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Unusual Number of Oscar Nominees Feature Severed Extremities, Oral Sex

Film critic Steven Rea "goes out on a limb" and proclaims this the biggest year for amputations in Oscar history. But oral sex scenes win still more kudos.

Palm Springs Fest Director: 10 Best Actress Slots?

Palm Springs' Darryl Macdonald thinks upping the Oscar best actress slots from five to 10 is a fine idea: "I like that!"

Michelle Williams Compares Sex Scenes in Blue Valentine to Black Swan

She says she knows why her indie initially got an NC-17 rating and why Natalie Portman's sexually-driven Black Swan didn't.

WGA’s Nix List: Top 10 Oscar Losers

The Writers Guild has ruled some of 2010's best-written scripts ineligible for a WGA Award. Here's a list of the most important victims (and victors) of the WGA's latest declaration of independence.

Three Awards Hopefuls — ‘Another Year,’ ‘Biutiful’ and ‘Blue Valentine’ — Hit Theaters Wednesday

Studios look to generate buzz just as Oscar nomination ballots show up in voters' mailboxes.

Online Critics Swoon for ‘Swan,’ Diss ‘King,’ Dodge ‘Fighter’

Just as Oscar ballots go out, the Online Film Critics do their best for "Black Swan" and "The Social Network," a bit less for "The King's Speech" and "The Fighter."

‘Sweetest Sex Ever Shown in Movies’ Boosts Michelle Williams’ Oscar Hopes

Harvey Weinstein turned "Blue Valentine's" NC-17 to an R rating, and now moved its release from New Year's Eve to Dec. 29.

5 Best Scenes of Nudity, Sexuality or Seduction 2010

Which awards groups gave the smartest, artiest, sexiest insights into film this year? The Alliance of Women Film Journalists and the Women Film Critics Circle.

VIDEO: Michelle Williams on ‘Nightline:’ Heath Ledger, ‘Blue Valentine’

In an emotional interview, she breaks her silence on her ex's death.

BULLSEYE, Dec. 24: ‘Fockers,’ ‘Grit,’ ‘Valentine,’ ‘Witch,’ More

It's the Christmas holiday weekend, and there are lots of plum Christmas Day movies for the picking, as the Flixster Bullseye shows.

Ryan Gosling: Indie Films Don’t Pretend to Know Everything

Ryan Gosling, reeling from a long day of promotion for "Blue Valentine," was a little knackered but still thrilled at the movie’s twin nominations, one for him, the other for Michelle Williams, since it would shine a spotlight on the little movie that could.

Oral Sex Scenes: The Key to Winning Awards?

Half the BFCA Best Actress noms receive the most intimate of kisses onscreen -- but how come "Somewhere's" oral sex scene gets no awards love?