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2014 Oscar Nominations: The Snubs and Shockers!

2014 Oscar Nominations Snubs
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The 2014 Oscar nominations were announced Thursday morning by Chris Hemsworth and Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences president Cheryl Boone Isaacs, and it surely had its share of shockers. Though the golden children -- David O. Russell's 'American Hustle,' Alfonso Cuaron's 'Gravity' and Steve McQueen's '12 Years a Slave' -- all earned big-time nominations, a surprising number of expected frontrunners got the shaft.

Take a look as we dive deep into the snubs and surprises of the 2014 Oscar nominations.

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‘Saving Mr. Banks’ Review

Saving Mr. Banks review
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I can't do it. I can't remove myself from the reality of my surroundings and engage with 'Saving Mr. Banks' on pure moviegoing terms.

Maybe it's a fault within me. Maybe I cling to cynicism too much. But if John Lee Hancock's film met me just halfway – if this were a roman a clef and the names of P.L. Travers, Walt Disney and Mary Poppins were changed – perhaps I could get over the hump and care about this picture more. But at the end of the day, this is a movie about Disney, made by Disney, in which a Disney business deal is presented as a transformative good. When the big emotional breakthrough happens at freaking Disneyland that was when I had to get off the ride.

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‘Saving Mr. Banks’ Trailer: Tom Hanks and Emma Thompson in a Showdown Over ‘Mary Poppins’

Saving Mr. Banks Trailer HD
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The 'Saving Mr. Banks' trailer has arrived via our friends at Moviefone, giving us the first footage of what promises to be one of the most talked about movies this awards season. We'd expect nothing less from a movie about the making of 'Mary Poppins,' with the great Tom Hanks playing Walt Disney and the equally great Emma Thompson playing P.L. Travers.

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‘Saving Mr. Banks’ First Look: Another Oscar For Tom Hanks?

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TIME/Walt Disney Pictures

Oscar campaigns are not won with a single photograph. And yet, when you show we a picture of Tom Hanks playing famed entertainment mogul Walt Disney in the upcoming film ‘Saving Mr. Banks’...well, we're convinced the two-time Oscar winner can reserve a seat in the Dolby Theatre for the 2014 Oscars, because a nomination seems likely.

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Disney Updates Their Calendar and Gives ‘The Muppets 2′ a New Title

The Muppests Most Wanted
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On top of the news about two untitled Marvel movies, Disney has updated their calendar, and changed the title of 'The Muppets' sequel, which is now going by the name 'The Muppets Most Wanted.'

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‘Saving Mr. Banks’: First Look at Tom Hanks as Walt Disney

Saving Mr. Banks
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Tom Hanks is among Hollywood's most beloved actors, so who better to inhabit Walt Disney, one of Tinseltown's most ambitious dreamers? Hanks is portraying Disney in 'Saving Mr. Banks,' and today we're getting our first look at the man in all his mustachioed glory.

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Colin Farrell Targeted to Join Tom Hanks in ‘Saving Mr. Banks’

Colin Farrell
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Was it 'In Bruges'? It's hard to say where Colin Farrell's career turned around, but he went from a would-be star to wash out to now, when he's coming back with a vengeance. Besides top-lining this summer's 'Total Recall' it looks like he might join Tom Hanks in 'Saving Mr. Banks.'

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Tom Hanks is Up to Play Walt Disney in a Film About ‘Mary Poppins’

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Tom Hanks could be playing Walt Disney in 'Saving Mr. Banks,' which is not a sequel to the Hanks-starring 'Saving Private Ryan,' but a film about the making of the film 'Mary Poppins.' 'Banks' will be directed by John Lee Hancock, and the role of P.L. Travers - the author of 'Mary Poppins' - has been offered to Emma Thompson.

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