Category Archives: 5 – AWARDS & FESTIVALS NEWS
The popular SoCal film fest announced its winners which included Elizabeth Rohrbaugh and Daniel Powell’s musical drama Becks for U.S. Fiction Award and the supernatural drama The Keeping Hours starring Lee Pace and Carrie Coon for Audience Award for Fiction Feature Film.
The Television Critics Association announced their nominations for the 2017 awards, giving Hulu its very first nomination for the critically acclaimed series The Handmaid’s Tale.
Looking to change the landscape of animation in Hollywood, a brand new annual festival is launching in Los Angeles this fall. Headed up by GKIDS, the Annecy International Animation Festival, and Variety magazine, the event is aiming to fill a gap in the U.S.’ relationship with this medium.
From visionary newcomers like the buzzy Dear Evan Hansen and Come From Away to amazing revivals like Six Degrees of Separation, Hello, Dolly!, and Miss Saigon, check out who walked away with a Tony on Broadway’s biggest night! UPDATED LIVE!
The big winners of the 70th Cannes Film Festival were announced and Ruben Ostlund walked away with the Palme d’Or for his film, The Square. The film by the Force Majeure director is a satire of the art world and stars Claes Bang, Elisabeth Moss, and Dominic West.
Some critics weren’t over the moon for Sophia Coppola’s latest, while others were praising it for flipping the script on the pulpy original. Either way, critics dug deep into the film’s exploration of gender roles.
The Cannes Film Festival is in full-swing and acclaimed director Todd Haynes’ (Carol, Far From Heaven) highly-anticipated adaptation of Brian Selznick’s YA novel Wonderstruck was one of the first films screened at the fest — and it was met with reviews that ranged from raves to lukewarm.
The 26th annual MTV Movie Awards was not its usual event this weekend as it was the first time it combined movie and television categories and removed gendered categories. Beauty and the Beast was the big winner of the night, taking home multiple statues and being the inspiration for the event’s opening number.
As the lines between Hollywood and Broadway become more and more blurred, Christopher Jackson and Jane Krakowski announced the nominations for the 2017 Tony Awards Tuesday morning, with the War & Peace musical Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812 leading the pack.
The Los Angeles Film Festival has scored the Colin Trevorrow-directed The Book of Henry for its opening night film. Starring Naomi Watts, Jaeden Lieberher, Jacob Tremblay, and Sarah Silverman, the family drama-thriller from Focus Features follows a single mother and her genius son as they plan to help a girl who is hiding a dangerous secret.
The Peabody Awards are rolling out the recipients of the prestigious accolade and today they announced their entertainment winners which included the critically acclaimed FX series Atlanta created by and starring Donald Glover as well as the HBO comedy VEEP.
The lineup for this year’s Cannes Film Festival (or as they call it in France, Festival de Cannes) has been announced and it is robust with Oscar bait, highly-anticipated premieres, star-studded features, and a lot of foreign and obscure films that if watched, will make you feel cinematically superior to everyone else.
Though she still has yet to receive the Oscar, although she’s been nominated five times, Amy Adams will receive the American Cinematheque Award at this year’s ceremony on November 10 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel.
The late Carrie Fisher will be among the nine recipients of the Disney Legend Award at this year’s D23 Expo in July. Her co-star Mark Hamill will also be receiving the awards.
MTV is giving their annual entertainment award show two big changes this year. Plus, Jordan Peele’s hit horror film Get Out leads the nominations with six nods.
Recognizing excellence in radio, television, and online media, this year’s list of Peabody Award finalists doesn’t disappoint. From Marvel’s indestructible street hero Luke Cage to the emotional drama of the modern family in This Is Us, the finalists have definitely earned their place on the list.
With each passing year, the inclusion of the LGBTQ community in television, film, and media begins to grow more and more and it was very evident at the 28th Annual GLAAD Media Awards in Los Angeles. Hosted by comedian Cameron Esposito, this year’s ceremony honored films including Moonlight and Other People as well as TV fave Transparent.
The first trailer for Kingsmen: The Golden Circle ends with Channing Tatum saying “fuck yeah!” and we’d like to echo that on behalf of fans, who will no doubt be quite pleased with the star-studded sequel.
Universal Pictures delivered an uneven presentation at CinemaCon, which included a surprise screening of Fate of the Furious, following by the studio’s sister label Focus Feature, celebrating its 15th anniversary with an intriguing 2017 slate.
As expected with D23 just around the corner, Disney kept its cards close to its chest at CinemaCon, where the studio opted to debut Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales in full instead of any new footage from its Marvel, Pixar or Lucasfilm stables.
Paramount has a strong year ahead with new films from George Clooney, Alexander Payne and Darren Aronofsky, but will Viacom’s new mandate to incorporate content from its TV networks ultimately hurt the studio?
The upstart studio is making a major push into the action genre with Den of Thieves, Renegades, The Foreigner and Mark Wahlberg’s upcoming Mile 22.
Big, star-driven movies such as The Dark Tower and Jumani: Welcome to the Jungle also looked good, indicating a strong year ahead for Tom Rothman’s studio.
As they do every year, CinemaCon has bestowed more than a dozen awards upon actors, directors, producers and other members of the industry, so let’s take you through this year’s honorees, shall we?
SXSW recently announced their coveted Audience Award Winners which included Edgar Wright’s highly anticipated Baby Driver as well as the emotional drama The Light of the Moon starring Brooklyn Nine-Nine‘s Stephanie Beatriz. Other big winners include Noel Wells’ (Master of None) directorial debut, Mr. Roosevelt as well as Netflix’s adaptation of Justin Simien’s Dear White People.
The documentary Becoming Bond takes a refreshing approach to the story of one-and-done 007 actor George Lazenby while Bill Nye: Science Guy gives the iconic TV personality the scientific credit he deserves.
Comedy nerds will love how Nobodies puts an absurd slant on a specific part of the comedy community, while the ’90s-set pic Hot Summer Nights fails to pick a lane when it comes to tone.
Whatever you do, don’t call Mr. Roosevelt quirky. Thrift shop dresses are quirky. Ironic coffee shop wall art is quirky. This comedy is not. What could have been an ordinary, boilerplate indie rom-com of the SXSW ilk, is a solid feature debut with lively personality and perspective from Noel Wells.