Natalie Portman, Colin Firth collect first (of many) trophies – Awards Season Roundup
By Sean O’Connell
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Natalie Portman and Colin Firth have been announced as winners of the Desert Palm Achievement Awards for Acting by the Palm Springs Film Festival.
Speaking of Portman, wouldn’t it be funny if she and James Franco were Oscar winners for “127 Hours” and “Black Swan” by the time “Your Highness” comes out next year?
And as for “The King’s Speech,” Firth’s co-star, Helena Bonham Carter, will receive the Richard Harris Award for her contribution to British film at the British Independent Film Awards, scheduled for Dec.5.
Picking up what we started yesterday, Reuters looks at the Oscar chances for Lisa Cholodenko’s “The Kids Are All Right.”
The Envelope thinks Best Picture is actually a four-horse race.
Jeff Wells reports from last night’s “Rabbit Hole” screening in New York, stating, “I still have no doubt about its ability to penetrate as a Best Picture contender.”
Teachers can now see “Waiting for ‘Superman’” at a discounted ticket price. I’d argue they see it every day in their own classrooms.
James L. Brooks’ “How Do You Know” will now be a teen-friendy PG-13.
And finally, many around the industry continue to mourn the tragic loss of Ronni Chasen. Our thoughts and prayers go out to her family.
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