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Screenwriter David Koepp Honored with Writers Guild's Career Achievement Award

The Writers Guild of America, East announces screenwriter and director David Koepp will receive the Ian McClellan Hunter Award for Career Achievement. The award, established in 1992, honors a WGA member for his or her body of work.
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • January 29, 2013 2:49 PM
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Academy and MoMA Present Annual 'Oscar's Docs' Series, Features 50 Years of Oscar-Winning Feature and Short Documentaries

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences is again teaming with MoMA to present "Oscar's Docs, 1955-2002: American Stories" from February 2-14 in New York City. This annual collaboration highlights the Oscar-winning feature and short documentaries that explore culture and politics of the U.S.
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • January 29, 2013 11:59 AM
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'Lincoln' Screenwriter Tony Kushner Honored with Writers Guild's Paul Selvin Award

"Lincoln" screenwriter Tony Kushner will receive the Writers Guild's 2013 Paul Selvin Award, in recognition of his script that "best embodies the spirit of the constitutional and civil rights and liberties, which are indispensable to the survival of free writers everywhere."
  • By Sophia Savage
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  • January 28, 2013 4:20 PM
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Norah Jones to Perform Nominated Song from 'Ted' at the Oscars, with Lyrics by Host Seth MacFarlane

Singer-songwriter Norah Jones will perform "Everybody Needs a Best Friend" from the comedy "Ted" at the Oscars on February 24. The song is nominated for Best Original Song, and features lyrics by host Seth MacFarlane, who wrote, directed and voice-acted in "Ted."
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • January 28, 2013 12:40 PM
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SAG Awards: With Critics Choice, Globes, PGA and SAG Wins, 'Argo' Now Challenges 'Lincoln' (VIDEO)

Ben Affleck accepted the Modern Master Award at the Santa Barbara International Film Festival Friday night, and at the after party, grilled me about where "Argo" stood in the Oscar race. A lot of people thought the movie might win the Producers Guild's top award Saturday, and so it did. But few expected it to also win the SAG Ensemble Award--that was supposed to be a win for "Lincoln" or Harvey Weinstein's "Silver Linings Playbook."
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • January 27, 2013 11:24 PM
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PGA Awards: 'Argo' Wins Big, Plus 'Sugarman,' 'Homeland,' 'Modern Family'; Tributes to Weinsteins, Abrams & Working Title

"Argo" is on a roll. Ben Affleck's movie won again at the Producers Guild Awards, setting the tone for the weeks leading to the Oscars as one of statistical chances. Without also receiving a Best Director Oscar nomination, four other films have won the PGA's top prize ("Driving Miss Daisy," "Apollo 13," "Moulin Rouge," and "Little Miss Sunshine").
  • By Sophia Savage
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  • January 27, 2013 3:34 AM
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Oscar Talk: 'Argo' vs. 'Lincoln,' PGA, DGA, SAG Predicts, Sundance Recap

Kris Tapley and I go toe to toe in this week's post-Sundance, pre-PGA, SAG and DGA Oscar Talk.
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • January 25, 2013 4:52 PM
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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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