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Maureen Dowd’s op-ed piece comes on the heels of Joe Courtney’s calls for Steven Spielberg to acknowledge the mistake before Sunday’s Oscars.

op-ed columnist Maureen Dowd on Sunday became the latest to criticize Steven Spielberg’s Oscar-nominated for its historical inaccuracy.

Earlier this month, Joe Courtney, a Democratic congressman from Connecticut, wrote to the director saying that the movie incorrectly showed two of his state’s House members voting "nay" against the amendment for the abolition of slavery. He asked Spielberg to acknowledge the error before the Feb. 24 Oscars — where is nominated in 12 categories, including best picture — and fix the scene before the movie’s DVD release. (Spielberg has said he would give the DVD to any middle or high school that asks for it.)

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"I’m a princess-and-the-pea on this issue, but I think Spielberg should refilm the scene or dub in ‘Illinois’ for…

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UPDATED: "Girls," "Breaking Bad" and "Louie" were among the TV winners recognized at simultaneous ceremonies held in Los Angeles and New York.

Mark Boal‘s Zero Dark Thirty and Chris Terrio‘s Argo, two movies inspired by America’s involvement in the Middle East, won top honors at the 2013 Writers Guild Awards.

HBO’s Girls was hailed as the best new series of the year, while the awards for drama and comedy series went to the writing staffs of, respectively, AMC’s Breaking Bad and FX’s Louie.

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Boal was in the midst of his acceptance speech for the original screenplay prize when he realized that Kathryn Bigelow, the film’s director, had slipped into the ballroom. "Kathryn," he said, "you took this script, and you made it live and breathe and fly and you led all of us unflinchingly and bravely to a place of truth…

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Don’t call it a comeback, but the highly-anticipated Streamy Awards returned on Sunday night for a third time, to honor the best that web video had to offer in the last year.

“Web video is all about passion,” host Chris Hardwick said during his opening monologue, and there were so many shows, full of said passion, that were either nominated or awarded on Sunday night. Here are a few of them that deserve, if not statues, then definitely some consideration.

SourceFed

The winner in the Best News/Informational Show category was long-standing YouTube star Philip DeFranco, but worth checking out is his fellow nominee SourceFed — and not just because DeFranco created it.

SourceFed, a lively news recap hosted by a revolving troupe of hosts, covers topics ranging from Doctor Who news to North Korea testing nukes. I was first exposed to the manic energy of the show’s…

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Awards show creator Drew Baldwin, Soulja Boy, Vanilla Ice and Epic Rap Battles of History’s members also talked to THR about the importance of online media at the third annual event.

Jamie Kennedy has his sights set on doing an online series.

The actor/TV host told on Sunday at the third annual Streamy Awards — where he presented the award for best male performance in a comedy — that he has been talking to several people about the possibility.

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“I have been thinking of maybe doing it on a peek into my life, a faux reality," he said on the red carpet of the event, which was streamed live from the Hollywood Palladium. "I think there is a world for it and it’s the only way to really express what you want.”

Singer-songwriter Vanilla Ice also hit the carpet before his performance at the awards…

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