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European Film Awards: Michael Haneke Sets Best Director Record + Annie Awards Bypass Blockbusters

Michael Haneke at the 2012 European Film Awards. The story of an elderly couple facing illness and death, the German-French-Austrian co-production Amour was the top winner at this year's European Film Awards, collecting trophies in the following categories: Best European Film, Best European Director, Best European Actor (Jean-Louis Trintignant), and […]


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European Film Awards: Michael Haneke Sets Best Director Record + Annie Awards Bypass Blockbusters



EFA Best European Film Honors Another Controversial Filmmaker + Homages to Early Cinema Lead in U.S.

Melancholia with Kirsten Dunst. The European Film Academy (EFA) Awards' Best European Film winner, Melancholia tells the story of two sisters (Kirsten Dunst, Charlotte Gainsbourg) as one of them is about to get married and a fast-approaching planet is about to collide with the Earth. Melancholia became the third Lars […]


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EFA Best European Film Honors Another Controversial Filmmaker + Homages to Early Cinema Lead in U.S.



Annie Awards: DreamWorks Animation vs. Pixar-Disney. Unfair Edge?

Annie Awards winner 'How to Train Your Dragon,' directed by Dean DeBlois and Chris Sanders. Annie Awards and DreamWorks Animation 'marriage' A commenter took me to task for stating in a post written last night (Feb. 5, '11) that the “marriage” between the International Animated Film Association and DreamWorks Animation […]


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Annie Awards: DreamWorks Animation vs. Pixar-Disney. Unfair Edge?



DreamWorks Animation 'How to Train Your Dragon' Sweeps Controversial Annie Awards

DreamWorks Animation 'How to Train Your Dragon' with Chief Stoick (Gerard Butler): Annie Awards controversy. DreamWorks Animation feature 'How to Train Your Dragon' sweeps controversial Annie Awards The Annie Awards-DreamWorks Animation marriage has been unofficially consummated. Directed by Dean DeBlois and Chris Sanders, the DreamWorks / Paramount animated feature How […]


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DreamWorks Animation 'How to Train Your Dragon' Sweeps Controversial Annie Awards



Geoffrey Rush Career Award + Jennifer Lawrence & Colin Firth Critics' Winners

Geoffrey Rush in The King's Speech. The Santa Barbara Film Festival's Montecito Award will go to Best Actor Academy Award winner Geoffrey Rush (Shine, 1996) – a likely Best Supporting Actor Oscar contender next year for his role as Lionel Logue, the Australian speech therapist for the stuttering British King […]


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Geoffrey Rush Career Award + Jennifer Lawrence & Colin Firth Critics' Winners



Spirit Awards: Where's Oscar Season Favorite & How American Is Tolstoy? + Split Annies

Precious with Gabourey Sidibe and Paula Patton. The Spirit Awards' eventual big winner – topping all of its five nominations – was Lee Daniels' dysfunctional family drama Precious, adapted by Geoffrey Fletcher from the novel Push by Sapphire. Gabourey Sidibe plays the illiterate Harlem adolescent Claireece “Precious” Jones, a rape […]


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Spirit Awards: Where's Oscar Season Favorite & How American Is Tolstoy? + Split Annies



Kate Winslet Double Golden Globe Nominee & Santa Barbara Honoree + Meryl Streep Breaks Record

Kate Winslet: Potential Academy Award double nominee for Sam Mendes' Revolutionary Road (as Best Actress) and Stephen Daldry's The Reader (as Best Supporting Actress) will be receiving the Santa Barbara Film Festival's Montecito Award for her “series of classic and standout performances.” Well-received Kate Winslet portrayals include those in Ang […]


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Kate Winslet Double Golden Globe Nominee & Santa Barbara Honoree + Meryl Streep Breaks Record



Daniel Day-Lewis Tops British Critics Awards + Joel & Ethan Coen Thriller Producers Guild Winner

2008 Evening Standard (British film/talent) award winners: Feb. 4. Note: The Best Comedy category was replaced this year by Best Score, as the jury found that British film music fared better than British film humor in 2007. ("*" denotes the winner in each category) Atonement led the Evening Standard Awards […]


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Daniel Day-Lewis Tops British Critics Awards + Joel & Ethan Coen Thriller Producers Guild Winner



'Cars': Pixar Movie Tops Annie Awards But DreamWorks Animation Release Wins Most Awards

Cars with Lightning McQueen: Featuring the voices of Owen Wilson (as McQueen) and veteran Paul Newman (Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, Hud), the Pixar blockbuster directed by John Lasseter and co-directed by Joe Ranft was the 2006 Annie Awards' Best Animated Feature. However, DreamWorks Animation's Flushed Away was the […]


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'Cars': Pixar Movie Tops Annie Awards But DreamWorks Animation Release Wins Most Awards



'Wallace & Gromit' Tops Annie Awards: DreamWorks Animation

The 33th International Animated Film Society's Annie Award winners were announced on Feb. 4, '06. (”*” denotes the winner in each category) PRODUCTION CATEGORIES Best Animated Feature Chicken Little – Walt Disney Feature Animation Corpse Bride – Warner Bros. Presents A Tim Burton/Laika Entertainment Production Hauru no ugoku shiro / […]


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'Wallace & Gromit' Tops Annie Awards: DreamWorks Animation