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iW ROUND UP | Monday, December 8

Indiewire By Brian Brooks | Indiewire December 8, 2008 at 7:32AM

indieWIRE's snapshot of news and views from around the web.
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indieWIRE's snapshot of news and views from around the web.

Australia gives Ledger posthumous acting award
Ledger was posthumously given the Australian Film Institute's international award for best actor for his role as the Joker in "The Dark Knight." [AP]

"Che" movie wins praise in Cuba
Cubans packed into two cinemas over the weekend to see "Che," a four-hour epic directed by Steven Soderbergh, during Havana's annual Latin American Film Festival. [AP]

'Doubt' and Doubts of a Workingman"
John Patrick Shanley builds stuff, including "Doubt," a cultural artifact so sturdy that it not only became a Broadway achiever, winning a Tony for best play, but a film staring Meryl Streep and Philip Seymour Hoffman that is among the mentioned in this year's Oscar race. [NYT]

Should Documentaries Be Held To Different Critical Standards Than Features?
Shouldn't the quality of the filmmaking be of primary concern, regardless of whether or not the film itself qualifies as a documentary? [Spout]

PGA awards 'Milk' with Kramer prize
The Producers Guild of America has selected "Milk" as the winner of its Stanley Kramer Award to recognize work that illuminates social issues. [VAR]