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    Oscar Watch: The Hurt Locker's Bigelow Heads for Best Director

    Oscar Watch: The Hurt Locker's Bigelow Heads for Best Director

    It's not surprising that the Alliance of Women Film Journalists went with The Hurt Locker and Kathryn Bigelow as best picture and director (they threw a mess of other achievement prizes at her as well--she'd better show up). And gave Jane Campion some props for her Bright Star direction and screenplay. Nor is Manohla Dargis off-base when she complains about the lack of women film directors today. The AWFJ may want to cut back on duplicative awards. They also gave two apiece to Agnes Varda and Mo'Nique.)

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    Big Shoes To Fill - In The Rain

    Big Shoes To Fill - In The Rain

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    AFI Top Ten List

    Remember, the AFI Top Ten list is only American films. Here's the final top ten list, which does not include Avatar--it nabs a special mention for technical achievement. I have to say, going with The Hangover over Avatar is hard to fathom. And I found Dominican baseball film Sugar admirable but flat. Love it that they picked two animated films. Full release and jury on jump.

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    LA Film Critics Part II: The Hurt Locker Wins Best Picture. Director

    The Hurt Locker continues to win awards as the LAFCA gave it best picture on Sunday afternoon. The runner up was Up in the Air. Award winners are: PICTURE: "The Hurt Locker" Runner-up: "Up in the Air" DIRECTOR: Kathryn Bigelow, "The Hurt Locker" Runner-up: Michael Haneke, "The White Ribbon" ACTRESS: Yolande Moreau, "Séraphine" Runner-up: Carey Mulligan, "An Education" ACTOR: Jeff Bridges, "Crazy Heart" Runner-up: Colin Firth, "A Single Man" ANIMATION: "Fantastic Mr. Fox" Runner-up: “Up" FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM: "Summer Hours" Runner-up: "The White Ribbon" NEW GENERATION: Neill Blomkamp, "District 9"

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    New York Film Critics Online Winners Led by Avatar

    Best Picture: AvatarBest Director: Kathryn Bigelow, The Hurt LockerBest Actress: Meryl Streep, Julie & JuliaBest Supporting Actor: Christoph Waltz, Inglourious BasterdsBest Screenplay: Quentin Tarantino, Inglourious BasterdsBest Foreign Language Film: The White RibbonBest Documentary: The CoveBest Animated Feature: UpBest Cinematography: Robert Richardson, Inglourious BasterdsBest Music: Crazy HeartBest Ensemble: In the Loop

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    Year End Film Book Survey - 2009 Part 2

    Year End Film Book Survey - 2009 Part 2

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  • Thompson on Hollywood
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    BNAT Wrap: Kick-Ass Beat Avatar as Best-Received Film

    BNAT Wrap: Kick-Ass Beat Avatar as Best-Received Film

    At the end of the 24-hour marathon of films at his annual Butt-Numb-A-Thon (BNAT), AICN web master Harry Knowles asked the 200 or so folks at the Alamo Drafthouse to declare their best film of the fest. Matthew Vaughn's Kick-Ass got a bigger response than Avatar, though both had their fans and it was hardly a scientific survey. (The comics action spoof Kick-Ass comes out April 16.) It should be pointed out that Avatar closed the fest. (James Cameron made sure the BNAT attendees had the right 3D glasses.)

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    The White Ribbon Wins Three European Film Awards

    The European Film Awards gave The White Ribbon best picture, and best director and script to Michael Haneke. Une Prophete won awards for best actor, Tahar Rahim, and sound design. Best Actress went to Kate Winslet for The Reader. Anthony Dod Mantle won cinematography for both Antichrist and Slumdog Millionaire.

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    LA Film Critics Anoint Mo'Nique, Waltz, Up in the Air Screenplay in First Round of Voting

    The Los Angeles Film Critics Association has awarded Mo'Nique the best supporting actress prize for Precious, and Chistoph Waltz (Inglourious Basterds) best supporting actor in their first round of voting. Jason Reitman won best screenplay for Up in the Air. Winners so far are on the jump.

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