Oscarwatch: Best Actress, is Naomi Watts a Game Changer?
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Oscarwatch: Best Actress, is Naomi Watts a Game Changer?

Hollywood Reporter’s Scott Feinberg was mostly dismissed on Twitter yesterday when he suggested that Naomi…

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Oscarwatch: The Directors – Seven Contenders, Five Slots
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Oscarwatch: The Directors – Seven Contenders, Five Slots

This year, Best Director seems to be pairing up in interesting ways. Tarantino has launched…

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Senator Ben Affleck? Rumors swirl around potential political career.
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Senator Ben Affleck? Rumors swirl around potential political career.

Ben Affleck was in Washington D.C. today to testify before the House Armed Services Committee about…

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David O. Russell on Silver Linings, His Son and “Good, Humble Work.”
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David O. Russell on Silver Linings, His Son and “Good, Humble Work.”

After a six-year absence from both arthouses and multiplexes, filmmaker David O. Russell (Flirting with…

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State of the Race:  “In weakness and fear, and with much trembling.”
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State of the Race: “In weakness and fear, and with much trembling.”

2012’s lineup for Best Picture brings to mind sober reflection.  As we redefine who we…

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Oscarwatch – The Writers, Part Two: Original Screenplay
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Oscarwatch – The Writers, Part Two: Original Screenplay

In a town where there are more screenwriters than there are people you’d expect that…

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Dear Oscar, Hear My Plea: Oscar Ballots Sent out to 5,856 Academy Voters
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Dear Oscar, Hear My Plea: Oscar Ballots Sent out to 5,856 Academy Voters

Ballots are being sent out to all 5,856 voting members of the Academy. As usual,…

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African American Film Critics Awards
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African American Film Critics Awards

They’ve split up the awards really nicely, I think.  Really great to see Middle of…

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Female Trouble: Why Powerful Women Threaten Hollywood
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Female Trouble: Why Powerful Women Threaten Hollywood

As soon as it became clear that Kathryn Bigelow’s Zero Dark Thirty was a genuine…

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Ann Hornaday’s Ten Best Films of 2012
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Ann Hornaday’s Ten Best Films of 2012

From The Washington Post “Zero Dark Thirty” Kathryn Bigelow’s taut thriller about the hunt for…

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Top Fifteen Performances of 2012 and Their Supporting Players
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Top Fifteen Performances of 2012 and Their Supporting Players

1. Daniel Day-Lewis, Lincoln. There might not be another actor alive who would devote many months…

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The State of the Race: The Land of Hope and Dreams
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The State of the Race: The Land of Hope and Dreams

“This train carries saints and sinners. This train, carries losers and winners.” –Springsteen So much…

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Picture of the Day
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Picture of the Day

Fired up! Jessica Chastain in a clip from Zero Dark Thirty
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The Case for The Dark Knight Rises
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The Case for The Dark Knight Rises

“Sometimes a man rises from the darkness. Sometimes the pit spits something back.” When we…

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A Conversation between Scott Foundas and Christopher Nolan
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A Conversation between Scott Foundas and Christopher Nolan

By Guest Contributor Chris McEwen “These are films that have really presented an epic vision…

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Athena Film Festival honors Ava DuVernay, Gale Anne Hurd, Molly Haskell
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Athena Film Festival honors Ava DuVernay, Gale Anne Hurd, Molly Haskell

Gale Anne Hurd will receive the Laura Ziskin Lifetime Achievement Award The Third Annual Athena…

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Ben Affleck is Entertainer of the Year on EW’s Cover
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The State of the Race: At War, In Love
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The State of the Race: At War, In Love

So the multitude goes, like the flower and the weed That wither away to let…

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Middle of Nowhere Surprises with 4 Spirit Award Nominations
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Middle of Nowhere Surprises with 4 Spirit Award Nominations

Two movies lead the Spirit Award nominations, Silver Linings Playbook and Moonrise Kingdom, both with…

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