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    Box Office 2.0: The Specialty Box Office Winners of Awards Season

    The Oscars are finally in the annals of history, and obviously the biggest box-office related story is that "The Hurt Locker," a $15 million grossing film festival pick-up, managed to take six awards - including best picture and best director. Most impressive is that it did so against the billion-dollar-grossing mammoth of a cultural phenomenon that was "Avatar." But while a limited re-release brought "Locker" $439,000 more in grosses this past weekend, and a similar amount should result this upcoming weekend, it's unlikely its big win will allow it to cross even the $20 million mark (though it's likely DVD sales will be greatly affected). ...

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    Nicolas Chartier: "This is what it's about, being passionate for independent movies." (VIDEO)

    All weekend here in Los Angeles, a number of folks in the indie film community complained about this year's Spirit Awards move from an afternoon celebration on the beach in Santa Monica to an evening event downtown. Well, yesterday in Malibu, some insiders got what they wanted. Independent spirit wa...

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    ACADEMY AWARDS LIVE | Oscar's Night Round-Up from Los Angeles

    James Cameron's futuristic 3D thriller "Avatar" and Kathryn Bigelow's intense Iraq war drama "The Hurt Locker" are among the ten film's vying to be named the Best Picture of 2009.

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    In Their Own Words: The Complete Oscar Acceptance Speeches

    The speeches at the 82nd Academy Awards, published below in their entirety (as transcribed by the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences).

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    "Hurt Locker" Wins Big at 82nd Oscars in Hollywood; Producer Chartier Speaks in Malibu

    Kathryn Bigelow became the first woman to win best director as her "The Hurt Locker" dominated the 82nd Academy Awards, winning six awards including best picture. Other multiple winners included "Avatar," "Up," "Crazy Heart" and "Precious: Based on the novel 'Push' by Sapphire"

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    Oscar Predictions: Who Will Win & Who Should Win

    THE OSCARS: The Winners (After 5:30 p.m. PT) | The Nominees | Academy Awards Live | The Precursors | The Presenters | Show Preview | More Awards Coverage

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    SPIRIT AWARDS LIVE | The Complete Night, Minute by Minute

    The Winners | The Predictions | The Nominees | The Rehearsals | Twitter

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    "Precious" Tops Spirit Awards

    "It's going to be a big night for 'Precious'," an industry insider proclaimed, prior to the start of the 25th Independent Spirit tonight in Downtown Los Angeles. "At least I hope so," the person added.

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    indieWIRE This Week: Oscar and Spirit Coverage Coming to a Close

    THIS WEEK IN NEWS: Ever the traveling enterprise, iW is in Los Angeles this week to cover the upcoming Spirit and Academy Awards. In preparation for the upcoming South by Southwest Film Festival (SXSW), iW has posted interviews with directors from this year's fest.

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    10 Things The Academy Wants You To Know About The Oscar Ceremony

    At a press conference on the soon-to-be red carpet (it's currently mostly wrapped in plastic), the producers of this year's Academy Awards, Adam Shankman and Bill Mechanic, joined Tom Sherak, President of the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences, to offer a few hints at what might go down this Sunday night at the Kodak Theater. After finalizing the list of presenters, Shankman, Mechanic and Sherak took a good dozen questions from journalists, and though they obviously saved the majority of details for a Sunday night surprise, there were enough observations, proclamations and suggestions to water the mouth of anyone excited for the sh...

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