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    Robert Koehler Defends "Margaret," Variety Exec Makes a Bad Joke.

    The whole "Team Margaret" campaign took an odd turn recently when the esteemed film critic and sometime programmer Robert Koehler (known to many as "Bob") allegedly sent an email to members of the Los Angeles Film Critics Association complaining that the group's awards weren't valid...

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    Variety Executive Editor Steve Gaydos' Protest on Road to Nowhere's LAFCA Shutout Was an Inside Joke

    It turns out that Variety Executive Editor Steve Gaydos' email protesting the Los Angeles Film Critics Association's ignoring Monte Hellman film "Road to Nowhere" in its 2011 awards voting, which was posted on Hellman's Facebook page, was an elaborate inside joke. UPDATED

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    Oscar Watch: The Artist is the One to Beat

    Yes, "The Artist" is running away with the Oscar ball. It's has love from critics, dominated the SAG and Golden Globes nominations, and is strong with actors and craftspeople alike. As a nostalgic love letter to the movies--and a comic/tragic/romance--it has everything a Academy member...

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    10 Things We Know From the SAG, Golden Globe and Critics' Choice Nominations

    Here's what really went down: The Oscar race just went from quite murky to nearly crystal clear.

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    'The Artist' Leads Golden Globe Award Nominations

    Michel Hazanavicius's "The Artist" led the nominations for the 69th Golden Globe Awards, which were announced this morning in Los Angeles. 

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    Golden Globes Nominations Are Led by The Artist, The Descendants and The Help - Analysis

    Golden Globes nominations were led by "The Artist" with six nominations, followed by "The Descendants" and "The Help" with five each, and "Moneyball," "The Ides of March" and "Midnight in Paris" with four. The Golden Globe motion picture no...

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    The Help and Bridesmaids Score Screen Actors Guild Nominations

    Yesterday, the 18th Annual Screen Actors Guild nominations were announced. Both The Help and Bridesmaids scored best ensembles nominations (which is their top award) which could be an indicator of potential Oscar love because the actors (a percentage of the SAG members pick these nominees) are the ...

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    Golden Globe Nominations Announced: 'The Artist' Leads, 'The Ides Of March' Surprises, 'Extremely Loud' Snubbed

    We've only just recovered from yesterday's SAG award nominations, where "The Artist" continued to lock down its frontrunner status, and "The Help" picked up a strong haul of nods, while the likes of "Shame" and "Hugo" were shut out completely (among th...

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    Critics Groups Votes: What is Their Impact?

    It's hard to keep up with the various critics groups around the country, which have far less impact on the final Oscar race than the early votes from New York and Los Angeles. Check the San Francisco Critics Circle winners below against the Screen Actors Guild votes today, for example, which are...

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    Immersed in Movies: Saldanha Gets Animated Over Rio

    If "Rango" is the front runner in the animated Oscar race (it took the LA Film Critics Assn. Awards last week), then "Rio" is the dark horse. It's original, lively, musical, richly animated, and boasts the hot Jesse Eisenberg and Anne Hathaway as its voice talent for the romance between two mismatch...

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