Spirit Awards moves to gender-neutral categories

Film Independent announced today a move to gender-neutral acting categories for the 2023 Spirit Awards. The acting categories encompass both film and television. In response to the rising cost of production, the organization also announced that the budget cap for eligible films has increased to $30 million, with the budget cap for the beloved John … Continue reading “Spirit Awards moves to gender-neutral categories”

Spirit Awards: From big penis talk, “F*ck off, Putin” to Lost Daughter winning

Film Independent’s 37th annual fast, free and raunchy Spirit Awards returned live this previous Sunday and it was just in time to celebrate big penises and The Lost Daughter. The film, from first time director Maggie Gyllenhaal (The Dark Knight, Secretary) won awards for Best Feature, Best Screenplay and Best Director. While she has been … Continue reading “Spirit Awards: From big penis talk, “F*ck off, Putin” to Lost Daughter winning”

Nomadland takes top prize at Spirit Awards

Last night, in the penultimate awards show before we end with the Academy Awards on Sunday, the Spirit Awards honored the best of the best in the world of independent film. Even without the big cacophonous beach tent, host Melissa Villaseñor made the 2021 awards show unforgettable. She began her monologue addressing the lack of … Continue reading “Nomadland takes top prize at Spirit Awards”

Watching stars on the beach – The Spirit Awards|Gallery

From Hustlers’ Jennifer Lopez to Better Call Saul’s Bob Odenkirk, the stars were out on the Blue Carpet early Saturday afternoon to help support their films as well as friends’ projects at the 35th Film Independent Spirit Awards. The awards, which always precedes the Oscars, featured such presenters as Zazie Beetz, Rachel Brosnahan, Carrie Brownstein, … Continue reading “Watching stars on the beach – The Spirit Awards|Gallery”

A24 leads 35th Spirit Awards nominations

The good people at A24 are surely feeling thankful this week. The independent studio leads the 35th Film Independent Spirit Awards nominations with 18 nominations. A24’s noms include 5 for Robert Eggers’ The Lighthouse, 5 for Uncut Gems, 3 for The Last Black Man in San Francisco, 2 for The Farewell and 1 a piece … Continue reading “A24 leads 35th Spirit Awards nominations”

House of Gucci, Stranger Things win LMGI Awards

The Location Managers Guild International (LMGI) announced the winners of its 9th Annual LMGI Awards on August 27. The Motion Picture winners were House of Gucci (filmed throughout Italy in Milan, Lake Como, and the Italian Alps) and No Time to Die  (filmed in London, Norway, Jamaica, The Faroe Islands and Italy). The Television Series winners were Succession (filmed throughout New York State and Italy), Stranger Things (shot in Atlanta, Georgia; Albuquerque, New Mexico; and Vilnius, Lithuania) and Station Eleven (filmed … Continue reading “House of Gucci, Stranger Things win LMGI Awards”

Dune, Underground Railroad, Titans take top honors at ASC Awards

The 2022 ASC Awards for Outstanding Achievement in Cinematography ceremony — clocking in at two hours and 30 minutes — was the first major in-person event held at the ASC Clubhouse in Hollywood for more than two years. And it not only celebrated excellence in the art form, but the enduring spirit of all who worked under difficult … Continue reading “Dune, Underground Railroad, Titans take top honors at ASC Awards”

Don’t Look Up, CODA, Hacks, Succession win at WGA Awards

Could CODA and Don’t Look Up be on their way to Oscars? The Writers Guild of America West (WGAW) and Writers Guild of America, East (WGAE) announced the winners of the 2022 WGA Awards for outstanding achievement in writing for film, television, new media, news, radio/audio, and promotional categories during a joint, virtual ceremony hosted by Ashley … Continue reading “Don’t Look Up, CODA, Hacks, Succession win at WGA Awards”

Dune, Encanto, Sheba winners in 20th Visual Effects Society Awards

The Visual Effects Society (VES) held the 20th Annual VES Awards, the prestigious yearly celebration that recognizes outstanding visual effects artistry and innovation in film, animation, television, commercials, video games and special venues.  This marks the Society’s 20th VES Awards program, and is being celebrated during the organization’s milestone 25th Anniversary. Industry guests gathered at the Beverly … Continue reading “Dune, Encanto, Sheba winners in 20th Visual Effects Society Awards”

Drive My Car, Power of the Dog take top awards at LAFCA

The Los Angeles Film Critics Association (LAFCA) voted on the best achievements in film in 2021 on Saturday, announcing its award winners through its Twitter account. The LAFCA’s best film winner has won the Oscar for Best Picture 11 times in the 47 years the organization has been giving out awards, including four times in the last … Continue reading “Drive My Car, Power of the Dog take top awards at LAFCA”

Zola leads 2022 Spirit Award nominees

This morning, Film Independent announced nominations for the 2022 Film Independent Spirit Awards. Picking up seven nominations including Best Feature, Zola, from director Janicza Bravo and released by A24, led all Independent Spirit Awards nominations on Tuesday. In addition to Zola, Best Feature nominees include A Chiara, C’mon C’mon, The Lost Daughter, The Novice. Also announced, for the second … Continue reading “Zola leads 2022 Spirit Award nominees”

The Telly Awards launch 43rd call for entries

The Telly Awards, the world’s largest award honoring excellence in video and television across all screens, is celebrating a reinvigorated content creation community and the power of storytelling by kicking off its 43rd annual call for entries.  In response to an unprecedented time in which companies and creators have retooled their offerings and workflows, representation is … Continue reading “The Telly Awards launch 43rd call for entries”

The Emmys: Netflix tops Creative Arts Awards with 34, Disney+ nabs 13

The third Creative Arts Emmys ceremony of 2021, held on Sunday evening, ended similarly to the two that preceded it, with Netflix at the top of the winners’ list. In the year’s final Creative Arts presentation, the streamer added nine awards to its 12 from Saturday and 13 from the first Sunday show, for a … Continue reading “The Emmys: Netflix tops Creative Arts Awards with 34, Disney+ nabs 13”

AICP announces roster for 2021 Awards Committee

Our friends at AICP have announced the lineup for the 2021 AICP Awards Committee, the far-reaching group of industry veterans and experts tasked with promoting and marketing the 2021 AICP Awards, which comprises the AICP Show, the AICP Post Awards and the AICP Next Awards. In addition to releasing the Awards Committee roster, Ali Brown … Continue reading “AICP announces roster for 2021 Awards Committee”

New AICP Awards unveils ‘Craft That Endures’ films

How do you mark an epic anniversary that celebrates a combined 65 years of achievement in advertising in the moving image, while simultaneously challenging the industry to share in the warm spotlight of achievement? If you’re AICP, you do what comes naturally: you create content. In this case, the content in question are spirited, inspired … Continue reading “New AICP Awards unveils ‘Craft That Endures’ films”

BAFTA publishes longlists for 2021 film awards

The British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) has published the longlists for its 2021 Film Awards, which members are now forced to whittle down to the final nominations.  The following films are longlisted for the 2021 EE British Academy Film Awards, listed alphabetically by title, with the exception of the performance categories, listed … Continue reading “BAFTA publishes longlists for 2021 film awards”

PepsiCo Design wins Best of Show in Mobius Awards

A Can Has No Name,” created by PepsiCo Design & Innovation, New York City, for Mtn Dew and Game of Thrones superfans, won Best of Show/Grand Prix in the 2020 Mobius Awards competition. Three packaging entrants competed for the honor. Other noms were Pearlfisher of New York City and Shenzhen Baixinglong Creative Packaging Co. Ltd., … Continue reading “PepsiCo Design wins Best of Show in Mobius Awards”

AMP Awards names 2020 Curatorial Committee

The AMP Awards for Music & Sound is getting ready to take the digital stage as it preps for its new show date of July 30. That’s when the winners of the 2020 competition for the best in music and sound for branding and marketing will be revealed during its virtual online presentation, according to … Continue reading “AMP Awards names 2020 Curatorial Committee”

2020 AICP Next Awards Winners announced

The 2020 AICP Next Awards debuted tonight during a special virtual premiere held online in the wake of social distancing initiatives driven by the COVID-19 pandemic. Tonight’s presentation is the first of three virtual celebrations that comprise AICP Week – which will also include premieres of the AICP Post Awards on June 17th and the … Continue reading “2020 AICP Next Awards Winners announced”