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’
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”
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”
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
Kate Winslet Soars In Woody Allen’s NYFF Closing Film ‘Wonder Wheel’, Joins Crowded Best Actress Oscar Race
Count Kate Winslet in as an Oscar contender as once again Woody Allen delivers the goods for his Wonder Wheel leading actress.
The Amazon Studios film (the first they are solely distributing themselves) closes the New York Film Festival tonight and it is the obvious choice as the 50’s set drama takes place in Coney Island. In advance of its gala NYFF screening Saturday night the film was unveiled for press this morning in both New York City and Los Angeles. Winslet plays… Read
The Contenders: Deadline’s 7th Annual Movie Event Set For November 4 With Record Turnout Expected
Invitations are in the mail (actually the email) to AMPAS and top guild members for Deadline’s seventh annual The Contenders event for the movie awards season. It’s set for all day Saturday, November 4, at the DGA Theater.
A record 19 studios and distributors are participating this year, with 35 films featured in clips and onstage discussions with actors, directors, producers, writers and others who are part of the filmmaking process. It’s essentially one-stop shopping… Read