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Bruno Delbonnel took top honors for Warner Independent Pictures' A Very Long Engagement at the annual American Society of Cinematographers Outstanding Achievement Awards, which took place Sunday. It is the first time the French cinematographer has won an ASC Award, though he also was nominated by the honorary cinematography society for his work on Jean Pierre Jeunet's Amelie. The award was presented to Delbonnel at the 19th annual ASC Outstanding Achievement Awards at the Grand Ballroom at Hollywood & Highland. Robbie Greenberg claimed top honors for HBO's Iron Jawed Angels in the cable movie competition. Jonathan Freeman won for NBC's Homeland Security in the original movie for broadcast television heat. Nathan Hope won for the episodic series competition for the "Down the Drain" episode of CBS' CSI: Crime Scene Investigation. »
German helmer Katja von Garnier is in negotiations to direct MGM's upcoming werewolf flick, Blood and Chocolate. Von Garnier, who directed the 1997 hit Bandits, comes to the project after Rupert Wainwright dropped out in December to direct Revolution Studios' remake of John Carpenter's classic horror film, The Fog. Based on a script by Ehren Kruger, Blood and Chocolate is being co-financed and co-produced by Lakeshore whose Tom Rosenberg and Gary Lucchesi are producing. Daniel Bobker and Kruger also are producing. Elizabeth Ingold and Stephanie Palmer are overseeing the project for the studio. The feature is based on the book by Annette Curtis Klause and is set in a secret society of werewolves living in a modern day society. At the center of the tale is a romance between a female werewolf and a human. Von Garnier first made her mark with the German language Making Up! in 1993. Last year she directed HBO's TV movie Iron Jawed Angels. Von Garnier is repped by CAA. »
11 January 2005 | IMDb News
Perennial awards favorite Sideways dominated the Screen Actors Guild nominations with a field-best four nominations, including Best Ensemble Cast. The Alexander Payne comedy also nabbed three individual acting nominations as well for lead Paul Giamatti and supporting players Thomas Haden Church and Virginia Madsen, putting it just ahead of a number of films that received three nominations each, including The Aviator, Finding Neverland, Million Dollar Baby, and Hotel Rwanda; all those movies also earned Best Ensemble nominations alongside Ray and Sideways. Jamie Foxx was once again the actor of the hour, taking home three individual nominations for Ray, Collateral, and TV movie Redemption: The Stan Tookie Williams Story as well as an Ensemble nod for Ray. Foxx was followed by Hilary Swank, who received two solo nominations, for Million Dollar Baby and HBO movie Iron Jawed Angels, and an Ensemble mention for Million Dollar Baby.
With their film nominations, the SAGs threw a number of new names into the awards season mix, including Catalina Sandino Moreno (Maria Full of Grace), James Garner (The Notebook), Freddie Highmore (Finding Neverland), Cloris Leachman (Spanglish), and Sophie Okonedo (Hotel Rwanda). A few noticeable absentees included Liam Neeson (Kinsey), Javier Bardem (The Sea Inside), and the entire cast of Closer, an actor-driven movie if there ever was one. On the TV side, familiar shows (The Sopranos, Everybody Loves Raymond, etc) rubbed elbows with a handful of newcomers, including Arrested Development and Desperate Housewives, and Patricia Heaton pulled a Hilary Swank of her own, getting two individual nominations for Everybody Loves Raymond and TV movie remake The Goodbye Girl as well as an Ensemble nomination for Raymond.
The SAGs will be handed out on Saturday, February 5. Here's the (very long) list of film and TV nominees:
Female Actor in a Leading Role: Annette Bening, Being Julia; Catalina Sandino Moreno, Maria Full of Grace; Imelda Staunton, Vera Drake; Hilary Swank, Million Dollar Baby; Kate Winslet, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
Male Actor in a TV Movie or Miniseries: Jamie Foxx, Redemption: The Stan Tookie Williams Story; William H. Macy, The Wool Cap; Barry Pepper, 3: The Dale Earnhardt Story; Geoffrey Rush, The Life and Death of Peter Sellers; Jon Voight, Mitch Albom's The Five People You Meet in Heaven
Female Actor in a TV Movie or Miniseries: Glenn Close, The Lion in Winter; Patricia Heaton, Neil Simon's The Goodbye Girl; Keke Palmer, The Wool Cap; Hilary Swank, Iron Jawed Angels; Charlize Theron, The Life and Death of Peter Sellers
Female Actor in a Comedy Series: Teri Hatcher, Desperate Housewives; Patricia Heaton, Everybody Loves Raymond; Megan Mullally, Will & Grace; Sarah Jessica Parker, Sex and the City; Doris Roberts, Everybody Loves Raymond
LIFE ACHIEVEMENT AWARD: James Garner »
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