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Two-time Academy Award winners Alexander Payne and Haskell Wexler, as well as respected commercial location scout Scott Dewees, will receive honorary awards at the debut Location Managers Guild of America Awards, to be held on March 29 at the Writers Guild Theatre. Writer/director/producer Payne will receive the Eva Monley Award, named after the location scout on films including Lawrence of Arabia and The African Queen. Photos: On the Set of 'Nebraska' With Alexander Payne, Bruce Dern and Will Forte Director of photography Wexler will be honored with the Humanitarian Award, and Dewees will receive the organization's Lifetime Achievement Award. Payne's Nebraska was nominated
- Carolyn Giardina
This year’s Best Actor race is shaping up to be one of the greatest of all time. And by greatest, I mean both the most competitive and also the most outstanding, in the sense that each nominee is excellent — hypothetical winners in almost any other year. They also reflect the depth of superb male performances in 2013. Consider: Tom Hanks (Captain Phillips), Robert Redford (All Is Lost), Joaquin Phoneix (Her), Oscar Isaac (Inside Llewyn Davis), and Michael B. Jordan (Fruitvale Station) all missed the cut.
EW’s Owen Gleiberman recently analyzed this year’s Best Actor race, calling it the most “fiercely, »
- Jeff Labrecque
So, we’ve arrived at the top 20, slowly creeping toward those films that are exactly what a romantic comedy should be. We’ve seen films that fall into the category, but lean more toward other genres. We’ve seen romantic films that are funny enough to be comedies, but don’t entirely represent the spirit of the rom-com, despite being brilliant films. Now, we form a clearer picture of what a romantic comedy is. Not all of the films in this section are necessarily “good,” but they’re all iconic, definitive romantic comedies (hence their inclusion). Memorability does not necessarily come partnered with quality. It means right place, right time.
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20. Sleepless in Seattle (1993)
- Joshua Gaul
The original African Queen captained by Humphrey Bogart in the Oscar-winning 1951 film is once again cutting her way through the languid, life-giving waters of the river Nile, according to reports.
New Zealander Cam McLeay, who has led expeditions to discover the source of the ancient waterway, claims to have restored the vessel more than 60 years after she was first seen on screen. He has been running Nile tours since December, after apparently discovering the African Queen was still in existence while in holiday in Kenya.
"I was looking for an authentic African boat to run on the Nile and I was thinking of buying a Swahili dhow," McLeay told Agent France Presse. "Then this hotel owner said: 'Why don't you buy the African Queen? She's from Uganda! »
- Ben Child
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