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2017 Oscar Nominees Announced – ‘La La Land’ Ties All-Time Record

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Last year’s Annual Academy Awards ceremony was less than glamorous. In fact, it was downright uncomfortable. You might remember Chris Rock being asked to host the #OscarsSoWhite last January, and although he made some good points and was able to put a good spin on it, the show was ultimately kind of a bust. The final announcement of Leonardo DiCaprio winning the Best Actor Oscar was just one more punch to the face of film-lovers before the ceremony was ended. Don’t get me wrong, Leonardo DiCaprio is definitely worthy of an Oscar, but like Denzel Washington and Al Pacino before him, he was given the award for the wrong role, and at a point way too far into his career. But hey, that’s Hollywood for you. Continue reading

69th Annual Writers Guild of America Awards Premiers February 19, 2017

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The upcoming 69th Annual Writers Guild of America Awards is scheduled to air this February 19th, 2017. The awards recognize the best writers from 2016 in the categories of film, television, radio, and video-game writing. This year’s event will be hosted at the Beverly Hills Hotel. Once again, La La Land, Manchester by the Sea, and Moonlight are among the top contenders for the Original Screenplay Award. Denzel Washington‘s Fences is up for Best Adapted Screenplay, along with Hidden Figures and Arrival. Other highlights in television and radio nominees include Game of Thrones, Strange Things, Westworld, Chernobyl: 30 Years Later, and Muhammed Ali: A Tribute to Greatness. The list of film nominees is provided below. Follow the link to see the full list of Writers Guild nominees for 2017. Continue reading

‘La La Land’ Sets New Record At 2017 Golden Globe Awards

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Last night the 74th annual Golden Globe Awards were held at the Beverly Hilton. Jimmy Falon hosted the event which was filled with surprises, including a politically-driven speech from Meryl Streep. But perhaps the most impressive part of the evening was the new musical from Whiplash director Damien Chazelle, La La Land, which set a new record with 7 Golden Globe awards, including Best Picture – Musical or Comedy. Ryan Gosling (Blue Valentine, The Big Short) and Emma Stone (The Help, Birdman) both took home the Globe for Best Actor/Actress in a Musical or Comedy, and Chazelle won the Globe for Best Director. La La Land also won for Best Screenplay, Best Original Score, and Best Original Song. Congratulations to all the winners! The full list of winners is provided below. Continue reading

2017 Screen Actors Guild and Golden Globe Awards Coming Soon

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Now that the new year has arrived, it’s time to start looking forward to the film awards season. The Screen Actors Guild nominations for 2017 were announced in mid-December, along with this year’s Golden Globe nominations. Favorites among the many nominees include writer/director Damien Chazelle’s La La Land, Kenneth Lonergan’s Manchester by the Sea, Denzel Washington’s Fences, and Theodore Melfi’s Hidden Figures, all which are currently showing in theaters. Other big contenders for this year include Mel Gibson’s Hacksaw Ridge, Hell or High Water, Jackie with Natalie Portman, and Lion from director Garth Davis. If you haven’t had a chance to see any of these features, be sure to check them out while they are still available on the big screen. A full list of nominees for the SAG and Golden Globes is available below. The Screen Actors Guild Awards are on Sunday, January 29th, and the Golden Globes are this Sunday, January 8th. Enjoy! Continue reading

Enjoy the New Year…And the Movies!!!

The New Year is practically here, and if you’re looking for a way to fill in some extra time off work, why not see a good movie or two? This week there is a plethora of big releases, most of which have already been released in select cities and are seeing additional expansions. Here are some notables to check out…

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Ben Affleck’s new Prohibition-era gangster drama is now playing, but initial reviews and audience reactions have not been good. Personally I’m not a big Ben Affleck fan, but the rest of the supporting cast, including Elle Fanning and Brendan Gleason. That said, Casey Affleck and Michelle Williams both star in a new movie called Manchester by the Sea from writer/director Kenneth Lonergan, so maybe see that one instead. Continue reading