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    iPOP | "The Help" Ladies Lunch and More Photos From the Week

    This week, one of the surprise dark horses of the Oscar race, "The Help," hit DVD and Blu-ray following a blockbuster theatrical run where it grossed over $150 million domestically.

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    Oscar Talk: 2011 Ten Best Lists

    For this week's Oscar Talk, Kris Tapley and I checked our lists and made the tough decisions on what to include as our ten best for 2011. We agreed on one film only: Jeff Nichols' "Take Shelter," starring Michael Shannon and Jessica Chastain. Will it land any Oscar nominations? Thi...

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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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