Deadline’s DGA Awards Live Blog
The big takeaway from tonight’s 68th annual Directors Guild Awards will be sheer clarity in regards to what film might have the best chance of ultimately winning Oscar’s best picture.
Not since 2004 has there been so much division over what title has the best odds for Oscar’s top trophy. Twelve years ago, the Producers Guild went with The Aviator as best picture, the DGA named Clint Eastwood best director for Million Dollar Baby and the Screen Actors Guild awarded Sideways… Read
GOP Debate Live Blog: Return Of The Donald & Do Or Die For Some
After finishing second in Iowa, chastened Donald Trump has returned to the flock for tonight's debate, conceding that his boycott in principle against mean-girl Megyn Kelly and her Fox News boss might not have served him well in that states caucuses.
Tonight's debate should be a yeasty brawl. Trump will accuse Ted Cruz of voter fraud, Jeb Bush of having a Mommy fixation and Marco Rubio of having one canned speech in his repertoire. Meanwhile, Rubio has picked up the… Read
Annie Awards Livestream & Winners List – Updated Live
Refresh for latest… The 43rd annual Annie Awards are being handed out tonight at UCLA’s Royce Hall, and Deadline will be updating the winners list live. ASIFA-Hollywood will present hardware in 36 categories covering film, TV, commercials and video games. You can follow along in a non-animated fashion by checking out the livestream above.
A heads up – things are a bit different this year. For the first time, the top film prize has been split into two categories, with… Read
DGA Award Winners List – Live
The Directors Guild of America is honoring its best tonight at the 68th annual DGA Awards in Los Angeles. Jane Lynch is host for the awards ceremony at the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza. We’ll be updating the winners’ list live, so refresh here for the latest.
Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Comedy Series
Veep, "Election Night" (HBO)
Outstanding Directorial Achievement of a First-Time Feature Film Director
Unit Production… Read
New ‘Gods Of Egypt’ Trailer”: Lionsgate Unleashes Super Bowl Spot A Day Early
You can speculate on what this means, but for whatever reason Lionsgate has opted to release the new trailer for its Swords and Sandals and Magic epic Gods Of Egypt a day early rather than during the Super Bowl – sorry, “the Big Game” – as originally planned. And in accordance with divine instruction, you can watch it here now.
Lionsgate still has that plum 60-second spot purchased during tomorrow’s game, so expect to see a much higher res version on your HD TV tomorrow… Read
Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey Responds To #RIPTwitter, Denies Plans To Alter Timeline: “We Get It”
Depending on your point of view, either just denied a rumor about the future of the service, or it blinked in the face of universally negative reaction. Either way, Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey has this afternoon taken to his personal account to directly address the #RIPTwitter controversy that exploded overnight in response to reports that, beginning next week, the social media powerhouse’s reverse chronological newsfeed would be replaced by a algorithmic feed similar… Read
Paramount Lands ‘Conquest’; Plan To Re-Team ‘The Revenant’s Leonardo DiCaprio And Scribe Mark L. Smith
EXCLUSIVE: Paramount Pictures reeled in a big one last night. In competitive bidding, the studio closed a deal for Conquest, a package for a star vehicle that reunites The Revenant star Leonardo DiCaprio with Mark L. Smith, who scripted The Revenant with director Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu. John Davis is sole producer through his Davis Entertainment banner. I don’t yet have a log line, as this all just happened last night.
This gives Paramount a shot at another picture… Read
‘Sleepy Hollow’ Ratings Return Up, ‘Shark Tank’ Down & ‘Grimm’ Rises
With the Season 4 finale of MasterChef Junior last week, Fox brought back a blast from the relative past last night to fill the 8 PM slot with the return of Sleepy Hollow (0.9/4). Back for the second half of its third season and now moved from Thursday nights, Ichabod Crane and crew picked things up from last year's November 19 midseason seemingly fatal finale with a flashback or two to colonial times and a visit to another dimension.
Ratingswise, the supernatural… Read
‘Kung Fu Panda 3’ Rules Soft Super Bowl Weekend; Auds Give $11M & Thumb Down ‘Caesar’ – Saturday AM Update
4TH UPDATE, 8:55AM Saturday AM: Updated chart As much as distributors would like to blame the Super Bowl for the sluggish weekend, it’s really about the lackluster screen offerings, with two of the three entries — Lionsgate’s The Choice and Screen Gems/Cross Creek’s Pride And Prejudice And Zombies — respectively charting well below their estimates with $5.7M and $5.2M and Universal’s Hail, Caesar! getting lambasted by audiences with a C- CinemaScore and a lowly 66%… Read
Diversity Debate Underscores 2016 NAACP Image Awards As Oscar Snubs Win Big
The 47th annual NAACP Image Awards went right to where the Academy Awards chose not to go, honoring two of this year’s most notorious Oscar snubs with top honors tonight. Creed was the clear winner, taking home wins for best actor (Michael B. Jordan), Best Director (Ryan Coogler), Best Supporting Actress (Phylicia Rashad), and Best Writing. That’s one for every category in which it was nominated. Sweeting the Creed success, Jordan earned the coveted Entertainer Of The… Read
The 2016 NAACP Image Awards Winners: ‘Creed’, ‘Black-Ish’ Clean Up While ‘Compton’ Wins Best Film
Creed was the clear winner tonight at the 47th annual NAACP Image Awards, taking home wins in every category for which it was nominated save one. The Rocky sequel-cum-reboot won for best actor (Michael B. Jordan), Best Director (Ryan Coogler), Best Supporting Actress (Phylicia Rashad), and Best Writing. Sweetening Creed’s string of successes tonight, star Michael B. Jordan was also named Entertainer of the Year. Tonight’s awards were notable especially for taking place in… Read
Pete Hammond’s Notes On The Season: Campaigns Turn Serious In The Race That Is TOO CLOSE TO CALL
A new weekly column talking up the season with dispatches from the awards circuit.
The lunch and dinner circuit that was so prevalent pre-Oscar nominations has now morphed into the awards banquet circuit, still providing lots of great opportunities for contenders to get their face time with voters who attend these affairs night in and night out, usually at the Beverly Hilton or Hyatt Regency Century Plaza hotels. The Producers Guild, Art Directors, American Cinema… Read