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Oscar Surprises and Snubs: The Academy Loves Hustle, Jonah Hill, But Not Tom Hanks and Oprah

Jonah Hill, Oprah Winfrey

In the words of Sally Field, the Academy likes David O. Russell. It really likes him. On Thursday, Russell's American Hustle co-led (with Gravity) Thursday's Oscar nominations with 10, while Russell carved out a piece of Oscar history for himself: He's now the only director to have two films garner acting nominations in all four categories. Those weren't the only shockers though.
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Colin Hanks Joins FX's Fargo

Colin Hanks

Colin Hanks has joined the cast of FX's Fargo limited series, TVGuide.com has confirmed.

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Martin Freeman to star in FX's Fargo Series

Martin Freeman

Martin Freeman will star in FX's Fargo limited series, Deadlinereports.

The 10-episode series, executive produced by Joel and Ethan Coen, will feature a new true crime story with new characters. read more

FX Casts Billy Bob Thornton in Fargo Series; FXX Aims for Younger Viewers

Billy Bob Thornton

FX will drop in on Minnesota next spring.

The network has cast Oscar winner Billy Bob Thornton to star in its Fargo limited series, adapted from the 1996 award-winning movie of the same name by Joel and Ethan Coen, FX CEO John Landgraf announced at the Television Critics Association fall previews on Friday. "It will do justice too the classic Coen Brothers film," Landgraf said.

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Coen Brothers to Rewrite Angelina Jolie Project

Angelina Jolie

Angelina Jolie's next project has enlisted some Oscar-winning help. Joel and Ethan Coen will rewrite the script for an upcoming film about Olympian and World War II hero Lou Zamperini, The Hollywood Reporter reports. read more

Joel and Ethan Coen to Produce Fargo TV Series for FX

Frances McDormand

Joel and Ethan Coen are adapting their iconic film Fargo for television, Deadline reports.

The brothers are teaming with My Generation creator Noah Hawley to executive-produce the project for FX. Hawley will also serve as the series' writer. read more

FX Considering TV Adaptation of Fargo

Frances McDormand

Fargo could live on!

FX is reportedly in early talks with MGM Television to adapt the Oscar-winning film into a TV series, Variety reports.

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Oscar Snubs and Surprises: Who Missed the Cut?

Christopher Nolan

So what exactly does Christopher Nolan have to do to get an Oscar nomination for best director? The Inception mastermind was snubbed for the third time Tuesday. But that wasn't the only egregious snub or biggest surprise.

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Third time is not the charm: Already overlooked for Memento and The Dark Knight, Nolan seemed to be a shoo-in for ...
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The King's Speech Tops Oscar Nominations

Colin Firth and Natalie Portman

The King's Speech leads the 83rd Academy Awards with 12 nominations.

The British drama will vie for best picture alongside Black Swan, The Fighter, Inception, The Kids Are All Right, 127 Hours, The Social Network, Toy Story 3, True Grit and Winter's Bone. True Grit collected the second-highest total of nominations — 10.

King's Speech director Tom Hooper will face off against Darren Aronofsky ...
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No Country for Old Men — Blu-ray Review

No Country for Old Men courtesy Walt Disney Video

When a man stumbles upon a bloody scene and two million dollars in cash, his decision to take the money sets off an unstoppable chain reaction of violence. Hunted by a psychopathic killer, the man tries desperately to put an end to his pursuer while the local Sheriff follows the bodies left behind. No Country for Old Men is the 4-time Oscar-winning movie from Joel and Ethan Coen starring Tommy Lee Jones, Josh Brolin and Javier Bardem, winner of the Academy Award for "Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role."No Country for Old Men arrived at my house as an Oscar-nominated film, and it walked away with 4 awards before I had a chance to watch it. The "best picture" winner is always worthy of viewing, either because it's a great movie, or because you're able to shake your head in disgust after viewing it, proclaiming another movie as being "much, much better." I went in with an open mind, even though I strongly disliked Fargo, the other movie that provided the Coen brothers wi... read more

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