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    Editors Guild Awards Up, The Hangover, The Hurt Locker, The Cove

    Up, The Hurt Locker and The Cove just keep on winning. Sunday night they won Eddies from the Editors Guild for best animated feature (Kevin Nolting), best feature film drama (Bob Murawski & Chris Innis) and best documentary (Geoffrey Richman), respectively. The Hangover won best feature comedy or mu...

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    Art Directors Go with Avatar, Hurt Locker, Sherlock Holmes, Beatty

    One thing I love about this year's Oscar race is the way lower-budget movies like The Hurt Locker hold their own against the big-budget behemoths. At the crystal-themed Art Director's Guild awards on Saturday night at the Beverly Hilton, The Hurt Locker director Kathryn Bigelow, taller than ever in ...

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    Screenwriters Talk Up, The Hurt Locker, Precious, Up in the Air, Star Trek

    Every writer on this year's annual Santa Barbara Film Festival "It Starts with a Script" panel wrote a screenplay that was personal, on some level--even Up writer-director Pete Docter and Star Trek's Alex Kurtzman. And they all mixed up their genres, too.

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    Oscar Talk Episode 21: On the Campaign Trail

    This week Kris Tapley and I cover Oscar activity at the Santa Barbara Film Festival and in town, and keep debating the best actress, actor, picture and director race. Does Up in the Air or Inglourious Basterds have a fighting chance?

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    Oscar Duel: Has Quentin Tarantino Produced a Legacy of Greatness?

    During a public appearance in London last month, Quentin Tarantino told the audience that with Inglourious Basterds, he is now an auteur; he has established a body of work that can be analyzed as a whole and as a product of his unique vision. Recalling his experiences watching the films of Howard Ha...

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    Oscar Watch: Tomm Moore Talks The Secret of Kells

    It was a ten-year journey for animator Tomm Moore, who was as shocked as anyone when, after submitting his first feature The Secret of Kells at the last possible minute, the 95% hand-drawn film earned an Annie nomination (the only indie film to do so) followed by an Oscar nomination for best animat...

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    Saturday Night Live Does Oscar Nominations

    [Hat Tip: @AwardsDaily]

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    Oscar Watch: Academy Rules on Best Picture Producers

    The Academy has ruled on the remaining two best picture nominees' producer credits. They like to limit them to three (hence the Crash imbroglio that eliminated angry financeer Bob Yari). But in this case, The Blind Side has three, The Hurt Locker, four.

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    Santa Barbara Film Fest: Opener, Bullock, Cameron, Panels

    I'm in Santa Barbara for its 25th film fest: 196 films, 18 world premieres, 28 U.S. premieres and a program from 45 countries. The festival runs through Sunday, Feb. 14. Per usual, I'm ensconced in a twee bungalow at the Simpson House--sweet muffins on arrival, Laura Ashley decor, fringed pillows an...

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