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    Michael Moore and Kathryn Bigelow Among the Academy's New Board of Governors

    Oscar winners Michael Moore, Kathryn Bigelow and editor Anne Coates will join the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences' Board of Governors. The trio are first-time elected members, and will be joining nine incumbents who were reelected in addition to three other filmmakers making their retur...

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    Cohen, Mischer Set To Produce Academy Awards

    Film producer Bruce Cohen and television producer/director Don Mischer have been announced as the producers of the 83rd Academy Awards telecast. Mischer will also serve as the telecast’s director. This will be the first involvement with the Oscar telecast for both men, though the two worked together...

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    NYU & UT Austin Among Top Schools at Student Academy Awards

    Concluding a national competition that began regionally, AMPAS presented the Student Academy Awards in Los Angeles last night. Luke Matheny from NYU won the award for best narrative film for "God of Love" while Ruth Fertig from the University of Texas at Austin won the documentary prize for "Yizkor ...

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    Student Academy Award Finalists Announced

    Thirty-seven students from 21 colleges and universities have been selected as finalists in the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences' 37th Annual Student Academy Awards competition. Academy members will view these films at special screenings and vote to select the winners. Gold, Silver and Bronze Medal awards, along with accompanying cash prizes of $5,000, $3,000 and $2,000, respectively, may be presented in each of four categories. The winning filmmakers will be brought to Los Angeles for a week of industry-related activities and social events that will culminate in the awards ceremony on Saturday, June 12, at the Academy's Samuel Gold...

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    "Mother" Leads Asian Film Award Winners

    The fourth Asian Film Awards were announced last night in Hong Kong, with Joon-ho Bong's "Mother" taking top honors. The film - which follows a mother who desperately searches for the killer that framed her son for their murder - won best film, best actress for Kim Hye-ja, and best screenplay.

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    iPOP Flashback: The 2010 Spirit Awards

    The biggest thing at the 25th annual Film Independent Spirit Awards last Friday night was probably the event itself. The annual awards, which honor independent and specialty cinema, made some big changes for their Silver Anniversary, moving from its longtime home on the parking lot adjacent to Santa...

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    For Your Consideration: Early 2011 Oscar Predictions

    EDITORS NOTE: This story was written in March, 2010 forecasting the Oscars a year in advance. For an updated list of predictions as of January 2011, click here.

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    Oscar Night in Black & White

    Stretching nearly six months, awards season begins slowly, speeds up and then ends swiftly. A crush of media attention is paid to the Academy Award nominees in the week leading up to Oscar night and days after, attention wanes by the hour.

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    Box Office 2.0: The Specialty Box Office Winners of Awards Season

    The Oscars are finally in the annals of history, and obviously the biggest box-office related story is that "The Hurt Locker," a $15 million grossing film festival pick-up, managed to take six awards - including best picture and best director. Most impressive is that it did so against the billion-do...

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    Nicolas Chartier: "This is what it's about, being passionate for independent movies." (VIDEO)

    All weekend here in Los Angeles, a number of folks in the indie film community complained about this year's Spirit Awards move from an afternoon celebration on the beach in Santa Monica to an evening event downtown. Well, yesterday in Malibu, some insiders got what they wanted. Independent spirit wa...

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