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Oscar Red Carpet: Early "Avatar" Bits

From the red carpet now:
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  • March 7, 2010 11:52 AM
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Oscar Red Carpet: The Docs Are In

The cast and crew of HBO's The Last Truck: Closing of a GM Plant, nominated for best doc short make their way along the carpet. "We'll make them pay!" says, Kate Geiger.
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • March 7, 2010 11:44 AM
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Oscar Red Carpet: Wolfgang, Price Waterhouse, and the Rain!

It was pouring rain for a bit on the red carpet; The tarps held up but there were gaps and handlers were whipping out umbrellas. Virginia Madsen got caught and had to wait for someone to cover her. The dynamic changed.
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • March 7, 2010 11:37 AM
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Oscar Party Circuit: HBO and Weinstein Co.

Oscar Party Circuit: HBO and Weinstein Co.
The Oscar party circuit continued Saturday night with HBO's Peninsula party, presided over by documentary doyenne Sheila Nevins. (Five out of the eight doc Oscar-nominees are connected to HBO.) Rob Kenner admitted that he's never been involved with a movie that has done as much publicity as Food Inc., while Roadside Attractions co-heads Howard Cohen and Eric d'Arbeloff were crossing their fingers that Oscar predicters are right to place The Cove as the front-runner to win the doc Oscar.
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • March 7, 2010 9:09 AM
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Jodie Foster Talks Indie Spirits

Jodie Foster Talks Indie Spirits
Jodie Foster has said this before: she's more comfortable in mainstream Hollywood movies as an actress. Some folks got her her talking at the Indie Spirits, where she presented the best actress award. She reveals a bit about directing her latest indie movie starring Mel Gibson, The Beaver.
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  • March 6, 2010 10:14 AM
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Indie Spirits: Precious Sweeps, Izzard and LA Live Fizzle

Indie Spirits: Precious Sweeps, Izzard and LA Live Fizzle
Take the Independent Spirits back to the beach!
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • March 6, 2010 5:24 AM
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Final Oscar Picks: The Hurt Locker vs. Avatar

Final Oscar Picks: The Hurt Locker vs. Avatar
Here are my final picks for this year's Oscars.
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • March 6, 2010 1:38 AM
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Oscar Talk Episode 24: Final Oscar Picks

Oscar Talk Episode 24: Final Oscar Picks
Kris Tapley and I agree on many things, but as we make our final Oscar picks, we debate the last contentious categories: original screenplay, cinematography, art direction, editing and yes, best picture. We will analyze the winners on Monday.
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  • March 6, 2010 1:09 AM
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Oscar Coverage Round-Up

Oscar Coverage Round-Up
IndieWIRE's Sophia Savage culls the best of the Award coverage leading up to the Big Show Sunday night:
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  • March 5, 2010 8:39 AM
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Oscar Party Circuit: from Sunset Strip to Gabourey Sidibe

My Oscar party week started out Wednesday night with The Cove at Andaz on Sunset, where Russell Simmons held court and Ben Stiller admitted that he had seen Oscar doc front-runner The Cove three times. On Noah Baumbach's Greenberg, Stiller said it was a huge relief to follow the script, word for word. (One of the Greenberg locations was Baumbach's wife, producer-star Jennifer Jason Leigh's mother's house.) Stiller and Rhys Ifans only improvised one scene, Stiller said.
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • March 5, 2010 7:43 AM
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