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It's official: Angelina Jolie is taking over the world — make that Hollywood (which is pretty much the same thing, right?).
Even before "In the Land of Blood and Honey," officially hits theaters, Jolie is already snapping up awards for her directorial debut. The first, in what we suspect may be a long line of honors, will be the 2012 Stanley Kramer Award from the Producers Guild.
Established in 2002, the Stanley Kramer Award honors a motion picture, producer or other individual whose achievement highlights provocative social issues in an accessible fashion. "In the Land of Blood Honey," which focuses on a complex love story between a Serbian soldier and a Muslim captive during the Bosnian war, appears to be a near perfect fit.
As the press release reveals, the film's producers, Angelina Jolie, Tim Headington, Graham King and Tim Moore, will receive the honor at the 23rd PGA Awards ceremony on Jan. 21. Previous films to receive this honor include "Hotel Rwanda" and "An Inconvenient Truth."
So how does Jolie feel about all this recognition so early in the game?
The producers explained, "We are extremely honored that the Guild has chosen to recognize our film. We are truly privileged to join the ranks of past recipients and to be associated with the great Stanley Kramer."
Not too shabby for your first time in the director's chair, Angie. Not too shabby, indeed.