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    Crafts Roundup: Talking Production Design with the Five Oscar Nominees

    The five Oscar nominees for production design ("American Hustle," "Gravity," "The Great Gatsby," "Her," and "12 Years a Slave") certainly capture the zeitgeist of the season in a variety of creative ways. They're about survival, self-invention, reinvention, and rebirth, and we reflect on this with a...

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    Eight Great Quotes from Cate Blanchett at the Santa Barbara Film Festival (CLIPS)

    "Blue Jasmine" hit theaters back in July 2013 which, by this awards-packed winter 2014, feels like ages ago. Writer-director Woody Allen ostensibly penned the title role of Jasmine French with Cate Blanchett in mind. "Well that's something I'd like to believe is true," the ever-bashful Blanchett tol...

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    Talking with the Oscar Nominees for Animated Short Film

    I recently chatted with the Oscar nominees for "Feral" (Daniel Sousa), the Annie-winning "Get a Horse!" (Lauren MacMullan), "Mr. Hublot" (Laurent Witz), "Possessions" (Shuhei Morita), and "Room on the Broom" (Max Lang). We discussed personal connections and challenges. Interestingly, all five of the...

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    'Frozen' Puts Chill on 'Lion King,' Longest Running No. 1 Film Soundtrack Since 2003

    "Frozen" has beaten Disney's highest grossing animated blockbuster "The Lion King." The film's mighty soundtrack has held at No.1 on the charts for its fourth non-consecutive week, the first theatrical film album to do so since 2003's "Bad Boys II."

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    Five Things I Learned at DGA Symposium with Scorsese, Greengrass, Russell and McQueen (UPDATED)

    Paul Greengrass, David O. Russell, Martin Scorsese and Steve McQueen explain how they shot key sequences their films at the annual pre-DGA Awards Directors' Symposium.

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    Talking Benedict Cumberbatch, Dragon Secrets and More with the Oscar-Nominated Sound Editors of 'Smaug'

    In returning to Middle-Earth for the second "Hobbit" adventure, "The Desolation of Smaug," Oscar-nominated sound editors Brent Burge and Chris Ward were given a gift with the very hot Benedict Cumberbatch. But when he was first announced, they were apprehensive that his overexposure on "Sherlock" an...

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    Golden Globes Set 2015 Date and Hosts

    The 2015 timeline is starting to become clear. The Golden Globe Awards, Screen Actors Guild Awards and Academy Awards dates are set.

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    Save The Date: Amy and Tina Back For More Golden Globes on January 11, 2015

    The Hollywood Foreign Press Association and Dick Clark Productions have set a date for the 72nd Annual Golden Globe Awards: Sunday, January 11, 2015. Hosted once again by everyone's favorites Tina Fey and Amy Poehler, the ceremony will air on NBC live coast-to-coast from the Beverly Hilton in Beverl...

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    Moses Farrow Sides with Woody Allen, Who Wants NYTimes to Publish His Defense (UPDATED)

    The Farrow vs. Allen scandal has exploded again, with members of each family publicly taking sides in a high stakes media war. UPDATE: Moses Farrow, 36, who was adopted by Mia Farrow and Woody Allen and is now estranged from his mother and close to Allen and his wife Soon-Yi, has responded to his 28...

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    Steve Coogan and Philomena Lee Meet the Pope, 'Philomena' to Screen in the Vatican

    Talk about Oscar campaigning. 80-year-old Philomena Lee, whose son was sold for adoption by nuns in 1955 and whose tearjerking story is front and center in current Best Picture Oscar contender "Philomena," has met with Pope Francis in Rome. Lee was accompanied on her papal visit by her daughter and ...

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