festival. But last year'...

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    Backstage at the SAG Awards, Jean Dujardin Responds to Oscar Win Question with a Song

    Only three French actors have been nominated for Best Actor in the 83-year history of the Academy Awards--Maurice Chevalier twice, Charles Boyer, and Gerard Depardieu. And quite often, the winner of the SAG best actor prize wins at the Oscar as well--in fact, the last seven winners. When presented w...

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    The Amazing Race: Taking The Temperature Of The Race After The Oscar Nominations & Guild Awards

    Finally, the Oscar nominations were announced last Tuesday. Furthermore, three of the four big guilds -- the Producers, the Director's and the Screen Actors -- have given out their awards over the last couple of weekends, with only the Writers still to hand out any statuettes. So at last, months and...

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    The Help Wins Big at the SAG Awards

    Check out this image of the cast of the Help winning best ensemble at the SAG Awards last night. I'm pretty sure we won't see that many women on a stage again at the same time winning an award (at least not this Oscar season.) Just take it in because it is beautiful.

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    Lauren Greenfield and Ava Duvernay Win Top Directing Honors at Sundance

    Another Sundance is in the books and women and their films took many of the top honors in this past weekend's awards ceremony.

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    Viola Davis, Octavia Spencer, Cast Of "The Help" Clean Up At The SAG Awards

    I actually fell asleep before this started; long weekend, and I was tired; still recouping and adjusting from my Sundance trip; So I didn't get to watch any of it. And if you missed the show as well, here are the results, hot off the presses:

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