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Streamy Awards: Kevin Hart’s ‘Cold As Balls’ Among Winners – Complete List

We have the winners of the eighth annual Streamy Awards, which were doled out tonight at the Beverly Hilton and livestreamed on YouTube. The eponymous series from comedy quartet The Try Guys, who also hosted tonight’s trophy show, won the Audience Choice: Show of the Year prize, and Shane Dawson won the Audience Choice: Creator of the Year prize. Also among tonight’s winners was Kevin Hart’s Cold as Balls, in the Sports category. David Dobrik came into the night with a lea… Read

Choice Of Sharp New Oscar Producing Team Gives The Academy A Chance For Serious & Successful Makeover: Analysis

Dolby Theatre

Well, the mystery of who gets the enviable — or unenviable — job of producing the 91st annual Academy Awards, airing February 24 on ABC, has been answered. And in choosing Oscar winner and multiple nominee Donna Gigliotti as producer and live TV and awards show veteran Glenn Weiss as “co-producer,” as well as director for the fourth consecutive year, Academy President John Bailey and CEO Dawn Hudson have assembled a strong team that should be well-equipped to deliver what… Read

Donna Gigliotti To Produce 91st Oscars; Glenn Weiss Is Co-Producer

And the Oscar producing gig goes to … Donna Gigliotti. The veteran producer won the Best Picture Academy Award for 1998’s Shakespeare in Love and has been nominated three times since, for The Reader, Silver Linings Playbook and Hidden Figures. The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences also said today that Glenn Weiss — who famously proposed to his girlfriend during his acceptance speech at the Emmy Awards last month — will co-produce and direct the Academy Awards… Read

Tribeca’s Through Her Lens Awards $80,000 Grant To Filmmaker Suha Araj

Writer/director Suha Araj will received full production funds for her short film Rosa, Tribeca Enterprises has announced. Araj was one of five projects under consideration as part of the annual Through Her Lens: The Tribeca Chanel Women’s Filmmaker Program, a mentorship project sponsored by Tribeca Enterprises and Chanel. Araj and producer Maryam Keshavarz will receive $80,000 of the program’s $100,000 grants, along with support from Tribeca Studios. Four other… Read

NBC Sets 2019 Billboard Music Awards Airdate

Kelly Clarkson

NBC will air the 2019 Billboard Music Awards on Wednesday, May 1, the network said today. The three-hour telecast kicks off at 8 PM ET, with a delayed West Coast telecast at 8 PM PT. A host and performer were not announced. The awards are produced by dick clark productions, with Mark Bracco, Barry Adelman and Robert Deaton as executive producers. This year’s event aired on a Sunday — May 20 — and drew a 2.4 rating in the adults 18-49 demo and 7.9 million viewers, winning… Read

Broadway Newcomer ‘Boys In The Band’ Was A Revival, Tony Committee Decides

Joe Mantello’s recent Broadway staging of Mart Crowley’s The Boys in the Band will be eligible for a 2019 Tony Award – no surprise there – but theater trivia buffs might quibble with the category: Best Revival of a Play. Although the gay groundbreaker has been staged many times since its Off Broadway debut in 1968, The Boys in the Band had never made its way to Broadway until Mantello’s star-packed production last April. So revival, or new play? Revival, says the Tony Awar… Read

Film Academy Raising Dues For Voting Members; Will Generate $800,000 In Added Revenue

EXCLUSIVE: It will soon cost a little more to vote for the Oscars – $100 a year more in Academy membership dues beginning this fall, which will generate more than $800,000 in additional revenue this year alone for the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. Emails sent this week to Academy members notified them that the Board of Governors has voted to raise the annual dues of voting members from the current $350 to $450 "to bring you more benefits and programs." The… Read

Jeannine Oppewall To Receive Art Directors’ Lifetime Achievement Award

Jeannine Oppewall

Jeannine Oppewall, a four-time Oscar-nominated production designer whose credits include L.A. Confidential and Pleasantville, has been selected to receive the Art Directors Guild Lifetime Achievement Award. The honor will be presented February 2 at during guild’s 23rd annual ADG Awards ceremony at the Wilshire Grand Ballroom. Oppewall’s four Oscar noms came for L.A. Confidential, Pleasantville, Seabiscuit and most recently for 2007’s The Good Shepherd. Her production… Read

Broadway’s Tony Awards Sets Broadcast Date, Venue

Tony Awards

The 73rd Annual Tony Awards will be broadcast live on CBS on Sunday, June 9, 2019 from Manhattan’s Radio City Music Hall. The announcement was made today by The Broadway League and the American Theatre Wing, presenters of the awards. Nominations for the 2019 Tony Awards will be announced on Tuesday, April 30. The official eligibility cut-off date for all Broadway productions opening in the 2018-2019 season to be considered for Tonys will be Thursday, April 25. The 73rd… Read

‘First Reformed’ And ‘The Favourite’ Top Gotham Awards Nominations

First Reformed

First Reformed, The Favourite and Eighth Grade were among the most-recognized films in the 28th annual Gotham Awards nominations, which were announced this morning. First Reformed, from writer-director Paul Schrader, is up for Best Feature, Best Screenplay and Best Actor (Ethan Hawke). Yorgos Lanthimos’ The Favourite, which won two prizes at Venice, captured noms for Best Feature and Best Screenplay as well as a special ensemble acting citation from the jury for the trio… Read

Alec Baldwin Set To Host Inaugural Arthur Miller Foundation Honors

Alec Baldwin will host the Arthur Miller Foundation’s inaugural honors gala in New York celebrating the work of HBO Documentary Films and playwright Tony Kushner. The inaugural Arthur Miller Foundation Honors is set for Monday, Oct. 22, at Manhattan’s City Winery. Baldwin hosts, with appearances by Nathan Lane, Edie Falco, Tituss Burgess, Anthony Ramos, Denée Benton, Katrina Lenk, Ari’el Stachel, Solea Pfeiffer, Sherie Rene Scott and Brandon Victor Dixon. The evening will… Read