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    Wadjda Rises Hackles in Saudia Arabia Just By Being Considered for an Oscar Nomination

    The film Wadjda is is courting controversy within Saudia Arabia. It has been submitted for consideration for an Academy Award for best foreign language film. Not everyone at home is happy about the issues it raises.

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    For Your Consideration: A Closer Look at the Best Actress Race as 'Grace of Monaco' and 'The Immigrant' Get Pushed To 2014

    Remember earlier in the year when it seemed possible this year's best actress race would be a battle of the princesses? Oliver Hirschbiegel's "Diana" and Olivier Dahan's "Grace of Monaco" both looked like the kind of movies made to get best actress nominations, with the former seeing Naomi Watts pla...

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    The Big O: When Race is an Issue in the Oscars

    What does a black leading lady have to do to win an Academy Award again? Considering there seems to be a renaissance in black cinema, you would think the timing would be perfect. But you would be wrong.

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    For Your Consideration: 10 (Almost) Sure Things In The Oscar Race Coming Out of Toronto

    The Toronto International Film Festival has come and gone, and as a result the 2013-14 awards season is in full swing. A race that was murky a few weeks ago is now considerably more established, with a handful of sure bets (or close to it, at least) in all the major categories. Indiewire has updated...

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    Wadjda to be Saudi Arabia's Oscar Entry

    Wadjda, directed by Haifaa Al-Mansour, the first film directed by a woman from Saudi Arabia opened in limited release this past weekend. The film made $40,419 after screening in just three theaters making it the best opening of the weekend amongst other limited release films.

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    A History of Toronto's Peoples Choice Award, and a Guess at What Film Could Win It This Year

    Tomorrow afternoon the Toronto International Film Festival will announce -- among other awards -- the winner of its 2013 People's Choice Award. Whatever film wins will likely get a significant boost to its awards season campaign. Not every year sees an Oscar contender take the prize (see "Where Do W...

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    Angelina Jolie, Angela Lansbury to Receive Academy's Governors Awards

    Angelina Jolie and Angela Lansbury will be receiving awards at the Academy's 5th Annual Governors Awards.

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    The Big O: The Oscar Season Kicks Off

    Welcome to the inaugural edition of The Big O, Women & Hollywood's new Oscar column, our attempt to look at the awards season from a more thoughtful female perspective.

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    James Franco Asks Oscar Voters To 'Consider This Sh*t' In First FYC Ad Of The Season

    A24 has officially launched their "Consider This Sh*t" campaign in honor of deserved (but long shot) best supporting actor contender James Franco.

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    For Your Consideration: From '12 Years a Slave' to 'Gravity,' The 5 Films That Launched Into a Quickly Heating Oscar Race This Weekend

    The past five days have probably given us first looks at more potential Oscar contenders than most full months of the year. With Venice and Telluride happening simultaneously (and the latter crammed into a tight 4-day schedule), a sizeable number of the most anticipated films of the year have just m...

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