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Director Julie Taymor Gets ‘Mr. Abbott’ Nod From Directors & Choreographers

Director Julie Taymor, credited with some of the most storied stage productions of our time, will receive the 2018 “Mr. Abbott” Award. The prize, which is the top laurel from the Stage Directors and Choreographers Foundation, the not-for-profit foundation of Stage Directors and Choreographers Society, honors “outstanding artistry and creativity over the course of her career.” The award is named for the late legendary writer, director, producer and centurion – OK… Read

‘Get Out’ Tops IFP Gotham Awards Nominations; ‘Mudbound’ Voted Special Jury Award

Get Out

Blumhouse/Universal’s feature Get Out from filmmaker Jordan Peele fired up awards season this morning with its first set of nominations at the 27th annual IFP Gotham Awards. The $4.5 million-budgeted movie that made its debut at the Sundance Film Festival as a secret screening received four nominations — more than any other indie title — including best feature, best screenplay by Peele, breakthrough director for Peele and best actor Daniel Kaluuya. To date, Get Out has… Read

Deadline’s The Contenders At Capacity; Long Waiting List For Award Season Kickoff Event

It only took one day for The Contenders to put up the "no room at the inn" sign. Deadline’s seventh annual daylong event, which kicks off the movie awards season on November 4, will feature such stars and filmmakers as Jennifer Lawrence, Jessica Chastain, Chadwick Boseman, James Franco, Greta Gerwig, Gary Oldman, Jordan Peele, Denzel Washington, Ethan Hawke, Andy Serkis, Andrew Garfield, Margot Robbie, Allison Janney, Richard Linklater, Mary J. Blige, Saoirse Ronan, John… Read

‘Chasing Titles Vol. 1’: Brian Austin Green Plays A Father On The Brink In Drug-Crime Drama – Awardsline Screening Series

Beverly Hills 90210 and Desperate Housewives actor Brian Austin Green tackles his most gritty film role yet as a suburban father-drug dealer on the edge in filmmaker Ryan Egypt’s short Chasing Titles Vol. 1 The crime drama short, which is being submitted for the Oscar’s live action shorts category, is a prequel to a larger feature that Egypt is building. Shot in Palm Beach, Florida, Green play Joe, an express mail delivery truck driver who uses his daytime job to drop… Read

Diana Ross To Receive American Music Award For Lifetime Achievement

Diana Ross will receive the American Music Award for Lifetime Achievement during the awards broadcast on ABC next month. The honor was announced by Dick Clark Productions and ABC today. Ross is a seven-time AMA winner, and hosted the show in 1986 and 1987. The live broadcast from the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles is set for Sunday, November 19, at 8 pm ET on ABC. The former Supreme is expected to perform during the broadcast. "I have endless memories of all the years… Read

George Saunders’ ‘Lincoln In The Bardo’ Wins 2017 Man Booker Prize

Lincoln in the Bardo, George Saunders’ riveting novel of American history, cemetery ghosts and and lives cut tragically short, has won the prestigious 2017 Man Booker Prize for Fiction. 'The form and style of this utterly original novel, reveals a witty, intelligent, and deeply moving narrative,” said Baroness Lola Young, chair of the judges. “This tale of the haunting and haunted souls in the afterlife of Abraham Lincoln's young son paradoxically creates a vivid and… Read

IDA Awards To Honor Marcel Mettelsiefen’s ‘Watani: My Homeland’

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The International Documentary Association has announced the initial round of nominees for the 2017 IDA Documentary Awards. The 33rd annual event will take place December 9 at the Paramount Theatre in Los Angeles. The IDA will honor director Marcel Mettelsiefen's Watani: My Homeland with the Pare Lorentz Award, which recognizes work that demonstrates exemplary filmmaking while focusing on the appropriate use of the natural environment, justice for all and the illumination… Read

NBCUniversal Short Film Festival Finale Will Celebrate Diversity

The 12th annual NBCUniversal Short Film Festival has announced comedian-actor Kym Whitley as host of its finale, with This Is Us actor Chris Sullivan and members of the Pitch Perfect 3 cast slated as presenters. The finale screening and awards will take place October 18 at the Directors Guild of America in Hollywood. The festival celebrates diverse stories while finding the next generation of storytellers. Admission to the screening and awards is free and open to the… Read

‘Mudbound’, Pixar’s ‘Coco’ To Be Honored At Hollywood Film Awards

The 21st annual Hollywood Film Awards will honor the Dee Rees-directed Mudbound and Pixar’s Coco at this year’s ceremony which takes place on November 5 at the Beverly Hilton. James Corden is set to host the event for the third consecutive year. Dick clark productions announced today that the Netflix period drama Mudbound will receive the “Hollywood Breakout Ensemble Award” while the animated feature Coco will be honored with the “Hollywood Animation Award.” Based on the… Read

Television Academy To Discuss Harvey Weinstein At Thursday Board Meeting, Calls Alleged Behavior “Abhorrent”

Harvey Weinstein

EXCLUSIVE:  Now that Oscar has kicked him out, is Emmy also about to weigh in on the Harvey Weinstein saga? A Television Academy spokesman confirms the subject has been a topic of conversation this week at the organization and that they will be addressing it at this week’s upcoming board meeting. “Our view has been this alleged behavior is abhorrent and appalling. We expect this to be discussed at our Board Of Governors meeting this Thursday evening,”  said the… Read

Hollywood Celebrates Harvey Weinstein Academy Expulsion With Online Glee

Refresh for updates The decision today to expel producer Harvey Weinstein from the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences was celebrated by many in Hollywood. After an emergency meeting by the board of governors, a statement was issued that said the era of “willful ignorance” was over and that conduct like that alleged about Weinstein has “no place in our society.” Even though he has been expelled from the Academy, Rose McGowan continues to speak out against… Read

Movie Academy Votes To Expel Harvey Weinstein: Complicity “In Our Industry Is Over”

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The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has voted to expel disgraced film mogul Harvey Weinstein. The decision, virtually unprecedented and ferociously worded, was made in a special emergency meeting today. “The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Board of Governors met today to discuss the allegations against Harvey Weinstein, and has voted well in excess of the required two-thirds majority to immediately expel him from the Academy,” AMPAS said in a… Read