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    Why Is Oscar Blue

    From the indefatigable Jan Lisa Huttner who writes the Hot Pink Pen. Make sure to check out her Oscar Impact Chart.

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    Loretta Devine To be Honored With Lifetime Achievement Award At 2012 Pan African Film Festival

    The Pan African Film Festival (celebrating its 20th year this year) will honor award-winning actress Loretta Devine with its highest honor, a Lifetime Achievement Award for her work on stage, television and film.

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    Sundance Institute and Mahindra Global Filmmaking Award

    Sundance Institute and Mahindra announced the winners of the 2012 Sundance Institute/ Mahindra Global Filmmaking Award, in recognition and support of emerging independent filmmakers from around the world at a private ceremony on January 24 at the 2012 Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah.

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    Oscar Talk Post-Nominations: 'Hugo' vs. "The Artist,' Snubs and Surprises, Predictions

    In this week's Oscar Talk podcast, I go over Tuesday's nominations with In Contention's Kris Tapley and Guy Lodge.

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    Oscar Nominations Bring Surprises in Animation and VFX: 'Cars 2,' 'Tintin,' and Superheroes Snubbed

    Well, we heard it was coming -- and, sure enough -- the animation branch rejected Pixar's "Cars 2" and Steven Spielberg's "The Adventures of Tintin" in favor of two hand-drawn European indies: "A Cat in Paris" from France and "Chico & Rita" fr...

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    But Does Anyone Really Care About The Oscars?

    I mean that. Does anyone really care anymore about them? And I'm not just talking about black people. I mean ANYONE? Black, white, male, female, gay, straight, Christian, Jew, Muslim. Anyone who thinks that the Oscars are still that important, raise your hands.

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    Oscar Nominations 2012 Announced: "The Help," Viola Davis And Octavia Spencer Make The List

    Oscar nominations were announced earlier and The Help scored well getting a "Best Picture" nomination as well as garnering a "Best Actress" nomination for Viola Davis and "Best Supporting Actress" for Octavia Spencer.

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    The Biggest Snubs And Surprises Of The 2012 Oscar Nominations

    As you might imagine from a many-headed beast like The Academy, it’s impossible to predict exactly what the Oscars will be. Sure, precursor awards and prognosticators might make it seem like the race is done, but there’s so many unknowns, so many obscure rules and wild cards, that they’ll always be ...

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    2012 OSCAR NOMINATIONS: Open Thread

    The 2012 Oscar nominations were announced this morning. Albert Brooks, Steven Spielberg and a lot of other expected nominees were snubbed. There were surprises in other categories, though: Demián Bichir as Best Actor for A Better Life, Rooney Mara as Best Actress for The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo,...

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    The Oscar Noms: It Sucks to Be a Female Filmmaker Part 2

    This is an up and down day as you will see from the posts on the site. The Academy Award nominations have been released and while there are many great women nominated in a variety of categories, at the top level- best picture and best director - women are missing.

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