SUNDANCE FILM FESTIVAL
Executive Producer Alexander Payne arrives for the premiere of the film "The Savages" at the Eccles Theatre during the Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah on January 19, 2007. (UPI Photo/David Silpa)
Movies by Steven Soderbergh, Roman Polanski and Alexander Payne will be competing at France's Cannes Film Festival next month, organizers said.
"The Artist," a low-budget, black-and-white valentine to cinema's silent era, was named Best Picture at the Oscars in Los Angeles Sunday night.
"The Artist" was declared Best Feature at the 27th annual Film Independent Spirit Awards ceremony in Santa Monica, Calif., Saturday.
Hollywood writer-director-producer Alexander Payne says he is pleased people recognize the tone of his Best Picture Oscar contender "The Descendants" is reflective of real life.
Box-office hit "The Descendants" won the 24th annual University of Southern California Libraries Scripter Award for best screenplay.
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Brad Pitt, Meryl Streep, George Clooney and Steven Spielberg were among those who attended Monday's Oscar nominees luncheon in Los Angeles.
Martin Scorsese's "Hugo" led the field with 11 nods, including one for Best Picture, when Oscar nominations were announced in Los Angeles Tuesday.
"The Descendants" and "The Artist" won the top-film prizes at the Golden Globe Awards ceremony in Los Angeles.
Woody Allen, David Fincher, Michel Hazanavicius, Alexander Payne and Martin Scorsese are up for the Directors Guild of America's top film prize.
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