Category Archives: Awards and Nominees

The Deadpool Oscar Consternation

DeadpoolDeadpool was one of the best pictures of the year, but will the Academy deter from their usual practice of voting for award-bait drama films and nominate this wisecracking superhero flick? And if it does, will it mean anything to the larger landscape of blockbusters and the Oscars?

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“La La Land,” “Moonlight,” “Birth of a Nation” Among 2017 DGA Award Nominees For Film

dga-excerptOn Wednesday, the Directors Guild of America unveiled their TV picks for their 69th annual DGA Awards and today, they have unveiled their nominees in the feature film categories. The list include usual suspects: La La Land‘s Damien Chazelle, and Moonlight‘s Barry Jenkins. A nod was also given to Nate Parker for The Birth of a Nation, which has been noticeably absent this awards season.

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DGA Announces Award Nominees For TV, Commercial, & Documentary Categories

stranger-things-excerptThe Directors Guild of America revealed the nominees for their 69th annual DGA Awards in the TV, commercials and documentary categories. Stranger ThingsWestworld and The People v. O.J. received nods for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Dramatic Series while Golden Globe winner Atlanta and HBO favorites Silicon Valley and Veep were nominated for comedy.

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The Complete List of 2017 BAFTA Awards Nominations

I Daniel Blake ExcerptRight after taking home a record number of Golden Globes, Damien Chazelle’s La La Land once more came out on top with an astonishing 11 nominations for the BAFTAs. The British Academy also gave recognition to films from their own country, namely the Cannes-winner I, Daniel Blake.

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“Moonlight,” “La La Land,” & “Deadpool” Among 2017 PGA Film Nominees

pga-excerptWith the Golden Globes in the rear view mirror, awards season is now heading into Guild territory. The latest to announce its nominees is the Producers Guild of America. They recently unveiled their TV nominees, but today they have announced their picks for the categories of theatrical motion pictures and animated theatrical motion pictures.

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The Complete List of Winners from the 74th Golden Globes (Live Updates)

Jimmy Fallon GG ExcerptThe complete list of winners from the 74th Golden Globe Awards hosted by Jimmy Fallon. Find out who took home the top prizes in film and television at this year’s ceremony!

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The Golden Globes 2017: Who Will Win & Who Should Win

moonlightWe’ve picked a few of the best and brightest categories that will be honored this Sunday, January 8 at the 74th Annual Golden Globe Awards to give our take on who we think is going to win… and who we think should win in the world of film and television.

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“Westworld,” “Atlanta,” & “Stranger Things” Included in Producers Guild TV Nominees

pga-excerptOn Thursday, the Producers Guild of America announced their slate of nominees in the categories of television series/specials, children’s programs, longform television, sports programs and digital series. Among the shows recognized were newcomers Westworld, Atlanta, and Stranger Things. Critically acclaimed series The Night Of and The People v. O.J. Simpson also received noms.

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The Complete List of Writers Guild Awards Theatrical Screenplay Nominations

loving-excerptThis morning the Writers Guild of America announced their theatrical and documentary screenplay nominations for the 69th annual Writers Guild Awards. These awards will be given out at simultaneous Los Angeles-New York ceremonies on Sunday, February 19.

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Online Film Critics Society Awards: The Complete List of Winners

moonlight-excerptThe Online Film Critics Society gave out their awards for 2016 and Moonlight led the pack with four wins for Best Picture, Director, Supporting Actor and Supporting Actress. Barry Jenkins’ coming-of-age drama tied with La La Land with seven nominations. Damien Chazelle’s musical love letter to Los Angeles nabbed two awards for Best Editing and Cinematography.

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Film Independent Spirit Awards Tap Nick Kroll & John Mulaney to Host

<> at Brasserie 8 1/2 on October 10, 2016 in New York City.Oh, Hello on Broadway stars Nick Kroll and John Mulaney have booked hosting duties at next month’s Film Independent Spirit Awards. The event will air live on IFC on February 25.

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Your Complete Guide to the 74th Annual Golden Globes Parties and Events

Golden GlobesLeading up to and on the day of the Golden Globes this Sunday, there will be a variety of events and we have the run-down on all the pre-parties, after-parties, and more. We’ll continue to update the list throughout the week as more information comes our way.

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The Complete List of ACE Eddie Awards Nominations

ace awardsAhead of their awards ceremony on Friday, January 27, the ACE Eddie Awards have announce this years nominations. Picks were chosen by members of the American Cinema Editors and continue the reigning favorites of awards season with La La Land, Moonlight, and Manchester by the Sea all landing noms.

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The Tracking Board’s State of the Race: A Look at this Year’s Top Oscar Contenders

Academy-Awards-StatuesAwards season is in full swing and there is a long road until the 89th Annual Academy Awards, which are slated to air on February 26, 2017 on ABC. The nominations for the coveted statuette won’t be announced until January 24, 2017, but favorites have already emerged from the pack — and the competition is stiff.

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Screen Actors Guild Awards 2017: Complete List of Nominations

The Crown Season 1Sophia Bush and Common revealed the nominations for the 23rd annual Screen Actors Guild Award and needless to say, they turned several heads. Current awards frontrunner La La Land failed to land a Best Ensemble nomination, while the television categories are dominated by newcomers Stranger Things, The Crown, and Westworld.

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Critics’ Choice Awards 2016: Complete List of Winners

Damien Chazelle Critics Choice ExcerptLast night, the 2016 Critics’ Choice Awards handed out the top prizes to various categories in film and television, further heating up the awards race. Damien Chazelle’s musical breakout La La Land took top honors for film, while Game of Thrones and Silicon Valley nabbed the highest awards in the television race.

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Golden Globes 2017: Complete List of Nominations

LLL d 29 _5194.NEFThe Hollywood Foreign Press Association announced  nominations for the 74th annual Golden Globes and as usual, they were plenty of expected honorees, surprises, and, of course, snubs. Leading the pack on the film side of things was La La Land, which raked in seven nominations including  Best Musical or Comedy, Best Actor & Actress for Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone as well as a nod for Damien Chazelle for Best Director.

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Jimmy Kimmel Tapped to Host 2017 Academy Awards

kimmelThe Jimmy Kimmel Live! host has been tapped to host 2017 Academy Awards. While he’s hosted several other live shows, including the 2016 Emmy Awards, this will be his first time hosting the Oscars, the film industry’s biggest night of the year.

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“Stranger Things,” “Westworld,” & “This Is Us” Included in This Year’s WGA TV Nominatons

wga-tv-excerptThe Writers Guild of America (WGA) has unveiled their nominees for their yearly TV awards. Shows hoping to nab top honors include many newcomers such as HBO’s Westworld and Netflix’s nostalgic breakout hit Stranger Things. Better Call Saul and Unbreakable Kimmy Scmidt also nabbed in multiple nods.

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“Moonlight” Named Best Picture of 2016 by Los Angeles Film Critics Association

20151023_Moonlight_D08_C2_K2_0537.tifIn just one weekend, the race for Best Picture picked up steam and became a certifiable three-way race as Barry Jenkins’ moving three-act drama Moonlight took home the top prize from the Los Angeles Film Critics Association. This win follows both Manchester by the Sea and La La Land winning Best Film from the National Board of Review and the New York Film Critics Circle, respectively.

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Complete List of British Independent Film Awards Winners

brit indie awards excerptAndrea Arnold’s American Honey has come out on top of the British Independent Film Awards with four wins at Sunday night’s event. The film won prizes in directing for Arnold, star Sasha Lane for acting, craft for Robbie Ryan, and top British Independent Film.

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PRESENTING THE 2016 HIT LIST – THE BEST SPEC SCRIPTS OF YEAR

Copy of 200x140 HL Social Media AdsFeaturing 92 scripts, 101 writers, more than 70 production companies & studios, 46 different agencies & management companies, and more than 200 individual reps, this year’s list is one of the most diverse and exciting we’ve ever released.

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New York Film Critics Circle Gives Top Honors to “La La Land”

la-la-land-excerptFollowing Manchester by the Sea’s top win from the National Board of Review, the New York Film Critics Circle has gone in a different direction, naming La La Land the Best Film of 2016. Plus, a three-way race between La La Land, Manchester, and Moonlight is starting to emerge.

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Critics’ Choice Awards 2016: The Complete List of Nominees

LLL d 41-42_6689.NEFThe nominees for the 22nd annual Critics Choice Awards were unveiled and Damien Chazelle’s throwback Hollywood musical spectacular La La Land came out on top with 12 nods including Best Picture as well as Best Actor and Actress for Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone. On the heels of La La Land were the Amy Adams sci-fi drama Arrival and Barry Jenkins’ enriching coming-of-age pic Moonlight with 10 nominations each.

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National Board of Review Names “Manchester by the Sea” Best Film of 2016

MBTS_3869.CR2The Casey Affleck drama Manchester by the Sea just got a few more notches on its belt as awards seasons ramps up. The National Board of Review named it the Best Film of the Year and Affleck earned the title of Best Actor. Barry Jenkins was named Best Director for Moonlight while Naomie Harris won Best Actress. The two are early frontrunners in this year’s Oscar race.

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Lewis Black Lands WGA Awards Hosting Duties

lewis black excerptInside Out‘s Lewis Black is set to host the 2017 Writers Guild Awards. The ceremony will take place at New York’s Edison Ballroom on February 19. This year marks the first time that the show’s producing and writing team will be led by women with Bonnie Datt and Shannon Walker producing and Ann Cohen booked as head writer.

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Ridley Scott to Receive Lifetime Achievement Award from Directors Guild of America

Ridley Scott ExcerptFamed director Ridley Scott has been named next year’s recipient of the lifetime achievement award from the Directors Guild of America. He will be the thirty-fifth visionary to receive this top honor, chosen by both present and past presidents of the guild.

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Gotham Independent Film Awards 2016: Complete List of Winners

moonlight-excerptThe 2016 Gotham Independent Film Awards were given out this week and Barry Jenkins’ opus of identity and love, Moonlight won big nabbing honors for Best Feature, Best Screenplay, and previously announced Special Jury Award for Ensemble Performance. Meanwhile Casey Affleck, despite the recently resurfacing of his sexual harassment allegations, won for his starring role in Manchester by the Sea.

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The Complete List of 2016 Annie Award Nominations

zootopia-excerptThe nominations for the 44th Annie Awards were announced and Zootopia led the pack for the animation industry’s top honors. The Mouse House also received nominations for Finding Dory and the recently released Moana while Laika’s Kubo and the Two Strings nabbed 10 nods.

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The Complete List of 2017 Independent Spirit Award Nominations

spirit-awards-excerptThe nominations for the 2017 Independent Spirit Awards were announced today at the W Hotel in Hollywood by Jenny Slate and Edgar Ramirez. Leading the pack in nominations are American Honey and Moonlight, which garnered six nominations each. The drama Manchester by the Sea received five noms while the biopic Jackie got four.

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