"Wall *E" is certainly one of the best pictures of 2008, and the Chicago Film Critics Association agreed! The Disney-Pixar collaboration won Best Picture, Best Original Screenplay, Best Original Score and Best Animated Film at their awards ceremony.
Meanwhile, "Slumdog Millionaire" continues to gain Oscar momentum, with Danny Boyle winning for Best Director, Simon Beaufoy for Best Adapted Screenplay and Dev Patel for Most Promising Newcomer.
What about "The Dark Knight?"
Oh it won, TWICE! Click Read More to see its awards. Read More...
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"Himala," a film about a faith healer who claims to have seen the Virgin Mary and then proceeds to heal sick people, has been voted the CNN APSA Viewers Choice Award for Best Asia-Pacific Film of All Time, pushing Akira Kurosawa's classic "Seven Samurai" into second place.
This is exciting because I remember loving this movie, and I also was smitten by Nora Aunor, known as the "superstar" in Philippine Cinema, who played Elsa, the miraculous girl.
And it's also historical because "Himala" beat Kurosawa, who's one of the best directors in the history of cinema.
Directed by the late, great Ishmael Bernal and written by Ricky Lee, "Himala" is one of the most thought-provoking films I saw as a child.
You know what's funny? I was just recently hoping that "Himala" will be transferred to DVD so I could show it to my mom, and now, with all these accolades, it could soon happen!
Oh by the way, himala means miracle in Tagalog.
And yes, this is truly a miracle! Yay!
Check out the full article here and when it comes out on DVD, try to watch it -- this is one of the BEST FILMS IN PHILIPPINE CINEMA!!!
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As predicted, director Danny Boyle's "Slumdog Millionaire" received the most nominations for the London Film Circle Critics' Awards.
The Mumbai-set flick was honored with six nominations including best director and best British director (hhhhmmm, I guess there's a difference?) for Boyle; best British film and British actor for Dev Patel; Simon Beaufoy for best writing; and Patel for Young British Performer of the year.
So guess what movie is going to sweep the Circle Critics?
BUT, the rest of the bunch, "Frost/Nixon," "Milk," "The Wrestler," "The Curious Case of Benjamin Button," and "Wall-E" also received some nods.
Just how much and how many?
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The Screen Actors Guild awards gave "Doubt" five nominations, while "Milk" and "The Curious Case of Benjamin Button" each received three.
For Best Acting Ensemble category, "Doubt," "Milk," "Benjamin Button," "Frost/Nixon," and "Slumdog Millionaire" each received nods.
I agree with all the nominees except for one glaring thing -- Dev Patel for Best Supporting Actor for "Slumdog Millionaire?" I think his role should be under the Best Actor category! He carried that film from start to finish. Given, there was a "kid" version of him, but the flick wasn't about him as a child, but as a young man!
However, all the Best Actor nominees are deserving, and there might not be a room for Dev in there, so he was put in the supporting category.
Oh well, let's see who'll win when the winners are announced January 25th at the SAG awards ceremonies to be held at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles.
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