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Telluride: Weinstein Company Jumps Back Into Oscar Game With Strong ‘Imitation Game’ Screening

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On a day chock full of World Premieres here in Telluride , The Weinstein Company which has used this festival for North American launches of The King's Speech  and The Artist  and saw both go on to win Best Picture Oscars,  just might be on to another major Best Picture contender after its first public screening of the Alan Turing biopic, The Imitation Game. Of course it is easy this time of year to go into  just about every film that hits the Fall Festival circuit as a… Read

Telluride: ‘Wild’ World Premiere Brings Tears And Oscar Talk For Reese Witherspoon

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The Telluride Film Festival  got started with a bang this afternoon — with a special Patrons screening in front of Friday night's official launch — as Fox Searchlight's December release Wild  had its World Premiere and first-ever public screening. The best-selling nonfiction book by Cheryl Strayed about her hike across the 1,100 miles of the Pacific Crest Trail has been turned into a beautifully crafted cinematic journey by director Jean-Marc Vallee (Dallas Buyers Club). R… Read

Oscars: Season’s First Academy Award Winners A Worthy Group Who Represent Moviemaking At Its Best

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For the first two or three years of the now six-year-old Governors Awards, I regularly wrote a column “suggesting” who I considered to be a deserving choice for Honorary Oscars, people who have been overlooked in their fields over the years. Related: Big Names, Deserving Recipients For 2013 Governors Awards On every one of those lists, three names would appear: Angela Lansbury, Maureen O'Hara and screenwriter Jean-Claude Carriere. Last year, thankfully, the Academy… Read

Academy Unveils 2014 Governors Awards: Harry Belafonte, Jean-Claude Carrière, Hayao Miyazaki, Maureen O’Hara

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Harry Belafonte will receive the Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award and Jean-Claude Carrière, Hayao Miyazaki and Maureen O'Hara will receive Honorary Awards at the Academy's 6th Annual Governors Awards November 8 at the Ray Dolby Ballroom at Hollywood & Highland. The Academy's Board of Governors did not award the Irving G. Thalberg Memorial Award, which is given out periodically. The last recipient was Francis Ford Coppola in 2010. Deadline's Pete Hammond will give his take… Read

Oscar Contenders In Lineup As Telluride Film Festival Announces Schedule

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The 41st Telluride Film Festival, which has become a harbinger of heavyweight Oscar contenders over the past few years, has announced its schedule for the fest – which opens Friday and runs through Labor Day — just as a charter planeload of industry festgoers departs LAX. Despite a well-publicized battle with the upcoming Toronto Film Festival over Oscar-buzzed movies, Telluride honchos Tom Luddy, Gary Meyer and Julie Huntsinger have some pretty impressive contenders in… Read

Grace Helbig, Hannah Hart To Host 4th Streamy Awards

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Breakout YouTube comedians Grace Helbig and Hannah Hart will host the 4th annual Streamy Awards on Sept. 7. The awards, produced by dick clark productions and Tubefilter, also announced finalists for two fan-voted “audience choice” categories. entertainer of the year and show of the year. The awards will handed out in 14 categories at the Beverly Hilton. Winners of about two-dozen other categories will be announced in a Sept. 4 reception at the YouTube Space L.A. Helbig… Read

OSCARS: ‘Snowpiercer’ Becomes First DVD Screener Sent To Academy Voters

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Emmy season ended just last night, and now the six-month-long Oscar season begins in earnest this week with the Fall festival trifecta of Venice, Telluride and then next week, Toronto. And tonight the motion picture Academy's Board Of Governors will be voting on recipients of this year's Governors Awards Honorary Oscars which will be handed out on November 8th. And the Emmy body may still be warm but Oscar campaigners seem to be jumping into the fray even earlier than… Read

EMMYS: The Categories They Forgot

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This year's Emmy Awards broadcast was a weird tedious highly entertaining practically unwatchable terrific mildly amusing boring repulsive celebration of the best of TV, hosted by yet another white guy who did a terrific job lacking passion or personality - we're consolidating all of this morning's headlines because we know you're very busy,  and you're welcome. But here are a few categories they forgot to hand out last night: Best Minimization Of Emmys Promotional… Read

UPDATE: Seth Meyers Delivers Second-Highest Emmy Ratings In Eight Years — 15.6 Million Viewers

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UPDATE, 10:10 AM: Despite airing on a Monday — and in August and right before the Labor Day weekend — the 66th Primetime Emmy Awards bagged an average of 15.6 million viewers, the second-biggest overall crowd for the franchise in eight years. It was behind only last year's 17.8 million, which had benefited from a Sunday scheduling, a September airdate, and a high-rated NFL lead-in. On the other hand,  that CBS Emmycast had to compete against a highly rated NBC Sunday… Read

EMMYS: Seth Meyers Adds Comedic Spark To Emmy Show’s Deja Vu

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I am not going to rehash all the Emmy Awards analysis and reporting already done on this site earlier tonight. It is what it is and opinions are what they are. And on at least one other trade site they are calling for a complete overhaul of the Emmy process but I don't think even that would make these awards any easier to predict than they are now. The truth is obvious to anyone who has ever been around this game long enough: Emmys are not predictable and those who say… Read

Emmys Analysis: ‘Breaking Bad’ & ‘Modern Family’ March Into History Books As Repeat Series Winners Dominate

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Breaking Bad has long been mentioned alongside HBO's The Sopranos as two of the best drama series ever. The dark AMC drama received a major validation tonight with a big sendoff, earning five Emmy Awards, including best drama series. It became only the second drama to win the top prize for its final season, joining Sopranos. And Breaking Bad did it in an emphatic way — sweeping the top categories, including best actor Bryan Cranston, and best supporting actors Aaron Paul… Read

EMMYS: Winners By Network (Chart)

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It was a three-way tie for most Primetime Emmys by network, with FX, AMC and CBS all grabbing five on the night, putting some modest space between Seth Meyer's opening monologue joke about a broadcast show hosting a program that gave all its awards to cablers. Here's the breakdown by network: FX…5 AMC…5 CBS…5 ABC…3 PBS…3 HBO…3 Comedy Central…1 Related: 2014 Creative Arts Emmy Analysis: No Big Frontrunner Emerges As Category Splits Help First-Time Winners And here's the… Read

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