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    Uggie Predicts the Oscars On Jimmy Kimmel Live (UPDATED)

    Predicting the Oscars while sitting in New York is possible, but probably not the best way to guess – it’s like covering the Republican primaries through the media without ever setting foot in a caucus state. You can do it, but someone who has more contact with the locals may have a...

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    Jean Dujardin Drops By; Watch SNL's Charming Homage to The Artist

    OK, I surrender – if not to The Artist, to the charming, exuberant SNL dance sketch and Artist tribute starring Jean Dujardin himself.

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    Watch: Jean Dujardin Auditions For Every Villain Role In Hollywood; Plus Bloopers & Making Of Doc For 'The Artist'

    In case you haven't noticed, suave and remarkably handsome Jean Dujardin has arrived in Hollywood in a big way and all signs are pointing to him walking home with an Oscar at the end of the month, thanks to his charming turn in "The Artist." There are many rites of passage for actors l...

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    Clooney vs. Dujardin: Can Subtlety Ever Win The Best Actor Oscar?

    The Oscar for best Actor doesn't usually reward subtlety. Look at the past two years: Colin Firth won last time around for his stuttery role in The King’s Speech, while the year before his infinitely more nuanced and better performance in A Single Man lost to Jeff Bridges’ roaring dr...

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    Dog Wars: Scorsese Defends Blackie

    I’m not a dog person, so I don’t really have an animal in this fight. But I have to agree with the Uggie backlash, which took off when Christopher Plummer pointed out – quite rightly I think – that Cosmo from Beginners is a much cuter dog. Now Martin Scorsese is getting into ...

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    The Amazing Race: Taking The Temperature Of The Race After The Oscar Nominations & Guild Awards

    Finally, the Oscar nominations were announced last Tuesday. Furthermore, three of the four big guilds -- the Producers, the Director's and the Screen Actors -- have given out their awards over the last couple of weekends, with only the Writers still to hand out any statuettes. So at last, months and...

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    Weekend Box Office: 'The Grey' Sees Green, While Audiences Stay Away From The 'Ledge'

    Good ole’ dependable Liam Neeson. This is the third straight early-year period where the character actor turned badass leading man has scored a number one hit. While “The Grey” couldn’t pull in the same numbers as “Taken” or “Unknown,” it did top $20 m...

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    Director's Guild Of America Names 'The Artist' Helmer Michel Hazanavicius Outstanding Director Of The Year

    It's a decade since the winner of the Director's Guild of America award went on to lose the Oscar -- Rob Marshall picked up the DGA prize for "Chicago" in 2002, only to lose out to Roman Polanski for "The Pianist" at the Academy Awards. Two years before that, DGA winner A...

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    Top Oscar Surprises: Gary Oldman and Demian Who?

    The awards season zooms ahead now that the Oscar nominations have been announced. What didn’t we see coming? And what were those voters thinking? Never mind; a pointless question. Here’s a look at the biggest surprises and how they change the race.

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    Shocks Abound As Oscar Noms Are Announced; 'Hugo' Leads With Eleven, 'Tree Of Life' Gets Picture & Director Nods

    It's Oscar nomination morning! You know, like Christmas morning, if you spent most of the rest of Christmas Day bitching that you didn't like your presents. And if your presents were chosen by a group of elderly sound mixers. And if an entire industry developed around guessing what you were going to...

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