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TCM Film Fest: Shirley MacLaine, Peter Fonda and an Ex-007 Will Make Appearances (Exclusive)

TCM Film Fest: Shirley MacLaine, Peter Fonda and an Ex-007 Will Make Appearances (Exclusive)

An Oscar-winning actress, an icon of the sixties, a former James Bond and one of Mad Men's most beloved stars will be making appearances at the sixth annual TCM Classic Film Festival, The Hollywood Reporter has exclusively learned.

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Oscars 2015: A Weird Season Ends With Something for Just About Everyone (Analysis)

Oscars 2015: A Weird Season Ends With Something for Just About Everyone (Analysis)

The 87th Oscars ceremony took place on Sunday night in Hollywood. Now that the winners have been announced and the red carpets have been rolled up and put in storage — at least until May's Cannes Film Festival — it is incumbent upon me to try to perform a postmortem on the results (and my own performance as a prognosticator). What happened and why? Let's take a look.

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Brutally Honest Oscar Ballot No. 9: 'Selma' "Incredibly Misleading," 'Inherent Vice' "Trash"

Brutally Honest Oscar Ballot No. 9: 'Selma' "Incredibly Misleading," 'Inherent Vice' "Trash"

This is a lightly edited transcript of a conversation with an Academy member about his ballot. A conversation with a different member will post each day leading up to the Oscars ceremony on Feb. 22. Needless to say, their views are not necessarily endorsed by Scott Feinberg or THR.

VOTER PROFILE: A member of the Academy's 386-member writers branch who has won an Oscar.

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Brutally Honest Oscar Ballot No. 8: 'Grand Budapest' "Most Underrated," "Gender Discrimination" Hurt Ava DuVernay

Brutally Honest Oscar Ballot No. 8: 'Grand Budapest' "Most Underrated," "Gender Discrimination" Hurt Ava DuVernay

This is a lightly edited transcript of a conversation with an Academy member about her ballot. A conversation with a different member will post each day leading up to the Oscars ceremony on Feb. 22. Needless to say, their views are not necessarily endorsed by Scott Feinberg or THR.

VOTER PROFILE: A member of the Academy's 378-member public relations branch.

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An 88-Year-Old Oscar Voter Shares Her Picks, Reviews '50 Shades of Grey' (Podcast)

An 88-Year-Old Oscar Voter Shares Her Picks, Reviews '50 Shades of Grey' (Podcast)

In addition to attracting considerable interest and controversy, The Hollywood Reporter's "Brutally Honest Oscar Ballot" series has also made it patently clear that the public wants to know more about how Academy members think, act and approach their most sacred duty: filling out their Oscar ballots. To that end, I am pleased to announce the creation of a new monthly podcast — entitled "The Geezer and The Kid" — that will feature frank discussions between me and one of the Academy members who I like and respect most, the pioneering film executive Marcia Nasatir, who has also been a member of the Academy's executive branch for 40 years.

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Brutally Honest Oscar Ballot No. 7: "No Better Filmmaker" Than Eastwood, "Loved" 'Mr. Turner'

Brutally Honest Oscar Ballot No. 7: "No Better Filmmaker" Than Eastwood, "Loved" 'Mr. Turner'

This is a lightly edited transcript of a conversation with an Academy member who is not associated with any of this year's nominees about his ballot. A conversation with a different member will post each day leading up to the Oscars ceremony on Feb. 22. Needless to say, their views are not necessarily endorsed by Scott Feinberg or THR.

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Spirit Awards 2015: 'Birdman' Tops 'Boyhood' on Saturday, Previewing Sunday? (Analysis)

Spirit Awards 2015: 'Birdman' Tops 'Boyhood' on Saturday, Previewing Sunday? (Analysis)

The old saying about Oscar weekend's two awards shows — Saturday's Independent Spirit Awards and Sunday's Academy Awards — used to go, "Win on Saturday, lose on Sunday." But it's starting to look like this year, for the third time in the last four years — albeit only the fourth time overall — that "rule" will not apply to the winner of the 30th annual Spirit Awards' top prize.

Why do I think that? Because on Saturday afternoon, in a tent by the beach in Santa Monica, even the indie film community — or at least the members of the Film Independent and IFP organizations — threw its weight behind the Oscar frontrunner, Birdman, over the indie feel-good story of the year, the 12-year project Boyhood.

See more Independent Spirit Awards: The Winners (Photos)

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Brutally Honest Oscar Ballot No. 6: 'Birdman' "Genius on Many Levels," "Loved" 'Guardians of the Galaxy'

Brutally Honest Oscar Ballot No. 6: 'Birdman' "Genius on Many Levels," "Loved" 'Guardians of the Galaxy'

This is a lightly edited transcript of a conversation with an Academy member who is not associated with any of this year's nominees about her ballot. A conversation with a different member will post each day leading up to the Oscars ceremony on Feb. 22. Needless to say, their views are not necessarily endorsed by Scott Feinberg or THR.

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Brutally Honest Oscar Ballot No. 5: I "Love" 'Sniper,' "Just Can't Do It Again" With Streep

Brutally Honest Oscar Ballot No. 5: I "Love" 'Sniper,' "Just Can't Do It Again" With Streep

This is a lightly edited transcript of a conversation with an Academy member who is not associated with any of this year's nominees about his ballot. A conversation with a different member will post each day leading up to the Oscars ceremony on Feb. 22. Needless to say, their views are not necessarily endorsed by Scott Feinberg or THR.

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"Hypocrites, Liars, Thieves!" On the Scene as the Religious Right Pickets a Hollywood Red Carpet

"Hypocrites, Liars, Thieves!" On the Scene as the Religious Right Pickets a Hollywood Red Carpet

Two hours before the SAG Awards got underway at L.A.'s Shrine Auditorium on Jan. 25, a crowd already had gathered behind barricades across the street from the red carpet. Most of the hundred or so bystanders screamed with excitement each time a star stepped out of a limo. But at least one claimed to not know any of them. A muscular middle-aged man clad in combat fatigues, sporting a shaved head and rumpled beard, was there to scream at celebrities, not for them, while holding a sign that read on one side, "WARNING GOD HATERS, ADULTERERS, GREEDY THIEVES, LIARS, DRUNKS, MOCKERS, FORNICATORS, HOMOSEXUALS: JUDGEMENT," and on the other, "CRY TO GOD. JESUS SAVES."

See more On the Scene as the Religious Right Pickets a Hollywood Red Carpet (Photos)

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Brutally Honest Oscar Ballot No. 4: 'Birdman' "Bored Me to Death," Carell "Blew Me Away"

Brutally Honest Oscar Ballot No. 4: 'Birdman' "Bored Me to Death," Carell "Blew Me Away"

This is a lightly-edited transcript of a conversation with an Academy member who is not associated with any of this year's nominees about his ballot. A conversation with a different member will post each day leading up to the Oscars ceremony on Feb. 22. Needless to say, their views are not necessarily endorsed by Scott Feinberg or THR.

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Brutally Honest Oscar Ballot No. 3: 'Sniper' Attacks "Not Legitimate," Eddie Redmayne "Transformative"

Brutally Honest Oscar Ballot No. 3: 'Sniper' Attacks "Not Legitimate," Eddie Redmayne "Transformative"

This is a lightly edited transcript of a conversation with an Academy member who is not associated with any of this year's nominees about his ballot. A conversation with a different member will post each day leading up to the Oscars ceremony on Feb. 22. Needless to say, their views are not necessarily endorsed by Scott Feinberg or THR.

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Brutally Honest Oscar Ballot No. 2: Voter Finds 'Whiplash' "Offensive," Doesn't "Get" 'Birdman'

Brutally Honest Oscar Ballot No. 2: Voter Finds 'Whiplash' "Offensive," Doesn't "Get" 'Birdman'

This is a lightly edited transcript of a conversation with an Academy member who is not associated with any of this year's nominees about his/her ballot. A conversation with a different member will post each day leading up to the Oscars ceremony on Feb. 22. Needless to say, their views are not necessarily endorsed by Scott Feinberg or THR.

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Feinberg Forecast: Scott's Final Picks for the 87th Oscars

Feinberg Forecast: Scott's Final Picks for the 87th Oscars

THR's awards analyst expects the Academy's love to be spread around to several films, including Birdman, BoyhoodAmerican Sniper and Grand Budapest Hotel.

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