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    Oscar Video: Dujardin Cuts a Rug on Saturday Night Live

    One of the best aspects of the theatrical and awards campaign for "The Artist" has been its video --no other movie this year boasted so many and varied visual components. (Of course The Weinstein Co. spent a good deal getting the material seen.) Check out the latest from Saturday Night Liv...

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    'The Artist' Sweeps The BAFTAs With Wins For Picture, Actor, Director & Screenplay, Meryl Streep Takes Best Actress

    We're coming into the last gasp of the awards season now, and while most eyes tonight will be on the Grammys, in the aftermath of the death of Whitney Houston yesterday, the Orange British Academy Film Awards are being given out at the Royal Opera House in London. It's one of the last major ...

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    'The Artist' Dominates BAFTA Awards

    The Orange British Academy Film Awards (or BAFTAs) were handed out tonight in London and -- as expected -- Michel Hazanavicius's "The Artist" dominated the proceedings, taking best film, best director, best actor, best original screenplay, best costume design, best cinematography and b...

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    Canada in Berlin

    As we roll into Berlin where War Witch (aka Rebelle) (ISA: Films Distribution) by Kim Nguyen is in Competition. While it’s Kim’s 4th feature, this is the first of his films to have a world premiere at an international festival. This is exceptional as well because the last time the Cana...

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    Oscar Watch: Holland's 'In Darkness' Returns to Holocaust, "It's the borderline human experience"

    Agnieszka Holland ("The Secret Garden") is no stranger to the Holocaust: she won Oscar nominations for both 1985's "Angry Harvest" and 1990's "Europa, Europa." Eight years ago, David Shamoon's script based on Robert Marshall's "The Sewers of Lvov" lured her back to that period in Polish history; she...

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    The Amazing Race: Why 'Transformers 3' & 'W.E.' Deserve Their Oscar Nominations

    This week, we want to deal with something that's been bugging us a little, not just this year, but for the last few years. Every January, a familiar, but slightly different mantra is repeated around the internet: "I can't believe [insert critically-reviled blockbuster] has got an Oscar nomination, a...

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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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