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  • Oprah Winfrey Tapped for Santa Barbara Film Fest Honor

    Following her role in this year's hit, Lee Daniels' "The Butler," Oprah Winfrey will receive the Montecito Award at the 29th Santa Barbara International Film Festival. The thesp, producer and television host will be feted on Feb. 5 at the Arlington...
  • '12 Years a Slave,' 'Fruitvale Station' Among Gotham Audience Award Nominees

    The leader of the nominations list for the Gotham Independent Film Awards, Fox Searchlight's "12 Years a Slave," made the cut for the kudos' fourth annual audience award as well, with the title among the five films singled out in an online vote....
  • 'Ernest & Celestine': Toon Taps Lauren Bacall, Paul Giamatti, William H. Macy (EXCLUSIVE)

    Kids' French hand-drawn toon "Ernest & Celestine" has locked an English-language voice cast including Lauren Bacall, Paul Giamatti, William H. Macy and the previously announced Forest Whitaker and Mackenzie Foy. Megan Mullally, Nick Offerman and...
  • Awards Event Calendar: Nov. 8-14

    Here is a cross-section of awards-related events this weekend. Private parties and receptions are not mentioned, because if they wanted you as a guest, you would have been invited. If you weren't, why would we rub it in? Nov. 8, Aero Theatre, Santa...
  • 'Out of the Furnace's' Scott Cooper Compares Cast to 'Driving a Maserati' at AFI Fest

    Despite "Out of the Furnace" being one of the most dark, intense movies of this awards season, the mood was jovial November 9 at its AFI Festival premiere at Hollywood's TCL Chinese Theatre. Director Scott Cooper laughed and hugged it out with stars...
  • 'Remember the Titans' Scribe to Pen World War II Drama 'Night Witches' (EXCLUSIVE)

    Gregory Allen Howard is set to pen the World War II drama "Night Witches" for Boris Yeltsin's Timedale Entertainment banner. Yeltsin, the grandson of the former Russian president, has become very active in the Hollywood scene. He's produced several...
  • Oprah owns 'The Butler'

    "I'M AN actress, it's my passion," said Sophia Loren AFTER ATTENDING a screening of "The Butler" the other night, I can only mourn the fact that media empress Oprah Winfrey didn't make acting her passion. Yes, she began in Oscar-nominated glory in "The...
  • Jia's 'Sin' Scores Top Abu Dhabi Nod

    The seventh edition of the Abu Dhabi Film Festival has announced winners of its Black Pearl Awards, with Chinese helmer Jia Zhangke's "A Touch of Sin," scoring the top nod for best narrative feature. "Touch of Sin," which is based on true stories,...
  • The Best Picture Race: Variety Panel Focuses on Directors

    J.C. Chandor ("All Is Lost"), Ryan Coogler ("Fruitvale Station"), Scott Cooper ("Out of the Furnace"), Steve McQueen ("12 Years a Slave") and John Wells ("August: Osage County") joined in a Focus on Directors panel that Variety sponsored at the Mill...
  • Nick Kroll to Host 2013 Gotham Independent Film Awards

    Nick Kroll, the comedian-scribe-thesp who toplines Comedy Central skein "Kroll Show" and also appears in FXX series "The League," has been tapped to host the 23rd annual Gotham Independent Film Awards. Presented every year by New York-based Independent...
  • Star-studded Hollywood Film Awards rambles on in all sincerity

    Star-studded Hollywood Film Awards rambles on in all sincerity
    Gazing out at the packed Beverly Hilton Hotel banquet room, veteran producer Jerry Weintraub shook his head from the stage as he accepted the Hollywood Legend Award at Monday night's Hollywood Film Awards. "This has gotta be bigger than the Academy's,"...
  • Film Review: 'Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa'

    If the "Jackass" movies have always spit exuberantly in the face of age and mortality, it's fitting that co-creators Johnny Knoxville, Spike Jonze and Jeff Tremaine have now given us one devoted to Knoxville's octogenarian alter ego, Irving Zisman....