"Winter's Bone" Victorious at Torino Film Festival! First U.S. Production to Win Since 2000 


Debra Granik's backwoods drama, "Winter's Bone," continues its winning streak taking home two trophies at the 28th Torino Film Festival including Best Film and Best Actress for Jennifer Lawrence who tied with Anahi Berneri for "Port u Culpa." ("Winter's Bone" Movie Review)

The last U.S. production that won best film at Torino was David Gordon Green's "George Washington" in 2000. Besides the prestigious trophy, "Winter's Bone" also took home a cash prize of €25,000 which is about $32,500.

Winners of the 28th Torino Film Festival


Best Film (25,000€) to:

WINTER’S BONE by Debra Granik (US, 2010, 35mm, 100’)

Special Jury Award ex-aequo (Total of 10,000€) to :

LES SIGNES VITAUX by Sophie Deraspe (Canada, 2009, 35mm, 87’)

&

LAS MARIMBAS DEL INFIERNO by Julio Hernández Cordón

(Guatemala/France/Mexico, 2010, HDCam, 73’)

Best Actress Award, in collaboration with Max, ex-aequo to:

JENNIFER LAWRENCE for WINTER’S BONE by Debra Granik (US, 2010, 35mm, 100’)

&

ERICA RIVAS for POR TU CULPA by Anahí Berneri (Argentina/France, 2010, 35mm, 87’)

Best Actor Award, in collaboration with Max, to:

OMID DJALILI for THE INFIDEL by Josh Appignanesi (UK, 2010, 35mm, 105’)

Audience Award, in collaboration with Digima, to:

HENRY by Alessandro Piva (Italy, 2010, HDcam, 94’)

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Producers Guild Announces Best Documentary Nominees 

The Producers Guild of America has announced the Documentary Theatrical Motion Picture nominees for the 22nd Annual Producers Guild Awards. And the nominees are (in alphabetical order):

* CLIENT 9: THE RISE AND FALL OF ELIOT SPITZER
* EARTH MADE OF GLASS
* INSIDE JOB
* SMASH HIS CAMERA
* THE TILLMAN STORY
* WAITING FOR ‘SUPERMAN’

"Client 9," "Inside Job," "The Tillman Story," and "Waiting for Superman" are also among the 15 documentaries being considered for Academy Awards Best Feature Documentary. (See Academy Unleashes Best Documentary Short List)

Nominations for the other Producers Guild Award categories will be announced January 4, 2011. The 2011 Producers Guild Awards ceremony will be held on January 22, 2011 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel.

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"Waste Land" Wins Best Documentary at 2010 IDA Awards! See Complete List of Winners 


"Waste Land," from director Lucy Walker, won best feature documentary at the International Documentary Association's 2010 IDA Awards held Friday night and hosted by Morgan Spurlock.

"Waste Land" is also among the 15 documentaries being considered by the Academy for Best Feature Documentary category. (See Academy Unleashes Best Documentary Short List)

2010 IDA Documentary Awards Winners

FEATURE DOCUMENTARY AWARD
Waste Land

SHORT DOCUMENTARY AWARD
Woman Rebel

CONTINUING SERIES AWARD
30 for 30

LIMTED SERIES AWARD
Have You Heard From Johannesburg

IDA PARE LORENTZ AWARD
Waste Land

HONORABLE MENTION
Queen of the Sun: What Are the Bees Telling Us?

IDA MUSIC DOCUMENTARY AWARD
For Once In My Life

ABCNEWS VIDEOSOURCE AWARD
Bhutto

IDA HUMANITAS AWARD (TIE)
Presumed Guilty
The Oath

IDA DAVID L. WOLPER STUDENT DOCUMENTARY AWARD
Waiting for a Train: The Toshio Hirano Story

CAREER ACHIEVEMENT AWARD
Barbara Kopple

PIONEER AWARD
Alan Raymond & Susan Raymond

PRESERVATION AND SCHOLARSHIP AWARD
Mark Jonathan Harris

HONORABLE MENTION
The Stinking Ship

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"The Social Network" Named 2010 Best Film of the Year by the National Board of Review! See Full List of Winners! 


The National Board of Review friended David Fincher's "The Social Network." The film about the formation of Facebook won 4 awards including Best Film, Best Director for Fincher, Best Actor for Jesse Eisenberg, and Best Adapted Screenplay for Aaron Sorkin. ("The Social Network" movie review)

The rest of the acting categories, Lesley Manville won Best Actress for "Another Year," Christian Bale was named Best Supporting Actor for "The Fighter," and Jacki Weaver from "Animal Kingdom" won Best Supporting Actress.

The 2010 gala, to be hosted by Meredith Viera, will be held on Tuesday, January 11, 2011.

Below is a full list of the awards given by the National Board of Review:

Best Film: The Social Network
Best Director: David Fincher, The Social Network
Best Actor: Jesse Eisenberg, The Social Network
Best Actress: Lesley Manville, Another Year
Best Supporting Actor: Christian Bale, The Fighter
Best Supporting Actress: Jacki Weaver, Animal Kingdom
Best Foreign Language Film: Of Gods and Men
Best Documentary: Waiting for "Superman"
Best Animated Feature: Toy Story 3
Best Ensemble Cast: The Town
Breakthrough Performance: Jennifer Lawrence, Winter’s Bone
Best Directorial Debut: Sebastian Junger and Tim Hetherington, Restrepo
Spotlight Award: Sylvain Chomet and Jacques Tati, The Illusionist
Best Original Screenplay: Chris Sparling, Buried
Best Adapted Screenplay: Aaron Sorkin, The Social Network
Special Filmmaking Achievement Award: Sofia Coppola for writing, directing, and producing Somewhere
William K. Everson Film History Award: Leonard Maltin
NBR Freedom of Expression: Fair Game, Conviction, Howl
Production Design Award: Dante Ferretti, Shutter Island

Ten Best Films
(in alphabetical order)

Another Year
The Fighter
Hereafter
Inception
The King’s Speech
Shutter Island
The Town
Toy Story 3
True Grit
Winter’s Bone

Five Best Foreign-Language Films
(in alphabetical order)

I Am Love
Incendies
Life, Above All
Soul Kitchen
White Material

Five Best Documentaries
(in alphabetical order)

A Film Unfinished
Inside Job
Joan Rivers: A Piece of Work
Restrepo
The Tillman Story

Top Ten Independent Films
(in alphabetical order)

Animal Kingdom
Buried
Fish Tank
The Ghost Writer
Greenberg
Let Me In
Monsters
Please Give
Somewhere
Youth in Revolt

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Kirsten Dunst Interview for "All Good Things!" She Was REALLY Good in the Film! 


“All Good Things” is inspired by the true-life story of Robert Durst, the son of the late New York real estate mogul Seymour Durst, and brother of commercial developer Douglas Durst.

In 1973, Durst married Kathleen McCormack who vanished in 1982. Then, on December 24, 2000, Durst’s long-time friend, Susan Berman, was found murdered. Was he to blame for both murders?

The complexities of Durst’s life was put under the microscope in “All Good Things.” It’s the first full-feature narrative movie of Andrew Jarecki, who gave us the powerful 2003 documentary “Capturing the Friedmans.”

The names have been changed, of course, but the powerful, intriguing dynamics of the story remain the same.

In the film, Ryan Gosling is the Robert Durst character, David Marks, and Kirsten Dunst is his wife, Katie Marks. The movie works because of the chemistry of the two lead actors. “All Good Things” is a gripping love story with a Hitchcockian twist.

In this interview, Kirsten Dunst talked about:

*** What attracted her to making the movie?
*** Working with Jarecki
*** How she prepared for the role
*** Working with Gosling, and did he really give her flowers after pulling her hair in once scene?
*** Have you ever experienced that one true love? The instant dramatic attraction?
*** The whole Robert Durst saga

Have fun!


Here's more info on "All Good Things"

A love story and murder mystery set against the backdrop of a New York real estate dynasty in the 1980s, inspired by the most notorious missing person's case in New York history. Robert Durst, scion of the wealthy Durst family, was suspected but never tried for killing his wife Kathie who disappeared in 1982 and was never found.

Cast and Credits

Starring: Ryan Gosling, Kirsten Dunst, Frank Langella, Lily Rabe, Philip Baker Hall
Directed by: Andrew Jarecki
Produced by: Michael London, Marc Smerling, Andrew Jarecki

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