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November 2010

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New Rabbit Hole poster

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Effective concept. Prismatic strips break up the emotional peaks and valleys in a dramatic spectrograph. See it full size after the cut.

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Oscar Roundtable Take One

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It’s time to begin again our occasional series of chats with smart people about the Oscar race. Some of the names might change from take to take, but the idea will remain the same: a few questions, some thoughtful answers. Participants are not given any other requirements but to share their thoughts or not. Some are bloggers, some are critics, some are journalists – all are deep thinkers. For our…

Shortlist for Best Animated Shorts

Shortlist for Best Animated Shorts

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From 33 titles, AMPAS has narrowed the list down to 10 films that will advance in the voting process for Best Animated Short. (thanks Kevin K.) ‚ÄúThe Cow Who Wanted to Be a Hamburger,‚Äù Bill Plympton, director (Bill Plympton Studio) ‚ÄúCoyote Falls,‚Äù Matthew O‚ÄôCallaghan, director and Sam Register, executive producer (Warner Bros. Animation Inc.) ‚ÄúDay & Night,‚Äù Teddy Newton, director (Pixar Animation Studios) ‚ÄúThe Gruffalo,‚Äù Jakob Schuh and Max Lang,…

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2011 Independent Spirit Awards nominations

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7 nominations for Winter’s Bone, 5 nominations for The Kids Are All Right, 4 nominations for Greenberg, Rabbit Hole & Black Swan BEST FEATURE 127 HOURS BLACK SWAN GREENBERG THE KIDS ARE ALL RIGHT WINTER‚ÄôS BONE BEST DIRECTOR DARREN ARONOFSKY – Black Swan DANNY BOYLE – 127 Hours LISA CHOLODENKO – The Kids Are All Right DEBRA GRANIK – Winter‚Äôs Bone JOHN CAMERON MITCHELL – Rabbit Hole

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All About Eve gets Blu-ray makeover

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20th Century Fox Home Entertainment has announced that it will bring the 1950 classic All About Eve to Blu-ray on February 1, 2011. Nominated for 14 Oscars and winner of 6, including Best Picture and Best Director for Joseph L. Mankiewicz. Next year is big on Blu for the Mankiewicz brothers since 2011 should see the release of a spruced up Citizen Kane for its 70th anniversary edition. Kane, of…

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20th Anniversary Gotham Independent Award winners

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Best Feature: Winter’s Bone Breakthrough Director: Kevin Asch for Holy Rollers Breakthrough Actor: Ronald Bronstein in Daddy Longlegs Best Ensemble Performance: Winter‚Äôs Bone Best Documentary: The Oath Best Film Not Showing at a Theater Near You: Littlerock Festival Genius Audience Award: Waiting for Superman

Stephen King’s Top 10 films of 2010

Stephen King’s Top 10 films of 2010

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Which films did he choose for his best of 2010 list? King picked Matt Reeves‘ Let Me In as his #1 film of 2010 declaring it “the best horror film of the decade.” Hit the jump to see the full list in brief.

Awards Daily Exclusive: Natalie Portman profile

Awards Daily Exclusive: Natalie Portman profile

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Thanks to Fox Searchlight for access to this exclusive first look at their official Black Swan profile for Natalie Portman.

More on the Odd Choice of Hathaway and Franco

More on the Odd Choice of Hathaway and Franco

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So, over at The Wrap Steve Pond gets down to it, with a lot of good stats for us: No Oscar nominee has served as host since screenplay nominee Paul Hogan was one of three hosts at the 59th Academy Awards. Other host/nominees include Glenn Close and Jeff Bridges in 1985, Walter Matthau in 1976, Michael Caine in 1973, David Niven in 1959 and Academy president Frank Capra, who hosted…

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Gotham Independent: Live Stream tonight

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Got the shakes needing to see somebody win something? Get well tonight when BigLive.com streams the IFP Gotham Independent Awards. Nominees after the cut for anyone who wants to share predictions.