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  1. '12 Years,' 'Breaking Bad' Dominate SAG Award Nominations

    12:56 pm 12/10/2013

    UPDATED: The actors in "American Hustle," "August: Osage County," "Dallas Buyers Club" and "Lee Daniels' The Butler" will face off in the top category of best motion picture cast.Read more

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  2. David Oyelowo on the Unusual Experience of Being Directed by Lee Daniels (Video)

    12:26 pm 12/10/2013

    The actor says that his director on "The Paperboy" and "The Butler" will sometimes yell "Fake!" in the middle of a take and break down crying on set.Read more

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  3. David Oyelowo on the Success of 'Lee Daniels' The Butler' and Working with the Director

    11:06 am 12/10/2013

    Breakthrough performer David Oyelowo shares what it's like to work with the temperamental director and how he's able to feed off the filmmaker's passion. "That, to me, is success, when I walk away from a set and I go, 'I am braver, I can be more than I have been before' and I think the key for all of us is the filmmakers," he says. Read more

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  4. THR Panel: 6 Breakthrough Performers on Difficult Directors and Working Without a Script (Video)

    5:00 am 12/2/2013

    A conversation with Barkhad Abdi ("Captain Phillips"), Adele Exarchopoulos ("Blue Is the Warmest Color"), Greta Gerwig ("Frances Ha"), Kathryn Hahn ("Afternoon Delight"), David Oyelowo ("The Butler") and Olivia Wilde ("Drinking Buddies").Read more

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  5. Full Uncensored Actors Roundtable

    8:00 am 11/30/2013

    Full uncensored interview with awards contenders Jake Gyllenhaal (Prisoners), Forest Whitaker (Lee Daniels’ The Butler), Matthew McConaughey (Dallas Buyers Club), Jared Leto (Dallas Buyers Club), Josh Brolin (Labor Day) and Michael B. Jordan (Fruitvale Station). Read more

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  6. Actresses Roundtable: 6 Top Actresses Reveal the Secrets of Their Craft and the Hard Work of Promoting Their Films

    9:24 am 11/25/2013

    Preview of our full hour long interview with award contenders, Octavia Spencer "Fruitvale Station", Emma Thompson "Saving Mr. Banks", Julia Roberts "August: Osage County", Oprah Winfrey "Lee Daniels' The Butler", Lupita Nyong'o "12 Years a Slave", and Amy Adams "American Hustle".Read more

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  7. Roundtable: Oprah Winfrey and 5 Top Actresses on Crying for Spielberg and 'Muff Shots'

    9:00 am 11/25/2013

    Amy Adams, Emma Thompson, Julia Roberts, Octavia Spencer and "12 Years a Slave's" Lupita Nyong'o on their scariest on-set moments, dumb audition moments and kissing Meryl Streep.Read more

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  8. Oscar Campaigning 101: 5 Ways Contenders Are Getting Attention

    5:00 am 11/25/2013

    Take a page from Harvey Weinstein's playbook and pick a fight, or stage an all-star concert a la "Inside Llewyn Davis" -- with no clear frontrunner this season, no stone is going unturned.Read more

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  9. Lee Daniels Told Oprah Winfrey Her First 'Butler' Take 'Sucked'

    6:00 am 11/22/2013

    The director, who took over producer Laura Ziskin's $30 million drama after she died, revealed how he directed the talk show queen: "It took her a minute to understand about not being in charge."Read more

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