<p>The &quot;Silver Linings Playbook&quot;&nbsp;team won't have much to cry about after the Independent Spirit Awards Saturday afternoon.</p>

The "Silver Linings Playbook" team won't have much to cry about after the Independent Spirit Awards Saturday afternoon.

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2013 Independent Spirit Awards predictions: 'Silver Linings Playbook' will shine

'Perks of Being a Wallflower' or 'Sound of My Voice' for best first feature?

First rule about the Independent Spirit Awards:  box office wins 99% of the time.  Second rule about the Independent Spirit Awards: the voting membership is more mainstream than you'd think.  Of course, these are rules that have really come into play over the past five years or so, but important to keep in mind when trying to predict the winners of the 2013 Film Independent Spirit Awards.

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<p>Kristen Stewart</p>

Kristen Stewart

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Kristen Stewart and Jane Fonda added to Oscars presenters list

Kerry Washington and Jennifer Garner will also grace the stage

"Twilight" star Kristen Stewart, Oscar winner Jane Fonda, Jennifer Garner and Kerry Washington have all been added as presenters for the upcoming Oscar telecast. 

Show producers Craig Zadan and Neil Meron made the announcement today.

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10 Oscars we bet the Academy wishes they could take back

10 Oscars we bet the Academy wishes they could take back

Can you really disagree with any of these mistakes?

There is probably no peer organization that receives more blowback over their annual honors than the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences.  There is rarely a year when at least one Oscar winner is deemed unworthy by the media or moviegoers.  Sometimes it's a question of taste.  "Crash" vs. "Brokeback Mountain"? Boy,that's a debate that won't end anytime soon.  Either you love "Dances with Wolves" or "American Beauty" or you don't.  Either you think Sandra Bullock was deserving of a best actress Oscar or you don't.  Many times, however, there is no debate.  History is the greatest judge of all and the Academy has made a number of glaring mistakes over the show's past 84 installments.  With that in mind, HitFix's editors have chosen 10 winners that truly weren't deserving in our eyes.  These aren't necessarily the 10 most glaring mistakes, but 10 we would likely fix first.

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<p>'Inside Llewyn Davis'</p>

'Inside Llewyn Davis'

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Coen Brothers' music drama 'Inside Llewyn Davis' picked up by CBS

Oscar Isaac, Carey Mulligan and Justin Timberlake star

The Coen brothers' upcoming music drama "Inside Llewyn Davis," starring Oscar Isaac, Carey Mulligan and Justin Timberlake, will be hitting screens later this year, as CBS Films has close a deal to acquire the North American rights distribution rights.

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<p>Assuming best supporting actor is one of the first few awards handed out, will there be any surprises left afterward?</p>

Assuming best supporting actor is one of the first few awards handed out, will there be any surprises left afterward?

Contender Countdown: Best Supporting Actor brings the surprises

Is 'Argo' a done deal for best picture?

Has it come to this? Has the race for best picture become - gasp - anticlimactic? Will "Argo" really defy history and become on the fourth film ever to win best picture without a director nomination?  According to all my peers and, um, myself that appears to be the case.

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<p>One of many powerful protests depicted in David France's &quot;How to Survive a Plague.&quot;</p>

One of many powerful protests depicted in David France's "How to Survive a Plague."

David France says Oscar nominee 'How to Survive a Plague' is already a 'winner'

And how about that Ed Koch?

Every year Oscar's documentary category seems to provide historical lessons for generations to learn from now and in the future.  This year, "5 Broken Cameras" helps shine the light on non-violent resistance in the West Bank; "The Gatekeepers" reveals that many of Israel's greatest hawks are now doves; "The Invisible War" pulls the curtain on clandestine operations funded by the American government; and one of rock n'roll's forgotten heroes is rediscovered in "Searching for Sugar Man." One of the most important nominees, however, tells the tale of an incredible grassroots movement that began in New York City to fight the battle against AIDS when it appeared no one else was, "How to Survive a Plague."  Noted author and journalist David France used amazing and rate video of this organization -- better known as ACT UP -- the centerpiece of his debut documentary.  France took some time last week to chat about his cinematic journey, the reaction to the death of Ed Koch and why "Plague" is already a winner before he hits the Academy Awards red carpet.

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Christoph Waltz is Jesus H. Christ in 'SNL' spoof 'Djesus Uncrossed'

Christoph Waltz is Jesus H. Christ in 'SNL' spoof 'Djesus Uncrossed'

A.O. scott says 'It's a less violent version of 'Passion of the Christ''

The race for best supporting actor is still up in the air, but one nominee was doing his best Saturday night to demonstrate his versatility to moviegoers and any academy members up past their bed timees watching "SNL." "Django Unchained's" Christoph Waltz was pretty fantastic in his inaugural hosting gig and one of the show's most memorable bits found Waltz spoofing his two most memorable movies to date, "Django" and his Oscar-winning "Inglourious Basterds."  The skit, which was shot in pseduo Tarantino style, has Waltz playing none other than Jesus H. Christ (the H is silent) in - you guessed it - "Jesus Uncrossed." For more on Waltz's "SNL" hosting performance check out Ryan McGee's blow by blow recap.

And if you haven't seen Taran Killam's Brad Pitt impression, well, enjoy the embedded video below...


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<p>Ang Lee accepting a BAFTA honor for one of his colleagues at the 2013 BAFTA&nbsp;Awards.</p>

Ang Lee accepting a BAFTA honor for one of his colleagues at the 2013 BAFTA Awards.

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Ang Lee's remarkable journey with 'Life of Pi' is coming ashore Oscar Sunday

Still the most underreported success story of the season

When Ang Lee first read Yann Martel' "Life of Pi" he didn't think it was a movie let alone a global blockbuster.  Speaking to the Oscar-winning director of such classics as "The Ice Storm," "Brokeback Mountain" and "Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon" back in November 2012 before "Pi" hit theaters Lee was, as always, incredibly honest about his creative process.

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<p>Jennifer Lawrence</p>

Jennifer Lawrence

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Ben Affleck, Jessica Chastain and Jennifer Lawrence join Oscars telecast

Academy Award nominees will present trophies

Ben Affleck, Jessica Chastain and Jennifer Lawrence are the latest Academy Award nominees to be added to the star-studded of presenters for the upcoming Oscars telecast.

Show producers Craig Zadan and Neil Meron announced the news today.
 
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<p>Ezra Miller</p>

Ezra Miller

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Ezra Miller on his disinterest in Twitter and the long road of 'Perks of Being a Wallflower'

It's nice to play a role where people don't think you're crazy

In a perfect world Ezra Miller would be getting ready to attend the Academy Awards later this month.  The 20-year-old actor would be celebrating his first best supporting actor nomination for his role in Stephen Chbosky's "The Perks of Being A Wallflower."  Unfortunately, awards season is a far from perfect animal and Miller joins co-star Logan Lerman, Michael Pena ("End of Watch") and Bruce Willis ("Moonrise Kingdom") as actors who should have received more attention (thank god for the Independent Spirit Awards).  That fact will be increasingly apparent to moviegoers who catch up with "Perks" after its release on DVD, Blu-ray and digital download this week. 

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