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    Updated: "Bone" & "Superman" Join Inaugural Gotham & Festival Genius Audience Noms

    Debra Granik's indie sensation "Winter's Bone," which led the nominations for the 20th annual Gotham Independent Film Awards, picked up an additional nomination this evening in Midtown Manhattan, joining a group of five films to pick up nods for the Gotham's first ever Festival Genius Audience Award...

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    Oscar Watch: Cinema Eye Honors Signal Documentary Frontrunners

    Given that Oscar-winner The Cove grabbed seven nominations at last year's Cinema Eye documentary honors at the UK's Sheffield Doc/Fest, that bodes well for this year's nominations leader (with seven), Last Train Home, Lixin Fan's story of a migrant Chinese family.

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    "Last Train Home" Leads 4th Annual Cinema Eye Honors Doc Awards

    Lixin Fan's "Last Train Home" led the nominations for the 2011 Cinema Eye Honors, which were announced today at the Sheffield Doc/Fest in the UK by filmmakers Havana Marking ("Afghan Star"), Kim Longinotto ("Pink Saris") and Cinema Eye Co-chair AJ Schnack ("Convention"). Recognizing excellence in ar...

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    For Your Consideration: Gauging a Crowded and Female-Friendly Spirit Award Field

    With the recent announcements of the Gotham Award nominations and the British Independent Film Award nominations, it only seems appropriate for this week's column to take on the grand daddy of independent film awards: The Film Independent's Spirit Awards. With nominations to be announced November 30...

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    Santa Barbara to Honor Bening with Riviera Award

    Three-time Academy Award nominee Annette Bening will be the recipient of this year's American Riviera Award at the 26th Santa Barbara International Film Festival in January. Bening will be honored for her performance in Lisa Cholodenko's "The Kids Are All Right" and "Mother and Child" by Rodrigo Gar...

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    European Film Awards Announce Oezbatur as Co-Production Award Winner

    The European Film Awards announced that Zeynep Oezbatur, a major name in international film production who heads Zeyno Film Production in Istanbul, Turkey, has been awarded the fourth annual European Co-Production Award (or "Prix Eurimages"). The award acknowledging the "decisive role of co-producti...

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    For Your Consideration: Could a Documentary Be Nominated For Best Picture?

    When the Academy's best picture list was extended to ten nominees last year, one of the potential bright sides many folks noted was the new opportunity the Oscars had to include types of films that rarely - if ever - made the big lineup. Namely, the big three of Oscar under-representation: Foreign l...

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    Academy's Tech Council Adds Five

    Craig Barron, Lisa Zeno Churgin, Caleb Deschanel, Randal Kleiser and Alex McDowell have accepted invitations to join the Science and Technology Council of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.

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    Spirit Awards Head Back to the Beach in 2011

    After a brief foray to downtown Los Angeles last year, Film Independent the non-profit arts organization that produces the Spirit Awards and the Los Angeles Film Festival, is returning the 2011 Spirit Awards to its traditional Saturday afternoon on February 26 at the beach in Santa Monica. Nominatio...

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    There's Something About Mary: Lesley Manville On The Performance of the "Year"

    British actress Lesley Manville has been having quite the year. She's been receiving a enormous acclaim on the festival circuit for her performance in "Another Year," her latest and arguably greatest collaboration with director Mike Leigh. During a recent stop at the New York Film Festival, Manvil...

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