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    How Will '12 Years a Slave' Play Out at the Box Office?

    The folks here at Indiewire have made our opinion of Steve McQueen's racially-charged true story "12 Years a Slave" pretty clear: We love it. Chief Film Critic Eric Kohn gave the film an A+ after its premiere at the Telluride Film Festival, saying "McQueen turns a topic rendered distant by history i...

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    For Your Consideration: Breaking Down the 2013 Oscar Race, Distributor By Distributor

    It's mid-October and all but a few studios bidding for this year's Oscar glory have laid their cards out for all to see, either in theaters or in festivals ("Saving Mr. Banks," "American Hustle," "The Monuments Men" and -- maybe -- "The Wolf of Wall Street" are more or less the final four potential ...

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    The Big O: Reality Bites Oscar -- Hard

    It's time to get real about the Oscar race.

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    8 Doc Shorts Get Shortlisted For 2013 Oscars

    The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences today announced that the field of Documentary Short Subject contenders for the 86th Academy Awards has been narrowed to eight films, of which three to five will earn nominations.The eight films are listed below in alphabetical order by title, with thei...

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    James Franco's 'Consider This Sh*t' Oscar Campaign Continues With Second FYC Ad

    A month after A24 officially kicked off For Your Consideration ad season via a comical push for James Franco's (truly deserving, but serious longshot) supporting performance in "Spring Breakers," the aptly titled 'Consider This Sh*t' campaign has continued.

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    16 of 76 Oscar Foreign Language Submissions Directed by Women

    A record number of 76 films were submitted this year for the 2014 Foreign Language Film Oscar. Last year, 71 films were submitted.

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    For Your Consideration: 10 Things You Should Know About the 2013 Foreign Language Oscar Contenders

    It's pretty much an assured equation: Oscars + Foreign Language Film Category = Outrage. Sometimes, the fault lies with Academy voters (as it did when "Departures" won the Oscar in 2008 over what most viewed as two greatly superior nominees - "Waltz With Bashir" and "The Class;" or when "4 Months, 3...

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    All The 2014 Foreign-Language Film Academy Award Submissions: A Complete List

    The submission list for the 86th Annual Academy Awards' foreign-language category is complete, with a record 76 countries selecting (last year, a then-record 71 countries submitted in the end).

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    Cross Post: The State of the Race: Will There be a Hillary Effect on the Oscar Race?

    Imagine as we enter Oscar race 2013 three strong films written and directed by women, with leading women at the forefront, one of which is crowned the early frontrunner to win. Imagine an Oscar race where it didn't matter anymore. Maybe it's the same year Kathryn Bigelow, Angelina Jolie and Jane Cam...

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    The Big O: Are Grande Dames the New Babes?

    Beauty before age. This twist on an old adage has held sway for the most part when it comes to selecting which actresses are granted an Oscar each year, at least for the past several decades. But 2013 might find more than few new wrinkles (as well as some old ones) in a contest where experience doe...

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