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    Meredith Vieira Returns as Host for National Board of Review Awards Gala; Voting Follows New York Film Critics

    The National Board of Review's annual Awards Gala will be hosted by Emmy-winning NBC correspondent Meredith Vieira for the third time. The gala will take place...

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    London Critics Circle Give 'The Artist' and 'A Separation' Three Film Awards Each UPDATED

    "The Artist" and "A Separation" were the big winners at the London Critics Circle Film Awards, with the former sweeping Best Film, Best Actor for Jean Dujardin and Best Director for Michel Hazanavicius while the latter walked off with Best Supporting Actress for Sareh Bayat (triu...

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    Golden Globes Weekend Party Circuit: AFI Lunch, Paramount, LA Film Critics, Film Independent, BAFTA

    The Golden Globes weekend is well under way. I love roaming a crowded party packed with Hollywood powerbrokers and talent to watch how they interact with one another. I am the ultimate voyeur. Of course I do talk to some of them occasionally.

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    Oscar Talk: Critics Choice vs. Oscars, Moore Doc Reform and DGA Updates, Rise of 'Dragon Tattoo,' Fall of 'War Horse'

    On this week's Oscar Talk, Kris Tapley and I revisit Thursday night's Critics Choice Movie Awards, and predict whether the Globes and Oscars will repeat the same winners. We update the latest news on Michael Moore's reform of the Oscar Documentary Rules, Pros and Cons, as well the DGA do...

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    Inside the Critics Choice Movie Awards: Winners Are 'The Artist,' Clooney and Davis

    The Critics Choice Movie Awards is a low-key, fun, fast-moving live TV show packed with movie folks eager to win. In other words, at the "Moneyball," "The Help," "War Horse" "The Descendants," "Hugo," "Bridesmaids," and "The Artist&quo...

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    Golden Globes Weekend Preview: Critics Choice, AFI, BAFTA Rising Stars, Parties

    It's a busy awards weekend in Hollywood. It all starts off with Thursday night's Critics Choice Movie Awards, which happens to air live on VH1 the night before Oscar ballots are due--at 5 PM Friday. Last year the CCMA chose 18 Oscar winners out of its 20 awards. (My winners' predictions ...

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    National Society of Film Critics Picks 'Melancholia,' Dunst; 'Tree of Life,' 'A Separation' Win Multiple Awards

    One of my ongoing fantasies has the new preferential Oscar ballot leading to a huge surprise: Lars von Trier's "Melancholia" makes it onto the best picture list, and Cannes-winner Kirsten Dunst knocks out one of the best actress contenders.

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    Critics Keep Voting for Tree of Life, from Chicago to Indiewire Poll

    Critics are lining up behind Terrence Malick's "The Tree of Life." While critics groups don't have as much predictive impact as Guild awards like the Screen Actors Guild, they do add to to winners' patina, build credibility and consensus, and keep attention on some must-see titles.

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    Los Angeles Film Critics Make Surprise Best Actress Pick, Poetry's Yun Jung-Hee, Actor Fassbender, Director Malick, Picture The Descendants

    While the AFI film jury went mainstream with their top ten picks this year, the LA Film Critics went indie, picking South Korean actress Yun Jung-Hee ("Poetry") as best actress for her performance as a woman facing Alzheimer's.

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    American Film Institute Juries Pick Top Ten Movies and TV Shows

    The American Film Institute film and TV juries--a mix of industry professionals, critics and academics-- met Sunday to pick their top ten films and television shows of 2011, below. They limit their choices to American content only, which is often the subject of some debate. While Harvey Weinste...

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