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    Franco and Hathaway Announced as Oscar Co-Hosts

    In an announcement sure to surprise many, James Franco and Anne Hathaway have been named as the co-hosts for the 83rd Academy Awards. Both Franco and Hathaway have appeared on the telecast, but not in hosting capacities.

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    Due Date: Who Might Win the Awards Season Blitz -- and Who Should

    In the opening shot of Sofia Coppola's "Somewhere," jaded actor Johnny Marco (Stephen Dorff) drives his expensive car in one circle after another. A slave to the industry that defines his career, Marco's conundrum is established in a provocative visual metaphor -- he's stuck in an endless loop. As t...

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    Academy Announces Characteristically Controversial Documentary Feature Shortlist

    The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences have named 15 films that made the short-list in the Documentary Feature category for the 83rd Academy Awards, whittling the number down from a record 101 that had originally qualified (89 qualified last year).

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    Joel McHale To Host 2011 Spirit Awards

    Film Independent has announced that Joel McHale will serve as host for the 2011 Film Independent Spirit Awards. The 26th edition of the awards will be held at the beach in Santa Monica on Saturday, February 26 at 2:00 p.m (after detouring to downtown LA last year).

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    For Your Consideration: The 10 Worst Original Song Oscar Snubs of the Past 10 Years

    In honor of the six-days-and-counting release of "Burlesque," which features a likely contender for best original song, "You Haven't Seen the Last of Me," performed by Cher and written by Dianne Warren (who has lost all six of her previous Oscar nominations, dating back to "Nothing's Gonna Stop Us N...

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    15 Films Qualify For Oscar's Animated Feature Category

    Fifteen features have been accepted for consideration in the Animated Feature Film category for the 83rd Academy Awards. That's one short of the 16 necessary for 5 films to be nominated, meaning this year's Oscars will feature only 3 nominees in the category.

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    Tucci and Clarkson To Host Celeb-Heavy Gotham Awards

    The Independent Filmmaker Project announced today that actors Stanley Tucci and Patricia Clarkson will serve as hosts of the 20th Anniversary Gotham Independent Film Awards on November 29th in New York City.

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    BBC: Francis Ford Coppola receives lifetime Oscar

    The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Science said Coppola's Irving Thalberg Memorial Award was given to "a creative producer whose body of work reflects a consistently high quality of motion picture production". It has only been presented 38 times since the award was established in 1937. BBC repor...

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    AFI Festival: Showcase Central for Awards Contenders

    This year's AFI Fest positioned itself as a strategic showcase for Awards contenders, and made true on that promise around the final day of the festival when David O. Russell's "The Fighter," served as the festival's secret screening on Tuesday night, opening speculation concerning the film's chance...

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    For Your Consideration: A Mid-November Stab at Oscar Predictions

    It has been six weeks since this column last took a look at what might be materializing in this year's Oscar race, and let's be honest - not a whole lot has changed. At that point, a sextet of films that had screened to Oscar worthy acclaim in the first half of the year - "Inception," "The Kids Are ...

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