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Oscar Lobbying On The Other Campaign Trail

The 2012 Academy Awards are fast approaching, but behind all the glitz and glamor of Hollywood there is furious lobbying going on for that golden statuette. Robert Siegel talks with Christy Grosz, the awards editor at Variety, about the ins and outs of Oscar campaigning.
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A Veteran's 'Return' To The Front Lines Of Home

In Liza Johnson's drama, Return, Linda Cardellini plays a vet who returns from her time overseas with no way to make sense of where she was and what it meant. Critic David Edelstein says the film's lack of a traditional story arc makes it seem even more real.
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Michelle Williams: The Fresh Air Interview

Michelle Williams plays settler Emily Tetherow in Kelly Reichardt's frontier drama Meek's Cutoff. Williams joins Fresh Air's Terry Gross for a discussion about the film, her career and her role in Blue Valentine.
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Demian Bichir Hopes 'Better Life' Leads To Oscar Win

Actor Demian Bichir is a superstar in his home country of Mexico, but he is relatively unknown in the United States. In his Oscar-nominated role in A Better Life, he plays an undocumented worker scraping by as a gardener in Los Angeles. A single father, he lives in fear of being deported and losing his son to gang life.
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Borrowers' Tiny World Comes Alive In 'Arrietty'

The new film The Secret World of Arrietty is based on Mary Norton's celebrated 1952 novel The Borrowers. It's about a race of tiny people who live among us but prefer to go unseen.
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Moore Explains Changes In Oscar Documentary Rules

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has changed the way they nominate documentaries for the Oscars. One of the most controversial changes — proposed by filmmaker Michael Moore — is that films must be reviewed by The New York Times or the Los Angeles Times.

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