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WATCH: New ‘Fences’ Trailer Showcases Why Denzel Washington and Viola Davis Are Oscar Frontrunners

On this Thanksgiving weekend, Paramount Pictures has released a brand new extended trailer for “Fences” from prdoucer/director/ star Denzel Washington. Sure to be a big Oscar contender in several categories including Best Picture, Lead Actor (Denzel Washington), Supporting Actress (Viola Davis), Adapted Screenplay (posthumously for August Wilson), and one or two of the key supporting […]

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Lily Tomlin to receive SAG Life Achievement Award during the SAG Awards on TBS & TNT in January

Lily Tomlin – an entertainment maverick whose talents put her at the pinnacle of comedy, acting, writing and producing – has been named the 53rd recipient of SAG-AFTRA’s highest tribute: the SAG Life Achievement Award for career achievement and humanitarian accomplishment. Tomlin will be presented the performers union’s most prestigious distinction at the 23rd Annual […]

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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 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 “Spotlight,” which won Best Cast Ensemble over presumed frontrunner “The Big Short,” which went home empty-handed.  The big shock of the night came in Best Supporting […]

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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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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 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 […]