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'Revenant' vs. 'Spotlight' vs. 'Big Short': Best picture front-runners sharpen their Oscar pitches

The Oscar best picture race fragmented further Saturday night with Alejandro G. Iñárritu's Directors Guild award win for "The Revenant," a development that was perhaps inevitable in a year in which guild voters splintered their support among three different movies.

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DGA Awards: Alejandro G. Iñárritu wins for 'The Revenant'

For the second year in a row, Alejandro G. Iñárritu won the Directors Guild of America’s feature film award Saturday, giving his survival drama “The Revenant” a boost in the ever-shifting best picture race.

“I never expected to win this award, truly,” Iñárritu said, after earning the first back-to-back win in DGA history. “I’m ... paralyzed. Tough men don’t cry; that’s what Ridley Scott said today.”

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Box office: The Coen brothers and zombies are no match for 'Kung Fu Panda 3'

A new film from the sibling writer-director team of Joel and Ethan Coen as well as a zombie take on a Jane Austen classic are proving to be no box office match for a panda fluent in martial arts, at least according to Friday box office results.

"Kung Fun Panda 3" looks to fend off all newcomers to hold on for a second straight week in the top spot.

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'Inside Out' wins outstanding animated feature at the Annie Awards

"Inside Out," the acclaimed box-office hit about a young girl dealing with her emotions, was the big winner at the 43rd Annie Awards for animation given out Saturday evening at UCLA's Royce Hall.

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Indie Focus: New discoveries with 'Hail, Caesar!' 'Tumbledown' and 'Southbound'

Hello! I’m Mark Olsen, and welcome to your weekly field guide to a world of Only Good Movies.

This week sees another new episode of the television program hosted by my colleague Rebecca Keegan and me on Ovation TV. This time we welcome supporting actors Sylvester Stallone, Mark Ruffalo, Paul Dano, Joel Edgerton, Michael Keaton and Seth Rogen.

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Will the Directors Guild Awards help clarify the Oscars races?

With less than a month to go until the Academy Awards, it seems there's still little consensus about which film be named best picture.

Last weekend, the top prize given out by the Screen Actors Guild — the movie ensemble award — went to the investigative journalism tale "Spotlight," directed by Tom McCarthy.

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