Category Archives: Awards and Nominees

Announcement: 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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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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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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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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The Complete List of 2017 People’s Choice Awards Nominations

peoples choice awards excerptAs we head into a season of indie films and critical darlings fighting for a few awards season nominations, the 2017 People’s Choice Awards has released their list of nominees, celebrating the big hits that gained pop culture notoriety over the past year.

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The Complete List of TV Nominations for the 22nd Annual Critics’ Choice Awards

critics-choice-excerptThe nominees for the 22nd Annual Critics’ Choice Awards were announced today, and with no surprise, HBO took the top spot raking in 22 nominations while ABC and Netflix tied for second with 14 nods. With critically acclaimed shows like The Americans, the new Donald Glover comedy Atlanta, and the uber-successful The People Vs. OJ Simpson FX ranked fourth.

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Michael De Luca and Jennifer Todd Confirmed to Produce 89th Academy Awards

Michael De Luca Jennifer Todd ExcerptThe search for next year’s Oscars producers has finally been completed. The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced Friday that Michael De Luca and Jennifer Todd will produce the 89th Academy Awards, which is set to air on Sunday, February 26 on ABC.

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Meryl Streep to Receive Cecil B. DeMille Award at 2017 Golden Globe Awards

Meryl Streep ExcerptThree-time Oscar winner and eight-time Golden Globe winner Meryl Streep will be receiving the top prize at the 74th annual Golden Globe Awards early next year. The Hollywood Foreign Press Association announced Streep will be the next recipient of the Cecil B. DeMille Award.

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The Complete List of 2016 Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts Award Nominees

hacksaw-ridge-excerptThe Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts recently announced their nominees for 2016. Leading the pack is the Mel Gibson-directed Hacksaw Ridge. The World War II drama which has been garnering Oscar buzz stateside nabbed 13 nominations including Best Film, Best Direction, and a nod for Andrew Garfield for Be

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Complete List of Gotham Independent Film Awards Nominations

gotham awards excerptManchester by the Sea is leading the Gotham Independent Film Awards as the nominees were announced today with four nominations including best feature. They will face off against Certain Women, Everybody Wants Some, Moonlight, and Paterson.

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2016 Streamy Awards Names Yousef Erakat as Entertainer of the Year

yousef-erakat-excerptYouTube personality Yousef Erakat (also known as FouseyTube) nabbed the audience choice award for “Entertainer of the Year” at the 6th Annual Streamy Awards which honors the best in online video and the creators behind it.

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Eddie Murphy to Receive Career Achievement Award at the Hollywood Film Awards

eddie-murphy-excerptOscar-nominated actor Eddie Murphy will be honored with the Career Achievement Award at the 20th annual Hollywood Film Awards which will be hosted by James Corden and held on November 6 at the Beverly Hilton.

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Academy Announces Nicholl Fellowship Screenwriter Winners

nicholl-excerptFrom the 6,915 scripts that were submitted, the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences chose four individuals and one screenwriting team as winners for the 2016 Nicholl Fellowships in Screenwriting competition.

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11 of the Best Moments From the 68th Annual Emmy Awards

emmy-kimmel-excerptFrom surprise wins to diversity discussion to peanut butter and jelly sandwiches, this year’s Emmy Awards served up a handful of memorable moments. Although the ceremony hit an all-time low of 11.3 million viewers, it still didn’t take away from the fact that the Emmys, if done right, are an awards show that can actually be fun to watch.

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TIFF — “La La Land” Takes Home Audience Prize, Plus More Winners from the Festival

LLL d 29 _5194.NEFLa La Land, Free Fire, and I Am Not Your Negro took home the People’s Choice Awards at this year’s Toronto International Film Festival.

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The Winners Of The 68th Primetime Emmy Awards

excerptJimmy Kimmel hosted the 68th Primtime Emmy Awards in Los Angeles on Sunday in a swiftly-paced event that saw plenty of perennial favorites take home statues, including Game of Thrones and Veep, as well as some first-time wins for stars Kate McKinnon, Rami Malek, and Tatiana Maslany. See the full list of winners from television’s biggest night.

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The 2016 Emmys: Who Will Win and Who Should Win

Emmys ExcerptOften times award shows feel like they can be fairly predictable, and in many categories, the 68th annual Emmy Awards are no different. This isn’t so much a “will win” and “should win” as it is a first and second choice, because this year, the Emmy nominations are stacked with some serious talent.

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Your Complete Guide to the 68th Annual Emmy Awards Parties and Events

68th-emmys excerptOn Sunday, ABC and host Jimmy Kimmel will present the 68th annual Emmy Awards and we’ve got your complete guide to the pre-parties, after-parties, and other events taking place around television’s biggest night.

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2016 Nicholl Screenwriting Fellowship Shortlist Announced

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The Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences Nicholl Fellowships in Screenwriting has announced 11 individuals and one writing team as the finalists of this year’s pool which consisted of 6,915 original screenplay submissions.

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The Complete List of Winners from the 2016 Venice Film Festival

Emma Stone ExcerptThe Venice Film Festival recently concluded on Saturday and some of the best-reviewed films of the festival went home with big prizes, including Tom Ford’s second directorial outing with Nocturnal Animals and Damien Chazelle’s La La Land.

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