THE WINNERS FOR THE 20th EUROPEAN FILM AWARDS 


Congratulations to director Christian Mungiu and his stirring film "4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days” for winning big at the 20th European Film Awards!

And that Helen Mirren, she continues to mesmerize in "The Queen."

Here's the complete list of winners:

FILM: “4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days,” Cristian Mungiu (Romania)

DIRECTOR: Cristian Mungiu, “4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days,” (Romania)

ACTRESS: Helen Mirren, “The Queen” (U.K.)

ACTOR: Sasson Gabai, “The Band’s Visit” (Israel, France)

SCREENWRITER: Fatih Akin, “The Edge of Heaven,” (Germany)

CINEMATOGRAPHER: Frank Griebe, “Perfume: The Story of a Murderer,” (Germany, France, Spain)

PRIX D'EXCELLENCE: Uli Hanisch for Production Design, “Perfume: The Story of a Murderer,” (Germany, France, Spain)

COMPOSER: Alexandre Desplat, “The Queen” (U.K.)

DISCOVERY: “The Band’s Visit,” Eran Kolirin (Israel, France)

DOCUMENTARY - PRIX ARTE: “Paper Cannot Wrap Up Embers,” Rithy Panh (France).

SHORT FILM - PRIX UIP: “Alumbramiento,” Eduardo Chapero-Jackson (Spain)

PEOPLE'S CHOICE FOR BEST EUROPEAN FILM: “La Sconosciuta” (The Other Woman), Giuseppe Tornatore, (Italy)

CRITICS AWARD - PRIX FIPRESCI: “Private Fears in Public Places,” Alain Resnais (France, Italy)

LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD: Jean-Luc Godard Achievement in World Cinema: Michael Ballhaus Prix Eurimages

CO-PRODUCER AWARD: Margaret Menegoz, Veit Heiduschka Honorary Award: Manoel de Oliveira

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MOVIES YOU HAVE TO SEE RIGHT NOW, AND FILMS I WANT TO SEE IN DECEMBER! 


The only new flick opening this week is "Awake" and they're not even showing that to critics!

So, it's catch up time at the movies!

Here are the films you've got to see right now, and movies, I'm dying to watch in December!



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ANOTHER GREAT FILM HONORED BY THE BROADCAST FILM CRITICS ASSOCIATION!!!! 

An upcoming flick received the Critics' Choice seal of distinction!!!

So what's the Critics'Choice seal of distinction? Well, it is a recognition given to new movies receiving a high Critics' Choice Ratings score in the weekly voting.

Specific Critics’ Choice Ratings numbers for current releases or those dating back the past five years are available at www.bfca.org.

So which film just received the Critics' Choice seal of distinction?

Well, mozzy on down! Read More...

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D.L. HUGHLEY TO HOST “THE 13TH ANNUAL CRITICS’ CHOICE AWARDS” ON VH1  


Actor and Comedian D.L. Hughley will host the Broadcast Film Critics Association’s (BFCA) “The 13th Annual Critics’ Choice Awards” gala live from the Santa Monica Civic Auditorium on Monday, January 7 at 9pm (ET/PT).

IT'S THE FIRST MAJOR AWARDS SHOW OF THE SEASON, AND I AM A PROUD VOTING MEMBER!!!!

IT WILL AIR LIVE AT ONE OF MY FAVORITE NETWORKS, VH-1, SO DON'T MISS IT!!!!

SO WHO'S ON THE GUEST LIST? Read More...

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"INTO THE WILD" WINS BIG AT THE 17TH GOTHAM AWARDS!!! 


The IFP, or the Independent Feature Project, created the Gothams 17 years ago.

And this year, a big congratulations to writer/director Sean Penn! His "Into the Wild" won best feature honors at the 17th Gotham Awards.

Michael Moore's "Sicko" took home the best documentary prize!

"Talk to Me" and "Before the Devil Knows You're Dead" tied for the ensemble cast award.

Ellen Page, my current fave from "Juno," won for breakthrough actor from the film.

Breakthrough director was given to Craig Zobel for "Great World of Sound."

My favorite category -- Best Film Not Playing at a Theater near You -- went to "Frownland."

Six tributes were given to my inspiration, Roger Ebert, my favorite to win Best Supporting Actor, Javier Bardem, director Mira Nair ("Namesake"), production designer Mark Friedber, IFC Entertainment president Jonathan Sehring, and New York mayor Michael Bloomberg.

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