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Jean Dujardin in "The Artist"
BEST PICTURE (alphabetical) "The Artist" "The Descendants" "The Help" "Hugo" "Midnight in Paris" "Moneyball" "The Tree of Life" "War Horse"
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • January 23, 2012 8:31 PM
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Feast Your Eyes: The Academy Launches Digital Exhibition of 84 Iconic Films

As a teaser before the 84th Academy Award nominations announcement (Tuesday, January 24), the Academy has launched a digital exhibition with images from 84 iconic films. (The Oscars 2012 trailer, another albeit rather unsatisfactory teaser, is posted below.)
  • By Maggie Lange
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  • January 23, 2012 2:10 PM
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Inside the Producers Guild Awards with Spielberg and Jolie: 'The Artist' Wins Again

Stop the presses. "The Artist" has won the PGA's top prize for best theatrical motion picture. It will be hard to stop this train. Steven Spielberg, George Clooney, Viola Davis, and Melissa McCarthy were on hand for the 2012 Producers Guild Awards at the Beverly Hilton.
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • January 22, 2012 2:12 PM
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Oscar Talk: 'Artist' vs. 'Descendants,' post-Globes, Guilds

In this week's Oscar Talk, Kris Tapley and I debate "The Artists" vs. "The Descendants," post their Golden Globes wins. We reminisce about our party trawling last weekend. What will possible surprises be Tuesday morning? Kris has gone to Park City for his first Sundance; he'll be back for the nominations, while I'll still be in Utah. We will do a post-nominations podcast.
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • January 20, 2012 12:00 PM
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Immersed in Movies: Soaking Up the Tweedy Atmospherics of 'Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy'

The BAFTA-nominated "Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy" is all about atmosphere. Not only in conveying the lies, betrayal, and silences of the Cold War spy game back in the '70s, but also in the look of gritty, rain-sodden, strip-lighted London of the period.
  • By Bill Desowitz
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  • January 20, 2012 11:25 AM
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London Critics Circle Give 'The Artist' and 'A Separation' Three Film Awards Each UPDATED

Jean Dujardin in "The Artist"
"The Artist" and "A Separation" were the big winners at the London Critics Circle Film Awards, with the former sweeping Best Film, Best Actor for Jean Dujardin and Best Director for Michel Hazanavicius while the latter walked off with Best Supporting Actress for Sareh Bayat (triumphing over Vanessa Redgrave for "Coriolanus" and Jessica Chastain for "The Help"), Foreign Language Film and Screenwriter of the Year for filmmaker Asghar Farhadi.
  • By Matt Mueller
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  • January 19, 2012 10:39 PM
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Two Texas Distributors Go Indie with Foreign Oscar Fare

Two lesser known niche Texas-based distributors found their films on the Oscar foreign language film short list Wednesday morning, leaving films from better known companies like Music Box, IFC, Strand and Fox behind.
  • By Tom Brueggemann
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  • January 19, 2012 6:42 PM
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Octavia Spencer: From the Golden Globes to Sundance's 'Smashed'

On Oscar night last year, L.A. resident Octavia Spencer was plopped on her living room couch, running the pool at her Oscar party, $5 a shot. Running the gauntlet of awards events, from her breakthrough award at Palm Springs and supporting actress win at the Critics Choice Movie Awards, she's trying to keep her head on straight.
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • January 19, 2012 4:15 PM
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Oscar Watch: Cinema Audio Society and Costume Designers Guild Select Nominees, Skip 'War Horse'

The Costume Designers Guild and The Cinema Audio Society (CAS) have announced their 2011 nominees.
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • January 19, 2012 12:16 PM
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Immersed in Movies: Production Designer Anne Seibel Talks 'Midnight in Paris' and Woody Allen

The great charm and allure of Woody Allen's "Midnight in Paris" is obviously being nostalgically transported back in time to the City of Lights during the glam 1920s and the even more romantic turn-of-the-century Belle Époque.
  • By Bill Desowitz
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  • January 18, 2012 4:13 PM
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