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    For Your Consideration: 10 Things The Fall Fests Did Tell Us About Award Season

    Three weeks ago, indieWIRE suggested 10 things the power trio of the fall festival circuit - Venice, Telluride and Toronto - might reveal about awards season. From new work by David Cronenberg, Roman Polanski, Steven Soderbergh, Sarah Polley and George Clooney, to films that could rocket out of now...

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    Tony Walton Announced as Recipient of Art Directors Guild Lifetime Achievement Award

    Tony Walton, veteran art director and set designer of stage and screen will receive a Lifetime Achievement Award at the Art Directors Guild’s Production Design Awards in February. Walton is best known for his contribution to the concept art and costume design of “Mary Poppins” as well as his work on...

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    Eddie Murphy to Host 84th Academy Awards

    It's official. Oscar-nominee Eddie Murphy will host this year's Academy Awards show on Sunday, February 26, 2012. This will be Murphy's first time hosting the telecast, produced this year by Brett Ratner and Don Mischer.

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    For Your Consideration: Updating Oscar Contenders In The Eye of The Storm

    In the past seven days or so, there have probably been more developments in the awards race than will be seen during any time period this year. Except for maybe the next seven days. With the Telluride Film Festival over, the Venice Film Festival entering its seventh day, and the Toronto Film Festiva...

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    Oscar Watch: Glenn Close Talks Gender Bender Albert Nobbs

    Albert Nobbs is a 30-year labor of love for Glenn Close, who won an Obie for Simone Benmussa’s 1982 stage play based on a story by George Moore about a straight woman who passes as a male butler in a Dublin hotel in order to survive. Ever since, Close has been trying to turn the story into a movie, and finally pushed it through with actors’ favorite Rodrigo Garcia (Mother & Child) at the helm, thanks to some Fort Worth investors who were impressed that Close had some of her own skin in the $8 million venture. The film shot in chilly Dublin in 32 days. "The story seemed so psychologically modern," says Close, ...

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    For Your Consideration: 10 Things The Fall Fests Can Tell Us About Award Season

    The Venice Film Festival begins Wednesday and that's as good as a starting gun: It means the awards season is here.

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    Oscar Watch: Mid-Year Top Animation Contenders in the Year of the Sequel

    As we head into the fall awards season, Bill Desowitz looks at where the animation Oscar race is heading: it's so far a weak field The good news is that the Oscar race for best animated feature is wide open -- the widest, in fact, since Happy Feet beat Cars in 2006 (the last time Pixa...

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    Nine Sci/Tech Achievements Eligible for AMPAS Consideration

    The Scientific and Technical Awards Committee of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced today that nine scientific and technical achievements have been selected for further awards consideration.

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    Glenn Close to Receive Lifetime Achievement Award in San Sebastian

    The San Sebastian International Film Festival is honoring actress Glen Close with this year's Donostia lifetime achievement award on September 18. Close will also be on hand at the event to introduce the European premiere of her latest project, Rodrigo Garcia's "Albert Nobbs."

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    Fox's Tom Rothman to Receive Gotham Awards Tribute

    Tom Rothman, chairman and CEO of Fox Filmed Entertainment, will be feted by the Independent Filmmaker Project (IFP), at the 21st annual Gotham Independent Film Awards, set for November 28th at Cipriani Wall Street in New York, the organizations said Monday. Nominations for the Gotham Awards will be ...

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