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    Oscar Talk: What Do Recent Guild Nominees Tell Us About Oscar Race?

    In this week's Oscar Talk, Kris Tapley and I pore over the latest Guild nominations from the producers, writers and art directors. What do we decide? Maybe Steven Spielberg's "War Horse" is weaker than we once thought, and David Fincher's "The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo" is stronger.

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    What Impact Will BAFTA Nominations Have on the Oscars? Williams, Streep and Swinton Are Steady As They Go

    The race for Oscar nominations is well on its way. Thus the long list of Orange British Academy Film Awards selections--from which 6000 BAFTA members will choose their five nominations per category and finally, the winners--won't have much impact.

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    Diablo Cody, Annie Mumolo and Kristen Wiig Get Nominated for WGA Awards

    It seems that women's orginal work is being recognized this year by the WGA with two out of the five slots for original screenplay taken by women.  Diablo Cody was nominated for Young Adult and Kristen Wiig and Annie Mumolo got a nod for Bridesmaids.

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    'Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy,' 'My Week With Marilyn Top BAFTA's Longlist

    The "Longlist" for the Orange British Academy Film Awards in 2011 has been released this morning. Tomas Alfredson's "Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy" and Simon Curtis's "My Week With Marilyn" jointly led the list with a whopping 16 mentions each, including picture,...

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    WGA Nominee John Logan Talks 'Hugo,' 'Rango,' 'Coriolanus,' 'Skyfall' and Patti Smith's 'Just Kids'

    John Logan is smiling today, as he just earned a Writer's Guild Nomination for adapting the novel "Hugo Cabret" for Martin Scorsese. If his other scripts had been eligible, he could just as well have sewn up three spots this year.

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    Clement Virgo's Remake Of "The Harder They Come" Gets Funding Boost, Shooting For 2012 Production Start

    Well, it's not for the adaptation of The Book Of Negroes, which I think is the one upcoming Clement virgo project that most of us would rather see first, instead of a remake of The Harder They Come, but this could assist in some way in getting that other project financed.

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    Academy Announces 2012 Scientific and Technical Oscar Winners

    The Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences has announced the recipients of the 28 Oscars that will be handed out for scientific and technical achievements. The awards will be given at a ceremony on February 11th at the Beverly Wilshire.

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    Kevin Spacey Talks 'Margin Call,' 'Richard III' and Fincher's 'House of Cards'; Silent Boardroom Clip

    So where is "Margin Call" in the awards derby? Roadside Attraction's surprise hit of the fall season (86 % on Rotten Tomatoes) offers a new indie distribution paradigm as it reached consumers simultaneously via both VOD and theaters ($5 million gross).

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    Steve Zaillian Earns 2 WGA Nominations; Woody Allen, Diablo Cody & Alexander Payne Also In The Race

    Scorecards will be adjusted and awards prognosticator types will have to adjust their bets, as the WGA have revealed their nominees for their annual awards. Why do we care? The guilds have traditionally been the best augurs for how the Oscar nominees will take shape, mostly because these are the sam...

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    WGA Announces Best Screenplay Nominees

    The WGA has announced the nominees for its 2012 awards. The Original Screenplay category rewarded films that leaned toward comedy, while the Adapted Screenplay features a number of Oscar Best Picture frontrunners.

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