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Big Year Ahead for TWC's Festival Darling 'Fruitvale Station' (See New Poster)

The first poster for the Sundance Grand Jury Prize winner "Fruitvale Station" has been unveiled. TWC's indie drama has already proven to be a festival darling, as the film will screen in Cannes' Un Certain Regard sidebar, before the film hits theaters July 12.
  • By Anne Thompson and Ryan Lattanzio
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  • May 7, 2013 1:11 PM
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Academy Opens All 24 Categories to All Voting Members

The rule change dictates that prior to the final round of voting, the Academy will provide members with DVDs of the nominated films in five categories: Foreign Language Film, Documentary Feature, Documentary Short Subject, Animated Short Film, and Live Action Short Film.
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • May 4, 2013 4:16 PM
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2013 Student Academy Awards Finalists Announced

38 students from US colleges and nine from foreign universities have been selected as finalists in AMPAS' Student Academy Awards Competition. Winners will be brought to LA for industry activities and workshops in anticipation of the awards ceremony on June 8 at the Academy's Samuel Goldwyn Theater.
  • By Ryan Lattanzio
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  • May 2, 2013 12:11 PM
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2013 Tony Award Nominations: 'Kinky Boots' Leads with 13, Nods for Tom Hanks, Tony Shalhoub, Nora Ephron's 'Lucky Guy'

Nominations for the 2013 Tony Awards were announced Tuesday morning, with the musical "Kinky Boots" leading with 13 as well as a best actor nod for Tom Hanks in Nora Ephron's "Lucky Guy."
  • By Ryan Lattanzio
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  • April 30, 2013 11:48 AM
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'The Attack' Takes Three Prizes at 17th Annual COL-COA French Film Festival

On Monday Night, City of Lights, City of Angels -- the annual French film festival in Hollywood -- concluded by awarding Lebanese director Ziad Doueiri's Tel Aviv-set thriller "The Attack" with three top prizes including the Audience Award and the Special Critics' Prize.
  • By Ryan Lattanzio
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  • April 23, 2013 11:30 AM
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WATCH STREISAND CLIPS, as the Star Accepts the Film Society at Lincoln Center's Chaplin Award

Monday night, the Film Society at Lincoln Center in NY pays homage to Barbra Streisand for their 40th annual Chaplin Award Gala, which follows her recent performance of "The Way We Were" during the In Memoriam segment on the Academy Awards telecast.
  • By Ryan Lattanzio
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  • April 22, 2013 3:56 PM
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Hollywood Foreign Press Association Unveils Timetable for 2014 Golden Globe Awards

The Hollywood Foreign Press Association reveals its timetable for the 71st Annual Golden Globe Awards, scheduled to air on NBC Sunday, January 12, 2014. The telecast will be produced, per usual, by Dick Clark Productions.
  • By Ryan Lattanzio
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  • April 18, 2013 3:44 PM
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After High-Rated Oscars, Academy Brings Back Zadan and Meron to Produce Next Year's Show

Truth is, producing and hosting the Oscars is a thankless task. Alec Baldwin says it's a miracle they can get anyone to do the "flabby, tired show." Sure, occasionally someone can pull it out, but most of the time the media just piles on the Oscars. As they did last year with host Seth MacFarlane--who will never host again-- and the musical Oscar show produced by Craig Zadan and Neil Meron.
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • April 16, 2013 11:24 PM
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Video Highlights of the MTV Movie Awards: Aubrey Plaza Stage Crashes, Bradley Cooper's Smooching Skills, Trailblazer Emma Watson and More

You can count on the MTV Movie Awards to be noisy, lively, silly and awkward, and Sunday night was no exception. Check out the full list of winners and highlights below, including Aubrey Plaza stage-crashing Will Ferrell, Seth Rogen and Zac Efron going pantless to present the Best Shirtless Performance, Emma Watson being adorably flustered by her win as MTV Trailblazer, and more.
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • April 15, 2013 1:32 PM
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President Obama, Lena Dunham, Tom Hanks All Nab 2013 Webby Nominations

The nominees for the 17th annual Webby Awards have been unveiled, and this year include President Barack Obama, Lena Dunham, Justin Bieber, Tom Hanks and Yahoo's "Burning Love" among the nominated pop-culture and internet superstars.
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • April 9, 2013 1:57 PM
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