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    Oscar Watch: Glenn Close Talks Gender Bender Albert Nobbs

    Albert Nobbs is a 30-year labor of love for Glenn Close, who won an Obie for Simone Benmussa’s 1982 stage play based on a story by George Moore about a straight woman who passes as a male butler in a Dublin hotel in order to survive. Ever since, Close has been trying to turn the story into a movie, and finally pushed it through with actors’ favorite Rodrigo Garcia (Mother & Child) at the helm, thanks to some Fort Worth investors who were impressed that Close had some of her own skin in the $8 million venture. The film shot in chilly Dublin in 32 days. "The story seemed so psychologically modern," says Close, ...

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    For Your Consideration: 10 Things The Fall Fests Can Tell Us About Award Season

    The Venice Film Festival begins Wednesday and that's as good as a starting gun: It means the awards season is here.

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    Oscar Watch: Mid-Year Top Animation Contenders in the Year of the Sequel

    As we head into the fall awards season, Bill Desowitz looks at where the animation Oscar race is heading: it's so far a weak field The good news is that the Oscar race for best animated feature is wide open -- the widest, in fact, since Happy Feet beat Cars in 2006 (the last time Pixa...

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    Nine Sci/Tech Achievements Eligible for AMPAS Consideration

    The Scientific and Technical Awards Committee of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced today that nine scientific and technical achievements have been selected for further awards consideration.

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    Glenn Close to Receive Lifetime Achievement Award in San Sebastian

    The San Sebastian International Film Festival is honoring actress Glen Close with this year's Donostia lifetime achievement award on September 18. Close will also be on hand at the event to introduce the European premiere of her latest project, Rodrigo Garcia's "Albert Nobbs."

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    Fox's Tom Rothman to Receive Gotham Awards Tribute

    Tom Rothman, chairman and CEO of Fox Filmed Entertainment, will be feted by the Independent Filmmaker Project (IFP), at the 21st annual Gotham Independent Film Awards, set for November 28th at Cipriani Wall Street in New York, the organizations said Monday. Nominations for the Gotham Awards will be ...

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    Helena Bonham Carter to Receive BAFTA's Britannia Award for British Artist of the Year

    BAFTA Los Angeles is honoring Helena Bonham Carter with their Britannia Award for British Artist of the Year at this year's BAFTA Los Angeles Britannia Awards, being held November 30. Bonham Carter won the Best Supporting Actress BAFTA and was nominated for an Oscar for her performance in "The King'...

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    Oscars Get Desperate: Why Changing the Academy's Best Picture Rules (Again) Probably Won't Help

    Just two years after dramatically altering tradition by expanding its best-picture lineup from five to 10, the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences have thrown another curve ball by voting to allow "between five and 10 nominees in the 2011 Best Picture competition." That number won’t be anno...

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    Academy Alters Rules on Number of Best Picture Nominees

    In somewhat of a reversal on the number of Oscar Best Picture nominees, the governors of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences voted on Tuesday to allow "between five and 10 nominees in the 2011 Best Picture competition. That number won’t be announced until the Best Picture nominees themse...

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    Cannes Report | Here's the Top Five Contenders For the Palme D'Or So Far

    By now, everyone must be wondering just what Robert De Niro makes of all this.

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