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    Cannes Winners and Losers: Malick, Pitt, Von Trier, Dunst, Dujardin, Gosling, Refn, Kaurismaki

    The festival is finally over, the awards given. It was the strongest selection in years, and I saw more of the competition films than usual. Who came out ahead and behind this year?

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    Cannes: Tree of Life Wins Palme d'Or, Jean Dujardin Actor, Dardennes and Ceylan Share Grand Prix

    Jane Fonda shows off her French and then says, "Let's cut to the chase." Jury chief Robert DeNiro announces the Palme d'Or winner: The Tree of Life. It's a popular choice in the press room. Producers Bill Pohlad and Dede Gardner accept for director Terrence Malick. "Bravo!" say folks in the hall.

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    Cannes Closing Night: Poliss Wins Jury Prize, Screenplay to Footnote, Dunst Actress, Refn Director

    "Wow what a week it's been," said Kirsten Dunst as she accepted her Best Actress prize for Melancholia. "Thank you so much. It's a once in a lifetime thing. Thank you to the festival for letting the film still be in competition. Thank Lars for giving me the opportunity to be so brave. It's such a sp...

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    Cannes Closing Night: Who's Going to Win? Tree of Life vs. Le Havre, Footnote, The Artist, Dunst?

    I am installed in the press room at the Palais, near the English-language live stream video screen, where noise and anticipation is growing as reporters prepare to file the all-important story of who wins Cannes prizes tonight. Fest director Thierry Fremaux just popped his head in.

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    Emmy Watch: Mad Men’s Matthew Weiner Talks Trend-Setting Future Seasons

    Mad Men creator Matthew Weiner opened up during a Lionsgate-sponsored panel Wednesday at the Television Academy theater in North Hollywood that also featured cast members Jon Hamm, Elizabeth Moss, John Slattery, Robert Morse, Jared Harris, Kiernan Shipka and others. (We're getting closer to the June Emmy balloting period.) Amy Dawes reports:The news that two new shows steeped in early ‘60s style and social mores have made the networks’ fall lineup was not lost on Matthew Weiner. “For them to see that there’s some commercial potential in this area, four years after we got it going – that’s pretty brave,” he said sardonically, referring to ABC ...

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    Oscar Talk at Cannes: Von Trier Scandal, Tree of Life, Palme d'Or Contenders

    As promised, Kris Tapley and I break our post-Oscar silence with a special Cannes edition of Oscar Talk with In Contention's London correspondent Guy Lodge. We cover the films in contention for the Palme d'Or, from Terrence Malick's The Tree of Life, starring Brad Pitt, and censured filmmaker Lars v...

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    Emmy Watch: Fringe's Anna Torv Talks Seeing Double

    Can J.J.Abrams' sci-fi Fringe earn serious Emmy love? Amy Dawes talks to the series' Aussie star Anna Torv.Fringe, the creepy, suspenseful sci-fi series created by J.J. Abrams for Fox, has come into its own in season three. Once derided as an X-Files rip-off, it’s entered mind-bending new territory...

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    Cannes: Weinstein Co. on Buying Spree, Acquires Iron Lady, Starring Streep as Thatcher

    The Weinstein Co. is on a Cannes buying spree. Having acquired distribution rights to The Artist and Wu Xia, they have now picked up US rights for under $7 million from Pathe International to market title The Iron Lady, directed by Phyllida Lloyd and starring Meryl Streep (star of Lloyd's Momma Mia!...

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    Sophia Loren Interviewed by Billy Crystal at Academy Tribute: "I Am Never Content."

    On May 4, The Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences hosted a gala tribute to Sophia Loren, who will be 77 this September. The revelation in the film clips was not her beauty, range, bravura dramatic acting in such films as Vittorio De Sica's Two Women (the first Oscar win for a non-English sp...

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