Jolie and Pitt Support American Foster Children With Grant of $100,000 for Christmas to American SOS Children’s Villages

J and BJolie and Pitt Support American Foster Children With Grant of $100,000 for Christmas to American SOS Children’s Villages

WASHINGTON, Dec. 24 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — SOS Children’s Villages – USA today announced a gift of $100,000 from Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt to support its two American SOS Children’s Villages for Christmas.

SOS-Florida and SOS-Illinois were founded over fifteen years ago to provide an alternative form of foster care in the U.S. that puts an end to multiple placements, separation from siblings, physical and sexual abuse or neglect and abandonment.

Ms. Jolie said of the donation, “We have seen first-hand the remarkable job SOS does to raise orphaned and abandoned children and keep families together. No one ‘ages out’ of an SOS Village: vocational training, advanced education, living assistance and moral support are there forever.”
SOS Children’s Villages – USA CEO Heather Paul stated, “The Jolie-Pitt Foundation has been a strong and loyal supporter of SOS Children’s Villages around the world. We are deeply grateful that this year this couple has included in their generosity our villages in Illinois and Florida and our 300 children who call SOS ‘home.'” Brad Pitt: “In this holiday season, many of us take for granted that we are surrounded by loving family members. The poor outcomes for foster children indicate that we must do a much better job of supporting them.”
About SOS Children’s Villages in Illinois and Florida
SOS-Florida in Coconut Creek provides a home for 75 children of all ages. Services include tutoring, therapy, life skills, and family reunification when possible.
SOS-Illinois operates two villages, one in Lockport which cares for 102 children. A second village in South Chicago takes care of 84 children and youths. A Social Center also provides day care and support services for other families at risk. Another SOS Village on the West Side of Chicago is in the planning stages.
About SOS Children’s Villages
For 60 years, SOS Children’s Villages has been dedicated to the long-term care of orphaned and abandoned children. With 500 villages in 132 countries, SOS offers a family-based village model that provides for the holistic needs of a child – family, community, education and support – essential for the successful transition from childhood into adulthood. Through Villages, schools, medical facilities, micro-lending, and family strengthening programs, SOS Children’s Villages impacts the lives of over 1 million people each year. In 2009, SOS Children’s Villages was honored with the Save the World Award. SOS is also the recipient of the Conrad N. Hilton Humanitarian Prize and the Mother Teresa Gold Medal.

About U.S. Foster Care
There are 518,000 American children in foster care. Three in four are separated from their siblings. Most will live in six or more foster homes in the U.S. foster care system. Unfortunately, their future can be bleak: 25% are homeless at some time, 45% never finish high school

274 Films Eligible for 2009 Oscar® Race

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274 Films Eligible for 2009 Oscar® Race

Beverly Hills, CA — Two hundred seventy-four feature films are eligible for the Academy Award® for Best Picture of 2009, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced today.
To be eligible for 82nd Academy Awards® consideration, feature films must open in a commercial motion picture theater in Los Angeles County by midnight, December 31, and begin a minimum run of seven consecutive days.
Under Academy rules, a feature-length motion picture must have a running time of more than 40 minutes and must have been exhibited theatrically on 35mm or 70mm film, or in a qualifying digital format.
Feature films that receive their first public exhibition or distribution in any manner other than as a theatrical motion picture release are not eligible for Academy Awards in any category.
The 82nd Academy Awards nominations will be announced on Tuesday, February 2, 2010, at 5:30 a.m. PT in the Academy’s Samuel Goldwyn Theater.
Academy Awards for outstanding film achievements of 2009 will be presented on Sunday, March 7, 2010, at the Kodak Theatre at Hollywood & Highland Center®, and televised live by the ABC Television Network. The Oscar presentation also will be televised live in more than 200 countries worldwide.

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ABOUT THE ACADEMY
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences is the world’s preeminent movie-related organization, with a membership of more than 6,000 of the most accomplished men and women working in cinema. In addition to the annual Academy Awards – in which the members vote to select the nominees and winners – the Academy presents a diverse year-round slate of public programs, exhibitions and events; provides financial support to a wide range of other movie-related organizations and endeavors; acts as a neutral advocate in the advancement of motion picture technology; and, through its Margaret Herrick Library and Academy Film Archive, collects, preserves, restores and provides access to movies and items related to their history. Through these and other activities the Academy serves students, historians, the entertainment industry and people everywhere who love movies.

Join us in Rotterdam

IFFR 2010

Supple magazine has been given accreditation for the coverage of the 39th edition of the International Film Festival Rotterdam, from January 27 to Sunday February 7, including the much coveted CineMart, from January 31 -February 3, 2010.

Hundreds of filmmakers and other artists will show their films and special projects to a large audience in 24 screening venues located within central Rotterdam. Supple magazine will be among the over 3,000 newspapers and magazines, including radio and TV journalists and other stakeholders in the film industry coming to this highly acclaimed film festival. You are invited to join us.

Through the Glass and The Figurine Raised the Bar in Nollywood

~ Ekenyerengozi Michael Chima

Through the Glass

Through the Glass and The Figurine Raised the Bar in Nollywood

Stephanie Okereke’s romantic comedy, Through the Glass and Kunle Afolayan’s horror movie, The Figurine: (Araromire) raised the bar for Nollywood movies in 2009.
These movies were accomplishments of young Nigerian directors who are not afraid to compete with the best in the world.

Through the Glass which was shot in America has made Stephanie a bankable filmmaker in Nollywood since the world premiere at the Pacific Design Center on Melrose Avenue, West Hollywood, CA, on October 18th, 2008 in US and screenings in Nigeria.
Stephanie said her movie was a sort of autobiography, because she used it to express the trials of her own turbulent romance.

Garrett McKechnie who is Stephanie;s gambit plays Jeffery who is stuck with an unknown baby and he must find the mother before his life is completely ruined.

THE FIGURINE

The Figurine: (Araromire) is Kunle Afolayan’s most daring movie since he stepped into the big shoes of his late father, Adeyemi Afolayan a.k.a “Ade Love” who was an accomplished Nigerian filmmaker in the 1970s and early 1980s.

The Figurine (Araromire) tells the melodramatic story of two buddies and their love for the same girl. Their lives take a dramatic turn when one of them discovers the accursed “Araromire”, a mysterious figurine in an abandoned shrine in a Nigerian village, which, according to legend bestows seven years of good luck, but they are ignorant of the next seven years of unforeseen circumstances. The movie has Nollywood star Ramsey Nouah and the filmmaker himself playing the lead roles of the two buddies with Funlola Aofiyebi-Raimi, Tosin Sido, Omoni Oboli and Muraina Oyelami who did not disappoint in their challenging roles.

Using good professionals in the cast and crew made the productions of the two movies more accomplished than previous Nollywood movies.

Result of the 62nd Cannes Film Festival

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Supple magazine has a special edition on the 62nd Cannes Film Festival that will be released before the end of the year. The following is the complete list of the result of the festival where Austrian Michael Haneke’s The White Ribbon won the highly coveted Palme d’Or at the 62nd Cannes Film Festival.

Palme d’Or
DAS WEISSE BAND (THE WHITE RIBBON) directed by Michael HANEKE
Grand Prix
UN PROPHÈTE (A PROPHET) directed by Jacques AUDIARD
Lifetime achievement award for his work and exceptional contribution to the history of cinema
LES HERBES FOLLES (WILD GRASS) directed by Alain RESNAIS
Award for Best Director
Brillante MENDOZA for KINATAY
Award for Best Screenplay
LOU Ye for CHUN FENG CHEN ZUI DE YE WAN (Spring Fever)
Award for Best Actress
Charlotte GAINSBOURG in ANTICHRIST directed by Lars VON TRIER
Award for Best Actor
Christoph WALTZ in INGLOURIOUS BASTERDS directed by Quentin TARANTINO
Jury Prize Ex-aequo
FISH TANK directed by Andrea ARNOLD
BAK-JWI (THIRST) directed by PARK Chan-Wook
Vulcain Prize for an artist technician, awarded by the C.S.T.
MAP OF THE SOUNDS OF TOKYO directed by Isabel COIXET

Short films
Palme d’Or – Short Film
ARENA directed by João SALAVIZA
Short Film Special Distinction
THE SIX DOLLAR FIFTY MAN directed by Louis SUTHERLAND, Mark ALBISTON

‘Inglourious Basterds’ and ‘Nine’ Lead With a Record 10 Nominations Each for the 15th Annual Critics’ Choice Movie Awards

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‘Inglourious Basterds’ and ‘Nine’ Lead With a Record 10 Nominations Each for the 15th Annual Critics’ Choice Movie Awards

“AVATAR,” “THE HURT LOCKER” AND “UP IN THE AIR” ALSO SHINE AWARDS CEREMONY TO BE BROADCAST LIVE ON VH1 FRIDAY, JANUARY 15 AT 9:00 PM ET/PT KRISTIN CHENOWETH TO HOST

LOS ANGELES, Dec. 14 /PRNewswire/ — The Broadcast Film Critics Association (BFCA) has announced the nominees for the 15th Annual Critics’ Choice Movie Awards. The winners will be announced at the Critics’ Choice Movie Awards live on Friday, January 15, 2010 at 9:00 PM ET/PT. This year’s event will take place at the Hollywood Palladium and will be hosted by Kristin Chenoweth. For the third year in a row, VH1 will broadcast the gala live on the network.

“Inglourious Basterds” and “Nine” each received an unprecedented ten nominations for the 15th Annual Critics’ Choice Movie Awards. “Inglourious Basterds” garnered nods for Best Picture, Best Supporting Actor, Best Ensemble, Best Director, Best Original Screenplay, Best Cinematography, Best Art Direction, Best Editing, Best Costume Design and Best Action Movie. “Nine” received nominations for Best Picture, Best Supporting Actress, Best Ensemble, Best Cinematography, Best Art Direction, Best Editing, Best Costume Design, Best Makeup, Best Sound and Best Song.

Following close behind with nine nominations is James Cameron’s “Avatar” along with “Up in the Air” and “The Hurt Locker” each receiving eight nominations. Fifteen-year-old Saoirse Ronan earned nods in both the Best Actress and Best Young Actor/Actress categories, among the six nominations for “The Lovely Bones”. “Up” received nominations for Best Picture and Best Animated Feature and this year three of the Best Action Movie nominees are also up for Best Picture – “Avatar,” “Inglourious Basterds” and “The Hurt Locker”.

The 15th Annual Critics’ Choice Movie Awards also marks the addition of seven new award categories – Best Cinematography, Best Art Direction, Best Editing, Best Costume Design, Best Visual Effects, Best Makeup, and Best Sound. Additionally, the BFCA has returned to separating the screenwriting category into Original Screenplay and Adapted Screenplay.

“The expansion of categories from 17 to 25 has given the members of the BFCA the opportunity to fully express our critical acumen,” noted BFCA President Joey Berlin. “Most members watch hundreds of movies each year and report back to millions of moviegoers each week. We are proud of our role in helping audiences find the best movies – culminating in the Critics’ Choice Movie Awards in January.”

The 235 members of the BFCA, the largest film critics’ organization in the United States and Canada, representing television, radio and online critics, selected nominees in each of 25 categories. The awards are bestowed annually to honor the finest in cinematic achievement. Eligible films were released in 2009. The accounting firm of Gregory A. Mogab tallied the written ballots. Historically, the Critics’ Choice Movie Awards are the most accurate predictor of the Academy Award nominations.

Today, VH1 also announces the launch of its Critics’ Choice Movie Awards Web site at CriticsChoice.VH1.com. The site offers movie fans detailed information about the show and this year’s nominees. The site also gives users a chance to weigh in on who they think should rise to the top in each Critics’ Choice category. In the coming weeks the site will launch a fashion section dedicated to the best red carpet looks of the year, as well as a real-time graph of Twitter activity surrounding the Critics’ Choice Movie Awards.

The 15th Annual Critics’ Choice Movie Awards is executive produced by Bob Bain, Joey Berlin, Jesse Ignjatovic and Lee Rolontz. Paul Flattery serves as producer and Kelly Brock as co-producer.

About Broadcast Film Critics Association

The Broadcast Film Critics Association (BFCA) is the largest film critics’ organization in the United States and Canada, representing hundreds of television, radio and online critics. BFCA members are the primary source of information for today’s film going public. The very first opinion a moviegoer hears about new releases at the multiplex or the art house usually comes from one of its members.

About VH1

VH1 connects viewers to the music, artists and pop culture that matter to them most with TV series, specials, live events, exclusive online content and public affairs initiatives. VH1 is available in 95 million households in the U.S. VH1 also has an array of digital channels and services including VH1Classic, VH1 Soul, VH1 Mobile, VH1Games and extensive video on VH1.com. Connect with VH1 at VH1.com.

NOMINEES FOR THE 15TH ANNUAL CRITICS’ CHOICE MOVIE AWARDS
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BEST PICTURE
Avatar
An Education
The Hurt Locker
Inglourious Basterds
Invictus
Nine
Precious
A Serious Man
Up
Up In The Air

BEST ACTOR
Jeff Bridges – “Crazy Heart”
George Clooney – “Up In The Air”
Colin Firth – “A Single Man”
Morgan Freeman – “Invictus”
Viggo Mortensen – “The Road”
Jeremy Renner – “The Hurt Locker”

BEST ACTRESS
Emily Blunt – “The Young Victoria”
Sandra Bullock – “The Blind Side”
Carey Mulligan – “An Education”
Saoirse Ronan – “The Lovely Bones”
Gabourey Sidibe – “Precious”
Meryl Streep – “Julie & Julia”

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR
Matt Damon – “Invictus”
Woody Harrelson – “The Messenger”
Christian McKay – “Me And Orson Welles”
Alfred Molina – “An Education”
Stanley Tucci – “The Lovely Bones”
Christoph Waltz – “Inglourious Basterds”

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS
Marion Cotillard – “Nine”
Vera Farmiga – “Up In The Air”
Anna Kendrick – “Up In The Air”
Mo’Nique – “Precious”
Julianne Moore – “A Single Man”
Samantha Morton – “The Messenger”

BEST YOUNG ACTOR/ACTRESS
Jae Head – “The Blind Side”
Bailee Madison – “Brothers”
Max Records – “Where The Wild Things Are”
Saoirse Ronan – “The Lovely Bones”
Kodi Smit-McPhee – “The Road”

BEST ACTING ENSEMBLE
Inglourious Basterds
Nine
Precious
Star Trek
Up In The Air

BEST DIRECTING
Kathryn Bigelow – “The Hurt Locker”
James Cameron – “Avatar”
Lee Daniels – “Precious”
Clint Eastwood – “Invictus”
Jason Reitman – “Up In The Air”
Quentin Tarantino – “Inglourious Basterds”

BEST ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY
Mark Boal – “The Hurt Locker”
Joel Coen & Ethan Coen – “A Serious Man”
Scott Neustadter & Michael H. Weber – “(500) Days Of Summer”
Bob Peterson, Peter Docter – “Up”
Quentin Tarantino – “Inglourious Basterds”

BEST ADAPTED SCREENPLAY
Wes Anderson, Noah Baumbach – “Fantastic Mr. Fox”
Neill Blomkamp, Terri Tatchell – “District 9″
Geoffrey Fletcher – “Precious”
Tom Ford, David Scearce – “A Single Man”
Nick Hornby – “An Education”
Jason Reitman, Sheldon Turner – “Up In The Air”

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY
Barry Ackroyd – “The Hurt Locker”
Dion Beebe – “Nine”
Mauro Fiore – “Avatar”
Andrew Lesnie – “The Lovely Bones”
Robert Richardson – “Inglourious Basterds”

BEST ART DIRECTION
Dan Bishop – “A Single Man”
Rick Carter, Robert Stromberg – “Avatar”
John Myhre, Gordon Sim – “Nine”
Naomi Shohan, George De Titta, Jr. – “The Lovely Bones”
David Wasco, Sandy Reynolds Wasco – “Inglourious Basterds”

BEST EDITING
Dana E. Glauberman – “Up In The Air”
Sally Menke – “Inglourious Basterds”
Bob Murawski, Chris Innis – “The Hurt Locker”
Stephen Rivkin, John Refoua, James Cameron – “Avatar”
Claire Simpson, Wyatt Smith – “Nine”

BEST COSTUME DESIGN
Colleen Atwood – “Nine”
Janet Patterson – “Bright Star”
Sandy Powell – “The Young Victoria”
Anna Sheppard – “Inglourious Basterds”
Casey Storm – “Where The Wild Things Are”

BEST MAKEUP
Avatar
District 9
Nine
The Road
Star Trek

BEST VISUAL EFFECTS
Avatar
District 9
The Lovely Bones
Star Trek
2012

BEST SOUND
Avatar
District 9
The Hurt Locker
Nine
Star Trek

BEST ANIMATED FEATURE
Cloudy With A Chance Of Meatballs
Coraline
Fantastic Mr. Fox
Princess And The Frog
Up

BEST ACTION MOVIE
Avatar
District 9
The Hurt Locker
Inglourious Basterds
Star Trek

BEST COMEDY
(500) Days Of Summer
The Hangover
It’s Complicated
The Proposal
Zombieland

BEST PICTURE MADE FOR TELEVISION
Gifted Hands
Grey Gardens
Into The Storm
Taking Chance

BEST FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM
Broken Embraces
Coco Before Chanel
Red Cliff
Sin Nombre
The White Ribbon

BEST DOCUMENTARY FEATURE
Anvil
Capitalism: A Love Story
The Cove
Food, Inc.
Michael Jackson’s This Is It

BEST SONG
“All Is Love” – Karen O, Nick Zinner – “Where The Wild Things Are”
“Almost There” – Randy Newman – “The Princess And The Frog”
“Cinema Italiano” – Maury Yeston – “Nine”
“(I Want To) Come Home” – Paul McCartney – “Everybody’s Fine”
“The Weary Kind” – T Bone Burnett, Ryan Bingham – “Crazy Heart”

BEST SCORE
Michael Giacchino – “Up”
Marvin Hamlisch – “The Informant!”
Randy Newman – “The Princess and the Frog”
Karen O, Carter Burwell – “Where The Wild Things Are”
Hans Zimmer – “Sherlock Holmes”

NOMINEES BY PICTURE FOR THE 15TH ANNUAL CRITICS’ CHOICE MOVIE AWARDS
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“Anvil” – 1 Nomination
Best Documentary

“Avatar” – 9 Nominations
Best Picture
Best Director/James Cameron
Best Cinematography
Best Art Direction
Best Editing
Best Makeup
Best Visual Effects
Best Sound
Best Action Movie

“The Blind Side” – 2 Nominations
Best Actress/Sandra Bullock
Best Young Actor/Jae Head

“Bright Star” – 1 Nomination
Best Costume Design

“Broken Embraces” – 1 Nomination
Best Foreign Language Film

“Brothers” – 1 Nomination
Best Young Actress/Bailee Madison

“Capitalism: A Love Story” – 1 Nomination
Best Documentary

“Cloudy With A Chance of Meatballs” – 1 Nomination
Best Animated Feature

“Coco Before Chanel” – 1 Nomination
Best Foreign Language Film

“Coraline” – 1 Nomination
Best Animated Feature

“The Cove” – 1 Nomination
Best Documentary

“Crazy Heart” – 2 Nominations
Best Actor/Jeff Bridges
Best Song/The Weary Kind

“District 9″ – 5 Nominations
Best Adapted Screenplay/Neill Blomkamp & Terri Tatchell
Best Makeup
Best Visual Effects
Best Sound
Best Action Movie

“An Education” – 4 Nominations
Best Picture
Best Actress/Carey Mulligan
Best Supporting Actor/Alfred Molina
Best Adapted Screenplay/Nick Hornby

“Everybody’s Fine” – 1 Nomination
Best Song/(I Want To) Come Home

“Fantastic Mr. Fox” – 2 Nominations
Best Adapted Screenplay/Wes Anderson & Noah Baumbach
Best Animated Feature

“(500) Days of Summer” – 2 Nominations
Best Original Screenplay/Scott Neustadter & Michael W. Weber
Best Comedy

“Food, Inc.” – 1 Nomination
Best Documentary

“Gifted Hands” – 1 Nomination
Best Picture Made for Television

“Grey Gardens” – 1 Nomination
Best Picture Made for Television

“The Hangover” – 1 Nomination
Best Comedy

“The Hurt Locker” – 8 Nominations
Best Picture
Best Actor/Jeremy Renner
Best Director/Kathryn Bigelow
Best Original Screenplay/Mark Boal
Best Cinematography
Best Editing
Best Sound
Best Action Movie

“The Informant!” – 1 Nomination
Best Score

“Inglourious Basterds” – 10 Nominations
Best Picture
Best Supporting Actor/Christoph Waltz
Best Ensemble
Best Director/Quentin Tarantino
Best Original Screenplay/Quentin Tarantino
Best Cinematography
Best Art Direction
Best Editing
Best Costume Design
Best Action Movie

“Into The Storm” – 1 Nomination
Best Picture Made for Television

“Invictus” – 4 Nominations
Best Picture
Best Actor/Morgan Freeman
Best Supporting Actor/Matt Damon
Best Director/Clint Eastwood

“It’s Complicated” – 1 Nomination
Best Comedy

“Julie & Julia” – 1 Nomination
Best Actress/Meryl Streep

“The Lovely Bones” – 6 Nominations
Best Actress/Saoirse Ronan
Best Supporting Actor/Stanley Tucci
Best Young Actress/Saoirse Ronan
Best Cinematography
Best Art Direction
Best Visual Effects

“Me & Orson Welles” – 1 Nomination
Best Supporting Actor/Christian McKay

“The Messenger” – 2 Nominations
Best Supporting Actor/Woody Harrelson
Best Supporting Actress/Samantha Morton

“Michael Jackson’s This Is It” – 1 Nomination
Best Documentary

“Nine” – 10 Nominations
Best Picture
Best Supporting Actress/Marion Cotillard
Best Ensemble
Best Cinematography
Best Art Direction
Best Editing
Best Costume Design
Best Makeup
Best Sound
Best Song/Cinema Italiano

“Precious” – 6 Nominations
Best Picture
Best Actress/Gabourey Sidibe
Best Supporting Actress/Mo’Nique
Best Ensemble
Best Director/Lee Daniels
Best Adapted Screenplay/Geoffrey Fletcher

“The Princess And The Frog” – 3 Nominations
Best Animated Feature
Best Song/Almost There
Best Score

“The Proposal” – 1 Nomination
Best Comedy

“Red Cliff” – 1 Nomination
Best Foreign Language Film

“The Road” – 3 Nominations
Best Actor/Viggo Mortensen
Best Young Actor/Kodi Smit-McPhee
Best Makeup

“A Serious Man” – 2 Nominations
Best Picture
Best Original Screenplay/Joel Coen & Ethan Coen

“Sherlock Holmes” – 1 Nomination
Best Score

“A Single Man” – 4 Nominations
Best Actor/Colin Firth
Best Supporting Actress/Julianne Moore
Best Adapted Screenplay/Tom Ford & David Scearce
Best Art Direction

“Sin Nombre” – 1 Nomination
Best Foreign Language Film

“Star Trek” – 5 Nominations
Best Ensemble
Best Makeup
Best Visual Effects
Best Sound
Best Action Movie

“Taking Chance” – 1 Nomination
Best Picture Made for Television

“2012” – 1 Nomination
Best Visual Effects

“Up” – 4 Nominations
Best Picture
Best Original Screenplay/Bob Peterson & Peter Docter
Best Animated Feature
Best Score

“Up In The Air” – 8 Nominations
Best Picture
Best Actor/George Clooney
Best Supporting Actress/Vera Farmiga
Best Supporting Actress/Anna Kendrick
Best Ensemble
Best Director/Jason Reitman
Best Adapted Screenplay/Jason Reitman & Sheldon Turner
Best Editing

“Where The Wild Things Are” – 4 Nominations
Best Young Actor/Max Records
Best Costume Design
Best Song/All Is Love
Best Score

“The White Ribbon” – 1 Nomination
Best Foreign Language Film

“The Young Victoria” – 2 Nominations
Best Actress/Emily Blunt
Best Costume Design

“Zombieland” – 1 Nomination
Best Comedy

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Entertainment Awards Season

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Releases displayed in Africa/Lagos time
15 Dec 2009
21:22 ‘MAD MEN’ And PRECIOUS Lead The Way As Lionsgate Scores Nine Golden Globe Nominations
20:37 Lifetime Television Secures Most Golden Globe Nominations Among All Basic-Cable With Four Nods Lifetime Television Secures Most Golden Globe Nominations Among All Basic-Cable With Four Nods
17:44 ‘Up in the Air’ Leads Golden Globe Nominations With 6 Nominations
14 Dec 2009
12:00 ‘Inglourious Basterds’ and ‘Nine’ Lead With a Record 10 Nominations Each for the 15th Annual Critics’ Choice Movie Awards
13 Dec 2009
06:05 Spike TV Announces 2009 ‘Video Game Awards’ Winners Spike TV Announces 2009
8 Dec 2009
12:00 Stevie Wonder Receives Grammy(R) Award Nomination for ‘All About The Love Again’
7 Dec 2009
19:36 Big Names in Games Come Out for Spike TV’s ‘Video Game Awards 2009′ Big Names in Games Come Out for Spike TV
14:00 Up in the Air Flies High with D.C. Film Critics
4 Dec 2009
19:10 The Wolf Trap Opera Company Honored With GRAMMY Nomination for Recording of John Musto’s Volpone The Wolf Trap Opera Company Honored With GRAMMY Nomination for Recording of John Musto
01:23 P!nk Receives Two Grammy Nominations
00:25 Singer/Songwriter Anthony Hamilton Earns Three Grammy Nominations
00:10 BEYONCE GARNERS 10 GRAMMY(R) NOMINAT10NS
3 Dec 2009
23:05 Britney Spears Earns Grammy Nomination for Best Dance Recording with ‘Womanizer’
20:42 RCA Music Group Receives 18 Grammy Nominations
20:12 Grammy Nomination for Rock Icon Mick Fleetwood Grammy Nomination for Rock Icon Mick Fleetwood
20:03 Columbia Records Artists & Recordings Garner 42 Grammy(R) Nominations in 32 Categories
19:46 OneRepublic Frontman, Songwriter and Producer Ryan Tedder Nominated for Two GRAMMY(R) Awards OneRepublic Frontman, Songwriter and Producer Ryan Tedder Nominated for Two GRAMMY(R) Awards
12:00 Keri Hilson Scores Grammy Nominations for Best New Artist and Best Rap/Sung Collaboration for ‘Knock You Down’ With Kanye West and Ne-Yo
1 Dec 2009
18:32 The Premiere of ‘CENTRIC PRESENTS: 2009 SOUL TRAIN AWARDS’ on Sunday, November 29 Garners 4 Million Total Viewers on BET Networks The Premiere of
18:21 Bourdain, Top Chef, Project Runway Lead Nominations for 2010 TASTY AWARDS SHOW for best Food and Fashion Programs
17:30 25th Film Independent Spirit Award Nominations Announced
17:00 37th Annual Annie Award Nominations Announced

The 66th Venice Film Festival

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Supple magazine was duly invited to the 66th Venice Film Festival, but our major commitments in Nigeria during the time of the film festival prevented us from going to Venice for the coverage.

The 66th Venice International Film Festival, organized by La Biennale di Venezia, ran 2nd to 12th September 2009 at Venice Lido.

The Official Awards
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Official Awards of the 66th Venice Film Festival
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The Venezia 66 Jury, chaired by Ang Lee and comprised of Sandrine Bonnaire, Liliana Cavani, Joe Dante, Anurag Kashyap, Luciano Ligabue, Sergei Bodrov, having viewed all twenty-five films in competition, has decided as follows:

Golden Lion for Best Film: Lebanon by Samuel MAOZ (Israel, France, Germany)
Silver Lion for Best Director to: Shirin NESHAT for the film Zanan Bedone Mardan (Women Without Men) (Germany, Austria, France)
Special Jury Prize to: Soul Kitchen by Fatih AKIN (Germany)
Coppa Volpi for Best Actor: Colin FIRTH in the film A Single Man by Tom FORD (USA)
Coppa Volpi for Best Actress: Ksenia RAPPOPORTin the film La doppia ora by Giuseppe CAPOTONDI (Italy)
Marcello Mastroianni Award for Best Young Actor or Actress: Jasmine TRINCAin the film Il grande sogno by Michele PLACIDO (Italy)
Osella for Best Production Designer to: Sylvie OLIVÉfor the film Mr. Nobody by Jaco VAN DORMAEL (France)
Osella for Best Screenplay to: Todd SOLONDZ for the film Life during Wartime by Todd SOLONDZ (USA)

LION OF THE FUTURE – “LUIGI DE LAURENTIIS” VENICE AWARD FOR A DEBUT FILM
Lion of the Future – “Luigi De Laurentiis” Venice Award for a Debut Film Jury at the 66th Venice Film Festival, comprised of Haile Gerima (President), Ramin Bahrani, Gianni Di Gregorio, Antoine Fuqua, Sam Taylor Wood, has unanimously decided to award the

Lion of the Future – “Luigi De Laurentis” Venice Award for a Debut Film to: Engkwentro by Pepe DIOKNO (Philippines) – ORIZZONTI
as well as a prize of 100,000 USD, donated by Filmauro, to be divided equally between director and producer

CONTROCAMPO ITALIANO PRIZE
The Controcampo Italiano Prize Jury at the 66th Venice Film Festival, comprised of Carlo Lizzani (President), Giulio Questi, Marina Sanna, has unanimously decided to award the

Controcampo Italiano Prize to: Cosmonauta by Susanna NICCHIARELLI (Italy)
“for its ability to recall a crucial moment of the twentieth century through the eyes of a young girl”

Kodak will offer to the awarded director 40,000 euros in negative film stock – 35 or 16mm, chosen by the winner – to shoot a new feature film.

Special Mention to: Negli occhi by Daniele ANZELLOTTI and Francesco DEL GROSSO (Italy)