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    AP: "Ratatouille" leads animation nominees

    The rodent tale "Ratatouille" leads contenders for the Annie Awards honoring animation, picking up 13 nominations. "Ratatouille," from Disney and Pixar Animation, was joined in the best animated feature category by DreamWorks' insect story "Bee Movie," Sony Pictures' penguin romp "Surf's Up," Sony P...

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    DISPATCH FROM AWARDS SEASON | "4 Months" Crowned in Berlin as European Film Awards Celebrate 20 Year

    Pride was the theme of the evening on the occasion of 20th anniversary of the European Film Awards, and fittingly so. The awards, first presented with a small group of founding members in 1988 -- with Pedro Almodovar's "Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown" winning best picture == has now grown...

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    iW NEWS | "4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days", "The Band's Visit" Win Big at European Film Awards

    Christian Mungiu's "4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days," from Romania, won the award for best European film and Mungiu won the best director award at the European Film Awards in Berlin tonight. The film, winner of the Palme d'Or in Cannes this spring, is set for an awards qualifying run from IFC Films & Red Envelope Entertainment in the U.S. later this month. Sasson Gabai from "The Band's Visit" won the award for best actor and the film was named European discovery of the year at the ceremony. It will also open for a qualifying run this month. Helen Mirren was honored as best actress for "The Queen." Fatih Akin won the best screenplay award for "Th...

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    iW NEWS | "Stranded," "Smiling" Win Top IDFA Prizes

    Gonzalo Arijon's "Stranded," the story of the survivors of a 1972 plane crash, won the VPRO Joris Ivens Award, the top prize at the 2007 International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam. The film, reported on earlier this week in indieWIRE, is headed for the 2008 Sundance Film Festival in January. At tonight's ceremony, Tamar Varom's "To See If I'm Smiling," about women in the Israeli army, won both the Silver Wolf competition and the festival's audience award. The Silver Cub for short docs went to Oscar Perez's "The Tailor." The First Appearance Award for new filmmakers went to Robert Nugent for "End of the Rainbow." Nitzan Gilady's "Jerusa...

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    iW NEWS | IPA Announces Satellite Noms

    The International Press Academy announced their 12th annual Golden Satellite Award nominations Friday, with many indies among the very eccentric pack. The nominees for best motion picture (drama) were "Away From Her," "Before The Devil Knows You're Dead," "Eastern Promises," "The Lookout," "No Country For Old Men" and "3:10 To Yuma." In the comedy/musical category, "Hairspray," "Juno," "Knocked Up, "Lars and the Real Girl," "Margot at the Wedding" and "Shoot 'Em Up" were the nominees. Some notable independent releases also featured throughout the acting categories, including Tilda Swinton in "Stephanie Daley," Christian Bale in "Rescue Dawn,"...

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    HR: Shhh! Oscar contenders get silent treatment

    If you think you've heard every Oscar trick in the book, try this one on: The newest way to promote a movie to voters might be not to promote it at all. Steven Zeitchik reports.

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    iW NEWS | "Control" Leads British Indie Awards

    The 10th British Independent Film Awards were given out at London's Roundhouse on Wednesday, with Anton Corbijn's "Control" taking home five awards, including nods for best film, best director, Toby Kebbell's supporting performance and "most promising newcomer" Sam Riley. Other notable winners included best actor Viggo Mortensen for his work in "Eastern Promises," best actress Judi Dench for "Notes on a Scandal," Patrick Marber's screenplay for "Notes," and "Joe Strummer: The Future Is Unwritten" for best documentary. "The Lives of Others" was awarded best foreign independent film, while both Daniel Craig and Ray Winstone picked up previously...

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    AWARDS WATCH | "Into The Wild," "Sicko" Take Top Gotham Honors

    The 17th Annual Gotham Awards were handed out tonight at Brooklyn's Steiner Studios, with no films taking multiple honors and Sean Penn's "Into The Wild winning best feature of the year. In addition to "Wild," Michael Moore's "Sicko" was named best documentary feature, "Juno"'s Ellen Page won the b...

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    INSIDE WORD | Sundance, Gothams, Spirits... Coming Soon

    News on tap... A busy week is in the works, with the Film Independent Spirt Awards set to announce their nominations on Tuesday morning. Get the latest in indieWIRE's Awards Watch section around Noon, ET. And on Tuesday night, we'll have the winners of this year's IFP Gotham Awards (list of nominees...

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    AWARDS WATCH | "I'm Not There" Atop Spirit Award Nominations; "Juno," "Diving Bell," "Savages" Also

    Todd Haynes' "I'm Not There" led this morning's announcement of the 2008 Film Independent's Spirit Awards, with four nominations including best feature, best director and acting nods for Marcus Carl Franklin and Cate Blanchett, both for playing fragments of Bob Dylan. "There," which opened in 130 lo...

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