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“The Lady” leads deals as TIFF 2011 winds down

By Sean O’Connell Hollywoodnews.com: As the 2011 Toronto International Film Festival draws to a close this weekend, a few more high-profile titles are finding homes as they seek distribution deals. Luc Besson’s based-on-true-events drama “The Lady,” for example, has been picked up by Cohen Media Group, THR reports. Michelle Yeoh[...]

Is “Contagion” an awards contender? – AWARDS ALLEY

By Sean O’Connell Hollywoodnews.com: Can Steven Soderbergh’s “Contagion” get into the annual awards discussion? Is it even going to try? Most of you reading probably didn’t even think that Soderbergh’s star-studded virus thriller, which opens everywhere Sept. 9, would be called a possible Oscar contender. For one, the release date’s[...]

“The Ides of March” reviews from Venice – AWARDS ALLEY

By Sean O’Connell Hollywoodnews.com: George Clooney’s anticipated “The Ides of March” opens the 68th annual Venice Film Festival today, and reviews for the political drama are starting to reach the Web ahead of the festival screening. Based on Beau Willimon’s play “Farragut North,” Clooney’s film follows an up-and-coming political analyst[...]

Tom Cruise’s Jack Reacher thriller “One Shot” gets release date

By G. Clay Whittaker Hollywoodnews.com: The Tom Cruise empire is rolling forward again with another possible franchise debuting in just over 18 months. Christopher McQuarrie will direct Cruise in “One Shot,” an adaptation of the Lee Child bestseller by the same name. Indiewire says the film is expected to release[...]

Golden Globe predictions from the top experts

By Gold Derby News Desk hollywoodnews.com: The Golden Globes will be doled out this Sunday. We assembled expert predictions from two dozen top awards pundits. They forecast all the races and expect a fierce battle between “The King’s Speech” and “The Social Network” for Best Drama Picture. However, they think[...]

Natalie Portman, “Black Swan” – FOR YOUR CONSIDERATION

By Sean O’Connell Hollywoodnews.com: Darren Aronofsky’s “Black Swan” closed AFI Fest 2010 Thursday night, sending several critics and Oscar pundits to Twitter post-screening to sing the film’s praises. The words “brilliant” and “masterpiece” were used so often, I’m surprised they weren’t trending on the social media tool. And IndieWire’s Anne[...]

Awards Season Roundup: Academy squashes earlier-date debate

By Sean O’Connell Hollywoodnews.com: HollywoodNews.com’s Awards Season Roundup collects insights from around the Internet on films that are running in the Oscar race. The Academy says it has no plans to move its annual ceremony to an earlier date by 2012. So much for that great idea. As for this[...]

Schnabel’s “Miral” doesn’t impress Venice critics

By Sean O’Connell Hollywoodnews.com: Lost in the buzz over “Black Swan” was reaction to “Miral,” director Julian Schnabel’s follow-up to his acclaimed “The Diving Bell and the Butterfly” and another high-profile drama to world premiere at the Venice Film Festival. Perhaps that’s because the response to “Miral” was a little[...]

Telluride manager: “I no longer think this film festival is special”

By Sean O’Connell Hollywoodnews.com: As many of us are preparing to enter the fall film festival circuit, one woman just made a very public exit. And not just any woman, either. Jennifer Ammann served as production manager for the Telluride Film Festival, and is walking away from the annual event.[...]