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  • Diversity And Politics Highlight The 2017 Prime Time Emmys

    By Marjorie Galas

     

    By: Marjorie Galas The 69th Prime Time Emmys were destined to be political.  They were the first Emmy telecast since Donald Trump was elected president.  Trump has attacked other actors during his endless Twitter tirades.  Steven Colbert was the evening’s host.  Indeed, the show was prime for a political slant. After a festive musical number…

     

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  • Emmy Nominees Celebrated At 2017 Celebrity Connected Suite

    By Marjorie Galas

     

    By: Marjorie Galas Emmy weekend is a whirl-wind of appearances at events and parties for those celebrated few who have received nominations.  Celebrity Connected gave this year’s celebrated television royalty a chance to unwind at the annual Luxury Gifting Suite honoring the Emmys.  Held at the historic Millennium Biltmore Hotel in downtown Los Angeles, the…

     

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  • Nominees For 2017 Student Academy Awards Announced

    By 411 Update

     

    The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has released the list of the 44th Annual Student Academy Awards winners.  This 2017 edition of the competition received a total of 1,587 entries from 267 domestic and 89 international colleges and universities.  The 2017 winners join the ranks of such past Student Academy Award winners as Patricia…

     

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  • Complete List Of 2017 Creative Art Emmy Winners

    By Marjorie Galas

     

    By: Marjorie Galas Following the success of last year’s dual evening presentation of the Creative Arts Emmy Awards, the winners of 92 categories received Emmy statues over the course of September 9 – 10, 2017.   The Creative Arts Emmys presents awards for prime time programming for the below-the-line categories as well as guest actor/actress categories, interactive media…

     

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  • Cannes 2017: Diversity Takes Center Stage At Multiple Events

    By Marjorie Galas

     

    By: Marjorie Galas As lines of eager hopefuls circled around the Palais anxious to take in a screening, many other Cannes attendees turned their focus to the issue of diversity, particularly diversity in filmmaking. For the second year in a row, the Swedish Film Institute sponsored a panel promoting their initiative: 50-50 by 2020.  In…

     

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  • Emerging Female Directors Honored At 2017 Horizon Awards

    By Marjorie Galas

     

    The winners of the Third Annual Horizon Awards were announced by the award co-founders Cassian Elwes, Lynette Howell Taylor and Christine Vachon on January 22, 2017 at the WME Lounge in Park City, Utah during the 2017 Sundance Film Festival. The Horizon Award was established to support emerging female directors and address the significant disparity…

     

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  • Casting Society Of America To Present Annette Bening with Lynn Stalmaster Award

    By Marjorie Galas

     

    The Casting Society of America (CSA) has announced the recipient of the Lynn Stalmaster Award for Career Achievement.  The 2017 honoree is Annette Bening, a stage and screen actor/producer who’s performances on screen and stage have resulted in numerous awards and four Academy Award nominations.  Bening will be presented the award at the CSA’s annual Artios Award Ceremony,…

     

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  • 2016 Gotham Independent Award Winners Revealed

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    The 26th Annual Gotham Independent Awards took place Monday, November 28th, 2016 at Cipriani Wall Street.  Presented by the Independent Filmmaker Project (IFP), the awards are designed to recognize and champion the future of storytelling.  While slightly outside the pool of contenders for the Academy Award race, the Gotham Independent Awards have predicted the best…

     

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