‘BlackKklansman’ Producer Jason Blum: “It’s Spike Lee’s Time” If Oscar Voters Do The Right Thing
Jason Blum minted his reputation as a Hollywood producer with wildly lucrative genre franchises including Paranormal Activity, The Purge and Insidious, so it feels unexpected to find him in the thick of things this awards season with a legitimate contender. But, really, how unexpected can something be if it keeps happening?
A Blumhouse production has been nominated for a Best Picture Oscar twice in the past four years (Whiplash in 2015, Get Out in 2018) and a third title… Read
Illumination’s Chris Meledandri To Get Visual Effects Society’s Lifetime Achievement Award
The Visual Effects Society has chosen Illumination CEO Chris Meledandri to receive the group’s VES Lifetime Achievement Award for 2019. It will be presented as part of the 17th annual VES Awards on February 5 at the Beverly Hilton.
The honor, bestowed by the VES board of directors, “recognizes an outstanding body of work that has significantly contributed to the art and/or science of the visual effects industry.”
Meledandri’s run at Illumination which he launched in 2008… Read
Motion Picture Sound Editors Reveal 2019 Golden Reel Nominations
Now hear this: The Motion Picture Sound Editors guild is out with the nominees for its 66th annual Golden Reel Awards, which honor sound artists and their contributions to the past year's most outstanding feature film, TV, animation and computer entertainment productions.
Trophies in 23 categories will be doled out during the February 18 ceremony at the Westin Bonaventure Hotel in Los Angeles.
"Sound artists continue to push boundaries for artistry and technical… Read
Costume Designers To Honor Glenn Close & Betty Pecha Madden At CDG Awards
The Costume Designers Guild said The Wife Golden Globe winner Glenn Close and costume designer Betty Pecha Madden will be honored during the 21st annual CDG Awards on February 19 at the Beverly Hilton.
Close, a six-time Oscar nominee, will receive the guild’s Spotlight Award, which honors “an actor whose talent and career personify an enduring commitment to excellence, including a special awareness of the role and importance of costume design.” She is in the heat of… Read
ADG Awards To Be Hosted By Comedian/Actor David Alan Grier
Actor and comedian David Alan Grier will host the 23rd Annual Art Directors Guild Excellence in Production Design Awards (ADG, IATSE Local 800) on Saturday, Feb. 2 at the InterContinental Los Angeles Downtown.
The announcement was made today by ADG Awards producer Scott Moses, ADG. Grier is a three-time Tony and Grammy nominee, and was included on Comedy Central's list of the 100 Greatest Stand-ups of All Time.
Grier currently stars in the new Fox comedy series The Cool K… Read
Sundance 2019: Tessa Thompson, Damien Chazelle & Laurie Anderson Among Jurors, ‘GLOW’s Marianna Palka To Host Awards
From Dear White People and Sorry to Bother You star Tessa Thompson, Oscar winning director Damien Chazelle, Palme d'Or winner and Top of the Lake director Jane Campion, there are a lot of Sundance alums named today as jurors for the 112-film festival kicking off next week.
As well as who will decided the victors in the seven juried categories, another SFF veteran and GLOW actor Marianna Palka was revealed as the host of the February 2 awards ceremony in sure to be chilly… Read
Jeff Bridges To Receive Cinematographers’ Board Of Governors Award
The American Society of Cinematographers said Thursday that Jeff Bridges will receive the group’s 2019 Board of Governors Award. The honor will be bestowed February 9 at the 33rd annual ASC Awards at Hollywood & Highland's Ray Dolby Ballroom.
The award, the only one the society doesn’t give to a cinematographer, is given to individuals whose body of work has made significant and indelible contributions to cinema, and who have been champions for directors of photography… Read
Shawn Mendes, Cardi B, Janelle Monáe Set As Grammy Performers
Shawn Mendes, Janelle Monáe and Cardi B are among the first announced line-up of performers set to take the stage at this year’s Grammy Awards on CBS.
To be hosted by Alicia Keys, the 61st Grammy Awards will air live from L.A.’s Staples Center on Feb. 10.
In addition to Mendes, Monáe and Cardi B, the first group of performers announced by the Recording Academy includes Camila Cabello, Dan + Shay, Post Malone, and Kacey Musgraves. All of the performers in the first group… Read
Jenji Kohan To Receive WGA West Laurel Award For TV Writing
Jenji Kohan, creator of Weeds and Orange Is the New Black, will be this year's recipient of the WGA West's Paddy Chayefsky Laurel Award, which is given to a guild member who has "advanced the literature of television and made outstanding contributions to the profession of the television writer." She will be honored at the guild’s LA awards show on February 17.
"Jenji Kohan’s work is what all good writers aspire to – touching on the harsh but also comedic realities of life… Read
CBS Rolls Out Hourlong Grammy Red Carpet Special
CBS will air a live hourlong red carpet special leading into the Grammy Awards next month, the network said today. Nancy O'Dell, Kevin Frazier, Keltie Knight and Eve will co-host.
The live red carpet show kicks off at 7 pm ET on Sunday, Feb. 10. The 61st Annual Grammy Awards begins at 8 pm ET, broadcast live from Los Angeles’ Staples Center on CBS.
O'Dell and Frazier (pictured above) are co-hosts of Entertainment Tonight, where Knight is a correspondent. Eve is a host of… Read
Deadline Sets Another First With Awards Upfront Presentation
Twelve years after the launch of digital upstart Deadline Hollywood disrupted the print-focused Hollywood trade space, Deadline is part of new initiative looking to change the way ad buying for the entertainment trades is done. Deadline and sister PMC brands TVLine and Gold Derby on Tuesday held the first Awards Upfront presentation.
“Why do an Awards Upfront?,” said Chief Revenue Officer & GM Stacey Farish in her remarks at the event, held at NeueHouse. “We were the… Read
Final Draft Awards: Callie Khouri, Boots Riley, Tanya Saracho To Be Honored
Thelma & Louise Oscar winner Callie Khouri, Sorry To Bother You‘s Boots Riley and Vida creator/executive producer Tanya Saracho will be the honorees at this year’s 14th annual Final Draft Awards.
Khouri will be presented the Hall of Fame Award for her contribution to the art of screenwriting and devotion to writers and the writing community. Her movie credits also include Something to Talk About starring Julia Roberts and Dennis Quaid, and she also created Nashville… Read