Awards

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Dancer in the Dark

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Leave it to the French to stir things up. Last May, in another one of their audacious moves, the jury at Cannes embraced "Dancer in the Dark" director Lars von Trier and his volatile star Bjork by…

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Guilds applaud peer peaks

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Although the principal creative guilds were formed primarily to protect the rights of their respective members, the Writers Guild of America started handing out awards in 1947 as a way of celebrating…

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Finding Forrester

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Columbia's December release "Finding Forrester," is the kind of kinder, gentler picture that usually pops up in December to warm the hearts of Academy voters. The fact that the film stars three Oscar…

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The Gift

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In "The Gift," director Sam Raimi ("The Evil Dead," "Dark Man") works from a script by Billy Bob Thornton and Tom Epperson once again to tell an unsettling story of human redemption featuring…

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Almost Famous

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Coming-of-age tales have always given the Academy a warm, fuzzy feeling, and if voters don't mind delving into the seedy world of rock 'n' roll, "Almost Famous" could pick up a pic nom. The film…

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Before Night Falls

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After his debut feature about troubled graffiti artist "Basquiat," filmmaker Julian Schnabel tackled another fact-based chronicle of a struggling artist who met a premature demise, "Before Night…

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Billy Elliot

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Ever since Stephen Daldry's film about a young boy who dreams of being a ballet dancer bowed in October, industry watchers have been talking about the film's Oscar chances. The Working Title pic set…

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Kudos race heats up

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Chances are when the Oscar nominees are announced at the crack of dawn on Feb. 13, several talents will emerge who have never basked in Oscar's spotlight. Part of this has to do with the burst of new…

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