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Camino is big winner at Spain's Goya Awards

The movie Camino was the big winner at Spain’s Goya Awards.

Camino, which is about the Opus Dei religious order, won six awards including best film and best director – for Javier Fesser.

“I’m not here because I’m the best, I’m here because I’m very lucky,” Fesser said.


Hunger wins best film at London Evening Standard Film Awards

A movie documenting the last days of IRA hunger striker Bobby Sands has won the top award at the London Evening Standard Film Awards.

The film, Hunger, won the best film award.

Despite recent award ceremony successes, Slumdog Millionaire and Kate Winslet were not among the winners at the...

Slumdog Millionaire filmmakers blast child exploitation claims

Slumdog Millionaire’s director and producer have spoken out against allegations of exploiting child actors for the movie.

Director Danny Boyle and producer Christian Colson issued a statement in response to a Daily Telegraph article which claimed two eight-year-olds from Mumbai were underpaid for their work.

The children’s parents say Rubiana...

Danny Boyle wins first Directors Guild of America Award

Danny Boyle, director of the celebrated Slumdog Millionaire, has won his first Directors Guild of America Award.

Boyle was unexpectedly triumphant in the Feature Film category, beating The Curious Case of Benjamin Button‘s David Fincher, Milk‘s Gus Van Sant, The Dark Knight‘s Christopher Nolan, and Frost/Nixon‘s Ron Howard.

Kung Fu Panda Sweeps Board at Annie Awards

Kung Fu Panda was the big winner at the 36th annual Annie Awards on Friday.

The movie won in every ‘feature’ category, fighting off competition from heavy-favourite WALL-E.

Kung Fu Panda took the award for Animated feature and Character Animation, Character Design, Directing, Production, Music, Production, Production Design, Storyboarding,...

Winslet wins best supporting actress at Screen Actors Guild awards

Kate Winslet has been named best supporting actress at the Screen Actors Guild awards.

Winslet won the award for her performance as a former concentration camp guard in The Reader.

“It is really an honour to be included in such a remarkable year and be acknowledged by my peers in...

Slumdog Millionaire named best picture by Producers Guild of America

Slumdog Millionaire has picked up another award. Danny Boyle’s movie was named best picture by the Producers Guild of America (PGA)

The film beat Milk, The Dark Knight, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button and Frost/Nixon to win the prestigious award.

The Awards are seen as an indicator of who...

Kate Winslet gets double BAFTA nominations

Kate Winslet has been nominated twice in the best actress category at the British Academy Film Awards (BAFTAs).

Winslet, who recently scooped two Golden Globes, is nominated for her performances in ‘The Reader’ and ‘Revolutionary Road’.

The 33-year-old actress is a previous BAFTA winner for Sense and Sensibility.


Golden Globe organisers apologise over Hathaway 'mistake'

Golden Globe organized have apologized after it was suggested on the awards’ website that Anne Hathaway had won the best actress trophy.

Hathway’s name had an asterisk next to it in a list of nominees, indicating she was the winner, despite the awards ceremony not taking place until Sunday.


Bafta’s Rising Star nominees announced

The nominees for Bafta’s Rising Star award, which honours new talent, have been announced.

Actors shortlisted for the award are: Rebecca Hall, Noel Clarke, Toby Kebbell, Michael Fassbender and Michael Cera.

The Rising Star award, which was won last year by Hollywood actor Shia LaBeouf, is voted for by the...

Coen Brothers, Woody Allen up for Writers Guild of America awards

Joel and Ethan Coen’s Burn After Reading movie has been nominated in best original screenplay category at the Writers Guild of America awards.

The Coen brothers will fight it out with Woody Allen for the award.

The much-celebrated British movie Slumdog Millionaire is nominated in the best adapted screenplay category,...

Controversial ‘suicide bomber comedy’ gets green light

A ‘suicide bomber comedy’ pitched by Brass Eye satirist Chris Morris will be in cinemas by the end of the year.

The comedy was considered to controversial for TV stations like the BBC and will now be released as a movie.

The film, called Four Lions, will be funded...

Slumdog Millionaire one of 2008's 'most significant' movies

Danny Boyle’s Slumdog Millionaire has been honored by The American Film Institute (AFI).

The movie was named one of 2008’s eight Moments of Significance in Film, TV and Web.

A spokesperson for the AFI said Slumdog Millionaire “stands as a monument to the possibilities of cross-cultural storytelling”.

Isabelle Huppert to head Cannes jury

French actress Isabelle Huppert has been selected as president of the 2009 Cannes Film Festival jury.

She will head the jury that chooses the winner of the prestigious Palme d’Or prize.

Huppert, whose career spans four decades, says she is “very glad and very proud” to be involved in the...

Last Chance Harvey to open Palm Springs Festival

Last Chance Harvey will kick off the 20th Palm Springs International Film Festival, it’s been announced.

Last Chance Harvey was directed by Joel Hopkins and stars Dustin Hoffman and Emma Thompson.

The festival takes place in Palm Springs, California on January 8 – 19th.

During the Festival over 200 movies...

Screen Actors Guild award shortlist announced

Kate Winslet has been shortlisted for two 2009 Screen Actors Guild awards, it’s been announced.

Winslet is nominated in the best actress category for Revolutionary Road and for best supporting actress for The Reader.

Slumdog Millionaire is one of five films shortlisted for the best ensemble award, along with Doubt,...

Critic Roger Ebert made honorary life member of the Directors Guild of America

Movie critic Roger Ebert is to be made an honorary life member of the Directors Guild of America.

Michael Apted, the filmmakers’ union’s president, said Ebert had been keeping directors “on their toes for more than 40 years”.

Adding: “From the blockbuster to the tiny independent film, Ebert has devoted...

Wendy and Lucy scoops Toronto Film Critics’ Association Awards

Kelly Reichardt’s Wendy and Lucy leads the winners of the Toronto Film Critics’ Association Awards.

The movie was named best picture of the year, with its star Michelle Williams being named best actress.

Rachel Getting Married was another major winner, scooping best director for Jonathan Demme, best screenplay for Jenny...

Slumdog Millionaire is main winner at British Independent Film Awards

Danny Boyle’s Slumdog Millionaire was the big winner at the British Independent Film Awards.

The movie took the event’s main prices for Best British Independent Film and Best Director, as well as a Most Promising Newcomer award for Dev Patel.

Steve McQueen’s Hunger also scooped three trophies: best debut director,...

Director Radford speaks on impact of credit crunch on movie industry

Director Michael Radford has spoken about the effect of the global financial crisis on the movie industry.

Radford says his current movie project has been postponed until pre-production can be funded.

“The film industry is being affected really, really badly. I am supposed to be making a film in Spain...

Watts, Owen movie to kick off Berlin Film Festival

Naomi Watts and Clive Owen’s political thriller The International will open the Berlin Film Festival next year, it’s been announced.

The movie, which was directed by Tom Tykwer, will launch the Festival on 5th February 2009.

Actress Tilda Swinton will chair the Festival’s international jury.

The Berlin Film Festival runs...

New movies this week

Movies new in theaters this week

Stars: Nicole Kidman, Hugh Jackman
Director: Baz Luhrmann

Four Christmases
Stars: Reese Witherspoon, Vince Vaughn
Director: Seth Gordon

Transporter 3
Stars: Jason Statham
Director: Olivier Megaton

Stars: Sean Penn
Director: Gus van Sant

Robert De Niro launches Middle East film festival

Robert De Niro has launched a Middle East version of the New York Tribeca Film Festival.

The first Tribeca Film Festival Doha will take place at Qatar’s Museum of Islamic Arts from 10th to 14th November 2009.

De Nero says he hopes the Festival will “play a role in bridging...

Clint Eastwood named Modern Master by SBIFF

Clint Eastwood will be given The Modern Master Award at the Santa Barbara International Film Festival next year, it has been announced.

The Festival will be held between January 22 and February 1, with Eastwood being honored on January 29 at the Arlington Theatre.

The Modern Master Award is the...

Film Society brings Scorsese classics back to big screen

Celebrate the New Year with Martin Scorsese, as The Film Society of Lincoln Center brings the director’s most acclaimed movies back to the big screen.

Eleven of Scorsese’s classic films, including ‘Taxi Driver’, ‘Goodfellas’ and ‘Raging Bull’ will be shown at the Walter Reade Theater between December 26 and 31.


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