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‘Me And Earl And The Dying Girl’ Takes Top Dramatic Honors At Sundance; Is It The Next ‘Whiplash’? – Winners List

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UPDATED with details and quotes: The Sundance Film Festival awards ceremony tonight in Park City saw a dramatic dual decision and strong political voices to put a cap on a hot-deals festival. Like last year, when Whiplash took both the U.S. Dramatic Grand Jury Prize and the Audience Award on its way to an Best Picture Oscar nomination, the much-sought Me And Earl And The Dying Girl took both this year. "I want to dedicate this to all the young filmmakers in my hometown of… Read

‘Birdman’ Dominates Australian Academy’s AACTA International Awards

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Birdman landed four wins including Best Film tonight at the Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts’ fourth annual AACTA International Awards for film in Los Angeles. Alejandro Gonzalez Iñárritu’s film, which went in with a leading seven nominations, also won Best Direction, Screenplay and Lead Actor, for Michael Keaton. Still Alice‘s Julianne Moore was named Best Actress. The ceremony was part of the G'Day USA Gala at the Hollywood Palladium, which also honored T… Read

ADG Awards Live Blog

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The Art Directors Guild's 19th Annual Excellence in Production Design Awards are being presented tonight from the International Ballroom at the Beverly Hilton Hotel. Comedian Owen Benjamin is host of the awards that honor the best in production design in 11 categories for theatrical motion pictures, television, commercials and music videos. As previously announced, Christopher Nolan will receive the Guild's Cinematic Imagery Award. Production Designer Jim Bissell, Senior… Read

ADG Awards Winners — Updated Live

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The Art Directors Guild’s 19th Annual Excellence in Production Design Awards are being presented tonight from the International Ballroom at the Beverly Hilton Hotel. We’ll be posting the winners live, so check here for the complete list. Refresh for the latest … One-Hour Contemporary Single-Camera Television Series TRUE DETECTIVE: "The Locked Room," "Form and Void" Production Designer: ALEX DiGERLANDO Television Movie or Mini-Series AMERICAN HORROR STORY: FREAK SHOW… Read

42nd Annual Annie Awards – Live Stream

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  Score along at home as the 42nd annual Annie Awards at being handed out tonight at UCLA’s Royce Hall in Westwood. The nominees for the big prize, Best Animated Feature, are Big Hero 6, Cheatin’, How To Train Your Dragon 2, Song Of The Sea, The Book Of Life, The Boxtrolls, The Lego Movie and The Tale Of Princess Kaguya. The winner likely will be the front-runner for the Academy Award. Watch the live stream… Read

Sundance Film Festival Awards – Live Stream

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The Sundance Film Festival nears the end of its frenzied deal run with tonight’s feature film awards ceremony, hosted by Tig Notaro at the Basin Recreation Fieldhouse in Park City. The gala, scheduled to start at 6 PM MT (hey, it’s Sundance, who knows if they will be on time), will bestow both juried and audience awards. Check out the live stream and follow along with our up-to-the-minute winners… Read

‘American Sniper’s Oscar-Nominated Writer Answers Controversies — Michelle Obama Praises Film

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Lots of talk today about the controversy behind American Sniper during a screenwriters panel featuring seven Oscar nominees at the 30th Santa Barbara International Film Festival. The key points in that regard were powerfully made by Sniper’s Academy Award and WGA-nominated writer, Jason Hall who succinctly described his film as the story of Chris Kyle, veteran of four tours of duty in Iraq as a soldier who was “back home, but not back”.  He added that Kyle suffered from… Read

Robert Redford-Nick Nolte Pic’ A Walk In The Woods’ Lands Whopping Broad Green Deal: Sundance

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EXCLUSIVE: Upstart distributor Broad Green has gotten on the acquisitions board big time, just before they begin giving out prizes that concludes the 2015 Sundance Film Festival. The distributor has paid a whopping high seven-figure P&A commitment for A Walk In The Woods, the Ken Kwapis-directed drama that stars Sundance impresario Robert Redford, Nick Nolte, Emma Thompson, Mary Steenburgen, Nick Offerman and Kristen Schaal. I’m told this could be the second largest P&A… Read

Bleecker Street Acquires ‘I’ll See You In My Dreams’ – Sundance

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UPDATE: This deal, which hit mid- to high-six figures I’m told, is in the books. Release below. EXCLUSIVE: In a fitting climax to one of the most vibrant deal-heavy Sundance Film Festivals in memory, Bleecker Street is wrapping up an acquisition of I’ll See You In My Dreams, the Brett Haley-directed drama that stars Blythe Danner, Martin Starr, Sam Elliott, Malin Akerman, June Squibb and Rhea Perlman. The logline: A sudden loss disrupts Carol’s orderly life, propelling… Read

Killer Films On The Indie Hustle, “That Amazon Money” & Still Being Excited After 20 Years – Sundance

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Nearly 25 years ago, producer Christine Vachon's first film Poison won the Grand Jury Prize at the Sundance Film Festival. Since that Todd Haynes pic, she hasn't snagged the award again, but this year Vachon and Pamela Koffler's Killer Films was back in Park City to celebrate 20 solid years as an indie powerhouse. "It's like the French proverb — the more it changes, the more it stays the same," says Koffler of the past two decades in the industry. "It's the same old… Read

HBO Nabs ‘3 1/2 Minutes’ Documentary From Participant Media — Sundance

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HBO has acquired U.S. television rights to director Marc Silver's 3 1/2 Minutes, a documentary about the shooting death of black teenager Jordan Davis and the subsequent trial of his killer, Michael Dunn. The docu premiered in the U.S. Documentary Competition at Sundance and will debut on HBO in late fall, preceded by a theatrical release. “I am grieved that these continuing stories are everyday matters swept away,” said Sheila Nevins, President of HBO Documentary Films.… Read