CRONENBERG'S 'EASTERN PROMISES' WINS AT TORONTO FILM FESTIVAL
David Cronenberg's thriller "Eastern Promises" has been tapped best film by auds at the 32nd Toronto Intl. Film Festival, which wrapped Saturday.
Starring Viggo Mortensen and Naomi Watts, the Focus feature explores the underbelly of a notorious Russian mob family in London when a midwife goes looking for the truth after a teenager dies in childbirth.
First runner-up for the award is Jason Reitman's teen pregnancy comedy "Juno," followed by "Body of War," a documentary exploring the consequences of the Iraq war from Phil Donahue and Ellen Spiro.
"Cochochi," the tale of two Raramuri boys and their efforts to find a lost horse, from first time directors Israel Cardenas and Laura Amelia Guzman, took the Diesel Discovery award, selected by the fest's 1000 accredited international media.
The 16th annual Fipresci international critics prize went to Rodrigo Pla's debut feature "La Zona," a Spain/Mexico co-pro that explores the rich/poor divide in Mexico.
Anahi Berneri's second feature, "Encarnacion," a tale of the price of emancipation in Argentina starring Silvia Perez, won of the Artistic Innovation Award, selected from 13 eligible films in the fest's Visions program.
EMMY AWARDS SHOW TONIGHT
Emmy awards go on tonight. Here is the list of some of the nominees for the major awards:
ACTOR IN A COMEDY
ACTOR IN A DRAMA
Felicity Huffman as Lynette Scavo, "Desperate Housewives"
Julia Louis-Dreyfus as Christine Campbell, "The New Adventures Of Old Christine"
Tina Fey as Liz Lemon, "30 Rock"
America Ferrera as Betty Suarez, "Ugly Betty"
Mary-Louise Parker as Nancy Botwin, "Weeds"
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AUDIENCES FEELING 'BRAVE': THE BRAVE ONE WINS BOX OFFICE
Neil Jordan's Jodie Foster vigilante drama "The Brave One" nabbed the top spot in its Friday debut, grossing an estimated $4.6 million from 2,755 locations for Warner Bros. and Village Roadshow Pictures.
New Line's Billy Bob Thornton laffer "Mr. Woodcock" held a slight edge over Lionsgate holdover "3:10 to Yuma" for the No. 2 spot. "Woodcock" grossed an estimated $2.8 million from 2,231 playdates as it opened Friday.
Director James Mangold's "Yuma," starring Russell Crowe, Christian Bale and Ben Foster, grossed an estimated $2.7 million from 2,667 runs as it headed into its second frame for a cume of $22.1 million. Pic declined 41% from opening Friday.
"Brave One," produced by Joel Silver, is easily expected to take the weekend crown, while the race between "Yuma" and "Woodcock" could be close.
Sony's holdover laffer "Superbad" placed No. 4 as it headed into its fifth frame, grossing an estimated $1.7 million Friday from 2,910 locations for a cume of $107.8 million and a decline of 30% from the previous Friday.
Taking No. 5 on Friday was Dimension-MGM's "Halloween," which declined 42% to an estimated $1.5 million from 3,051 locations for a cume of $47.7 million. The pic is in its third frame.