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    Sarah Polley, Wadjda director Haifaa al-Mansour Among National Board of Review's Best-of-Year Picks

    Directors Sarah Polley (Stories We Tell) and Haifaa al-Mansour (Wadjda) and actress Adele Exarchopoulos (Blue is the Warmest Color) were the only awardees among the National Board of Review's end-of-the-year picks in categories not designated for women.

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    Spike Jonze's 'Her' Wins Best Film & Best Director From National Board Of Review

    So how influential are the National Board Of Review winners? Well, last year "Zero Dark Thirty" won Best Film, Best Director and Best Actress and went on to be shut out in all three categories when the Oscars rolled out. Basically, just remember that there is a gulf between critics and Academy voter...

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    'American Hustle' Tops New York Film Critics Circle Awards, David O. Russell & Jennifer Lawrence Win Big

    First! Once again, the New York Film Critics Circle made filmmakers and studios sweat to get their films screened in time as they position themselves to be the first (official) word on the awards race and augur of things to come ... at least until the National Board Of Review weighs in tomorrow. But...

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    'Inside Llewyn Davis' & 'Fruitvale Station' Big Winners At Gotham Awards, '12 Years A Slave' Shut Out

    To the prognosti-box! The first statues have been handed out and the Oscar race has changed! (At least for his evening until the next batch of trophies roll around). The Gotham Awards were handed out tonight in New York City and one highly touted film and another indie upstart led the pack of those ...

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    Gotham Awards Go to Coens, McConaughey, Larson, and Coogler, '12 Years a Slave' Gets Zip, Daniels Fights Back

    The Independent Feature Project's Gotham Awards are truly New York indie, just as Film Independent's Indie Spirits are very Los Angeles. Thus Monday night's awards benefited feature winner "Inside Llewyn Davis," a portrait of the 60s New York folk scene from New York's own Coen brothers, "Fruitvale ...

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    Best Of 2013: The Breakout Directors Of The Year

    Every year, film buffs get themselves in a lather over the latest from their favorite experienced directors. The calendar is marked for the next Spielberg, I’ll be there opening day for Scorsese’s latest, I am all about Spike Lee, etc. But the real pleasure in being a film fan is stumbling upon the ...

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    For Your Consideration: Previewing The Independent Spirit Award Nominations, Which Could Look a Lot Like The Oscars

    With the recent announcement of the Gotham Award nominations, it only seems appropriate for this week’s column to take on the granddaddy of independent film awards: Film Independent’s Spirit Awards.

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    '12 Years A Slave,' 'Fruitvale Station' Are IFP Gotham Audience Nominees. Voting Now Open

    '12 Years A Slave,' 'Fruitvale Station' Are IFP Gotham Audience Nominees. Voting Now Open

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    '12 Years a Slave' and 'Fruitvale Station' Make Finalists For Gothams' 2013 Audience Award

    The Independent Filmmaker Project set its top five nominees for the 4th annual Gotham Independent Film Audience Award.

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    For Your Consideration: 10 Underdog Actors That Deserve Oscar's Attention This Year

    Last week, this column took the first in a two-part break from Oscar-related dish to profile 10 deserving underdog actresses from this year's batch of films.

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