‘Peaky Blinders’ Steven Knight On Fans & Heroes As He Nabs First BAFTA Nomination For Writing Gangster Saga
EXCLUSIVE: Season 4 of Peaky Blinders was the period gangster epic’s highest-rated ever and BBC Two’s most-watched drama of 2017. Today, the saga of the Shelby clan scored five nominations from the BAFTA TV Craft Awards, including a first-ever nod for creator/writer Steven Knight in the Drama Writing category. When I reached Knight this morning, the 2004 Oscar nominee for his original Dirty Pretty Things screenplay, was surprised — and thoughtful about the show’s fans… Read
Daytime Emmy Nominations: ‘General Hospital’ Leads Programs & CBS Tops Networks
A familiar parade of soap operas populates the 45th annual Daytime Emmy Awards nominations, announced this morning. General Hospital leads all programs with 26, barely topping The Young and the Restless and the recently renewed Days of Our Lives with 25 apiece. All three again will vie for Outstanding Drama Series along with The Bold and the Beautiful, which snagged 18 noms.
The morning show race also features the usual suspects (CBS Sunday Morning, CBS This Morning… Read
Denzel Washington To Receive New Dramatists’ 2018 Distinguished Achievement Award
Denzel Washington, about to hit the Broadway stage in George C. Wolfe’s production of The Iceman Cometh, will receive New Dramatists’ 2018 Distinguished Achievement Award, an honor that’s previously gone to such stage artists as Audra McDonald, Bernadette Peters, Edward Albee, Meryl Streep and Stephen Sondheim, among others.
The award will be presented to the Oscar- and Tony-winning actor at New Dramatists’ 69th Annual Spring Luncheon tribute on May 15 in New York.
Film Academy Investigating President John Bailey For Sexual Harassment
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences president John Bailey is reportedly under investigation for sexual harassment, a bombshell revelation that comes just 15 days after the 90th Oscars ceremony.
The Academy received three harassment claims earlier this week and opened an investigation immediately, sources close to the situation told Variety, which first broke the news of the probe today.
AMPAS did not respond to multiple requests for comment, but has just released… Read
SXSW Film Festival Jury Awards: ‘Thunder Road’ By Jim Cummings Wins Narrative
The South by Southwest Conference and Festivals has announced its 2018 Jury and Special Award winners of the SXSW Film Festival Awards, with Thunder Road by director Jim Cummings taking home the coveted narrative feature award.
Presented by FilmStruck at the historic Paramount Theatre in Austin, Texas, the awards were hosted by actor and comedian Jim Gaffigan.
Feature films receiving Jury Awards were selected from the Narrative Feature and Documentary Feature Competition… Read
Deadline’s Contenders Emmys: Invites Out Today For April 15 Event; Star-Filled Lineup Includes Record 100+ Participants Onstage
EXCLUSIVE: No sooner than the Oscars are in the rearview mirror then it is time for Emmy season, and that means the kickoff premiere event: Deadline’s Contenders Emmys. Invitations to the all-day event on Sunday, April 15, at the DGA Theatre are going out today to members of the Television Academy and select guild members. If you're a Television Academy member and you didn't receive an invite, go to Deadline's RSVP line right away as this event reaches capacity within 48… Read
Frances McDormand’s Oscar Stolen & Recovered; Suspect, Who Posted Video On Facebook, Is Charged
UPDATED with suspect charged: Terry Bryant, who attempted to steal Oscar Best Actress winner Frances McDormand’s statuette Sunday night during the Governors Ball afterparty, was charged today with one felony count of grand theft of property exceeding $950. He is scheduled to be arraigned tomorrow morning.
Bryant faces a maximum sentence of three years in county jail if convicted, the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office said today. The case remains under… Read
‘Hamilton’ Nabs Record 13 Olivier Awards Nominations; Bryan Cranston Gets First Nod
The 2018 Olivier Awards nominations are led by Lin-Manuel Miranda’s phenom Hamilton with a record-breaking 13. That takes the crown from Harry Potter And The Cursed Child which last year scored 11 (tying with 2008’s Hairspray). Also notable among today’s reveal are first-time nominations for such talent as Bryan Cranston, Andrew Garfield, Paddy Considine and Audra McDonald.
Hamilton is nominated in the Best New Musical and Best Director categories as well as Outstanding… Read
Oscars Aftermath: Behind The Scenes At The Show & Parties On An Emotional Night To Remember
“We are going to build that wall with Oscars,” five-time winner Alejandro G. Iñárritu joked when I ran into him at the Governors Ball after Sunday night’s Academy Awards.
I pointed out that, with Guillermo del Toro’s big win, Mexican directors have won four of the past five Best Director Oscars. Del Toro, Iñárritu and Gravity’s Alfonso Cuaron, best friends and longtime collaborators and colleagues all, are affectionately known as the “three amigos.” With The Shape of Water… Read
Oscars 2018: Complete Winners List (Photo Gallery)
Guillermo del Toro's The Shape of Water led all films with four wins at the 90th annual Academy Awards tonight, and its distributor Fox Searchlight took the studio crown with six, having also grabbed two statuettes for Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri. Only six movies won multiple Academy Awards at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood.
Oscar Ratings Down Double Digits As Viewership Hits All-Time Low With 26.5 Million – Update
UPDATED with official Live+Same Day ratings: It was an Oscar do-over last night for host Jimmy Kimmel, producers Mike De Luca and Jennifer Todd and Best Picture presenters Warren Beatty and Faye Dunaway. Following last year’s Envelopegate, which led to Beatty and Dunaway inadvertently announcing a wrong Best Picture winner, the quartet’s second go-round went without a hitch.
But the good news did not carry over to ratings for the 90th Academy Awards, which (correctly) crow… Read
Guillermo Del Toro, The Morning After His Oscar Victory, Comes “Full Circle” In A Blaze Of Emotion – Interview
EXCLUSIVE: Twelve hours after he became a double Oscar winner for The Shape of Water, Guillermo del Toro steps off an elevator at the Four Seasons in Beverly Hills looking a little exhausted, but no less overjoyed than he did when I last left him, about six hours earlier, at Fox’s post-Oscar party. There, he was a rock star, with friends and well-wishers cheering loudly when he stepped through the doors. Now, the company he keeps is a pair of golden statuettes, for Best… Read