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Sally Field was featured on ABC Evening News tonight in a story that originally aired on Valentine’s Day. Sally Field has been a beloved part of American pop culture for nearly a half-century. At 66, she has as many Best ...
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“If you can look into the seeds of time, And say which grain will grow and which will not, Speak then to me.” Twice during Steven Spielberg’s Lincoln, a collection of glass plate photographs are featured. Lincoln’s son, 10-year-old Tad, ...
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Since the Oscar race that started with Argo in Telluride is now finishing with Argo in Hollywood I have really no choice but to quote Bob Dylan — “You just kinda wasted my precious time but don’t think twice, it’s ...

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David O. Russell probably didn’t know there was a camera on him when he heard Emmanuelle Riva had just won the BAFTA. In Contention’s Kris Tapley does his annual Best Shots of the Year post.   In typically old Hollywood ...

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“If I were to try to read, much less answer, all the attacks made on me, this shop might as well be closed for any other business. I do the very best I know how – the very best I ...

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Beautiful shot. Kent Jones’ article isn’t online but it’s reportedly worth the $5.95 newsstand price of admission all by itself.

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60 Minutes tonight explores the depth of detail that Spielberg and his collaborators put into recreating Lincoln’s world of 1864. Here’s the complete 12-minute segment featuring extended interviews with Doris Kearns Goodwin, Daniel Day-Lewis and Spielberg himself. Want more? Check ...

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It’s so easy to get caught up in the hype of awards season. Most people vote with their emotions, I totally get it. But someday people will look back on this year with astonishment.  And much of that will have ...
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Before I begin, let me explain. It’s true that we’ve reached the moment in every Oscar year where the pundits and the bloggers have thrown up their hands and decided, the Oscar race is over.  Argo will win Best Picture ...

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Over at Hollywood-Elsewhere, Jeff Wells is working hard to convince the world that Lincoln is both an unworthy film and an unworthy Oscar contender.  The truth is, what Lincoln is transcends the Oscar race, as most great films do. It ...

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As I was thumbing through the headlines and tweets about Ben Affleck, the DGA and Steven Spielberg I suddenly realized — after 14 years of observing the Oscar race — that in order to have a David you need a ...

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I guess Americans are about to get a big shock to see that Spielberg isn’t the favorite to win the DGA on Saturday.  Everyone and their brother over at Gold Derby and elsewhere have Ben Affleck to win the DGA, ...

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Last year’s recipient, Alexander Payne for The Descendants, which also won editing. However, Argo is expected to win the Eddie. Michael Kahn himself has received the Golden Eddie. Award winning filmmaker Steven Spielberg has been selected by the Board of ...
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THEATRICAL MOTION PICTURES Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role DANIEL DAY-LEWIS / Abraham Lincoln – “LINCOLN” Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role JENNIFER LAWRENCE / Tiffany – “SILVER LININGS PLAYBOOK” Outstanding Performance ...

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One of the more irritating boils on the ass of this year’s Oscar season is that the moment has afforded the opportunity for all Lincoln haters, critics, truthers to the light of day. Some of the criticisms have been floating ...

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How do you know you’re up for Best Picture in 2012? A journalist at the New York Post so fears Steven Spielberg’s Lincoln winning Best Picture that he has to write an op-ed that smears President Lincoln 150 years after ...

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As President Obama readies for his second inaugural (he’s officially been sworn in but the ceremony is Monday, January 21) it’s hard not to think of President Lincoln’s. Lincoln gave his second inaugural speech on March 5, 1865. He was ...

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For anyone interested in the making of the movie, here is a featurette – might I note how Daniel Day-Lewis just keeps getting better looking. That is just unfair in an unholy manner.
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We as Oscar pundits invest so much of our time into the Oscar race, nearly a whole year, that the narrative we have planned out tends to want prominence in our minds even when the stats are against it. In ...
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“I am not bound to win, but I am bound to be true. I am not bound to succeed, but I am bound to live by the light that I have. I must stand with anybody that stands right, and ...

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