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‘La La Land’ & ‘Hidden Figures’ Among Artios Award Winners

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The Casting Society of America gathered tonight to honor casting in film, TV and theater at the 32nd annual Artios Awards. The conventional wisdom of the 2017 Oscars is undisturbed as the year’s award-season regulars all took home wins in their respective categories. Damien Chazelle’s modern musical La La Land won for the award for Feature Big Budget – Comedy, another feather in the nearly universally acclaimed film’s cap. But La La‘s closest competition didn’t go home… Read

What’s Your Gut: Are The Oscars Headed For A “Hollywood Ending”?

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Back in 2000, we self-appointed geniuses at Inside.com built an elaborate statistical tracker for Oscar contenders. We measured factors large and small — hair color, past awards record, relatives in the business, daily publicity breaks, whatever. Then we turned the crank once a day, and assigned a numerical score to the pictures, actors and filmmakers. On the advice of Michael Hirschorn, one of Inside's founders, we ran the point system all the way out to the first… Read

Susannah Grant To Receive WGA West’s Paul Selvin Award For ‘Confirmation’ Script

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Susannah Grant is set to receive the WGA West’s 2017 Paul Selvin Award for her Emmy-nominated Confirmation script. The award named for the guild’s late longtime general counsel is being presented for a work that "best embodies the spirit of constitutional rights and civil liberties that are indispensable to the survival of free writers everywhere." An Oscar nominee for her original screenplay for Erin Brockovich, Grant’s writing credits also include The 5th Wave, The Soloi… Read

People’s Choice Awards: Ellen DeGeneres, Justin Timberlake, ‘Big Bang Theory’ & More

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Tonight during the People’s Choice Awards, Ellen DeGeneres took home three awards and in the process became this most-awarded person in PCA history with a career total of 20. Tonight, she won for "Favorite Daytime TV Host," "Favorite Animated Movie Voice" and "Favorite Comedic Collaboration." Her Pixar pic Finding Dory also won for “Favorite Movie”. Tonight’s awards, broadcast live on CBS and hosted by Joel McHale, took place at the Microsoft Theater from 9:00 PM-11:00… Read

NBC Boss Would Love For Jimmy Fallon To Return As Golden Globes Host

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Numbers don’t lie. While critics’ reviews were mixed, ratings for the Golden Globes ceremony hosted by The Tonight Show host Jimmy Fallon were up year-to-year, averaging a 5.6 rating in adults 18-49 and 20.0 million viewers in Live+same day. “I give Jimmy credit for raising the ratings this year and broadening the ratings: 60+ and teens and kids went up, and the 18-49 demo was strong,” NBC chairman Bob Greenblatt told Deadline at TCA. There is no deal in place for Fallon… Read

Oscars: Deadline’s Pete Hammond & Gold Derby’s Tom O’Neil Predict Final Best Picture Nominees In Latest Smackdown (Watch)

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With Oscar nominations just a few days away (Tuesday at 5:18 AM, to be exact), Gold Derby’s Tom O’Neil and I go at it again, trying to determine exactly how it will all fall into place in the hotly contested Best Picture race this year. Is La La Land invincible, or can crowd favorites Hidden Figures and Lion ride a last-minute surge and steal the momentum? Will critics’ love for Moonlight and Manchester by the Sea become a major factor outside the acting and writing… Read

Casey Affleck, Keegan-Michael Key And Nicole Kidman Join Presenters For PGA Awards

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Casey Affleck, Kathryn Bigelow, Common, Robert DeNiro, Taraji P. Henson, Hugh Jackman, Al Jean, Keegan-Michael Key, Nicole Kidman, Rami Malek, Janelle Monae, Thandie Newton, Ryan Reynolds, Martin Scorsese, Octavia Spencer and Kerry Washington have signed on as presenters for the 28th Annual Producers Guild of America Awards on January 28 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Los Angeles. Previously announced special honors will be presented to Tom Rothman (Milestone Award)… Read

ICG Publicists Announce 2017 Nominees

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The International Cinematographers Guild has announced the nominees for the 54th Annual ICG Publicists Awards. Winners will be revealed at the awards luncheon on Friday, February 24 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel. It was previously announced that Denzel Washington will receive the Motion Picture Showman of the Year award, Ryan Murphy, the Television Showman of the Year awards, DreamWorks New Media Chairman Jeffrey Katzenberg with the Lifetime Achievement Award and BWR… Read

Cinema Editors To Honor Thelma Schoonmaker & Janet Ashikaga

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The American Cinema Editors have selected Oscar winner Thelma Schoonmaker and Emmy winner Janet Ashikaga to receive the group’s Career Achievement awards during the 67th annual ACE Eddie Awards this month. Schoonmaker, a collaborator with Martin Scorsese since their first film together in 1967, has seven Oscar nominations and won for Raging Bull, The Aviator and The Departed. They most recently teamed on Silence, Scorsese’s passion project. Ashikaga’s credits among her 10… Read

Jane Fonda & Dolly Parton To Present Lily Tomlin With SAG Life Achievement Award

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It will be a 9 to 5 reunion onstage later this month at the Screen Actors Guild Awards. Jane Fonda and Dolly Parton will present Lily Tomlin with the SAG Life Achievement Award, an honor announced late last year, at the 23rd Annual SAG Awards on January 29. Tomlin will accept the award from her two long-time friends and co-conspirators in the 1980 feminist revenge comedy hit 9 to 5. Tomlin, who stars with Fonda in Netflix’s Grace and Frankie also is nominated for a 2017… Read

Palm Springs Film Festival Names ‘Toni Erdmann’ Best Foreign Film

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Updated below with audience award winners. Toni Erdmann was named Best Foreign Film at the 28th Annual Palm Springs International Film Festival. The prize was one of the juried award winners revealed at a luncheon today, with narrative feature and documentary to be announced tomorrow. Gael García Bernal took the Best Actor in a foreign language film for Neruda, and Isabelle Huppert took Best Actress, foreign film, for Elle. Today’s awards were named by a special jury of… Read

Academy’s Dawn Oscar Nominations Drill Goes Digital: No More Media In The Goldwyn Theater

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The media and publicists won’t be shivering at dawn at the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences headquarters when Oscar nominations are announced January 24. Instead, the Academy announced it will go straight to digital platforms and a satellite broadcast feed, bypassing reporters who traditionally gathered in its Goldwyn Theater for announcements in the early-morning hours, the group said Friday. In a further change, past Oscar nominees, in pre-recorded videos… Read