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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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    BBC: Oscars team prepares back-up show

    A contingency plan for the Oscars has been put in place in case the traditional red carpet event is cancelled due to the writers' strike. The back-up show would include a history of the Oscars and film clips. BBC reports.

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    AFP: Oscars ballots mailed to voters as awards near

    Final ballots to pick the winners of the movie industry's most sought-after awards -- the Oscars -- were sent to voters on Wednesday, four weeks out from Hollywood's biggest night of the year. The ballots, sent to 5,829 voting members of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, list nominees...

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    AWARDS WATCH | "Blood" and "Country" Lead 80th Annual Academy Award Nominations

    Joel and Ethan Coen's "No Country For Old Men" and Paul Thomas Anderson's "There Will Be Blood" led the nominations for the 80th annual Academy Awards with eight apiece. In Los Angeles early Tuesday, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences president Sid Ganis and Kathy Bates announced the nominees, including for best picture of the year:Joe Wright's "Atonement," Jason Reitman's "Juno," Tony Gilroy's "Michael Clayton," "No Country For Old Men" and "There Will Be Blood." "Into The Wild" was the most shocking omission, receiving just two nominations, neither for writer-director Sean Penn. The complete list of nominees is available belo...

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    AP: Lohan, Murphy lead Razzie worst-of noms

    Advice for actors looking to get nominated for worst performance: multiple roles help. Lindsay Lohan and Eddie Murphy scored multiple nominations Monday for the Razzies, which sort out the worst that Hollywood dredged up the previous year. David Germain reports.

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    iW NEWS | Cinema Eye Honors Announces Inaugural Nominees

    Nominations for the inaugural Cinema Eye Honors For NonFiction Filmmaking were announced today by 2008 Award Co-Chairs Thom Powers, Documentary Programmer for the Toronto International Film Festival, and filmmaker AJ Schnack, director of "Kurt Cobain About A Son." Films nominated for best picture include: Philip Groenin's "Into Great Silence," Tony Kaye's "Lake of Fire," Jason Kohn's "Manda Bala (Send A Bullet)", Pernille Rose Gronkjaer's "The Monastery - Mr. Vig and the Nun," and Charles Ferguson's "No End In Sight." "Into Great Silence" and "Manda Bala" lead with six nominations each, while "Lake of Fire" has five. The full nomination list ...

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    AFP: "Atonement" gets 14 BAFTA nominations

    "Atonement," the film adaptation of Ian McEwan's award-winning novel about life and love in World War II, on Wednesday received 14 nominations at Britain's showpiece film awards, the BAFTAs. Elsewhere, Joel and Ethan Coen's bleak "No Country for Old Men" and Paul Thomas Anderson's "There Will Be Blo...

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    iW NEWS | Academy Announces 9 Foreign Finalists; "Persepolis," "4 Months" Snubbed

    The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced nine films selected as finalists in the foreign-language film category. The finalists are: Stefan Ruzowitzky's "The Counterfeiters," from Austria; Cao Hamburger's "The Year My Parents Went on Vacation," from Brazil; Denys Arcand's "Days of Darkness," from Canada; Joseph Cedar's "Beaufort," from Israel; Giuseppe Tornatore's "The Unknown," from Italy; Sergei Bodrov's "Mongol," from Kazakhstan; Andrzej Wajda's "Katyn," from Poland; Nikita Mikhalkov's "12," from Russia; and Srdan Golubovic's "The Trap," from Serbia. The Academy's dismissal of heavily favored duo "Persepolis," from France,...

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