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Will 'Feast' return Disney to Oscars glory in Best Animated Short?

Will 'Feast' return Disney to Oscars glory in Best Animated Short?
Last year, Disney was widely expected to win Best Animated Short for "Get a Horse" but lost to "Mr. Hublot." That would have been a bookend to its 2012 prize for "Paperman," the studio's first win in 43 years in a category it once owned. After taking 10 of the first 11 races beginning in 1932, it won just three more times with "Toot, Whistle, Plunk and Boom" (1953), "Winnie the Pooh and the Blustery Day" (1968) and "It's Tough to be a Bird" (1969).  Can "Feast" bring it back to the winner's circle? It currently leads our odds. Below, we take a closer look at it and the competition.  -Break- "Feast" The story follows one man's love life as seen through the eyes of his best friend and dog, Winston, and revealed bite by bite through the meals they share. This marks the first nomination for Patrick Osborne and Kristina Reed. It is the overwhelming favorit...
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Sneak peek of Oscar frontrunner for Animated Short: Disney's 'Get a Horse'

Sneak peek of Oscar frontrunner for Animated Short: Disney's 'Get a Horse'
The Walt Disney toon factory used to own Best Animated Short, taking 10 of the first 11 races beginning in 1932. After that streak ended in 1942, it won just three more times with "Toot, Whistle, Plunk and Boom" (1953), "Winnie the Pooh and the Blustery Day" (1968) and "It's Tough to be a Bird" (1969). based CG to tell a tale of lost love. And it looks like the studio could claim this prize again with this year's equally ground-breaking entry "Get a Horse." It leads the 10 semi-finalists which were winnowed down from 56 qualifying submissions. Helmer Lauren MacMullan blends the old with the new in this fun-filled short. Drawings were crafted in the style of those award-winning 1930s shorts. Mickey Mouse (voiced using archival recordings of Wa...
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Oscars 2013 winners recap: 'Argo,' Jennifer Lawrence, 'Life of Pi' and Daniel Day-Lewis score

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The 85th Annual Academy Awards didn't have a lot of surprises -- it was widely expected that "Argo," Jennifer Lawrence and Daniel Day-Lewis would win and they did -- but let's take another look what Oscar voters declared 2012's best in film.

It starts with "Argo," the Best Picture winner, which overcame the nomination morning snub of Ben Affleck in the Best Director category to dominate pretty much all of Hollywood's award season. In doing so, "Argo" became only the fourth movie in history to win a Best Picture Oscar without at least receiving a Best Director nomination. "Argo" also claimed wins in the Best Film Editing and Best Adapted Screenplay categories.

But "Argo" was not the night's most honored film. That was Ang Lee's visually dazzling literary adaptation "Life of Pi" which took home four Oscars: Best Director for Lee, Best Visual Effects, Best Cinematography and Best Original Score.
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Gallery: Mondo’s Los Angeles Mystery Movie Series Recap Including Posters

Gallery: Mondo’s Los Angeles Mystery Movie Series Recap Including Posters
There's something incredibly exciting about the phrase "anything is possible." Waiting for something that could be anything is an exercise for your imagination. That infinite possibility, coupled with wild speculation and prediction, is ninety percent of the fun of Mondo's Mystery Movies. Mondo, as you may know, is the ever-growing poster boutique associated with the Alamo Drafthouse. In April Mondo began a project called Mystery Movies. People buy a ticket for a movie that won't be announced until they're in the theater. That is coupled with a limited edition poster that will only ever be available at the event. So imagine buying a ticket to one of these things and speculating what it could be. You throw out suggestions with your fellow attendees, laughing at wild ones and nodding at more likely ones. Finally, you sit down for the film and all is revealed. Does it live up to your expectations?
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