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    'Melancholia,' 'Tree of Life' Top National Society of Film Critics' Awards

    Lars von Trier's "Melancohlia" topped the winners of the National Society of Film Critics' annual awards, which were voted on this afternoon in New York City by 58 of the country's most prominent film critics. "Melancholia" won both best picture and best actress (Kirs...

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    Oscar Trailer "Off the Grid" Is Better than Poster: Williams, Fox, Duhamel Track The Host

    Thankfully, the Academy Awards trailer is much better than the poster. Robin Williams, Josh Duhamel, Megan Fox and William Fitchner seek elusive quarry known as The Host. "He's off the grid."

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    The Amazing Race: Can 'Bridesmaids' Convert Guild Nominations Into A Best Picture Nod?

    Gosh, wasn't it nice to have a break from all this awards malarkey over the Christmas break? It's three weeks since our last column, and until the start of this week, the guilds and critics awards had been quiet, with holiday season box office and the actual Oscar ballots going out had been the only...

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    Immersed in Movies: Editor Christopher Tellefsen Pitches Moneyball

    Editing is all about internal rhythms for Christopher Tellefsen, and "Moneyball" fit like a glove. On the surface, it's a David & Goliath sports movie. But it's really about the struggle against conventional wisdom for the fast talking and even quicker thinking Oakland A's general manager Billy Bean...

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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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