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Casting Watch: Stanley Tucci to Join Emma Watson in David Yates' 'Your Voice in My Head'

Stanley Tucci is currently in talks to star alongside "Harry Potter" star Emma Watson in the psychological drama, "Your Voice in My Head." At the moment, an almost unrecognizable Tucci can be seen in "The Hunger Games" as the flamboyant master of ceremonies.
  • By Maggie Lange
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  • March 28, 2012 12:27 PM
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Directors Guild Returns Awards Show to Hollywood & Highland, Moves Up Date

The 65th Directors Guild of America Awards return to the Grand Ballroom at Hollywood & Highland in Los Angeles on Saturday, February 2, 2013. That's near the once-named Kodak Theatre where the Academy Awards will continue to be held.
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • March 19, 2012 2:24 PM
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Kenneth Branagh to Receive San Francisco Fest's Founder's Directing Award

Kenneth Branagh, who was recently nominated for a Best Supporting Actor Oscar for his portrayal of Sir Laurence Olivier in "My Week with Marilyn" and directed Marvel's "Thor," will be honored with the San Francisco International Film Festival's Founder's Directing Award...
  • By Sophia Savage
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  • March 19, 2012 1:20 PM
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Immersed in Movies: DreamWorks Teases 'Rise of the Guardians,' 'Madagascar 3'

Well, if the surprising box office success of "The Lorax" ($132.1 million in two weeks) signaled the beginning of the Oscar race for animated feature, then DreamWorks struck back with a sneak peek on Wednesday of its likely contender, "Rise of the Guardians."
  • By Bill Desowitz
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  • March 17, 2012 8:30 AM
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2012 Student Academy Awards Entry Deadline Approaches

The deadlines to submit entries for the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences’ 2012 Student Academy Awards competition are approaching. For the Foreign Student Film category, the deadline is Friday, March 23, 2012, and the deadline for all other categories follows on Monday, April 2, 2012.
  • By Maggie Lange
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  • March 16, 2012 5:21 PM
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Deadlines Approach for Academy's 2012 Nicholl Screenwriting Competition

Proof-reading your screenplay? The deadline for the Academy's 2012 Nicholl Screenwriting Competition is approaching.
  • By Maggie Lange
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  • March 15, 2012 12:51 PM
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Director Joseph Cedar Talks Oscar-Nominated Talmudic Tale 'Footnote'; In Theaters March 16

The universe of Joseph Cedar's "Footnote," Oscar nominee for Best Foreign Language film, couldn't be more specific. It's a father-son comedy/morality tale set in the world of Israel's Talmudic academia. It doesn't sound hilarious, but it is...
  • By Sophia Savage
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  • March 15, 2012 11:30 AM
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Academy Sets Dates and Locales for 2013 Oscar Nominations and Awards

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences will announce the nominations for the 85th Academy Awards on Tuesday, January 15, 2013, about a week earlier than usual, and the Oscar telecast on ABC will take place on Sunday, February 24th.
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • March 14, 2012 1:32 PM
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Video: Actress-Turned-Nun Dolores Hart Attends the Oscars with HBO Short 'God is the Bigger Elvis'

Academy member Dolores Hart, 73, the Hollywood ingenue who kissed Elvis Presley in "Loving You" and Jim Hutton (Tim's Dad) in "Where the Boys Are," made her first appearance at the Oscars Sunday, accompanying HBO's documentary short nominee "God is the Bigger Elvis."
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • March 1, 2012 2:40 PM
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Weekend Oscar Party Trawl UPDATED SPIRITS PICS

Sunday night after the Oscars I went to the Governor's Ball, where Tony Bennett sang four songs, raw seafood was piled high on ice, and towers of chocolate flowed along with the champagne. Academy execs Dawn Hudson and Ric Robertson were relieved to have endured a long and turbulent Oscar reason...
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • February 28, 2012 7:15 PM
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