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”

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”

Reel 360’s 2020 Academy Awards predictions

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 increase … Continue reading “Reel 360’s 2020 Academy Awards predictions”

2020 Film Independent Spirit Award winners announced

That is a wrap for the “coolest” awards show in Hollywood. Actually, on the beach in Santa Monica. Top honors were handed out today at the 35th Film Independent Spirit Awards ceremony to The Farewell, Uncut Gems, The Lighthouse, Marriage Story, Judy, Booksmart and See You Yesterday. Give Me Liberty, American Factory and Parasite also received awards. In addition to being the celebration that honors … Continue reading “2020 Film Independent Spirit Award winners announced”

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”

American Music Awards announce winners

Last night, the world’s biggest artists and pop culture icons came together to honor idols, newcomers and record-breakers at the “2019 American Music Awards,” which is voted on entirely by fans. AMA nominees are based on key fan interactions as reflected on Billboard.com, including streaming, album and digital song sales, radio airplay, social activity and … Continue reading “American Music Awards announce winners”

Tisha Campbell, Tichina Arnold host ‘Soul Train Awards’

BET Networks has announced the hosts and nominees for the 2019 Soul Train Awards across 12 different categories. The annual celebration recognizes the best in Soul, R&B and Hip-Hop from both established industry legends and the next generation of promising artists.     Taking place on November 17, 2019 at the Orleans Arena in Las … Continue reading “Tisha Campbell, Tichina Arnold host ‘Soul Train Awards’”

DuVernay, Wiley, Carter honored at GLAAD Media Awards

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 duet … Continue reading “DuVernay, Wiley, Carter honored at GLAAD Media Awards”

Rocket Film, Telly Awards, Daufenbach in the news

Rocket Film signs Dawn Rao and Sam Sloma Rocket Films announced on Halloween that Chicagoans Dawn Rao and Sam Sloma will handle Midwest representation for the bicoastal production company. The appointment coincides with the signing of Tracy Fetterman and Jeanie DiMaggio, who will handle West Coast representation. In addition to wielding a roster of directors … Continue reading “Rocket Film, Telly Awards, Daufenbach in the news”

Laughlin Constable wins big at Milwaukee 99 Awards

Laughlin Constable’s “Best of Show” for Lambeau Field Supper Club Installation at the annual United Adworkers 2017 Milwaukee 99 Awards was one of several victories claimed by the agency during the Oct. 13 event. Described by LC as “a major focal point of Travel Wisconsin’s marketing efforts,” the Supper Club Installation offers the look and … Continue reading “Laughlin Constable wins big at Milwaukee 99 Awards”