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    iW THIS WEEK | Awards Watch Re-Cap: "No Country"; European Film Awards; WGA Strike and Oscar

    Looking at happenings on the Awards Watch front... Among this week's news, the European Film Award nominations were announced, with "4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days," among the films leading the pack; Movie City News' Gurus o' Gold (including our own Eugene Hernandez) had their third offering of Oscar prediction charts, with "Atonement" edging "No Country for Old Men" for the big prize. Tom O'Neill and Jeff Wells discussed the accuracy issues in bonafide Oscar contender (and box-office champion) "American Gangster," Entertainment Weekly spoke with "Juno" writer and Oscar's likely first former-stripper screenwriting nominee, Diablo Cody, while Ni...

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    iW NEWS | 12 Titles Submitted for Animated Oscar Consideration

    Twelve features have been submitted for consideration in the Animated Feature Film category for the 80th Academy Awards including: "Alvin and the Chipmunks" directed by Tim Hill, "Aqua Teen Hunger Force Colon Movie Film for Theaters" directed by Matt Maiellaro and Dave Willis, "Bee Movie" directed by Steve Hickner and Simon J. Smith, "Beowulf" directed by Robert Zemeckis, "Meet the Robinsons" directed by Stephen J. Anderson, "Persepolis" directed by Vincent Paronnaud and Marjane Satrapi, "Ratatouille" directed by Brad Bird and Jan Pinkava, "Shrek the Third" directed by Chris Miller and Raman Hui, "The Simpsons Movie" directed by David Silverm...

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    DISPATCH FROM AWARDS SEASON | The Marathon Continues: Coen's "Country" Leads Pack, but Keep an Eye o

    EDITORS NOTE: This is the first in a series of indieWIRE Awards Watch articles tracking the ups and downs of awards season. Links to individual predictions are included at the end of this article.

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    AWARDS WATCH | "Queen," "4 Months," Scotland," "Heaven," and "Rose" Lead European Film Award Nominat

    The European Film Academy and EFA Productions announced its nominees at the Seville Film Festival Saturday, including prizes for best European film, director, actor and actress as well as prizes for screenwriting, cinematography and more. Cannes Palme d'Or winner "4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days," "The...

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    iW NEWS | European Film Awards Announce Nominations

    At the Seville Film Festival, the European Film Academy and EFA Productions announced the nominations for the 20th European Film Awards. The 1,800 EFA members will now vote for the winners which will be presented on December 1st in Berlin. Nominees for Best European Film 2007 were Cristian Mungiu's "4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days," Fatih Akin's "The Edge of Heaven," Kevin MacDonald's "The Last King of Scotland," Olivier Dahan's "La Vie en Rose," Marjane Satrapi and Vincent Parannaud's "Persepolis" and Stephen Frears' "The Queen." Acting nominees include last year's Oscar queen Helen Mirren competing against this year's likely heir: Marion Cotil...

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    AFP: Ang Lee's "Lust, Caution" leads Taiwan "Oscars" nominations

    Taiwanese director Ang Lee's spy thriller "Lust, Caution" leads nominations for this year's Golden Horse Film Awards, considered the Chinese-language "Oscars," organisers said Saturday. "Lust, Caution" is nominated for 12 awards, including the coveted best director and best film, for the 44th awards...

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    LAT: Oscar's Foreign Policy Issues

    The Los Angeles Times takes on the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences' rulebook in a story by Patrick Goldstein. From this year's The Band's Visit to 2004's Maria Full of Grace, Goldstein explains how the 44-page Academy rulebook has consistently fallen in the way of notable contenders in t...

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    iW NEWS | "Control" Leads British Independent Film Award Nominations

    Anton Corbijn's "Control" led the nominations of the 10th annual British Independent Film Awards (BIFAs) with a record ten, including best director, best screenplay and acting nods for Sam Riley, Samantha Morton and Toby Kebbell. Other multiple nominated films included Anand Tucker's "And When Did You Last See Your Father?" with seven, David Mackenzie's "Hallam Foe" with six and David Cronenberg's "Eastern Promises" with five. All four mentioned films were nominated for Best British Independent Film alongside Richard Eyre's "Notes on a Scandal." The nominees for Best Foreign Independent Film were "Black Book," "La Vie en Rose," "The Lives of...

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    AWARDS WATCH | Zobel, Penn, Baumbach Films Lead Gotham Nominations

    More than four months before Oscar night, the annual awards season essentially got underway this morning as the IFP announced the nominations for its 17th annual Gotham Awards, honoring the best in independent film. Craig Zobel's low budget indie "Great World of Sound" was the biggest single nominee with three nods -- for best feature, breakthrough director and breakthrough actor -- topping a list that included double nominees "Into the Wild" and "Margot at the Wedding," as well as Julia Loktev's "Day Night Day Night." In total, 28 films were nominated in six categories: Best Feature, Best Documentary, Breakthrough Director, Breakthrough Acto...

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    IW NEWS | IFP to Honor NYC's Mayor Bloomberg at Gotham Awards

    The Independent Feature Project (IFP) will honor New York's Mayor, Michael Bloomberg at the 2007 Gotham Awards. The Mayor will be saluted for for his work supporting film production in New York City. "The Bloomberg administration understands that independent production is the lifeblood of New York's...

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