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Note: In honor of the Academy Awards this Sunday, we’re reposting some of our favorite Oscar-related posts from years past. The following was first published on 2/22/13.

If you pay close enough attention to the films of Joel and Ethan Coen, you may have already realized that all of them are edited by a man named Roderick Jaynes, known as a bit of a cranky British recluse… Continue reading Read a Funny Story from the First Fictional Character to Ever Earn an Oscar Nomination

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Back in August, “Labor Day” was shaping up to be one of the most eagerly awaited movies of the year-end awards season. Most of that had to do with the film’s classy pedigree, consisting of stars Kate Winslet and Josh Brolin, “Up in the Air” director Jason Reitman, and literary source Joyce Maynard, the “To Die For” novelist. Buzz was building… Continue reading Box Office: How 'Labor Day' Went From Oscar Shortlist to Chart Dud

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NEW YORK (AP) – Philip Seymour Hoffman, who won the Oscar for best actor in 2006 for his portrayal of writer Truman Capote in “Capote” and created a gallery of other vivid characters, many of them slovenly and slightly… Continue reading Philip Seymour Hoffman Dead: Oscar Winner Dies of Apparent Overdose

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It’s more than an honor just to be nominated. It could be worth millions of dollars.

Several… Continue reading Box Office: How Much Money Is an Oscar Nomination Worth?

There are many, many reasons to see the Coen Bros’ new movie, Inside Llewyn Davis. Fantastic acting, striking cinematography, a wrenching story of an artist’s struggle against himself, yadayada. The main thing people will take away, though, is that the movie just sounds incredible. It’s hard to argue that any film from this year has a better soundtrack than Inside Llewyn Davis, and much of… Continue reading Watch: 'Inside Llewyn Davis' Star Oscar Isaac Cover Katy Perry's 'Roar'