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Afi Announce 2007 Top Ten

Pregnancy comedy Knocked Up has been named on the list of the ten most outstanding movies of 2007, compiled by the American Film Institute (AFI).The Judd Apatow-directed film - one of the biggest box-office successes...

By on 17 December 2007

Lifetime Honour For Warren Beatty

Warren Beatty is to receive a lifetime achievement award from the American Film Institute (AFI).The Bonnie & Clyde star will be honoured at a Los Angeles gala ceremony in June 2008, according to the Hollywood...

By on 05 October 2007

Beatty To Receive Afi Honour

Legendary actor/director WARREN BEATTY will be honoured with the 36th American Film Institute (AFI) Life Achievement Award next year (08). The Oscar winner, famous for movies including Bonnie And Clyde, Shampoo and Bugsy, will receive...

Citizen Kane Again Voted Top Film Ever

The American Film Institute has again named the 1941 Orson Welles classic Citizen Kane the best film of all time. Many other films listed in the Institute's original "AFI's 100 years ... 100 Movies" ten...

Citizen Kane Voted Best Film

Oscar-winning movie CITIZEN KANE has been named the greatest U.S. movie of all time. The 1941 Orson Welles' classic topped The American Film Institute (AFI) poll. Crime epic The Godfather was in second place followed...

Citizen Kane Named Top Us Film

Citizen Kane has retained its American title as the best film of all time.A jury of more than 1,500 film artists, critics and historians voted for Orson Welles' story of an unscrupulous media baron in...

By on 21 June 2007

The Police Headline Us Live Earth Concert

Reformed rockers THE POLICE will headline the US leg of former US Vice President AL GORE's summer (07) Live Earth environmental awareness mega-gig. The trio will be joined onstage at New Jersey's Giants Stadium on...

Miller Not Bothered About Style Watchers At Oscars

Getting ready for the Oscars was easy for Australian director GEORGE MILLER - he's wearing the same suit he has worn to awards ceremonies for the past 20 years. Miller's hit movie HAPPY FEET has...

Eastwood Honoured By Afi

Actor/director CLINT EASTWOOD has been branded a "national treasure" by the American Film Institute (AFI) - with his work named the "greatest cinematic work of this century". The DIRTY HARRY actor was praised by the...

Maria Singer Nominated As Breakthrough Artist

Connie Stevens, currently starring as Maria in the stage version of the Sound of Music, is one of ten newcomers nominated as breakthrough artist of the year at the South Bank Awards.Stevens, who won her...

By on 19 December 2006

Movie And Tv Top Tens Announced

DREAMGIRLS, UNITED 93 and BORAT: CULTURAL LEARNINGS OF AMERICA FOR MAKE BENEFIT GLORIOUS NATION OF KAZAKHSTAN are among the films of 2006, according to the American Film Institute. The organisation has revealed its top ten...

Nine Inch Nails, Rise Against And Afi Claim Peta Prizes

Rockers NINE INCH NAILS, RISE AGAINST and AFI have been honoured at the inaugural PETA2 Libby Awards for their animal rights activities. The bands tied for the Best Group prize in People For The Ethical...

Angels + Airwaves Claim Top Woodie

Former BLINK-182 star TOM DELONGE's new band ANGELS + AIRWAVES were the toast of the annual Woodie Awards in New York last night after claiming the event's top prize. The group claimed the Woodie of...

Pacino Honoured By American Film Institute

Movie icon AL PACINO has been announced as next year's (07) recipient of the 35th American Film Institute's (AFI) Life Achievement Award. SIR HOWARD STRINGER, the chairman of the AFI Board of Trustees, made the...

Busta's Big Bang Makes A Noise At The Top Of Us Charts

Rapper BUSTA RHYMES has scored his first number one album in America after taking his new release, THE BIG BANG, to the top. The album, which also debuts atop the Hot R+B/Hip-Hop Albums and Top...

Afi Strike Number One In Us Charts

US glam rockers AFI have scored their first number one in the US album charts 15 years after they formed. The group's DECEMBERUNDERGROUND album has stormed to the top of the new Billboard chart with...

Broccoli Pays Tribute To Connery

JAMES BOND producer BARBARA BROCCOLI hasn't forgotten SIR SEAN CONNERY - she has taken out a full page ad in today's (09JUN06) edition of Hollywood trade paper Daily Variety to congratulate the original 007 on...

Afi To Release Collectible Booklets

Punk rockers AFI will include one of four different collectible booklets with their upcoming release DECEMBERUNDERGROUND. The album is set to be released Tuesday (06JUN06) and will feature a different booklet behind the disc's cover...

Connery To Announce Movie Retirement At Afi

SIR SEAN CONNERY is expected to officially announce he is quitting Hollywood when he collects his Lifetime Achievement Award at the American Film Institute (AFI) later this year (06). Connery, who is recuperating after undergoing...

Afi Hails Top Films And Tv Of 2005

STEVEN SPIELBERG's movie about a massacre at the 1972 Olympic Games, MUNICH, and blockbuster KING KONG are among the American Film Institute's (AFI) top ten films of 2005. Also acknowledged in the list are...

Afi Awards Dominated By Look Both Ways

First-time director SARAH WATT won the top honours at last night's (26NOV05) Australian Film Institute (AFI) Awards, taking home both the Best Direction and Best Film prizes for LOOK BOTH WAYS. Watt also picked...

1939 Was A Great Year For Inspiring Films

1939 was the best year for inspiring Hollywood movies, according to a new American Film Institute poll. Twelve of the 100 films making the grade as the AFI's most inspiring were released the same...

Connery To Be Awarded Top Afi Honour

Veteran actor SIR SEAN CONNERY is to be awarded the American Film Institute's (AFI) Life Achievement Award to honour his outstanding contribution to film. Scottish Connery is most famous for his role as superspy...

Crowe To Present Afi Awards

Antipodean movie star RUSSELL CROWE has agreed to compere the prestigious Australian Film Institute (AFI) awards in Melbourne, Australia next month (26NOV04). Crowe, who was last awarded an AFI gong in 1992 for his...

Film-maker Robert Wise Dies

Oscar-winning director ROBERT WISE died of heart failure in a Los Angeles hospital on Wednesday (14SEP05), only five days after celebrating his 91st birthday. THE SOUND OF MUSIC film-maker fell ill on Wednesday and...

Lucas Receives Afi Honour

GEORGE LUCAS received a lifetime achievement award from the AMERICAN FILM INSTITUTE (AFI) last night (09JUN05). The STAR WARS creator accepted his award from OSCAR-winning film-maker STEVEN SPIELBERG - and stars of the original...

Somersault Triumphs At Australian Film Awards

Acclaimed CATE SHORTLAND film SOMERSAULT had a record-breaking night at the AUSTRALIAN FILM INSTITUTE AWARDS last night (29OCT04), picking up a staggering 13 prizes. The coming-of-age film claimed all the night's acting awards among...

Penn's Family Honoured

OSCAR-winning actor SEAN PENN and his family have been honoured AFI ASSOCIATES OF THE AMERICAN FILM INSTITUTE for their "creative contributions" to the entertainment industry. Penn's mother, EILEEN RYAN PENN, brother CHRIS and wife...

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