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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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Film Independent's Directors Close-Up Series To Feature Affleck, Russell, Loktev, Zeitlin, Fleischer, Sachs and Soloway

Film Independent's 12th edition of their Directors Close-Up series will feature Ben Affleck ("Argo"), David O. Russell ("Silver Linings Playbook") and Benh Zeitlin ("Beasts of the Southern Wild"), director Ruben Fleischer ("Gangster Squad"), and writer/directors Ira Sachs ("Keep the Lights On"), Julia Loktev ("The Loneliest Planet")...
  • By Sophia Savage
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  • January 15, 2013 4:35 PM
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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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