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Producers Guild to stick with 10 Best Picture nominees

The Producers Guild of America announced today that it will continue to recognize 10 nominees for its top movie award, the Darryl F. Zanuck Award for Outstanding Producer of Theatrical Motion Pictures. The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Science recently tweaked its experiment of 10 Best Picture Oscar nominees, but the PGA, which expanded its slate of honored films to 10 just two years, will maintain its policy.

The Guild’s Board of Directors also approved the addition of several new television categories. Reality television programming will expand to honor three distinct categories: Non-Fiction, Competition and Live Entertainment/Talk. The 23rd Annual Producers Guild Awards will take place on Saturday, Jan. 21, 2012 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel.

Razzies on-the-scene: M. Night Shyamalan 'wins' big at last night's camp-fest

Watching a movie nominated for a Razzie may be one of the worst ways to spend a few hours, but actually attending the Awards turns out to be one of the best. Last night’s rousing, barb-flinging camp-fest handed Razzie repeat offender M. Night Shyamalan’s critically abhorred The Last Airbender the Worst Picture trophy (the movie led the pack with five “wins,” click here for a complete list of winners). But the actual wins were but a small part of what makes this annual pre-Oscars tradition such a fun, light-hearted pageant. READ FULL STORY

Razzie Awards: 'The Last Airbender' earns Worst Picture, Director, and 'Eye-Gouging Misuse of 3-D'

aang-airbenderImage Credit: Industrial Light & MagicThe Last Airbender was the big, er, winner at the 31st Annual Razzie Awards, announced tonight in a special ceremony in Hollywood. Writer-director M. Night Shyamalan’s martial arts fantasy earned Golden Raspberry trophies for Worst Picture, Director, Screenplay, and Supporting Actor, along with a new category for 2010, “Worst Eye-Gouging Misuse of 3-D.” All four main actresses from Sex and the City 2, meanwhile, shared the Worst Actress award, and the film’s entire cast bagged the Worst Ensemble Award.

Unfortunately, unlike last year when Worst Actress winner Sandra Bullock actually showed up to receive her trophy for All About Steve (the night before she won an Academy Award for Best Actress for The Blind Side), no one picked up their award in person this year.

Check out the “winners” in all the categories below, and don’t miss our Razzies on-the-scene reportREAD FULL STORY

Independent Spirit Awards: 'Black Swan,' Natalie Portman, James Franco among the winners

black-swanImage Credit: Niko TaverniseBlack Swan‘s Natalie Portman and Oscar nominee (and host) James Franco walked away with the top acting honors at the 2011 Film Independent’s Spirit Awards. The Joel McHale-hosted indie film kudosfest — which took place this afternoon in Santa Monica, Calif. — will be broadcast tonight at 10 p.m. on IFC. Black Swan won all four of its nominations, including Best Feature, beating out Winter’s Bone, The Kids Are All Right, 127 Hours, and Greenberg. John Hawkes and Dale Dickey — both from Winter’s Bone – won the supporting male and female trophies, respectively. The full list of winners:  READ FULL STORY

BAFTA winners: Who will repeat at the Oscars?

Last year, 12 of the 18 major BAFTA winners repeated with victories in their corresponding categories at the Oscars. (For instance, the BAFTAs presaged the Academy Award winners for best picture, director, supporting actor and actress, original screenplay, costume design, art direction, sound, visual effects, score, editing, and animated film.) So now that this year’s BAFTA winners have been announced, who will also score an Oscar win on Feb. 27? Let’s split the winners up into three categories: Will repeat, could repeat, and won’t repeat.

WILL REPEAT
Best Picture, The King’s Speech After its sweep of the Directors Guild, Producers Guild, and Screen Actors Guild awards, an Oscar win is inevitable.
Best Actor, Colin Firth Duh.
Best Original Screenplay, The King’s Speech Christopher Nolan took the Writers Guild prize for Inception, but that’s only because Speech writer David Seidler wasn’t eligible.
Best Adapted Screenplay, The Social Network Aaron Sorkin is the surest winner from the critically-acclaimed Facebook drama.
Best Animated Film, Toy Story 3 No doubt about it.
Best Costume Design, Alice in Wonderland The biggest costumes usually win the Oscar too.
Best Sound, Inception It has the perfect combination of spectacle and prestige.
Best Visual Effects, Inception A complete no-brainer.

COULD REPEAT
Best Director, David Fincher There’s a chance Tom Hooper will follow up his DGA trophy with an Oscar, but the more experienced Fincher should emerge victorious.
Best Actress, Natalie Portman I still think Annette Bening is within striking distance of an upset, but Portman certainly has the edge.
Best Supporting Actor, Geoffrey Rush My money’s still on Christian Bale, but if there’s a spoiler, Rush is it.
Best Score, The King’s Speech It’s a three-way race for the Oscar between Speech, Social Network, and Inception.
Best Cinematography, True Grit Barring a King’s Speech sweep, the Coen brothers’ longtime DP Roger Deakins should finally win his first Oscar.
Best Editing, The Social Network Again, unless King’s Speech runs the table, Network is the best bet.
Best Art Direction, Inception Tim Burton’s Alice in Wonderland crew has a great shot at edging out Inception and Speech here.

WON’T REPEAT
Best Supporting Actress, Helena Bonham Carter Melissa Leo isn’t the lock she once was, but if anyone can beat her, it’s Hailee Steinfeld or maybe Amy Adams.
Best Foreign Language Film, The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo No chance—it wasn’t nominated.
Best Makeup, Alice in Wonderland Ditto. I still don’t understand how this film didn’t even earn a nod.

Dave on Twitter: @davekarger

Paul Rudd, Zoe Saldana, Jesse Eisenberg, Mia Wasikowska to present at Indie Spirit Awards -- EXCLUSIVE

Indie-Spirit-PresentersImage Credit: Bob Charlotte /PR Photos; Albert L. Ortega/PR Photos; Chris Hatcher/PR Photos (2)Paul Rudd, Zoe Saldana, Jesse Eisenberg, and Mia Wasikowska will present at this year’s Film Independent Spirit Awards, EW can exclusively report. The actors are the first presenters announced for the Indie Spirits, which will be held the afternoon of Saturday, Feb. 26 in Santa Monica, Calif., and air at 10 p.m. ET on IFC. Comedian Joel McHale is hosting.

Read more:
Sundance: Paul Rudd and friends on ‘My Idiot Brother’
‘Winter’s Bone,’ ‘Kids Are All Right’ top Spirit Award nominees
Joel McHale to host Spirit Awards

'The King's Speech' vs. 'The Social Network': Is the Oscar race over?

Social-Network-Kings-SpeechImage Credit: Merrick Morton; Laurie SparhamSince the beginning of the awards season, I’ve had The King’s Speech at the top of my predictions list to win the Oscar for Best Picture. But even I never thought it would sweep the three major guild awards: Directors Guild, Producers Guild, and Screen Actors Guild. Speech‘s pre-Oscar hat trick has certainly relegated the once-invincible Social Network to underdog status. But has it also rendered the last month of the Oscar season completely moot?

In the 16 years since the advent of the SAG best-cast prize, six movies have won all three guilds. Five of those six -- American Beauty, Chicago, The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King, No Country For Old Men, and Slumdog Millionaire — went on to take the Best Picture Oscar. There is, however, one movie that swept the guilds but failed to close the deal at the Oscars: Apollo 13. That Braveheart managed to top it on the big night wasn’t a complete shock, since Apollo filmmaker Ron Howard failed to score a Best Director nod from the Academy. But that one film has to be the lone glimmer of hope for everyone involved with Network. READ FULL STORY

Judd Apatow unloads on Ricky Gervais at PGA Awards

Judd-ApatowImage Credit: Kevin Winter/Getty ImagesJudd Apatow, who solicited hosting suggestions via Twitter after watching Ricky Gervais’ polarizing performance at last week’s Golden Globe Awards, was more direct on Saturday night, when he emcee’d the Producers Guild of America Awards. “I didn’t like him,” the Knocked Up director told a black-tie industry crowd. “I thought he was mean.”

“He had that joke about the guy on Lost,” said Apatow. “He said he ate everybody else. Let’s be honest — Ricky Gervais just lost weight. Even now, he’s four pounds away from not being allowed to do a joke like that. Did he lose weight just to make fat jokes? You think that’s how mean he is?” READ FULL STORY

'The King's Speech' wins Producers Guild award

Do we actually have an Oscar race on our hands after all? The King’s Speech won the Producers Guild of America award tonight, beating front-runner The Social Network. In the last three years, the PGA winner went on to win the Academy Award (The Hurt Locker, Slumdog Millionaire, and No Country for Old Men), though in the three years before that, the PGA winner ended up losing the big Academy prize. Whatever ends up happening, it’s clear that despite The Social Network‘s critic-award sweep, we actually have a close contest for the Oscar. Other PGA winners included Waiting for “Superman” for documentary and Toy Story 3 for animated film, while Mad Men, Modern Family, The Pacific, and The Colbert Report picked up the TV prizes.

Follow me on Twitter (@davekarger) for all my Oscar predictions and updates.

'Black Swan,' 'True Grit,' 'TRON: Legacy' land Costume Design Guild award nominations

The Costume Designers Guild announced the nominees for their 13th annual awards today, separating them into three categories — contemporary, period, and fantasy film — among 11 nominees, including awards season regulars like Black Swan, The Social Network, The Fighter, and The King’s Speech. Here’s the full list of nominees:  READ FULL STORY

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