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PARK CITY, UT - Sean P. Means, Sundance Film Festival Director John Cooper, Sundance Institute Executive Director Keri Putnam, and Sundance Institute President Robert Redford during the Day One Press Conference for 2015 Sundance Film Festival on January 22, 2015 in Park City, Utah. (Photo by Michael Loccisano/Getty Images for Sundance)

A Look At The Academy Awards And The Sundance Kids

An Academy Award nomination is an incomparable stamp of approval for any film — and for an indie feature coming out of the Sundance Film Festival, in some cases, it’s a downright miracle.

01/23/2015

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Kyle’s Widow Cancels Interviews For ‘American Sniper’

In the wake of the growing controversy over her late husband’s memoir, the widow of Navy SEAL Chris Kyle has decided to stay out of the limelight. Taya Kyle has called off a number of interviews that were scheduled this week.

01/20/2015

(L-R) Neil Patrick Harris, Tyler Perry, Rosamund Pike, Ben Affleck, and David Fincher attend the Opening Night Gala Presentation and World Premiere of "Gone Girl" during the 52nd New York Film Festival at Alice Tully Hall on September 26, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images)

Oscar Best Picture Snubs: 5 Films That Deserved a Nomination

With only eight films nominated for Best Picture at this year’s Oscars, we point out five additional films that deserved a spot in this prestigious Academy Award category.

01/16/2015

LOS ANGELES, CA - JANUARY 15: Actor Michael Keaton accepts the award for Best Actor in the film 'Birdman' onstage during the 20th annual Critics' Choice Movie Awards at the Hollywood Palladium on January 15, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Christopher Polk/Getty Images for BFCA)

‘Birdman,’ ‘Boyhood’ Top Winners At Critics’ Choice Awards

Fresh off their Oscar nominations, “Birdman” and “Boyhood” added to their awards-season haul with multiple wins at the Critics’ Choice Movie Awards.

01/16/2015

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This Week: Rihanna Allegedly Kisses Leo & The Oscars Are Close

This week, a good girl gone bad may or may not have kissed your favorite bachelor and Hollywood’s most important night is fast approaching.

01/16/2015

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Local Woman Advised Julianne Moore On Life With Alzheimer’s

Moore got an Oscar nod for her role in “Still Alice,” playing a woman plagued with the same horrible disease as 50-year-old Sandy Oltz.

01/15/2015

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Podcast Page: 1-15-15 The WCCO Morning News With Dave Lee!

Listen to the Oscar nominations as they are announced, plus shocking news on Target. All on the PODCAST PAGE for Dave Lee. Click the link above to head there.

01/15/2015

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Walker Art Center Hosts British Advertising Awards

This holiday season, the Walker Art Center carries on its 28-year tradition as host to the British Arrows Awards.

12/13/2014

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Movie Blog: Twin Cities Film Fest Lineup Announced

With autumn comes the start of the season for serious-minded movies, and the Twin Cities Film Fest just announced a slate that includes more than just a few movies that have awards bloggers all hot and bothered.

09/24/2014

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Oscar Nominee To Throw Out Twins 1st Pitch

The Minnesota Twins will have an Oscar-nominated actor toss out at the ceremonial first pitch at their 2014 home opener. Barkhad Abdi will throw out the first pitch at the April 7 game against Oakland at Target Field. After the first pitch, Abdi will meet fans in the new Twins Digital Clubhouse in the U.S. Bank Homerun Porch.

03/24/2014

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Report: Actor Barkhad Abdi Is ‘Dead Broke’

It hasn’t been a great week for former Minneapolis cab driver turned movie star Barkhad Abdi. First he lost the Academy Award, and now a new report says Abdi is “dead broke.” According to the New Yorker, Abdi only made $65,000 from his role as the Somali pirate leader in “Captain Phillips.”

03/06/2014

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Movie Blog: Top 5 Oscar Highlights, Lowlights

The thing about throwing an Oscar party — even an impromptu, informal one — is that it’s really tough to actually keep track of the show itself, what with making the cocktails and distributing the ballots and tipping the pizza delivery person.

03/03/2014

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PODCASTS: 3-3-14 THE WCCO MORNING NEWS WITH DAVE LEE-John Hine

Catch up on everything you missed Monday Morning on THE MORNING NEWS by clicking the link above….

03/03/2014

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2-28-14 PODCAST: The Morning News With Dave Lee…….John Hines Filling In

Missed something from Friday’s Show? CLICK THE ABOVE LINK to listen to podcasts from today!

02/28/2014

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OSCARS: Best Picture….Who Will Win?

Take 5 seconds to cast your vote!!!!

02/28/2014

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