One of this season's Oscar-nominated shorts is Mr. Hublot, a French-language animated film about a reclusive man who must learn to adapt to a new housemate — a robot dog. Zeilt Productions hide caption

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Oscar Glow, Today's Tech Help Short Films Find Their Fandom

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Lupita Nyong'o and Chiwetel Ejiofor in the Oscar-nominated 12 Years a Slave. Director Steve McQueen and film editor Joe Walker took a restrained, formal approach to portraying the "casual nightmare" of American slavery. Francois Duhamel/Fox Searchlight Pictures hide caption

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Hard To Watch '12 Years A Slave'? Try Editing It

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Rayon (Jared Leto) and Ron Woodroof (Matthew McConaughey) are fellow AIDS patients smuggling alternative medications into the U.S. in Dallas Buyers Club, directed by Jean-Marc Vallée. Anne Marie Fox/Courtesy of Focus Features hide caption

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Getting 'Dallas Buyers Club' Made Took Tenacity And 'Will'

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Malaysian shooting athlete Nur Suryani Taibi was eight months pregnant in 2012 as she prepared for the Summer Olympics in London. Rebecca Blackwell/AP hide caption

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A Baby Didn't Bump These Moms Out Of Competition

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Dean Winchester (left, played by Jensen Ackles) and his brother Sam (Jared Padalecki) battle evil beings on CW's Supernatural. The brothers may be easy on the eyes, but sex appeal alone doesn't explain Supernatural's passionate fan base. Cate Cameron/The CW hide caption

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The Few, The Fervent: Fans Of 'Supernatural' Redefine TV Success

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Amiri Baraka, shown here in 1972, was a renowned poet whose politics strongly shaped his work. Julian C. Wilson/AP hide caption

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Amiri Baraka's Legacy Both Controversial And Achingly Beautiful

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Florida Georgia Line was unsigned when it recorded the year's biggest country song, "Cruise." Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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How A Hip-Hop Remix Helped Make 'Cruise' The Year's Biggest Country Hit

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Kacey Musgraves' Same Trailer, Different Park is one of several country music albums released by women this year. Kristin Barlowe/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Quiet As Kept, Women Dominated Country Music In 2013

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A YouTube Powerhouse Looks Beyond Its Gamer Base

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The massive marketing campaign for Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues has gone way beyond trailers and commercials. Some critics say the journalists are embarrassing themselves — and some say the character has become tiresomely ubiquitous. Gemma LaMana/Paramount Pictures hide caption

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The 'Anchorman' Legend Continues, And It's Everywhere

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Hollywood's version of Iron Man 3 shown in China played down the rather unfortunately named baddie, The Mandarin, played by Ben Kingsley. Marvel hide caption

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Hollywood's New Strategy: Supporting Chinese-Made Blockbusters

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Neflix To Stream Original Series Based On Marvel Characters

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Most Remaining Blockbusters To Close In January

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Lou Reed onstage in London in 1975 playing a transparent, Plexiglass guitar. Reed died Sunday. He was 71. Denis O'Regan/Getty Images hide caption

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Lou Reed, Beloved Contrarian, Dies

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