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2019 Razzie Nominations: ‘Gotti’, ‘Holmes & Watson’, Donald Trump & ‘Happytime Murders’ Among the Worst

Every year, there are plenty of awards honoring the best movies, but only the Golden Raspberry Awards tackle the worst of the worst. The 2019 Razzie nominations have just come in today, and it should come as no surprise that the universally panned Gotti starring John Travolta is one of the most nominated movies with six nods. But Gotti has company since Holmes & Watson and The Happytime Murders also rounded up the same number. The Razzies also decided to take some shots at Donald Trump by givin...
Tags: Movies, Awards, America, Watson, Jamie Foxx, Smith, Donald Trump, Hillary, Berger, John Travolta, Melissa Mccarthy, Holmes, Gotti, Dinesh D Souza, Razzie Awards, Kellyanne Conway


Producers Guild Awards Best Picture Win Cements ‘Green Book’ as the Oscar Front-Runner

With its Saturday night ceremony, the Producers Guild of America has effectively crowned Green Book the front-runner for the Best Picture Oscar. Green Book looks most likely to win the Oscar race after it took the top award at the PGA Awards, which historically has been a reliable predictor for the Oscar Best Picture winner. We’re a day out from the announcement of the Oscar nominations, but the awards race has already found its front-runner with Green Book. The Peter Farrelly biographical c...
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12th Manga Taisho Awards Nominees Announced

The 13 nominees for the 12th annual Manga Taisho Awards have been announced by the awards’ executive committee. The award is limited to series with eight or fewer collected volumes in order to promote newer titles. The nominating committee (composed of staff members from bookstores) each initially vote for five series and the titles with […]
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Green Book Wins Top Honor at the Producers Guild Awards

Ten films were up for the honor, including 'BlacKkKlansman' and 'Bohemian Rhapsody'
Tags: Movies, News, Uncategorized, Awards, Onetime


‘Roma’ and ‘The Favourite’ Lead London Critics’ Circle Winners

After ruling the U.S. critics’ award circuit, “Roma” continued its dominance on the other side of the pond, as the London Film Critics’ Circle announced its winners tonight. A week after landing seven BAFTA nominations, Alfonso Cuarón’s Mexico City memory piece landed film of the year and director of the year honors from the group […]
Tags: Awards, Mexico City, Alfonso Cuarón, BAFTA, Pedro Almodóvar, Roma, London Film Critics Circle, The Favourite, London Critics ' Circle Winners


Oscars: With PGA Victory, ‘Green Book’ Becomes Best Picture Frontrunner

Save for a pair of recent back-to-back discrepancies in “The Big Short” and “La La Land,” the Producers Guild’s Darryl F. Zanuck Award for Theatrical Motion Pictures has been a fairly reliable barometer for the annual Oscar season outcome. At least, ever since both the PGA and film Academy expanded their top categories, sharing the […]
Tags: Awards, Oscars, In Contention, PGA Awards, Darryl F Zanuck, Green Book, La La Land the Producers Guild


No more Emmy ‘screener’ DVDs after 2019

NORTH HOLLYWOOD — Primetime Emmy voters will no longer view TV shows on DVDs as they cast their ballots starting in 2020, the Television Academy announced Friday. DVD “screeners” that are used to promote programming for studios and production houses are currently being delivered to all 25,000 Academy members as they nominate and vote for television programming for the annual Primetime Emmy awards on Sept. 22, 2019. But after this year’s show, the screeners will be eliminated in an effort to save...
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Why the TV Academy Finally Ended Emmys DVD Madness, and Who Might Benefit the Most

Three years ago, Netflix overwhelmed Television Academy members by sending out a 20-pound shipment of DVD screeners. It was an exercise in excess, as insiders suggested that the streamer spent as much as $4 million to produce and ship the multiple boxes. Netflix chief content officer Ted Sarandos hated the idea of sending out these […]
Tags: News, Awards, Netflix, Emmys, Ted Sarandos, Television Academy


‘Roma,’ ‘A Star Is Born’ Poised to Lead Oscar Nominations

Things got ugly this awards season, enough to give you pause about what might still lie ahead once Oscar nominations are announced next week. “Fasten your seatbelts, it’s going to be a bumpy ride,” etc. But as the phase one dust finally begins to settle, what does the landscape look like? On the heels of […]
Tags: Awards, Oscars, Academy Awards, Roma, In Contention


Academy Awards: Final Oscar Predictions in All Categories

Nominations for the 91st Academy Awards will be announced on Tuesday, Jan. 22. Below are In Contention’s final predictions in all 24 categories. Bradley Cooper’s “A Star Is Born” and Alfonso Cuarón’s “Roma” lead the way with 10 expected nominations apiece, while we forecast eight for Yorgos Lanthimos’ “The Favourite” and seven each for Damien […]
Tags: Awards, Bradley Cooper, Alfonso Cuarón, Oscars, Academy Awards, Roma, In Contention, Damien, Yorgos Lanthimos


‘A Quiet Place,’ ‘Roma,’ ‘Jack Ryan’ Among Golden Reel Nominees for Sound Editing

The Motion Picture Sound Editors (MPSE) announced nominations for its 66th annual Golden Reel Awards Friday. On the film side, “First Man,” Mission: Impossible – Fallout,” “A Quiet Place” and “Roma” led the way with three nominations each. Musical dramas “Bohemian Rhapsody” and “A Star Is Born” received two, as did “The Favourite.” Among broadcast […]
Tags: News, Awards, Roma, In Contention, Golden Reel Awards, Mpse, Jack Ryan


How Kevin Feige Defied Naysayers to Build a Lucrative Universe

Given its impact on Hollywood moviemaking, it’s hard to believe that the first movie in the Marvel Cinematic Universe debuted just over a decade ago, reviving “Iron Man” star Robert Downey Jr.’s career in the process. But Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige, who will receive the PGA’s David O. Selznick award for his industry-changing body […]
Tags: Hollywood, Robert Downey Jr, Awards, Pga, Producers Guild of America, Marvel Studios, Marvel Cinematic Universe, Kevin Feige, PGA Awards, David O Selznick


Toby Emmerich Recalls Rachel Adams’ Chemistry Read With Ryan Gosling

In the span of one year, Toby Emmerich ascended to the chairman role at Warner Bros. Picture Group, shepherded the studio’s record-breaking slate at the worldwide box office, and was selected as the latest recipient of the PGA’s Milestone Award, a kudo that has previously gone to execs including Donna Langley and Robert Iger. Among […]
Tags: Awards, Pga, Ryan Gosling, Producers Guild of America, PGA Awards, Donna Langley, Robert Iger, Toby Emmerich, Rachel Adams, Producers Guild Awards, Warner Bros Picture Group, Milestone Award


PGA Presidents Gail Berman and Lucy Fisher on the Need for More Change

Midway through their first year as co-presidents of the Producers Guild, Gail Berman and Lucy Fisher are pleased with their guild’s progress tackling some of the industry’s thorniest issues — sexual harassment and inequality among them — but fully aware how much more work needs to be done. Luckily, as producers and former studio bosses, […]
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Film News Roundup: Jeff Bridges Wins American Society of Cinematographers Honor

In today’s film news roundup, Jeff Bridges is honored by cinematographers, the “Arctic” filmmakers get a first-look deal and releases are set for “Vault,” the Seth Rogen-Charlize Theron comedy and “What Lies Ahead.” BRIDGES HONORED The American Society of Cinematographers has selected Jeff Bridges as the recipient of the organizations’ 2019 Board of Governors Award. […]
Tags: News, Awards, American Society Of Cinematographers, Jeff Bridges, Seth Rogen Charlize Theron


Mj Rodriguez, Nico Santos to Announce GLAAD Media Award Nominations

Mj Rodriguez and Nico Santos are set to announce the nominees for the 30th annual GLAAD Media Awards. The “Pose” star and “Crazy Rich Asians” funny man will make the announcement during a live-stream from the AT&T Hello Lounge at the Sundance Film Festival on Friday, Jan. 25. “The images and stories recognized by the […]
Tags: News, Awards, Festivals, Sundance, GLAAD, Glaad Media Awards, Nico Santos, Sundance Flim Festival, MJ Rodriguez, Mj Rodriguez Nico Santos, AT T Hello Lounge


Listen: From ‘Beale Street’ to ‘Spider-Verse,’ Brian Tyree Henry Was Your 2018 MVP

Welcome to “Playback,” a Variety / iHeartRadio podcast bringing you exclusive conversations with the talents behind many of today’s hottest films. Emmy- and Tony-nominated actor Brian Tyree Henry is coming off a sensational year. A second, acclaimed season of FX’s “Atlanta” sent him headlong into a fall movie season that saw featured roles in Yann […]
Tags: Podcasts, Awards, Atlanta, In Contention, If Beale Street Could Talk, Tony, Beale Street, Yann, Widows, Brian Tyree Henry, Playback, Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse, Playback with Kris Tapley


Constance Wu Wants Her ‘Fresh Off the Boat’ Co-Star Randall Park to Host the Oscars

While the Academy may have decided to go hostless for this year’s Oscars, that doesn’t mean the rest of Hollywood hasn’t stopped thinking about who would be a good choice for the hosting gig. Former host Whoopi Goldberg recently suggested Ken Jeong. Jeong said when he was a guest on “The View,” Goldberg told him […]
Tags: Hollywood, News, Awards, Events, Oscars, Whoopi Goldberg, Goldberg, Constance Wu, Ken Jeong, Randall Park, Crazy Rich Asians, 2019 Oscars, Co Star Randall Park to Host, Ken Jeong Jeong


Netflix’s Oscar Campaign for ‘Roma’ Could Be the Most Expensive in a Decade

Netflix is going for the gold statuette by dropping the equivalent of half a metric ton of gold on its Roma Oscar campaign. The streaming giant is reportedly spending upwards of $20 million on wooing awards body voters for Alfonso Cuaron‘s masterpiece, making it the most expensive campaign in nearly a decade. Not since Columbia Pictures dropped an alleged $25 million on the awards campaign for David Fincher’s The Social Network in 2009 have awards body voters been showered with so many perks...
Tags: Hollywood, Movies, Drama, Awards, Los Angeles, Netflix, Alfonso-Cuaron, The Times, Angelina Jolie, Cbs, The New York Times, Golden Globes, Academy Awards, Fast Company, Roma, David Fincher


‘Orange Is the New Black’ Creator Jenji Kohan to Be Honored by Writers Guild

Jenji Kohan, creator and showrunner of “Orange Is the New Black” and “Weeds,” has been named recipient of the Writers Guild of America West’s Paddy Chayefsky Laurel Award for Television Writing Achievement. She will be honored at the Writers Guild Awards show on Feb. 17 at the Beverly Hilton in Beverly Hills, Calif. “Jenji Kohan’s […]
Tags: Orange Is The New Black, News, Awards, Weeds, Writers Guild of America West, Jenji Kohan, Beverly Hilton, New Black, BEVERLY HILLS Calif, Writers Guild, Orange Is the New Black and Weeds


Safari Club International Receives Sporting Classics Award

From left to right: Scott Chapman, SCI Deputy President-Elect; Steve Skold, SCI President-Elect; Duncan Grant, Sporting Classics Publisher; Doug Painter, Sporting Classics Senior Editor; Paul Babaz, SCI President; Rick Parsons, SCI CEO USA – -(AmmoLand.com)- Duncan Grant, Publisher and Doug Painter, Senior Editor of Sporting Classics magazine presented Safari Club International with the 2019 Sporting Heritage Award of Excellence in their 17th annual Awards of Excellence salute. Nominees for t...
Tags: Usa, Guns, Awards, United States, Reno Nevada, SCI, Reno Sparks Convention Center, Shooting Industry News, Safari Club International, Safari Club International Convention, Safari Club, Rick Parsons, SCI Hunters, SCI Hunters ' Convention, Sporting Classics, Paul Babaz


Aisha Tyler to Host 2019 Directors Guild Awards

The Directors Guild of America has selected Aisha Tyler to host its 71st annual DGA Awards on Feb. 2 at the Hollywood & Highland Center’s Ray Dolby Ballroom in Los Angeles. “We’re excited to have Aisha on board for the 71st annual DGA Awards,” said DGA president Thomas Schlamme. “She is ideally suited to host […]
Tags: News, Awards, Los Angeles, Directors Guild Of America, Hollywood Highland Center, DGA, Aisha, Thomas Schlamme, Aisha Tyler, Ray Dolby Ballroom


An Oscar Season of Anger

The furor that has flared around virtually every major Oscar rival this year has turned the ongoing awards season into a particularly ugly one. As the proceedings continue to devolve into a fit of collective rage aimed at any and all, it’s worth a recap. Just before the season kicked off at the Venice and […]
Tags: Awards, Oscars, Venice, Academy Awards, Columns, Vice, Roma, In Contention, Green Book, Bohemian Rhapsody


Callie Khouri, Boots Riley, Tanya Saracho Set for Final Draft Awards Honors

Final Draft announced the honorees for the screenwriting software’s 14th annual Final Draft Awards Tuesday. Academy Award winning screenwriter Callie Khouri (“Thelma & Louise”) will receive the Hall of Fame Award for her prolific contribution to the art of screenwriting and devotion to writers and the writing community. Khouri also penned the scripts for “Something […]
Tags: Awards, Boots Riley, Khouri, Callie Khouri, Tanya Saracho, Final Draft Awards, Riley Tanya Saracho, Callie Khouri Thelma Louise


‘Avengers,’ ‘Lost in Space,’ ‘Ready Player One’ Lead Visual Effects Society Nominations

The Visual Effects Society announced nominees for the organization’s 17th annual awards on Tuesday. Leading the way in the film and TV fields, respectively, were Marvel’s “Avengers: Infinity War” and Netflix’s “Lost in Space.” Each picked up six nominations. Pixar’s “Incredibles 2” received the most nominations among animated feature contenders with five. “Ready Player One” […]
Tags: News, Awards, Netflix, Pixar, Avengers, Avengers: Infinity War, In Contention, Ready Player One, Visual Effects Society, Lost In Space


‘Black Panther,’ ‘If Beale Street Could Talk’ Snag Scripter Award Nominations

“Black Panther,” “Can You Ever Forgive Me?,” “The Death of Stalin,” “If Beale Street Could Talk,” and “Leave No Trace” have received nominations for the USC Libraries Scripter Award for best movie adaptation. Due to a tie, six noms were announced on Tuesday in the television category for episodes of “The Assassination of Gianni Versace: […]
Tags: News, Awards, Usc, Black Panther, Scripter Awards, If Beale Street Could Talk, Gianni Versace


Alicia Keys to Host 2019 GRAMMYs

We’ve had plenty of time to mull over the nominees for this year’s GRAMMYs, which sees Kendrick Lamar lead the pack with eight nominations. But today, the Recording Academy has announced the host for this year’s awards: Alicia Keys. Continue reading below… “Come vibe with me when I host the Grammys on Sunday, February 10th at 8pm on CBS and CBS All Access. It’s gonna be a zone, zone, zone,” she promises, referencing one of her husband Swizz Beatz’s many catchphrases. IT'S OFFICIAL!...
Tags: Awards, Alicia Keys, Kendrick Lamar, Jazz, Cbs, Grammys, Staples Center, Music News, Recording Academy, Swizz Beatz, Kendrick Lamar Drake Cardi, DsgsYqDNej Recording Academy GRAMMYs


SAG-AFTRA Accuses Academy of ‘Intimidation’ of Awards Presenters

SAG-AFTRA is accusing the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences of intimidation in trying to limit actors from presenting on awards shows other than the Oscars. The union leveled the accusation on Monday, asserting that AMPAS is using “extraordinary and unwarranted pressure” on actors, adding that it is “outrageous” that SAG-AFTRA members are being […]
Tags: News, Awards, Oscars, SAG-AFTRA, SAG Awards, Academy Of Motion Picture Arts And Sciences, Ampas, AFTRA


‘Black Panther,’ ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ Nominated for Best Publicity Campaign

Hollywood publicists have selected nominees for the best publicity campaigns of 2018. On the film front, Disney’s “Black Panther,” Fox’s “Bohemian Rhapsody,” Paramount’s “A Quiet Place,” Sony’s “Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse,” Universal’s “Halloween,” and Warner Bros.’ “Crazy Rich Asians” received nods for the Maxwell Weinberg award for top movie publicity campaign of 2018. Nominated for […]
Tags: Hollywood, News, Disney, Awards, Sony, Black Panther, Maxwell Weinberg, Bohemian Rhapsody, Warner Bros Crazy Rich Asians