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Academy Reveals Key Dates for the Oscars

It's back to business as usual at the Oscars. The last awards season, which ended on March 2, was elongated by the Winter Olympics. This time the timetable for the 87th Academy Awards is determined by the already announced Oscar show date of February 22.
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • April 17, 2014 1:48 PM
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Pulitzer Prize Winners Unveiled

The film world has its fingerprints all over this year's Pulitzer Prize winners, announced this morning.
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • April 14, 2014 3:57 PM
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Jameson Empire Award Voters Favor British Home Team

Movie fans from the UK and other countries vote for the annual Jameson Empire Awards, which honor blockbusters, indies and British films alike. This year they went overboard for the home team.
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • March 30, 2014 4:28 PM
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Errol Morris Stands Up for Unapologetic Donald Rumsfeld Doc 'The Unknown Known'

Errol Morris talks back on his new documentary on Donald Rumsfeld "The Unknown Known," which arrives in theaters April 4.
  • By John Anderson
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  • March 26, 2014 11:53 AM
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Martin Scorsese and More to Honor Rob Reiner at Film Society of Lincoln Center's Upcoming Gala

The Film Society of Lincoln Center has unveiled its initial list of presenters set for the upcoming 41st Chaplin Award Gala honoring Rob Reiner, on April 28.
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • March 24, 2014 12:53 PM
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Rithy Panh Talks Oscar-Nominated 'The Missing Picture' (CLIP)

Cambodian filmmaker Rithy Panh devoted his life and career to the documentation and investigation of the Khmer Rouge -- not just the mass killings themselves but also the ideological fervor that made them possible. All of Panh’s films are personal, but "The Missing Picture," which was nominated for the Best Foreign-Language Oscar and arrives in select theaters March 19 and plays Idaho's Treefort Film Festival this weekend, is also autobiographical.
  • By Sheerly Avni
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  • March 19, 2014 1:54 PM
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BAFTA Selects Date for 2015 Film Awards

BAFTA has revealed the date for its 2015 film awards: February 8. As per usual, the show will take place at London's Royal Opera House, broadcast by the BBC in the UK.
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • March 14, 2014 11:21 AM
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SXSW Fest Wrap & Competition Award Winners

The SXSW juries parceled out their awards in Austin on Tuesday night.
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • March 11, 2014 11:57 PM
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Key Dates and Deadlines for the 2015 SAG Awards

Just as one award season wraps up, planning for the next one gets underway. SAG has announced the key dates leading up to and including the 2015 Screen Actors Guild Awards. Check it all out, below.
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • March 11, 2014 2:31 PM
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Ridley Sets Record Straight on McQueen '12 Years' Rift, Talks 'Jimi: All Is By My Side'

On location in Texas, John Ridley sets the record straight on the rift with '12 Years a Slave' director Steve McQueen. And digs into directing his second feature film, 'Jimi: All is By My Side.'
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • March 8, 2014 3:19 PM
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