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Awards Season Roundup

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    Specialty Box Office: Indie Oscar Contenders Battle Out a Very Crowded Holiday

    While the studios saw record numbers this holiday weekend care of "The Hunger Games: Catching Fire" and "Frozen," a good dozen smaller films tried to take as much turkey money as they could in varying levels of release.

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    Documentary Nominations Roundup: Which Films Are Leading the Pack?

    Heading into the critics group voting next week, what are the documentaries leading the pack in terms of nominations? We assess based on nominations from the Indie Spirits, the IDA, the Cinema Eye Honors, the Gothams and the PGA.

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    Composer Nicholas Britell Talks the Powerful Spiritual-Field Songs in '12 Years a Slave'

    Composer Nicholas Britell ("Gimme the Loot") provides a powerful musical accompaniment for Steve McQueen's "12 Years a Slave" with a series of spiritual-field songs and stringed waltzes (which are currently available on the Columbia Records soundtrack). These originals and recreations enable us to b...

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    The Liberation of Harrison Ford, Character Actor: "It's risky every time you go out" (EXCLUSIVE VIDEO)

    "It's risky every time you go out," says Harrison Ford. The iconic actor can still draw crowds in an Indiana Jones sequel, but at age 71, he is starting to enjoy his rights as a character actor in such roles as Branch Rickey in "42" and Colonel Graff in "Ender's Game."

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    Oscar Winner Lubezki Talks the Virtual Cinematography of 'Gravity,' How a Peter Gabriel Concert Helped Him Visualize the Film and More

    With three out of the last four Oscars for cinematography going to hybrid movies, is it any wonder that Emmanuel ("Chivo") Lubezki won Best Cinematography for "Gravity" at the 2014 Oscars? Especially after Lubezki and his collaborators devised a brilliant new lighting system for simulating the physi...

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    Weinsteins Go New Media with 'August: Osage County' as Streep Limits Press Access, Pursue Awards Influencers in New Way (STREEP TALKS VIDEO)

    What does the mighty New York Times do when there's no Meryl Streep interview? They do a write-around. Streep was a no-show at the "August: Osage County" unveiling and press conference at the Toronto Film Festival, allowing others to speak for her. (Early press reaction was mixed.) Instead she did t...

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    Oscar Bitchfest: 10 Things We'd Be Thankful For This Awards Season

    10 things we'd be thankful for this awards season

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    Festival Circus: Are Film Festivals Too Focused On Oscar Season?

    It might be the effect of attending too many film festivals, but one way of looking at the October-December glut of Oscar contenders is as the "Awards Festival."

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    Producers Guild Announces Doc Feature Nominees

    The Producers Guild of America (PGA) has announced the Documentary Motion Picture nominees for the 25th Annual Producers Guild Awards.

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