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    'The Artist' Tops Boston Critics Awards; 'Margaret' Gets Multiple Runner-Up Prizes

    Michel Hazanavicius's "The Artist" topped the Boston Society of Film Critics Awards this afternoon, taking the group's top honor.

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    Fifteen Pictures Vie for Academy Visual Effects Noms; What Didn't Make the Cut?

    With new rules this year permitting five nominations, the Academy VFX Branch executive committee has picked fifteen films to be checked out at the annual Visual Effects Bakeoff in early January. That's when the committee will narrow the list to ten, and then, five for nominations morning January...

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    How to Make a Ten Best List

    'Tis the season when ten best lists start rolling in. I smile when I get my first Christmas card, always from John Waters (Highland, Maryland), whose Ten Best is in Art Forum, natch, and below. Kris Tapley and I delivered ours in this week's Oscar Talk podcast; I'll publish mine and the ...

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    Oscar Race For Visual Effects Narrows To 15

    Oscar Race For Visual Effects Narrows To 15

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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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