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CBS Paramount Television is developing a white-collar crime drama for next season with the writer-director of the Oscar-nominated documentary Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room. The studio has signed a script deal with Alex Gibney to co-write and direct the project, which tracks a fictional low-level government official's probe into shady dealings at a corporate giant. Another writer and executive producer are expected to join Gibney on the project. CBS Paramount Television declined comment. »
4 March 2006 | IMDb News
Four films took home two honors each at the Independent Spirit Awards, including Best Feature winner Brokeback Mountain. The heavy Oscar favorite also nabbed Best Director for Ang Lee (also Oscar nominated ), and the acting winners were also four people who will be attending the Academy Awards on Sunday: Philip Seymour Hoffman (Capote), Felicity Huffman (Transamerica), Matt Dillon (Crash), and Amy Adams (Junebug). Winning two alongside Brokeback were Capote (Best Male Lead and Screenplay), Transamerica (Best Female Lead and First Screenplay), and Crash (Best Supporting Male and First Feature). Also taking home awards were the aforementioned Junebug, Good Night, and Good Luck (Cinematography), Paradise Now (Foreign Film), and in a bit of surprise, Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room, which bested Grizzly Man for the documentary award. Sadly, the most nominated film, The Squid and the Whale, walked away with nothing.
Get all the Independent Spirit Award winners and photos from the awards in our Road to the Oscars section. »
Alex Gibney has won the Writers Guild Award for best documentary writing for his screenplay Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room, it was announced Wednesday. Gibney, who also has been nominated for a best documentary feature Academy Award, was set to receive the honor from James Woods on Wednesday at a special gathering of documentary filmmakers at the Hollywood Roosevelt. "In a banner year for documentaries that included parading penguins, cowboy cupids, Peruvian politicos and a mayoral melee, Alex's film on the Enron accounting scandal stood out as a stinging indictment of greed in American society," WGAW president Patric Verrone said. "His work is as compelling as it is topical." »
3 items from 2006
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