Woody Allen

The Film Independent Spirit Awards have announced the nominees for 2013

The Film Independent Spirit Awards have announced the nominees for their 29th annual celebration of independent film. Actor and comedian Patton Oswalt will host the ceremony when it takes place in a tent on the beach in Santa Monica. Hard-hitting historical drama 12 Years a Slave leads the field having landed nominations in seven categories. […]

Director Woody Allen Receives A DeMille

Director Woody Allen is to receive the prestigious Cecil B DeMille Award for contribution to cinema at next year’s Golden Globes. The 77-year-old is best known for his neurotic romantic comedies – notably Annie Hall, for which he won Oscars as both director and screenwriter. “There is no-one more worthy,” said awards organizer Theo Kingma. […]

Mel Brooks given AFI lifetime achievement honour

Comic film director Mel Brooks has been honored with a lifetime achievement award from the American Film Institute. Robert DeNiro and David Lynch were among those who attended the Hollywood ceremony to pay tribute to the 86-year-old, whose films include Young Frankenstein and The Producers. Accepting the award from director Martin Scorsese, Brooks said: “Movies […]