2020 Academy Awards ratings anything but gold

1+ Whether it was the lack of host or a lack of female director nominations or a lack of diversity in general (except for the presenters and performers) ABC’s telecast of the Academy Awards reached its smallest audience ever of 23.6 million viewers. The Nielsen company said Sunday night’s audience was down 20 percent from … Continue reading “2020 Academy Awards ratings anything but gold”

Reel 360’s 2020 Academy Awards predictions

3+ We are only hours away from Hollywood royalty parading into the Dolby Theater in Hollywood to celebrate the 92nd Academy Awards. The 2019 Oscars garnered 29.6 million viewers and a 7.7 rating among the key demographic of adults age 18 to 49, which represented an uptick from the all-time low ratings in 2018. There was also a 3.1 million viewer … Continue reading “Reel 360’s 2020 Academy Awards predictions”

Florence Pugh, Lulu Wang, John David Washington among Academy invites

1+ The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences is extending invitations to join the organization to 819 artists and executives who have distinguished themselves by their contributions to theatrical motion pictures.  The 2020 class is 45% women, 36% underrepresented ethnic/racial communities, and 49% international from 68 countries.  There are 75 Oscar® nominees, including 15 winners, … Continue reading “Florence Pugh, Lulu Wang, John David Washington among Academy invites”

Gustafson most awarded editor at AICP Awards

1+ Winners of the AICP Show: The Art & Technique of the Commercial were presented awards tonight at a special virtual premiere held in lieu of the annual gala premiere at The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), due to the coronavirus pandemic. Together with the AICP Next Awards, which were presented online on June 16th, … Continue reading “Gustafson most awarded editor at AICP Awards”

Academy considers canceling 2021 Oscars

1+ While the 93rd Oscars are not supposed to happen until February 28th, 2021, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences is taking into consideration that the show may have to cancelled altogether. According to Variety, multiple anonymous sources, say that while there are no concrete plans in place, the option is under serious consideration. … Continue reading “Academy considers canceling 2021 Oscars”

Tarantino to be honored at Final Draft Awards

2+ Final Draft, a Cast & Crew company, has unveiled the honorees for the 15th Annual Final Draft Awards. Academy Award® winning screenwriter Quentin Tarantino will be presented with the Hall of Fame Award for his prolific contribution to the art of screenwriting. Tarantino’s latest film, Once Upon a Time in… Hollywood, has grossed over $372 … Continue reading “Tarantino to be honored at Final Draft Awards”

Iconic Nancy Meyers to receive WGAW laurel Award

2+ Trailblazing screenwriter-director-producer Nancy Meyers is getting an early present. Known for such memorable hit films as Private Benjamin, Something’s Gotta Give, It’s Complicated, and The Holiday, the iconic woman has been named the recipient of the Writers Guild of America West’s 2020 Laurel Award for Screenwriting Achievement. The Guild’s lifetime achievement award is presented to members who have … Continue reading “Iconic Nancy Meyers to receive WGAW laurel Award”

AFI Fest 2019 Presented by Audi announces awards

2+ And just like that, one of the most exciting film weeks in LA is over. Last night, The AFI FEST 2019 presented by Audi, closed out its festival with Noah Baumberg’s emotional rollercoaster, Marriage Story. The festival announced today the films that received this year’s Jury and Audience awards. The Grand Jury Award winners … Continue reading “AFI Fest 2019 Presented by Audi announces awards”

Telly Awards announce call for entries

1+ Following its 40th anniversary as the world’s largest honor for video and television content across all screens, The Telly Awards has opened its annual call for entries. This year, the awards are offering several exciting new categories that signal the continued growth in creative approaches to the rising digital video production, storytelling, and distribution … Continue reading “Telly Awards announce call for entries”

Aussie stars in spotlight at Australians in Film Awards

1+ Last night, The Australian film industry turned out in style for the 8th Annual AiF Awards Gala and Benefit Dinner tonight at Intercontinental Century City. The annual star-studded Awards Gala and Benefit Dinner celebrates the achievements of Australian entertainment professionals and supports the foundation’s mission to usher Australian filmmakers into the international market. In … Continue reading “Aussie stars in spotlight at Australians in Film Awards”

AnalogFolk & Nike podcast nominated for Webby Award

1+ Agency created Nike’s first-ever podcast, Trained, featuring conversations around the future of fitness Independent digital creative agency AnalogFolk, in partnership with podcast production company Pineapple Street Media, announced today that they’ve been nominated in the 23rd Annual Webby Awards for “Best Branded Podcast or Segment” for their Trained By Nike podcast. Hailed as the … Continue reading “AnalogFolk & Nike podcast nominated for Webby Award”

Academy sparks outrage after cutting four categories

3+ This may be talked about more than the “whoops” moment two years ago at the Academy Awards when La La Land was announced as Best Picture and it was really Moonlight. Whoops. In another “What were they thinking?” move – the first coming when the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences toyed with … Continue reading “Academy sparks outrage after cutting four categories”

‘Period. End of Sentence’ wins AFI 2018 Audience Award

1+ The AFI Presented by Audi has ended, but our reporting on the hugely successful event has not. The REEL360 team is happy to report that a short film we are a fan of Rayka Zehtabchi’s documentary, Period. End of Sentence, won the Audience award for Best Short Film. The shocking and inspirational film tells … Continue reading “‘Period. End of Sentence’ wins AFI 2018 Audience Award”

DuVernay, Wiley, Carter honored at GLAAD Media Awards

2+ GLAAD Media Award recipients were announced in the remainder of this year’s categories for the 29th Annual GLAAD Media Awards presented by Delta Air Lines, Gilead, Ketel One Family-Made Vodka, and Wells Fargo at the Hilton Midtown in New York on Saturday night. Television personality Ross Mathews hosted the event that included an opening … Continue reading “DuVernay, Wiley, Carter honored at GLAAD Media Awards”

Angelina Jolie, DGA Awards, Box Office, SNL in the news

8+   Angelina Jolie wins at Annie’s The Vince Lombardi trophy wasn’t the only award handed out this weekend. In Los Angeles, The Directors Guild of America and The Annie Awards honored their own for excellence in directing in film and television and animation, respectively Angelina Jolie wore a silver gown and brought two of … Continue reading “Angelina Jolie, DGA Awards, Box Office, SNL in the news”

SAG Awards, PGA Awards, Midnight Oil, Halo in the news

7+ SAG Awards tee up “Three Billboards” for Oscar run Sunday night, the SAG Awards made it very clear that Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri is a frontrunner for the Oscars. Chicago-born Frances McDormand was named Female Actor in a Leading Role in a Motion Picture. In the film, McDormand portrays Mildred Hayes, a distraught … Continue reading “SAG Awards, PGA Awards, Midnight Oil, Halo in the news”

Chicagocentric “Big Sick” wins Critics Choice Award

6+ Chicago once again proved that the city possesses a great wealth of talent as comedian and actor Kumail Nanjiani and wife, writer Emily V. Gordon, took home Best Comedy for their addictive interracial romantic comedy, The Big Sick, at the 233rd Annual Critics Choice Awards in Los Angeles. The awards are bestowed annually by … Continue reading “Chicagocentric “Big Sick” wins Critics Choice Award”

Oscar’s Best Picture thrills Siskel Center guests

When asked to describe her expectations before the telecast of the 2017 Academy Awards at the Gene Siskel Film Center’s 14th annual “Hollywood on State” viewing party, legal secretary Joyce Bishop pretty much said that she expected the same-old, same-old.

“The film I liked the most was Moonlight. It’s brave. It’s not a story that’s told all the time, but it’s told so well,” she explained. “But I think La La Land will win.”

NFL Draft Town’s return to Chi-Town means labor jobs

THE MAMMOTH NFL DRAFT — which die-hard sports fans dubbed “the Academy Awards of Football” — returns to Chi-Town Draft Town for the second consecutive year, April 28-30, providing a myriad of jobs for film/TV union labor.

The Auditorium Theatre is again Draft headquarters, while the three-day football festival for fans expands to Grand Park and Congress Plaza for a 900,000-sq. ft. celebration of the Draft. Admission is free.