Awards Watch

IDA Doc Nominations

In our continuing thread of “all things documentary” in honor of the launch this evening of IDFA, the International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam, we are proud to share the 2011 nominations announced last week by the International Documentary Association, the … Continue reading

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Academy Awards Shakeup

Film director Brett Ratner has resigned in disgrace as producer of the telecast for the 84th Academy Awards following his use of a gay slur and a sexually raunchy interview earlier this week on the Howard Stern radio program, in … Continue reading

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Oscar Outcry

The Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences, which monitors the rules for submission for the Oscars, has ruled to exclude movies made in Puerto Rico from competing in the category of Best Foreign Language Film Oscar. Declaring that since … Continue reading

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Gotham Awards Nominees

The Gotham Awards, one of the first events of the awards season, have announced the nominees for their 21st edition. The big winners were THE DESCENDANTS (Alexander Payne) and MARTHA MARCY MAY MARLENE (Sean Durkin), which each led the pack … Continue reading

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Fort Lauderdale Honorees

The Fort Lauderdale International Film Festival (FLIFF) launches on Friday evening with a three week marathon of premieres, special events, chic soirees and a number of tributes to celebrity guests. Actress Penelope Ann Miller, best remembered for her roles in … Continue reading

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Honoring Shirley MacLaine

One of Hollywood’s great survivors, actress Shirley MacLaine, has been selected to receive the American Film Institute’s 40th Life Achievement Award, the AFI’s highest honor for a career in film. MacLaine, a dynamic 77, will receive her award at a … Continue reading

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Stephen Frears To Be Honored

UK filmmaker Stephen Frears will receive this year’s European Film Academy Lifetime Achievement Award. Having already received the Spanish Goya, the French César, and the British BAFTA, Frears told the EFA organizers by phone, “It’s very nice to be complimented … Continue reading

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Woodstock FF Awards

The Woodstock Film Festival (www.woodstockfilmfestival.com), an event known for its “fierce independence”, came to a climax on Saturday evening with its annual Maverick Awards Ceremony, held at the historic Backstage Studio Productions in Kingston, NY. Among the glitterati in attendance … Continue reading

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MTV Movie Awards: The Un-Oscars

The MTV Movie Awards may not have the glitz and glamour of the Oscars but they are a far better barometer of the general public’s taste in movies, particularly the highly prized teenagers and twenty-somethings who make up the bulk … Continue reading

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San Francisco International Film Fest to Honor Oliver Stone

Oliver Stone will be the recipient of the Founder’s Directing Award at the upcoming 54th San Francisco International Film Festival. Stone will also be on hand at the event for An Evening with Oliver Stone, for which he’ll take part … Continue reading

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