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    iW NEWS | Cinema Eye Honors Announces Inaugural Nominees

    Nominations for the inaugural Cinema Eye Honors For NonFiction Filmmaking were announced today by 2008 Award Co-Chairs Thom Powers, Documentary Programmer for the Toronto International Film Festival, and filmmaker AJ Schnack, director of "Kurt Cobain About A Son." Films nominated for best picture include: Philip Groenin's "Into Great Silence," Tony Kaye's "Lake of Fire," Jason Kohn's "Manda Bala (Send A Bullet)", Pernille Rose Gronkjaer's "The Monastery - Mr. Vig and the Nun," and Charles Ferguson's "No End In Sight." "Into Great Silence" and "Manda Bala" lead with six nominations each, while "Lake of Fire" has five. The full nomination list ...

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    AFP: "Atonement" gets 14 BAFTA nominations

    "Atonement," the film adaptation of Ian McEwan's award-winning novel about life and love in World War II, on Wednesday received 14 nominations at Britain's showpiece film awards, the BAFTAs. Elsewhere, Joel and Ethan Coen's bleak "No Country for Old Men" and Paul Thomas Anderson's "There Will Be Blo...

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    iW NEWS | Academy Announces 9 Foreign Finalists; "Persepolis," "4 Months" Snubbed

    The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced nine films selected as finalists in the foreign-language film category. The finalists are: Stefan Ruzowitzky's "The Counterfeiters," from Austria; Cao Hamburger's "The Year My Parents Went on Vacation," from Brazil; Denys Arcand's "Days of Darkness," from Canada; Joseph Cedar's "Beaufort," from Israel; Giuseppe Tornatore's "The Unknown," from Italy; Sergei Bodrov's "Mongol," from Kazakhstan; Andrzej Wajda's "Katyn," from Poland; Nikita Mikhalkov's "12," from Russia; and Srdan Golubovic's "The Trap," from Serbia. The Academy's dismissal of heavily favored duo "Persepolis," from France,...

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    iW NEWS | PGA Announces Annual Film Award Nominations

    The Producers Guild of America announced nominations in its film categories this morning in Los Angeles. The nominated films for the Darryl F. Zanuck Producer of the Year Award are "The Diving Bell and the Butterfly," "Juno," "Michael Clayton," "No Country For Old Men" and "There Will Be Blood." Awards are also handed out to the producers of animated films and documentaries. "Bee Movie," "Ratatouille" and "The Simpsons Movie" were the animated nominees, while "Body of War," "Hear and Now," "Pete Seeger: The Power of Song," "Sicko" and "White Light/Black Rain: The Destruction of Hiroshima and Nagasaki" were the documentary nominees. Winners wi...

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    AWARDS WATCH | "Atonement" & "Sweeney Todd" Win Best Picture at Golden Globes

    At a press conference tonight in Los Angeles, the winners of the Hollywood Foreign Press Association's Golden Globes were announced. There was no real "leader" as four films led with two Globes a piece: "Atonement" won best drama motion picture and best score, "No Country For Old Men" took best supp...

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    iW NEWS | Writers Guild Calls off the Show

    The Writers Guild of America said Thursday evening it will be announcing its 2008 Writers Guild Awards winners on February 9. In a statement, the union said, "There will be no Writers Guild of America, West show until the strike is over." [Brian Brooks]

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    AWARDS WATCH | DGA Announces Feature Directing Nominations

    Director's Guild of America president Michael Apted announced the nominees for the organization's 60th annual award for outstanding directorial achievement in 2007 from the DGA headquarters in Los Angeles Tuesday morning. The nominees were Paul Thomas Anderson for "There Will Be Blood," Joel and Et...

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    iW NEWS | "No Country" Wins Critics Choice Best Picture

    The Broadcast Film Critics Association awarded its annual Critics Choice prize for best picture to "No Country For Old Men" and the best director award to Joel Coen and Ethan Coen, during a ceremony Monday night that was televised on VH1 this evening. With a number of SAG actors in attendance, the organization honored Julie Christie from "Away From Her" (best actress), Daniel Day Lewis for "There Will Be Blood" (best actor), Javier Bardem for "No Country For Old Men" (best supporting actor), Amy Ryan for "Gone Baby Gone" (best supporting actress), Ahmad Khan Mahmoodzada for "The Kite Runner" (best young actor), and Nikki Blonsky for "Hairspra...

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    iW NEWS | Golden Globes Ceremony Cancelled

    The 25 award categories of the 65th annual Golden Globe Awards will be revealed during an hour-long press conference at the Beverly Hilton, which will be covered live by NBC News beginning at 6:00pm PST on January 13, the Hollywood Foreign Press Association announced Monday. The "65th Annual Golden Globe Awards NBC telecast and champagne dinner at the Beverly Hilton's International Ballroom in Beverly Hills, CA is officially cancelled, according to a statment released by HFPA. Rumors began circulating last week that the traditional format of the event would be scrapped after the Screen Actors Guild's earlier announcement that actors would hon...

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    15 Documentaries Named to New Shortlist; Festival Programmers, Doc Insiders Unveil New Nonfiction Aw

    The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences' recent announcement of the short list of films competing for the best documentary Oscar stirred frustration among a community of filmmakers and insiders back in November. Fueled by online discussion via blogs, a coalition within the nonfiction and fil...

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