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    'Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy,' 'My Week With Marilyn Top BAFTA's Longlist

    The "Longlist" for the Orange British Academy Film Awards in 2011 has been released this morning. Tomas Alfredson's "Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy" and Simon Curtis's "My Week With Marilyn" jointly led the list with a whopping 16 mentions each, including picture,...

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    WGA Nominee John Logan Talks 'Hugo,' 'Rango,' 'Coriolanus,' 'Skyfall' and Patti Smith's 'Just Kids'

    John Logan is smiling today, as he just earned a Writer's Guild Nomination for adapting the novel "Hugo Cabret" for Martin Scorsese. If his other scripts had been eligible, he could just as well have sewn up three spots this year.

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    Clement Virgo's Remake Of "The Harder They Come" Gets Funding Boost, Shooting For 2012 Production Start

    Well, it's not for the adaptation of The Book Of Negroes, which I think is the one upcoming Clement virgo project that most of us would rather see first, instead of a remake of The Harder They Come, but this could assist in some way in getting that other project financed.

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    Academy Announces 2012 Scientific and Technical Oscar Winners

    The Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences has announced the recipients of the 28 Oscars that will be handed out for scientific and technical achievements. The awards will be given at a ceremony on February 11th at the Beverly Wilshire.

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    Kevin Spacey Talks 'Margin Call,' 'Richard III' and Fincher's 'House of Cards'; Silent Boardroom Clip

    So where is "Margin Call" in the awards derby? Roadside Attraction's surprise hit of the fall season (86 % on Rotten Tomatoes) offers a new indie distribution paradigm as it reached consumers simultaneously via both VOD and theaters ($5 million gross).

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    Steve Zaillian Earns 2 WGA Nominations; Woody Allen, Diablo Cody & Alexander Payne Also In The Race

    Scorecards will be adjusted and awards prognosticator types will have to adjust their bets, as the WGA have revealed their nominees for their annual awards. Why do we care? The guilds have traditionally been the best augurs for how the Oscar nominees will take shape, mostly because these are the sam...

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    WGA Announces Best Screenplay Nominees

    The WGA has announced the nominees for its 2012 awards. The Original Screenplay category rewarded films that leaned toward comedy, while the Adapted Screenplay features a number of Oscar Best Picture frontrunners.

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    Writers Guild Nominations Leave Out 'War Horse,' 'Tree of Life," Plus Many Ineligible Oscar Contenders

    On the Writers Guild ballot, voters could choose from 33 adapted screenplays and 55 originals. Getting a boost in the Oscar race from Writers Guild nominations in the adapted category are: "The Descendants," "The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo," "The Help," "Hugo," and "Moneyball."

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    Academy VFX Bakeoff Will Cull Final Five Oscar Nominees from Shortlist of Ten

    Ten films are now in the running for a Visual Effects Oscar nomination. Members of the Academy Visual Effects Branch will vote for the final five VFX nominees after viewing ten-minute excerpts from each of the shortlisted films at the Thursday, January 19 "Bakeoff." "Mission: Impossib...

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    Academy Narrows Visual Effects Oscar Race To 10

    Academy Narrows Visual Effects Oscar Race To 10

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