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American Film Institute Announces 2013 AFI Awards Dates

For the 14th time, the AFI Awards will honor the creative teams behind the 10 most outstanding films and 10 most outstanding television programs of the year. Honorees will be announced on December 9, with a private luncheon to follow on January 10, 2014, where awards will be given.
  • By Ryan Lattanzio
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  • September 17, 2013 8:00 AM
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Pedro Almodovar to Receive World Cinema Achievement Honor at European Film Awards

The European Film Academy will honor 63-year-old Spanish auteur Pedro Almodóvar with the European Achievement in World Cinema award at the upcoming 26th annual European Film Awards ceremony, to be held on December 7 in Berlin, Germany.
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • September 16, 2013 2:39 PM
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France and Taiwan Select Foreign-Language Oscar Entries 'Renoir' and 'Soul'

More news on the Foreign-Language Oscar entry front. France has selected "Renoir," directed by Gilles Bourdos, for the race, while Taiwan has nominated psychological horror-thriller "Soul," helmed by Chung Mung-hong.
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • September 16, 2013 11:33 AM
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Telluride and Toronto Winners and Losers: Who Came Out Ahead?

The fall film festivals are a crucible that send winners out into the award fracas and losers to lick their wounds.
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • September 16, 2013 6:19 AM
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Best of the Week: Buyers Hit Fall Fests, Gandolfini's Farewell Performance, TIFF Reviews and Interviews, and More

The top stories of the week from TOH!
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  • September 14, 2013 10:13 AM
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'Wadjda' Selected as Saudi Arabia's Foreign-Language Oscar Entry (TRAILER)

"Wadjda," which hits theaters stateside today, has been selected as Saudi Arabia's official entry for the Foreign-Language Oscar. Directed by Haifaa Al Mansour, the film is both the first to be made inside the Kindgom of Saudi Arabia, and the first to be made by a woman filmmaker.
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • September 13, 2013 11:43 AM
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'Borgman' Selected as Netherlands' Foreign-Language Oscar Entry (TRAILER)

"Borgman," directed by Alex van Warmerdam, has been selected as the Netherlands' official entry for the Foreign-Language Oscar race. Drafthouse Films acquired the rights to the domestic thriller out of Cannes, and is planning a 2014 stateside release. Watch the trailer below.
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • September 13, 2013 11:22 AM
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Harvey Weinstein Cuts a Swath Through the Fall Fests, from 'August: Osage County' to Pick-Ups

The Weinstein Co. was on the move on the fall festival circuit. They unveiled hyped documentary "Salinger" to mixed response and Stephen Frears' Judi Dench vehicle "Philomena" to raves in Venice, Telluride and Toronto. They world-premiered at TIFF not only sprawling dysfunctional family drama "August: Osage County," which will factor in the Oscar race for Meryl Streep, Julia Roberts and possibly even supporting stars Margo Martindale and Chris Cooper, but "Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom," starring Idris Elba as the South African leader, which failed to achieve take-off, the well-received "One Chance," based on the true story of a Welsh coal miner who goes on Britain's Got Talent and turns world class opera singer, and Maverick Series doc "12.12.12."
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • September 12, 2013 3:13 PM
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Paula Wagner Set to Produce the Academy's 5th Annual Governors Awards

The reign of women at the Academy continues. Academy president Cheryl Boone Isaacs had previously produced the Governors Awards, and now she's selected film, TV and stage producer Paula Wagner (best known for her work on the first three "Mission Impossible" films and other Tom Cruise titles "Vanilla Sky" and "The Last Samurai") to run the 5th annual awards ceremony.
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • September 12, 2013 1:53 PM
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Women Are Running the Academy and the Oscars

Women are running the show at the venerable Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences, from the CEO to the president to next year's Oscar host, Ellen DeGeneres.
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • September 9, 2013 2:16 PM
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