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    Where the Little Guys Lie: Way Ahead of the Oscars, a Gotham Movie Triumphs

    When the Gotham Awards celebrated twenty years of honoring independent film on Monday night, a number of presenters referenced the past with a heavy dose of nostalgia. There was also a lot of sarcasm. "Everyone thinks that once you've won, you work for free," said John Turturro, opening the evening by recalling his Gotham acting award in 1991. Turturro, currently onscreen in "The Nutcracker 3-D," obviously didn't continue working for free. Nor will the team behind "Winter's Bone," which won Best Feature at the Gothams this year and now has a distant shot at landing a Best Picture nomination at the Oscars. (Having grossed well over $6 million ...

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    HONOR ROLL 2010 | "Winter's Bone" Director Debra Granik

    EDITOR'S NOTE: This is part of a daily December series that will feature new or previously published interviews, profiles and first-persons of some of the year's best filmmakers, writers, actors and actresses. This inaugural edition is a first person written by Debra Granik, director of Sundance Gra...

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    Academy Announces Finalists For Live-Action and Animated Short Categories

    The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has announced ten Animated Shorts, of thirty-three qualifying entries, and ten Live Action shorts, of seventy-six entries, that will move on to the voting process for the Academy Awards. The ten films in each category, as chosen by the Short Films and...

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    For Your Consideration: The 10 Biggest Surprises of the Spirit Award Nominations

    Debra Granik's "Winter's Bone" led the 2011 Film Independent Spirit Award nominations, which were announced this morning. The film was joined by the likes of "The Kids Are All Right," "Black Swan," "127 Hours," and "Rabbit Hole" in many ...

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    "Winter's Bone" Leads 2011 Spirit Award Nominations

    The nominations for the 26th Film Independent's Spirit Awards were unveiled this morning in Los Angeles, with Debra Granik's "Winter's Bone" leading with seven nominations, including best feature, best director, best screenplay, and acting nominations for Jennifer Lawrence, Dale Dickey, and John Haw...

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    "Winter's Bone" Leads 2010 Gotham Award Winners

    Debra Granik's "Winter's Bone" led the 20th Annual Gotham Independent Film Awards, which were announced tonight at Cipriani Wall Street in Lower Manhattan. Though the film's star Jennifer Lawrence was snubbed in the breakthrough performance category (one of the night's biggest surprises), the film e...

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    For Your Consideration: Gauging a Crowded and Female-Friendly Spirit Award Field

    This article was originally published in early November, and has been re-purposed in anticipation of the The Film Independent's Spirit Awards nominations, which will be revealed tomorrow, November 30.

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    2011 Student Academy Awards Competition Announces Deadlines

    The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences is now accepting entries for the 2011 Student Academy Awards competition. Gold, Silver and Bronze medals, will be awarded along with cash prizes to U.S. student filmmakers in three categories: Alternative, Animation, and Narrative and Documentary.

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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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