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    Producers Guild Picks Top Ten Including Surprise Entries 'Bridesmaids,' 'The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo,' 'Ides of March'

    Remember that the Producers Guild of America (PGA) has picked ten film nominations for 2011--the Academy may only pick seven or eight under their new rules favoring number one votes. Thus "Bridesmaids," "The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo" and "The Ides of March" may not m...

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    "Bridesmaids" In, "Extremely Loud" Out With 2012 PGA Award Nominations

    The Producers Guild of America have announced the nominations for the 23rd Annual Producers Guild Awards. 

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    'The Artist' Leads Vancouver Film Critics Award Nominations

    The Vancouver Film Critics Association announced the nominations for their annual awards, with Michel Hazanavicius's "The Artist" leading a generally expected list of honorees.

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    Central Ohio Critics Award Nominations

    The Central Ohio Film Critics Association have announced their extensive nominees for the best in 2011. A whopping 15 films were nominated in the best picture category, including unlikely Oscar inclusions like "Margin Call," "Melancholia," "Super 8" and "Win Win.&q...

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    Oscar Front-Runner Streep to Accept Berlinale's Golden Bear Lifetime Achievement Award

    The Berlinale's honorary lifetime achievement award, the Golden Bear, will be given to "The Iron Lady"'s Meryl Streep on February 14. The Berlin fest's Dieter Kosslick calls Streep "a brilliant, versatile performer who moves with ease between dramatic and comedic roles."

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    Time Magazine Blows Up The Box, Votes Ameena Matthews & Khomotso Manyaka As Top 2011 Performances

    From a list penned by Richard Corliss, senior writer for Time magazine, highlighting 2011's best big screen performances, I was absolutely shocked to see these 2 names make the short list of 5 on the women's side: Ameena Matthews and Khomotso Manyaka. 

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    Oscar Talk: What Can Topple The Artist? New Ballots Change Race; Top Five Actresses; Lagging Christmas Contenders

    In this week's Oscar Talk, after a holiday hiatus Kris Tapley and I come back to assess the Oscar race just as Academy voters get their ballots in the mail. This time, there will be five slots for an undetermined number of Best Picture candidates.

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    Farhadi Talks Oscar Front-Runner A Separation; Divorce Drama Questions Iran's Future

    Iranian Oscar submission "A Separation" was the final film shown at Sneak Previews this year; we went out on a high note. The film has been winning prizes since it was first shown in Berlin and won the Golden Bear. It has landed on many ten best lists and is a likely foreign film Oscar nominee.

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    What Happened to Contagion?

    It’s completely disappeared from any awards conversation, including, incredibly, best screenplay and direction. When I saw it, I thought it was the second great movie of the decade. At least "The Social Network" was a real contender up to the wire. I was certain that "Contagion" would be the same...

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    Will The Iron Lady's Nasty Reviews Hurt Meryl Streep at the Oscars?

    Well, these are not the reviews Harvey Weinstein had in mind when he backed "The Iron Lady." So far the movie is scoring 64% on Rotten Tomatoes. Stateside critics are praising Meryl Streep's impeccable portrait of a much-revered and reviled British leader, while many question Phyllida Lloyd's direct...

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