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Oscar Talk: 'Cloud Atlas,' "Argo,' 'The Master,' 'Lincoln' Momentum, Screenwriting: 'Looper' vs. 'Avengers,' Doc Race Changes

On this week's Oscar Talk, Kris Tapley and I dig into the screenwriting race. As usual, adapted is super-competitive. Does "Looper" have a chance in the always weak original category?
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • October 26, 2012 12:19 PM
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Alan Cumming Returns to Host BAFTA's 2012 Britannia Awards

BAFTA Los Angeles announces Alan Cumming will return for the fourth time to host the 2012 Britannia Awards on November 7 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel. Among the gala event's presenters are Steven Spielberg, Harrison Ford and Josh Gad...
  • By Sophia Savage
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  • October 25, 2012 2:58 PM
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'Stand Up Guys' with Pacino, Walken, Arkin: Review, Trailer, Awards Run (VIDEO)

Grabbing the boomer audience is like shooting fish in a barrel. They're starved for movies about them. So actor-director Fisher Stevens assembled three veterans at the top of their game--Al Pacino, Christopher Walken and Alan Arkin--and let them run with the ball.
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • October 24, 2012 4:14 PM
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Cinema Eye Honors Nominees Announced November 2 at AFI Fest

Nominations for the 6th annual Cinema Eye Honors will be announced November 2 at an AFI Fest reception at the Roosevelt Hotel. Honoring nonfiction filmmaking, the Cinema Eye Honors will announce ten feature film nominees as well as Outstanding Short Film.
  • By Sophia Savage
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  • October 23, 2012 3:30 PM
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Temple's 'London - The Modern Babylon' Among Documentary Nominees for European Film Awards

The European Film Academy announced nominations in the documentary category for the 25th European Film Awards. The nominations come from a committee that includes Brit producer Nik Powell, deputy chairman of the EFA board, EFA Members Francine Brücher (Switzerland) and Despina Mouzaki (Greece), and the documentary experts Claas Danielsen (Germany), Ally Derks (the Netherlands), and Jacques Laurent (Belgium).
  • By Maggie Lange
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  • October 23, 2012 12:53 PM
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Academy Sets November 1 Deadline for Animated Feature Entries

The deadline is looming for animated feature entries for the Academy Awards. For an animated feature to qualify for the 85th Academy Awards, filmmakers must submit their entries with supporting materials by 5 p.m. PT on Thursday, November 1.
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • October 22, 2012 7:18 PM
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Watch Clip: Zemeckis’ Harrowing Plane Crash in 'Flight,' Starring Washington

Check out this tour-de-force clip from the beginning of Bob Zemeckis's return to live-action, "Flight" (Nov. 2). The Paramount movie, which closed the New York Film Festival, showcases Denzel Washington at his best as an alcoholic captain who miraculously saves a diving plane and most of the passengers on board.
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • October 22, 2012 1:49 PM
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SAG Deadline for Nominations Consideration Quickly Approaches -- October 25

The deadline for submissions to be considered for nominations for the 19th Screen Actors' Guild Awards is October 25.
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • October 22, 2012 1:33 PM
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Does Elle Fanning Have an Oscar Shot for Sally Potter's 'Ginger and Rosa'?

One of my favorite films on the fall fest circuit was "Ginger and Rosa," Sally Potter's 1962 London Bohemian family drama focused on two teen girls (Elle Fanning and Alice Englert, daughter of Jane Campion) coming of age under the threat of nuclear disaster. New distributor A24, led by ex-Oscilloscope exec David Fenkel, is qualifying the film for awards consideration for its remarkable performance from Fanning. She rocked in J.J. Abrams' "Super 8," and does extraordinary things here.
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • October 20, 2012 4:25 PM
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Oscar Talk: Spielberg's 'Lincoln' is Major Contender, Led by Day-Lewis; Supporting Actress Race, Has Phoenix Dive-Bombed His Chances?

On this week's Oscar Talk, Kris Tapley and I weigh in on Steven Spielberg's 'Lincoln." The movie is restrained, and beautiful, and deeply moving, and Daniel Day-Lewis carries the day as America's 16th president pushing thorugh the 13th amendment to ban slavery. Picture, director, adapted screenplay, cinematography, art direction, costumes, score, actor, supporting actress and actor--Sally Field and Tommy Lee Jones will also factor--you name it.
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • October 19, 2012 12:10 PM
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