NASA picks 3 finalists for space project

WASHINGTON, Dec. 30 (UPI) -- The U.S. space agency says it will choose from Venus, an asteroid and the moon for another unmanned venture to a celestial body in the solar system.
Cody penning 'Sweet Valley High' movie

Cody penning 'Sweet Valley High' movie

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 23 (UPI) -- U.S. scribe Diablo Cody is writing and producing a big-screen adaptation of the beloved "Sweet Valley High" series of books, industry sources say.

Sky watchers get ready to observe Juno

PASADENA, Calif., Sept. 17 (UPI) -- NASA is alerting Earth-bound sky watchers to a rare event -- the ability to observe the asteroid Juno with only binoculars.
'Juno,' 'Legend' up for MTV awards

'Juno,' 'Legend' up for MTV awards

NEW YORK, May 6 (UPI) -- The quirky indie comedy "Juno," and Hollywood action flicks "I Am Legend" and "Transformers" were nominated for multiple 2008 MTV Movie Awards Tuesday.
'Juno' scribe wins screenplay Oscar

'Juno' scribe wins screenplay Oscar

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 25 (UPI) -- "Juno" scribe Diablo Cody won the Oscar for best original screenplay at the 80th Academy Awards ceremony in Los Angeles Sunday night.
'Juno' wins big at Spirit Awards

'Juno' wins big at Spirit Awards

SANTA MONICA, Calif., Feb. 23 (UPI) -- The quirky big-screen comedy "Juno" won the prize for best feature at the 2008 Film Independent Spirit Awards Saturday in Santa Monica, Calif.

Netflix voters say 'No Country' best pic

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif., Feb. 21 (UPI) -- Members of the U.S. movie rental service Netflix, voting in an online survey, predict "No Country for Old Men" will win this year's best picture Oscar.

'Juno' DVD to be sold in Starbucks

CENTURY CITY, Calif., Feb. 20 (UPI) -- The box office hit "Juno" will be the first Fox Home Entertainment DVD to be sold at Starbucks coffee outlets in the United States, the studio said Wednesday.
Adoption line in 'Juno' draws criticism

Adoption line in 'Juno' draws criticism

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 13 (UPI) -- Jason Reitman, the Canadian director of the acclaimed big-screen comedy "Juno," is defending a line of the film's dialogue that some have found offensive.

'Juno' passes $100M mark

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 1 (UPI) -- Fox Searchlight announced its Oscar-nominated comedy "Juno" has become the Hollywood studio's first film to cross the $100 million mark at the box office.

'Juno' soundtrack tops U.S. album chart

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 30 (UPI) -- The soundtrack of the Oscar-nominated, big-screen comedy "Juno" is No. 1 on the U.S. album chart, Billboard.com reported Wednesday.

'Juno' won't compete for Genie Awards

TORONTO, Jan. 29 (UPI) -- "Juno," a critically acclaimed big-screen comedy helmed by a Canadian director and starring two Canadian actors, is not competing for Canada's top film awards.
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This publicity photo from the film "Juno" provided by the film studio Fox Searchlight, shows Ellen Page, the nominee for best actress for the 80th annual Academy Awards in Beverly Hills, California early Tuesday morning, January 22, 2008. (UPI Photo/Doane Gregory)

Juno is a 2007 Canadian-American comedy-drama film directed by Jason Reitman and written by Diablo Cody. Ellen Page stars as the title character, an independent-minded teenager confronting an unplanned pregnancy and the subsequent events that put pressures of adult life onto her. Michael Cera, Olivia Thirlby, J.K. Simmons, Allison Janney, Jennifer Garner, and Jason Bateman also star. Filming spanned from early February to March 2007 in Vancouver, British Columbia. The film premiered on September 8 at the 2007 Toronto International Film Festival, receiving a standing ovation.

The film won the Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay and earned three other Oscar nominations, including Best Picture and Best Actress for Page. The film's soundtrack, featuring several songs performed by Kimya Dawson in various guises, was the first number one soundtrack since Dreamgirls and 20th Century Fox's first number one soundtrack since Titanic. Juno earned back its initial budget of $6.5 million in twenty days, the first nineteen of which were when the film was in limited release. The film has gone on to earn more than 35 times that amount for a total of $231 million, becoming the highest grossing film in distributor Fox Searchlight Pictures's history.

Juno received numerous positive reviews from critics, many of whom placed the film on their top ten lists for the year. The film has also received both criticism and praise from members of both the pro-life and pro-choice communities regarding its treatment of abortion.

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