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A.V. Club | FILM & TV|

Don’t be afraid of change, says the Oscars

This year all nine films nominated for the Best Picture Oscar follow a similar pattern, featuring characters threatened by change. All reassure audiences that the future is nothing to be scared of, writes Tasha Robinson.

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Crikey Blogs | FILM & TV|

2012 Oscar nominations: surprises, snubs, predictions and certs

Luke Buckmaster applies the scalpel to this year’s Oscar nominations, with a run-down of selected films plus predictions and commentary.

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Indie Wire | FILM & TV|

The Artist leads the Oscars race

Who would have thought a black and white French film would be the “one to beat” for next year’s Academy Awards? The Artist is leading the pack and will grab more nominations than any other title, predicts Anne Thompson.

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The Guardian | FILM & TV|

Fox launches campaign for a motion capture acting Oscar

Twentieth Century Fox have kicked off its Oscar lobbying campaign by pushing for a nomination for actor Andy Serkis, who, with the aid of performance capture technology, played a primate in Rise of the Planet of the Apes.

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Crikey Blogs | LINKS|

Eddie Murphy follows producer, quits as Oscars host

Eddie Murphy has quit as host of next year’s Oscars ceremony a day after the show’s producer, director Brett “rehearsal’s for fags” Ratner, stood down after a series of controversial slurs. The Academy is now in crisis mode, reports Luke Buckmaster.

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Crikey Blogs | FILM & TV|

Eddie Murphy to host the 2012 Academy Awards

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has confirmed that Eddie Murphy will host next year’s awards night ceremony. It will mark the first time Murphy has performed a live comedy gig since 1987, writes Luke Buckmaster.

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