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The cameras behind 2014's Oscar-nominated films

Want to shoot an Oscar-nominated film? Here are the cameras that you'll need to snag an Academy Award.

By January 21, 2014

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Behind the Oscar-nominated sounds of 'The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug'

If pictures have 3D, then sound has Dolby Atmos. Academy Award-winning sound mixer Christopher Boyes tells CNET how he used the audio tech to give moviegoers a more engrossing experience.

By February 28, 2014

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Netflix 'original' documentary lands Oscar nomination

The video service picked festival darling "The Square," a documentary about the Egyptian revolution, as its first "original" film, keen to add an Oscar to its tally of awards.

By January 16, 2014

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Former tech exec's film gets Oscar nomination

Charles Ferguson, who directed the Iraq war documentary No End in Sight, is now hooked on filmmaking.

By January 28, 2008

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'The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies' has a familiar ring

Bilbo bows out as the last of Peter Jackson's Middle-earth movies delivers on the battle, not so much on the hobbit.

By December 2, 2014

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Christian Bale confirmed to play Steve Jobs in Sorkin biopic

Screenwriter Aaron Sorkin has confirmed the "Dark Knight" actor will go from Gotham to Silicon Valley in a new biopic of the Apple co-founder.

By October 23, 2014

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​The mysterious voyage of Homer: Don Hertzfeldt's Simpsons couch gag

The Simpsons has turned to Oscar-nominee Don Hertzfeldt for its latest couch gag, but it's more bizarre than you'd expect as the nuclear family goes post-nuclear apocalypse.

By September 29, 2014

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'Hobbit' trailer shows a Middle-earth gearing up for battle

Debuting at Comic-Con, the new trailer for "The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies" shows orcs, dwarves, elves, humans, and of course the dragon getting ready for a grand conflict.

By July 28, 2014

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Your phone will never love you back (and you shouldn't want it to)

Commentary: Futurist Ray Kurzweil says our devices will soon be able to process and mimic human emotions. But even if that's possible, it's not exactly a great idea.

By June 20, 2014

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The sounds of Smaug and others from the 'Hobbit'

Go behind the scenes of "The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug" with Christopher Boyes, the Oscar-nominated sound mixer on the film. Hear how he collaborated with filmmaker Peter Jackson and how he used Dolby Atmos sound technology to create a more menacing Smaug.

By February 28, 2014