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Cesar Nominations Announced, 'Camille Redouble' Leads with 13, 'Amour' Gets 10, 'Argo' Nabs Foreign-Language Nod

Nominations for the Cesar Awards, France's equivalent to the Oscar, have been announced. Noemie Lvovsky's "Camille Redouble" scored 13 nominations, while Michael Haneke's "Amour" received 10. Leos Carax's "Holy Motors," Benoit Jacquot's "Farewell, My Queen," and Jacques Audiard's "Rust & Bone" also scored Best Picture nods.
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • January 25, 2013 2:00 PM
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Leonard Maltin to Host 3-D Creative Arts Awards, Ang Lee Honored with Creative Achievement Award for 'Life of Pi'

Renowned critic, author and film historian Leonard Maltin will host the International 3-D Society's fourth annual 3-D Creative Arts Awards on February 6.
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • January 25, 2013 12:43 PM
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Adele to Perform Oscar-Nominated 'Skyfall' at Academy Awards Live for First Time Ever

As promised by Oscar producers Craig Zadan and Neil Meron, Adele is confirmed to perform "Skyfall" at the Academy Awards on February 24. This will be the first time ever the singer has performed the Oscar-nominated song live, and marks her first U.S. television performance since last year's Grammys.
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • January 23, 2013 11:26 AM
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Academy Announces Schedule for Final Round of Oscar Voting

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has announced the schedule for the final round of voting for the 2013 Oscars.
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • January 22, 2013 7:49 PM
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London Critics’ Circle Film Awards: 'Amour', Phoenix, Hathaway the big winners; Phoenix's Weird Statement

On a snowy night in the city, in a ceremony held at the Mayfair Hotel, the London Critics' Circle expressed their admiration for Michael Haneke's "Amour" by awarding it three prizes: Film of the Year, Actress of the Year for Emmanuelle Riva and Screenwriter of the Year for Haneke. The victories add a nice head of steam to "Amour"'s awards-season campaign, with Riva in particular getting a boost in the run-up to the BAFTAs and Oscars.
  • By Matt Mueller
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  • January 20, 2013 8:04 PM
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Kirby Dick Talks Oscar-Nominated 'Invisible War,' Re-releasing This Weekend in NY and LA [UPDATE]

Kirby Dick's "The Invisible War" has snagged one of the coveted five competing spots for the Academy's Best Documentary Oscar, and will be released January 18 at the Film Society at Lincoln Center and at Laemmle's Santa Monica, Pasadena and Claremont theaters January 19...
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • January 18, 2013 2:07 PM
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AMPAS Calls for Entries to the 2013 Student Academy Awards Competition

The Academy is now accepting entries for the 40th edition of the Student Academy Awards competition, which will hand out Gold, Silver and Bronze medals at a presentation on June 8.
  • By Sophia Savage
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  • January 17, 2013 4:24 PM
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Costume Designer Guild Awards Nominates Same Films As Academy, Including 'Anna Karenina' and 'Les Mis'

Nominations for the 15th annual Costume Designer Guild awards have been announced, with all five of the Oscar-nominated films for Best Costume Design also receiving CDG nods: "Anna Karenina," "Les Miserables," "Lincoln," "Mirror Mirror" and "Snow White and the Huntsman." Full list of nominees across seven categories below.
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • January 17, 2013 1:55 PM
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Fox Searchlight to Rerelease 'Beasts of the Southern Wild' in Wake of Four Oscar Nominations

Fox Searchlight Pictures will re-release Benh Zeitlin’s "Beasts of the Southern Wild," which last week was nominated for four Oscars including picture, director, adapted screenplay and the youngest best actress nominee ever, Quvezhane Wallis. The film will play in select cities on January 18, a year after the movie debuted at Sundance and took home the grand jury prize and excellence in cinematography award.
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • January 16, 2013 7:58 PM
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Watch All the Short Films Competing for an Oscar in Theaters February 1

ShortsHD and Magnolia Pictures will release all of the Oscar nominated shorts in over 260 theaters across the U.S., Canada and Europe on February 1. This will be the eighth year the Academy's selection of short films hit theaters.
  • By Beth Hanna and Sophia Savage
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  • January 16, 2013 2:18 PM
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