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    Oscar Talk: Who Will Win Animated Shorts, Best Actor, Best Picture

    The end of the Oscar race is in sight and if Kris Tapley and I sound a bit frayed, we are. We dig into the animated shorts and a few of the live action ones as well. I finally caught up with "Bullhead," which will not, I think, beat "A Separation." Kris wonders if "Monsieur ...

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    Guardian's First Film Award Goes to Ireland's 'The Guard'; Director McDonagh 'Pretty Surprised and Very Pleased'

    John Michael McDonagh's "The Guard," starring Brendan Gleeson, has won the Guardian's First Film Award (in its fourth year). Guardian awards judge and film critic Peter Bradshaw says, "This was an exceptionally good year for debut work and our shortlist was packed with excellent work...

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    "Buddha In Africa" (Story Of Malawian Boy Raised In Chinese Orphanage & Trained In Martial Arts) Gets Development Boost

    Chicken & Egg Pictures - the award-winning hybrid film fund and non-profit production company dedicated to supporting women filmmakers - announced its 2012 Open Call grant recipients today, and it's quite the international list of projects, including stories set in Africa like this one ...

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    Oscar Nominees 'Out of Character' at the Academy's Portrait Exhibition

    The Academy will exhibit portraits of all 20 of this year's acting nominees in "Out of Character," shot by photographer Douglas Kirkland. You can view the portraits in the Academy's Grand Lobby Gallery in Beverly Hills from February 11 - March 18. You can also check out the portrai...

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    Oscar Watch: Director Patrick Doyon Talks Animated Short "Sunday"

    What it feels like to be going to the Oscars: "It's surreal. I didn't expect it to happen when I was making the film—I just wanted it to be the best it could be. The Oscar nomination is like the cherry on the sundae."

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    Eye On Black Salute Event To Take Place During Academy Awards Weekend (Remember The "Black Oscars"?)

    Scheduled to take place during Oscar weekend (on February 24th) a special spotlight event in Hollywood called Eye on Black, which will see a group of black directors feted, including Ava DuVernay, Bill Duke, Haile gerima, Chris Robinson, and Debbie Allen.

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    Twitter Responds to Oscar's Muppets Diss

    Since yesterday’s announcement on Deadline that this year’s Best Original song nominees will not be performed at the Academy Awards, Muppet fans have taken to Twitter to encourage the Academy to rethink their decision.

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    Oscar Watch: Directors Wendy Tilby and Amanda Forbis Talk Animated Short "Wild Life"

    Wendy Tilby and Amanda Forbis's Oscar-nominated animated short "Wild Life" is anything but conventional. Set in 1909, it follows a young Brit who travels to the great adventurous unknown that is Canada, eager to make a life for himself as a rancher. Once he arrives, however, he finds his rarefied ...

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    Which Doc Short Will Win the Oscar? Bet On Lucy Walker.

    As usual, the Oscar nominees for Best Documentary Short Subject mainly involve issues of immediate social and political value, with one curious exception: "God is Greater than Elvis," Rebecca Cammisa and Julie Anderson's portrait of former actress Dolores Hart's transition from acc...

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    'Rango' Dominates Visual Effects Society Awards

    "Rango" dominated the winners of the 10th Visual Effects Society (VES) awards in 23 categories of film, animation, television, commercials, special venues and video games with four awards, including outstanding visual effects in an animated motion picture.

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