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Ten Things I Learned Over the Golden Globes Weekend

Seth MacFarlane did not look happy as he nursed a strong drink at the HBO party following the Golden Globes Sunday night. Would you? The first-time Oscar host has to follow hosts Tina Fey and Amy Poehler, who nabbed the best reviews in recent memory for their performance at the Golden Globes on NBC, which hit a six-year high in overnight ratings (averaging a 13.1 household rating/28 Nielsen share).
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • January 15, 2013 4:13 PM
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'Perks of Being a Wallflower' Joins Usual Suspects for Six USC Scripter Award Nominations

"Perks of Being a Wallflower" joins usual suspects "Argo," "Beasts of the Southern Wild," "Life of Pi," "Lincoln," and "Silver Linings Playbook" as contenders for the 25th annual USC Libraries Scripter awards. Usually five films are nominated, but this year a tie resulted in six nods.
  • By Anne Thompson and Beth Hanna
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  • January 15, 2013 11:22 AM
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Directors Guild Nominates Documentaries

True to tradition, the Directors Guild documentary nominees do not match up completely with the Oscar documentary nominations. All five are first-time DGA nominees.
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • January 14, 2013 2:01 PM
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Weekend Recap: New Film Art, 'Zero Dark Thirty' Controversy Thickens, Casting Watch, and Awards Talk

Here's our weekend recap. Two new pieces of film art were revealed this weekend. Just when you thought it was winding down, the "Zero Dark Thirty" controversy continues. Before she became a Golden Globe winner, "Girls" creator/star Lena Dunham sat down for a probing interview by Charlie Rose. Comedian Louis C.K. might join David O Russell's untitled Abscam film. The Gurus o' Gold have posted their post-nominations Academy Awards Prediction chart.
  • By Maggie Lange
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  • January 14, 2013 1:15 PM
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Watch: Jodie Foster Comes Out During Acceptance Speech ("but I already did my coming out a thousand years ago")

Jodie Foster, winner of the 2013 Golden Globe Cecil B. DeMille award, gave an impassioned and refreshingly no-bullshit acceptance speech last night, which also functioned as a coming-out-but-I've-already-come-out moment, and a possible retirement announcement. Watch below, the star-studded audience listens with rapt attention.
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • January 14, 2013 11:31 AM
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Catching Up With Foreign Language and Documentary Feature Nominees

Three categories - Foreign Language Film, Documentary Feature and Animated Feature - frequently have nominees that have received little or no U.S. theatrical play, and even sometimes no set playdate ahead. Things look better this year, but still not ideal for those who want to see all the nominees prior to the awards.
  • By Tom Brueggemann
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  • January 14, 2013 6:33 AM
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Golden Globes Winners: 'Argo,' 'Les Miserables' Take Home Top Awards

The Hollywood Foreign Press Association gave out its awards Sunday for the best in film and television in 2012. The surprise winners for best picture and director in a drama were "Argo" and Ben Affleck--the actor-director who was not nominated for the best director Oscar.
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • January 14, 2013 5:10 AM
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Golden Globes Predictions

My Golden Globes predictions are here. I will be covering the Golden Globes and parties Sunday live via Twitter @akstanwyck. I'll add the list of Globes winners eventually, as well as analysis, but check Indiewire if you need them sooner.
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • January 13, 2013 6:39 PM
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Academy Makes Last-Minute Voting Rule Change

The Academy has decide to invite Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences voters to join the voting on three categories --Documentary Feature and Animated and Live Action Shorts--that used to be picked by members who attended and signed into special Academy screenings.
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • January 13, 2013 1:24 AM
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Things I Learned at the Critics Choice Awards

What a week! Thursday morning started early at the Academy with the Oscar nominations and ended late with the Critics Choice Awards, held at a chilly hangar at the Santa Monica Airport. Some 250 broadcast and online pros vote for these awards, and they often match up with the Oscars. With a changed calendar this year, this first broadcast awards show of the Oscar season--days ahead of the Golden Globes--went live on the CW the afternoon of the Oscar nominations, so that was the hot topic of the night.
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • January 12, 2013 10:18 PM
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