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    Santa Barbara Film Fest Announces 2014 Outstanding Director Award Winner

    It's a good week for David O. Russell, who has just been named the winner of the 2014 Santa Barbara International Film Festival's Outstanding Director Award.

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    What Did We Learn at the Critics' Choice Awards?

    The stars came out at last night's hit-or-miss Critics' Choice Movie Awards, which showed strength for big winners "12 Years a Slave," "Gravity" and "American Hustle," the three films that will likely be duking it out on Oscar night. More highlights and winners listed here.

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    Oscar-Nominated Papamichael Talks Making 'Nebraska' in Black-and-White (VIDEO)

    There was never any doubt about making Alexander Payne's "Nebraska" in black-and-white. It always lived in his imagination as the best way to convey the film's sense of isolation and loneliness. For Oscar nominee, Phedon Papamichael, it was like returning to his old still photography days when he wo...

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    Oscar Nominated 'Dirty Wars' Glimpses Into Shadow World of U.S. Counterterrorism Via Tenacious Reporter

    Oscar nominated "Dirty Wars," the riveting documentary by journalist Jeremy Scahill and director Rick Rowley that probes the shadowy world of U.S. paramilitary operations, almost didn't get made. Or rather, it almost didn't become the film that premiered at Sundance in Januar 2013y to critical plau...

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    Q&A: Director Felix van Groeningen Talks Oscar Nominated 'Broken Circle Breakdown'

    Nominated for the foreign film Oscar is Belgian entry "Broken Circle Breakdown," a breakout hit in Belgium before it won the Panorama audience award at the Berlin Film Festival last February. The improbable bluegrass musical romance went on to delight global festival audiences, winning best screenpl...

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    '12 Years A Slave' Wins Best Picture At 2014 Critics Choice Awards

    In a trifecta of perfect timing, yesterday saw the Oscar nominations, first day of the Sundance Film Festival and the Critics Choice Awards all coincide. So grab a cup of coffee and get ready to peruse the latest list of movies honored with statues.

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    '12 Years a Slave' Tops 2014 Critics Choice Award Winners

    The Broadcast Film Critics Association are announcing the winners of the 19th annual Critics' Choice Movie Awards tonight in Los Angeles.

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    “We Had No Campaign": Robert Redford Explains His Oscar Snub For 'All Is Lost'

    All season the long, many prognosticators were calling a nomination for Robert Redford for his turn in "All Is Lost" a slam dunk. Not only is hea beloved, veteran actor and the man behind the Sundance Film Festival, the survival picture found him delivering a near wordless performance in a movie tha...

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    Miyazaki Thanks Academy

    When Hayao Miyazaki officially announced his retirement back in September, it seemed like he wasn't going to back down. But since then, rumors have circulated that the 73-year-old Studio Ghibli director may not stick the landing. In other news, the director graciously thanked the Academy for nominat...

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    Assessing the Craft Nominations

    As anticipated, Alfonso Cuaron's blockbuster "Gravity" dominated the Oscar nominations this morning with 10 (tied with "American Hustle"), of which seven were craft-related (VFX, cinematography, production design, editing, sound editing, sound mixing, and original score). Meanwhile, best picture fro...

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