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Awards Season Roundup

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    For Your Consideration: A Mid-November Take On All The Major Oscar Races

    All the major fall festivals have come and gone, and the Oscar prognostication has come out in full force. And while there's still two months until the nominations are announced, it's finally fair game.

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    'Nebraska' Star Bruce Dern to Receive Career Achievement Award at Palm Springs Fest

    The Palm Springs International Film Festival will honor "Nebraska" star Bruce Dern with a Career Achievement Award at its annual Awards Gala on Saturday, January 4th. Past honorees include Glenn Close, Robert Duvall, Clint Eastwood, Sally Field, Morgan Freeman and Helen Mirren.

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    Patton Oswalt To Host 2014 Spirit Awards

    Patton Oswalt will host the 2014 Film Independent Spirit Awards, which as per usual will go down the afternoon before the Oscars in Santa Monica (which in 2014 means March 1st).

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    Why Bruce Dern Will Land an Oscar Nomination for 'Nebraska': The Method Actor Tapped His Own History

    Bruce MacLeish Dern, age 77, has been having a blast on the speaking circuit. He's eating up the attention like a thirsty plant. Finally, after all these years, he landed an Oscar-worthy leading role, in Alexander Payne's "Nebraska," which played well for the Academy last weekend. And Dern is loving...

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    Critics vs. Academy: Do 'The Secret Life of Walter Mitty,' 'Saving Mr. Banks,' and 'The Book Thief' Need Great Reviews?

    A look at the gap between critics and Academy voters. Will "The Book Thief," "The Secret Life of Walter Mitty" and "Saving Mr. Banks" scoot past reviewers?

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    Review and Round-Up: Stephen Frears' Oscar-Friendly 'Philomena' Stars Judi Dench and Steve Coogan (TRAILER)

    It's no surprise that the Weinstein Co. is releasing "Philomena," which is one of those movies aimed squarely at the Academy middle. It took a while for writer-producer-star Steve Coogan--who seems to be trying to perform some kind of career rehab by playing a softer-hearted creature than his usual-...

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    Scarlett Johansson Named Rome Film Festival's Best Actress Only For 'Her' Voice

    Without appearing in a single frame of Her, the Rome Film Festival awarded their Best Actress prize to Scarlett Johansson for her voice over performance as an artificially intelligent Operating System.

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    Watch: Angelina Jolie's Emotional Honorary Oscar Acceptance Speech

    Angelina Jolie has had a year that most of us couldn't even conceive, from undergoing a double mastectomy, to starting work on her next directorial effort with "Unbroken" (now shooting in Australia), that seems like more than humanly possible for one person to take on. But on Saturday night at the G...

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    Rome Film Festival Awards: Scarlett Johansson Wins For Voice Role In 'Her,' Matthew McConaughey For ‘Dallas Buyers Club’ & More

    While the bearing it has on the stateside awards season race is fairly minimal at the end of the day, you can bet the folks over at Warner Bros. and Focus Features are very happy with the news they received over the weekend and will be adjusting their campaigns accordingly.

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