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'SWEENEY', WALL-E & 'KNIGHT' Among Empire Mag Film Award Nominees

IMBD has the news that Tim Burton's big-screen adaptation of Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber Of Fleet Street is leading the nominations for the 2009 Empire magazine film awards.

The musical is up for five prizes including Burton for best director, Johnny Depp for best actor and Helena Bonham Carter for best actress, while also receiving nods in the soundtrack and horror categories.

There Will Be Blood, No Country For Old Men, The Dark Knight, Iron Man and WALL-E have all nabbed nominations for Empire's Best Film prize.

The ceremony is set to take place at London's Grosvenor House Hotel on March 29th, for a full list of nominees visit,

WALL-E won the 2009 Oscar for Best Animated Film.

WALL-E is described in press notes as "In a distant, but not so unrealistic future, where mankind has abandoned earth because it has become covered with trash from products sold by the powerful multi-national Buy N Large corporation, WALL-E, a garbage collecting robot has been left to clean up the mess.

Mesmerized with trinkets of earth's history and show tunes, WALL-E is alone on Earth except for a sprightly pet cockroach. One day, Eve, a sleek (and dangerous) reconnaissance robot, is sent to earth to find proof that life is once again sustainable. WALL-E falls in love with Eve".

He woos her during the film by sharing his love of the film Hello Dolly, he is mesmerized by Michael Crawford singing the show's classic songs "Put On Your Sunday Clothes" and "It Only Takes A Moment". The film opens with Crawford's voice happily singing out to the universe Jerry Herman's rich and emotional melodies.

DreamWorks Pictures and Warner Bros. Pictures presented a Parkes/MacDonald and Zanuck Company Production, Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street, that was directed by Tim Burton. The film was produced by Richard D. Zanuck, Walter Parkes, Laurie MacDonald and John Logan; Executive Producer Patrick McCormick.

Based on the Broadway musical with music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim and book by Hugh Wheeler; originally staged by Harold Prince. From an adaptation by Christopher Bond, screenplay by John Logan. Johnny Depp and Tim Burton joined forces again for the big-screen adaptation of Stephen Sondheim's award-winning musical thriller Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street.




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