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    All About Oscar Winning Animated Short 'Mr. Hublot': Where to Watch, Backstage Interview and More (TRAILER)

    The one upset from the 86th Academy Awards was Laurent Witz’s Braziland steampunk gem "Mr. Hublot" besting Mickey Mouse in "Get A Horse!" in the Animated Short category. Want to know more about the surprise Oscar winner? Below, Witz' backstage comments after his win, and what he told me about the fi...

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    Oscar Talk: The 2014 Oscars, and a Special Announcement

    Kris Tapley and I sat down for our final 2014 Oscar Talk podcast. Listen below.

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    Backstage at the 2014 Oscars

    As expected, "12 Years a Slave" earned best picture Sunday night at the 86th Academy Awards, while "Gravity" dominated the crafts, winning seven, as well as best director for Alfonso Cuaron. The reverse-engineered blockbuster took home awards for cinematography, VFX, editing, sound editing, sound mi...

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    '12 Years a Slave' Wins Best Picture Oscar, 'Gravity' Takes Seven, 'American Hustle' Shut Out (BACKSTAGE QUOTES, FULL WINNERS LIST)

    "Possibility number one, '12 Years a Slave' wins Best Picture. Possibility number two, you're all racists," said Oscar host Ellen DeGeneres, returning after seven years, as she ended her opening monologue. Well, the Academy's 6000 voters went with possibility number one.

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    Oscar Selfie Crashes Twitter, Breaks Retweet Record

    One of the genius moments from the 86th Oscars was Ellen DeGeneres collecting multiple attendees into an impromptu Oscar selfie with herself, Jared Leto, Jennifer Lawrence, Bradley Cooper, Meryl Streep, Juia Roberts, Brad Pitt, Kevin Spacey, and Lupita Nyong'o and her brother Junior.

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    Ten Meryl Streep Characters Through a Feminist Gaze

    Meryl Streep is a cinema nonpareil whose acting talent and aura seemingly can't be explained. Nominated for a record 18 Academy Awards and winner of three, Streep is up for an Oscar on March 2 for her over-the-top portrayal of a grieving, drug-addicted mother in John Wells' movie version of Tracy Le...

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    Final 2014 Oscar Predictions

    Why are people talking about Oscar upsets this year? Because this intensely competitive race --prolonged by the Olympics--could yield some surprises on March 2. (See my picks below.)

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    '12 Years a Slave' Dominates the Indie Spirit Awards

    "To be a part of that does not come along all that often," said Brad Pitt of producing "12 Years a Slave," backstage at Saturday's alternative to the Oscars, the Independent Spirit Awards. '12 Years a Slave' took home five awards, not only for best feature, but director Steve McQueen, supporting act...

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    Oscar Nominees Win Big at 2014 Independent Spirit Awards (Full Winners List & Red Carpet Videos)

    The independents' alternative to the Oscars, the Indie Spirit Awards, get under way in blustery Santa Monica Saturday. As usual, many of the low-budget Oscar contenders (under $20 million) will take home Indie Spirit awards. Expect "12 Years a Slave" to score Best feature, Director and supporting ac...

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    Oscar Predictions 2014

    The reason that "12 Years a Slave" prevailed over all countervailing trends is that the Academy thinks about how they want to be represented to the world. It's not just what movie they like best. It's what movie they want to like best.

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