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    How This Year's Pack of Holiday Openers Impacts the Oscar Race

    It isn't unusual for a handful of films with Oscar hopes to open last-minute around Christmas, sometimes in just a few theaters. But this year more significant awards contenders than usual are heading for the big screen. How they fare could impact their awards momentum.

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    Meet the Director of Foreign Oscar Frontrunner 'Timbuktu'

    "Timbuktu" could win the foreign Oscar; so far it has made the shortlist of nine. Why? Director Abderrahmane Sissako, an elegant filmmaker who was educated in Moscow and has lived in Paris for decades, went home to film this simple, intimate and immediate story set in Timbuktu, which was overrun by ...

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    Screen Talk: Sony Hack, Oscar Update, Holiday Picks

    Indiewire critic Eric Kohn and I dig into the different layers of the Sony Hack, from inside-studio gleanings to North Korean cyber-terrorism and the studio's decision to pull "The Interview" from theaters.

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    Academy Delivers Unexpected Foreign Film Shortlist of Nine

    Nine out of 83 foreign Oscar submissions will now be whittled down to five by foreign committees of voters--new every year-- in New York, LA, and for the first time London, who see every film.

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    2015 Oscar Predictions: Best Foreign Language Film

    Here's our take on the best foreign language film category.

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    Watch: Directors Reveal Themselves at the THR Awards Roundtable

    Will Bennett Miller ("Foxcatcher"), Christopher Nolan ("Interstellar"), Morten Tyldum ("The Imitation Game"), Angelina Jolie ("Unbroken"), Richard Linklater ("Boyhood") and Mike Leigh (Mr. Turner") earn Oscar nominations for Best Director this year? It's often the most difficult group to predict.

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    The Genius of Mike Leigh's System: Leigh & Cast on Gorgeous 'Mr. Turner'

    Last May at Cannes I sat smack in the middle of the Palais Lumiere and reveled in the most gloriously beautiful movie I had ever seen. It was Mike Leigh's "Mr. Turner," which went on to win best Actor for Timothy Spall in the title role.

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    Best Supporting Actress Oscar Predictions 2015

    Critics groups voting has a huge influence on the supporting Oscar races. Best Supporting Actress has solidified with four locks and several sexy candidates for the fifth slot.

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    2015 Oscar Predictions: Best Supporting Actress

    Here's our take on the best supporting actress category

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    2015 Oscar Predictions: Best Supporting Actor

    Here's our take on the best supporting actor category.

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