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    It’s All About Me…Or Patton Oswalt

    Rarely does anyone turn the table on me, but when Cheri Steinkellner invited me to be a guest in her class, at the University of California Santa Barbara, I couldn’t say no.

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    Academy Celebrates 25th Anniversary of 'Do the Right Thing' with Spike Lee In Person and Brand New 35mm Print

    The Academy will celebrate the 25th anniversary of Spike Lee's seminal "Do the Right Thing," with the director and yet-to-be-announced guests in person during two separate screening events set to take place coast-to-coast: one in Los Angeles at LACMA, and the other (where else?) in Brooklyn at BAM.

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    How'd They Do That? 10 Secrets of 'Gravity' Exposed at AMPAS Event Honoring the Film's Tech Wizards

    The Academy of Motion Pictures Arts & Sciences held a special event Monday night in Hollywood to honor Alfonso Cuaron's stunning technical achievement. "Deconstructing Gravity" took an in-depth look at the production methods employed to make the space odyssey come to life.

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    Academy Names Film Scholars

    Who has the Academy's Educational Grants Committee picked this year as an Academy Scholar to receive $25,000 to write a book? Past awardees include writers Cari Beauchamp, Richard B. Jewell, and Donald Crafton. The Academy doles out the first portion of the grants at a ceremony on Monday March 17.

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    Inside the Academy Nominees Luncheon, from Pharrell's Hat to the Applause Meter

    Oscar nominees gathered together at the Academy's annual luncheon at the Beverly Hilton to celebrate their inclusion in an elite and rarified club--and to wish each other well. Who got the most applause as they were called up for the group picture?

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    Awards Campaigns Continue with Santa Barbara Festival and Academy Nominees Luncheon

    Oscar season continues with more campaigning. Things can change during Phase Two: last year when Ben Affleck didn't score a directors nomination, he worked ceaselessly, turning on his underdog charm, to pull out an "Argo" big Best Picture win.

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    Academy's 2014 Nicholl Fellowship in Screenwriting Competition Now Underway

    The 2014 Academy Nicholl Fellowships in Screenwriting competition is now underway. In November, as many as five $35,000 fellowships will be awarded.

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    Read Woody Allen's Open Letter to Hollywood in Support of Casting Directors

    Woody Allen has penned a rare open letter to Hollywood, via the Hollywood Reporter, wherein he supports his longtime colleague and casting director Juliet Taylor, with whom he worked on "Blue Jasmine." Read below.

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    Academy and Historian Kevin Brownlow Present King Vidor's Striking Silent Classic 'The Crowd' (VIDEO)

    Death did not come to silent movies on little cat feet. He burst in singing on October 6, 1927 when Warner Bros. released “The Jazz Singer.” The irony is that silent movies reached their artistic peak in 1928, something that was strikingly demonstrated Tuesday night when the Academy of Motion Pict...

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    A Guide to the Oscar Short List of Eight Documentary Shorts (TRAILERS)

    The documentary branch of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has narrowed the field of Documentary Short Subject contenders to eight films from 40 eligible entries for the 86th Academy Awards. Three to five will earn Oscar nominations.

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