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    New York Film Critics Expel Armond White

    City Arts film critic and professional crank Armond White is no longer a member of the august New York Film Critics Circle, which voted Monday morning to expel him from their ranks. He came under fire after he heckled director Steve McQueen last week at the NYFCC annual awards dinner.

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    New York Film Critics Circle Apologizes to Steve McQueen and Fox Searchlight for Armond White Heckling, White Defends Himself (UPDATE)

    For pure shock value, Adele Exarchopoulos’ legs were the main event at Monday’s New York Film Critics Circle awards dinner, barely contained as they were in a man’s shirt disguised as a dress. Armond White? There’s not a lot of shock value left: When we sat down to eat, someone at our table said, “L...

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    'Inside Llewyn Davis' Gets Last-Ditch Boost from National Society of Film Critics

    This has not been a good week for Joel and Ethan Coen’s dark music drama “Inside Llewyn Davis,” which failed to score nominations from the Producers or Writers Guild. Since Cannes, it's been a critics' darling, although it did not win big with the year-end critics groups (except for the Toronto Film...

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    'Inside Llewyn Davis' Wins Big With National Society of Film Critics

    Largely left out of critics groups' prizes so far, Joel & Ethan Coen's "Inside Llewyn Davis" got a needed (and, in this opinion, much deserved) boost from the National Society of Film Critics, taking honors for best picture, best director, best actor and best cinematography.

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    New York Film Critics Circle Awards Dinner Expects a Starry Turnout

    The New York Film Critics Circle holds its annual awards dinner Monday night and while the critics themselves try to keep the Oscar speculation at arm’s length, the people angling for statuettes don’t. Which is why the honorees “rumored” to be showing up at the historic Edison Ballroom (they’re alwa...

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    '12 Years a Slave,' Cate Blanchett and More Lead Alliance of Women Film Journalists EDA Award Winners

    The Alliance of Women Film Journalists has announced the winners of its 8th Annual EDA Awards. Like other critics' groups, AWFJ carries the torch for Steve McQueen’s "12 Years a Slave," with six honors, while Cate Blanchett and McConaughey and Leto of "Dallas Buyers Club" lead the acting categories....

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    '12 Years a Slave' and 'Her' Split Four More Critics Groups' Awards

    Critics groups from Austin, Las Vegas, Florida and Phoenix have lent their voices to the awards season onslaught, with Steve McQueen's "12 Years a Slave" and Spike Jonze's "Her" adding more best picture prizes to their counts.

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    Awards Roundup: San Francisco, Houston, Kansas and Online Film Critics All Award '12 Years a Slave,' Plus More UPDATED

    A roundup of the recent critics' groups wins from around the US. We're starting to see a pattern emerge, with across-the-board honors for Lupita Nyong'o of "12 Years a Slave," and Jared Leto for his supporting turn in "Dallas Buyers Club."

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    Critics Choice Movie Awards: '12 Years a Slave' and 'American Hustle' Tally 13 Nominations, Bullock Grabs Three, Lawrence Two, Johansson and Larson, One

    Last year "Argo" began its drumbeat of wins from the Critics Choice Movie Awards, which are often a bellwether for the Oscars. "I want to thank the Academy," quipped Ben Affleck as he accepted his prize on the evening he was snubbed by the Academy director's branch. This year's Critics' Choice nomin...

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    Why Paul Schrader May Not Open His Oscar Ballot This Year

    Paul Schrader: "I find this escalating media chatter regarding film society awards, Oscar handicapping and promotional gimmicks increasingly tiresome. This year I declined to submit a selection to Film Comment's year's best list. I stopped voting for DGA and WGA awards last year and for the first ti...

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