Other Awards: February 2008 Archives

Top Spirit Awards to 'Juno,' star Ellen Page

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SANTA MONICA, Calif. — The pregnancy comedy "Juno" was chosen as the year's best independent film and won two other honors Saturday at the Spirit Awards, including best actress for Ellen Page.

The ceremony was a warmup for Hollywood's big show, Sunday's Academy Awards, where "Juno" and Page are in the running for the same categories. Page gushed thanks for "Juno" director Jason Reitman and writer Diablo Cody.

"This is so, so special, but this is pretty much all Diablo Cody's fault," said Page, who played a whipsmart pregnant teen giving the baby up for adoption in "Juno." ''She wrote one of the best screenplays I have ever read and created a teenage female lead I feel like we've never seen before."

Eddie Murphy, Lindsay Lohan dominate the Razzies

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SANTA MONICA, Calif. — A year after his Academy Awards dream went up in smoke, Eddie Murphy has not just one consolation prize, but three: Razzie Awards as worst actor, supporting actor and supporting actress for the comedy "Norbit."

The fourth acting "dis-honor" announced at tonight's Golden Raspberry Awards went to Lindsay Lohan, who actually was voted two worst-actress trophies for the thriller "I Know Who Killed Me," the worst-picture winner in which she played dual roles.

"I Know Who Killed Me" set a new Razzies record with eight awards, including worst screen couple for Lohan in her double role.

French fave Cotillard wins country's Cesar award

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PARIS — France’s film industry gave its coveted Cesar award for best actress to Oscar hopeful Marion Cotillard tonight for her portrayal of French songstress Edith Piaf.

The award could be the start of a winning streak for Cotillard, who is nominated in the best actress category for Sunday’s Academy Awards for her performance in ‘‘La Vie en Rose.’’

A complete list of the Image Awards

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A list of winners of the 39th annual NAACP Image Awards:

Denzel, Tyler Perry top NAACP Image Awards

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LOS ANGELES — Denzel Washington's "The Great Debaters" and Tyler Perry's TBS series "House of Payne" took top honors at Thursday night's NAACP Image Awards.

Get ready to see a whole lot more of Rainn Wilson than you ever would have imagined. The co-star of NBC’s ‘‘The Office’’ says he dropped trou for a few comedy sketches he taped as host of the Spirit Awards, the Oscars of independent film.

‘‘When I signed up I said, ‘I’m not a standup comedian. I’m happy to tell jokes and stuff but it’s not really what I do,’ ’’ Wilson said. "And you know, they were like, ‘Great, let’s film some stuff and make it close to what you did when you hosted ‘Saturday Night Live.' That’s kind of what we’re aiming for — just funny comedy stuff. I assure you, I make an [idiot] of myself. My [butt] is actually revealed a couple of different times, so if anyone’s curious about what my [butt] might look like ...’’ he trailed off. ‘‘I don’t know why they would be. It’s all for a laugh. My body being exposed is good for a great deal of laughs. They use it on ‘The Office’ quite a bit when they need a laugh — they have me take my shirt off.’’

OK, back to the movie awards ...

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There was another awards show last night across the pond, if you weren't watching the Grammys (which apparently few of you were) ...

A big green ogre elbowed aside Miley Cyrus — but just barely — in the race to secure the most nominations for the Nickelodeon cable network’s 21st annual Kids Choice Awards.

'No Country' picks up top PGA award, too

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‘‘No Country for Old Men’’ grabbed another award before the Oscars later this month, winning the best feature film award presented by the Producers Guild of America on Saturday.

The film, which stars Javier Bardem as a determined hit man pursuing Josh Brolin, beat out other nominees ‘‘There Will Be Blood,’’ ‘‘Juno,’’ ‘‘Michael Clayton’’ and ‘‘The Diving Bell and the Butterfly.’’