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    HR: "Away From Her" earns film award in Canada

    Canadian actress-turned-director Sarah Polley won the best film prize for her Oscar-nominated debut feature "Away From Her" at the inaugural Canadian Indie Awards in Ottawa Wednesday. Etan Vlessing reports.

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    AFP: Host Jon Stewart ready to provide Oscars laughs

    Television comedian Jon Stewart will be injecting some stinging satire into the Oscars here Sunday, giving a political flavor to the Hollywood extravaganza in a presidential election year. Tangi Quemener reports.

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    AP: Michael Moore: Bring Fidel to the Oscars

    "Sicko" director Michael Moore jokes that Fidel Castro would be a "ratings grabber" at Sunday night's Academy Awards show. Moore's Oscar-nominated documentary on the health-care industry concludes with a trip to Cuba, where he seeks care for a group of 9/11 responders who have experienced health pro...

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    SHORTS COLUMN | Oscar-Nominated Short Film Directors Bask in the Spotlight

    On Tuesday, February 19, 2008, at the Samuel Goldwyn Theater in Beverly Hills, Curtis Hanson hosted the Academy's pre-ceremony screening of the nominated live action and animated short films. With directors and producers of eight of the ten films in attendance, the sold-out event was a rare opport...

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    AFP: There will be blood as Oscars turn 80

    Violent movies are tipped to carve up the top honors when the red carpet is rolled out for the 80th Academy Awards on Sunday, reflecting Oscar voters' increasing willingness to honor darker fare. Rob Woollard reports.

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    iW NEWS | "Bourne", "Sweeney", "Sicko" Take ACE Eddies

    The American Cinema Editors handed out their 58th annual ACE Eddie awards at the Beverly Hilton Hotel Sunday night. In the film categories, Christopher Rouse won for his work on "The Bourne Ultimatum" in the dramatic category, Chris Lebenzon won in the comedic category for "Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street," while Geoffrey Richman, Chris Seward and Dan Swietlik won for "Sicko" in he documentary category. One of the narrative winners usually goes on to win the Academy Award for best editing, with only one instance (in 2001, when "Gladiator" won the Eddie and "Traffic" won the Oscar) in the past decade in which this didn't occur. ...

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    HR: Full steam ahead for Oscar telecast

    With the threat of picketing writers having passed, Oscar organizers on Thursday unveiled presenters and performers for their upcoming telecast. Host Jon Stewart and his writing team are expected to arrive in Hollywood on Saturday for some intensive Oscar prep before the February 24 ceremony. Gregg ...

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    iW NEWS | Oscars Announce Presenters, Performers

    Academy Awards producer Gil Cates and Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences president Sid Ganis announced the presenters and performers of this year's February 24th telecast Thursday. Included are all four of last year's acting winners, Alan Arkin, Jennifer Hudson, Helen Mirren and Forest Whitaker, as well as a long list of others including Amy Adams, Jessica Alba, Cate Blanchett, Josh Brolin, Steve Carell, George Clooney, Penelope Cruz, Miley Cyrus, Patrick Dempsey, Cameron Diaz, Colin Farrell, Harrison Ford, Jennifer Garner, Tom Hanks, Anne Hathaway, Katherine Heigl, Jonah Hill, Dwayne Johnson, Nicole Kidman, James McAvoy, Queen Latif...

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    iW NEWS | Bardem Named Honorary Chair For Spirits

    Film Independent announced that Javier Bardem will serve as the Honorary Chair at the 2008 Spirit Awards, to be held on February 23, 2008 in Santa Monica. As Honorary Chair, Bardem will be a presenter at the ceremony, which is being hosted this year by Rainn Wilson. Bardem, who won a Spirit Award for "Before Night Falls," joins a list of previous chairs that includes last year's co-chairs Maggie Gyllenhaal and Terrence Howard, as well as Halle Berry, Ang Lee, Martin Scorcese, Nicole Kidman and Jodie Foster. Honorary Chairs are selected for their outstanding achievements in film as well as their commitment t...

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    iW NEWS | "Atonement" Wins BAFTA's Best Film Award

    Joe Wright's "Atonement" was awarded best film at the Orange British Academy Film Awards in London Sunday night. Though the film also picked up an award for best production design, it was not the leader in terms of total awards. "La Vie En Rose" led an unusually spread out group of winners, taking awards for best actress (Marion Cotillard), best makeup, best music and best costume design. Following "Rose" was Joel and Ethan Coen's "No Country For Old Men," which won three awards for best director, best supporting actor (Javier Bardem) and best cinematography (Roger Deakins). Other notable winners were Daniel Day-Lewis for best actor for his p...

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