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Sean Spicer: Donald Trump Will Not be Watching Oscars For “Meryl Streep Moment” On Sunday

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Sean Spicer
White House news briefing, Washington, USA - 21 Feb 2017
White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer responds to a question from a member of the news media during a news briefing at the James Brady Press Briefing Room at the White House in Washington, DC, USA, 21 February 2017.

During today’s White House press briefing, in among questions about President Donald Trump’s new travel ban, the federal budget, Syria and other issues, White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer was asked whether Trump will be watching the Oscars on Sunday night and how he will react if there is “a Meryl Streep kind of moment.” Noting the rash of anti-Trump speeches that have dominated trophy shows this awards season, syndicated columnist Debra Saunders asked Spicer, “Why… Read

Oscar Week 2017 Parties & Events: The List

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UPDATED, Tuesday PM:  This list will be updated and re-posted on a regular basis with more events yet to be announced. Please send any event or party details to [email protected]. Mostly all of the events are by invite-only except for the Oscar Week panels; tickets sold for those at Oscars.org. Wednesday, February 22 Vanity Fair and Barneys New York Dinner Celebrating La La Land Location: Chateau Marmont Details: Vanity Fair, Barneys New York and Lionsgate host an… Read

Costume Designers Guild Awards: ‘La La Land,’ ‘Hidden Figures’ & ‘The Crown’ Among Winners – Complete List

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The 19th annual Costume Designers Guild Awards were handed out tonight at the Beverly Hilton. Oscar noms leader La La Land took home the trophy for Excellence in Contemporary Film, with Hidden Figures earning the Period Film Award and Doctor Strange winning Fantasy Film. The Oscar nominees for Best Costume Design leaned heavily on period pics this year, with Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them facing off against Florence Foster Jenkins, Jackie and Allied, the only… Read

Beware, Oscar Voters: Final Academy Award Ballots Due Today!

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“OMG – the Academy has robo-called me twice, sent two texts and two emails TODAY alone! This is bordering on harassment!” reads a text I received Monday from one Oscar voter who still hadn’t voted and didn’t plan to until sometime today, which happens to be the last day of voting. “Gotta watch more tonight,” was this voter’s response when I asked yesterday afternoon about their timetable to fill out the ballot. It is not uncommon for many hundreds of ballots to come in at… Read

Salman Rushdie Extols The Immigrant’s Struggle Of ‘Lion’: Guest Column

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EXCLUSIVE: On the final day of Oscar voting, the Bombay-born British novelist Salman Rushdie has written for Deadline a guest column on the timeliness and importance of Lion, up for six Oscars this Sunday including Best Picture.   Often, when it's Oscars time, I don't feel as if I have a dog in the fight. There just isn't one particular movie I'm rooting for above all the others, one particular movie I want to see recognized and raised up so that everyone can see… Read

Oscars Security 2017: The Donald Trump Factor

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EXCLUSIVE: Only about 10 days ago, Hollywood Boulevard and the Red Line were shut down due a suspicious suitcase that was placed on an electric rail in the subway below the Hollywood & Highland complex. The police response was immediate, and the busy tourist area was evacuated before the all-clear came about three hours later after the LA County Sheriff’s bomb squad investigated. That happened as security operations were readying for the 89th Academy Awards, which takes… Read

Oscars: Is ‘Moonlight’ Poised To Make History After WGA Original Screenplay Win?

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Well that didn’t settle much! For only the third time since 1984 (some 32 years ago), the Writers Guild and the Oscars are possibly going to have two different winners in the Original and Adapted Screenplay categories, though you can put an asterisk on that statistic since they are both likely to have Moonlight as a shared winner – but in two different writing categories. If I haven’t confused you enough, let me make this even more perplexing. With tonight’s newly minted W… Read

Motion Pictures Sound Editors’ Golden Reel Awards: ‘Hacksaw Ridge,’ ‘Westworld’ Among Winners – Full List

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The winners for the 64th annual Motion Picture Sound Editors' Golden Reel Awards, which recognize achievements in sound editing in feature film, TV, animation and web-based productions, were announced Sunday during a ceremony at the Bonaventure Hotel in Los Angeles. During the opening address, MPSE president Tom McCarthy stated, "The MPSE continues to grow. Our membership now extends around the world. We are building a global network of sound professionals in order to… Read

Make-Up Artists & Hair Stylists Guild Awards: ‘La La Land’, ‘People V. O.J. Simpson’ Among Winners – Full List

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The 2017 Make-Up Artists and Hair Stylists Guild Awards honored the talented professionals who create the looks for Hollywood's most memorable characters and stars of stage, screen, television and, now, the Internet. Winners in the film categories included La La Land, Suicide Squad and Nocturnal Animals, among others. On the TV side, American Horror Story: Roanoke took home three trophies, with The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story, Game of Thrones and Westworld… Read

John Waters Strikes A Blow For The Not-Normal – And For The Union: WGA Awards

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John Waters - Ian McLellan Hunter Award for Career Achievement
Writers Guild Awards, Show, The Edison Ballroom, New York, USA - 19 Feb 2017

Producer-director David Simon paid homage at the WGA Awards tonight to John Waters, his fellow proud son of Baltimore who received the Career Achievement In Writing Award from the Writers Guild of America. Calling Waters at heart and essentially a writer, Simon said that "he is the great modern master of self-effacement and self-parody. The late-1970s was so long ago that we forget where we were on the continuum of [free expression],” he added, recalling Waters hounding… Read

WGA Awards: ‘Moonlight’ & ‘Arrival’ Win Top Film Prizes; FX’s ‘Atlanta’ & ‘The Americans’ Lead TV – Complete Winners List

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Moonlight’s Barry Jenkins and Arrival’s Eric Heisserer were the big film winners tonight at the 69th annual WGA Awards tonight, which were handed out at dual ceremonies in New York and Los Angeles. On the TV side, FX swept the top categories with Atlanta — from writers Donald Glover, Stephen Glover, Stefani Robinson and Paul Simms — winning for Comedy Series and New Series, The Americans for Drama Series and The People v O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story for Long Form… Read

Oliver Stone’s Critique Of America: It’s Not Just Donald Trump, “But A System” – WGA Awards

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Writers Guild Awards, Show, Los Angeles, USA - 19 Feb 2017

In presenting Oliver Stone with the WGA West’s Laurel Award tonight, Salvador actor James Woods said, “Oliver had the temerity to ask me once, ‘Do you think I should just retire?’ I said, ‘Are you f*cking kidding me? Trump just got elected. You can go forever now.’" Rather than verbally punch the current Commander in Chief, which was the vogue of tonight’s WGA Awards ceremonies in New York and Los Angeles, Stone’s message in his acceptance speech was not unlike the one he… Read