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    INSIDE WORD | UPDATED: Oscar's Feature Doc Shortlist Nearly Complete

    Doc insight... Word is out on many of the films that have made the shortlist in the feature documentary category for the Academy Awards. Reliable sources have confirmed for indieWIRE the inclusion of ten of the titles on the Academy list: Tricia Regan's "Autism: The Musical," Phil Donahue and Ellen Spiro's "Body of War," Tony Kaye's "Lake of Fire," Bill Guttentag & Dan Sturman's "Nanking," Charles Ferguson's "No End in Sight," Richard Robbins' "Operation Homecoming - Writing the Wartime Experience," Wejun Chen's "Please Vote For Me,"Michael Moore's "Sicko," Alex Gibney's "Taxi to the Dark Side," and Sean Fine & Andrea Nix Fine's "War/Dance." ...

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    iW THIS WEEK | Awards Watch Re-Cap: Spielberg Gets a Globe; Spirits Go Green; "Todd" Sneaks a Peek

    Looking at happenings on the Awards Watch front... Among this week's news, Steven Spielberg was announced as the recipient of the Golden Globes' Cecil B. DeMille Award, while the Spirit Awards announced plans to go green. On the blog front, Tim Burton showed 17 minutes of the still unfinished "Sweeney Todd", allowing attendee Tom O'Neill to proclaim it the Oscar frontrunner. O'Neill's fellow Los Angeles Times' blogger Pete Hammond discussed the state of the indie and Oscar, while Sasha Stone of AwardsDaily considered the dipping chances of "There Will Be Blood." Newsweek's Oscar blog suggested "No Country For Old Men" and "Atonement" were bes...

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    iW NEWS | Spielberg To Receive Cecil B. DeMille Award at Globes

    Steven Spielberg will be honored at the 65th Annual Golden Globe Awards with the Cecil B. DeMille Award for his "outstanding contribution to the entertainment field." The award, voted by the Board of Directors of the Hollywood Foreign Press Association, was announced today at a morning press confere...

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    iW THIS WEEK | Awards Watch Re-Cap: "No Country"; European Film Awards; WGA Strike and Oscar

    Looking at happenings on the Awards Watch front... Among this week's news, the European Film Award nominations were announced, with "4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days," among the films leading the pack; Movie City News' Gurus o' Gold (including our own Eugene Hernandez) had their third offering of Oscar prediction charts, with "Atonement" edging "No Country for Old Men" for the big prize. Tom O'Neill and Jeff Wells discussed the accuracy issues in bonafide Oscar contender (and box-office champion) "American Gangster," Entertainment Weekly spoke with "Juno" writer and Oscar's likely first former-stripper screenwriting nominee, Diablo Cody, while Ni...

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    iW NEWS | 12 Titles Submitted for Animated Oscar Consideration

    Twelve features have been submitted for consideration in the Animated Feature Film category for the 80th Academy Awards including: "Alvin and the Chipmunks" directed by Tim Hill, "Aqua Teen Hunger Force Colon Movie Film for Theaters" directed by Matt Maiellaro and Dave Willis, "Bee Movie" directed by Steve Hickner and Simon J. Smith, "Beowulf" directed by Robert Zemeckis, "Meet the Robinsons" directed by Stephen J. Anderson, "Persepolis" directed by Vincent Paronnaud and Marjane Satrapi, "Ratatouille" directed by Brad Bird and Jan Pinkava, "Shrek the Third" directed by Chris Miller and Raman Hui, "The Simpsons Movie" directed by David Silverm...

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    DISPATCH FROM AWARDS SEASON | The Marathon Continues: Coen's "Country" Leads Pack, but Keep an Eye o

    EDITORS NOTE: This is the first in a series of indieWIRE Awards Watch articles tracking the ups and downs of awards season. Links to individual predictions are included at the end of this article.

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    AWARDS WATCH | "Queen," "4 Months," Scotland," "Heaven," and "Rose" Lead European Film Award Nominat

    The European Film Academy and EFA Productions announced its nominees at the Seville Film Festival Saturday, including prizes for best European film, director, actor and actress as well as prizes for screenwriting, cinematography and more. Cannes Palme d'Or winner "4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days," "The...

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    iW NEWS | European Film Awards Announce Nominations

    At the Seville Film Festival, the European Film Academy and EFA Productions announced the nominations for the 20th European Film Awards. The 1,800 EFA members will now vote for the winners which will be presented on December 1st in Berlin. Nominees for Best European Film 2007 were Cristian Mungiu's "4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days," Fatih Akin's "The Edge of Heaven," Kevin MacDonald's "The Last King of Scotland," Olivier Dahan's "La Vie en Rose," Marjane Satrapi and Vincent Parannaud's "Persepolis" and Stephen Frears' "The Queen." Acting nominees include last year's Oscar queen Helen Mirren competing against this year's likely heir: Marion Cotil...

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    AFP: Ang Lee's "Lust, Caution" leads Taiwan "Oscars" nominations

    Taiwanese director Ang Lee's spy thriller "Lust, Caution" leads nominations for this year's Golden Horse Film Awards, considered the Chinese-language "Oscars," organisers said Saturday. "Lust, Caution" is nominated for 12 awards, including the coveted best director and best film, for the 44th awards...

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    LAT: Oscar's Foreign Policy Issues

    The Los Angeles Times takes on the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences' rulebook in a story by Patrick Goldstein. From this year's The Band's Visit to 2004's Maria Full of Grace, Goldstein explains how the 44-page Academy rulebook has consistently fallen in the way of notable contenders in t...

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