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'The Man With the Iron Fists' trailer: Best promo of all time? Or just of the century so far?

Okay, we got a little too excited when coming up with the above headline. But the red-band clip for The Man With the Iron Fists — a chop-sockey epic starring Russell Crowe, Lucy Liu, and RZA that also marks the Wu-Tang Clan rapper’s directorial debut — really does have everything you want from a trailer. If, that is, what you want from a trailer is lashings of martial arts mayhem, an ornamental fan whose ornaments are an array of knives, the line “Power belongs to no one until it is seized through sex and violence,” wrestler Dave Batista turning into brass, Crowe sporting some of the most excellent facial fuzz this side of a Frank Zappa impersonators’ convention, and the sight of RZA himself not only breaking an anvil with one of his big ol’ iron fists but also, literally, punching someone’s eye out.


Inside the Indie Spirit Awards: A brisk-yet-tedious celebration of films we've already been celebrating

With its giant white tent on the sunny Santa Monica, Calif. beach, and the throngs of black-suited, fast-talking Europeans smoking outside, one could easily mistake the Independent Spirit Awards for a Los Angeles annex of the Cannes Film Festival. The event certainly took on an international flavor this year, with The Artist — which premiered at the 2011 Cannes Film Festival — taking home four awards, including Best Feature, Best Male Lead (Jean Dujardin), and Best Director (Michel Hazanavicius). (Check out the full list of winners here.) The bulk of the folks from The Artist only made it to the Indie Spirit tent in time for Hazanavicius’ win, driving directly from the airport after flying in from the César Awards in France. Actress Penelope Ann Miller, who has a small supporting role as the haughty wife of Dujardin’s silent movie star, ended up accepting both her co-star’s award and Guillaume Schiffman’s award for Best Cinematography.

Should The Artist also prevail at the Academy Awards on Sunday evening, as most everyone predicts it will, the silent film will be only the first film since 1986’s Platoon to win the top prize at both the Indie Spirits and the Oscars. READ FULL STORY

Independent Spirit Awards: 'The Artist,' 'The Descendants,' 'Margin Call' win multiple awards


Jean Dujardin of The Artist and Michelle Williams from My Week With Marilyn walked away with the top acting honors at the 27th Film Independent’s Spirit Awards. The Seth Rogen-hosted indie film kudosfest — which took place this afternoon in Santa Monica, Calif. — will be broadcast tonight at 10 p.m. on IFC. If you wish to watch the show and don’t want the experience ruined any further: SPOILER ALERT!  READ FULL STORY

BAFTA winners announced

The British Academy of Film and Television Arts has announced its winners. SPOILER ALERT: Do not keep reading if you plan to watch the ceremony tonight on BBC America. Oscar frontrunner The Artist swept the awards with seven wins, including Best Film, Best Director, Best Actor, and Best Original Screenplay. Meanwhile, Meryl Streep, Christopher Plummer, and Octavia Spencer took home the other acting prizes. Hugo and Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy each won two awards. Will all the BAFTA winners repeat at the Oscars later next month? Probably not all the actors, but the craft awards in particular often give a sign of where the Academy may be heading. The complete list of winners is below.

Best Film The Artist
Best Director Michel Hazanavicius, The Artist
Best Actor Jean Dujardin, The Artist
Best Actress Meryl Streep, The Iron Lady
Best Supporting Actor Christopher Plummer, Beginners
Best Supporting Actress Octavia Spencer, The Help
Best Original Screenplay Michel Hazanavicius, The Artist
Best Adapted Screenplay Bridget O’Connor & Peter Straughan, Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy
Best British Film Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy
Best Film Not in the English Language The Skin I Live In
Best Animated Film Rango
Best Documentary Senna
Best Editing Senna
Best Costume Design The Artist
Best Cinematography The Artist
Best Original Music The Artist 
Best Make-Up & Hair The Iron Lady
Best Visual Effects Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2
Best Production Design Hugo
Best Sound Hugo
Best British Debut Tyrannosaur
Orange Rising Star Award Adam Deacon
Best Animated Short A Morning Stroll
Best Live-Action Short Pitch Black Heist 

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'Rango' big winner at the Annie Awards

Rango — the animated hit starring Johnny Depp as the eponymous ne’er-do-well chameleon — won the award for Best Animated Feature at the 2011 Annie Awards on Saturday night. Kung Fu Panda 2‘s Jennifer Yuh Nelson won Best Feature Director. Rango took home three additional awards at the ceremony, hosted by Patton Oswalt at Royce Hall on the UCLA campus in Los Angeles. The Adventures of Tintin, Arthur Christmas, Rio, and Winnie the Pooh also earned some hardware.

Check out the feature film winners below:  READ FULL STORY

Judd Apatow to receive special comedy honor from Kristen Wiig at Writers Guild Awards

Kristen Wiig will honor her Bridesmaids producer Judd Apatow with the Herb Sargent Award for Comedy at the Writers Guild of America awards in New York City, the east coast wing of the WGA announced today. The award is named after the veteran TV writer (The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson, Saturday Night Live, The Dennis Miller Show) who was president of the WGA, East for 14 years.

Daytime TV writer Claire Labine (General Hospital, One Life to Live, Guiding Light) will receive the Ian McLellan Hunter Award, given to a writer for their body of work.

The WGA Awards will be held on Feb. 19 at the B.B. King Blues Club in New York City, and at the Hollywood Palladium in Los Angeles. Rachel Dratch is hosting the event in New York, Joel McHale and Zooey Deschanel will emcee in L.A.

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'The Artist' wins big at the Directors Guild Awards

The Directors Guild of America announced its annual awards tonight at a ceremony in the Grand Ballroom above the Kodak Theatre in Hollywood. The Artist‘s Michel Hazanavicius took home the prize for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in a Feature Film. Fellow nominees Martin Scorsese (Hugo) and Alexander Payne (The Descendants) also spoke at the event while accepting their nomination medallions. As is his custom for awards events, nominee Woody Allen (Midnight in Paris) was not present; nominee David Fincher (The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo) had to fly to the premiere of his film in Tokyo, Japan, although he did attend the nominee breakfast Saturday morning.

Hosted by Kelsey Grammer, the evening also feted directors for feature documentaries, and TV dramas, comedies, reality shows, made-for-TV movies and miniseries, soap operas, children’s programming, and commercials.

Since 1948, the DGA Award winner for feature film has gone on to win the Academy Award for Best Director every year save for six exceptions, most recently when Rob Marshall took home the DGA Award for Chicago in 2002, while Roman Polanski won the Oscar for The Pianist.

Check out the full list of winners below: READ FULL STORY

'The Artist' sweeps Australian Academy's International Awards

For the first time, the Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts (AACTA) has handed out international prizes, and Oscar frontrunner The Artist took home three of the five awards presented tonight at a ceremony in West Hollywood. The Artist won the AACTA International Awards for Best Picture, Best Director (Michel Hazanavicius), and Best Actor (Jean Dujardin). Meanwhile, Meryl Streep won the Best Actress prize for The Iron Lady, while The Ides of March and Margin Call tied for Best Screenplay. The Artist is also up for big prizes at the Directors Guild Awards and Screen Actors Guild Awards this weekend.

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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'The Artist,' 'Tintin' win Producers Guild Awards

The Artist continued its march to the Oscars by winning the Producers Guild of America award for Best Picture of the Year, emerging victorious over top contenders like Hugo, The Help, The Descendants, Midnight in Paris, and The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo. The last four years, the PGA winner has gone on to win the Academy Award as well. In the animated category, The Adventures of Tintin topped Rango, Kung Fu Panda 2, Puss in Boots, and Cars 2. The complete list of winners is below.

Picture The Artist
Animated Feature The Adventures of Tintin
Documentary Beats, Rhymes & Life: The Travels of A Tribe Called Quest
TV Drama Boardwalk Empire
TV Comedy Modern Family
TV Longform Downton Abbey
Live Entertainment & Talk The Colbert Report
TV News 60 Minutes
Competition The Amazing Race
TV Sports ESPN’s 30 for 30
Non-fiction TV American Masters
Childrens Sesame Street
Web Series 30 Rock Presents 

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