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Box Office Milestone: 'Silver Linings Playbook' Hitting $100 Million in North America

Jennifer Lawrence Silver Linings Playbook - H 2012

David O. Russell’s film has become a sleeper hit and will be the sixth best picture contender to clear $100 million domestically as the Feb. 24 Oscar ceremony approaches.

Enjoying a tenacious hold, The Weinstein Co.'s Silver Linings Playbook will clear the $100 million mark at the domestic box office by the conclusion of Presidents Day weekend and one week before the Academy Awards.

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Designer on Dressing Quvenzhane Wallis, 9: 'Pink, Purple and Bling'

David Meister, who’s dressed the “Beasts of the Southern Wild” star for all her awards shows, reveals his client’s specific requests: matching animal purses and “shiny, twirly” kiddie couture.

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Quvenzhane Wallis

This story first appeared in the Feb. 22 issue of The Hollywood Reporter magazine.

According to the veteran red-carpet designer David Meister, who outfitted ...

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A Few Minutes with Feinberg: Age Ain't Nothin' But a Number — Except for the Academy? (Video)

THR’s awards analyst identifies the average age of the Oscar winners from years past and wonders if it offers any clues about who might take home gold this year.


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A Few Minutes With Feinberg: The Public Performs the Oscar-Nominated Films (Video)

THR’s awards analyst Scott Feinberg asks a cross section of strangers on Rodeo Drive which best pic Oscar nominee would have gotten their vote — and to give him a related line reading.


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Studios Not Rushing to Advertise Upcoming Movies on Oscar Telecast

OZ The Great and Powerful Trailer Screenshot - H 2012“Oz: The Great and Powerful”

Disney’s “Oz: The Great and Powerful” and Fox’s “The Heat” may be the only film spots to appear during the ABC broadcast.

One thing movie fans might not get much of during Sunday’s Oscar telecast, ironically, is a lot of advertisements for upcoming films.

In the past, such advertising was mostly discouraged by a strict set of guidelines...

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Lens-Maker Cooke Receives SciTech Oscar

Also during Saturday’s ceremony, held at the Beverly Hill Hotel, VFX supervisor and cinematographer Bill Taylor was awarded the John A. Bonner Medal of Commendation.

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Oscar Statuette

Cooke Optics—a UK-based lens maker founded in 1886—received an Academy Award of Merit for “continuing innovation” in its motion picture camera lenses...

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Warner Bros. Foley Team Discusses David Fincher's Shoes, Oscar Predictions

Jay Roesch Sound Editor Award - H 2012John Roesch

The sound team behind “Dragon Tattoo,” “Inception” and “The Dark Knight” trilogy reveals that Fincher is “very particular about shoes and their sounds” in a presentation at USC.

Providing an insider's look at how the sounds of film are created, Foley artists John Roesch, Alyson Dee Moore and sound mixer MaryJo Lang spoke at a panel at The University of Southern California on Thursday, ...

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Oscars 2013: 'Jaws' Theme as Play-Out Music Proves Divisive

Using the John Williams-composed piece as a sonic cane irked some and delighted others on social media.

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Nothing sends the message "Hurry up and get out of there!" quite like the Jaws theme. The menacing orchestral music from 1975's Steven Spielberg-directed film was the 85th Academy Awards' choice to gradually play out the more verbose acceptance speeches.

Its use so far: at ...

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Oscars: 'Life of Pi' Tops With 4 Wins; 'Argo' Named Best Picture

UPDATED: “Pi” scores the most wins, including one for director Ang Lee, but the Ben Affleck drama takes the top honor at the 85th Academy Awards.

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Twentieth Century Fox Film/Warner Bros.”Life of Pi” and “Argo”

Life of Pi, Argo and Les Miserables were the big winners at the 85th Annual Academy Awards on Sunday.

Ang Lee's film about a 16-year-old Indian boy adrift at sea with a t...

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Oscars 2013: Seth MacFarlane Teams Up With James Bond in New Promo (Video)

In the latest teaser, the comedian serves Pierce Brosnan his first martini.

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A new promo for the Oscars promises that host Seth MacFarlane will inject the Feb. 24 ceremony with his signature humor.

In the teaser, MacFarlane has superimposed himself into a shot from one of the installments of the James Bond franchise, The World in Not Enough, and mocks Pierce Brosnan’s Bond whe...

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