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Alfonso Cuarón on Academy’s ‘Inevitable’ Reversal on Televised Oscar Categories

Alfonso Cuarón isn’t exactly surprised that the Academy reversed its decision and will now air all the Oscar categories during the live show on Sunday. Feb. 24. Calling the decision “inevitable,”Cuarón tells Variety that he thinks the Academy should take things even further. “Let’s stop calling them technical categories!” he told Variety on Sunday night […]
Tags: News, Awards, Alfonso Cuarón, Oscars, Academy, Variety, Cuaron, Writers Guild Awards, MJ Rodriguez


Queen to Perform at Oscars

Queen will perform at the Academy Awards ceremony on Sunday, the Motion Picture Academy announced on social media today. The move, which is not completely a surprise, comes in the wake of the blockbuster success of “Bohemian Rhapsody,” the biopic about the band and its late singer, Freddie Mercury. The band now performs under the […]
Tags: News, Awards, Queen, Oscars, Motion Picture Academy, Bohemian Rhapsody, Queen + Adam Lambert


WGA Awards 2019: ‘Can You Ever Forgive Me?,’ ‘Eighth Grade’ Win Screenplay Awards

In a pair of upsets, “Can You Ever Forgive Me?” has won the Writers Guild of America’s adapted screenplay award for Nicole Holofcener and Jeff Whitty and Bo Burnham has won the original screenplay award for “Eighth Grade.” “Can You Ever Forgive Me?,” based on the memoir of the late Lee Israel, topped the screenplays […]
Tags: News, Israel, Awards, Writers Guild Of America, Nicole Holofcener, WGA, Bo Burnham, Jeff Whitty, Wrtiers Guild of America


WGA Awards 2019: Bo Burnham Wins Original Screenplay Award for ‘Eighth Grade’

In a stunning upset, Bo Burnham has won the original screenplay award for “Eighth Grade” from the Writers Guild of America. He credited star Elsie Fisher for his winning the award. Burnham won over Alfonso Cuaron’s “Roma”; Adam McKay’s “Vice”; Bryan Woods, Scott Beck, and John Krasinski’s “A Quiet Place”; and Peter Farrelly, Nick Vallelonga, […]
Tags: News, Awards, Alfonso Cuarón, Writers Guild Of America, Roma, John Krasinski, Adam Mckay, Burnham, WGA, Bo Burnham, Bryan Woods Scott Beck, Elsie Fisher, Peter Farrelly Nick Vallelonga, Wrtiers Guild of America


WGA Awards 2019: Bill Hader’s ‘Barry’ Wins Episodic Comedy Award

The 71st annual Writers Guild Awards are underway at dual ceremonies at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, Calif. and at the Edison Ballroom in New York City. Bill Hader and Alec Berg won the episodic comedy award for the opening segment of HBO’s “Barry,” “Chapter One: Make Your Mark” (“Barry”). Stephanie Gillis won […]
Tags: Hbo, News, New York City, Awards, Barry, Bill Hader, Beverly Hilton Hotel, Alec Berg, BEVERLY HILLS Calif, WGA, Edison Ballroom, Wrtiers Guild of America, Barry Stephanie Gillis


WGA Awards 2019: Announcing Winners Live

The 71st annual Writers Guild Awards are underway at dual ceremonies at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, Calif. and at the Edison Ballroom in New York City. Chelsea Peretti hosted the West Coast ceremonies while Roy Wood Jr. was the emcee in New York Original screenplay nominees are Alfonso Cuaron’s “Roma”; Adam McKay’s […]
Tags: New York, News, Awards, Alfonso Cuarón, West Coast, Roma, Adam Mckay, Beverly Hilton Hotel, BEVERLY HILLS Calif, Roy Wood Jr, WGA, Edison Ballroom, Wrtiers Guild of America, New York City Chelsea Peretti


In Bid to Conquer Oscars, Netflix Mobilizes Savvy Campaigner and Huge Budget

Lisa Taback, who worked with Harvey Weinstein on awards campaigns for best picture winners like “The Artist” and “The King’s Speech,” is in charge of the lavish effort behind “Roma.”
Tags: Movies, News, Awards, Harvey Weinstein, Netflix Inc, Lisa, Alfonso, Cuaron, Academy Awards (Oscars, Decorations and Honors, Huge Budget, Lisa Taback, Roma (Movie, Taback


Steven Spielberg Takes Veiled Shot at Streamers, Urges Filmmakers to Make Movies for Theaters

Steven Spielberg is continuing his quest to push filmmakers to make movies for theaters and not just for television. “I hope all of us really continue to believe that the greatest contributions we can make as filmmakers is to give audiences the motion picture theatrical experience,” the directing legend said on Saturday night while accepting […]
Tags: News, Awards, Events, Netflix, Bradley Cooper, Steven Spielberg, Cas Awards, Cinema Audio Society


‘Bohemian Rhapsody,’ ‘Marvelous Mrs. Maisel’ Among Cinema Audio Society Winners

Queen biopic “Bohemian Rhapsody” won the Cinema Audio Society’s top prize for sound mixing at Saturday night’s 55th annual CAS Awards. The film is Oscar-nominated for sound mixing this year along with “Black Panther,” “First Man,” “Roma” and “A Star Is Born.” In a surprise over heavy-hitters “Incredibles 2” and “Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse,” Wes […]
Tags: News, Awards, Roma, In Contention, Cas Awards, Cinema Audio Society, Maisel, Cinema Audio Society Winners


‘Vice,’ ‘The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel’ Lead Make-Up and Hair Stylists Guild Awards Winners

Adam McKay’s Dick Cheney biopic “Vice,” starring Oscar nominees Christian Bale, Amy Adams and Sam Rockwell, won two awards at the sixth annual Make-Up and Hair Stylists Guild Awards Saturday night. The film won for best period and/or character makeup as well as special makeup effects. “Mary Queen of Scots” received the prize for period […]
Tags: News, Awards, Vice, Dick Cheney, In Contention, Adam Mckay, Sam Rockwell, Maisel, Mary Queen of Scots, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, Christian Bale Amy Adams, Make Up and Hair Stylists Guild Awards


Kacey Musgraves to Present at the Oscars

Hot off her album of the year award at last weekend’s Grammys, Kacey Musgraves has been tapped to present at the Oscars on Feb. 24, Variety has learned. She joins previously announced presenters Chris Evans, Brie Larson, Awkwafina, Daniel Craig, Tina Fey, Whoopi Goldberg, Jennifer Lopez, Amy Poehler, Maya Rudolph, Amandla Stenberg, Charlize Theron, Tessa Thompson, […]
Tags: Kacey Musgraves, News, Awards, Oscars, Grammys Kacey Musgraves


Berlin Film Festival 2019: Nadav Lapid’s ‘Synonyms’ Wins Golden Bear

Israeli director Nadav Lapid’s “Synonyms,” about a young Israeli man in Paris who has turned his back on his native country, won the Golden Bear at this year’s Berlinale on Saturday. The Silver Bear Grand Jury Prize went to François Ozon’s French drama “By the Grace of God,” a fact-based account of the Catholic Church […]
Tags: News, Awards, Global, Paris, Catholic Church, Berlin Film Festival, Francois Ozon, Berlinale, Nadav Lapid


Berlin Film Festival 2019 Award Winners: Complete List

The 69th Berlin Film Festival kicked off on Saturday, with 16 films vying for the Golden and Silver Bears, among them such critically acclaimed entries as Wang Xiaoshuai’s Chinese drama “So Long, My Son” and “By the Grace of God” by François Ozon. Juliette Binoche served as Jury President, with other members of the jury […]
Tags: News, Awards, Global, Berlin Film Festival, Wang Xiaoshuai, François Ozon Juliette Binoche


Berlin Film Festival 2019 Award Winners: Complete List (Updating Live)

The 69th Berlin Film Festival kicked off on Saturday, with 16 films vying for the Golden and Silver Bears, among them such critically acclaimed entries as Wang Xiaoshuai’s Chinese drama “So Long, My Son” and “By the Grace of God” by François Ozon. Juliette Binoche served as Jury President, with other members of the jury […]
Tags: News, Awards, Global, Berlin Film Festival, Wang Xiaoshuai, François Ozon Juliette Binoche


Cinematographers Praise Academy Reversal: ‘We Thank You for Your Show of Respect’

Cinematographers who fought the decision to curtail four Oscar presentations have praised the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences for reversing the exclusions. “We thank you for your show of respect for the hard-working members of the film community, whose dedication and exceptional talents deserve the public recognition this reversal now allows them to enjoy,” […]
Tags: News, Awards, Oscars, American Society Of Cinematographers, Academy Of Motion Picture Arts And Sciences


Cinematographers Hopeful That Academy Will Reverse Oscarcast Exclusions

Cinematographers who are opposing the decision to curtail four Oscar presentations on the telecast have said a “productive” Thursday night meeting with Academy brass may lead to a reversal of the exclusions. American Society of Cinematographers president Kees van Oostrum said in a letter to members Friday that he expects a decision by the end […]
Tags: News, Awards, American Society Of Cinematographers, Academy Awards, Academy, Dawn Hudson, Kees Van Oostrum


Editors Guild President Blasts Oscars Plan: ‘It Just Isn’t a Good Idea’

Editors Guild President Alan Heim has joined the chorus of dissent to the Academy’s plans to present four Oscar categories during commercial breaks and air the moments in condensed form later in the telecast. In an email sent Thursday night to the 8,100 members of the Motion Picture Editors Guild, Heim voiced his union’s opposition […]
Tags: News, Awards, Academy Awards, Academy, Editors Guild, Alan Heim, Motion Picture Editors, Guild Heim


Cinematographers Blast Academy Response on Oscar Telecast Exclusions

Cinematographers opposing the decision to curtail four Oscar presentations on the telecast have blasted the Academy’s latest attempt to assuage concerns about the move. The group responded Thursday to officers of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences’ board of governors, sending a letter Wednesday night to its membership, asserting that no award category […]
Tags: News, Awards, American Society Of Cinematographers, Academy Awards, Academy, Academy Of Motion Picture Arts And Sciences, Cinematographers Blast Academy Response


American Cinema Editors President Denounces Oscars Plans: ‘Please Consider an Alternative’

Stephen Rivkin, president of the American Cinema Editors organization, has issued a statement denouncing the Academy’s plans to present four Oscar categories during the commercial breaks and air the moments in condensed form later in the telecast. The Academy’s plans “will not amount to enough running time to save more than a handful of minutes,” […]
Tags: News, Awards, Oscars, Academy, ACE, American Cinema Editors, Stephen Rivkin


Cinematographers Guild Chief Slams Academy Awards Exclusion: ‘It Is Humiliating’

Steven Poster, national president of the International Cinematographers Guild, blasted the academy’s decision to shorten four awards from the live Oscar broadcast, including the cinematography prize. Poster, whose union represents more than 8,000 members, said the decision is “humiliating” for the winners. He joins a growing chorus of opposition, including high-profile cinematographers and directors, like Spike […]
Tags: News, Awards, Oscars, Steven Poster, International Cinematographers Guild


Spike Lee, Quentin Tarantino, Roger Deakins Blast Academy’s Awards Exclusion in Open Letter

More than 40 high-profile cinematographers and directors including Spike Lee, Quentin Tarantino, and Roger Deakins have blasted the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences’s decision to not televise four of the awards — including best cinematography, best editing, best hair & makeup, and best live action short — in an open letter to AMPAS president […]
Tags: News, Awards, Oscars, Spike Lee, Quentin Tarantino, Academy Of Motion Picture Arts And Sciences, Roger Deakins, Spike Lee Quentin Tarantino Roger Deakins, Spike Lee Quentin Tarantino


‘Black Panther’ Leads NAACP Image Awards Nominations

Disney-Marvel’s blockbuster “Black Panther” has dominated nominations for the 50th annual NAACP Image Awards, scoring a leading 13 nods. “Black Panther” was recognized in the motion picture category alongside “If Beale Street Could Talk,” “BlacKkKlansman,” “Crazy Rich Asians,” and “The Hate U Give.” Chadwick Boseman, who plays the eponymous superhero, and director Ryan Coogler were […]
Tags: News, Awards, Naacp, Ryan Coogler, Black Panther, Chadwick Boseman, NAACP Image Awards, Disney Marvel


People Aren’t Too Happy That These Oscar Categories Are Cut From the Broadcast

"No one single film has ever existed without CINEMAtography"
Tags: News, Uncategorized, Awards, Onetime, Oscars 2019


Here’s Everything You Need to Know About the 2019 Oscars

The Academy Awards date, time—and who's expected to win
Tags: Movies, News, Uncategorized, Awards, Onetime


‘Green Book’ Feels Golden Glow During Awards Season

Every awards season is basically the same, but always includes a few unique exceptions. One of those is Universal-Participant’s “Green Book.” The film has won major prizes (Golden Globe, Producers Guild, Toronto Fest’s People’s Choice Award) and yet no film has been more beaten up, online and in the mainstream media. The bad news: Some […]
Tags: News, Mahershala Ali, Awards, Oscar, Green Book, Grays-gold, Golden Globe Producers Guild Toronto Fest


Sorry Academy, Oscars Ratings and Running Time Don’t Correlate (Opinion)

The producers of the Oscars are hellbent on delivering a show that’s no longer than three hours. With any eye towards tightening the running time, producers have decided to relegate certain categories such as best cinematography to commercial breaks. They’ve told winners that they have 90 seconds from the moment their name is called to […]
Tags: News, Awards, Ratings, Oscars


Gillian Welch, David Rawlings Release Own Take On Oscar-Nommed ‘Buster Scruggs’ Song

Singer/songwriters Gillian Welch and David Rawlings have already been announced as set to perform their Oscar-nominated song from “The Ballad of Buster Scruggs” on the Academy Awards telecast Feb. 24. But no one will have to wait till then to hear the writers’ take on the tune. They’ve released their own recording of “When a […]
Tags: News, Awards, Oscars, Gillian Welch, Gillian Welch David Rawlings, David Rawlings, The Ballad of Buster Scruggs, Buster Scruggs, Music for Screens, Best Original Song


How Brandi Carlile Stole the Grammys

What beats winning some awards on a show? Winning an awards show. There’s no trophy given out for what Brandi Carlile did on the Grammys Sunday, bringing down the house and raising the social media roof with “The Joke.” But she should leave an empty space on her mantle in honor of this moment anyway. […]
Tags: News, Awards, Grammys, Brandi Carlile


With ‘Black Panther’ and Childish Gambino Wins, Ludwig Göransson Sets a Grammy Record

Ludwig Göransson’s Grammy wins Sunday night broke yet another record: The Swedish composer and member of Childish Gambino became the first artist to win song of the year and best score soundtrack for projects in entirely different music genres. Göransson won for his “Black Panther” score and shared the song of the year Grammy with […]
Tags: News, Awards, Grammys, Black Panther, Gambino, Childish Gambino, Goransson, Ludwig Göransson, Childish Gambino Wins Ludwig Göransson



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