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‘Cameraperson’ Leads Cinema Eye Honors With Three Wins Including Top Award

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Recognizing the best in documentary filmmaking, the 10th annual Cinema Eye Honors was held tonight at the Museum of the Moving Image, and in the end, the Kirsten Johnson-directed Cameraperson took home the night’s top honor, Outstanding Nonfiction Feature. The film, a cinematic memoir comprised of footage shot by Johnson over a decade, also won awards for Outstanding Editing and Outstanding Cinematography. Coming in second with two awards was, unsurprisingly, likely… Read

‘Lion’ To Screen For UN Groups At World Economic Forum

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The Weinstein Company’s awards-season pic Lion will screen next week for UNICEF and the UN Foundation at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland. The special screening Tuesday will be part of a program to highlight the United Nations Global Goals for Sustainable Development, a plan that aims to accelerate the creation of a fairer world by 2030. Lion producer See-Saw Films and TWC already have launched the #LionHeart Campaign and are working with The Charity Network… Read

ASC Awards: Cinematographers Unveil Film Nominees

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The American Society of Cinematographers revealed nominations in its Theatrical Release and Spotlight categories for the 31st annual ASC Awards for Outstanding Achievement in Cinematography. Winners will be announced February 4. Emmanuel Lubezki won last year for The Revenant, on his way to taking the same prize at the Oscars. Here’s the list of this year’s noms: Theatrical Release Greig Fraser, ASC, ACS for "Lion" James Laxton for "Moonlight" Rodrigo Prieto, ASC, AMC for… Read

‘La La Land’ Lyricists Benj Pasek And Justin Paul Recall Their Passionate Chase After The Role Of A Lifetime

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Between the triumphant release of their film debut, with Damien Chazelle's La La Land, and the Broadway premiere of their latest musical, Dear Evan Hansen, lyricists Benj Pasek and Justin Paul are in a "can't believe this" moment of their lives. In demand after continued Broadway success and musical contributions to NBC's Smash, Pasek and Paul nonetheless had to fight for their essential role in La La Land—the recipient of a record-breaking 7 Golden Globes and numerous… Read

In The Throes Of War, A Love Theme: Rupert Gregson-Williams On The Score For ‘Hacksaw Ridge’

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"It’s about the story, not about the music." That's the wisdom that Rupert Gregson-Williams received from Hans Zimmer 18 years ago when the composer was cutting his teeth, writing cues for DreamWorks Animation's The Prince of Egypt. And it's a rule of thumb that the British composer still abides by, especially in his latest contemporary classical score for Hacksaw Ridge, Mel Gibson's account of World War II army medic and Conscientious Objector Desmond T. Doss, who saved… Read

‘Deadpool’ Scribes Rhett Reese & Paul Wernick On This Awards Season’s Biggest Surprise Candidate

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In a year filled with high achievements in entertainment, the Ryan Reynolds-starring Marvel film Deadpool was among the greatest and most surprising; and while T.J. Miller’s Weasel thinks it sounds like a “f*cking franchise,” to writers Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick, the extent of the film’s success was as startling as it was to anyone else. Released February 12 with a typically tongue-in-cheek Valentine’s marketing campaign, the movie about the “merc with a mouth” went on… Read

DGA TV Awards Nominations: ‘Stranger Things’, ‘Westworld’ & ‘Atlanta’ On List; Docus Include ‘OJ: Made In America’

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The Directors Guild of America has unveiled nominations for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in TV, Commercials and Documentary Films for its 69th annual DGA Awards. The guild’s feature film nominees are set to be revealed tomorrow. Last year, HBO swept three of the top TV awards including for drama series (David Nutter, Game of Thrones), comedy series (Chris Addison, Veep) and Dee Rees for the TV movie Bessie. This year, Game of Thrones and Veep are back, the latter… Read

USC Scripter Award Nominees Announced

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The screenwriters and authors behind Arrival, Fences, Hidden Figures, Lion and Moonlight have been nominated forthe 29th annual USC Libraries Scripter Award. The honor is bestowed upon the authors of printed works alongside the screenwriters who adapt their stories. For a second year in a row, the group has included TV noms, recognizing awards-season regulars including Game Of Thrones and The People Vs OJ Simpson. A total of 80 films and 45 TV adaptations were considered… Read

‘Fantastic Beasts’, ‘La La Land’ Among Make-Up Artists & Hair Stylists Guild Awards Nominees

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The Make-Up Artists and Hair Stylists Guild Awards have been announced in 23 categories covering motion pictures, television, commercials and live theater. Winners will be revealed February 19 at the awards ceremony in downtown Los Angeles. American Horror Story‘s Ryan Murphy will receive the Distinguished Artisan Award and Lifetime Achievement Awards will be presented to Cher’s longtime make-up artist Leonard Engelman and Oscar-nominated hair stylist Barbara Lorenz (La La… Read

The Bart & Fleming Podcast #10: Has Meryl Streep’s Trump Diatribe Elevated Her Oscar Chances?

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Peter Bart is down with the flu, so Deadline’s Awards Columnist and Oscar expert Pete Hammond stepped in for Episode #10 of The Bart & Fleming Podcast. Sitting down with Deadline co-Editor in Chief Mike Fleming Jr, the pair discuss Sunday’s Golden Globes, and whether Meryl Streep’s hot-button speech accepting the Cecil B DeMille Award has actually improved her chances with the Oscars. Topics also include how the BAFTA and PGA nominations impact the awards-season race, and… Read

PGA & BAFTA Noms Keep ‘La La Land’, ‘Manchester’ And ‘Moonlight’ At The Top, But Is There A New Player In Town?

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Just less than two days past the Golden Globes, where La La Land solidified its front-runner status as the film to beat at the Oscars, we have further proof from today’s BAFTA and PGA nominations that it still isn’t missing a beat. With a leading 11 nods at BAFTA, and that expected spot in the PGA’s list of 10 contenders for its Darryl F. Zanuck Award For Outstanding Producer Of Motion Pictures (or the guild’s version of Best Picture), this is a movie that all the… Read

Stanley Kramer’s Widow On ‘Loving’ Then And Now

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Editors note: Karen Kramer, the widow of filmmaker Stanley Kramer, wrote this as Focus Features’ Loving was chosen to receive the Producers Guild’s Stanley Kramer Award in recognition of a film that raises public awareness of important social issues. The movie chronicles the real-life story of Richard and Mildred Loving, whose 1967 Supreme Court victory was a landmark case invalidating laws prohibiting interracial marriage. In the two months since a divisive election… Read