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Hollywood Contenders – Looking at the Short Film categories

If there’s a trio of categories that aren’t given the respect that they deserve (or frankly, any respect at all), it’s the short film categories. Be it Best Animated Short, Best Documentary Short, or Best Live Action Short, they all are mostly ignored by the masses, especially when the first[...]

Academy Awards Selects Student Foreign Films

HollywoodNews.com: Five finalists, selected from 51 entries representing 29 countries, will advance in the Foreign Film category in the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences’ 39th Annual Student Academy Awards competition. Up to three winners will be selected from this group and brought to Los Angeles to join[...]

Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences “Contemporary Documentaries”

HollywoodNews.com: Oscar®-nominated documentary short subjects “Poster Girl” and “Killing in the Name” and the documentary feature “Quest for Honor” will screen as the next installment in the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences’ 30th annual “Contemporary Documentaries” series on Wednesday, April 4, at 7 p.m. at the Linwood Dunn[...]

Natalie Portman just wants to keep her child safe

HollywoodNews.com: Natalie Portman seems to be at the height of her career right now, but she isn’t so much concerned about that as she is about her future child. The actress admitted at the Director’s Guild Awards that her baby is really her main focus, states UsMagazine.com. As she walked the[...]

Natalie Portman’s fiance’s relationships may have overlapped

HollywoodNews.com: Natalie Portman’s announcement about her engagement and pregnancy may have surprised a few people, but it seems there may be even more surprises in this matter. Portman’s fiance, Benjamin Millepied, was reportedly just in a relationship with another woman, Isabella Boylston, states Digital Spy (via People). The two were reportedly[...]

“Empire Strikes Back,” “Airplane!” added to National Film Registry

By Sean O’Connell Hollywoodnews.com: “Airplane!” has been added to the Library of Congress’s National Film Registry? Surely you can’t be serious. I am serious. And because the comedy is such a part of our nation’s pop culture, you don’t even need me to finish Leslie Nielsen’s iconic line. It’s unfortunate Nielsen, who[...]

Jim Carrey says Three Stooges movie is “dead”

By Sean O’Connell Hollywoodnews.com: Projects die and are resurrected on a daily basis in Hollywood. A planned Three Stooges movie, for example, has had as many lives as a Persian cat. Though the Farrelly Brothers have been batting the idea around for four years now, and even pieced together a dream[...]

IFC acquires rights to Herzog’s 3-D ‘Cave’

By Sean O’Connell Hollywoodnews.com: Werner Herzog is a god to documentary film fanatics. IFC just secured their next altar of worship. The distributor has acquired Herzog’s “Cave of Forgotten Dreams,” a documentary presented in 3-D, no less. The film, which played Toronto earlier this week, takes audiences deep inside the Chauvet-Pont-d’Arc cave[...]

‘The Hurt Locker’s’ Kathryn Bigelow elected to Academy’s Board of Governors

HollywoodNews.com: Director Kathryn Bigelow, film editor Anne Coates and documentarian Michael Moore have been selected to make up the year’s first-time electees to the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences’ Board of Governors. Coates received her award for the editing of “Lawrence of Arabia,” Moore won in the Documentary Feature[...]

Film Independent Announces Jury Award Winners of 2010 Los Angeles Film Festival

hollywoodnews.com: Today Film Independent, the non-profit arts organization that produces the Spirit Awards and the Los Angeles Film Festival, announced its 2010 Los Angeles Film Festival award winners at a brunch at CHAYA Downtown. Audience award winners will be announced tomorrow afternoon at the Closing Night film, Despicable Me.[...]
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