Reuters reports. Foster, a graduate of French-language high school Lycée Français de Los Angeles, still speaks the language fluently. She will also be in France filming Roman Polanski’s God of Carnage in early February, so she won’t have far to travel for the ceremony. The Academy Award-winning actress is the first foreign President of the Cesar awards since Italian star Marcello Mastroianni in 1993. Cesar nominees will be announced on Jan. 21 in Paris.Jodie Foster is set to preside over the 36th Annual Cesar Awards, France’s version of the Oscars, on Feb. 25,
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having been nominated for four awards in total, and has an outside chance of snagging of one next year’s 10 Best Picture Oscar nomination slots. Winter’s Bone wasn’t able to sweep the awards, however. In somewhat of a surprise, Daddy Longlegs leading man Ronald Bronstein (a past Gothams winner for his directorial debut, Frownland) beat Winter’s Bone star Jennifer Lawrence for Best Breakthrough Performance, while Waiting for “Superman” topped it for the Festival Genius Audience prize, which was voted on by filmgoers. The night’s biggest shut-outs, meanwhile, were The Kids Are All Right and Tiny Furniture, both of which went 0-for-2. The entire list of winners is below.The acclaimed indie drama Winter’s Bone was the big winner at the IFP Gotham Independent Film Awards tonight, taking home the Best Film and Best Ensemble prizes. Director Debra Granik’s Sundance prize-winner was the front-runner going into the ceremony,
Best Film: Winter’s Bone
Best Documentary: The Oath
Best Ensemble: Winter’s Bone
Best Breakthrough Performance: Ronald Bronstein, Daddy Longlegs
Best Breakthrough Director: Kevin Asch, Holy Rollers
Best Film Not Playing At A Theater Near You: Littlerock
Festival Genius Audience Award: Waiting for “Superman”
Any kind of Scream redux should send a sound team to Nickelodeon’s annual Kids Choice Awards. At Saturday night’s awards, held at UCLA’s Pauley Pavilion in Westwood, the mere mention of Justin Bieber’s name was enough to blow out the roof — if not humble those lesser, shriek-worthy stars like Rihanna, who was forced to serve as the kid’s warm-up act (she performed a medley but OMG he sang Baby! from his just-released My World 2.0!)
But the teen idol wasn’t the night’s only highlight for the ‘tween set; host Kevin James (Paul Blart: Mall Cop) opened the 90-minute live show with a sportive dance number, with music provided by an angelic Adam Sandler (literally, he dangled from the ceiling, dressed as an angel). “Get slimed tonight!” Sandler crooned, in a reimagination of KC & the Sunshine Band’s Get Down Tonight.
Much was made of the fact that Sandra Bullock would skip the show because of certain problems at home — but only the winners seem to attend the big show anyway, and it was Miley Cyrus (!) who took home the requisite orange blimp for Favorite Movie Actress. The category ended up providing the night’s most comical moments. First, presenter Katy Perry tripped a box that was supposed to contain the winner’s identity — and ended up getting gobsmacked with a load of green slime (she had to know it was coming but she still seemed genuinely surprised at its impact). Then, fellow presenter Jonah Hill (Superbad) quipped that the award was going to Precious — but then quickly said it belonged to the Hannah Montana star, instead. No one under 30 understood the reference to the Lee Daniels film that earned co-star Mo’Nique her first Oscar this month, but there were still plenty of chuckles in the pavilion.
Zachary Levi (Chuck) had fun with the fact that Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeakquel beat out New Moon in the Favorite Movie category (“And to Twilight, sorry!” said Levi). Olympic Gold Medalist Apolo Ohno participated in the annual “death-defying” slime stunt (he was catapulted into a small pool of the icky liquid). And First Lady Michelle Obama taped an acceptance speech for winning Nick’s first-ever Big Help Award for helping kids eat healthy and stay active. Good thing she wasn’t there to accept in person; the massive after-party featured burgers and fries from Burger King and a yummy brownie mousse for dessert. At least there were apple fries!
Here are the night’s big winners (more than 115 million kids cast their votes for this year’s show — a Nick first):
Favorite Movie: Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeakquel
Favorite Movie Actor: Taylor Lautner (New Moon)
Favorite Movie Actress : Miley Cyrus (Hannah Montana: The Movie)
Favorite TV Show: iCarly
Favorite TV Actress: Selena Gomez (The Wizards of Waverly Place)
Favorite TV Actor: Dylan Sprouse (The Suite Life on Deck)
UPDATE: And here were some of the other winners who didn’t make the cut for the big show:
Favorite Animated Movie: UP
Favorite Voice From an Animated Movie: Jim Carrey (A Christmas Carol)
Favorite Song: “You Belong To Me” (Taylor Swift)
Favorite Music Group: Black Eyed Peas
Favorite Male Singer: Jay-Z
Favorite Female Singer: Taylor Swift
Favorite Cartoon: SpongeBob SquarePants
Favorite Reality TV Show: American Idol
Favorite Video Game: Mario Kart
Favorite Book: Diary of a Wimpy Kid
With all the attention drawn to Nicolas Chartier’s email to friends asking them to vote for his war movie The Hurt Locker over the “$500 million film,” it’s little wonder that the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences has denied the producer entry to the show. The Academy ruled late last night that Chartier’s email violated the Academy’s strict campaigning rules. As a result, he will not be allowed admittance to the show this Sunday.
The Academy took greatest issue with Chartier disparaging Avatar with his flippant “$500 million” comment. According to the press release, “Academy rules prohibit casting a negative or derogatory light on a competing film.” The executive committee stopped short of rescinding Chartier’s nomination. If The Hurt Locker wins Best Picture, the French producer will still receive his Oscar following the ceremonies.
Chartier apologized for his e-mail in a statement last week: “My naivete, ignorance of the rules and plain stupidity as a first-time nominee is not an excuse for this behavior, and I strongly regret it.” Nonetheless, should Hurt Locker win on Sunday night, only screenwriter Mark Boal, director Kathryn Bigelow, and producer Greg Shapiro will be onstage to collect their award.
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