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Oscars: 20 Academy Award Contenders from the First Half of 2016

As we exist now in the second half of the year, studios and awards strategists are positioning their slates for the fall festivals and beyond.  As the Academy Awards make pivotal announcements towards inclusion and diversity, we’re looking back at the early months to see what films and performances are in contention for next year’s Oscars. […]

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Awards Circuit Power Hour Episode 181: Guest Alicia Vikander, SAG Winners, and 2015 ACCA Winners

Welcome to another edition of the Awards Circuit Power Hour, our weekly podcast diving deep into all things film, television, and entertainment. On the agenda: Interview with Critics Choice and SAG winner Alicia Vikander of “The Danish Girl” and “Ex Machina.”  She joins us to talk about working, being an Oscar nominee, and what’s next […]

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SAG Awards Predictions and Preview: Looking Like 2006 All Over Again?

On Saturday, the SAG Awards will take place, handing out awards to actors by actors.  With the Oscar nominations officially out, and stirring up their own set of controversies, it’ll be interesting to see if SAG-AFTRA becomes a barometer for the most coveted award show for Hollywood or a reactionary response to recent dealings and changes […]

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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 22nd Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards®, Executive Producer Kathy Connell announced today. They join a growing roster of actors who will honor their colleagues at the SAG Awards® Ceremony that already includes […]

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Academy Idol Top 9 Voting Open! SAG Nominations Week is the Theme!

Happy Holidays Readers!  The Academy Idol Top 9 compete for YOUR votes once again this weekend.  The theme is “SAG Nominations” but as always, you vote for YOUR favorites to remain in the competition. Last week, we saw “The Revenant” go on its way.  The “WRITERS SAVE” is still in play.  Voting will remain open […]

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Awards Circuit Power Hour Episode 173: Golden Globes, SAG, and Academy Idol Top 11 Results

Welcome to another edition of the Awards Circuit Power Hour, our weekly podcast diving deep into all things film, television, and entertainment. On the agenda today: Major precursor talk including the Golden Globes and SAG nominations.  There have been a few critics groups that have been announced. Questions from the readers including Cinephile Showdowns. Academy […]

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SAG Nominees React to their Nominations Today!

With the SAG nominations being announced today, some of the newly minted contenders for the ACTOR are offering their reactions to learning the news.  Read them before EDDIE REDMAYNE / Lili Elbe – “THE DANISH GIRL” (Focus Features) – Nominee, Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role – SAG “It means a great deal […]

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SAG Nominations Announcement – No ‘Spotlight’ Guys, Love for ‘Compton’, Double Nod for Helen Mirren

This morning, beginning at 10:00 am Eastern Time, the Screen Actors Guild Nominations will be announced by Anna Faris of CBS’ “Mom,” and Anthony Mackie, star of the upcoming “Captain America: Civil War.” SAG Nominations are a powerful indicator for the Academy Award nominations as seen with their crossover since 1995.  Many publicists, pundits, and […]

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SAG Foundation Honors Lee Daniels, Megan Ellison and Rob Marshall

LOS ANGELES (October 13, 2015) — The Screen Actors Guild Foundation announced today its tributes to award-winning director/producer/writer Lee Daniels, award-winning producer Megan Ellison, and award-winning director/producer Rob Marshall with the first “Patron of the Artists Awards” at the nonprofit’s 30th Anniversary Celebration on November 5th. Honoring industry leaders who are champions of the arts, […]

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Oscars: Predicting the Narrative with Golden Globes and SAG Guesses

The Hollywood Foreign Press Academy is an eclectic bunch.  As we constantly speculate about the Oscar conversation, the Golden Globes have become equally as important in not just predicting nominees/winners, but giving artists a platform to kick-start their road to the podium.  It’s important to gauge the temperature about what they could cite for the […]