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    The World Cup Is a Bigger Deal on Facebook than the Oscars, Super Bowl and Winter Olympics Put Together

    The international community (that's everything outside of these 50 states) loves soccer. As in, loves it. And yes, we know that in the U.S., but sometimes it's worth reminding ourselves that our ever-beloved sporting events pale in comparison to the global phenomenon of soccer...uh, football.

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    Oscar Watch: DreamWorks' 'How to Train Your Dragon 2' Leads Animation Race

    Looking for a summer Oscar contender? 'How to Train Your Dragon 2' is the frontrunner for animated feature. DreamWorks Animation's Jeffrey Katzenberg and producer Bonnie Arnold take us behind the making of the movie.

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    Welcome to Screen Talk, Indiewire's New Weekly Podcast, with New Co-Host

    Some of you may remember Oscar Talk, an awards-focused podcast I did for some years with In Contention's Kris Tapley. We said goodbye to that after the last Oscars, and now I'm starting up again with a new podcast, Screen Talk, and new producer and sparring partner, Indiewire's New York-based critic...

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    300+ Films to Vie for 4 Oscar-Qualifying Spots at 20th Palm Springs Shortfest

    The Palm Springs International Shortfest is a big deal: one of only 70 or so Oscar-qualifying festivals for shorts, it qualifies the first-place winners of its four competitions to compete for the Academy Award; only the sprawling Los Angeles Film Festival qualifies more for Oscar contention.

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    Oscars: Can 'Foxcatcher,' 'Eleanor Rigby' & 'Mr. Turner' Go From Cannes To Awards Success?

    Though there’s still a couple of days and a few high-profile premieres to come, things are starting to wind down here in Cannes. So while that means a chance to catch up on reviews, and on stuff we missed earlier in the festival, it’s also a opportunity to have a breath and take stock of what’s come...

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    How to Air Your Short at the Oscars

    Producers: check out this PGA short film competition. Win, and a portion of your short will air during the Oscar show on February 22, 2015.

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    Meron and Zadan Return for Third Round as Oscar Producers

    The fact that producers Craig Zadan and Neil Meron are returning to produce the Oscars for the third time running is no surprise. I took it for granted that they would come back for another round. Their last two shows --with hosts Seth MacFarlane and Ellen DeGeneres, respectively--played well enough...

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    WATCH: Stylish First Trailer for Clint Eastwood's Musical 'Jersey Boys,' Why Go Out in Summer?

    The first trailer for director Clint Eastwood's hotly anticipated "Jersey Boys," adapted from the celebrated musical about iconic '60s rock group The Four Seasons, has landed. Why is the presumed Oscar contender opening so early?

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    Academy Reveals Key Dates for the Oscars

    It's back to business as usual at the Oscars. The last awards season, which ended on March 2, was elongated by the Winter Olympics. This time the timetable for the 87th Academy Awards is determined by the already announced Oscar show date of February 22.

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    Watch: 3-Minute Supercut Retrospective Commemorating Best Picture Oscar Winners Of 2000s

    We're about enter the summer season of movies that will test the limits of CGI and spectacle, so perhaps it's a good time to take a moment to remember that there will be movies of substance beyond the explosions. They're the films we spend the last part of the year talking about their Oscar potentia...

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