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Oscar Predictions, Emmy Nominations, Academy Awards

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    Clooney vs. Dujardin: Can Subtlety Ever Win The Best Actor Oscar?

    The Oscar for best Actor doesn't usually reward subtlety. Look at the past two years: Colin Firth won last time around for his stuttery role in The King’s Speech, while the year before his infinitely more nuanced and better performance in A Single Man lost to Jeff Bridges’ roaring dr...

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    Pixar's 'La Luna,' Timeless Coming of Age Fable from Director Enrico Casarosa

    Here's a first look at Pixar's latest short film, La Luna, which premiered at the Annecy International Animation Festival, running June 6-11. The short's director and Head of Story, Enrico Casarosa, began with Pixar in 2002, working as a story artist on Cars, followed by Ratatouille and Up.

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    Video Watch: Exclusive Featurette of Emmanuel Lubezki's Cinematography for "The Tree of Life"

    Emmanuel Lubezki's stunning cinematography is one of the most striking elements of Terrence Malick's Texas family drama/meaning of life epic "The Tree of Life." In addition to garnering critical acclaim for his work on the film, Lubezki has been nominated for the American Society o...

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    Austin Film Society to Honor Douglas McGrath, Meat Loaf at Texas Hall of Fame Awards

    The Austin Film Society announces the honorees for its 12th Annual Texas Film Hall of Fame Awards March 8, including actor and native Texan Barry Corbin ("No Country for Old Men," "Urban Cowboy"), filmmaker Douglas McGrath from Midland (the Oscar-winning "Bullets Over Broadw...

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    NYC Retrospective for Oscar Nominee Gary Oldman: 'Tinker Tailor,' 'Sid and Nancy,' 'Dracula' and More

    Oscar and BAFTA award nominee Gary Oldman ("Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy") is getting a six-film retrospective in New York City, to include free screenings of "The Contender," "Bram Stoker's Dracula," "JFK," "Prick Up Your Ears," "Sid and Nancy...

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    Immersed in Movies: 'The Artist' Cinematographer Talks in Retro Code

    Take a step back for a moment to consider the bizarre irony of "The Artist" being on the verge of winning the Best Picture Oscar. What an underdog story: a black-and-white silent ode to Hollywood made by a French director with two French stars up against the best that our current film industry has t...

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    Oscar-Nominated Films Come Home Via Movies On Demand

    During Oscar season studios capitalize on nominations at the box office--and reach more Academy voters in LA and NY--with limited runs such as the one week re-release of "Rango" in Hollywood. But now they are grabbing eyeballs in another way: Movies on Demand.

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    Academy Launches Pre-Oscar Week Screenings Hosted by Bird, Moore, Oswalt

    If you're champing at the bit for Oscar night to arrive, the Academy has plans to tide you over during the last week of waiting. If you can get to Beverly Hills, the Samuel Goldwyn Theater's screenings and discussions from February 21-25 feature director Brad Bird, Michael Moore and producer Mark J...

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    Woody Allen's DGA Speech: Says Awards Fall Somewhere Between Nobel Prize & Republican Primary

    Woody Allen wasn't present at the DGA awards, where "The Artist" director Michel Hazanavicius was the big winner, but that didn't stop him from stealing the show with a suitably neurotic speech via video. It went like this:

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    For Your Consideration: Sundance and Next Year's Oscars

    The Sundance Film Festival can be a significant launching pad for Oscar nominees. In the past few years, the best picture-nominated likes of "Precious," "An Education," "The Kids Are All Right" and "Winter's Bone" all debuted at festival. But last year'...

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