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Final Oscar Talk: Winners, Losers, MacFarlane, Music, Predictions, Red Carpet, Parties

Kris Tapley and I do our final Oscar Talk of the season on Sunday night's winners and losers and how we fared in our predictions. Let's just say I was in a good mood this morning.
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • February 25, 2013 9:44 PM
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Oscars 2013 Red Carpet VIDEO: Winners Affleck, Lawrence, Day-Lewis, Hathaway and Hollywood Royalty; Plus Candid Photos and Winner Reactions Back Stage

Check out the Oscar winners' reactions from backstage, plus candid red carpet photos and video below:
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  • February 25, 2013 4:47 PM
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Casting Watch: Marion Cotillard to Spend 'Deux Jours, Une Nuit' with the Dardenne Brothers

Marion Cotillard is set to star in the Dardenne brothers' "Deux Jours, Une Nuit" ("Two Days, One Night"), scheduled to begin production in Belgium this summer. Cotillard will play a woman tasked with convincing her colleagues over the course of one weekend to give up their bonuses so that she can keep her job.
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • February 25, 2013 1:37 PM
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Oscar Analysis: Why 'Argo' Beat 'Lincoln' and More on Oscar's Winners and Losers

A month ago, Steven Spielberg's "Lincoln," the highest-grossing film of the Oscar nominees ($178 million and counting) with the most nominations (12), was the frontrunner in the Oscar race. But dynamics can change. When Ben Affleck did not earn an Oscar nomination for directing "Argo," he became the underdog and that turned the tide.
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • February 25, 2013 1:30 PM
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Trailer Watch: Jane Campion's Gorgeous, Twisty Mystery Series 'Top of the Lake,' Starring Elisabeth Moss

Check out the U.K. trailer for Jane Campion's brilliantly unsettling mystery mini-series "Top of the Lake," premiering March 18 on the Sundance Channel. Elisabeth Moss ("Mad Men") toplines as a tough young Kiwi detective investigating the disappearance of a local pregnant pre-teen in backwoods New Zealand.
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • February 25, 2013 1:09 PM
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Mondo Announces New 'Game of Thrones' Poster Series and Gallery Event to Coincide with SXSW

The Alamo Drafthouse's boutique collectible artwork division Mondo has announced a "Game of Thrones" poster series and gallery event to coincide with the SXSW Film Festival (March 8-17) in Austin.
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • February 25, 2013 12:40 PM
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2013 Oscar Highlights: Dancing and Tripping Stars, Eloquent Acceptance Speeches and More; Show Scores 40.3 Million Viewers UPDATED

The 2013 Oscars held many noteworthy moments, including the race's sixth tie in history, and the six major category wins all going to different films. It also saw plenty of song belting, some charmingly old-school dance numbers and moving speeches from award recipients. Below, video highlights from the night, updated ratings info and more.
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • February 25, 2013 12:06 PM
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'Girls' Recap 7: In 'Video Games,' Ben Mendelsohn Guest Stars as Jessa's Flaky Father

In Season One’s “The Return,” we see Hannah and her parents in their natural Horvath habitat, Michigan. In Season Two’s “It’s About Time,” we’re offered a brief glimpse of Jersey girl incognito Marnie’s passive-aggressive relationship with her mother. In this week’s episode, “Video Games,” we’re introduced to Jessa’s father (Ben Mendelsohn) and gain some insight into his character, and the characteristics he’s transferred to his daughter.
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • February 24, 2013 9:30 PM
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The Unsung Hero Behind 'Argo' and 'Zero Dark Thirty' Has Two Chances to Win Oscar Night

When William Goldenberg came to talk to Sneak Previews about editing Ben Affleck's "Argo" back in October, he was still in the throes of finishing Kathryn Bigelow's "Zero Dark Thirty," on a tight deadline to deliver a final cut in November. Sunday night Goldenberg is up for not just one but two Oscars, for two very different Middle East movies, and is favored to win for best picture frontrunner "Argo."
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • February 24, 2013 6:06 PM
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Final Oscar Predictions 2013

You'd think that Steven Spielberg's "Lincoln," the highest-grossing film of the Oscar nominees ($174 million and counting) with the most nominations (12), would be steady as they go. (Best Picture nominees Ang Lee's "Life of Pi" scored eleven, "Les Miserables" eight, "Argo" seven, and "Zero Dark Thirty" five.) Yet Ben Affleck's "Argo," fueled by sympathy for the popular actor-director's "snub" by the Oscar directors' branch, is sxurging past the one-time best picture frontrunner. The directors branch, packed with foreign auteurs, is known for making idiosyncratic choices, but rarely have the DGA and Academy lists been so different. (Also left off the Oscar directors list: Tom Hooper and Kathryn Bigelow.) With final voting under way, "Argo" leads "Lincoln." But it's Spielberg vs. Ang Lee in the director race.
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • February 24, 2013 4:26 PM
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