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Emmy Noms Winners: The Pacific, Glee, Mad Men; Snubs for Treme and Leno

The highlights of Thursday morning's nominations for the 62nd annual primetime Emmy Awards are:
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • July 8, 2010 4:04 AM
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Bigelow, Moore Join Academy Board of Governors

Bigelow, Moore Join Academy Board of Governors
Let's face it. Most of the Hollywood veterans who serve on the Motion Picture Academy board of governors, while august and admirable, are older males. While documentarian/provocateur Michael Moore (Bowling for Columbine) is no spring chicken, in the world of the Academy, being in your 50s counts as young. And fellow Oscar-winners Kathryn Bigelow (The Hurt Locker) and editor Anne Coates (Lawrence of Arabia) are women to boot. The Academy recently elected the three first-time Academy governors, along with nine incumbents and three filmmakers returning after a hiatus.
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • July 7, 2010 5:40 AM
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SPC Nabs Cannes Pic Life, Above All

Sony Pictures Classics has picked up Oliver Schmitz's Life, Above All, winner of the Cannes Fest Francois Chalais Prize. The South African director is known for Mapantsula and his recent contribution to Paris, je t'aime. Life, Above All is based on Allon Stratton's young adult novel, Chanda's Secrets.
  • By Cameron Carlson
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  • June 28, 2010 6:28 AM
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James Franco Shows Three Shorts in Palm Springs, Explains Career Plan

James Franco (Milk, Pineapple Express) is a tad mysterious, mainly because we all want to know why he's doing so many things on top of his acting.
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • June 28, 2010 3:20 AM
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LAFF Winners Are A Family, Make Believe

Pernille Fischer Christensen’s A Family won the Los Angeles Film Festival narrative award, while J. Clay Tweel’s Make Believe collected the documentary award at the awards brunch Saturday.
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • June 26, 2010 8:14 AM
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Academy Won't Move Up Next Oscar Show; Here's Why

Academy Won't Move Up Next Oscar Show; Here's Why
Just because the topic of moving the Oscars up to January was raised at Tuesday night's board of governors meeting of the Motion Picture Academy doesn't mean that it could happen this year. It couldn't. And the Academy has issued a statement to that effect:
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • June 23, 2010 8:44 AM
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Academy Announces Oscar Show Producers Cohen and Mischer

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences president Tom Sherak is jumping the gun this year by announcing the show's producers in June. The producers of last November's first inaugural Governor's Awards, film producer Bruce Cohen and TV producer Don Mischer, will do the honors on the 83rd Academy Awards telecast, which airs on ABC Sunday, February 27, live from the Kodak Theatre. Mischer will also direct the telecast.
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • June 23, 2010 1:10 AM
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Trailer Watch: Conviction Tugs at Tear Ducts

Fox Searchlight is releasing the online trailer for Tony Goldwyn's R-rated Conviction today (below). This trailer will debut on E.T. tonight and hit theaters attached to the Duplass brothers' summer comedy Cyrus on Friday. The movie opens October 12.
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • June 17, 2010 11:08 AM
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Trailer Watch: Never Let Me Go

Trailer Watch: Never Let Me Go
One award-season play for Fox Searchlight this year is Mark Romanek's Never Let Me Go, set for October 1 release. (The trailer is below.) Carey Mulligan, Keira Knightley and Andrew Garfield lead the cast of the film adapted by Alex Garland from the novel by Kazuo Ishiguro (The Remains of the Day). Romanek, who last directed One Hour Photo eight years ago, has much to prove here, following two big-budget studio films that imploded. He left Universal's The Wolf Man over budget issues--a penny-wise, pound-foolish call that the studio regrets in retrospect. And Tom Hanks-starrer Cold Case also fell apart.
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • June 16, 2010 1:46 AM
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Tonys Go Hollywood, Red's Logan Pens Miraculous Year, Nolan Hates 3D, It's a Wrap for Harry Potter

Tonys Go Hollywood, Red's Logan Pens Miraculous Year, Nolan Hates 3D, It's a Wrap for Harry Potter
The Tonys went Hollywood Sunday night, from winners Denzel Washington and Viola Davis in best revival winner Fences to best featured actress and actor Scarlett Johansson and Eddie Redmayne, respectively, and Catherine Zeta-Jones as best actress (in musical revival A Little Night Music). The Tonys also favored two 50s-set shows as Memphis -- a rocking musical about underground Tennessee dance clubs and interracial love -- won best musical, and Red --starring Alfred Molina as artist Mark Rothko --won Best Play. Vanity Fair posted a gorgeous gallery of black and white portraits of select nominees.
  • By Sophia Savage
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  • June 14, 2010 2:27 AM
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