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    Basically Every Movie Nominated In BFCA Critics Choice Awards Lineup; 'Lincoln' Leads Field

    Another day, another set of awards nominations, and while the rest of the week brings the SAG and Golden Globes announcements, today is the turn of the Broadcast Film Critics Association Awards (generally known as the Critics Choice Awards), a mainstream-leaning group now in their 18th year. A littl...

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    'The Dark Knight Rises' Makes AFI's Top 10 Of The Year, But No Sign Of 'The Master'

    More rankings! As Oscar prognosticators puzzle, fret and worry over each top ten list that drops, a few patterns are becoming clear -- firstly, everyone loves "Zero Dark Thirty." And secondly, it looks like outside of a couple of categories, Paul Thomas Anderson's "The Master"...

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    The Best Movie Music Moments Of 2012

    When it first began, many, many years ago, The Playlist covered film in general, but with a particular focus on the places where movies intersected with music -- scores, soundtracks, music videos et al. And while our remit has grown over time, it's still something we take a particular interest in. A...

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    American Film Institute Announces 2012 AFI Awards: 'Django,' 'Dark Knight' In; 'Flight,' 'The Master' Out

    The American Film Institute (AFI) today announced the official selections of AFI AWARDS 2012, which "documents the year’s most outstanding achievements in film and television." Both the film and television lists include 10 selections, with the film list often proving somewhat si...

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    'Amour' & 'The Master' Top Winners At LA Film Critics Awards, 'Zero Dark Thirty' Takes Victory In Boston

    "Zero Dark Thirty" might have cleaned up at many of the critics' awards so far (and continued to dominate year-end awards and lists over the weekend for the most part), but it's not been allowed to have a total sweep of the groups, thanks to the Los Angeles Film Critics. The LAFCAs were given out to...

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    Louisiana Rising! How 5 Films in the Awards Race Made Use of the Bayou State

    The B.P. spill, Katrina and Isaac be damned -- Louisiana has some good news for a change. New Orleans-born R&B singer Frank Ocean was just nominated for six Grammys, revenue-generating monster Super Bowl XLVII is coming to the Big Easy in February, the inaugural Louisiana International Film Fest...

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    'Zero Dark Thirty' Continues Critical Stampede Topping Peter Travers, David Edelstein & Huffington Post Best Of 2012

    With each passing day, it's looking more and more like Kathryn Bigelow's "Zero Dark Thirty" is going to be the one to beat this awards season. As we cautioned earlier this week, this trajectory right now reminds us of David Fincher's "The Social Network," which got al...

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    'Zero Dark Thirty' Wins Best Picture, Director & Actress From National Board Of Review, Leonardo DiCaprio Takes Supporting Actor

    Awards season continues on apace, and if things keep on the way things have been going this week, Kathryn Bigelow may need to enlarge her trophy cabinet. Her follow-up to the awards-laden "The Hurt Locker," Bin Laden-hunt picture "Zero Dark Thirty" hasn't even opened in theaters yet, but it already ...

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    John Waters Picks Terence Davies' 'The Deep Blue Sea' As The Best Film Of 2012

    So far, the best of 2012 lists have been dominated by high falutin' Cahiers Du Cinema and Sight & Sound, so leave it to the always eclectic director John Waters to provide the first truly diverse and totally unpredictable top ten of the year, all with his trademark wit.

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