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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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    For Your Consideration: 10 Incredible Documentaries That Weren't Nominated For An Oscar

    Last week the Academy offered up their annual dose of documentary-related controversy with the shortlist for their best documentary feature category. While many quality docs were indeed included - from "Project Nim" and "Hell and Back Again" to "Pina" and "We ...

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    The Documentary Short List: The Women

    The Academy released it's list of 15 films (out of 124) that made the short list for the best documentary feature.  The list is sent out with production companies not the directors, so it's hard at first look to see how many are directed by women.  It turns out that 5 of the 15 hav...

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    A Woman Takes Over the Academy

    A Woman Takes Over the Academy

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    Final List for Foreign Films Being Submitted for Oscar Consideration

    63 films have made it onto the list to be considered for the 2012 Academy Awards.

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    Good News: Many Films Directed by Women are Being Submitted for Academy Awards for Foreign Films

    Something good is going on this year and I've been watching it for the last couple of weeks. The news is that many countries have submitted films directed by women for Academy Award consideration for best foreign film. Only two women -- both Europeans -- have won the foreign film Oscar, one was ju...

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    The Testosterone Driven Oscars

    When I first read the Brett Ratner was going to produce the Oscars I let out a big sigh. Brett is not known for his gender sensitivity. He's best known for the Rush Hour movies and I remember him from his cameo on Entourage where he played himself and came off as a younger version of Hugh Hefner -...

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    Oprah to Receive the Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award

    Next February at the Academy Awards, Oprah will be awarded the Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award. It's not an award they give every year, just when the Academy feels they have a worthy recipient.

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    A December to Remember

    I know that December seems really far away, especially since most of the country is sweltering, and while I'm sure I will hate my winter coat and my boots by December, I sure won't hate the AMAZING women that are going to onscreen that month.

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    Academy Invites for 2011: The Women

    The Academy of Arts and Sciences sent out 178 invitations to join its ranks. Out of the 178 there are 55 women (56 if you count an associate member). There were no women nominated in the Visual Effects, Live Action Short Film, Music, and Cinematographers branch. Both Lisa Cholodenko and Debra Gr...

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