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    2014 Oscar Winners: 'Gravity' Wins 7, '12 Years A Slave' Takes Best Picture, 'American Hustle' Shut Out

    ...And that's it on another year. As always, the Oscars were both exciting, (mostly) sleep inducing, surprising and left us with lots to talk about. But it's late, we're tired and filled with nacho cheese, so we're going to be a bit brief for now.

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    Watch: Kids Reenact The 2014 Best Picture Oscar Nominees

    There's been lots of interviews, speeches, industry back-patting, speculation and more over the past few months. And as Hollywood gets ready to hand out the Oscars next weekend, here's something to lighten the mood a bit and take the edge off the awards season.

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    'Gravity' Wins 6 At 2014 BAFTAs But '12 Years A Slave' Takes Best Film & Actor

    After a few weeks off from awards ceremonies, the two-week homestretch of the season, ahead of the Oscars two weeks from now, gets underway tonight with the 2014 BAFTA Awards. The British Academy of Film and Television Arts have, in recent years, become an increasingly convincing predictor of which ...

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    Oscar Writers Reveal Road to Movies at Santa Barbara 'It Starts with the Script' Panel (VIDEO)

    The annual Santa Barbara International Film Festival "It Starts with the Script" panel where I grill many of the writing Oscar nominees is my favorite moderating duty. This year did not disappoint.

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    Oscars: Could A Movie Other Than 'Gravity,' '12 Years A Slave' Or 'American Hustle' Win Best Picture?

    The awards season is in a bit of a lull, or an armistice if you will. With a few weeks passing since the most recent precursor awards, those up for the Oscars have been able to sit back and enjoy their status, most notably at this week's nominees luncheon. But the Cold War is about to end: voting fo...

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    Steve Coogan and Philomena Lee Meet the Pope, 'Philomena' to Screen in the Vatican

    Talk about Oscar campaigning. 80-year-old Philomena Lee, whose son was sold for adoption by nuns in 1955 and whose tearjerking story is front and center in current Best Picture Oscar contender "Philomena," has met with Pope Francis in Rome. Lee was accompanied on her papal visit by her daughter and ...

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    2014 Oscar Nominations: 'American Hustle' & 'Gravity' Nab 10 Nods Each, '12 Years A Slave' Close Second With 9

    As the tradition goes, Hollywood is waking up bleary-eyed this morning to see if after months of campaigning, handshakes, personal appearances, interviews and more, their efforts will be rewarded with an Oscar nomination. For many actors, directors, screenwriters and more, it will mean being woken u...

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    Golden Globe Winners: '12 Years A Slave' Wins Best Drama, But 'American Hustle' Dominates With 3 Top Prizes

    Well, that's a wrap. "12 Years a Slave" won Best Drama, but "American Hustle" took three of the top prizes including Best Comedy/Musical, Best Actress Comedy/Musical and Best Supporting Actress. Probably the biggest surprise of the night, though not a shock if you've been reading the tea leaves of ...

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    USC Scripters Awards Go to '12 Years a Slave,' 'Philomena,' 'Captain Phillips' and Some Offbeat Surprises

    Sssssshhhhhhhhh!!… the librarians are deliberating… and the winner will be the recipient of the 26th annual Scripters Award, bestowed by the USC Libraries, a group that seems to have its own Dewey Decimal System of prognostication. At a time of year when every half-baked assemblage of film nerds is ...

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    USC Scripter Goes For 'What Maisie Knew' and 'Spectacular Now' Over 'Wolf of Wall Street'

    The USC Libraries have named the authors and screenwriters of "Captain Phillips," "Philomena," "The Spectacular Now," "12 Years a Slave," and "What Maisie Knew" as finalists for the 26th annual USC Libraries Scripter Award.

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