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    Weinstein Co. Awards Plans Come Into Focus: What Are Their Oscar Frontrunners?

    Dating a film says a lot about a distributor's plans. So the later the film comes out--in the thick of the most congested season of the year-- the more willing the company is to step up and promote. It means they have skin in the Oscar game. There's no other reason to put out a limited-release movie...

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    Cannes: Atom Egoyan Defends 'The Captive' and Addresses His Many Critics: 'I have a really thick skin'

    Indiewire sat down with Atom Egoyan shortly following the divisive premiere of "The Captive" at Cannes. In our interview he addresses his critics, and defends his film.

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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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