Awards

In all, 13 special prizes were presented Friday at France’s International Animated Film Festival. The Annecy International Animation Festival presented 13 special prizes Friday, in advance of revealing its competition winners this weekend. Honored films include The Breadwinner, whose composers Mychael Danna and Jeff Danna, were recognized for best original music for a feature and The Big Bad
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Also joining the board for the first time are Tom Duffield, the production designer whose recent credits include ‘Hell or High Water’ and ‘Patriots Day,’ who was elected to represent the designers branch, and Bonnie Arnold, who has produced animated movies like ‘How to Train Your Dragon’ and who currently serves as president of DreamWorks
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In recent years, proximity to balloting appears to have boosted contenders like ‘Handmaid’s Tale’ and ‘Game of Thrones,’ though it’s no guarantee of success. The average Emmy voter’s attention span appears to be shrinking. For the past three years, the TV Academy’s best drama nod has gone to a series whose eligible season either was
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Michael Lumpkin will succeed Jacqueline Lyanga as the American Film Institute consolidates the staffs of the two festivals it operates each year. Michael Lumpkin, who heads the American Film Institute’s AFI Docs, will also oversee AFI Fest, the AFI announced Tuesday. At AFI Fest, he will succeed Jacqueline Lyanga, who has headed that festival since
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Director Joel Crawford talks reuniting Justin Timberlake and Anna Kendrick and “bringing the joy.” Some familiar animated faces among this year’s Emmy contenders are Dreamworks Animation’s Trolls. Following up on the 2016 Oscar-nominated Trolls, DWA brought the gang back together for Trolls Holiday, a computer-animated half-hour special that reunited Anna Kendrick as Poppy, Justin Timberlake
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The two also talked about the excitement around Bruce Springsteen’s performance. Tony Awards co-hosts Sara Bareilles and Josh Groban stopped by The Late Show with Stephen Colbert on Wednesday night (June 6) to talk about what it’s like having Bruce Springsteen hanging around the Tonys set now that he’s been confirmed as a performer. “The venue is abuzz with energy that Bruce is gonna
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Behind some of TV’s top new comedies — from ‘The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel’ to ‘GLOW’ — are female writers who are using their shows to explore thoughtful takes on the issues of gender, dating and sex. In The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel’s pilot, viewers learn just how perfect 1950s housewife Midge Maisel (Rachel Brosnahan) used to
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The husband-and-wife collaborators, up for best original score and book, respectively, discuss the evolution of their work for the stage and tweaking the hit 2004 film for the current climate. Tina Fey and Jeff Richmond have been married for 17 years and collaborating for even longer, from their roots at Chicago’s Second City to Saturday
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With no change in officers at the Golden Globe-granting organization, the board members also remain largely the same for the coming year. The leadership of the Hollywood Foreign Press Association, which dispenses the annual Golden Globe Awards, remains largely unchanged as the group, which represents journalists working in Hollywood for overseas outlets, heads into the
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Courtesy of T. Charles Erickson I confess that what little I know about corporate raiders I learned mostly from Pretty Woman. In that 1990 film, Richard Gere played a finance vulture, swooping in on a vulnerable family-owned shipbuilding company with the intention of buying it, stripping it down and breaking it up to sell off
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The best actor in a musical nominee describes singing the famous “Soliloquy” after the birth of his first child and playing an abusive husband as the #MeToo movement rages. Rodgers and Hammerstein’s 1945 classic musical Carousel contains one of the most memorable solo numbers in musical theater history. It’s “Soliloquy,” in which carnival barker Billy
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‘Black Panther,’ ‘The Shape of Water,’ ‘Fantastic Beasts,’ ‘Wont You Be Neighbor’ Courtesy of Marvel Studios ; Fox Searchlight Pictures; Courtesy of Warner Bros.; Photofest Black Panther took home the top honor and the most awards of any one film at the 19th annual Golden Trailer Awards, which celebraties the best in film and television
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Shinzo Abe’s failure to congratulate Hirokazu Kore-eda for his film ‘Shoplifters’ is unusual in Japan, where leaders are usually quick to tout the international recognition and success of its citizens. The absence of a congratulatory call or message for Cannes Palme d’Or-winner Hirokazu Kore-eda from Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has fueled speculation that the
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Governors who are vacating their seats include Tom Hanks (who has termed out) and Kathleen Kennedy and Michael Mann (who are both not seeking re-election). Some added star power may be coming to the Academy’s board of governors. Oscar-winning actress Brie Larson (Room) and screenwriter John Ridley (12 Years a Slave), Oscar-nominated actress Meg Ryan, Get Out producer Jason Blum, Sony Classics
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