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    As Oscar Ballots Close, Breaking Down Who Votes for What

    This year's Oscar Best Picture race pits three strong independent films --Fox Searchlight's "Birdman" and "The Grand Budapest Hotel" and IFC's "Boyhood"-- against Warner Bros.' mainstream studio war movie "American Sniper." Which voters will vote for what?

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    Watch: Neil Patrick Harris Reveals Secrets for Upcoming Oscar Telecast

    "I'm a magician, so I wouldn't be surprised if there's a hint of magic."

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    Watch: How Color Correction Transforms the Look of a Film

    The latest Academy Originals video shows how a cinematographer works on color correction.

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    Watch: How This Cult Video Store Stays Culturally Relevant

    Located in Santa Monica, Vidiots is a film lover's paradise and a valuable archive of film history.

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    Watch: 'Inherent Vice' Costume Designer Mark Bridges Takes You Into The Closet

    The Academy Award-winning costume designer talks inspiration and the real meaning of his profession in the latest "Academy Originals" video.

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    Watch: John August Creates Tim Burton's Worlds on the Page

    The screenwriter behind some of Tim Burton's biggest hits reveals his creative process in new "Academy Originals" video.

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    'Shawshank' Secrets Revealed: Frank Darabont, Tim Robbins and Morgan Freeman Reveal All at 20th Anniversary Screening

    The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences celebrated the 20th anniversary of "The Shawshank Redemption" with a 35mm screening of the film and a lively discussion with director Frank Darabont and stars Morgan Freeman and Tim Robbins.

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    Watch: How Matthew McConaughey and Jared Leto Transformed for 'Dallas Buyers Club'

    The latest Academy Originals clip features costume designers Kurt and Bart reflecting on the Oscar-winning drama film.

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    Things I Learned on the Awards Circuit (Governors Awards Videos)

    The great thing about the annual non-televised Governors Awards is that the Academy Board of Governors gets to think high, beyond ratings and brevity, and present honorary Oscars to Hollywood's most deserving artists. And tout Hollywood wants to be there.

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    Watch: The Story of Casting Henry Thomas as Elliott in 'E.T.'

    Here's how one of the most iconic characters in cinema was cast.

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