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    Oscar Talk: Where Are We Now? The Artist, Descendants, Dragon Tattoo, Extremely Loud, War Horse

    This week in Oscar Talk Kris Tapley and I survey the awards terrain following key votes from the LA film critics, Screen Actors Guild and Golden Globes, which all have different impact but show us where the field is at this moment. We know where the actors are--"The Artist," "The Help...

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    Dallas-Fort Worth Film Critics Name 'Descendants' Top Film of 2011

    "The Descendants" was named the best film of 2011 by the Dallas-Fort Worth Film Critics Association, according to the results of its 18th annual critics' poll. It dominated their picks for the year, netting Best Actor for star George Clooney, Best Supporting Actress for newcomer Shailene Woodley, Be...

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    Palm Springs to Honor 'Tinker, Tailor' Star Gary Oldman

    The 23rd Palm Springs International Film Festival will present "Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy" star Gary Oldman with their International Star Award on January 7. The award honors a performer's entire body of work. Oldman now joins this year's previously announced honorees Georg...

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    The Golden Globe Nominations: The Women

    I like the Golden Globe show cause it's always goofy.  People drink, say funny stuff and you get TV and film people in one place.  People who are awards watchers don't take it too seriously because they have two different film categories -- comedy and drama -- which no other a...

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    James Earl Jones To Receive Oscar Micheaux Awards from Chicago Film Critics Assoc (..and some trivia as well)

    When the Chicago Film Critics Assocation present their 2011 CFCA Film Awards for their choices for the best in films and performances this year on January 9th, they will also present actor James Earl Jones with their inaugural Oscar Michaeux Award in tribute for his decades long body of work.

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    Robert Koehler Defends "Margaret," Variety Exec Makes a Bad Joke.

    The whole "Team Margaret" campaign took an odd turn recently when the esteemed film critic and sometime programmer Robert Koehler (known to many as "Bob") allegedly sent an email to members of the Los Angeles Film Critics Association complaining that the group's awards weren't valid...

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    Variety Executive Editor Steve Gaydos' Protest on Road to Nowhere's LAFCA Shutout Was an Inside Joke

    It turns out that Variety Executive Editor Steve Gaydos' email protesting the Los Angeles Film Critics Association's ignoring Monte Hellman film "Road to Nowhere" in its 2011 awards voting, which was posted on Hellman's Facebook page, was an elaborate inside joke. UPDATED

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    Oscar Watch: The Artist is the One to Beat

    Yes, "The Artist" is running away with the Oscar ball. It's has love from critics, dominated the SAG and Golden Globes nominations, and is strong with actors and craftspeople alike. As a nostalgic love letter to the movies--and a comic/tragic/romance--it has everything a Academy member...

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    10 Things We Know From the SAG, Golden Globe and Critics' Choice Nominations

    Here's what really went down: The Oscar race just went from quite murky to nearly crystal clear.

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    'The Artist' Leads Golden Globe Award Nominations

    Michel Hazanavicius's "The Artist" led the nominations for the 69th Golden Globe Awards, which were announced this morning in Los Angeles. 

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