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'Atonement' Triumphs At BAFTAs

February 11th, 2008 9:06am EST
Atonement
Atonement has won the top prize at the British Academy of Film and Television Awards (BAFTAs) on Sunday, landing the gong for Best Film at the London ceremony.

The romantic epic, starring James McAvoy and Keira Knightley, triumphed over German filmmaker Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck's The Lives of Others, the Coen brothers' No Country For Old Men, Ridley Scott's American Gangster, and Paul Thomas Anderson's There Will Be Blood to claim the coveted prize. However McAvoy and Knightley were overlooked in the Leading Actor and Actress categories, with awards going instead to Daniel Day...
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New Movies On DVD, Aug. 21

August 21st, 2007 8:00am EDT
Perfect Stranger
A hard-nosed star reporter (Halle Berry) learns who her real friends are -- and gets in way over her head -- investigating a murder in the twisty thriller Perfect Stranger. Also on DVD: The Lives Of Others, Redline, The Ultimate Gift and The Ex.
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German Oscar Winner 'The Lives Of Others' Set For Hollywood Remake

March 1st, 2007 10:30pm EST
Anthony Minghella
The Oscar-winning Best Foreign Film is to be remade as a Hollywood movie.

German espionage drama The Lives Of Others will be revamped as an English-language film with moviemakers Sydney Pollack and Anthony Minghella coming together for the project.

Pollack tells trade paper Daily Variety, "We would just desperately love for that film to be something that reaches more people. We haven't gotten locked into making it yet, but we're working hard at trying to get it going."

The film's writer/director Florian Henckel Von Donnersmarck claimed Oscar gold on Sunday night.

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German Oscar Winner Pays Tribute To Hero Arnold Schwarzenegger

February 26th, 2007 1:30pm EST
Arnold Schwarzenegger
Oscar-winning director Florian Henckel Von Donnersmarck owes much of his success to California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger - because the Austrian taught him that nothing is impossible. The German moviemaker won Oscar gold last night when his movie The Lives Of Others landed the Best Foreign Film prize at the Academy Awards, and, after thanking Schwarzenegger in his acceptance speech, von Donnersmarck continued to coo about his hero backstage at the Kodak Theatre in Hollywood.

He said, "He just seems to me like the ultimate embodiment of the fact you

can just achieve anything tha...
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And The Oscar Goes To - Full List of Oscar Winners!

February 26th, 2007 9:01am EST
The Departed
Dame Helen Mirren and Forest Whitaker were crowned queen and king of the Oscars last night. The stars of The Queen and The Last King of Scotland won Best Actress and Best Actor respectively, while Martin Scorsese won Best Director for The Departed - his first win out of six nominations in the category and 31 years since his first nomination. Full List of Winners Below!

As she accepted her award, Helen, struggling to hold the statuette, said: "I've got my purse in one hand, my earring in the other. Thank you, Academy. You know, my sister told me that all kids love to get gold stars, and...
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'Little Miss Sunshine' Dominates Independent Spirit Awards

February 25th, 2007 10:17am EST
Little Miss Sunshine
Little Miss Sunshine got a pre-Oscars boost yesterday after claiming four honors at the Independent Spirit Awards in Santa Monica, California, including the ceremony's Best Film prize.

The movie, which is up for a handful of honors at today's Academy Awards, also earned moviemakers Jonathan Dayton and Valerie Faris the Best Director prize, while Alan Arkin claimed the Best Supporting Male award and screenwriter Michael Arndt was also honored.

It was also a good day for Half Nelson, which claimed both lead acting awards, giving Ryan Gosling a boost as he prepared to fight Oscars fa...
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