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Favorite Disabled Characters In Film

In anticipation of The Sessions, Scott Youngbauer takes a look at some of the most iconic disabled characters in film.

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Best Alien Characters in Movies

What are your favorite alien characters from films? Bronwen Winter Phoenix looks over some of the most memorable movie aliens.

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Why Tron is More Important than Avatar

Dennis Callahan writes that when it comes to 3D, Tron: Legacy takes the cake over Avatar. Do you agree?

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Best Cinematography of the 2000s

In our Oscar Decades Series, Scott Youngbauer has "Road to Perdition" as the decade's best cinematography.

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Ex-Spouses Vie for Best Directing Oscar

The frontrunners for Best Director used to be married to each other. Kathryn Bigelow looks to become the first woman to win this Oscar for the low-budget "Hurt Locker," while James Cameron's big-budget "Avatar" was groundbreaking. Adam Spunberg likes Bigelow, but don't count out Quentin Tarantino.

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Avatar’s 3D Stirs Cinematography Debate

In many pools, Best Cinematography counts for just a little more than the other technical categories. This year, Academy members have to decide whether the 3D shots in "Avatar" were cinematically better than real-life war feel of "The Hurt Locker." Paul Popiel prefers the latter, but predicts the former.

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Best Film Editing Could Predict Best Picture

The Best Film Editing Oscar has a high correlation with the Best Picture winner, so it's no surprise that the favorites are Best Picture contenders Avatar, The Hurt Locker, and Inglourious Basterds. While Avatar is favored in this category, Steve Neumann says an Inglourious upset is possible.

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Diverse Nominees for Best Art Direction

The five nominees for Best Art Direction could not be more different, writes Christa Youngpeter. The race could hinge on how the Academy views "Avatar." The film could be rewarded for its dazzling sets or punished for its extensive use of CGI. After "Avatar" the race is wide open.

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No Competition for Avatar in Visual Effects

There are three nominees for Best Visual Effects, but there might as well only be one. While "Star Trek" and "District 9" both have their merits, Mallory Pickard discusses the revolutionary technology that James Cameron patented for "Avatar" which could change movies forever.

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‘Avatar’ Headlines Noms for Sound Editing

The nominees for Best Sound Editing look a lot like the nominees for Best Sound Mixing, with four of the five being the same. But Jeremy Martin explains there are differences in the two awards. And while "The Hurt Locker" may win for Sound Mixing, "Avatar" is the frontrunner for Sound Editing.

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Anatomy of a Best Pic: Is it Avatar’s Year?

Is this an "Avatar" year at the Oscars? Or does a film like "Up in the Air" or "The Hurt Locker" have the goods to upset the James Cameron blockbuster? Christa Youngpeter examines the anatomy of a Best Picture film, as we're less than a week away from learning the nominees.

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Hurt Locker’s PGA Win Sets Up 3-Horse Race

"The Hurt Locker" won Best Picture at the Producers Guild Awards, significantly in a 10-nominee race. With "Inglourious Basterds" winning the top SAG award and "Avatar" winning Best Drama at the Golden Globes, Kit Bowen looks at the three frontrunners for Best Picture.

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Divorced Filmmakers Vie for Directing Oscar

Once married, James Cameron and Kathryn Bigelow are reunited at awards shows, competing for Best Director for "Avatar" and the "The Hurt Locker." Bigelow won the Critics Choice Award while Cameron took the Golden Globe. Jeremy Martin takes a closer look.

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Avatar, Hangover Win Top Globes

Kit Bowen looks back at a big night for James Cameron and Avatar, and examines the newly shaped Oscar race.

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Campbell: Don’t Give Avatar Best Picture

James Cameron's "Avatar" is getting significant Best Picture buzz, and that doesn't please Colin Campbell. He says rewarding the film would be a mistake for the Academy, much like their decision to give Best Picture to "Titanic" 12 years ago. Campbell says the story just isn't strong enough.

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