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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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    AWARDS WATCH | "There Will Be Blood" Leads National Society of Film Critics Awards: Best Picture, Di

    "There Will Be Blood" dominated the National Society of Film Critics forty-second annual awards on Saturday in New York City, voted best picture while filmmaker Paul Thomas Anderson was named best director by the group. The association of 61 leading American film critics also honored Daniel Day-Lewi...

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    IW NEWS | Golden Globes Facing Show Without Stars

    The Screen Actors Guild said Friday night that its members would not attend the annual Golden Globe Awards on January 13th, supporting action against the event as part of the ongoing Writers Guild of America strike. The Hollywood Foreign Press Association, which runs the event, said tonight it hopes...

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    INSIDE WORD | "Full Grown Men" Wins $100,000 Undiscovered Gems Prize

    The Gem of 2007... "You all know that distribution is in crisis," said Emerging Pictures' Ira Deutchman on Thursday afternoon in Manhattan, "And anything we can do to get all these films to some sort of audience is better than nothing." The remarks came moments before the company announced David Munro's "Full Grown Men" as the winner of the winner of the 2007 indieWIRE: Undiscovered Gems audience award, sponsored by Sundance Channel and presented by The New York Times and Emerging Pictures. The film will get theatrical distribution through Emerging Pictures, backed by $50,000 in P&A plus a $50,000 license fee for the exclusive broadcast on Su...

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    "Atonement," "Wild," "Country," "Blood," and "Zodiac" Nominated for Scripter Prize

    The nominees have been announced for the 2008 USC Libraries Scripter Award, a prestigious annual screenwriting prize for adaptations. Selected by a 39-member committee are Christopher Hampton for "Atonement" (based on the novel by Ian McEwan), Sean Penn for "Into the Wild" (based on the book by Jon ...

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    LAT: 2008 Oscar Bait

    With awards season pundits already declaring the 2007 race a bust (blame those Iraq war films, a lack of big hits like "Titanic" and the ongoing writers strike), maybe it's time to consider who might be on stage next year at Hollywood's Kodak Theatre. Los Angeles Times reports.

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    AP: Lens pioneer Grafton to receive Oscar

    David A. Grafton, a designer of lenses used for optical effects, will receive an Academy Award. The Gordon E. Sawyer Award, presented to Hollywood technological innovators, will be given to Grafton Feb. 9 at the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences' dinner to honor scientific and technical ac...

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