Awards

Getty Images When Charles Burnett, 73, began making films at UCLA in the early 1970s, there was little to no infrastructure for independent feature filmmaking in America. When his final theatrical feature was released, in 1994, the burgeoning indie ecosystem no longer had room for the director’s culturally expressive, deeply humanistic brand of cinema. Over
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Heidi Ewing and Rachel Grady filmed the doc, which explores the Hasidic faith and lifestyle through the eyes of three who are leaving its ranks, for three years in secret. Heidi Ewing and Rachel Grady, who earned an Oscar nomination for their examination of an evangelical Christian community in 2006’s Jesus Camp, have trained their
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‘The Big Sick’ producer told THR he believes that shows like ‘The Daily Show’ and ‘South Park’ are teaching a new generation of people to look at the world differently. Judd Apatow told The Hollywood Reporter it took Kumail Nanjiani and Emily V. Gordon three years to write The Big Sick. The husband-wife writing duo
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The indie hit scooped up 15 nominations at the BIFAs as first-time filmmakers dominated the proceedings. Indie period hit Lady Macbeth is leading the list of nominations for this year’s British Independent Film Awards, unveiled Wednesday by Maisie Williams and Hayley Squires. Debut features dominated the list, with the first-time writers, producers and directors of
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‘City of Ghosts’ Courtesy of Sundance The IDA Documentary Awards on Wednesday unveiled its nominees in the categories of best feature and best short and the recipients of its creative recognition awards. The best feature nominees are City of Ghosts, L.A. 92, Strong Island, Dina and Faces Places. The winners in that category and the
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The prestigious event, held in conjunction with the publication of Billboard’s Women in Music issue, also recognizes the most powerful female executives in the industry. Selena Gomez is Billboard’s 2017 Woman of the Year. The two-time Billboard 200 chart leader will receive the award Nov. 30 at the annual Women in Music dinner and awards
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The competition, open exclusively to UCLA students, recognizes excellence in dramatic writing. Four students from the UCLA School of Theater, Film and Television were honored tonight as winners of the 62nd annual Samuel Goldwyn Writing Awards, which recognize excellence in dramatic writing. John Goldwyn, president, and Tony Goldwyn, vice president, of the Samuel Goldwyn Foundation,
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It was not business as usual for the Latin Grammys, with two urban acts — Residente and Maluma — leading the list of nominees, each in unprecedented fashion. Residente garnered his nine nominations from many songs in multiple categories, while Maluma took six of his seven nominations from only two categories. Both paths highlight an
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Writer-director Anocha Suwichakornpong has described the critically acclaimed art-house film as an “attempt to deal with the impossibility of making a historical film in a place where there is no history.” Thailand has selected Anocha Suwichakornpong’s ephemeral art-house film By the Time It Gets Dark as its official candidate for the best foreign-language category at
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July 13, 2017 2:19pm PT by Scott Feinberg Courtesy of Netflix; Courtesy of HBO; Courtesy of National Geographic Channels From left: Aziz Ansari on ‘Master of None’; Nicole Kidman on ‘Big Little Lies’; Neil deGrasse Tyson on ‘StarTalk With Neil deGrasse Tyson’ Check out host Scott Feinberg’s conversations with nominated performers, hosts, writers, directors, producers
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This year also marked the first nomination for a Facebook Live broadcast as well as the first original Snapchat show. This isn’t the first year that virtual reality experiences have been eligible for Emmy consideration, but the growth in the area is evident. A trio of VR projects on Thursday were nominated for outstanding original
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The fest has become one of the most important stops on the annual road to the Oscars. The Santa Barbara International Film Festival, which has become one of the most important stops on the annual road to the Oscars, has announced that its 33rd edition is set to run Jan. 31-Feb. 10, 2018. “After another
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Also: Scott Waugh’s new film ‘6 Below’ will screen on the Italian island. Oscar-winning actress Mira Sorvino will be honored at the upcoming Ischia Global Film & Music Festival on July 12 with the festival’s Regina Isabella Global Award. Following her award presentation, the festival will screen Scott Waugh’s 6 Below, a new film starring
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Also starring Billy Bob Thornton, Sterling K. Brown, John Lithgow and Jeffrey Wright. Six stars at the top of their game — including Riz Ahmed (The Night Of), Ewan McGregor (Fargo), Billy Bob Thornton (Goliath), Sterling K. Brown (This Is Us), John Lithgow (The Crown) and Jeffrey Wright (Westworld) — open up about appreciating early
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