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Cinema Audio Society Sets 2018 Awards Date, Timeline

The Cinema Audio Society has the date and timelime for its 2018 CAS Awards. The 54th Annual CAS Awards will be held Saturday, February 24, 2018 at the Omni Los Angeles Hotel at California Plaza. The CAS Awards recognize Outstanding Sound Mixing in film and television as well as Outstanding Products for Production and Post-Production. Last year’s big film and TV winners were La La Land and Game of Thrones, respectively. Recipients for the CAS Career Achievement Award and… Read

Toronto Film Festival: Who’s In And Who’s Out?

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The Toronto Film Festival gets things rolling tomorrow with the announcement of movies for its 2017 fest, and we are hearing that films with such stars as Jake Gyllenhaal, Benedict Cumberbatch, Tom Holland, Kate Winslet, Idris Elba, Andrew Garfield, Frances McDormand, Margot Robbie, Bryan Cranston, Kevin Hart, Woody Harrelson, Nicole Kidman, Liam Neeson and many more are likely to be included. Even as so-called “Oscar bait” movies such as Dunkirk or Detroit are flooding… Read

Los Angeles Area Emmys: KCET Leads Field; Spanish-Language Outlets Close Behind

Former PBS outlet and now-noncommercial indie KCET led the field with 10 wins tonight as the Los Angeles Area Emmys were handed out at the TV Academy’s Saban Media Center in North Hollywood. The 69th annual trophy show saw Spanish-language outlets KVEA and KMEX follow with eight and seven wins, respectively, followed by NBC4 and Spectrum SportsNet, which airs Dodgers games, with five apiece. KMEX came into the night with a leading 23 nominations, with KCET and NBC4 each… Read

Dick Van Dyke To Receive BAFTA’s Britannia Excellence In TV Award

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BAFTA Los Angeles has kicked off the list of recipients for its annual Britannia Awards, announcing today that Dick Van Dyke will be honored with the returning Britannia Award for Excellence in Television at this year’s ceremony October 27 at the Beverly Hilton. The American star of iconic The Dick Van Dyke Show — who has five Emmy Awards, a Tony, a Grammy and a SAG Lifetime Achievement Award — will receive the Britannia honor, which is bestowed on “inspiring individuals… Read

Deadline’s PMC, Hollywood Filmmakers & Sports Teams Back Launch Of National Heroes Day

A group of Hollywood filmmakers, sports teams and Deadline’s parent company Penske Media Corp are among those teaming to support the launch of this country’s first annual National Heroes Day today. The Day is designed as a celebration of every day Americans who perform courageous and selfless acts of heroism. National Heroes Day comes on the 48th anniversary of NASA’s successful Apollo 11 Moonwalk mission, and is inspired by the heroism of those who sacrificed and risked… Read

American Cinematheque To Honor Imax At Awards Gala

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The American Cinematheque will honor Imax with the 2017 Sid Grauman Award, part of its 31st annual awards gala that will see Amy Adams honored with the American Cinematheque Award. The ceremony is set for Friday, November 10 at the Beverly Hilton. The award will be presented to Imax CEO Richard Gelfond and CEO Greg Foster. Jeffrey Katzenberg was the first recipient of the honor in 2015, with the award established to honor significant contributions to the Hollywood film… Read

‘Saturday Night Live’s Female Cast Members Seize The Day At Emmy Noms

If Tina Fey, Amy Poehler and Kristen Wiig carved out serious mainstream space for the modern female comic, then Kate McKinnon is making the most of that relatively new arena. If Saturday Night Live is having a renaissance of buzziness in Donald Trump’s America, the NBC late-night show’s female actors seized the day on Emmy noms morning. Of the show’s 22 Emmy noms – the most of any any program in this year’s crop of contenders – nine are for acting. And five of those are… Read

‘Stranger Things’ Star David Harbour On Darker Hopper In Magic But Different Season 2

David Harbour, who today earned his first Emmy nomination for Stranger Things, was tasked on the series with the challenge of ascending to the position of a leading man — or at least, of a supporting actor who leaves an indelible mark on an acclaimed series with an all-around solid ensemble. "I was so in love with the project and the script that I was quite intimidated going in,” he said. “It was something I'd never been asked to do, to really be the male protagonist of… Read

Nicole Kidman, Reese Witherspoon & Alexander Skarsgard Talk ‘Big Little Lies’ Season 2 & Who Is Behind Those Binoculars

Much like we learned over the spring, season 2 of HBO’s Big Little Lies is still in the very early stages of development. Reese Witherspoon told Deadline today, “We had initial conversations with (author) Liane Moriarty and she’s thinking about it, it’s up to her.” “She is writing ideas and we’re hopeful,” said Nicole Kidman, “The characters are all so strong and to just leave them would be sad.” Today, Big Little Lies, racked up 16 Emmy nominations including best limited… Read

‘Homeland’ EP/Director Lesli Linka Glatter On Whether Fake News-Themed Season 6 Went Too Far

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Lesli Linka Glatter is a rare female director to consistently land drama directing Emmy nominations in a male-dominated field where no woman has won in 23 years. The Homeland executive producer and director, who earned her seventh nomination Thursday for the Showtime staple, touched on the mid-season shift that occurred following the election of President Donald Trump, and the resonance the thriller holds for today's viewer. "There was a shift in the middle of the season… Read

Liev Schreiber Teases “Roller Coaster” Season 5 Of ‘Ray Donovan’ After Emmy Nom

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Liev Schreiber today picked up his third Emmy nomination for Lead Actor in a Drama series for Showtime’s Ray Donovan, ahead of the debut of its fifth season, which Schreiber calls “really intense” — which definitely is saying something. “It’s probably the toughest season I’ve ever shot,” said Schreiber, who also earned an Outstanding Narrator nom this morning for HBO’s documentary Muhammad Ali: Only One. Without giving away too much, Schreiber hinted that the upcoming… Read

‘Stranger Things’ Creators Tease “Bigger” Second Season, Talk Doing Show About “Good People”

Befitting the unexpected blockbuster launch of Stranger Things last year, the series from twin brothers Matt and Ross Duffer pulled 18 Emmy nominations this morning, including nominations for Directing, Writing and Outstanding Drama Series. Even with the TV Academy love today, the brothers still don't know exactly what it was that launched their series into the stratosphere. "I don't think anyone really was expecting it. I think everyone involved with it was very… Read