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The Official Rober Awards 2008: Film Winners


THERE WILL BE BLOOD (Pozos De Ambición)


“There Will Be Blood” confirmed itself as the absolute winner in 2008’s edition of the Official Rober Awards. The Paul Thomas Anderson directed masterpiece earned five gongs, even when its cast was left empty handed. “Gomorrah”, the Italian film about the way today’s Mafia operates earned three Robers. Other multiple winners with two apiece were The Diving Bell & The Butterfly, Wall-E, Happy-Go-Lucky and Juno. The popular vote though went to The Dark Knight in six categories. Congratulations to the winners. The full list after the Jump.

“Pozos De Ambición” se ha erigido como la ganadora absoluta de la de los Premios Rober de Cine 2008. La obra maestra de Paul Thomas Anderson ganó cinco de los galardones, aunque su reparto, a priori favorito, se quedo con las manos vacías. “Gomorra” la película italiana sobre el modo en que opera la mafia hoy en dia consiguió tres Rober. Otros ganadores multiples, con dos cada, fueron “La Escafandra y La Mariposa”; “Wall-E”; “Happy, Un Cuento Sobre La Felicidad” y “Juno.” Los votos de la encuesta Rober-Paralelos fueron a parar en su mayoria a “El Caballero Oscuro”. Enhorabuena a los ganadores. La lista completa tras el salto. Read the rest of this entry »

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Oscars Special: Our Predictions


SLUMDOG MILLIONAIRE

small-uk-flag.jpg Just one day before the Oscars ceremony takes place, a look at this year’s Hollywood picks shows one of the dullest havest in a long time. Everything points at a “Slumdog Millionaire” sweep, with the mediocre “Benjamin Button’s” hopes being relegated to a couple of technical statuettes. “Milk” will probably get the award reserved to the “rare and critical acclaimed” slot, the Best original script one. If the forecast is accurate, the significant changes announced for the show, masterminded by Bill Condon (Dreamgirls) and presented by Hugh Jackman, promise to be more interested than the awards themselves. Even when many categories still have room for surprise and general consensus is that whoever wins, will do it by a narrow margin. After the jump our predictions. Read the rest of this entry »

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Pedro Almodovar presenta “La Concejala Antropófaga”


LA CONCEJALA ANTROPOFAGA (2009)
spanish-flag.jpg Meses después de que su blog multilingüe nos fuera desvelando el rodaje de su inminente película “Los Abrazos Rotos”, para la que ha vuelto a contar con un plantel de sus actores favoritos (Penélope Cruz, Lluis Homar, Blanca Portillo), Pedro Almodovar nos sorprende con su primer corto en más de dos décadas. “La Concejala Antropófaga”, un monologo independiente de la película, aunque con guiños a su trama (la breve aparición de Penélope al comienzo es una de ellas) fue inspirado por la breve actuación de Carmen Machi, para quien ha ideado este papel de concejala adicta a la coca y al sexo, deliberando sobre la democratización del placer, a modo de vuelta a sus comienzos más pop, divertidos, soeces y menos convencionales. Para celebrarlo, repasamos la lista de los cortos que el Manchego universal realizase a sus comienzos, con el material audiovisual que pudimos rescatar.

small-uk-flag.jpg Months after his multilingual blog stopped unveiling the shooting of his imminent film “Broken Embraces”, for which he’s worked again surrounded by a selection of his usual suspects (Penelope Cruz, LLuis Homar, Blanca Portillo), Pedro Almodovar surprises us with his first short film for over two decades. “The Anthropophagous Councillor” (roughly translated) is a monologue, independent of the main movie, but with some teases linked to its plot (Penelope Cruz’s brief appearance is one of them); inspired by Carmen Machi’s –a newcomer on his filmography- had on it, he conceived the role of a politician addicted to coke and sex, deliberating about the democratization of pleasure. A return to Almodovar’s dirtier, funnier and pop culture infused less conventional beginnings. To celebrate it, we have a look back at the list of the early works by the universally acclaimed director from La Mancha , compiling as much early audiovisual material as we could find. Read the rest of this entry »

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2008 ROBER AWARDS FILM NOMINATIONS: Best Supporting Actress

And the nominees for Best Supporting Actress are:


ALLISON JANNEY (Juno)
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