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Eleven Live-Action Short Films Advance in Oscar Race

The Academy announced today that 11 live-action shorts will advance in the voting process for the 85th Oscars. A tie in nominations balloting resulted in 11 films, as opposed to 10, being shortlisted. Full list below.
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • November 29, 2012 8:36 PM
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Academy Reveals Visual Effects Shortlist of Ten, Including 'John Carter,' 'Life of Pi' and 'The Hobbit'

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has revealed the Visual Effects Branch's shortlist of ten films vying for the final five Oscar nominations in the Visual Effects category. Members of the branch are invited to view ten-minute excerpts from each of the ten films at the annual VFX bakeoff on Thursday, January 3. Following the bakeoff members will make their choices on the final five to be announced in January 10.
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • November 29, 2012 3:10 PM
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PGA Honors Music Producer Russell Simmons with 2013 Visionary Award

The Producers Guild of America announces they will honor producer Russell Simmons with the guild's 2013 Visionary Award at the PGA awards ceremony on January 26.
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • November 29, 2012 2:41 PM
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Ben Affleck is EW's Entertainer of the Year; Plus Lawrence, Hathaway, Gordon-Levitt & 'Homeland' Stars

EW's top Entertainer of the Year is "Argo" director Ben Affleck. He is joined by the likes of "Girls"'s Lena Dunham, "Silver Linings Playbook" and "Hunger Games" star Jennifer Lawrence, "The Dark Knight Rises" and "Les Miserables"'s Anne Hathaway, "TDR" and "Looper" star Joseph Gordon-Levitt...
  • By Sophia Savage
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  • November 29, 2012 12:35 PM
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Watch: Tarantino, Russell, Van Sant, Lee, Affleck & Hooper Talk Directing at THR Roundtable

Check out the new Hollywood Reporter roundtable interview with Quentin Tarantino, David O. Russell, Gus Van Sant, Ang Lee, Ben Affleck and Tom Hooper, in which the directors discuss tough onset moments, "difficult" brothers, navigating temper tantrums, early retirement plans and more. Full video and highlights below.
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • November 29, 2012 12:30 PM
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Review: Don't Mess with Granny in Finnish Oscar Entry 'Purge'

Antti J. Jokinen’s  “Purge,” Finland’s official Oscar entry, is based on the widely translated novel and play of the same title by Estonian-Finnish author Sofi Oksanen. The film alternates between two different yet interconnected stories set in rural Estonia: a young prostitute on the run from the Russian mafia in the early 1990s, and a village woman battling personal and socio-political demons during the mid-century Soviet occupation.
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • November 29, 2012 7:30 AM
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Milos Forman to Receive Directors Guild's Lifetime Achievement Award, 'One of the Greatest Filmmakers of Our Time'

Milos Forman will receive the Directors Guild of America's Lifetime Achievement Award at the 65th annual DGA Awards on February 2.
  • By Sophia Savage
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  • November 28, 2012 4:29 PM
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Immersed in Movies: Cinematographer Deakins Talks 'Skyfall'

With the record-breaking "Skyfall" (perhaps even the first billion dollar Bond) generating lots of Oscar buzz, is there any doubt that acclaimed cinematographer Roger Deakins will receive his 10th nomination? Not after turning in the most stunning-looking Bond movie in its illustrious 50-year history.
  • By Bill Desowitz
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  • November 28, 2012 2:16 PM
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Producers Guild TV Award Nominees: 'Homeland,' 'Downton Abbey,' 'Game of Thrones,' 'Breaking Bad,' 'Mad Men' & More

The Producers Guild of America announces the nominees for its Television Series/Specials and Digital Series award categories. The winners will be announced at the PGA Awards on January 26 at the Beverly Hilton...
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • November 28, 2012 1:18 PM
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Oscar Watch: Makeup and Hair Contenders

Who's in the running for the 2013 Oscar for Best Makeup and (newly added) Hairstyling? This year's films present a range of transformations, from Daniel Day-Lewis's uncanny resemblance to the 16th president in "Lincoln" and the onscreen makeup changes of berserk chameleon Denis Levant in "Holy Motors" to the endless plethora of disguises (some good, some awful) in "Cloud Atlas." How will the Academy choose just three nomination slots? Check out our round-up, which includes some admittedly wishful thinking.
  • By Anne Thompson and Beth Hanna
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  • November 28, 2012 1:04 PM
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