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    The Winner Of The 3rd Shadow & Act $3,000 Black Filmmaker Challenge Is...

    I'll make this quick, since I promised to have the winner announced on the site today. Busy, busy, busy day for me.

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    Straights Who Play Gay and Die Painful Death Win the Oscar

    In Gays: Dying for an Oscar, Gold Derby spells out the rules for winning an Oscar in a gay role: "Gay roles can win Oscars but only if the characters, who must die hideous deaths, are portrayed by straight people." Among the Oscar-winners included in their round up: Charlize Theron ("...

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    Oscar Watch: Janet McTeer Talks Gender-Bending Albert Nobbs and Glenn Close

    Janet McTeer didn't mean to steal the gender-bender drama "Albert Nobbs" from its writer-producer-star, Glenn Close, who developed and willed the $8-million period film into being. But McTeer does, partly because the tall powerful stage actress (Oscar-nominated for "Tumbleweeds&qu...

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    ArcLight Cinemas Reveals Winner of its Inaugural Doc Fest

    "Holy Rollers: The True Story of Card Counting Christians" took home the top honors and a check for $10,000 at ArcLight Cinemas' inaugural Documentary Festival. Over 150 films from across the States competed for the prize. The top ten finalists were selected by popular vote based ...

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    For Your Consideration: A History of Meryl Streep at the Oscars

    With the full trailer for "The Iron Lady" finally out, the campaign for Meryl Streep's whopping 17th Oscar nomination is officially in full swing. The fact that no one has actually seen the whole film yet is clearly a point of contention, the trailer seems to suggest Streep has impress...

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    Academy Fetes Oprah Winfrey and Vanessa Redgrave

    On successive evenings, the Academy honored two women Oprah Winfrey and Vanessa Redgrave (as well as couple of guys) with two big awards.  On Saturday night in LA, Oprah received the Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award for her philanthropic work.  While I know she is more TV than movies, this...

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    Inside the Academy's Governors Awards, from Oprah and Darth Vader to J.J. Abrams and Scads of Oscar Contenders

    Arriving at the Governors Awards is overwhelming at first because there's a new star around every shoulder. The Board of Governors invites a swath of Oscar voters to attend the swanky Wolfgang Puck-catered dinner at Hollywood and Highland, so studio publicists make sure as many of their award co...

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    Oscar Hell Week: Play By Play

    Exactly how did all the changes go down at the Oscars last week? Well, Academy president Tom Sherak gives us the play by play.

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    2012 Africa Movie Academy Awards Calls For Entries!

    We covered the 2011 Africa Movie Academy Awards (AMAA) earlier this year, with Viva Riva (photo above from the film of co-star Manie Malone) a film we've touted on this website, dominating, winning 6 trophies.

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