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    Critics Groups Will See 'Django Unchained' Well Before Mid-December Press Junket

    Now that three trailers and a slew of character posters have accumulated, anticipation for Quentin Tarantino's "Django Unchained" is at a high. The press is chomping at the bit for the film's official junket days, announced by the Weinstein Company as December 15 and 16. Weinstein reps assure us tha...

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    Oscar Talk: 'Cloud Atlas,' "Argo,' 'The Master,' 'Lincoln' Momentum, Screenwriting: 'Looper' vs. 'Avengers,' Doc Race Changes

    On this week's Oscar Talk, Kris Tapley and I dig into the screenwriting race. As usual, adapted is super-competitive. Does "Looper" have a chance in the always weak original category?

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    Alan Cumming Returns to Host BAFTA's 2012 Britannia Awards

    BAFTA Los Angeles announces Alan Cumming will return for the fourth time to host the 2012 Britannia Awards on November 7 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel. Among the gala event's presenters are Steven Spielberg, Harrison Ford and Josh Gad...

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    Britannia Awards Welcome Back Host Alan Cumming for a Fourth Time

    Alan Cumming is set to return as host for the annual Britannia Awards, this year celebrating its 25th anniversary. This marks the actor's fourth time hosting the gig. "I'm so happy to be back hosting my 4th Britannia Awards,” said Alan Cumming in a statement released by BAFTA...

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    Oscars: Are Paul Thomas Anderson & David O. Russell Frontrunners For Original & Adapted Screenplay?

    Earlier in the week, Universal got their Academy Awards campaign moving by launching their For Your Consideration site, which included uploading a selection of screenplays for their major movies online. Some feel optimistic at best ("The Lorax," "Snow White and the Huntsman," "Ted"), some are a litt...

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    Voting For IFP Gotham Awards AUDIENCE Award Now Open (Several Familiar Titles On The List)

    Several films we've covered on S&A like Bay Of All Saints, Call Me Kuchu,The Girls In The Band, Under African Skies, and Trash Dance are all candidates for the 3rd annual Gotham Awards Audience Award, brought to you by IFP and Festival Genius.

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    Academy Reveals the Five Winning Writers for the 2012 Nicholl Fellowships

    Five lucky screenwriters received some great news today when the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences revealed those selected as winners of the 2012 Academy Nicholl Fellowships in Screenwriting competition. Each writer will collect their $35,000 prize with the understanding that they will ea...

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    'Stand Up Guys' with Pacino, Walken, Arkin: Review, Trailer, Awards Run (VIDEO)

    Grabbing the boomer audience is like shooting fish in a barrel. They're starved for movies about them. So actor-director Fisher Stevens assembled three veterans at the top of their game--Al Pacino, Christopher Walken and Alan Arkin--and let them run with the ball.

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    Oscars: Why 'Skyfall' Isn't Going To Be A Best Picture Nominee

    This week sees the 23rd James Bond film, "Skyfall," hit theaters in the U.K. and elsewhere in Europe, ahead of the film's U.S. release on November 9th. About ten days ago, it screened to critics, this writer included, to probably the most wildly positive reaction ever seen to a film in the franchise...

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    Australia Launches Literary Award for Women - The Stella Prize

    Australia has launched its first major literary award for women writers inspired by the UK Women’s Prize for fiction.

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