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    Why Is Oscar Blue

    From the indefatigable Jan Lisa Huttner who writes the Hot Pink Pen. Make sure to check out her Oscar Impact Chart.

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    2012 Oscar Nominee Discussions

    First, obligatorily, we don't care about the Oscars. Second, we really haven't seen or at least haven't written about enough of the Oscar nominees this year. Part of the reason is that a lot of the films of last year weren't that interesting, discussion-wise. Even films that were bei...

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    Agnieszka Holland is the Only Remaining Female Director with a Shot at the Best Foreign Language Film Oscar

    We all know that only one woman -- Kathryn Bigelow (and it has been a long time since we uttered her name) -- has won the best director honors. But there have been other women acknowledged for their films in the best foreign language category. Marleen Gorris won for Antonia's Line. Caroline L...

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    From The Apocalypse to Twitter: Top Four Things To Watch For At The Golden Globes

    We could stretch it to more than four, but let’s stay focused. All ears, of course, will be on Ricky Gervais, as we wonder what he can possibly do to top his hilarious, irreverent turn as host last year. The first five minutes should tell.

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    How Will the New Documentary Rules Affect Women Filmmakers?

    When I read the NY Times story earlier this week about the proposed changes for films to qualify for a documentary Academy Award nomination, I wondered how these new rules would affect films by and about women.

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    Is Dawn Hudson in Trouble at the Academy?

    It seems that today is the day about stories about women executives under fire. Late Friday afternoon a news alert rolled out from the LA Times with a story about some troubles with Dawn Hudson who is 8 months into her tenure as the head of the Academy.

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    Watch The New Oscar Trailer: The Search For Billy Crystal

    The Academy has released its first promo for the reconstituted Oscar show, a spot in which Josh Duhamel and Megan Fox, with some help from Robin Williams, trek halfway across the world to find once-and-future host Billly Crystal.

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    Which Animated Short Could Possibly Beat Pixar's "La Luna" for the Oscar?

    Yesterday the Academy announced the 10 animated shorts that have made it onto the shortlist for the Oscar, to be given out in February. Only three to five of these films will be nominated, but even getting this far is an incredibly exciting accomplishment. Therefore, instead of just copying out...

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    Oscars for Animals? Rise of the Uggie the Dog and Andy Serkis Campaigns

    Continuing both my story on the great animal characters of 2011 and my story from August on Andy Serkis's Academy Award chances/worthiness, yesterday I wrote a Conversation roundup piece about the growing fan-based campaign for Uggie, the dog from "The Artist," and Fox's offic...

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