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The 2018 Screen Actors Guild Awards Nominations

SAGAwards2018Steven Spielberg’s The Post was one of the more notable shut-outs with Greta Gerwig’s Lady Bird and Jordan Peele’s Get Out getting extra love. Winners will be announced on Jan. 21,, airing live on TNT and TBS with the first-ever host being actor Kristen Bell.

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The Black List 2017

black listThe Black List 2017 has arrived! We have the complete list of screenplays and their writers, compiled from the suggestions of over 250 film executives.

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Golden Globes: The Complete List of Nominations for the 75th Annual Awards

Golden GlobesThe Hollywood Foreign Press Association is announcing the nominations for the 75th annual Golden Globes this morning with the winners announced on Sunday, January 7 at 5 PM PT/8 PM ET live on NBC, hosted by Seth Meyers.

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Why the Academy Should Reduce the Best Picture Nominees Back Down to Five

Ocsars900507Looking at a few reasons why the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences can cut back on the Best Picture nominees to make the main Oscar race seem that much more special.

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Golden Globe Film Predictions – What Surprises Might be in Store?

Golden GlobesWe examine ten of the main categories in the annual awards from the Hollywood Foreign Press before nominations are announced Monday.

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AFI Goes Indie for Top 10 Films and TV Programs of 2017

AFITop102017Wonder Woman, Dunkirk and The Post represent the studios while the seven other selections were all independent films.

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WGA Awards TV Nominations: “Handmaid’s Tale,” “Glow” Lead With Multiple Nominations

Late Handmaid’s Tale is going up against The Americans, Better Call Saul, Game of Thrones and Stranger Things for Best Drama while Glow is vying for Best Comedy against Curb Your Enthusiasm, Master of None, Silicon Valley and Veep.

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“The Shape of Water,” “Feud: Bette and Joan” Top The 23rd Critics Choice Nominations

The Shape of WaterLady Bird, Call Me By Your Name, Dunkirk and Blade Runner 2049 also received multiple nominations while the television nominations were far more spread out.

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THE 2017 HIT LIST STATS, COMPARISONS, FACTS, FIGURES & FUN

Hit-LIst-2017-Excerpt-Image-200x133A detailed and in-depth breakdown on all stats, numbers, trends, reps, companies, and overall analysis from the 2017 Hit List, including information on writers, agencies, agents, management companies, managers, and genres, and how they stack up with the seven years of Hit Lists that came before them.

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PRESENTING THE 2017 HIT LIST – THE BEST SPEC SCRIPTS OF THE YEAR

Hit-LIst-2017-Excerpt-Image-200x133With the release of our eighth annual list, we’re incredibly proud to shine a light on this year’s writers, and the projects that made them the talk of the town in 2017.

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Hit Makers of The Hit List: A Look Back at Hit List Alums

Hit-LIst-2017-Excerpt-Image-200x133Soon we’ll be releasing the 2017 Hit List, our compilation of the best year’s best spec scripts as voted on by industry professionals. In preparation for its release, we’re taking a look back at the writers who made the Hit List in years past!

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“Late Night with Seth Myers” Writer Amber Ruffin Set to Host WGA East Awards Ceremony

AmberRuffin2NBC is developing a semi-autobiographical sitcom based on Ruffin, and she also writes for Comedy Central’s Detroiters.

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Disney-Pixar’s “Coco” Tops 45th Annual Annie Awards Nominations

CocoBoxOfficeTN2Pixar Animation’s 19th film received 13 nominations, while GKIDS and Cartoon Saloon’s The Breadwinner received 10 nominations.

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Kristen Bell Will Be the First SAG Awards Host

KristenBellSAGAwardsThe star of Disney’s Frozen and the Bad Moms movies will break the SAG tradition of not having a host for their annual awards show.

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L.A. Film Critics Association Loves “Call Me By Your Name,” “The Shape of Water”

cmbynshapeofwaterTimothée Chalamet, Willem Dafoe and Laurie Metcalf continue their support from the critics with recognition in their respective acting categories.

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Eleven of the Biggest Surprises from the Sundance Lineup Announcement

DontWorrySundanceNicolas Cage playing a cult leader? A Tony Gilroy political thriller? A new Gus van Sant movie, a timely doc about Gloria Allred and Rupert Everett as Oscar Wilde (and possibly Oscar fodder?) could make this a wild and crazy Sundance indeed.

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New York Film Critics Circle Picks Greta Gerwig’s “Lady Bird” As Best Picture

LadyBirdTNThe film’s star, Saoirse Ronan, was also honored as Best Actress, while Sean Baker was honored as Best Director for The Florida Project.

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Sundance 2018: Kristen Stewart’s Lizzie Borden Movie, Robin Williams Documentary Highlight Festival Lineup

LizzieBWhile there are plenty of new directors (47 first-time directors to be exact, including actors Paul Dano and Idris Elba), there are even more returning filmmakers, such as Sebastian Silva, Desiree Akhavan, Nicolas Pesce and the Zellner brothers.

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Spielberg’s “The Post” Scores With National Board of Review While “Get Out” Gets More Love

ThePostNBRThe group that’s been around since 1909 gave Peele the award for Best Director and gave a special Spotlight award to Wonder Woman‘s Patty Jenkins and Gal Gadot.

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“Call Me by Your Name,” Jordan Peele’s “Get Out” Score Big at Gotham Awards

CMBYNGothamsTNThe Luca Guadagnino-directed coming-of-age drama scored two Gotham Awards, while Jordan Peele’s horror flick won three.

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“Call Me By Your Name,” “Get Out” Receive Multiple Nominations for 33rd Film Independent Spirit Awards

callmebyyournameTNGreta Gerwig’s Lady Bird, Chloé Zhao’s The Rider and Kogonado’s Columbus also among the multiple nominees. Dee Rees’ Mudbound to receive Robert Altman award.

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The Oscar Map #2: “Lady Bird” Comes On Strong, But “The Post” Is Still the Movie to Beat Thanks to Meryl Streep

Unfairly or not, Ridley Scott’s “All the Money in the World” is now doomed as far as awards go in the wake of the Kevin Spacey scandal.

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THE YOUNG AND HUNGRY LIST 2017 – THE TOP 100 WRITERS ON THE VERGE!

Voted on by Hollywood’s most influential players, the list distinguishes a fresh slate of up-and-coming creatives preparing to take the industry by storm.

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Young & Hungry No More — A Look Back At Young & Hungry Alums

Just days away from the release of this year’s Young & Hungry List, we wanted to recognize some of the best scribes featured over the past seven years since the list’s creation.

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Jordan Peele’s “Get Out” Leads IFP Gotham Awards with Four Nominations

GothamsGetOUtTN“Call Me By Your Name,” “Lady Bird,” “The Florida Project”& “Columbus” also receive multiple nominations.

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A Record 92 Countries Submit Films for the Oscar Foreign Language Race

oscarforeignlanguageTNAngelina Jolie and Michael Haneke are two of the more high-profile filmmakers among the 92 whose films were submitted, which will have to be culled down to a shortlist of nine with the final five nominees announced in January.

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NYFF: Alex Gibney’s Latest Doc “No Stone Unturned” Involves a Chilling Unsolved Murder in Northern Ireland

NoStoneUnturnedTNThe Oscar-winning filmmaker explores the 1994 Loughinisland massacre which went unsolved for decades, caught up in red tape and bureaucracy.

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TORONTO: True Stories Abound at the 42nd Annual Film Fest, But Which Ones are Actually Believable?

battle of the sexesAnalyzing sixteen of the movies at this year’s TIFF said to be “based on true stories” to see which ones are worth seeing, which ones have Oscar chances and most of all, which ones you can believe were really true stories.

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Toronto: Samuel Goldwyn Picks Up Award-Winning Western “Sweet Country”

sweetcountryexcerptWarwick Thornton’s Western set in the Australian Outback premiered at TIFF as part of the Platform section and won the jury-selected award in that section. It stars Hamilton Morris, Ewen Leslie and Sam Neill.

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Toronto: 13 More Memorable Performances From the Festival, Including James Franco as Tommy Wiseau

James FrancoPeople will be talking about Sally Hawkins’ turn as a mute cleaning lady in Guillermo del Toro’s adult fairy tale The Shape of Water, but don’t forget about Richard Jenkins, who nearly steals the show.

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