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    For Your Consideration: The Case For And Against The Front-runner Status of 'Life of Pi'

    Ang Lee's 3D epic opened the New York Film Festival Friday night and quickly sparked a storm of raving tweets heralding it as the one to beat come Oscar-time. Going into the premiere, buzz may have been mixed on the risky project but now it seems like it could pay off in a big way. Will it?

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    Review Roundup: 3-D 'Life of Pi' Dazzles Critics, NYFF Rothman Panel [VIDEO]

    Critics are eating up Ang Lee's "Life of Pi" following its NYFF debut on Friday. Raves praising the film's immersive, spectacular use of 3-D, its inspirational pantheistic message and strong performances from the three actors playing Pi are in the majority, with a few outliers wishing for heftier su...

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    Academy Chases Young Male Demo with Oscar Host Seth MacFarlane [VIDEO]

    At the HBO Emmy party last weekend, Seth MacFarlane was in good spirits as the question of his hosting the 85th Oscarcast made the rounds. He's a hit on TV ("Family Guy") and as host of several awards shows around town, including the WGA Awards.

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    Is Seth MacFarlane the Right Kind of Risky for Oscar?

    In an unexpected move, Academy Award show producers Craig Zadan and Neil Meron have tapped the animation emperor to host the Feb. 24 telecast. While recent choices have been widely panned, are MacFarlane's wide-ranging live experience -- and unabashed naughtiness -- just what the show needs?

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    Matt Damon, David O. Russell and Jeff Skoll to Receive IFP Career Tributes at Gotham Awards

    Matt Damon, David O. Russell and Jeff Skoll have been chosen by the Independent Filmmaker Project to receive career tributes at the 2012 Gotham Independent Film Awards on November 26.

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    China and Uruguay Pick Contenders for Foreign Language Oscars

    On the eve of the Academy's October 1 foreign film submission deadline, both China and Uruguay selected films to vie for a Best Foreign Language nomination.

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    Oscar Talk: 'Life of Pi,' Best Actor Race

    Oscar chances for Ang Lee's 3-D New York Film Festival opener "Life of Pi" was the main Oscar Talk discussion this week for Kris Tapley and me. We also dissected the Best Actor race, where it is now and who could enter the contenders list. Here's my "Life of Pi" review, ...

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    Oscars: Taking A Look At The Wide Open Best Supporting Actress Field

    Our Oscars coverage has, over the last few months, principally focused on the Best Picture race, which makes sense as what films look like possibilities continues to come into focus. But with the dust now settled on the festival season (well, except for the New York Film Festival getting underway to...

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    Cinema Eye Honors Names Ten Finalists for Outstanding Short Film Award 2013

    Cinema Eye names the ten finalists for its 2013 Outstanding Short Film Award, as chosen by a committee of international film festival programmers. The nonfiction films are listed below. Five of the finalists will be announced as nominees in October, prior to the 6th Annual Cinena Eye Honors in Janua...

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    Spain Selects Silent, Black-and-White 'Blancanieves' as Official Oscar Entry

    In a year of American Snow White reinventions, Spain has followed suit and picked "Blancanieves" as its official entry for the 2013 Best Foreign-Language Oscar race. While the 1920s-set matador tale looks to be more imaginative than "Mirror Mirror" or "Snow White and the Huntsman" (and received rave...

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