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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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    Spirit Awards 2012 | Indiewire Poll: Who Will Win & Who Should Win

    Indiewire conducted a poll of its writers as well over 25 of its Criticwire participants, asking two simple questions about this year's Film Independent Spirit Awards: Who will win, and who should win? In thirteen categories, insiders suggested who might take home an award at the ceremony this S...

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    2012 Spirit Awards Predictions: Will They Think Outside 'The Artist' Box?

    It came as something of a shock when Michel Hazanavicius's "The Artist" topped the Spirit Award nominations last November. Not because people didn't think it wasn't good enough, but because most assumed it was ineligible due to being a French production with a French filmmaker....

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    Uggie Predicts the Oscars On Jimmy Kimmel Live (UPDATED)

    Predicting the Oscars while sitting in New York is possible, but probably not the best way to guess – it’s like covering the Republican primaries through the media without ever setting foot in a caucus state. You can do it, but someone who has more contact with the locals may have a...

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    Jean Dujardin Drops By; Watch SNL's Charming Homage to The Artist

    OK, I surrender – if not to The Artist, to the charming, exuberant SNL dance sketch and Artist tribute starring Jean Dujardin himself.

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    Watch: Jean Dujardin Auditions For Every Villain Role In Hollywood; Plus Bloopers & Making Of Doc For 'The Artist'

    In case you haven't noticed, suave and remarkably handsome Jean Dujardin has arrived in Hollywood in a big way and all signs are pointing to him walking home with an Oscar at the end of the month, thanks to his charming turn in "The Artist." There are many rites of passage for actors l...

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    Clooney vs. Dujardin: Can Subtlety Ever Win The Best Actor Oscar?

    The Oscar for best Actor doesn't usually reward subtlety. Look at the past two years: Colin Firth won last time around for his stuttery role in The King’s Speech, while the year before his infinitely more nuanced and better performance in A Single Man lost to Jeff Bridges’ roaring dr...

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    Dog Wars: Scorsese Defends Blackie

    I’m not a dog person, so I don’t really have an animal in this fight. But I have to agree with the Uggie backlash, which took off when Christopher Plummer pointed out – quite rightly I think – that Cosmo from Beginners is a much cuter dog. Now Martin Scorsese is getting into ...

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    The Amazing Race: Taking The Temperature Of The Race After The Oscar Nominations & Guild Awards

    Finally, the Oscar nominations were announced last Tuesday. Furthermore, three of the four big guilds -- the Producers, the Director's and the Screen Actors -- have given out their awards over the last couple of weekends, with only the Writers still to hand out any statuettes. So at last, months and...

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    Weekend Box Office: 'The Grey' Sees Green, While Audiences Stay Away From The 'Ledge'

    Good ole’ dependable Liam Neeson. This is the third straight early-year period where the character actor turned badass leading man has scored a number one hit. While “The Grey” couldn’t pull in the same numbers as “Taken” or “Unknown,” it did top $20 m...

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