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    Russia Submits 'Leviathan' After All: Andrey Zvyagintsev on Oscar Rules

    Russia has chosen to submit "Leviathan" as its foreign Oscar entry. Here's the background on what happened from the filmmaker. Should the Oscar rules be changed? "In certain cases in certain countries the authors of films are hostages of the situation they are in."

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    Screen Talk: New York Film Festival Preview, Awards Update

    Check out the latest Screen Talk update on festivals, new films and awards.

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    Oscar Pundits Wait to See the Contenders

    Check out the latest rankings from the Oscar pundits at Gurus o' Gold. They may surprise you.

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    Why Al Pacino Isn't Heading for Oscar

    During this heated pre-awards season, when distribution deals are in flux and Oscar gold gleams alluringly, many would-be contenders throw themselves into the fray. But as always, the cliche applies: many are called, but few are chosen.

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    Watch: 'Nightcrawler' Star Jake Gyllenhaal Looks Into Eyes of Coyote

    One dark horse awards candidate to emerge from the Toronto Film Festival is Dan Gilroy's Jake Gyllenhaal vehicle "Nightcrawler" (October 31). Watch my video interview with the busy actor, who is heading for Broadway--and a possible second Oscar nomination.

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    ‘Tracks’ Oscar-Contender Mia Wasikowska Forges Unique Career Path

    Fact-based odyssey "Tracks," starring Mia Wasikowska as Australian wilderness trekker Robyn Davidson, collected admirers at the Venice, Telluride and Toronto festivals last year, before Weinstein Co. finally opened the movie this past weekend in limited release (worldwide box office so far: $4.4 mil...

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    Screen Talk: from Keanu Reeves at Fantastic Fest to Oscar Updates

    Indiewire critic Eric Kohn recorded this week's Screen Talk from Fantastic Fest where he's already seen a few things, including Keanu Reeves actioner "John Wick."

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    Four Reasons Why Clark Terry Doc 'Keep on Keepin' On' Is Oscar Bait

    Festival circuit favorite "Keep on Keepin' On" is the kind of heart-tugging documentary that could win awards this season. It has four main advantages in its favor.

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    Is Chris Rock's 'Top Five' An Awards Contender?

    Chris Rock's comedy was the biggest buy in Toronto and now it has an awards friendly release date.

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    'Boyhood' Star Patricia Arquette Goes Supporting

    The Best Actress Oscar race is weak, as usual. In Toronto, IFC Films chief Jonathan Sehring--who took the gamble on backing Richard Linklater's indie hit "Boyhood" over 12 years--hadn't decided whether to push the film's mother, Patricia Arquette, in Best Actress or Supporting. Well, he confirmed t...

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