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Precious: Based on the Novel "Push" By Sapphire

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    Stream Them Now: Watch 48 Oscar-Winning Best Supporting Actress Performances Online

    In honor of the upcoming 2014 Academy Awards, we've decided to take a journey into Oscar's past by looking through the winners of the coveted Best Supporting Actress award.

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    Oprah and Forest Whitaker in 'Lee Daniels' The Butler'

    Lee Daniels' The Butler is some serious, probably effective Oscar bait. It is also -- these things so often go together -- audience-pandering History Lite. Forest Whitaker, as a butler who serves at the White House through eight Presidents, from Eisenhower to Reagan, gives a dazzling performance; he...

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    Box Office: How Did 'Fruitvale Station''s Opening Hold Up Against Past Sundance Jury Prize Winners?

    Ryan Coogler's Sundance Grand Jury Prize winner "Fruitvale Station" had a very strong first weekend of theatrical release, taking in $377,285 from just 7 theaters for a $53,898 per-theater-average. How does that compare to other recent winners of Sundance's top prize? Quite impressively, if you look...

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    'The Paperboy': Nicole, Zac and Alligators

    On screen in The Paperboy and on stage at the New York Film Festival press conference afterwards, Nicole Kidman seemed – and this is compliment though it may not sound like one—less plastic than she has in the recent past. She is fearless and pretty convincing in the film. If she lo...

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    For Your Consideration: Predicting The Acting Winners

    With the Oscar ballots mailed and the ceremony less than a month away, it's time to turn our attention to potential winners. So for the next few weeks, this column will devote itself to doing just that, predicting a batch of categories at a time. I'll admit it would be a substantially more enjoyab...

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    Box Office: Almodovar's Best Opener; "Precious" Shines In Shadow of "New Moon" (UPDATED)

    Expanding to 629 screens, this was the weekend for "Precious" to truly prove itself a formidable box office entity. Adding on 455 screens and screening all over the country, it did just that. According to estimates provided by Rentrak today, the Lee Daniels film grossed $11,007,500 over this pre-T...

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    B.O. of the '00s: The Top Grossing Sundance Films

    With the 2010s fast approaching - 55 days and counting - indieWIRE has decided to start a weekly Friday chart devoted to glancing back at the past ten years. With a film opening that weekend as a starting point, we'll be charting various sub-categories of 2000s film with regard to their North Ameri...

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    9 Questions For Lee Daniels

    EDITOR'S NOTE: This interview was originally published a part of indieWIRE's coverage of the 2009 Sundance Film Festival

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    "Precious" Takes Manhattan

    Saturday night on the Upper West Side, "Precious" came home. After an audience boo-inducing thirty minute delay to accommodate tardy Mariah Carey and an uncharacteristically jammed red carpet (besides the films entire cast - sans, as per usual, Mo'Nique - Robert DeNiro, Jane Fonda, and Harvey Keitel...

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    "Precious" Tops Toronto Winners

    Lee Daniels' "Precious: Based on the Novel 'Push' by Sapphire" has taken top honors at the Toronto International Film Festival, becoming the first film in history to win audience awards at both Toronto and Sundance.

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