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Three years ago, to much fanfare, the Academy expanded the best picture category from five noms to a possible 10. Few seemed to notice that the Academy has been nominating 10 films in screenwriting…
"Argo," "Beasts of the Southern Wild," "Life of Pi," "Lincoln," "Perks of Being a Wallflower" and "Silver Linings Playbook" have been tapped as finalists for the 25th annual USC Libraries Scripter…
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"Zero Dark Thirty," along with "Amour" and "Searching for Sugar Man," snatched up kudos from the Alliance of Women Film Journalists' seventh annual EDA Awards.
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Scribes ascribe to life-affirming words and stories in 2012