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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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BAFTA LA to Honor Sacha Baron Cohen with Comedy Award at 2013 Britannias

BAFTA Los Angeles has announced that it will honor Sacha Baron Cohen at the 2013 Britannia Awards, to be presented on November 9 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel. Baron Cohen will receive the Charlie Chaplin Britannia Award for Excellence in Comedy.
  • By Ryan Lattanzio
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  • September 9, 2013 1:14 PM
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Best of the Week: Telluride Wraps with 'Salinger' Doc and Tributes, TIFF Kicks Off with Assange Biopic and More

The top stories of the week from TOH!
  • By TOH!
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  • September 8, 2013 7:35 AM
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New Zealand Selects 'White Lies' as Foreign-Language Oscar Submission (TRAILER)

"White Lies," the Maori language feature film written and directed by Dana Rotberg, has been submitted by New Zealand for the Foreign Language Oscar at the 86th Academy Awards.
  • By Ryan Lattanzio
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  • September 7, 2013 2:21 PM
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Academy Governors Awards 2013 Go to Angelina Jolie, Angela Lansbury, Steve Martin and Piero Tosi

The 2013 Academy Governors Awards have finally been announced after a day-long delay while executives waited to notify one traveling awardee. The Board of Governors voted on the awards on Tuesday night. The Academy Governors will present on November 16 Honorary Awards to actress Angela Lansbury, writer-actor Steve Martin and Italian costume designer Piero Tosi, and the coveted Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award to a deserving Angelina Jolie.
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • September 5, 2013 4:19 PM
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Benedict Cumberbatch to Receive BAFTA LA's British Artist of the Year Award at 2013 Britannias

BAFTA Los Angeles has announced it will honor Benedict Cumberbatch at the 2013 Britannia Awards, to be presented on November 9 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel. Cumberbatch will receive the Britannia Award for British Artist of the Year.
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • September 5, 2013 2:58 PM
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Singapore Selects First-Time Feature 'Ilo Ilo' as Foreign-Language Oscar Submission (TRAILER)

Singapore has picked first-time feature filmmaker Anthony Chen's "Ilo Ilo" as its submission for the Foreign-Language Oscar. It won the Camera d'Or prize unanimously for best debut feature at Cannes in May.
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • September 3, 2013 11:27 AM
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Best of the Week: Telluride and Venice in Full Swing, Gilliam's 'Zero Theorem,' Ranking the Films of Wong Kar-Wai and More

The top stories of the week from TOH!
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  • August 31, 2013 1:35 PM
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Why George Clooney is Skipping Early Awards Circuit with 'The Monuments Men': See New Poster

While many Oscar pundits are picking up the message (or spin) that "The Monuments Men" is more commercial than awards-worthy, Clooney has decided that he wants to follow the high road taken by Martin Scorsese with "The Departed." The director was tired of the awards slog that he had gone through on "Gangs of New York" and "The Aviator" and decided to sit that one out. The movie won four Oscars including picture and director. Clooney should be so lucky.
  • By Anne Thompson and Beth Hanna
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  • August 27, 2013 2:02 PM
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'Two Lives,' Starring Liv Ullmann, Selected as Germany's Foreign-Language Oscar Submission (TRAILER)

Georg Mattas' "Two Lives" has been selected as Germany's official Foreign-Language submission for the 86th Academy Awards. The film stars Juliane Kohler and Liv Ullmann as a daughter and mother confronting their dark pasts when the Berlin Wall goes down.
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • August 27, 2013 1:19 PM
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