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    Immersed in Movies: Cinematographer Bob Richardson Goes Blue for Hugo in 3-D

    The 3-D journey on "Hugo" for Oscar-winning cinematographer Bob Richardson ("The Aviator, " "JFK"), once he got over the growing pains and realized that the digital technology wouldn't hinder his craft, was to confidently embrace it.

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    Oscar Update: Extremely Loud Screens Under Embargo, War Horse Q & A, Albert Brooks, Gurus Vote

    The week is packed as befits the season, with too many things to cover. I missed Wednesday's invitation-only LACMA screening of "Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close" for Academy voters and critics, which was under strict Scott Rudin embargo. Even the Q & A with Stephen Daldry, Sa...

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    Radcliffe Named EW's Performer of the Year; Plus Fincher on Pitt, Streep on Davis, Carell on Gosling

    The "Harry Potter" finale gets a boost during its last award season push from EW's Entertainers of the Year issue, out December 9, which names Brit Daniel Radcliffe Performer of the Year, for his work in the global blockbuster "Harry Potter" as well as his Broadway musical su...

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    Octavia Spencer To Be Honored at Palm Springs Film Fest with Breakthrough Performance Award

    The 2012 Palm Springs International Film Festival, which runs January 5-16th , annouced earlier today that Octavia Spencer will be the recipient of the Breakthrough Performance Award at the Black Tie awards gala on Saturday, January 7 in the desert resort town east of Los Angeles. At the event, whic...

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    Oscar Watch: The Tree of Life's Likely Nominations, EXCLUSIVE Art Direction Video

    Terrence Malick's "The Tree of Life" sparks polarized love or hate responses. (See the comments on the NYTimes review.) That doesn't help build consensus within critics' groups (the New York Film Critics Circle gave Brad Pitt Best Actor for "Moneyball" as well as &quo...

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    Awards Watch: Contenders Play Nefarious Cinema Icons in Somewhat Ridiculous NYT Video Gallery

    Check out The New York Times' Touch of Evil video gallery from their Hollywood issue. With a slew of awards contenders--including Brad Pitt, George Clooney, Rooney Mara, Mia Wasikowska, Viola Davis, Kirsten Dunst, Glenn Close, Ryan Gosling, Gary Oldman, Michael Shannon, Jessica Chastain, Jean Du...

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    Meryl Streep & Phyllida Lloyd Talk The Iron Lady

    Watch Meryl Streep and director Phyllida Lloyd talk "The Iron Lady" at this post-screening Q & A, held December 6 at NYC's Director's Guild. THR's Scott Feinberg moderated the conversation. Streep says "to capture how someone speaks is to capture them." Asked what...

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    Awards Circuit: Octavia Spencer Gets PSIFF Breakthrough Performance Award; Dujardin and Bejo Share SBIFF Cinema Vanguard Award

    Film festivals play a key role in highlighting Oscar contenders during this crowded and noisy awards season. The Santa Barbara International Film Festival will honor "The Artist" actors Jean Dujardin and Bérénice Bejo with their Cinema Vanguard Award on February 4. The award ...

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    Video(s) of the Day: This Year's Best Performers Go Evil for NYT

    The New York Times brought some of this year's most acclaimed performers together for a trip to the dark side for their magazine's annual Hollywood issue. In a series of videos, spearheaded by the magazine's design director Arem Duplessis and directed by artist Alex Prager, stars in...

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    "The Artist" Stars to Receive Vanguard Awards at Santa Barbara Fest

    "The Artist" stars Jean Dujardin and Berenice Bejo will be awarded the Cinema Vanguard Award at the 27th Santa Barbara International Film Festival on Feb. 4. Past recipients of the award include Nicole Kidman, Christoph Waltz, Vera Farmiga, Stanley Tucci and Ryan Gosling. "We are...

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