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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 opportunity for the filmmakers to see each other's work and for the audience to hear what inspired these Oscar-caliber stories. The one-time-only gathering also drove home the point that none of this year's honorees are from the United States, and only one producer and one director have ever been nominated before. "We are seeing the future," announced ...

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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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    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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