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‘Hidden Figures’, ‘Hacksaw Ridge’ & ’13th’ Among Humanitas Prize Winners

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It was a double double win at the Humanitas Prize ceremony today, with Hidden Figures and Hacksaw Ridge taking the top feature film award and Ava DuVernay's 13th and Jim: The James Foley Story sharing top documentary honors. Nate Parker's The Birth of a Nation won in the Sundance Feature Film category. (see full winners list below). "I write for my children," Parker told the crowd while accepting his award today at the Four Seasons. "As I write, I always ask myself, ‘What… Read

How To Watch The Oscars On TV & Online

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It’s almost here. The 89th Academy Awards is set to air Sunday, beginning with red carpet coverage at 7 PM ET/4 PM PT, followed by the awards show at 8:30 PM ET/5:30 PM PT. If you have a cable subscription with a participating provider and are located in Los Angeles, New York City, Chicago, Houston, Philadelphia, San Francisco, Raleigh-Durham, NC or Fresno, CA, live-streaming is available via ABC.com or the ABC app on iOS and Android devices, along with streaming devices… Read

Film Independent & IFC Renew Independent Spirit Awards Deal Through 2020

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Film Independent and IFC have renewed their exclusive agreement for IFC to telecast the annual Film Independent Spirit Awards in the U.S. through 2020. The channel has aired the event since 1994. "IFC is the perfect home for the Film Independent Spirit Awards,” Film Independent president Josh Welsh said. “They're smart, irreverent, funny, and just crazy enough to do a live broadcast from a tent on a beach in February. We're thrilled to be renewing with them and look… Read

Sean Spicer: Donald Trump Will Not be Watching Oscars For “Meryl Streep Moment” On Sunday

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White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer responds to a question from a member of the news media during a news briefing at the James Brady Press Briefing Room at the White House in Washington, DC, USA, 21 February 2017.

During today’s White House press briefing, in among questions about President Donald Trump’s new travel ban, the federal budget, Syria and other issues, White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer was asked whether Trump will be watching the Oscars on Sunday night and how he will react if there is “a Meryl Streep kind of moment.” Noting the rash of anti-Trump speeches that have dominated trophy shows this awards season,  Debra Saunders, of the Las Vegas Review-Journal, asked… Read

Oscar Week 2017 Parties & Events: The List

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UPDATED, Tuesday PM:  This list will be updated and re-posted on a regular basis with more events yet to be announced. Please send any event or party details to [email protected]. Mostly all of the events are by invite-only except for the Oscar Week panels; tickets sold for those at Oscars.org. Wednesday, February 22 Vanity Fair and Barneys New York Dinner Celebrating La La Land Location: Chateau Marmont Details: Vanity Fair, Barneys New York and Lionsgate host an… Read

Costume Designers Guild Awards: ‘La La Land,’ ‘Hidden Figures’ & ‘The Crown’ Among Winners – Complete List

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The 19th annual Costume Designers Guild Awards were handed out tonight at the Beverly Hilton. Oscar noms leader La La Land took home the trophy for Excellence in Contemporary Film, with Hidden Figures earning the Period Film Award and Doctor Strange winning Fantasy Film. The Oscar nominees for Best Costume Design leaned heavily on period pics this year, with Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them facing off against Florence Foster Jenkins, Jackie and Allied, the only… Read

Beware, Oscar Voters: Final Academy Award Ballots Due Today!

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“OMG – the Academy has robo-called me twice, sent two texts and two emails TODAY alone! This is bordering on harassment!” reads a text I received Monday from one Oscar voter who still hadn’t voted and didn’t plan to until sometime today, which happens to be the last day of voting. “Gotta watch more tonight,” was this voter’s response when I asked yesterday afternoon about their timetable to fill out the ballot. It is not uncommon for many hundreds of ballots to come in at… Read

Salman Rushdie Extols The Immigrant’s Struggle Of ‘Lion’: Guest Column

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EXCLUSIVE: On the final day of Oscar voting, the Bombay-born British novelist Salman Rushdie has written for Deadline a guest column on the timeliness and importance of Lion, up for six Oscars this Sunday including Best Picture.   Often, when it's Oscars time, I don't feel as if I have a dog in the fight. There just isn't one particular movie I'm rooting for above all the others, one particular movie I want to see recognized and raised up so that everyone can see… Read

Oscars Security 2017: The Donald Trump Factor

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EXCLUSIVE: Only about 10 days ago, Hollywood Boulevard and the Red Line were shut down due a suspicious suitcase that was placed on an electric rail in the subway below the Hollywood & Highland complex. The police response was immediate, and the busy tourist area was evacuated before the all-clear came about three hours later after the LA County Sheriff’s bomb squad investigated. That happened as security operations were readying for the 89th Academy Awards, which takes… Read

Oscars: Is ‘Moonlight’ Poised To Make History After WGA Original Screenplay Win?

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Well that didn’t settle much! For only the third time since 1984 (some 32 years ago), the Writers Guild and the Oscars are possibly going to have two different winners in the Original and Adapted Screenplay categories, though you can put an asterisk on that statistic since they are both likely to have Moonlight as a shared winner – but in two different writing categories. If I haven’t confused you enough, let me make this even more perplexing. With tonight’s newly minted W… Read

Motion Pictures Sound Editors’ Golden Reel Awards: ‘Hacksaw Ridge,’ ‘Westworld’ Among Winners – Full List

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The winners for the 64th annual Motion Picture Sound Editors' Golden Reel Awards, which recognize achievements in sound editing in feature film, TV, animation and web-based productions, were announced Sunday during a ceremony at the Bonaventure Hotel in Los Angeles. During the opening address, MPSE president Tom McCarthy stated, "The MPSE continues to grow. Our membership now extends around the world. We are building a global network of sound professionals in order to… Read

Make-Up Artists & Hair Stylists Guild Awards: ‘La La Land’, ‘People V. O.J. Simpson’ Among Winners – Full List

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The 2017 Make-Up Artists and Hair Stylists Guild Awards honored the talented professionals who create the looks for Hollywood's most memorable characters and stars of stage, screen, television and, now, the Internet. Winners in the film categories included La La Land, Suicide Squad and Nocturnal Animals, among others. On the TV side, American Horror Story: Roanoke took home three trophies, with The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story, Game of Thrones and Westworld… Read