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'Drunktown's Finest,' 'The Circle' Win Top Outfest Awards

Jul 21 2014

LOS ANGELES (TheWrap.com) - Sydney Freeland's narrative feature "Drunktown's Finest" and Stefan Haupt's documentary "The Circle" have won the top jury awards at the 2014 Outfest, organizers announced on Sunday, as the 11-day Los Angeles festival devoted to LGBT stories came to an end.

Santa Barbara Film Fest's Kirk Douglas Award is talkin' to Robert De Niro

Oct 16 2012

LOS ANGELES Robert De Niro has been chosen as the 2012 recipient of the Santa Barbara International Film Festival's Kirk Douglas Award for Excellence in Film, the SBIFF announced on Tuesday.

5 Lessons From the Toronto Film Festival

Sep 17 2012

LOS ANGELES (TheWrap.com) - After 11 days, nearly 300 films and more than 1,000 screenings, the Toronto International Film Festival ended on Sunday with what was for TIFF a slow day: only about 85 public screenings, and none of the special press and industry screenings that filled out the calendar for most of the festival's duration.

Ousted Maldives leader fights political battle as movie premieres

Apr 06 2012

LOS ANGELES (ThwWrap.com) - "The Island President" at the center of Jon Shenk's documentary is no longer in office, but Mohamed Nasheed's environmental crusade on behalf of his island nation continues as the movie rolls into theaters Friday.

Sacha Baron Cohen's red carpet stunt had Academy worried

Feb 27 2012

LOS ANGELES (TheWrap.com) - Sacha Baron Cohen's stunt of spilling ashes on Ryan Seacrest on the Oscar red carpet earned the comic a quick visit from Academy president Tom Sherak and Oscar show producer Brian Grazer, who went to Baron Cohen's dressing room to make sure he didn't have any more disruptions planned for Oscar night.

"The Artist" could make awards history at Oscars

Feb 26 2012

LOS ANGELES, Feb 26 (TheWrap.com) - Oscar day has arrived, after a long, stormy, exhausting awards season.

"The Artist" could make awards history at Oscars

Feb 26 2012

LOS ANGELES, Feb 26 (TheWrap.com) - Oscar day has arrived, after a long, stormy, exhausting awards season.

The Oscars that almost went down in flames

Feb 26 2012

LOS ANGELES, Feb 26 (TheWrap.com) - The stage of the brand new theater caught fire. The announcer walked off. The network demanded to know what was going on. The smoke alarms kept triggering. The budget soared out of control. Russell Crowe was a jerk. Will Smith went home halfway through the ceremony. Nipples showed. And the show went on and on and on, until it shattered all existing records for the longest Oscar show ever.

Oscar weekend brings moment of truth

Feb 24 2012

LOS ANGELES (TheWrap.com) - George Clooney or Jean Dujardin? Meryl Streep or Viola Davis? "The Artist" or "Hugo?"

"The Help," "Modern Family" campaigns honored

Feb 24 2012

LOS ANGELES, Feb 24 (TheWrap.com) - Two days before awards season's final verdicts will be mercifully rendered by Oscar voters, one more group has spoken out on the best of 2011 - in this case, not the best films and TV shows, but the best jobs of publicizing those films and TV shows.

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