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    More Key Pre-Oscar Wins, Grilling Redford, Oscar Writers and Dern in Santa Barbara

    This pre-awards weekend veered toward the 70s as Robert Redford and Bruce Dern were tributed at the Santa Barbara International Film Festival, Martin Scorsese was honored by the Art Directors Guild and screenwriter Robert Towne was feted by the USC Scripter Awards.

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    'Gravity' and 'Her' Win Big at Art Directors Guild Awards 2014 (FULL WINNERS LIST)

    Saturday night at the Beverly Hilton in Los Angeles, the Art Directors Guild handed out their annual awards to the best in TV and cinematic production design. Big winners of the night were "Gravity," for fantasy feature film, and "Her," for contemporary feature film. "Great Gatsby" also picked up th...

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    Reading the Oscar Tea Leaves via Guilds; Art Director & Costume Guild Votes

    To get the most accurate lay of the land as PriceWaterhouseCoopers starts to tabulate filed Oscar ballots and nominations approach January 16, it helps to look at what the guilds are doing.

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    Martin Scorsese to Receive Art Directors Guild Cinematic Imagery Award

    "The Wolf of Wall Street" director Martin Scorsese will receive the Art Directors Guild's prestigious Cinematic Imagery Award at their 18th annual Excellence in Production Design Awards. Honoring more than 40 years of Scorsese's award-winning work, the black-tie ceremony will take place on February ...

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    Immersed in Movies: Assessing the Production Design Oscar Race

    If there is one word that best describes the five Oscar nominees for production design, it's upheaval. In "Anna Karenina," it's about the crumbling 19th-century Russian aristocracy. In "The Hobbit," Bilbo's comfortable life is turned upside down when Gandalf recruits him to help the dwarves take bac...

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    Oscar Talk: 'Argo' Wins DGA

    On this week's Oscar Talk Podcast, Kris Tapley and I discuss the state of the race post-DGA win for "Argo," the Academy Nominees Luncheon, rank the animated shorts, and more. Kris is gung-ho all the way on "Argo," while I argue that in many categories including Best Picture a...

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    Weekend Recap: Awards Roundup, Apatow 'This is 40' Sequel, Fincher Music Video, Edgerton Short (VIDEO)

    On the heels of the release of his Netflix series "House of Cards," folks are wondering if Fincher will return to Sony's lower-budget "The Girl Who Played with Fire," with or without Daniel Craig, or do big-scale "20,000 Leagues Under the Sea." Fincher hints that he wants to go small and direct mor...

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    Art Directors Guild Awards Honor 'Anna Karenina,' 'Life of Pi,' 'Skyfall,' Snub 'Lincoln' and 'Argo'

    The 17th annual Art Directors Guild Awards, presented at a lively if long ceremony at the Beverly Hilton, honored "Anna Karenina," "Life of Pi" and "Skyfall" in the period, fantasy and contemporary feature film categories, respectively.

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    Oscar Talk: Nomination Ballots Due, PGA and ADG Nods, Best Picture Predictions

    On this week's Oscar Talk podcast, Kris Tapley and I discuss where we are right now with Oscar nominations ballots due January 4 and the impact of this week's Producers Guild and Art Directors Guild nominations. Which films will be on the Best Picture list-will it be seven, eight or even ten...

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    Art Directors Guild Nominations: from 'Anna Karenina' to 'Life of Pi' and Surging 'Skyfall'

    The Art Directors Guild nominations in nine categories of production design for theatrical motion pictures, television, commercials and music videos include: period film nominees "Anna Karenina," "Argo," "Django Unchained," "Les Miserables," and "Lincoln...

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