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· The Directors Guild of America announced its short list of five nominees, including Martin Scorsese, Bill Condon, Stephen Frears, Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu, and Little Miss Sunshine collaborators Jonathan Dayton and Valerie Faris, leading us to wonder why we don't see more directing duos willing to evenly split their control-freak impulses. [MSNBC]
· Even publicists have awards! The nominees for the Maxwell Weinberg Award for the year's top publicity campaign include Borat, The Devil Wears Prada, Dreamgirls, Happy Feet, and United 93. World Trade Center's campaign, which voters felt relied too heavily on the solicitation of MySpace friendships and currying favor with Tila Tequila, was passed over for recognition. [Variety]
· The Scripter, an unusual award from the USC libraries that recognizes the achievement of both authors and the screenwriters who transform that source material into successful screen adaptions, have narrowed the field of nominees to the teams responsible for Children of Men, The Devil Wears Prada, The Illusionist, The Last King of Scotland, and Notes on a Scandal. [THR]
· Don't forget: Tomorrow is the deadline to get those Golden Globe ballots in, HFPA members! Oh, and for anyone who cares, the People's Choice Awards are tonight. [The Envelope]

· The Irish Film & Television Academy nominate Babel, Casino Royale, The Departed, Little Miss Sunshine, and United 93 for the best international film prize at the Irish Film & TV Awards, while Neil Jordan's Breakfast on Pluto is the frontrunner for their domestic prize. [Variety]
· Canada's Genie nominations were announced today, with Bon Cop, Bad Cop, starring Colm Feore and Patrick Huard as odd couple cops who bond over a common passion for catching the bad guys and a shared love of poutine, leading the way. [CP]
· TV Week's semi-annual critics poll names The Wire the best series on TV, followed by Heroes, The Office, a tied-for-fourth Ugly Betty and Grey's Anatomy, Lost, Friday Night Lights, Dexter, Battlestar Galactica, and (cough) Studio 60 On the Sunset Strip rounding out the top 10. []