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The Silly Season Comenceth: NBR Awards

The National Board of Review, typically among the first critics groups to bestow end-of-year honors, announced their winners today, with Danny Boyle’s Slumdog Millionaire picking up the top film prize, and Clint Eastwood (Grand Torino) and Anne Hathaway (Jonathan Demme’s Rachel Getting Married) picking up the top acting awards. Best documentary went to James Marsh’s Man on Wire. The complete list can be found on indieWIRE.com here.
I can’t comment on Slumdog, Torino or Rachel as I haven’t seen them yet but the general buzz around the Internet and the real world is that there is not one obvious frontrunner for best picture. No Titanic, no Lord of the Rings: Return of the King, no ….Cras…. Oh, right.
At any rate, no one has a breakaway prediction with most top three lists containing The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, Milk and Slumdog. From what I’ve heard of the first of these, there’s a question as to whether or not the Academy is as sappy as it was back in 1994 when the excremental Forrest Gump picked up the award over Pulp Fiction and The Shawshank Redemption. Still boggles the mind….

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Mehta’s Water To Open Toronto; Fest Announces 24 More Pics

Deepa Mehta‘s Water will open the 30th Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) on September 8th. The film, a world premiere, is one of 25 films announced yesterday by the festival. Others include the North American premiere of Ang Lee‘s upcoming Brokeback Mountain, which stars Jake Gyllenhaal, Heath Ledger, Michelle Williams, Anne Hathaway, Randy Quaid, Linda Cardellini and Anna Faris and will screen in the Masters section.

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