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Oscar Academy Keeping PwC Despite Envelope Snafu

Jordan Horwitz, Warren Beatty, Jimmy Kimmel Oscar

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has decided to retain its longtime accounting firm PricewaterhouseCoopers, with the decision reached during a board of governors meeting last night. That had been the way the wind was blowing despite the historically epic fail at the end of last month’s Oscars, when the content of the wrong envelope was read to announce the marquee Best Picture winner. Word of the decision went to Academy members in a memorandum from Cheryl… Read

Golden Globes Timetable: Nominations Set For December 11

Golden Globe Winners List

The Hollywood Foreign Press Association has released the timetable for the 75th Annual Golden Globe Awards. Nominations will be announced at 5 AM/PST/8 AM/EST on Monday, December 11. As previously announced the ceremony will air live coast-to-coast on Sunday, January 7, 2018 on NBC. With Jimmy Fallon as host, this year’s Golden Globes telecast averaged 20.0 million viewers and a 5.6 rating (+2%) in adults 18-49, up 8% vs the prior year, making it the second most-watched… Read

Paramount, Disney & STX Show Exhibitors Exactly What They Came To See With Help From Clooney, Damon And The Rock (Again!) – CinemaCon

Julianne Moore, Matt Damon and George Clooney

CinemaCon came into full swing Tuesday with presentations from STX in the morning, Paramount in the afternoon, and Disney (including a screening of Pirates Of The Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales) in the evening followed by an elaborate pirate-themed party. In between, STX again threw a lunch at Mr. Chow’s for exhibitors that had them lining up to take selfies with a very patient and cooperative Jessica Chastain, who is here in Las Vegas not only talking up Molly’s Game… Read

‘Planet Earth II’, ‘The Crown’, ‘Night Manager’ Lead BAFTA TV Craft Award Nominations – Full List

The British Academy of Film and Television Arts unveiled the nominations for its BAFTA TV Craft Awards this morning in London with the BBC’s landmark natural history series Planet Earth II scoring a lead nine mentions. Netflix also broke out today with its epic period drama The Crown tallying up seven (a first for the streaming service), while the BBC’s John Le Carré adaptation The Night Manager spied six. The Craft Awards are honoring behind-the-scenes talent across… Read

Tom Rothman Takes A Shot At Netflix As He Reveals The “New Sony”; Plus ‘Spider-Man’ Interview – CinemaCon

Perhaps the biggest CinemaCon gathering yet in the seven years the reinvented ShoWest has been coming to Las Vegas kicked off tonight at the gigantic Caesars Palace Colosseum Theatre, where the nation’s theatrical exhibition community will gather over the next four days to see what’s in store for their theaters this summer and beyond. Clearly, what this crowd wants to see is big and familiar. Sony Pictures Chairman Tom Rothman delivered on that as he promised the… Read

Patricia Arquette To Be Honored At The 2017 GLAAD Media Awards, Will Pay Tribute To Sister Alexis Arquette

EXCLUSIVE: Patricia Arquette will be honored with the Vanguard Award at the 28th annual GLAAD Media Awards, set to take place April 1 at the Beverly Hilton. The actress, an outspoken LGBTQ and environmental advocate, will pay tribute to late sister Alexis Arquette. Patricia Arquette, who won the Best Supporting Actress Oscar in 2014, recently spoke out against the Academy for omitting Alexis from this year's In Memoriam tribute. Arquette joins the list of recipients… Read

James Corden On The Game He’d Like To Have President Donald Trump Play — PaleyFest

The Late Late Show host James Corden was at PaleyFest with EPs Ben Winston and Rob Crabbe tonight to discuss his mission with the series in a panel moderated by The West Wing thesp Bradley Whitford. Little known outside the UK prior to his Late Late Show debut in 2015, Corden won two Emmys in 2016, quickly establishing himself as a pop culture phenomenon and late-night staple. Credit his creative and innovative segments and easy rapport with celebrity guests. While… Read

2017 Daytime Emmy Nominations: CBS Leads Networks With 70 Noms, ‘Young & Restless’ Tops With 25

The usual gang of suspects in daytime drama and the morning show line-ups are well-represented in this year’s Daytime Emmy Awards nominations. The Young and the Restless, The Bold and the Beautiful, Days of Our Lives and General Hospital are in the running for the Outstanding Drama Series, pretty much accounting for today’s entire soap universe, while CBS, ABC and NBC are up for Outstanding Morning Show with, respectively, CBS Sunday Morning and CBS This Morning, Good Morn… Read

At Hollywood’s Film Academy, Debt Is Up, Revenue Down & Awards Income About Even

Assets of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences surged in the fiscal year ended June 30, 2016, to $884.1 million from $549.1 million the year before, according to an annual report posted Tuesday on the group's website. But liabilities also rose, to $392.4 million from $101.2 million in 2015, as the Academy became a heavy borrower in its quest to build a much-delayed movie museum. In all, debt jumped to $354.4 million from just $61.6 million the year before, as a… Read

SXSW Audiences Give Top Honors To ‘Light Of The Moon’, ‘Baby Driver’, ‘Dealt’

The Light of the Moon, Dealt and Baby Driver were among the audience favorites of this year’s South by Southwest festival. Top audience award winners in each fest section – narratives, documentaries, among others – have just been announced. The winners were selected from fest screenings of 130 features and 128 shorts, and follow the previously announced 2017 festival jury awards, which included Grand Jury Winners Most Beautiful Island for Narrative Feature and The Work… Read

Deadline To Launch 2nd The Contenders Emmys On April 9 With Record 25 Networks & Studios

One day, 25 networks and studios, 50 shows. For a second consecutive year, Deadline is proud to present The Contenders Emmys, an all-day event on Sunday, April 9 to celebrate the launch of the Emmy awards season (Deadline produces Contenders exclusively; it is not affiliated with the Television Academy). No sooner has one major kudos season ended than another begins, and Deadline is starting out with a bang featuring stars, writers, directors, showrunners and key creative… Read

Ready For Awards Season? National Board Of Review Sets Gala Date, With Willie Geist Back As Host

Willie Geist Today

The National Board of Review will announce its 2017 award winners on November 28, with its annual awards gala set for Thursday, January 4, 2018. NBC’s Willie Geist will return as host of the gala for the fourth consecutive year. NBR awards, considered by many an early Oscar prognosticators, most recently went to such eventual big awards winners and contenders as Manchester By The Sea, Moonlight, O.J. Made In America and The Salesman. "The NBR is thrilled to welcome the… Read