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Awards Season Roundup

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    Why the Oscar Box Office Slump? It's Not What You Think

    When the Academy decided to extend the list of Best Picture contender to up to 10 (the last three years have had nine), one of the goals was to open up the competition to more widely-seen films. The studios have fallen in line, and one result has been more studio films in the mix, particularly some ...

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    Talking the 'Bad Grandpa' Makeup with Oscar-Nominated Stephen Prouty

    So will the Oscar for best makeup and hairstyling go to Stephen Prouty for his impressive transformation of Johnny Knoxville's hysterical and horny 86-year-old Irving Zisman in "Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa"? It's a triumph of old school craft, which required a complete re-imagining to believably p...

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    Oscar Loves a Woman on the Edge: Eight Iconic Best Actress Snubs (CLIPS)

    Why does cinema favor the mad woman? It's easy to see why Oscar does: roles like Jasmine French give an actress space to not only chew but swallow and spit up scene after scene. Cate Blanchett will almost certainly win Best Actress this year for her frittered, diabolical performance in "Blue Jasmine...

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    For Your Consideration: Final Oscar Predictions In Every Single Category (aka How To Win Your Oscar Pool!)

    It's time. After months and months of critics awards, Golden Globes, smear campaigns, Guild Awards, luncheons, cocktails and talk show appearances, the grand finale of awards season is just five days away. Which means it's probably the moment for us to offer up final guesswork for how it will all go...

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    The Diversity Gap in the Academy Awards in Infographic Form

    We've all seen the statistics about the diversity gap at the Oscars before, but they are still shocking and worth repeating.

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    Before They Were Famous: Check Out the Best Supporting Actress Nominees in Their Debut Film Roles

    It's hard to pick from the Academy's stunning selection of Best Supporting Actress nominees: Sally Hawkins, Jennifer Lawrence, Lupita Nyong'o, Julia Roberts, June Squibb. In honor of the nominees, Indiewire has compiled a list of scenes that commemorate the moment when these talented actresses first...

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    'Inside Llewyn Davis,' 'Blue Is The Warmest Color' Top 2014 International Cinephile Society Awards

    Two films that weren't exactly favorites of Oscar led the 11th annual International Cinephile Awards, with "Inside Llewyn Davis" and "Blue Is The Warmest Color" dominating the awards' main categories.

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    Before They Were Famous: Check Out the Best Supporting Actor Nominees in Their Debut Film Roles

    From the first-time actor to the band leader coming off a hiatus, the nominees for Best Supporting Actor contain some exciting, quickly-rising stars. Here are the film roles that marked the beginning of these five actors' careers.

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    Oscar Roundup: Anthony Lane and Breznican Weigh In, A.O. Scott on DiCaprio, Gurus o' Gold Predictions and More

    With the Academy Awards only a week away, Oscar-related stories, predictions and picks are reaching a fever pitch. Below, a roundup of all 11th hour Oscar buzz.

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