IPA spins Satellite noms


Amid the rush to announce year-end film and TV nominees, the Los Angeles-based International Press Academy has nominated "The Lookout," "Before the Devil Knows You're Dead," "Away From Her," "Eastern Promises," "No Country for Old Men" and "3:10 to Yuma" as best motion picture drama for the group's 12th annual Satellite Awards.

Because the IPA had a voting deadline of Nov. 20, a number of prominent films, which have just begun screening for the media this week, did not figure in its choices. For best comedy or musical, the group nominated "Hairspray," "Juno," "Shoot 'Em Up," "Lars and the Real Girl," "Knocked Up" and "Margot at the Wedding."

In all, the IPA offered nominations in 34 film and TV categories, six DVD categories and four game categories.

It announced several special achievement awards, which included "Mad Men," best TV ensemble; "Before the Devil," best film ensemble; and Julian Schnabel, director of "The Diving Bell and the Butterfly," auteur award.

Winners will be announced Dec. 16 at awards ceremonies at the InterContinental Hotel in Century City.