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Bill Pullman Says He’s “Coming Of Age” With ‘The Ballad Of Lefty Brown’ – SXSW

Veteran actor Bill Pullman is having a big weekend at the annual South By Southwest festival in Austin, Texas. Not only is he winning rave notices for his starring turn in the western  The Ballad Of Lefty Brown which had its World Premiere last night (“Bill Pullman is riding tall, ranks with career best,” said Variety), but he also has a supporting role in the hunting drama Walking Out, a Sundance premiere also screening at SXSW today and the rest of the week. Last week… Read

Kids’ Choice Awards: ‘Fuller House,’ ‘Ghostbusters’ & More Win Orange Blimps – Complete Winners List

Orange blimps were handed out tonight at the 2017 Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Awards in Los Angeles. The ceremony hosted by John Cena, saw a slew of teens, popstars and superheroes taking the stage to present categories, share new trailers, perform, and take home awards. Voted on by kids, this year's awards show includes nine new categories, including Most Wanted Pet, Favorite Frenemies and #squad. The top prize of the night went to Nickelodeon’s Henry Danger, which was… Read

Kids’ Choice Awards: Cast Of ‘Henry Danger’ Pulls An Oscar Best Picture Snafu, Names ‘Moonlight’ Winner

Kids Choice Awards

The Oscar’s Best Picture snafu is still fresh in people's minds, and Saturday night's Nickelodeon's Kids' Choice Awards made sure to relive the unforgettable moment when La La Land was crowned the winner instead of Moonlight. Henry Danger beat out four other series, including Girl Meets World, to win Favorite Kids’ Show. As the cast went up to accept their orange blimp, Hollywood's biggest moment this year didn't go unnoticed. The show's star Jace Norman was giving his… Read

PGA Awards 2018: Producers Guild Sets Date For 29th Annual Trophy Show

The Producers Guild of America has set a date for its 29th annual trophy show. The 2018 PGA Awards, which honor excellence in film, TV and new media productions, will be dished out January 20 at the Beverly Hilton. Donald De Line and Amy Pascal return as Awards Chairs for a second straight year. No early word on a date for nominations or honorees for such prizes as the Milestone Award, the David O. Selznick Achievement Award in Theatrical Motion Pictures and the Norman… Read

Is ‘Lion’s Sunny Pawar The Cutest Kid Actor Ever?

With the Oscars and Best Picture gaffe in the rearview mirror, we’re left with memories of performances and moments from a strong crop of Best Picture candidates. One of the truly indelible images is newcomer Sunny Pawar, who conveyed so many emotions with so few words as the lost child Saroo in Lion. The Weinstein Company is focusing on the young actor in a new ad breaking tomorrow in the New York Times. Here’s a sneak… Read

Turner Classic Movies To Honor Father-Son Filmmaking Duo Carl And Rob Reiner With Hand And Footprint Ceremony

In the days following the death of beloved Turner Classic Movies host Robert Osborne, the network has found cause for celebration—not only in Osborne’s legacy, but in the legacy of father-son filmmakers Carl and Rob Reiner, who will be honored with a shared hand and footprint ceremony on April 7 outside Hollywood’s iconic TCL Chinese Theater. The festivities will take place in concert with the eight annual TCM Classic Film Festival, recognizing the cinematic contributions… Read

Notes On The Emmys: NBC & Uni TV Kick Off TV Awards Season Showcasing Some Of Its Contenders

It didn’t take long for the Oscar awards season to end (with a bang) and for Emmy season to kick off. Just as #Envelopegate and the Best Picture debacle at the 89th annual Academy Awards signaled a bittersweet finale for movie contenders after a six-month trek from Telluride to the Dolby, NBC and Universal Television threw a lunch Monday at Ysabel to unofficially launch the six-month trek to the Microsoft Theatre for Emmy hopefuls. The invite simply promised “an intimate… Read

Golden Globes: HFPA Unveils 2018 Date

Golden Globes

The Hollywood Foreign Press Association has set a date for the 75th annual Golden Globe Awards. The ceremony will air live coast-to-coast on NBC on Sunday, January 7, 2018. Produced by Dick Clark Productions in association with the HFPA, the Golden Globes are viewed in more than 236 countries worldwide and are one of the few awards ceremonies to include both motion picture and television achievements. Hosted by Jimmy Fallon, the 2017 Golden Globes averaged 20.0 million… Read

‘Logan’ Director James Mangold On Making It His Way, Releasing A Black & White Version And Why Superhero Movies Have Too Many Endings

With a near-$250 million global box office debut over the weekend and a waaaaaay overperforming $88 million of that gross coming domestically, 20th Century Fox’s blockbuster Logan starring Hugh Jackman and directed by James Mangold is, as they say, sitting pretty with cash and poised to cross $100 million today in North America. The fact that the star/director did it their way and succeeded both critically and commercially with what is essentially the tenth in a long line… Read

SAG Awards 2018 Date & Timeline Set; TNT & TBS To Simulcast Again

The Screen Actors Guild has set Sunday, January 21, 2018 for the 24th Annual SAG Awards, and TNT and TBS will again simulcast the event live at 8 PM ET/5 PM PT. This year’s SAG Awards drew more than 5 million viewers in the combined TNT and TBS telecast, according to SAG and Nielsen. Viewership also was up 50% among adults 18-49, +45% among adults 18-34 and +33% among total viewers compared to last year. Here are the key dates and timeline for the awards that honor… Read

‘La La Land’ Concert To Strike A Note Around The World, Starting In “The City Of Stars”

Lionsgate is launching La La Land in Concert, an orchestral film concert that will kick off at the Hollywood Bowl on May 26 and 27 before traveling around the world to the United Kingdom, Canada, Mexico, Italy, Turkey and Switzerland, with additional stops in the U.S. At the Hollywood Bowl performance, La La Land Oscar winner Justin Hurwitz will conduct a 100-piece symphony orchestra and jazz ensemble set against film pieces from the Damien Chazelle-directed original… Read

Pete Hammond’s Notes On The Season: Final Oscar Thoughts, Plus A Call To Junk Another Bad Pricewaterhouse Idea

A column chronicling conversations and events on the awards circuit. Some FINAL notes on the season. I think we have all had enough of reliving what is now known as #Envelopegate and the last moments of the 89th annual Academy Awards. Pundits who previously were just trying to figure out how many Oscars La La Land was going to win suddenly turned into rabid investigative reporters chasing any juicy detail they could about the private lives and behind-the-scenes intrigue… Read