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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, […]

SAG AWARD NOMINATIONS ANNOUNCED

December 12, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

The cast of Lincoln, Les Miserables, Silver Linings Playbook, Argo, and The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel will be competing for the Screen Actors Guild’s top prize. Lincoln and Les Miserables received the most nominations for individual performances. Daniel Day-Lewis, who starred as the 16th president, was nominated in the lead actor category, while Sally Field […]

GRAMMY VOTERS SNUB TOP POP STARS, RATINGS FALL

December 7, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Wednesday night’s fifth annual Grammy Nominations Concert Special on CBS again produced lackluster ratings, drawing just 5.4 million viewers, down 4 percent from 5.6 million last year. But the nominations themselves may foreshadow deeper ratings drops for the Grammy Awards telecast itself on Feb. 10. Completely ignored were some of the year’s biggest recording sensations, […]

ACADEMY MOVES UP DATE FOR ANNOUNCEMENT OF OSCAR NOMINEES

September 19, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences would prefer that its members actually see the movies they’re voting for. They are therefore giving them five extra days to do so — by moving up their announcement of the Oscar nominees to January 10 from the previously scheduled January 15. The members will then have […]

POTTER OSCAR SNUB CONFOUNDS INDUSTRY

January 25, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

The omission of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows — Part 2 from the list of nominees for best picture was the subject of numerous blogs and newspaper commentaries on Tuesday — not to mention water-cooler talk at Hollywood studios. Warner Bros. had made a big push for nominations, but the film received only a […]

OSCAR-NOMINATED FILMS TO GET A SECOND CHANCE

January 25, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

The major studios are hoping to capitalize on Oscar nominations this weekend by expanding nominated films that have not yet been released on DVD. “The Oscar spotlight could boost several contenders at the box office,” Daily Variety observed, then commented, “It better: The class of 2011 consists of some comparative underachievers.” Only one film in […]

OSCAR NOMINAtING BALLOTS: THEY’RE IN THE MAIL

December 28, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Oscar nomination ballots were sent out on Tuesday to the 5,783 voting members of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. They have until Jan. 13 to return them. As usual, the votes will be tallied by the accounting firm PriceWaterhouseCoopers, and the winning nominees will be announced on Jan. 24. Winners are due […]

THE ARTIST LEADS GOLDEN GLOBES NOMINATIONS

December 15, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Who would ever have thought that a silent movie, in black and white, with no major stars and an unknown director would wind up with the most Golden Globes nominations this year? Well, the Hollywood Foreign Press Association, which has a long history of surprising nominations, announced early today (Thursday) that The Artist had indeed […]

PRODUCERS WON’T PUT TWO AND A HALF MEN UP FOR EMMY NOD

May 31, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

In what probably amounts to little more than another move to put the Charlie Sheen mess behind it, CBS and Warner Bros. TV have decided not to submit Two and a Half Men for consideration for an Emmy in the best comedy series category, Dateline.com reported on Monday. Although it has consistently pulled the top […]

THE KING’S SPEECH LEADS OSCAR NODS

January 25, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Members of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences bowed and curtsied to The King’s Speech today (Tuesday) as they bestowed 12 Oscar nominations on the movie, including best film, best director (Tom Hooper), best actor (Colin Firth), best supporting actress (Helena Bonham Carter), best supporting actor (Geoffrey Rush), screenplay (David Seidler) and editing […]