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Don Cheadle

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No one can say this year's Gotham actor honoree, Don Cheadle, lacks work. He is in no less than four films this winter -- "Hotel Rwanda," "The Assassination of Richard Nixon," "After the Sunset" and…

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Finding Neverland

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True-life period pictures usually have a prestige advantage when it comes to Oscar nominations, but this moving yet unsentimental tale of author J.M. Barrie's creation of "Peter Pan" has the…

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Kinsey

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The challenge for "Kinsey" won't be in critical reception, but in garnering Academy support for subject matter of a delicate, sometimes controversial, nature.

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Ray

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It didn't take long for Jamie Foxx to become a front-runner for his performance as legendary late soul phenomenon Ray Charles. From the first screenings in late summer, auds sparked to Foxx's uncanny…

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Spanglish

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It would be unwise to count out three-time Academy Award winner James L. Brooks, whose work has mixed the wry insight of Wilder with the heart-tugging warmth of Spielberg.

Andrew Stanton

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ShoWest 2004's animation director of the year Andrew Stanton, whose enormously successful "Finding Nemo" just won him an Oscar, tries to remind people that a hard drive isn't the source of a Pixar…

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Going to the big top

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The tent at the beach is as big as it's going to get, but the thrill of getting into the Independent Spirit Awards only grows with each year. That's because the annual fete is first and foremost a…

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Holly Hunter

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Holly Hunter was struck by how Melanie, mother to an out-of-control preteen (Evan Rachel Wood) in the drama "Thirteen," was relegated to the sidelines of her daughter's life by force, not choice.

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Actress dark horses

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What would the Academy Award race be without speculation on potential surprises? This year's stable of actresses feature a handful in the lead and supporting categories who may have a long road to…

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Naomi Watts

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For Naomi Watts, the unspooling of "21 Grams" for the first time at the Venice Film Festival was more than just a celebratory night. Since then, accolades have been heaped on Watts for her portrayal…

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American Splendor

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Release date: Aug. 15 Distributor: Fine Line Standing out among specialty releases this year was Fine Line’s groundbreaking adaptation “American Splendor,” which fused fictional filmmaking…

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