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Amy Sherman-Palladino On Norman Lear’s Legacy: ‘He Taught Sitcom Writers How To Write Sitcoms’ – PGA Awards

Accepting the Producers Guild’s Norman Lear Achievement Award tonight to a standing ovation in the Beverly Hilton Ballroom, Amy Sherman-Palladino spoke of the TV legend as someone “who shared the wealth with those around them. He did well, everyone did well, and that’s important as producers, that your actresses don’t die,” said The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel creator with a quip at the end. She then turned to her Gilmore Girls star Lauren Graham, who had presented the award to… Read

Producers Guild Awards Live Blog

PGA Awards

The 30th annual Producers Guild Awards are being handed out at the Beverly Hilton tonight, and Deadline is live blogging all the action. Trophies will be presented in 13 categories spanning film and television, and we will be updating the winners list live. The 10 films vying for the marquee Darryl F. Zanuck Award for Outstanding Producer of Theatrical Motion Pictures are a varied and diverse lot jammed with this year’s awards-season favorites: Black Panther, BlacKkKlansma… Read

PGA Awards’ Nominees Breakfast Shines Light On Diversity

2019 Producers Guild of America Nominees Breakfast

Producers Guild of America president Lucy Fisher set the tone early today at the guild's annual awards nominees' breakfast, as hundreds of thousands of women were taking to the streets all across the country for the third annual Women's March. "Happy Women's March Day," she told an enthusiastic crowd of 400-500 gathered at the Skirball Cultural Center. "Hopefully, there will be a few more of us up her next year." Only two of the 10 nominees on stage were women. She also… Read

‘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

Chris Meledandri

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

Glenn Close

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

Jeff Bridges

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