Academy Award winner Christopher Plummer, 91

1+ Academy Award and Golden Globe winner Christopher Plummer, who starred in The Sound of Music, died peacefully today at his home in Connecticut, at age 91, his family confirmed. Elaine Taylor, his wife and true best friend for 53 years, was by his side.  Along with becoming the oldest person to win an Oscar, … Continue reading “Academy Award winner Christopher Plummer, 91”

Academy Award winner Cloris Leachman passes

1+ Academy Award winner, and eight-time Emmy Award winner Cloris Leachman, died Tuesday from natural causes at her home in Encinitas, CA. She starred in six television shows and earned 22 Emmy nominations over her exceptional seven-decade career. She was 94. Her longtime manager Juliet Green confirmed the news in a public statement.  The Mary Tyler … Continue reading “Academy Award winner Cloris Leachman passes”

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”

Academy announces street closures for 93rd Oscars

1+ The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences and the City of Los Angeles have finalized street closure plans around Union Station in downtown Los Angeles for the upcoming 93rd Academy Awards on April 25. Alameda Street between Cesar E. Chavez Avenue and 1st Street, Los Angeles Street between Alameda Street and 1st Street, … Continue reading “Academy announces street closures for 93rd Oscars”

Boseman, Chicago 7, Schitt’s among SAG Award winners

1+ The Screen Actors Guild celebrated the outstanding motion picture and television performances of 2020 at the 27th Annual SAG Awards, which aired Sunday, April 4, 2021 on TNT and TBS. This year’s awards was a brisk one-hour celebration that highlighted and expanded on the show’s signature “I Am An Actor” stories through funny and intimate … Continue reading “Boseman, Chicago 7, Schitt’s among SAG Award winners”

Anthony Anderson set to host 2021 MUAHS Awards

1+ Emmy® and Golden Globe®- nominated actor, Anthony Anderson, star and executive producer of ABC’s multi-award-nominated sitcom “black-ish,” will host the 8th Annual Make-Up Artists & Hair Stylists Guild (MUAHS, IATSE Local 706) Awards, bringing his humor and talent to the star-studded event honoring  outstanding achievements of both make-up artists and hair stylists in motion pictures, television, commercials and live theater.  The … Continue reading “Anthony Anderson set to host 2021 MUAHS Awards”

BAFTA publishes longlists for 2021 film awards

2+ 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, … Continue reading “BAFTA publishes longlists for 2021 film awards”

Escape Room’s award-winning director Bessy Adut

3+ Bessy Adut is, quite frankly, one of the most stubborn women one can ever meet. And it’s this “I will do it no matter what” attitude that has led the Turkish immigrant to become an award winning film director/writer/producer who lives in Los Angeles. She holds an MFA in Film Directing from CalArts as … Continue reading “Escape Room’s award-winning director Bessy Adut”

AFI Fest to award Coppola, Dick, Moreno and Nair

2+ AFI Fest will present four Tributes this year as Sofia Coppola, Kirby Dick, Rita Moreno and Mira Nair will each be honored with an evening of conversation celebrating their distinguished careers. “Artists of this caliber are essential players in our global culture,” said Bob Gazzale, AFI president and CEO.  “To honor each of them–and … Continue reading “AFI Fest to award Coppola, Dick, Moreno and Nair”

Academy lists new standards for Oscars eligibility

1+ The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced new representation and inclusion standards for Oscars® eligibility in the Best Picture category, as part of its Academy Aperture 2025 initiative. The standards are designed to encourage equitable representation on and off screen in order to better reflect the diversity of the movie-going audience. Academy governors DeVon … Continue reading “Academy lists new standards for Oscars eligibility”

Lee to receive Trailblazer Award at 2020 LMGI Awards

1+ Oscar-winning director Spike Lee, whose films have reflected significant cultural and historical content with the highest quality, will receive the esteemed Trailblazer Award from the Location Managers Guild International (LMGI) at the 7th Annual LMGI Awards celebrating the theme “2020 Vision: We See It First.”  The 2020 Awards, hosted by actor Isaiah Mustafa (IT: Chapter 2, Horrible Bosses), will honor the prestigious … Continue reading “Lee to receive Trailblazer Award at 2020 LMGI Awards”

ADCOLOR announces noms for 14th annual awards

1+ ADCOLOR announced the nominees and honorees for the 14th Annual ADCOLOR Awards. Since 2007, the awards have highlighted and honored the achievements of diverse communities in the advertising, marketing, PR, media and entertainment industries. They recognize those who go above and beyond to make a difference and embody the organization’s call to “Rise Up, Reach … Continue reading “ADCOLOR announces noms for 14th annual awards”

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”