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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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    iW NEWS | WGA Award Cody, Coens, Gibney

    For the 60th anniversary of their annual awards, the Writers Guild of America announced their winners Saturday night. Diablo Cody won for best original screenplay for "Juno," Joel and Ethan Coen won for their adaptation of Cormac McCarthy's "No Country For Old Men," while Alex Gibney won in the docu...

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    iW NEWS | Oscar Nominated Short Programs Open February 15

    Magnolia Pictures and Shorts International will release the ten Academy Award-nominated short films in two separate programs (live action and animated) nationwide on Friday, February 15, 2008. The nominated live action shorts are "At Night," "Il Supplente" (The Substitute), "Le Mozart Des Pickpocke...

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    iW NEWS | Golden Trailers Set For May

    The 9th Annual Golden Trailer Awards gala, which honors movie promotion, will take place on Thursday, May 8, 2008 at the Orpheum Theatre in Los Angeles. Established in 1999, the Golden Trailer Awards have become a coveted mark of achievement in the industry, and are awarded in 55 categories covering...

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    NYT: Ganis Urges Nominees To Attend Oscars

    "It would be such a terrible shame if, through no fault of yours and no fault of ours, the current conditions prevented us from shining that brightest possible light," said Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences president Sid Ganis at the annual nominee luncheon. Michael Cieply reported on th...

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    AP: Vanity Fair cancels annual Oscar party

    It's typically the hottest party in town on Oscar night -- but not this year. Vanity Fair has canceled its annual Academy Awards party, the magazine announced Tuesday. Sandy Cohen reports.

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    AP: Oscar nominees hopeful show will go on

    Optimism was in the air among Academy Awards nominees -- both on their films' prospects and the chances that Hollywood's crippling writers strike will end in time for the Oscars show to go on as planned. David Germain reports.

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    iW NEWS | "No Country" For PGA

    Joel and Ethan Coen furthered their Oscar frontrunner status Saturday night by winning the Producer's Guild of America for "No Country For Old Men." Scott Rudin as well as Ethan and Joel Coen were given the Darryl F. Zanuck producer of the year award. The film was released by Miramax/Paramount Vanta...

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