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Stalked: Spielberg dropped from Globes, Directors Guild nominees, People's and Critic's winners

StevenSpielberg.jpgA big awards update here, nothing really warranting it's own story. There's the news that Steven Spielberg will not be getting the Cecil B. DeMille Golden Globe award this year, the announcement of the Directors Guild of America nominees for Best Director, and the winners of the People's and the Critics awards for the year.

Steven Spielberg will not be getting the Cecil B. DeMille Golden Globe award this year as was previously announced. This isn't down to anything negative on his part, just that with the writers strike cause the show to become a press conference it was deemed that it should be delayed until 2009, when he can be awarded it with style and a huge build up. The story comes from Variety.

The winner for the Directors Guild Best Director of 2007 will be announced later this month, and the competition is really fierce. Here are the nominees from the DGA site through Reuters.

Paul Thomas Anderson – There Will Be Blood
Joel and Ethan Coen – No Country for Old Men
Tony Gilroy – Michael Clayton
Sean Penn – Into the Wild
Julian Schnabel – The Diving Bell and the Butterfly

That's a cracking list, and I'm dying to see some of these other films. Looking at the way things have been going the Coen's are surely front runners for the award with Anderson sitting a strong second.

The People's Choice Awards were announced, and from The Hollywood Reporter they are as follows:

Female Movie Star: Reese Witherspoon
Male Movie Star: Johnny Depp
Leading Lady: Drew Barrymore
Leading Man: Joaquin Phoenix
Female Action Star: Keira Knightley
Male Action Star: Matt Damon
On-Screen Match Up: George Clooney and Brad Pitt
Movie: "Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End"
Movie Drama: "Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix"
Movie Comedy: "Knocked Up"
Action Movie: "The Bourne Ultimatum"
Family Movie: "Shrek the Third"
Threequel: "Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End"
Independent Movie: "Becoming Jane"
Female TV Star: Katherine Heigl
Male TV Star: Patrick Dempsey
Talk Show Host: Ellen DeGeneres
Scene Stealer: Chandra Wilson
TV Drama: House
TV Comedy: Two and a Half Men
Reality Show: Dancing With the Stars
Game Show: Deal or No Deal
Sci Fi Show: Stargate Atlantis
Animated TV Show: The Simpsons
Female Singer: Gwen Stefani
Male Singer: Justin Timberlake
Group: Rascal Flatts
Pop Song: Justin Timberlake "What Goes Around... Comes Around"
Rock Song: Daughtry "Home"
Country Song: Rascal Flatts "Stand"
Hip Hop Song: Timbaland feat. Nelly Furtado & Justin Timberlake "Give it to Me"
R&B Song: Rhianna "Shut Up & Drive"
Song from a Soundtrack: "You Can't Stop the Beat" from Hairspray
Reunion Tour: The Police
Funny Male: Robin Williams
Funny Female: Ellen DeGeneres

I purposefully put the films at the beginning. A “threequel” there's an award for that now? What next? Prequel and sequel awards? Nothing too surprising there, although I'm surprised the favourite independent wasn't voted as Bourne or something considering how mainstream this list is.

The Critic's Choice Awards were also announced through Yahoo News:

Picture: "No Country for Old Men"
Actor: Daniel Day-Lewis, "There Will Be Blood"
Actress: Julie Christie, "Away From Her"
Supporting actor: Javier Bardem, "No Country for Old Men"
Supporting actress: Amy Ryan, "Gone Baby Gone"
Acting ensemble: "Hairspray"
Director: Joel Coen and Ethan Coen, "No Country for Old Men"
Writer: Diablo Cody, "Juno"
Animated feature: "Ratatouille"
Young actor: Ahmad Khan Mahmoodzada, "The Kite Runner"
Young actress: Nikki Blonsky, "Hairspray"
Comedy movie: "Juno"
Family film (live action): "Enchanted"
Picture made for television: "Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee"
Foreign language film: "The Diving Bell and the Butterfly"
Song: "Falling Slowly," Glen Hansard and Marketa Irglova, "Once"
Composer: Jonny Greenwood, "There Will Be Blood"
Documentary feature: "Sicko"
Joel Siegel award: Don Cheadle

Now that's slightly more interesting, and No Country for Old Men takes the top spot again. It's also good to see some smaller and foreign films and actors getting mentioned in there.



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