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CONSUMER ELECTRONICS SHOW BLASTS CBS, CUTS TIES WITH CNET

February 1, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

In a direct slap at CBS, the International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) added DISH Network’s Hopper DVR as co-winner of its Best of Show award. The Razer Edge gaming tablet had initially been announced as the winner after CNET, which usually determines the award, was ordered by CBS to exclude the Hopper from competition. The […]

PRODUCERS ANNOUNCE NOMINEES FOR PGA AWARD

January 3, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

The producers of some of the year’s biggest blockbusters as well as those of critically acclaimed art films comprised an eclectic list of nominees for the 2012 Producers Guild Award announced on Wednesday. Barbara Broccoli and Michael Wilson, the James Bond filmmakers who are generally overlooked at awards season, were among the nominees for Skyfall, […]

GM TO PUSH CADILLACS ON BET AWARDS

June 14, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

General Motors may have pulled out of the Super Bowl and Facebook, but it appears to be funneling the money it saved from those disengagements into more elaborate and focused sponsorships. Advertising Age reported today (Thursday), that GM’s Cadillac division plans to sponsor the BET Awards for the first time this summer. Often criticized in […]

CANNES IN LOVE WITH AMOUR, WINNER OF PALME D’OR (Updated)

May 28, 2012 by · 2 Comments 

Michael Haneke’s Amour has won the top prize, the Palme d’Or, at the 65th annual Cannes Film Festival. The movie, about an elderly woman, played by Emmanuelle Riva, who suffers a series of strokes, and the husband, played by Jean-Louis Trintignant, who lovingly cares for her, was a favorite of critics from the moment it […]

SANDLER SETS RAZZIE RECORD — WORST IN EVERY CATEGORY

April 2, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

For the first time in its 32-year history, The Golden Raspberry Foundation has awarded Adam Sandler’s Jack and Jill all ten of its annual Razzies. Sandler, who played both the lead roles, received the worst actor and worst actress awards. This year for the first time the were handed out on April Fool’s Day. They […]

TV REVIEWS: THE GOLDEN GLOBES

January 16, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

In the end, the TV critics concluded, Sunday night’s Golden Globes telecast amounted to yet another letdown, not so much because of the choice of winners — best drama: The Descendants; best comedy or musical: The Artist — but because of the commonplace performance of host Ricky Gervais. All of the critics had sharpened their […]

AL-JAZEERA ENGLISH HONORED BY ONLINE JOURNALISM AWARDS

September 30, 2011 by · 1 Comment 

It may still be struggling to find outlets on most cable systems, but al-Jazeera English has been attracting viewers, critical respect, and numerous awards, especially for its coverage of the recent Middle East unrest. Its latest honor comes from the Online Journalism Awards, which gave it its top award for al-Jazeera’s coverage of the uprising […]

CRITICS IN LOCK STEP WITH EMMY VOTERS

June 21, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

It was like the Emmys all over again as Mad Men won the best drama award and Modern Family the best comedy award at the Critics’ Choice Television Awards in Beverly Hills on Monday. The two shows took top Emmy honors last September and are expected to dominate the field when this year’s Emmy nominees […]

EULOGIES FOR DYING SOAPS AT DAYTIME EMMYS

June 20, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Sunday night’s presentation of the Daytime Emmy awards was more like a funeral for soap operas than a celebration of top talent. The ABC soaps All My Children and One Life to Live were up for awards for the last time. At one point, Debbi Morgan of All My Children remarked as she presented an […]

RATINGS DROP FOR TONYS

June 13, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

As usual, Broadway’s Tony Awards was not a ratings winner Sunday night. The awards ceremony, usually the lowest rated of all the show-biz trophy presentations, drew an estimated 6.9 million viewers, according to overnight Nielsens, down slightly from last year’s 7 million viewers and 2009’s 7.4 million. (It was a triumphant night for The Book […]

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