CHAIRMAN’S VANGUARD AWARD: “JUNO”
The “Juno” helmer will reunite with scribe Diablo Cody to produce her spec script “Jennifer’s Body,” about a possessed cheerleader, before producing “The Ornate Anatomy of Living Things” by tyro scribes Max Winkler and Matt Spicer.
The “Juno” scribe was handpicked by producer Steven Spielberg to write the pilot for Showtime’s Toni Collette starrer “The United States of Tara.”
With romantic comedy “Smart People” in the can, Page will reunite with her “Juno” co-star Olivia Thirlby for the lesbian werewolf love story “Jack and Diane.” She also has two indies (“An American Crime” and “The Tracey Fragments”) awaiting release.
Wrapped teen sex comedy “Parental Guidance Suggested.” Next up: “Nick and Nora’s Infinite Playlist” and Harold Ramis’ “Year One,” the latter co-starring “Superbad” sidekick Christopher Mintz-Plasse. He’s also attached to the film adaptation of C.D. Payne’s novel “Youth in Revolt.”
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ENSEMBLE PERFORMANCE AWARD: “HAIRSPRAY”
Set to star in Tony Scott’s remake of “The Taking of Pelham One Two Three” after reuniting with “Wild Hogs” director Walt Becker on “Old Dogs.”
Will turn “17” again as a younger incarnation of Matthew Perry. Then he plans to shake a leg in a “Footloose” remake and bigscreen “High School Musical” sequel.
Relives her “Prom Night” before riding Tony Kaye’s “Black Water Transit.”
On board to discover the secret of “The Box” for director Richard Kelly.
After “Mad Money,” she’ll appear in the romantic comedy “What Happens in Vegas” and in “The Secret Life of Bees” opposite Jennifer Hudson.
BREAKTHROUGH PERFORMANCE AWARD
The “La Vie en rose” star was set to topline Rob Marshall’s “Nine” with Penelope Cruz and Javier Bardem until that project was temporarily halted due to the WGA strike. She also has a trio of foreign pics awaiting release.
DESERT PALM ACHIEVEMENT AWARDS
The reclusive “There Will Be Blood” star typically takes his time selecting projects.
Reunites with “Monster’s Ball” co-star Billy Bob Thornton in John Singleton’s “Tulia.”
RISING STAR AWARDS
The “Into the Wild” star takes the wheel of the Wachowskis’ “Speed Racer” before playing gay rights activist Cleve Jones in Gus Van Sant’s “Milk.”
The “Hairspray” lead tackles a supporting role in the teen comedy “Harold” and smallscreen for the Lifetime movie “Queen Sized” as an overweight high school senior who is nominated for homecoming queen.
DIRECTOR OF THE YEAR AWARD
The “Into the Wild” helmer will appear in “Crossing Over” opposite Harrison Ford, with the title role in “Milk” and a stint as himself in the showbiz satire “What Just Happened?” on the horizon.
SONNY BONO VISIONARY AWARD
The “Atonement” helmer is in pre-production on “The Soloist,” a DreamWorks drama set to star Jamie Foxx as a homeless musician.
FREDERICK LOEWE AWARD FOR FILM COMPOSING
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Scoring “Mad Money,” “The Dark Knight” and M. Night Shyamalan’s “The Happening.”