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    Oscar Party Circuit: HBO and Weinstein Co.

    The Oscar party circuit continued Saturday night with HBO's Peninsula party, presided over by documentary doyenne Sheila Nevins. (Five out of the eight doc Oscar-nominees are connected to HBO.) Rob Kenner admitted that he's never been involved with a movie that has done as much publicity as Food Inc...

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    Jodie Foster Talks Indie Spirits

    Jodie Foster has said this before: she's more comfortable in mainstream Hollywood movies as an actress. Some folks got her her talking at the Indie Spirits, where she presented the best actress award. She reveals a bit about directing her latest indie movie starring Mel Gibson, The Beaver.

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    Indie Spirits: Precious Sweeps, Izzard and LA Live Fizzle

    Take the Independent Spirits back to the beach!

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    Final Oscar Picks: The Hurt Locker vs. Avatar

    Here are my final picks for this year's Oscars.

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    Oscar Talk Episode 24: Final Oscar Picks

    Kris Tapley and I agree on many things, but as we make our final Oscar picks, we debate the last contentious categories: original screenplay, cinematography, art direction, editing and yes, best picture. We will analyze the winners on Monday.

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    Oscar Coverage Round-Up

    IndieWIRE's Sophia Savage culls the best of the Award coverage leading up to the Big Show Sunday night:

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    Oscar Party Circuit: from Sunset Strip to Gabourey Sidibe

    My Oscar party week started out Wednesday night with The Cove at Andaz on Sunset, where Russell Simmons held court and Ben Stiller admitted that he had seen Oscar doc front-runner The Cove three times. On Noah Baumbach's Greenberg, Stiller said it was a huge relief to follow the script, word for wor...

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    Avatar Novel and Sequel: Fran Drescher's Audition

    Last June producer Jon Landau gave me the flip cam interview below (for a Popular Mechanics Avatar feature I was writing) in the Lightstorm screening room the day he and James Cameron made their big videogame presentation at E3. I was about to see about fifteen minutes of 3-D footage from Avatar--wh...

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    Oscar Scandal: Career Boost for Hurt Locker's Chartier?

    The Hurt Locker producer Nicolas Chartier insists that he is enjoying his 15 minutes of fame. Late Wednesday night, drink in hand, pool side at Andaz above Sunset at a pre-Oscar party for The Cove, Chartier wasn't acting like a Hollywood pariah.

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    Indie Spirits Leave Beach for Friday Night Kudocast

    I'm not alone in having mixed feelings about the change of time and venue for the Independent Spirit awards this year. Ostensibly a response to both the award show's 25th anniversary (celebrated in this Funny or Die video) and a bid to save money on mounting the beach-tent celebration in Santa Monic...

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