Quentin Tarantino To Be Honored By 1st Awards-Season Show; The Ruby Slippers Are Heading To London: Biz Break
Also in Thursday morning's round-up of news briefs, Daniel Day-Lewis will be honored in another awards-season ceremony. An Afghan film that won awards at festivals heads home. And Girls creator Lena Dunham continues on her winning roll.
Quentin Tarantino's Django Unchained to be Honored at Hollywood Film Awards
The first awards-season show will honor Tarantino's Civil War-era spaghetti Western Django Unchained. Tarantino will receive the Hollywood Screenwriter Award at the 16th Hollywood Film Awards October 22nd, THR reports.
Smithsonian to Lend Dorothy's Ruby Slippers to U.K.
The ruby slippers from The Wizard of Oz will leave Washington for an international journey to the Victoria and Albert Museum in London. Judy Garland wore the shoes in the 1939 film, A.P. reports.
BAFTA to Honor Daniel Day-Lewis with Stanley Kubrick Britannia Award
The British Academy of Film and Television Arts Los Angeles will present Daniel Day-Lewis with the Stanley Kubrick Britannia Award for Excellence in Film at the 2012 BAFTA Los Angeles Britannia Awards on November 7 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel, Deadline reports.
Afghan Film to Premiere in Kabul After Winning International Awards
Buzhashi Boys is the story of two young boys in Kabul who dream of playing buzkashi, the Afghan national sport where horseback riders compete for possession of a headless goat. Before the boys can compete in the sport, they must confront the stifling limitations of life for poor Afghans. The film won best drama at LA Shortfest, making it eligible for an Academy Award, The Guardian reports.
Lena Dunham Book Bids Coming at $3.6 Million
HBO Girls creator Lena Dunham's book proposal reached $3.6 million. The Tiny Furniture filmmaker turned premium television sensation should have a final deal soon, Deadline reports.