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Directors Guild Award: Who will win?

In each of the last eight years, the winner of the Directors Guild of America Award went on to win the Best Director trophy at the Oscars. And in nine of the last 10 years, the DGA-winning film ended up taking Best Picture. So all eyes will be on tomorrow night’s DGA Awards, where The Artist‘s Michel Hazanavicius, Hugo‘s Martin Scorsese, Midnight in Paris‘ Woody Allen, The Descendants‘ Alexander Payne, and The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo‘s David Fincher will compete for the evening’s biggest prize.

After dominating this week’s Oscar nominations, clearly The Artist and Hugo are the two top contenders for the DGA as well. Though both films share an affection for a bygone age of cinema, their directors couldn’t be more different: Hazanavicius, 44, is a relative newcomer with only three goofy French-language films under his belt, while Scorsese, 69, is a nine-time DGA nominee (and two-time winner, for 2006′s The Departed and HBO’s Boardwalk Empire). Hazanavicius is helped by the fact that Scorsese took the feature prize only five years ago. Either man could win, but my hunch is that just as rookie Tom Hooper (The King’s Speech) bested Fincher (The Social Network) last year, the less-experienced Hazanavicius will pull out the victory tomorrow.

Check back here tomorrow night for the results. And my colleague Adam B. Vary will have a complete on-the-scene report as well.

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Joel McHale, Zooey Deschanel to host WGA awards show

The Writers Guild of America, West has enlisted Joel McHale and Zooey Deschanel to cohost its Feb. 19 awards show (which, unfortunately, is not televised). “I’m deeply excited to co-host the WGA Awards with Zooey Deschanel. She has that rare combination in that she’s beautiful, funny, and smells good. Without writers, movies and TV would be worse than untreated syphilis, so I’m thrilled to hand these fine people awards for their great work,” McHale said in the announcement. Who says the Golden Globes are the most fun?

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‘Boardwalk Empire,’ ‘Breaking Bad’ top WGA nominees
‘Bridesmaids,’ ‘The Descendants’ lead WGA nominees

Paul Feig on 'Bridesmaids' sequel: 'Only... if we could make it as good or better than the original, and that's very hard'

Bridesmaids was named Best Comedy at last night’s Critics Choice Awards, which can only help our favorite “stone-cold pack of weirdos” and their Oscar chances in the coming weeks. But what about the film’s chances of a sequel?

Ever since the film’s massive box office and critical success last summer, there’s been talk of a follow-up. While nothing is set in stone (Bridesmaids cast members including Wiig came up with some sequel ideas, which they shared with EW, and Universal told us that they hope to reassemble the entire gang), EW caught up with Feig, Mumolo, and Wendi McLendon-Covey, all pictured above with cast mates Maya Rudolph and Ellie Kemper, at the Critics Choice Awards, to discuss the future of Bridesmaids.
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'Tintin,' 'Harry Potter,' 'Transformers' lead the VES Awards nominees

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The Visual Effects Society announced nominees today for its 10th Annual VES Awards. The Adventures of Tintin dominated the film list, with six nominations. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows — Part 2 and Transformers: Dark of the Moon were a close second with five apiece, followed by four nods for Rise of the Planet of the Apes and Rango. In television, Boardwalk Empire scored four nominations, Game of Thrones was tapped in three categories, and Pan Am, Falling Skies, and Terra Nova each received two apiece. See the full list after the jump. READ FULL STORY

'My Week With Marilyn', 'Tinker Tailor' lead BAFTA longlists

With 16 inclusions each, My Week With Marilyn and Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy are leading the pack in the longlists for the 2012 British Academy Film Awards, which were announced today. In addition to making the cut for Best Picture, Best Director, and Best Screenplay, both films have their stars in contention. (Marilyn‘s Michelle Williams, Kenneth Branagh, Eddie Redmayne, Judi Dench, and Zoe Wanamaker, as well as Tinker Tailor‘s Gary Oldman, Benedict Cumberbatch, Colin Firth, John Hurt, and Kathy Burke, are all on the acting longlists.)

Following Marilyn and Tinker Tailor for the most entries on the BAFTA longlists were The Iron Lady (14), The Artist, The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo, Midnight in Paris, War Horse (13 each),  The Help, Hugo, Drive (12 each), and The Ides of March and Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows — Part 2 (11 each.) Notable exclusions from the BAFTA longlist include Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close, Melancholia, and Martha Marcy May Marlene, while major Oscar contender The Tree of Life earned just one mention in the cinematography category.

The longlist kicks off the first round of voting for the BAFTAs, which includes 15 entries in most categories. The five nominees will be chosen from these longlists in the second round. However, there are only five for animation and documentary in the first round of voting.  Nominations in all categories, including the shortlist for the Rising Star Award, will be announced on Jan. 17. Check out the entire BAFTAs 2012 longlist, including Original Screenplay, Adapted Screenplay, Documentary, Foreign Language Film, and Outstanding British Film here.  (Note: * marks  the five chapter picks.) READ FULL STORY

'The Descendants' takes top prize at 2011 Satellite Awards

The International Press Academy handed out its 16th annual Satellite Awards last night. While The Descendants may have won the Best Motion Picture and Adapted Screenplay, it was Drive that was the biggest winner of all. The ambient indie took home four awards, including the Best Actor trophy for Ryan Gosling and Best Director for Nicolas Winding Refn. Elsewhere, awards-season frontrunner The Artist turned in a relatively modest performance with only one award for Best Art Direction & Production Design. See the full list below. READ FULL STORY

Seth Rogen named host of 2012 Independent Spirit Awards

EW has confirmed that Seth Rogen will host the 27th Film Independent Spirit Awards on Feb. 25, 2012. Rogen is also nominated as part of the producing team of 50/50, the cancer dramedy that garnered three nominations, including Best Film. “We’re incredibly excited to have Seth as the host,” said Sean McManus, senior director of FIND. “Seth’s charm, intelligence and quick wit are sure to light up the room and will make for a truly entertaining afternoon.”

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'Melancholia' wins top prize at European Film Awards

Lars von Trier’s end-of-the-world opus Melancholia dominated the 2011 European Film Awards, taking home three prizes, including Best Film. The controversial von Trier lost the Best Director prize to protégé Susanne Bier for In a Better World, which won the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film last February.

Speaking of the last Oscars, Best Picture winner The King’s Speech still isn’t finished taking home prizes: Colin Firth won best actor, and Tariq Anwar took home best editing for the perpetual awards circuit darling. Tilda Swinton, meanwhile, won best actress for We Need to Talk About Kevin. Check out the major winners below:  READ FULL STORY

Britannia Awards 2011: Host Alan Cumming teases tonight's honoring of Warren Beatty, Ben Stiller, and more

Tonight, a somewhat under-the-radar, anti-awards-show awards show takes place at the Beverly Hilton in Los Angeles: The 2011 Britannia Awards.

They’re different than your typical American kudosfest, largely because it’s the Brits — the Los Angeles wing of BAFTA, specifically — who’re handing them out. And they’re — gasp! — untelevised. Plus, the awards — which are more lifetime achievement in style — are predetermined. This year, Warren Beatty, John Lasseter, David Yates, Helena Bonham Carter, and Ben Stiller are being honored, and presenters include Robin Williams, Anne Hathaway, Helen Mirren, and Jason Isaacs.

And the master of ceremonies? An appropriately unconventional choice: Good Wife star Alan Cumming will be playing host. EW recently caught up with him to talk about why he wanted to host, his style, and why we should care about these awards at all.

ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY: What made you want to host the Britannia Awards?
ALAN CUMMING: I’ve done it before — maybe about 10 years ago I did it twice. It’s always been a good laugh, and it’s kind of gotten bigger over the years, as these things tend to do. It’s just a nice thing to do. It’s a link to both my homes, Britain and America. I hosted the year the Stanley Kubrick Award was inaugurated, and his wife came. I’ve got a lot of connections to it. A lot of people I know from when I first came to America to live in L.A. They were members of BAFTA Los Angeles, so keeping it in the family.

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British Independent Film Awards honor Ralph Fiennes, Kenneth Branagh

Ralph Fiennes and Kenneth Branagh will be the recipients of two prestigious awards at next month’s British Independent Film Awards. Fiennes — who makes his directorial debut with next month’s Coriolanus — will receive the Richard Harris Award, which has gone to fellow Brit actors John Hurt, Jim Broadbent, Daniel Day-Lewis, and Helena Bonham Carter. Thor director and noted Shakespearean enthusiast Branagh will be honored with the Variety Award for raising British cinema’s profile internationally. Past Variety recipients have included Michael Caine, J.K. Rowling, Helen Mirren, and Keira Knightley.

The British Independent Film Awards will be held in London on Dec. 4. Sex addiction drama Shame, political thriller Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy, and Paddy Considine’s directorial debut Tyrannosaur will battle it out for the top prizes.

Read more:
‘Coriolanus’ trailer: Ralph Fiennes gives Shakespeare the ‘Hurt Locker’ treatment
Kenneth Branagh talks ‘My Week With Marilyn,’ working with Michelle Williams, and ‘Thor 2′
‘Shame’ trailer: Carey Mulligan sings, Michael Fassbender sleeps around

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