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    2012 Africa Movie Academy Awards Calls For Entries!

    We covered the 2011 Africa Movie Academy Awards (AMAA) earlier this year, with Viva Riva (photo above from the film of co-star Manie Malone) a film we've touted on this website, dominating, winning 6 trophies.

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    EXCLUSIVE: BAFTA's New Guru Site Posts Video Wisdom from Likes of Swinton, Tarantino

    BAFTA has launched its "Guru" initiative, a website for aspiring TV and film producers, directors, actors and anyone else wanting inspiration and advice from some people who know a thing or two about the industry, from Quentin Tarantino to Tilda Swinton:  

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    Oscar Talk: Out with the Old, in with the New: Grazer and Crystal Take Over

    In this week's Oscar Talk, Kris Tapley and I chew over many things, from the AFI FEST debut of Martin Scorsese's "Hugo" to German Oscar entry "Pina"'s chances in the doc race and China's submission Zhang Yimou's "Flowers of War" landing a year-end re...

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    Alrick Brown's "Kinyarwanda" (2nd AFFRM Release) Wins Audience Award At AFI Fest

    Congrats to Alrick Brown and his feature film debut Kinyarwanda, which won the Audience Award in the World Cinema section at AFI Fest 2011, as announced earlier today in Hollywood, CA.

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    The Amazing Race: Who Could Save The Day And Replace Eddie Murphy As Oscar Host?

    The Amazing Race: Who Could Save The Day And Replace Eddie Murphy As Oscar Host?

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    Grazer Picks Crystal To Host the 84th Oscarcast

    Brian Grazer has always been in love with the Oscars. It made sense for AMPAS president Tom Sherak to turn to the producer of "Tower Heist" to replace outgoing producer Brett Ratner--who resigned under fire for making a round of well-publicized off-color comments that did not represent the...

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    Video of the Day: Eric Kohn Tells the BBC Why "The Artist" Will Clean Up at the Oscars

    Ever since premiering earlier this year to widespread acclaim at the Cannes Film Festival, "The Artist," a nod back to the black-and-white silent film era, has been generating buzz as an Oscar front-runner.

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    Thriller "Ainom" Starring Eritrean Actress Lula Teclehaimanot Wins Best Director Award At China Equivalent Of The Oscars

    Considered to be China's top film event (the country's equivalent of Oscars), the annual China Golden Rooster Awards (named for the year of the Rooster) were handed out late last month at the Golden Rooster & Hundred Flowers Film Festival, as I just learned, and a film we've previous...

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    J. Edgar DiCaprio Parody Kicks Off Oscar Campaign

    On the bright side of Clint Eastwood's "J. Edgar" receiving mixed reviews (it has its supporters, including ThePlaylist), FunnyOrDie has created this hilarious video for its star, L. DiCaprio. The actor is better than the movie, so he'll forgive us for laughing at this kick-off ...

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    Brian Grazer Steps in as 84th Academy Awards Producer

    Oscar winner Brian Grazer is stepping in to produce the 84th Academy Awards with Don Mischer, AMPAS president Tom Sherak said Wednesday. The news comes in the wake of Brett Ratner's departure from the event earlier this week. Today, Eddie Murphy withdrew as host of the ceremony earlier today. ...

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