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Chasing Oscar gold

Writer-director Damien Chazelle is only 29, but he is already living the Hollywood dream. His second feature “Whiplash” swept up trophies at Sundance, Deauville and elsewhere, and is tipped for glory in the coming awards season.

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9 films advance in Oscars shortlist for best foreign film

The Oscars trophies. AFP FILE PHOTO/Landov

The list of contenders for best foreign film got a bit smaller Friday as the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences announced the nine features that will advance to the next round of voting.

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Keaton starrer tops list of Golden Globe nominations

Dark comedy “Birdman” topped nominations for the Golden Globes on Thursday, boosting its already-soaring prospects of awards season glory in the race toward the Oscars.

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Rival cable networks dominate Globe nominations

HBO and Showtime dominated the television nominations for Golden Globe awards on Thursday, illustrating how the archrival pay cable networks have evolved to have very specific strengths.

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Tributes stream in for ‘Graduate’ director Nichols, dead at 83

Director Mike Nichols arrives at the AFI Lifetime Achievement Awards honoring Mike Nichols, presented at Sony Pictures Studios on in this June 10, 2010 file photo taken in Culver City, Calif. ABC News confirms director Mike Nichols and husband of Diane Sawyer died Wednesday evening Nov. 19, 2014. He was 83. (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello, FILE)

Tributes poured in Thursday for Oscar-winning director Mike Nichols, the creative force behind countless classic American films and plays including “The Graduate,” after his death aged 83.

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