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by Quendrith Johnson, Los Angeles Correspondent
Paul Williams won big last night at the GRAMMYs. Besides accepting for Daft Punk, he is a singer-songwriter known the world over.
It is hard to imagine that songwriting was a second choice for Paul Williams, a composer/lyricist whose legacy of hit songs is known by heart by many from the recordings of artists as diverse as The Carpenters, Ray Charles, David Bowie, Kermit the Frog, The Dixie Chicks, Daft Punk, and most recently D...
By Maria Esteves – January 27, 2014
The 56th Annual GRAMMY Awards hosted by LL COOL J commenced Sunday, January 26, 2014, 8:00pm ET at Staples Center in Los Angeles and aired live on CBS Television Network. Presented by The Recording Academy, the Grammy Awards honor musical excellence in the recording arts and sciences to artists and technical professionals of 2013. DAFT PUNK received five GRAMMYs including Record of the Year for Get Lucky; MACKLEMORE & RYAN LEWIS received three GRAM...
by Quendrith Johnson, Los Angeles Correspondent
When Alfonso Cuarón directed and co-wrote the critically acclaimed Y Tu Mamá También in 2001, it was obvious the Mexican-born director had a few tricks up his sleeve. Last night he paid off those expectations with a huge victory in a tough field as Best Director at the DGA Awards.
Cuarón was up against the heavies: Martin Scorsese (The Wolf of Wall Street), Steve McQueen (12 Years a Slave), David O. R...
Whiplash / U.S.A. (Director and screenwriter: Damien Chazelle)
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Rich Hill, Whiplash, Return to Homs and To Kill a Man Earn Grand Jury Prizes
Audience Favorites Include Alive Inside: A Story of Music & Memory, Whiplash, The Green Prince, Difret and Imperial Dreams
Sundance Institute announced the Jury, Audience and other special awards of the 2014 Sundance Film Festival at the feature film Awards Ceremony, hosted by Nick Offerman and Megan Mullally, in Park City, Utah. Video of the ceremony in its entirety is available at www.sundance.or...
Screen Actors Guild Awards® Executive Producer Kathy Connell announced today that the 21st Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards®, honoring the outstanding performances of calendar year 2014, has been scheduled for Sunday, Jan. 25, 2015. The 2015 SAG Awards® ceremony will be simulcast live on TNT and TBS at 8 p.m. ET/ 5 p.m. PT, marking the 18th consecutive year the SAG Awards have been telecast on television’s destination for drama and the 10th year on cable’s top-rated come...
The Oscars are not only the biggest awards in the film industry, but they are also the second most watched televised annual event on the planet after the Superbowl. Whether you are a movie aficionado who wants to see their favourite film, actor or director get the recognition they deserve or a celebrity watcher who wants to see who has the most outrageous red carpet attire, the Oscars is a spectacle few people can resist. What you may not know, however, is that it is also one of the most bet upo...
Emerging Artists from Vietnam/UK, Australia, Denmark and India Selected for their Visionary Projects
Sundance Institute and Mahindra today announced the winners of the 2014 Sundance Institute | Mahindra Global Filmmaking Award, in recognition and support of emerging independent filmmakers from around the world. The winning directors and projects are Hong Khaou, MONSOON from Vietnam/UK; Tobias Lindholm, A WAR from Denmark; Ashlee Page, ARCHIVE from Australia; and Neeraj Ghaywan, FLY ...
2014 Sundance Film Festival Announces Short Film Awards : Of God and Dogs Wins Short Film Grand Jury Prize
Fueled by artistic expression and limited only by their runtime, short films transcend traditional storytelling. They are a significant and popular way artists can connect with audiences. From documentary to animation, narrative to experimental, the abbreviated form is no longer just for the novice. Shorts have and will continue to be an important part of cinema, storytelling, and c...
The Santa Barbara International Film Festival will present David O. Russell with the Outstanding Director Award at the 29th edition of the Fest, which runs Thursday, January 30 through Sunday, February 9, 2014, it was announced today by SBIFF Executive Director Roger Durling. The Tribute will take place at the Arlington Theatre on Friday, January 31.
“It was at the first-ever screening of American Hustle for the SBIFF Cinema Society last November that I ...
The 2014 Oscar nominations were announced earlier today in Los Angeles.
American Hustle and Gravity led with 10 nominations, including nods for best picture, ahead of 12 Years A Slave (8 nominations) and Jean-Marc Vallée's Dallas Buyers Club (6 nominations).
The 86th Academy Awards, given by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, will be awarded on Sunday, March 2.
See the full list of nominees below.
By Maria Esteves – January 16, 2014
The 86th Academy Awards (2014 Oscar) Nominations were announced by Academy President Cheryl Boone Isaacs and actor Chris Hemsworth, Thursday, January 16, 2014, 5:38 AM PT at the Samuel Goldwyn Theater, Beverly Hills, California. Ten Oscar nominations went to AMERICAN HUSTLE, directed by David O. Russell, and GRAVITY, directed by Alfonso Cuaron. 12 YEARS A SLAVE, directed by Steve McQueen received nine nominations including Best Director....
For the third time, German watchmaker Glashütte Original, co-partner of the 64th Berlinale, and the Perspektive Deutsches Kino section have awarded the “Made in Germany – Perspektive Fellowship” for young German filmmakers. Endowed with €15,000, the fellowship is funded by the Saxon watch manufacturer to support young talented German directors in realizing their next projects.
This year two filmmakers can celebrate winning this prestigious fellowship. Submi...
The Tackling Torture Video Contest has chosen eight finalists for its first competition. The five Serious video finalists and three Satirical finalists are posted for public viewing at youtube.com in the Tackling Torture Video Contest channel (http://www.youtube.com/channel/UCqhCP_wOpPVF0umlss49MkQ). The seriousness of the topic has attracted filmmakers of all ages from around the world: Canada, Indonesia, Germany, Australia and the USA.
Four prizes will be awarded. $500 Jury Prizes wil...
XIX José María Forqué Awards, handed out by the Association of Spanish Producers, EGEDA, are the first in the run up to the Goya® Awards.
La Herida takes a little advantage winning Best Film and Best Actress, Marian Álvarez, whereas Eduard Fernández (All The Women) won the Best Actor Award.
In recent years, winners of the Forqué awards ended up winning also the Goya Awards. This year, La Herida also won the Special Jury Award at the last San Seba...
Lakshmi Receives Mercedes-Benz Audience Award for Best Narrative Feature;
Gore Vidal: The United States of Amnesia Receives Audience Award for Best Doc Feature;
The Broken Circle Breakdown Receives FIPRESCI Prize;
Mads Mikkelsen and Bérénice Bejo Receive FIPRESCI Acting Prizes;
Medeas Receives New Voices/New Visions Award;
Heli and Living is Easy With Eyes Closed Receive Cine Latino Award;
Finding Vivian Maier&n...
At the occasion of the Palm Springs International Film Festival (USA, January 3-13, 2014), the "International Critics' Prize (FIPRESCI Prize)for the Best Foreign Language Film of the Year (2013)" has been presented to "The Broken Circle Breakdown" directed by Felix Van Groeningen (Belgium, 2012, 111 mins).
The jury stated: "A country song of a film - with all the love, pain, tragedy, and headache life can throw at you. A testament to the human sp...
The Tribeca Film Institute (TFI) today announced the 2014 grantees of its TFI Documentary Fund. The fund aims to advance character-driven, non-fiction filmmaking featuring creative and unexplored perspectives from around the world. TFI also announced winners of the second annual TFI/ESPN Prize and of the inaugural Influence Award, part of TFI’s new multi-year partnership with the Europe-based Influence Film Foundation.
More than 500 submissions from 70 countries were con...
Best Motion Picture, Drama
12 Years a Slave
Best Actress in a Motion Picture, Drama
Best Actor in a Motion Picture, Drama
Best Motion Picture, Musical or Comedy
-WINNERS OF 71st GOLDEN GLOBE AWARDS-
Best Motion Picture - Drama WINNER: "12 Years a Slave"
Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture -- Comedy or Musical WINNER: Amy Adams - "American Hustle"
Best Animated Feature Film WINNER: "Frozen"
Best Director -- Motion Picture WINNER: Alfonso Cuaron - "Gravity"
Best Foreign Language Film WINNER: "The Great Beauty"
Best Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for Television...
In the Spanish run up to the Goyas®,( yes, we also have lots of awards handed out before the Goyas®), may I introduce to you the nominees to the medals given out by the Circle of Cinematographic writers (Medallas CEC 2013).
By now we are familiar to the names that keep repeating in every nomination list. Although in every one there is a name or the absence of it that makes the difference.
Vivir es Fácil con los Ojos Cerrados y Stockholm with 7 lead these nominations followed by ...
Became known winners of the III International Festival of CIS countries, Baltic States and Georgia "Kyrgyzstan - the country of short films " (2013)
Only that was completed on the closure ceremony Film Festival, where the jury named the winners . Recall that the festival included two competitive programs that will be evaluated on four nominations each.
So, in the international competition prizes were given to the following films in the categories:
CBS and dick clark productions announced today a multi-year broadcast television agreement for the HOLLYWOOD FILM AWARDS®, beginning in 2014. The event, founded by Carlos de Abreu, honors excellence in filmmaking and is traditionally seen as the official launch of the Hollywood awards season with some of the world's biggest talent in attendance.
The HOLLYWOOD FILM AWARDS is a star-filled, fun night full of surprises and the first stop out of the gate kicking off the ...