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    AWARDS WATCH | Coen Brothers Poised For Big Oscar Night

    With their "No Country Old Men" nominated for 8 Academy Awards, 4 of which are for themselves, Joel and Ethan Coen are heading into Sunday's ceremony in an unlikely position: the overwhelming front runners. Having won a slew of critics awards, the DGA, the PGA, the SAG ensemble and an assortment of ...

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    AWARDS WATCH '08 | "Juno" Leads Spirit Awards; "Diving Bell," "I'm Not There," "Savages" Each Win Tw

    Jason Reitman's "Juno" led this afternoon's Spirit Awards, presented by Film Independent, taking home awards for best feature film, best female lead Ellen Page and best first screenplay for Diablo Cody. The ceremony took place in Santa Monica, CA, inside a tent along the beach, and was hosted by Rai...

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    AWARDS WATCH | Indie Spirit: Cassavetes Nominees "August Evening," Owl and the Sparrow," "Quiet City

    The five nominees for the John Cassavetes Award at this year's Film Independent Spirit Awards are a diverse lot representing five very different films: Chris Eska's "August Evening," Stephane Gauger's "Owl and the Sparrow," Aaron Katz's "Quiet City," Jeff Nichols' "Shotgun Stories" and Chris Smith's...

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    AWARDS WATCH '08 | "Grain" Wins Big at French Cesar Awards

    Abdellatif Kechiche's "The Secret of the Grain" (La Graine et le mulet) was the big winner at French's Cesar Awards tonight. The film won the prizes for best picture, director and original screenplay at the ceremony. Mathieu Amalric won the award for best actor for "The Diving Bell and the Butterfly" (Le scaphandre et le papillon) and Marion Cotillard won the best actress award for "La Vie en Rose" (La Mome). The award best first film and adapted screenplay went to Vincent Paronnaud and Marjane Satrapi's "Persepolis." The complete list of winners is available on the Cesar's website, while Variety published a dispatch from the event tonight. ...

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    Reuters: Snubs, omissions taint Oscar foreign film award

    No matter which movie wins the Oscar for best foreign language film on Sunday, critics and fans may remember this year for work that was snubbed or disqualified by Academy Award voters. Mary Milliken reports.

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    DISPATCH FROM AWARDS SEASON | Docs in the Spotlight: Oscar Nominee Michael Moore Calls for Distribut

    Oscar nominee Michael Moore stirred members of the doc community on Wednesday night in Los Angeles, laying out a plan to create a new theatrical distribution outlet for non-fiction film. On stage at the Academy of Motion Picture Art and Sciences' Samuel Goldwyn Theater in Beverly Hills, Moore rallie...

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    HR: "Away From Her" earns film award in Canada

    Canadian actress-turned-director Sarah Polley won the best film prize for her Oscar-nominated debut feature "Away From Her" at the inaugural Canadian Indie Awards in Ottawa Wednesday. Etan Vlessing reports.

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    AFP: Host Jon Stewart ready to provide Oscars laughs

    Television comedian Jon Stewart will be injecting some stinging satire into the Oscars here Sunday, giving a political flavor to the Hollywood extravaganza in a presidential election year. Tangi Quemener reports.

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    AP: Michael Moore: Bring Fidel to the Oscars

    "Sicko" director Michael Moore jokes that Fidel Castro would be a "ratings grabber" at Sunday night's Academy Awards show. Moore's Oscar-nominated documentary on the health-care industry concludes with a trip to Cuba, where he seeks care for a group of 9/11 responders who have experienced health pro...

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    SHORTS COLUMN | Oscar-Nominated Short Film Directors Bask in the Spotlight

    On Tuesday, February 19, 2008, at the Samuel Goldwyn Theater in Beverly Hills, Curtis Hanson hosted the Academy's pre-ceremony screening of the nominated live action and animated short films. With directors and producers of eight of the ten films in attendance, the sold-out event was a rare opportunity for the filmmakers to see each other's work and for the audience to hear what inspired these Oscar-caliber stories. The one-time-only gathering also drove home the point that none of this year's honorees are from the United States, and only one producer and one director have ever been nominated before. "We are seeing the future," announced ...

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