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    'Hitchcock' Enters the Awards Race as Fox Searchlight Sets Pre-Thanksgiving Release Date

    The Nov. 23 weekend is already busy with releases big and small, and Searchlight itself has two awards-season hopefuls in Sundance Film Festival pick-ups "Beasts of the Southern Wild" and "The Sessions." Is there room for everything?

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    Predicting The Winners Of The 2012 Emmy Awards

    Awards season is just getting ready to gear up in the movie world, but awards show fanatics (if there are such creatures) don't have to wait for the new year to sit through a three hour-plus session of people winning things, because this Sunday brings the Emmy Awards, the annual celebration of the b...

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    Finland Picks 'Purge' as Best Foreign-Language Oscar Submission

    Entering the Best Foreign-Language submission fray is "Purge," Finland's official entry for the 2013 Oscars. The film beat out 35 other local entries, and is currently topping Finland's box office charts with a $923K haul.

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    BAFTA LA Honors Tarantino, Craig, Parker and Stone

    One vital component of the award season is the British contingent, repped in large part by the BAFTA Awards. And BAFTA LA also mounts an annual award ceremony. This November 7 BAFTA LA returns to the Beverly Hilton to present awards to the current James Bond, Brit Daniel Craig, American auteur Quent...

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    Oscars Fulfill Electronic Ballot Promise, Lengthen Voting Window

    There are many ways that the Academy is still in the dark ages as far as the reality of modern filmmaking is concerned. Movies have to open in theaters to be eligible for the Oscar, at a time when online viewing is commonplace. Thus, in order to give voting members and audiences more time to see the...

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    Oscar Watch: Canada Picks 'War Witch' as Foreign Film Entry

    Canada has selected Kim Nguyen's "War Witch" (aka "Rebelle") as its entry for the Best Foreign Language Oscar. Telefilm Canada chairs the pan-Canadian Oscar selection committee that chose the film.

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    Toronto Wrap: Winners, Oscar Contenders and Also-Rans

    I started out Toronto 2012 with my first Jason Reitman screenplay read-through--his first in Toronto--Alan Ball's Oscar-winning "American Beauty." I'd missed his series of live reads at LACMA, from "The Breakfast Club" to "The Apartment." In a way "American Beauty" was apt preparation for the festi...

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    Oscars Announce Key 2012-13 Dates; Move Up Nominations By Five Days

    Key dates have been announced with regard to the 85th Academy Awards, with a bit of a twist: The nominations will be announced five days earlier than previously suggested, on Thursday, January 10th.

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    Universal Moving 'Les Miserables' to December 25 Could Have Oscar Impact

    Universal Pictures would have loved to put "Les Miserables," Tom Hooper's follow-up to the Oscar-winning "The King's Speech," onto the fall festival circuit to build support and buzz. But the Working Title/Cameron Mackintosh epic period film adaptation of the global hit musical wasn't anywhere near ...

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    The French Choose Weinstein's 'The Intouchables' for Foreign Oscar Race

    In a change of direction, a markedly younger seven-member film commission including Cannes director Thierry Fremaux has chosen heart-tugging crowdpleaser "The Intouchables" as their official Oscar submission, their first comedy.

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