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    Bruce Dern & 'MacGruber' Star Will Forte Are Alexander Payne's Picks To Star In 'Nebraska'

    Fresh off the Oscar-nominated success of "The Descendants," Alexander Payne is currently en route to Cannes, where he'll serve on the competition jury alongside the likes of Andrea Arnold, Diane Kruger, Ewan McGregor, Jean-Paul Gaultier and chairman Nanni Moretti. But it looks like our...

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    Festival Watch: 65th Cannes Festival Jury - Abbass, Kruger, Gaultier, McGregor, Arnold, Payne

    The Competition Jury for the 65th Cannes Film Festival, presided over by Nanni Moretti, welcomes to its ranks:

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    French Film Festival COL*COA's 2012 Programming Includes Marcel Carne, Yves Montand, Julie Delpy

    Francophile Alert! The 16th edition of L.A.'s French film festival COL*COA ("City of Lights, City of Angels") has revealed its first programming selections to unspool starting April 16 in Hollywood.

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    In Their Own Words: The Complete 2012 Oscar Acceptance Speeches

    In case you missed it: Here's last night's acceptance speeches - curse words and all! - at the 84th Academy Awards, in their entirety.

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    'The Artist' Sweeps Spirit Awards Taking Best Picture, Director, Actor & Cinematography

    The awards season train continues for "The Artist," and while in years past the Spirit Awards have tended to honor edgier or more decidedly independent fare, this year it looks like even they have the fever for the silent movie sensation. Taking home the big prizes for Best Picture, Best D...

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    'The Descendants' & 'Midnight In Paris' Win Top Prizes At WGA Awards, 'Caesar Must Die' Takes Golden Bear At Berlin

    A week from now, the Oscars will be done and dusted for another year, and the movie conversation will drift away from prestige pictures to the "John Carter" and "Wrath of the Titans" of the world. And as of this weekend, the last of the major precursor awards have wrapped up. Did...

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    Inside the ACE Eddie Awards, with Oswalt, Eastwood, Payne and Winners

    The American Cinema Editors Eddie awards were handed out on Saturday evening at the Beverly Hilton, where "The Descendants," "The Artist" and "Rango" were the big winners of the evening.

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    Alexander Payne, Silent Film Aficionado

    Alexander Payne is once again an Oscar-nominated director, for his wonderful film 'The Descendants' (still my favorite picture of 2011), but you may not be aware that his love of cinema runs deep. When he agreed to introduce Lon Chaney in 'He Who Gets Slapped' at last year’s San Francisco Silent Fil...

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    Alexander Payne Says He Has An Actor In Mind For 'Nebraska,' But He Still Needs To Read The Script

    It's been known for a little while now that Alexander Payne will follow up "The Descendants" with a black-and-white road-trip film tentatively titled "Nebraska." At one stage, it was reported that a number of veterans, including the retired Gene Hackman, Robert Duvall, his &q...

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    DGA Nomination For David Fincher Continues 'Dragon Tattoo' Awards Season Run

    While it may not have seemed like it right away, it turns out the sleeper Oscar contender this year might just be "The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo." Initially regarded as a pulp thriller and a bit of holiday season counterprogramming, the film has quietly been building steam, with some str...

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