When the Independent Spirit Awards first started its broadcast on the Independent Film Channel in 1994, it was billed as the anti-Oscar.
You could watch the festivities during Oscar commercial breaks!
Now, the Independent Spirit Awards is broadcast the day before the Oscars, and time and time again, nominations between the two award-giving bodies overlapped (such as "Little Miss Sunshine" last year).
This morning (Nov. 27th), the nominations were announced! Congrats to the filmmakers behind "The Diving Bell and the Butterfly," "I'm Not There," "Juno", "A Mighty Heart," and "Paranoid Park" for scoring Best Feature nominations.
Mister Zach Braff and Miss Lisa Kudrow served as nomination presenters.
The first-ever Robert Altman Award was also announced. And it's going to the visionary Todd Haynes and his film "I'm Not There." The solid ensemble cast is also honored (watch this flick for the great Cate Blanchett!).
The 2008 Film Independent's Spirit Awards ceremony will air on IFC on Saturday, February 23rd, the day before the Oscars.
For complete list of nominations, Read More...
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Here's the latest about the writers strike:
*** for the first time in 3 weeks, producers and writers resumed bargaining Monday morning at an undisclosed Los Angeles hotel
*** it's the first of three days of talks
*** negotiations ended in the early evening, and resumed Tuesday at 10am
*** no comments from both sides
The collective sigh from everybody? AT LEAST THEY'RE TALKIN'
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Brad Pitt was set to make the film "State of Play," an action-drama about a politician turned journalist whose investigation into a murder leads him to unsavory folks!
The film was set to begin shooting on Nov. 15th, but then, Universal issued a statement saying, "Brad Pitt has left the Universal Pictures production of 'State of Play.' We remain committed to this project and to the filmmakers, cast members, crew and others who are also involved in making the movie. We reserve all rights in this matter."
Brad Pitt said he didn't like the script rewrites, and would love to wait for the resolution of the writers strike before moving forward.
But apparaently, Universal said no, and now, the studio has been busy wooing another big star to replace Pitt!
Who is it? Read More...
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"Enchanted" casts a spell at the box-office since it opened Wednesday, Nov. 21st.
It's a fun flick with an inspired performance from Amy Adams!
Here's the complete list of the top 10 box-office films for Thanksgiving weekend starting Nov. 21st.
1. "Enchanted," $50.05 million.
2. "This Christmas," $18.6 million.
3. "Beowulf," $16.2 million.
4. "Hitman," $13 million.
5. "Bee Movie," $12 million.
6. "Fred Claus," $10.7 million.
7. "August Rush," $9.4 million.
8. "American Gangster," $9.2 million.
9. "The Mist," $9.1 million.
10. "No Country for Old Men," $8.1 million.
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HAVE A SAFE AND HAPPY THANKSGIVING Y'ALL!!!!!
So which films made it to my list? Check it out!
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