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    Academy Announces Makeup, Visual Effects Finalists

    The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences today announced that seven films remain in the running in the Visual Effects category for the 81st Academy Awards. They are "Australia," "The Curious Case of Benjamin Button," "The Dark Knight," "Hellboy II: The Golden Army," "Iron Man," "Journey to th...

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    Honor Roll '08: Some of the best of the year

    1 - Lance Hammer: "Success as a filmmaker probably has something to do with being restless and dissatisfied and perpetually interested in peeling away one more layer to get a little closer to some essential human truth."

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    "Waltz" and "Lucky" Take National Society of Film Critics Honors

    The National Society of Film Critics weighed in with their picks for the best of '08 today in New York, with Ari Folman's "Waltz with Bashir" receiving the group's choice for best picture. Mike Leigh's "Happy-Go-Lucky" won a number of categories, including best director, best actress, best supporting actor and best screenplay. In the non-fiction category, celebrated doc "Man on Wire" by James Marsh took the nod, adding to its roster of best documentary pics including the National Board of Review, New York Film Critics Circle and Los Angeles Film Critics Association.The group chose Folman's animated documentary, about the the atrocities the Is...

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    The End of Year Movie Glut is Upon Us, Again

    The End of Year Movie Glut is Upon Us, Again

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    281 Eligible for Academy Award for Best Pic

    Two hundred eighty-one feature films are eligible for the Academy Award for Best Picture of 2008, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences unveiled.

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    Lewis To Get Jean Hersholt Award

    Actor, director, writer and producer Jerry Lewis has been voted the Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award by the Board of Governors of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, Academy President Sid Ganis announced yesterday. The award, an Oscar statuette, will be presented to Lewis during the 81s...

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    AWARDS WATCH | "Doubt," "Button," "Milk," Compete for SAG Awards

    Amidst increasing talk of a looming Screen Actors Guild strike, the large Hollywood union announced the nominations for its upcoming awards honoring the best of 2008. John Patrick Shanley's "Doubt" led the 15th annual Screen Actor's Guild Award nominations, taking individual nods for its entire cast...

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    "Lucy" Leads Toronto Critics' Awards

    In a nice change of pace from the predictable rotation of best picture winners happening around the United States, the Toronto Film Critics' Association named Kelly Reichardt's "Wendy and Lucy" best picture of the year, in addition to honoring its star, Michelle Williams, as best actress. "Rachel Getting Married" was another big winner, taking best director (Jonathan Demme), best screenplay (Jenny Lumet) and best supporting actress (Rosemarie DeWitt). "Rachel" was also the runner-up for best picture, while Anne Hathaway was the runner-up for best actress. Both films screened at the Toronto International Film Festival, as did best actor winner...

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    Dallas, Houston Critics Weigh In With Awards

    Two Texas critics' groups announced their annual awards, with the Dallas-Fort Worth Critics' Association giving best picture to Danny Boyle's "Slumdog Millionaire" and the Houston Film Critics' Association feting David Fincher's "The Curious Case of Benjamin Button." The groups agreed on Boyle for best director, as well as all acting honors: "Milk's "Sean Penn for best actor, "Rachel Getting Married"'s Anne Hathaway for best actress, "The Dark Knight"'s Heath Ledger for best supporting actor, and "Doubt"'s Viola Davis for best supporting actress. They split on screenplay honors, with Dallas honoring Dustin Lance Black"'s "Milk" script and Hou...

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    49 Songs Eligible For Oscar

    Forty-nine songs from eligible feature films are contending for nominations in the Original Song category for the 81st Academy Awards, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced today. The original songs, along with the motion picture in which each song is featured, are listed here. They include 11 songs from "High School Musical 3" (or over a fifth of the contenders). On Tuesday, January 6, the Academy will screen clips featuring each song, in random order, for voting members of the Music Branch in Los Angeles. Following the screenings, members will vote to determine which three, four or five songs become nominees in the categ...

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