'Silver Linings Playbook' Wins Four Satellite Awards: Biz Break

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The film won a number of prizes including Best Picture. Also in Monday's round-up of news, seven films made the Academy's Shortlist of titles competing in the hair and makeup category; Lili Taylor's latest is set for a Berlin premiere; newcomers in the Specialty Box Office opened weak over the weekend; and film critic Karina Longworth is leaving L.A. Weekly.

Silver Linings Playbook Wins 4 Satellite Awards Including Best Picture
David O. Russell's Silver Linings Playbook took five prizes at the 17th annual Satellite Awards Sunday including Best Picture and best director for Russell and best actor prizes for Bradley Cooper and Jennifer Lawrence, THR reports.

7 Movies On Makeup Short List
Seven films remain in competition for the Makeup and Hairstyling category for the 85th Academy Awards. Hitchcock, The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, Les Misérables, Lincoln, Looper, Men in Black 3 and Snow White and the Huntsman made the short list. Three nominees will lead into the Oscar ceremony.

Lili Taylor's The Cold Lands Set for Berlin Premiere
The film by Tom Gilroy will have its world premiere at the Berlin International Film Festival in February. Also starring John Ventimiglia, the pic revolves around Atticus who flees from authorities after his mother's sudden death into the rugged mountains and dense forests of upstate New York. The feature is part of the initial films announced in the Berlinale's Generation Programme. See the full list of announced titles here.

Any Day Now Soft as Holdovers Hyde Park On Hudson and Silver Linings Playbook Stay Solid
Any Day Now bowed in 16 theaters a brave story starring Alan Cumming about a gay couple fighting to retain custody of special needs child they reared. Any Day Now is a brave film and story that earned audience prizes at festivals throughout the year. Unfortunately it did not connect fully with paying audiences in its debut but hopefully its audience will build through word-of-mouth. It averaged only $2,563 per location. More specialty results at Deadline.

Film Critic Karina Longworth Leaves L.A. Weekly
Longworth began at L.A. Weekly replacing Scott Foundas who headed to the Film Society of Lincoln Center. He's returning to Village Voice Media as its critic. She is writing a book about Meryl Streep for Cahiers du Cinema and will freelance, TOH reports.


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