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    Watch: NSFW French Trailer For 'The Players,' Re-team Of 'The Artist' Director & Star Michel Hazanavicius & Jean Dujardin

    Oscar nomination ballots close today, and it's looking increasingly likely that French surprise contender "The Artist" will pick up the most nods, with nominations looking all but certain for Best Picture, Best Director, Best Actor, Best Supporting Actress, Best Original Screenplay, Be...

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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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    'The Artist' Helmer Michel Hazanavicius & Wife Berenice Bejo Reteaming For Movie Inspired By Fred Zinneman's 'The Search'

    When you're the helmer and star of a near-universally beloved sleeper hit, with Oscars virtually in the bag, it's one of the few scenarios (bar a billion dollar hit) which means your next project can be pretty much whatever you like. The offers roll in, of course, but you have enough kudos t...

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    Watch: 2 Clips From 'The Artist' Duo Jean Dujardin & Michel Hazanavicius' Sex Comedy 'The Players'

    So much for the classiness of a bygone era. "The Artist" star Jean Dujardin and director Michel Hazanavicus are back together next year in the omnibus sex-com "The Players" (or "Les infidèles") and just as their silent movie was of a certain time and place, so to...

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    2011's Potential Oscar Nominees For Acting, Directing & Writing Get Together To Talk At THR's Awards Roundtable

    One of the necessities for any Oscar candidate is to do a lot of smiling, gladhanding interviews where they answer the same questions over and over again. An antidote to this madness is the annual Hollywood Reporter Roundtable Interviews. They’re awesome. You take six leading Oscar potentials ...

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    Awards Season Backlash—Already!

    Every year, it seems, some good movies suffer from what I call Awards Season Backlash. Because the season started earlier than usual this year—and intensified when the New York Film Critics decided to vote right after Thanksgiving—the bounce-back has already begun, I’m sorry to say...

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    'The Artist' Wins Best Film & Best Director, While 'The Tree Of Life' Wins 3 From The New York Film Critics Circle

    You know what's a really good idea? Drawing out your award winners on Twitter all day. In what seems like the final act in a disastrous public relations year for the New York Film Critics Circle, they made the ridiculous decision to tweet their winners, one-by-one, as they vote today, turning th...

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    "The Artist" Director To Be Honored in Palm Springs

    The 23rd annual Palm Springs International Film Festival will award "The Artist" director Michel Hazanavicius with the Sonny Bono Visionary Award on January 7.

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    The Artist―movie review

    If Michel Hazanavicius’ 'The Artist' were merely an homage to silent films, it would be easy to dismiss as an amusing stunt. But his hand is so sure, his actors so engaging (and engaged), that the movie plays as well as any other picture made this year—if not better.

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    The Six Silent Films That Inspired "The Artist" Director Michel Hazanavicius (Gallery)

    Many filmmakers cite silent film as inspiration, but only a handful of living filmmakers have made them. With "The Artist" (opening this week), French director Michel Hazanavicius joins a small group that includes Mel Brooks ("Silent Movie") and Charles Lane ("Sidewalk Stori...

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