Depardieu Granted Russian Citizenship, Producers Guild Announces Nominees

Gerard Depardieu has been granted Russian citizenship. The French movie star said weeks ago that he hoped to leave his homeland to avoid a tax hike on the rich. A Kremlin spokesperson said Depardieu had applied for citizenship and it was granted by Russian President Vladimir Putin. No word from Depardieu's camp about the announcement, or whether the actor will indeed accept the citizenship.