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'Melancholia' Tops European Film Awards + Lars von Trier Bypassed

Alexander Skarsgård, Kirsten Dunst, Charlotte Gainsbourg, Melancholia Lars von Trier may have made some new enemies at this year's Cannes Film Festival, but he surely still has a number of friends and admirers at the European Film Academy. Von Trier's apocalyptic family drama Melancholia, starring EFA Best Actress nominees Kirsten Dunst (now also a German citizen) and Charlotte Gainsbourg, was the Best Film winner at the 2011 European Film Awards, held in Berlin this evening. Melancholia also won EFA Awards for Best Cinematography (Manuel Alberto Claro) and Best Production Design (Jette Lehmann). [Full list of 2011 European Film Award winners.] “I don't have a message from Lars for you because he has stopped making public statements. I can't imagine why,” […]


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'Melancholia' Tops European Film Awards + Lars von Trier Bypassed



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 and its Annie Awards had become “unofficially official” this year with How to Train Your Dragon's ten Annie wins, including Best Animated Feature – while Pixar's Toy Story 3, up for three Annies, and Disney's Tangled, up for two, went home empty-handed. Two years ago, DreamWorks' Kung Fu Panda also won ten Annies, including Best Animated Feature. That year, Pixar's WALL-E was completely shut out. Pixar / Disney Annie Awards […]


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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 to Train Your Dragon swept the 2011 Annie Awards on Feb. 5, winning 10 trophies, including Best Animated Film. (Scroll down to check out the full list of Annie Award winners and nominees in the film and television categories.) In August 2010, Disney / Pixar withdrew from the International Animated Film Association (IAFA), which selects the Annie Award nominees and winners, because of its voting regulations. They asserted that DreamWorks […]


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