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  1. FEINBERG FORECAST: The Screenplay Races

    6:18 pm PST 02/16/2012
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    THR awards analyst Scott Feinberg takes an up-close look at the races for the best adapted screenplay and best original screenplay Oscars. READ MORE

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  2. George Clooney's Big Surprises: Small Paychecks, Insomnia, Bouts of Loneliness

    9:53 am PST 02/15/2012
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    In the new Hollywood Reporter, the Oscar-nominated "Descendants" star and "Ides of March" director/writer reveals the complicated side of his charismatic persona, discusses his friendship with Brad Pitt and why he hasn't had a drink since New Year's Eve. READ MORE

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  3. Alexander Payne Honored by ACE

    9:19 am PST 02/06/2012
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    "The Descendants” director will receive the Golden Eddie at the Feb. 18 ceremony. READ MORE

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  4. 'The Artist' Leads Vancouver Film Critics' Awards With Four Nominations

    6:31 am PST 01/03/2012
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    Michel Hazanavicius' silent film will contend in the best international film competition against Alexander Payne’s "The Descendants" and Terrence Malick’s "The Tree of Life." READ MORE

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  5. How Oscar's Wide-Open Best Picture Race Is Shaping Up

    11:46 am PST 12/16/2011
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    THR's Scott Feinberg names the frontrunners for the Academy Awards' top honor as well as a few wild cards. READ MORE

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  6. National Board of Review Backs Oscar Contenders Needing a Big Boost (Analysis)

    3:51 pm PST 12/01/2011
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    The NBR gives big boosts "Hugo," Tilda Swinton and Shailene Woodley, but snubs "Midnight in Paris," "Moneyball," "Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy" and Octavia Spencer. READ MORE

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  7. 'Hugo' Named Best Film of the Year by the National Board of Review

    12:15 pm PST 12/01/2011
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    The New York-based group gives its top acting prizes to George Clooney and Tilda Swinton. READ MORE

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  8. Judy Greer, Professional Scene-Stealer, on 'The Descendants' (Audio)

    9:56 pm PST 11/30/2011
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    Greer, who stars opposite George Clooney in Alexander Payne's dramedy, tells THR she now embraces the "Judy-sized roles" upon which she has built her career. READ MORE

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  9. Gotham Awards 2011: 'Tree of Life,' 'Beginners' Tie for Best Feature

    5:30 pm PST 11/28/2011
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    UPDATED: "Beginners" also is named best ensemble, "Like Crazy's" Felicity Jones wins breakthrough actor, and "Pariah's" Dee Rees takes home the breakthrough director award. READ MORE

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  10. THR's Awards Season Roundtable Series 2011: The Directors

    8:46 am PST 11/28/2011
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    Our roundtable roundtable guests include Alexander Payne, Mike Mills, Steve McQueen, Jason Reitman, Bennett Miller and Michel Hazanavicius. READ MORE

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  11. FEINBERG FORECAST: 'War Horse' Screens, 'Hugo' Surges, 'The Artist' Remains Steady

    6:26 pm PST 11/27/2011
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    THR's awards expert Scott Feinberg offers his latest take on the Oscar race. READ MORE

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  12. VIDEO: Award Season Roundtable Series: The Directors Uncensored

    1:27 pm PST 11/23/2011
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    Full uncensored video of our chat with roundtable guests Alexander Payne, Mike Mills, Steve McQueen, Jason Reitman, Bennett Miller and Michel Hazanavicius. READ MORE

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  13. 'The Descendants': What the Critics Are Saying

    2:09 pm PST 11/17/2011
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    Majority of reviews find Alexander Payne's dark comedy masterful in its writing, acting, and ability to draw in its audience. READ MORE

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  14. Box Office Report: George Clooney's 'The Descendants' Off to Strong Start

    9:07 am PST 11/17/2011
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    The Alexander Payne-directed awards contender opened Wednesday in New York and Los Angeles. READ MORE

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  15. VIDEO: Behind the Scenes of our Directors Roundtable Photo Shoot

    2:54 pm PST 11/16/2011
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    Behind the scenes of our Director Roundtable photo shoot featuring Alexander Payne 'The Descendants', Mike Mills 'Beginners', Steve McQueen 'Shame', Jason Reitman 'Young Adult', Bennett Miller 'Moneyball', and Michel Hazanavicius 'The Artist.' READ MORE

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  16. VIDEO: Award Season Roundtable Series: The Directors

    2:54 pm PST 11/16/2011
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    We ask our director roundtable guests Alexander Payne, Mike Mills, Steve McQueen, Jason Reitman, Bennett Miller and Michel Hazanavicius -- "In your minds, what makes a great director?" READ MORE

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  17. VIDEO: Award Season Roundtable Series: The Directors Part 3

    2:54 pm PST 11/16/2011
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    Alexander Payne shares that working with Matthew Broderick on 'Election' was one of his favorite scenes and Jason Reitman and and Steve McQueen give us their best and worst moments as a director. READ MORE

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  18. THR's Directors Roundtable: How to Fire People, Who to Steal From, and Amy Pascal's Secret Advice

    2:40 pm PST 11/16/2011
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    Six auteurs reveal personal war stories and what makes a great movie in the second of THR's annual awards season series discussions. READ MORE

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  19. 'The Descendants' Premiere Red Carpet Arrivals

    11:41 am PST 11/16/2011
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    The stars of the George Clooney's new family drama, directed by Alexander Payne and co-written by Payne, Jim Rash and Nat Faxon, took to the red carpet in Beverly Hills on Nov. 15 for the film's premiere screening at the AMPAS Samuel Goldwyn Theater. READ MORE

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  20. Box Office Preview: George Clooney's 'The Descendants' Lands in Theaters Wednesday

    5:06 pm PST 11/15/2011
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    The Alexander Payne-directed film is opening midweek in New York and Los Angeles to build word-of-mouth and get a jump on box office giant "The Twilight: Breaking Dawn -- Part 1," which could take away women. READ MORE

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  21. 'The Descendants': Alexander Payne Goes Behind the Scenes of George Clooney Pic

    12:10 pm PST 11/11/2011
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    The director tells THR about returning to George Clooney (after passing him up for "Sideways") to play the grieving father of a heartbroken family. READ MORE

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