Robert Abele

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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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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.

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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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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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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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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Something's Gotta Give

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Release date: Dec. 12 Distributor: Sony Prior Oscar winners: Jack Nicholson (“One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest,” “Terms of Endearment,” “As Good as It Gets”), Diane Keaton (“Annie Hall”), Frances…

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