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    Oscar Talk Episode 19: Heading Toward Noms, Bullock vs. Streep, Avatar vs. Hurt Locker

    Kris Tapley and I took a week off while I decamped to the Sundance Film Festival. As we head toward the DGA Awards Saturday and Oscar nominations Tuesday morning, we forecast sure things and possible surprises, debate strengths and weaknesses of Golden Globes winner Avatar, SAG ensemble-winner Inglo...

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    Writer Updates: Cameron, Kalogridis, Tarantino, Boal

    One reason why James Cameron went out of his way to mention that he might make The Dive backstage at the Golden Globes: he was thanking screenwriter Laeta Kalogridis (Alexander) for all the writing she has done for him, not only on Avatar, but on Battle Angel and The Dive.

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    Globes Weekend Party Circuit: Film Independent, BAFTA Brunches

    My Golden Globe weekend began Saturday morning with an Independent Spirits brunch at Boa Steakhouse on Sunset celebrating the nominees. At the beginning, Laura Dern, Mike White and Derek Luke recounted tales of attending their first Indie Spirit awards; Luke actually bused tables at a Spirit show se...

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    Golden Globe Winner Bridges Heads for Oscar Win

    At the Golden Globes, two winners, Sandra Bullock and Jeff Bridges, admitted that they had originally passed on the roles that wound up winning them awards. In Bridge's case, he didn't think that Crazy Heart could top his other film about musicians, The Fabulous Baker Boys. He liked Scott Cooper's s...

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    Golden Globes: Sci-Fi Avatar Wins Director and Drama

    Golden Globes winner James Cameron is pleased that the success of Avatar will broaden the scope of future 3-D. "One thing Avatar could do because of its success is give permission to other filmmakers to think of 3-D as something that isn't relegated to kids movies and animation," he said backstage....

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    "Avatar" the Big Winner at 67th Golden Globes; James Cameron Best Director

    "Avatar" won Best Picture - Drama while James Cameron took Best Director for the 3-D feature tonight at the 67th Golden Globes in Los Angeles. "The Hangover" received Best Picture - Comedy or Musical, while Jeff Bridges won Best Actor - Drama for "Crazy Heart." Sandra Bullock took the Best Actress Drama prize for "The Blind Side" and Merryl Streep received Best Actress in a Comedy or Musical for "Julie & Julia." Mo'Nique took Best Supporting Actress for her role in "Precious" and Michael Haneke's "White Ribbon" won Best Foreign Language film. "The Hangover." Jason Reitman and Sheldon Turner, meanwhile, won Best Screenplay for "Up in the Air."...

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    Analysis: Predictable Golden Globes Honor "Avatar"

    James Cameron's "Avatar" prevailed over a generally conservative and populist batch of winners at the 67th Golden Globe Awards - winning awards for both best picture drama and best director. Smaller films like "The Hurt Locker" and even "Up In The Air" (which did manage a screenplay honor) were mos...

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    Upsets At the Globes: Reitman, Cameron Beat Tarantino, Bigelow

    There were some close races at the Golden Globes, including best screenplay and best director. When Jason Reitman accepted the screenplay prize for Up in the Air, (shared with Sheldon Turner) he said that he thought Quentin Tarantino would be accepting, not him. And when James Cameron accepted the...

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    Globe Winner Streep Says Hollywood Is Improving for Women

    Backstage at the Globes, after winning best actress for Julie & Julia, Meryl Streep said that Hollywood is improving for women. "Sandra Bullock is 45," she said. "The perception is better for her than it was for me at her age." She thanked the Globes for continuing to like her work after 30 years. "...

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    Golden Globes: McCartney Loses to The Weary Kind

    Up also won the Golden Globe for best original score. And "The Weary Kind" from Crazy Heart won best song. Paul McCartney might have had a better shot if he had written a song for a better movie than Everybody's Fine.

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