The Road

The Road gets special mention from London jury

The Road got a special mention from the London Film Festival jury at the awards ceremony on Wednesday. The award for best film went to Jacques Audiard’s “A Prophet.”


John Hillcoat’s “The Road” drew a special mention from the jury, which included thesp Charlotte Rampling, directors John Akomfrah and Iain Softley, Gallic multihyphenate Mathieu Kassovitz and musician Jarvis Cocker. [Variety]

[Jury chair Anjelica Huston] paused to give a special mention to John Hillcoat’s apocalyptic father and son drama “The Road” for its devastating political statement and bleak but important message. [THR]

The official site for the film has finally been updated with cast and crew bios, production notes, pictures and other stuff. They even launched a game, Survive the Road.

The film will next be screened at the Night Visions festival in Helsinki (Oct. 31, 11.15PM) and at the AFI Fest in Los Angeles (Graumann’s Chinese Theater, Nov. 4 at 7PM). The U.S. release date is still November 25.

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SVU 11×05, “Hardwired,” and other updates

Several unrelated updates.

First, a reminder that Law & Order: SVU 11×05, “Hardwired,” airs tomorrow (Wednesday) at 9/8c on NBC. The previews are here. Garret plays the head of a pedophilia organization and hopefully neither of the two people with ER credits to their name (Mariska Hargitay, Joel de la Fuente) will get to shoot him this time.

Second, if you’re in Texas, you can catch The Road at the Austin Film Festival on Wednesday, October 28th at 9:30 p.m []

Third, People’ is accepting votes and nominations for this year’s People’s Choice Awards and the Favourite Actor category is still alive and kicking. From the press release:

Fans to Determine The Top Five Nominees In Each Category and the New Trophy Design at

Voting has begun at to determine the top five nominees in each category for 36TH ANNUAL PEOPLE’S CHOICE AWARDS, the only major awards show where fans choose their favorites in music, movies and television. As previously announced, the 36TH ANNUAL PEOPLE’S CHOICE AWARDS, hosted by award-winning performer Queen Latifah, will be broadcast live from Nokia Theatre L.A. LIVE on Wednesday, Jan. 6 (9:00-11:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network.

Fans can vote in 31 categories, including Favorite Movie, Favorite TV Obsession and Favorite Breakout Artist. The top five nominees in each category will be announced on Nov. 10, at the SLS Hotel at Beverly Hills during the annual People’s Choice Awards press conference.

Nominee voting will also take place on MySpace where fans can share content and converse about the awards on the official People’s Choice Awards profile at The list of potential nominees for 36TH ANNUAL PEOPLE’S CHOICE AWARDS was determined by national ratings averages, box-office grosses and music sales, and vetted through Visible Measures, the independent third-party measurement firm for Internet video.