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Screen Talk: Telluride and the Oscars, from 'Birdman' to 'The Imitation Game'

On this week's Screen Talk, Indiewire critic Eric Kohn and I debate new movies "Wild," "Imitation Game" and "Birdman"--and which ones will have an impact on this year's Oscar race.
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • September 1, 2014 11:38 AM
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Best of the Week: Telluride, How Hollywood Lost Its Mojo, 15 Must-See Neo-Noirs & More

The top stories of the week from TOH!
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  • August 30, 2014 3:04 PM
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'Wild' Screens For the First Time on Telluride Opening Day (REVIEW)

The Telluride Film Festival opened with Reese Witherspoon hiking adventure "Wild," from the director of "Dallas Buyer's Club."
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • August 29, 2014 7:57 PM
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Academy Finally Announces Honorary Oscars

The Board of Governors of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences have finally announced the results of their vote Tuesday night (August 26) for the annual honorary Governors Awards. They will be presented on November 8 at the 6th Governors Awards ceremony at Hollywood & Highland to famed French screenwriter Jean-Claude Carrière ("The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie"), Japanese animator Hayao Miyazaki ("Spirited Away"), and actress Maureen O’Hara ("The Quiet Man"). The coveted Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award will go to activist Harry Belafonte.
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • August 28, 2014 1:21 PM
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First Gurus 'O Gold Pre-Festival Top Fifteen Oscar Contenders ('GONE GIRL' TRAILER)

MovieCityNews asked the Gurus 'O Gold to ranked in no order 15 contenders for the Oscar race, pre-Telluride and Toronto. Here they are--of the top seven that everybody but one picked, in past years that list yielded the eventual Oscar winner. (That doesn't mean they will all be nominated.) So why is everyone so high on "Gone Girl," which opens wide October 3 after launching the New York Film Festival? Check out the new trailer.
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • August 26, 2014 2:37 PM
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Emmy Watch: As TV Enters the Future, Its Academy Remains Stuck in the Past

If you watched tonight's Emmys and suddenly felt as though it were 1974 rather than 2014, you're not alone. Amid profound changes in how, where, and why we watch television -- to the point that "television" increasingly feels like a misnomer -- the medium's flagship organization seemed confused as to which 'Golden Age' to celebrate.
  • By Matt Brennan
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  • August 26, 2014 12:21 AM
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Emmy Awards: Lena Dunham Wins the Red Carpet

Eventually every brunette actress in Hollywood will go blonde, and "Girls" writer-director-star Lena Dunham is no exception. The new blonde totally scored on the Emmy red carpet Monday in a girlish pink ruffled gown by designer Giambattista Valli.
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • August 25, 2014 8:24 PM
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WATCH: Live Stream Emmys Red Carpet and Backstage

Starting 3pm PST, the 66th Primetime Emmys roll out the red carpet in Downtown LA. Live stream the arrivals, and backstage interviews during the show, here.
  • By Ryan Lattanzio
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  • August 25, 2014 3:16 PM
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Why Weinstein Is Re-Releasing Summer Hit 'Begin Again': The Best Song Oscar (CLIPS)

The Weinstein Company, which is looking at a lean Oscar season this year--unless they add some late-breaking contenders--announced today the re-release of their summer hit "Begin Again" ($14.5 million domestic). The movie heads back to theaters nationwide starting Friday, August 29th. Written and directed by John Carney and starring Keira Knightley, Mark Ruffalo, Hailee Steinfeld, Adam Levine (making his film acting debut), scene-stealer and future talk show host James Corden and Catherine Keener, "Begin Again" looks to follow in the footsteps of "Once," which won the Best Song Oscar for “Falling Slowly” in 2007.
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • August 25, 2014 1:47 PM
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Will Emmy-Winner 'Cosmos' Be Back?

Will the force behind "Cosmos," Emmy-winning writer/producer Ann Druyan, the widow of Carl Sagan, be able to bring back her reimagined television show? She needs to convince both Fox and host Neil deGrasse Tyson.
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • August 22, 2014 5:23 PM
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