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  1. Santa Barbara Film Fest: 'Butler' Star Forest Whitaker to Receive Kirk Douglas Award

    9:19 am 10/25/2013

    The 52-year-old is a serious contender for this year's best actor Oscar, a prize he previously won seven years ago for his performance in "The Last King of Scotland."Read more

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  2. Oscar Whisper Campaigns: The Slurs Against '12 Years,' 'Captain Phillips,' 'Gravity' and 'The Butler'

    5:00 am 10/23/2013

    THR's awards analyst breaks down how this year's top contenders are being targeted for accuracy -- and how they're fighting back.Read more

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  3. Mumbai Film Festival: Costa Gavras Honored With Lifetime Achievement Award

    11:30 am 10/17/2013

    The 15th edition opened with a screening of "The Butler" and Indian film icon Kamal Haasan being honored.Read more

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  4. Lee Daniels to Receive Outfest's Visionary Award

    11:25 am 10/10/2013

    The filmmaker will be recognized at the Legacy Awards on Nov. 21 for his contribution to LGBT arts and visibility.Read more

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  5. Hollywood Film Awards to Honor Michael B. Jordan, Sophie Nelisse and David Oyelowo (Exclusive)

    9:18 am 10/9/2013

    The 26-year-old star of "Fruitvale Station," 13-year-old star of "The Book Thief" and 37-year-old star of "Lee Daniels' The Butler" follow in impressive footsteps.Read more

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  6. Lee Daniels to Receive Directing Honor at Hollywood Film Awards (Exclusive)

    8:00 am 10/4/2013

    The 53-year-old, who has directed four very different features, is being recognized for his work on "Lee Daniels' The Butler," his biggest commercial success thus far.Read more

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  7. Oscars: How Screener DVDs Help or Hurt This Year's Contenders (Analysis)

    7:00 am 10/4/2013

    Several big movies could lose awards luster if voters wait to view them on the small screen (i.e. the 3D space drama "Gravity"), but others might actually benefit from a home viewing (i.e. the lesbian love story "Blue Is the Warmest Color"). Read more

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  8. Forest Whitaker to Receive Actor Tribute at Gotham Awards

    10:53 am 10/3/2013

    The Oscar-winning 'Butler' star will be honored at the annual New York event, which takes place on Dec. 2.Read more

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  9. 'The Butler' to Open Mumbai Film Festival

    12:57 am 9/26/2013

    The 15th edition of the event will screen more than 200 films, including Joseph Gordon-Levitt's "Don Jon" in the competition for debut feature directors.Read more

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  10. John Singleton: Can a White Director Make a Great Black Movie? (Guest Column)

    6:00 am 9/19/2013

    "42" and "The Help" had white helmers; "The Butler" and "12 Years a Slave" didn't. The Oscar-nominated director questions the studios' motives in telling black stories with scant African-American input: "It's as if the studios are saying, 'We want it black, just not that black.' "Read more

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