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Awards Daily Simulated Oscar Ballot: Nomination Results!

Awards Daily Simulated Oscar Ballot: Nomination Results!

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Links to results in 10 major categories after the cut.

Lincoln leads BAFTAs with 10 nominations

Lincoln leads BAFTAs with 10 nominations

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Seeking to be less predictable, the BAFTAs this year decided to forego the longstanding 2-step nomination process with their famously fascinating long list that always preceded the final short list. Unpredictable means more room for unexpected surprises but it’s also less transparent. The Oscars and BAFTAs are both flying blind this year. You can achieve the same exciting sensation in your car if you fog up the windshield, drain your…

Cinema Audio Society nominees

Cinema Audio Society nominees

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Cinema Audio Society Sound Mixing Noms Motion Pictures – Live Action: The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey Les Misérables Lincoln Skyfall Zero Dark Thirty

Presenters and honorees for the 24th Annual PGA awards

Presenters and honorees for the 24th Annual PGA awards

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WHO: Presenters include: Nicole Kidman, Bryan Cranston, Jennifer Garner, L.L. Cool J, Jonah Hill, Kerry Washington, Jessica Alba, Damian Lewis, Julianna Margulies, Quentin Tarantino, Robert Rodriguez, Marlo Thomas, Chris Tucker, and more. The Producers Guild will pay tribute to several individual honorees including Bob and Harvey Weinstein (Milestone Award), Tim Bevan and Eric Fellner (David O. Selznick Achievement Award in Theatrical Motion Pictures), J.J. Abrams (Norman Lear Achievement Award in…

Online Film Critics Pick Argo

Online Film Critics Pick Argo

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Best Picture Argo Best Director Paul Thomas Anderson (The Master) Best Actor Daniel Day-Lewis (Lincoln) Best Actress Jessica Chastain (Zero Dark Thirty) Best Supporting Actor Philip Seymour Hoffman (The Master) Best Supporting Actress Anne Hathaway (Les Misérables) Best Original Screenplay Wes Anderson and Roman Coppola (Moonrise Kingdom) Best Adapted Screenplay Chris Terrio (Argo)  

5 awards for Moonrise Kingdom from the Central Ohio Film Critics

5 awards for Moonrise Kingdom from the Central Ohio Film Critics

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(thanks to Asif Khan) Best Film Moonrise Kingdom Best Director Wes Anderson (Moonrise Kingdom) Best Actor Daniel Day-Lewis (Lincoln) Best Actress Jennifer Lawrence (Silver Linings Playbook)

Technical troubles

Technical troubles

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10 highest-grossing Christmas movies ever

10 highest-grossing Christmas movies ever

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Since Christmas falls on Tuesday this year, the usual sources of box-office savvy have been more cautious with forthcoming weekend predictions and it’s not easy to find estimates for the weeklong haul. Nikki Finke is down sick (get well soon!) so we don’t have the benefit of the inside track she taps for ticket-sales estimates. Although a holiday release holds hugely important financial potential, historically actual Christmas Day earnings don’t…

The Wicked Witch was a cleavage tease

The Wicked Witch was a cleavage tease

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Who knew the wicked witch was once such a saucy wench? How Green Was My Valley. Boomstick to the Big O, after the cut.

9 Foreign Language Films Vie for Oscar

9 Foreign Language Films Vie for Oscar

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BEVERLY HILLS, CA – Nine films will advance to the next round of voting in the Foreign Language Film category for the 85th Academy Awards®.  Seventy-one films had originally qualified in the category. The films, listed in alphabetical order by country, are: Austria, “Amour,” Michael Haneke, director Canada, “War Witch,” Kim Nguyen, director Chile, “No,” Pablo Larraín, director Denmark, “A Royal Affair,” Nikolaj Arcel, director France, “The Intouchables,” Olivier Nakache…