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'Birdman,' 'Grand Budapest Hotel,' With 9 Nominations Each, Lead Oscar Race

They were followed by The Imitation Game with eight Oscar nominations and American Sniper and Boyhood, with six each.
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American Film On A Tibetan Migrant Finds Unlikely Success In China

Because Tibet is a sensitive topic, you'd expect the Chinese government to ban Nowhere to Call Home. But the documentary about a widow and her son is quietly making the rounds — and winning fans.
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Movie Stars Wait To See Who Gets An Oscar Nomination

The 87th annual Academy Award nominations are announced Thursday morning in Beverly Hills. Actors like Patricia Arquette, Michael Keaton and Benedict Cumberbatch are expected to be among them.
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Nancy Grace Says 'Gone Girl' Satire Was Flattering, Made Her Laugh Out Loud

Gone Girl fictionalizes the controversial cable news star. "I did not go into this to win a popularity contest," says Grace, host of a true crimes and current affairs show on HLN.
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This Year At The Razzies, An Award Actors Might Actually Want To Win

The 35th Annual Razzie nominations are out — that not-so-coveted prize for the worst of Hollywood. This year there is a new category, the Redeemer Award, for those stars who have tried so hard and come so far.
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The Magic Of The 'Boyhood' Experiment: Time And Patience

If the story fell apart after 12 years of filming, it would have been a "real drag," says Patricia Arquette, and a "colossal waste of time," says Ethan Hawke. Instead, it won three Golden Globes.
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'La Dolce Vita' Star Dies At 83

Swedish-born actress Anita Ekberg, who was best known for her role as Sylvia in the 1960 film La Dolce Vita, died in Italy on Sunday at the age of 83.
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Big Wins For 'Transparent' Make It Clear: TV's Undergoing A Revolution

The show, which portrays a 70-year-old coming out as transgender, won two Golden Globes — the first wins for original programming by Amazon.
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A Half-Century Of Battles For The Biggest Rock Walls

As two climbers attempt Yosemite's most daunting cliff face, documentarian Nick Rosen, co-writer and co-director of Valley Uprising, explains the park's history of climbs and culture clashes.
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'Selma' Stirs Powerful Memories In Its Namesake Town

At a free screening of the film in Selma, Ala., many in the audience — both black and white — had firsthand connections to the history portrayed on the screen.

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