“The Help,” “Tintin” and “Citizen Kane” in today’s Oscar news – AWARDS ALLEY

By Sean O’Connell
hollywoodnews.com: Hollywood slowly is winding down for the Christmas season. Major movies are prepping release, from “War Horse” to “The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo,” but a ton of talent are looking ahead to their holiday vacations and the year 2012.

Before that, though, we have a few more days of Oscar-season news items hitting the wire. Let’s run through some important items that have happened lately:

– Awards Daily runs down the key remaining dates in the Oscar race.

– Tate Taylor’s “The Help” was named Best Film of 2011 by the Black Film Critics Circle. Other year-end winners included “Pariah” helmer Dee Rees (Best Director); Olivier Liondo of “The First Grader” (Best Actor); Viola Davis (Best Actress); Albert Brooks (Best Supporting Actor); and Octavia Spencer (Best Supporting Actress).

– Here’s a great feature on Joe Letteri, Weta Digital’s senior visual effects supervisor, about “Rise of the Planet of the Apes” and “The Adventures of Tintin.”

– And finally, the Orson Welles’ Oscar for “Citizen Kane” sold at auction for nearly $1 million.

Awards Alley brings you the best Oscar coverage. Click below to read our exclusive interviews with:
Harvey Weinstein
– The cast of “The Artist.”
Kenneth Branagh for “My Week With Marilyn.”
Sir Ben Kingsley and Chloe Grace Moretz for “Hugo.”
Tilda Swinton for “We Need to Talk About Kevin.”
David Fincher, Daniel Craig and Rooney Mara on “The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo.”
Viola Davis and Octavia Spencer for “The Help.”
Tate Taylor for “The Help.”
Gavin O’Connor for “Warrior.”
Gary Oldman and Colin Firth for “Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy.”
Charlize Theron, Patton Oswalt, Jason Reitman and Diablo Cody for “Young Adult.”
Steve McQueen for “Shame.”
Glenn Close for “Albert Nobbs.”
Seth Rogen and Will Reiser for “50/50.”

For complete Oscar and Film Festival coverage, visit our Awards Alley for the latest news items, reviews and interviews all season long.

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