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Oscar Talk: 'Les Mis' and 'Zero Dark Thirty' Are Powerful Contenders, Whither 'Django Unchained'?

On this week's Oscar Talk podcast, Kris Tapley and I review the Oscar impact of post-9/11 CIA thriller "Zero Dark Thirty," Kathryn Bigelow's follow-up to Oscar-winner "The Hurt Locker," and soaring musical "Les Miserables," Tom Hooper's follow-up to his Oscar-Winning "The King's Speech."
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • November 30, 2012 12:38 PM
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Bigelow and Boal Talk 'Zero Dark Thirty' with Nightline: Controversy, Meticulous Recreation & Chastain's Character

Check out this interview by ABC's Martha Raddatz with "Zero Dark Thirty" director Kathryn Bigelow and screenwriter Mark Boal, in which the two talk about the controversy surrounding classified information that arose before the film began shooting, meticulously recreating the house in Abbottobad, the amazing woman at the center...
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • November 27, 2012 1:18 PM
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Weekend Recap: First Looks, Reviews, The Painter Behind 'Life of Pi,' Latest Moves from Matthias Schoenaerts, Kristen Stewart, and Richard Gere

This first look at Richard Ayoade's "The Double" shows Jesse Eisenberg and Noah Taylor in period costume for this adaptation of Dostoevsky's novella about a minor government clerk who becomes aware of a doppelganger, who begins to displace him among his friends and acquaintances. Mia Wasikowska and Wallace Shawn also star.
  • By Maggie Lange
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  • November 26, 2012 6:19 AM
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Bigelow and Boal Talk 'Zero Dark Thirty' with EW -- Accurately Recreating Bin Laden's Capture & Protecting Real-Life Identities

One possible Oscar contender that has kept the media in the dark until recently is Kathryn Bigelow's "Zero Dark Thirty," which tracks the hunt for Osama bin Laden. EW sat down with Bigelow and screenwriter Mark Boal (the two also collaborated on Bigelow's Oscar-winning "The Hurt Locker"). Highlights below.
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • November 23, 2012 1:32 PM
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WATCH: New Trailer on Bigelow's 'Zero Dark Thirty'; Gandolfini Plays Panetta Against Chastain, Edgerton

Most of the films coming up in this crammed awards season have people working overtime to make sure we know about them. One film from a major studio is conspicuously silent. Those of us who cover Hollywood know very little about "Zero Dark Thirty," because Oscar-winner Kathryn Bigelow has kept mum, with only a few leaks to EW from her and screenwriter Mark Boal. UPDATE: Check out the new trailer below.
  • By Anne Thompson and Sophia Savage
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  • October 11, 2012 9:46 PM
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Bin Laden at the Movies: 'SEAL Team Six' Airing on NatGeo & Netflix Before Election; Plus Bigelow's 'Zero Dark Thirty' and Tell-All 'No Easy Day'

Sorry, Mitt, but NatGeo is airing feature film "SEAL Team 6" on November 4, two days before the election. The film is a re-creation of the events, authorized by President Obama, that lead to the killing of the terrorist leader and, as the NYT puts it, serves as "the crowning national security achievement of President Obama’s term in office."
  • By Sophia Savage
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  • October 5, 2012 2:15 PM
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Trailers from Hell: Kusama on Bigelow's 'Blue Steel' -- No Relation to 'Zoolander'

"Kathryn Bigelow Week" concludes at Trailers from Hell with director Karyn Kusama discussing urban cop drama and Jamie Lee Curtis-starrer "Blue Steel."
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  • August 11, 2012 1:28 PM
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Trailers from Hell: Karyn Kusama on Kathryn Bigelow's 'Near Dark' -- Cowgirls, Vampires and Flaming Flesh!

"Kathryn Bigelow Week" continues at Trailers from Hell, today with director Karyn Kusama introducing Bigelow's 1987 "Near Dark," a vampire Western. As Kusama puts it, "That concept had been pretty much unexplored."
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  • August 8, 2012 2:28 PM
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Trailers from Hell: 'Point Break' is First Up for Kathryn Bigelow Week

It's Kathryn Bigelow week at Trailers from Hell! First up, it's Karyn Kusama discussing the trailer for 1991's "Point Break."
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  • August 6, 2012 1:54 PM
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Teaser for Bigelow's 'Zero Dark Thirty' Lands; The Story You Think You Know

Take a look at the teaser for Kathryn Bigelow's "Zero Dark Thirty," the folllow-up to her Oscar-winning "The Hurt Locker." The film, written by "Locker" scribe Mark Boal, follows the Navy SEAL Team Six that tracks down and kills terrorist Osama bin Laden on May 2, 2011. Stars include Jessica Chastain, Chris Pratt, Kyle Chandler, Mark Strong, Jennifer Ehle, Mark Duplass, Joel Edgerton, Nash Edgerton and Ricky Sekhon (as bin Laden).
  • By Sophia Savage
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  • August 6, 2012 1:27 PM
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