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Film News Roundup: Mary Elizabeth Winstead Joins Aaron Paul in ‘The Parts You Lose’

Film News Roundup: Mary Elizabeth Winstead Joins Aaron Paul in ‘The Parts You Lose’
In today’s film news roundup, Mary Elizabeth Winstead joins Aaron Paul in “The Parts You Lose,” “Kangaroo — A Love-Hate Story” gets a U.S. release, and Phillip Noyce is honored in his native Australia.

Casting

The H Collective has hired Mary Elizabeth Winstead to join Aaron Paul and newcomer Danny Murphy in Christopher Cantwell’s “The Parts You Lose.”

The dramatic-thriller is fully financed by the H Collective, with Mark Johnson producing under his Gran Via banner with Tom Williams and Paul. Principal photography began Tuesday in Winnipeg, Canada.

The Parts You Lose,” written by Darren Lemke, follows the unlikely friendship that unfolds between a young deaf boy and a fugitive criminal who takes refuge in an abandoned barn on the family’s rural North Dakota farm. After forming a deep bond with the man, the boy must decide where to place his allegiances when the authorities begin to close in on the fugitive. Winstead
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Paul Hogan to be honoured with Longford Lyell Award

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John Cornell and Paul Hogan on The Paul Hogan Show.

Paul Hogan will receive this year.s Aacta Longford Lyell Award, the Australian Academy.s highest honour.

First presented to Ian Dunlop in 1968, the Longford Lyell Award honours Australian film pioneer Raymond Longford and his partner in filmmaking and life, Lottie Lyell..

It recognises a person who has made a truly outstanding contribution to the enrichment of Australia.s screen environment and culture. Previous recipients include Peter Weir, Geoffrey Rush, Fred Schepisi, Jan Chapman, David Stratton and most recently, Cate Blanchett.

Hogan will be bestowed with the award at the 6th Aacta Awards Ceremony on Wednesday evening, in a presentation that will honour his 45 year career. It will feature tributes from Shane Jacobson, Michael Caton, former Tourism Minister John Brown, Peter Faiman, Dave Hughes, Adam Hills, Ernie Dingo and The Paul Hogan Show co-star Delvene Delaney..

.I.m honoured to
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Blanchett honoured with Longford Lyell Award

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Cate Blanchett will receive the Aacta Longford Lyell Award at the 5th Aacta Awards on Wednesday night in Sydney.

First presented in 1968, the Longford Lyell Award is the highest honour that the Australian Academy can bestow upon an individual in recognition of a person who has made a truly outstanding contribution to the enrichment of Australia.s screen environment and culture.

It was originally known as the AFI/Aacta Raymond Longford Award, in honour of the great Australian film pioneer, Raymond Longford.

But the name of the Award was changed earlier in 2015 to recognise Raymond Longford.s partner in filmmaking and in life, Lottie Lyell.

Richard Roxburgh and Hugo Weaving will present the award to Blanchett.

The presentation will also include a tribute from Gillian Armstrong, and filmed tributes from Martin Scorsese, Robert Redford, Ridley Scott and Ron Howard, to name a few.

After graduating from Nida in 1992, Blanchett started
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Call for submissions for Longford Lyell Award

The Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts is calling for recommendations for the Aacta Longford Lyell Award, the Academy.s highest honour for an individual who has made an outstanding contribution to the Australian screen industry and culture.

Known as the AFI | Aacta Raymond Longford Award since its inception in 1968, the name was changed this year to recognise Lottie Lyell, film pioneer. Longford.s partner in filmmaking and life.

Screenwriter/producer Andrew Knight was the first recipient at the 4th Aacta Awards in January..

Those who wish to submit a recommendation should provide a letter detailing the prospective candidate's achievements, including a CV or brief filmography, and outlining why he or she should be considered for the award.

Recommendations should be emailed to awards manager Chloe Boulton by 5pm on Wednesday June 24.

In the first three years since the launch of Aacta in 2011, the award went to Don McAlpine,
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Historic tie for best film at the AACTAs

Jennifer Kent.s The Babadook and Russell Crowe.s The Water Diviner tied for best film at the Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts (Aacta) awards in Sydney.

That.s the first joint award for best film in AFI/Aacta history. Kent also collected the awards for best director (Crowe wasn't nominated in that category) and original screenplay.

Telecast on Network Ten, the awards drew just 297,000 viewers in the five metro cities last night, proving more popular in Melbourne (107,000) than Sydney (80,000).

Playmaker Media.s conspiracy thriller The Code collared the awards for best TV drama, lead actor in a TV drama (Ashley Zukerman), supporting actress (Chelsie Preston Crayford) and direction in a TV drama or comedy (Shawn Seet). The Longford Lyell Award, named for Australian cinema pioneers Raymond Longford and Lottie Lyell, went to screenwriter Andrew Knight, whose credits as head writer or co-writer include Fast Forward, Full Frontal,
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Meet the Makers to return

The Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts is reinstating the Meet the Makers events in the week of the 4th annual Aacta awards.

Nominees from all major guilds will showcase and discuss their work at screenings in Sydney, venue to be decided, at the AFI | Aacta ScreenWeek from January 26 . 29.

Aacta was forced to skip those sessions last January as part of a cost-cutting rationalisation but now has a more stable business model, according to AFI | Aacta CEO Damian Trewhella.

The awards luncheon presented by Deluxe will be held at The Star on January 27. The awards ceremony is set for January 29 at The Star, with the telecast starting at 8.30 pm on Network Ten.

There will be an encore screening on Foxtel.s Arena channel. Tickets for the awards will go on sale in November.

Trewhella told If the ScreenWeek program, which will be announced later, will be on a larger
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Name change for Raymond Longford Award

Aacta.s Raymond Longford Award almost certainly will be renamed the Longford Lyell Award in recognition of Lottie Lyell, the Australian film pioneer.s partner in life and filmmaking. Producer Tony Buckley has been lobbying for the change for two years, a campaign that has been widely supported. Now Aacta is putting the proposal to its members, seeking feedback by October 10. .We think it.s a really good suggestion,. AFI | Aacta CEO Damian Trewhella told If today. .Informally we have had a lot of support and no one has objected. Unless there are strong alternative views there is a strong chance we will adopt the new name.. First presented in 1968, the award is the highest accolade the Australian Academy can bestow upon an individual who has made a truly outstanding contribution to the enrichment of Australia's screen environment and culture. Previous recipients include Peter Weir, Geoffrey Rush, Fred Schepisi, Ken G. Hall,
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The Baz backlash

While a lively debate over the 13 Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts Awards for The Great Gatsby rages on social media, TV viewers have given their verdict on the Network Ten telecast.

The delayed two-hour show, which started at 8.30 pm, drew an average audience of 400,000 in the capital cities and a peak of 540,000. That was better than last year.s one-hour telecast which had 331,000 viewers. To be fair the AFI confirmed Ten as its broadcast partner only a couple of weeks before that so there was a lack of promotion last year.

The show, which had a weak lead-in from Jamie Oliver's new series Save with Jamie,. was beaten by Person of Interest on Nine and Bones on Seven.

On Facebook and Twitter there was a pronounced backlash against The Great Gatsby.s domination over The Rocket. Kim Mordaunt.s low-budget Lao-set drama got 12 nominations, two fewer than Baz Luhrmann.s opus,
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Top Movies of the Teens

Everybody's favorite movie decade: Which ones are the best movies released in the 20th century's second decade? Best Film (Pictured above) Broken Blossoms: Barthelmess and Gish star as ill-fated lovers in D.W. Griffith’s romantic melodrama featuring interethnic love. Check These Out (Pictured below) Cabiria: is considered one of the major landmarks in motion picture history, having inspired the scope and visual grandeur of D.W. Griffith’s Intolerance. Also of note, Pastrone's epic of ancient Rome introduced Maciste, a bulky hero who would be featured in countless movies in the ensuing decades. Best Actor (Pictured below) In the tragic The Italian, George Beban plays an Italian immigrant recently arrived in the United States (Click below for film review). Unfortunately, his American dream quickly becomes a horrendous nightmare of poverty and despair. Best Actress (Pictured below) The movies' super-vamp Theda Bara in A Fool There Was: A little
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