TV Academy creates Alex Trebek Fund to benefit college media educators

The Television Academy Foundation announced the establishment of the Alex Trebek Legacy Fellowship Fund with a $50,000 gift from longtime Jeopardy! executive producer Harry Friedman and the Harry & Judy Friedman Family Foundation. Named in honor of the late Jeopardy! host Alex Trebek, the fund will provide a select number of need-based fellowships, known as the Alex Trebek Legacy Fellowships, to college educators attending … Continue reading “TV Academy creates Alex Trebek Fund to benefit college media educators”

Academy CEO Dawn Hudson to step down after this term

Dawn Hudson, chief executive officer of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, announced today that, after a successful and transformational tenure, this current term will be her last as Academy CEO. “After more than ten years and the incredibly successful opening of our new museum, I’ve decided, when this term concludes, it will … Continue reading “Academy CEO Dawn Hudson to step down after this term”

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”

AMP Awards: Found Objects Wins Best in 2021 Show

An inspirational spot, titled “Rise and Shine” and created by the agency Light + Co. for the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Foundation, won the Ryan Barkan Best in Show Award for New York’s Found Objects Music Productions at the 2021 AMP Awards for Music & Sound. The Best in Show winner was designed to … Continue reading “AMP Awards: Found Objects Wins Best in 2021 Show”

AMP Awards: Melissa Etheridge set to perform

Melissa Etheridge, the singer, songwriter and activist whose distinctive, smoky vocals, heartland ballads and love songs have earned her multiple Grammy nominations and wins, as well as an Academy Award, will be performing during the upcoming AMP Awards for Music & Sound.  Etheridge will be introducing several categories during the presentation, set for July 22 … Continue reading “AMP Awards: Melissa Etheridge set to perform”

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”

Chicago 7, Palm Springs top ACE Eddie Awards

Editor Alan Baumgarten’s The Trial of the Chicago 7 topped the dramatic feature editing category of American Cinema Editors’s 71st ACE Eddie Awards, while Palm Springs’s Matthew Friedman and Andrew Dickler won the category for best edited comedic feature. This is Baumgarten’s third ACE, who also accepted Eddies for American Hustle in 2014 and Recount in 2009. It was the first Eddie … Continue reading “Chicago 7, Palm Springs top ACE Eddie Awards”

Ma Rainey, Schitt’s Creek win Costume Guild Awards

Last night, the Costume Designers Guild, held its 23rd awards show honoring the best in film, television and short-form costume design. Winners of the virtual ceremony were announced over Twitter. The awards show was hosted by actress Lana Condor. Virtual presenters included Rose Byrne, Andra Day, O-T Fagbenle, Regina King, Carey Mulligan and Amanda Seyfried. “We’ve had to come together as … Continue reading “Ma Rainey, Schitt’s Creek win Costume Guild Awards”

Anthony Anderson set to host 2021 MUAHS Awards

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 reimagined … Continue reading “Anthony Anderson set to host 2021 MUAHS Awards”

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”

Academy Award winner Cloris Leachman passes

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 Moore … Continue reading “Academy Award winner Cloris Leachman passes”

Academy lists new standards for Oscars eligibility

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 Franklin … Continue reading “Academy lists new standards for Oscars eligibility”

Lee to receive Trailblazer Award at 2020 LMGI Awards

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 spectrum … Continue reading “Lee to receive Trailblazer Award at 2020 LMGI Awards”

ADCOLOR announces noms for 14th annual awards

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 Back.” … Continue reading “ADCOLOR announces noms for 14th annual awards”

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

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, and … Continue reading “Florence Pugh, Lulu Wang, John David Washington among Academy invites”

Gustafson most awarded editor at AICP Awards

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, and … Continue reading “Gustafson most awarded editor at AICP Awards”

Tarantino to be honored at Final Draft Awards

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 million … Continue reading “Tarantino to be honored at Final Draft Awards”

AFI Fest 2019 Presented by Audi announces awards

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 for … Continue reading “AFI Fest 2019 Presented by Audi announces awards”

Telly Awards announce call for entries

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 landscape. … Continue reading “Telly Awards announce call for entries”