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Oscar Talk Season Five Episode One: 'Lee Daniels' The Butler'

On this week's Oscar Talk Podcast, the first of our fifth season, In Contention's Kris Tapley and I round up the movies that have already screened, from Sundance hits "Fruitvale Station," "Ain't Them Bodies Saints" and "Before Midnight" to the Cannes titles ("All is Lost," "Blue is the Warmest Color," "The Immigrants," "Nebraska," "The Past") that are likely to show up at Venice, Telluride, Toronto or New York.
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • August 16, 2013 11:59 AM
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Hungary Announces Karlovy Vary Winner 'The Notebook' as 2014 Foreign Oscar Entry (TRAILER)

Hungary has chosen "Le Grand Cahier" ("The Notebook"), winner of top prizes at Karlovy Vary earlier this year, as its official entry for the 2014 Foreign-Language Oscar category. Watch the compelling trailer below.
  • By Ryan Lattanzio
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  • August 7, 2013 1:48 PM
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BAFTA LA's Britannia Awards to Honor Kathryn Bigelow and Ben Kingsley

BAFTA Los Angeles has announced it will honor Kathryn Bigelow and Ben Kingsley, both of whom have won Oscars and BAFTAs, at the 2013 Britannia Awards, to be held in the Beverly Hilton Hotel on November 9.
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • August 5, 2013 12:38 PM
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Oscar Producer Meron Tells Ellen DeGeneres Host Story on Twitter

  • By Anne Thompson
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  • August 5, 2013 5:10 AM
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Inside the TCA Awards 2013: 'Breaking Bad' and Louis C.K. Accept "shitty piece of plastic"

At this year's Television Critics Association Awards, AMC's "Breaking Bad" and Louis C.K. of FX's "Louie" once again proved to be the favorites, but newcomers such as Tatiana Maslany of "Orphan Black" received prizes as well.
  • By Ryan Lattanzio
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  • August 4, 2013 4:15 PM
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Best of the Week: Oscars Heating Up, TV Is the New Cinema, Paramount's Digital Future and More

The top stories of the week from TOH!
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  • August 2, 2013 12:42 PM
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Ellen DeGeneres Returns to Host the Oscars (CLIP)

Women are running the Academy right now, from CEO Dawn Hudson to newly elected Academy President Cheryl Boone Isaacs, AMPAS' first African-American president. And TV icon Ellen DeGeneres will host the Oscars a second time, returning producers Craig Zadan and Neil Meron announced this morning on Twitter.
  • By Anne Thompson and Beth Hanna
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  • August 2, 2013 11:22 AM
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Ben Stiller's 'The Secret Life of Walter Mitty' Joins Oscar Race as NYFF Centerpiece Gala (TRAILER)

As soon as I saw the impressive footage from "The Secret Life of Walter Mitty" at CinemaCon, I knew Ben Stiller's ambitious cinematic retelling of the classic James Thurber short story was a potential Oscar Contender. And the New York Film Festival likes it enough to accord it the prestige Centerpiece Gala for a World Premiere on Saturday, October 5 at the 51st NYFF (September 27 – October 13). Opening night is "Captain Phillips." Closing night will be a high-profile fall title that that has not been announced for Venice or Toronto, such as Cannes hit "All is Lost," which I hear could earn Robert Redford an Oscar nomination for his virtually silent performance. Will David O. Russell's "American Hustle" be finished in time? "Foxcatcher"? "The Wolf of Wall Street"?
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • August 1, 2013 1:35 PM
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23rd Annual Gotham Awards Set for December 2; New Competitive Actor and Actress Categories Announced

The 23rd Annual Gotham Film Awards will take place on Monday, December 2, at Cipriani Wall Street in New York City. For the first time, the Gothams will present newly added competitive categories for Best Actress and Actor.
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • July 31, 2013 1:40 PM
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Oscar-Bound Cate Blanchett Talks Woody Allen's 'Blue Jasmine' (EXCLUSIVE VIDEO)

The Best Actress Oscar is Cate Blanchett's to lose. As she says in our flip cam interview below, many movies with strong female performances will come before the end of the year, but right now her role in Woody Allen's "Blue Jasmine" towers over the rest so far, amid a summer season suffering from a lack of women's roles. You just have to keep looking, she says, citing the likes of Helen Mirren, Judi Dench, Michelle Williams and Meryl Streep as actresses with enviable careers.
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • July 25, 2013 6:47 PM
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