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Wes Anderson Accepts Award Via Stop-Motion Animation

So the National Board of Review honored Wes Anderson, director of Rushmore, The Royal Tenenbaums, and most recently The Fantastic Mr. Fox, with a Special Filmmaking Achievement award for Mr. Fox. Previous recipients have included Clint Eastwood for Million Dollar Baby and Peter Jackson for Lord of the Rings, among others. Rather than accept the [...]

2009 Darwin Awards

The Darwin Awards for 2009 have been announced. These annual awards recognize “those who improve our gene pool… by removing themselves from it.” All the awards are posthumous. The winners for 2009 are a pair of bank robbers in Belgium. The city of Dinant is the backdrop for this rare Double Darwin Award. Two bankrobbers attempting [...]

6 More Prizes Not Awarded for Length

Last week’s announcement that President Barack Obama had won the Nobel Peace Prize raised eyebrows around the world. Even his staunchest supporters seemed to admit that it was a bit odd the president would win such a prestigious award so early in his first term. We’re not here to get political, though. Instead, let’s [...]