Category: Precursors

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“Spotlight” dominates the Spirit Awards

As is the tradition, the day before the Oscars, Film Independent gave our their Independent Spirit Awards. In what was perhaps a bit of a surprise, Tom McCarthy‘s...

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Costume Designers Guild Awards: ‘Mad Max,’ ‘Danish Girl,’ ‘Beasts of No Nation’ Take Film Honors

The 18th annual Costume Designers Guild Awards took place last night at the Beverly Hilton Hotel. Big stars such as Cate Blanchett, Mindy Kaling, Quentin Tarantino and...

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‘Carol’ Wins Top Honors from Intl. Cinephile Society

Todd Haynes’ “Carol” cleaned up big on Sunday, winning five awards from the Intl. Cinephile Society. The group consists of industry professionals, journalists,...

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2016 USC Scripter Award Winners Are ‘The Big Short’ and ‘Show Me a Hero’

USC Libraries Scripter Award Goes Long “The Big Short”, “Show Me a Hero” Annual honor recognizes best adaptation of the written word into film and, this year for...

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Cinema Audio Society Awards ‘The Revenant’ and ‘Inside Out’

“The Revenant” takes CAS Award Motion Picture-Live Action  “Inside Out” takes Animation Award  Doc Kane honored with CAS Career Achievement...

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Make-Up Artists & Hair Stylists Guild Awards Winners Include ‘Mad Max: Fury Road’ and ‘Furious 7’

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 20, 2016 – The Make-Up Artists and Hair Stylists Guild (MUAHS, IATSE Local 706) tonight announced winners of its Annual Make-Up Artists & Hair...

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Watch Ennio Morricone Receive His BAFTA Award for ‘The Hateful Eight’

On behalf of The Weinstein Company, we are pleased to share this video of Ennio Morricone receiving his BAFTA Award for THE HATEFUL EIGHT score. Although Ennio’s...

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Emmanuel Lubezki Takes Top Honor at ASC Awards for ‘The Revenant’

Cinematographer Emmanuel Lubezki (“The Revenant”) made history Sunday night, when he became the first person to win five awards with the American Society of...

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Writers Guild of America Award Winners include ‘Spotlight,’ ‘The Big Short,’ and ‘Going Clear’

The Writers Guild of America handed out their coveted awards last night, leaving no surprises to raise any eyebrows.  On the film side, Tom McCarthy and Josh Singer won...

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African American Film Critics Association Celebrates Winners, incl. ‘Straight Outta Compton’ & ‘Creed’

THE AFRICAN AMERICAN FILM CRITICS ASSOCIATION (AAFCA) 7TH ANNUAL AWARDS Wednesday night’s 7th Annual African American Film Critics Association’s (AAFCA)...

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Cinema Audio Society Taps Elyane Bossler as Host for 52nd CAS Awards

The Cinema Audio Society announced today that comedian Elayne Boosler has been tapped to serve as host of the upcoming 52nd CAS Awards. “I am a huge a fan of...

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Oscars: Alejandro G. Iñárritu Wins DGA for ‘The Revenant’ Making History, Will the Oscars Follow?

The Directors Guild of America (or the DGA) named their winners from the 2015 year on Saturday night and cited Alejandro González Iñárritu as the Best Director for...

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Winners of the 47th NAACP Image Awards Announced – Michael B. Jordan is Entertainer of the Year!

LOS ANGELES, CA – February 5, 2016 – The winners of the “47th NAACP Image Awards” were announced tonight during the live broadcast from Pasadena Civic...

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If the AC Staff Had an Oscar Ballot

If you’ve listened to the latest episode of the Power Hour already, you’ll know this by now, but for everyone else…the nominations for the Awards...

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DGA Preview: It’s Anyone’s Game with a Winner Not Clearing Up a Thing

The Directors Guild of America will take place this Saturday (can’t believe it) and we will get, hopefully, a clearer picture of what the Oscars can look like on...

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‘Star Wars,’ ‘The Revenant’ Win Big at Visual Effects Society Awards, ‘Mad Max’ Left in the Dust

Possible bad news for “Mad Max : Fury Road” came Tuesday evening in the form of the Visual Effects Society awards. The VES opted to award “Star Wars: The Force...

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Art Directors Guild Award Winners Include ‘Revenant,’ ‘Mad Max,’ and ‘The Martian’

BEVERLY HILLS, Jan. 31, 2016 — The Art Directors Guild (ADG, IATSE Local 800) tonight announced winners of its20th Annual Excellence in Production Design Awards,...

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SAG Winners: ‘Spotlight’ Prevails with Idris Elba Making History as a Non-Oscar Nominee

The SAG Awards handed out their awards tonight offering up some more insight into the Oscar race.  The big winner of the night was the cast of Tom McCarthy’s...

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ACE Eddie Winners Include ‘Big Short,’ ‘Mad Max,’ ‘Inside Out,’ and ‘Amy’

Beverly Hills, January 29 – “Mad Max: Fury Road” (edited by Margaret Sixel) and “The Big Short” (edited by Hank Corwin, ACE) won Best Edited...

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Casts of ‘Straight Outta Compton’ and ‘Spotlight’ to Present at SAG Awards

Stars will be out in droves Saturday when the 2016 SAG Awards take place. Executive producer for the awards, Kathy Connell, announced a slew of new presenters Wednesday,...

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John Legend To Receive NAACP President’s Award

LOS ANGELES, CA – January 26, 2016 – The NAACP announced today that John Legend will be presented with the NAACP President’s Award at the 47th NAACP Image...

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Chopra, Larson, Longoria, Moore, Redmayne, Silverman and Tremblay to Present at the 22nd SAG Awards®

LOS ANGELES (Jan. 26, 2016) — Priyanka Chopra, Brie Larson, Eva Longoria, Julianne Moore, Eddie Redmayne, Sarah Silverman and Jacob Tremblay will be presenters at the...

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Veteran Editors Carol Littleton, ACE and Ted Rich, ACE to Receive Career Achievement Honors at the 2016 ACE Eddie Awards

Universal City, January 24, 2016 – American Cinema Editors (ACE) will present veteran editors Carol Littleton, ACE and Ted Rich, ACE with the organization’s...

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‘The Big Short’ Wins Producers Guild of America, First Win for Paramount Pictures Since ‘Forrest Gump’

LOS ANGELES (January 23, 2016) – Tonight the Producers Guild of America (PGA) announced this year’s winning motion picture, television, and new media productions at...

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Casting Society of America Unveil Winners – Include ‘Straight Outta Compton’ and ‘Dope’

HOLLYWOOD, CA (January 21, 2016) – The Casting Society of America (CSA) has named its winners for the 31st Annual Artios Awards, which took place tonight in both Los...