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    Writer Updates: Cameron, Kalogridis, Tarantino, Boal

    One reason why James Cameron went out of his way to mention that he might make The Dive backstage at the Golden Globes: he was thanking screenwriter Laeta Kalogridis (Alexander) for all the writing she has done for him, not only on Avatar, but on Battle Angel and The Dive.

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    Globes Weekend Party Circuit: Film Independent, BAFTA Brunches

    My Golden Globe weekend began Saturday morning with an Independent Spirits brunch at Boa Steakhouse on Sunset celebrating the nominees. At the beginning, Laura Dern, Mike White and Derek Luke recounted tales of attending their first Indie Spirit awards; Luke actually bused tables at a Spirit show se...

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    Oscar Watch: Sony Pictures Classics Lands Three on Foreign Short List

    The Academy has announced the foreign film short list of nine, culled from 65 submissions. The foreign branch voted for six of these, while three were added by the foreign branch executive committee led by producer Mark Johnson, just in case such films as the critically-hailed Cannes entries A Proph...

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    Awards Circuit Gleanings: Bullock and Bay

    The week before the Golden Globes, which happens to coincide with the final days of Oscar balloting, is packed with parties, most of them designed for maximum impact with Academy voters during balloting season. The senior quotient is noticeably higher at these events, where movie stars of yore and c...

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    Golden Globe Winner Bridges Heads for Oscar Win

    At the Golden Globes, two winners, Sandra Bullock and Jeff Bridges, admitted that they had originally passed on the roles that wound up winning them awards. In Bridge's case, he didn't think that Crazy Heart could top his other film about musicians, The Fabulous Baker Boys. He liked Scott Cooper's s...

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    Golden Globes: Sci-Fi Avatar Wins Director and Drama

    Golden Globes winner James Cameron is pleased that the success of Avatar will broaden the scope of future 3-D. "One thing Avatar could do because of its success is give permission to other filmmakers to think of 3-D as something that isn't relegated to kids movies and animation," he said backstage....

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    Upsets At the Globes: Reitman, Cameron Beat Tarantino, Bigelow

    There were some close races at the Golden Globes, including best screenplay and best director. When Jason Reitman accepted the screenplay prize for Up in the Air, (shared with Sheldon Turner) he said that he thought Quentin Tarantino would be accepting, not him. And when James Cameron accepted the...

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    Globe Winner Streep Says Hollywood Is Improving for Women

    Backstage at the Globes, after winning best actress for Julie & Julia, Meryl Streep said that Hollywood is improving for women. "Sandra Bullock is 45," she said. "The perception is better for her than it was for me at her age." She thanked the Globes for continuing to like her work after 30 years. "...

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    Golden Globes: McCartney Loses to The Weary Kind

    Up also won the Golden Globe for best original score. And "The Weary Kind" from Crazy Heart won best song. Paul McCartney might have had a better shot if he had written a song for a better movie than Everybody's Fine.

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    Golden Globe Win: Up Will Also Nab Oscar

    So far the Golden Globes wins are obvious no-brainers that will likely repeat on Oscar night.

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