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SpongeBob SquarePants Leads Outer Critics Circle Nominations; Harry Potter, Mean Girls, My Fair Lady Score

The nominees for the 68th annual Outer Critics Circle Awards, which recognize excellence on and Off-Broadway from the 2017–2018 season, have been announced. Leading the list with 11 nominations is the Broadway premiere of SpongeBob SquarePants, followed by Harry Potter and the Cursed Child and Mean Girls which received 10 nominations apiece, and My Fair Lady, which received nine. The Outer Critics Circle, an organization of writers covering New York …

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‘Game of Thrones,’ ‘The Crown’ Top BAFTA TV Craft Awards

HBO’s Game of Thrones won its first BAFTA awards at this weekend’s British Academy of Film and Television Arts TV Craft Awards, earning two competitive prizes and one special award. The Emmy-winning saga, which is closing in on its run, won for its Production Design and Costume Design. Netflix’s The Crown, another Emmy favorite, won sound and cinematography prizes. BBC’s Blue …

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SFFILM Awards: ‘Eighth Grade’ Wins Audience Award, New Directors Prize Goes to Ana Urushadze

The 2018 San Francisco International Film Festival (April 4-17) announced the winners of the juried Golden Gate Award (GGA) competitions and the two Audience Awards (for Documentary and Narrative features) at an event held at The Lab. This year the Festival awarded nearly $40,000 in prizes to emerging and established filmmakers. The SFFILM Golden Gate Awards have honored deserving filmmakers and their …

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Queer Women of Color Media Arts Project Among 2018-19 Academy FilmCraft and FilmWatch Grant Recipients

Additional Support Awarded to Film Archives Impacted by Natural Disasters: Cinemateca de Cuba, Permanencia Voluntaria and Archivo de Imagenes en Movimiento LOS ANGELES, CA – The Academy Foundation of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced today recipients of its 2018 FilmCraft and FilmWatch grants.  In addition to the 51 FilmCraft and FilmWatch grants awarded, the grants committee set aside $15,000 to …

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Emmys: New Rules in Comedy Directing and more plus your 2018 Emmy Calendar

Almost every year, the Television Academy tinkers and tweaks with its rules for the upcoming awards season. Sometimes this is done to catch up to new avenues of television viewing like how to incorporate streaming networks. Sometimes it’s to change how voting for nominees and winners happens (there used to be elite, ‘blue ribbon’ panels). This year brings another selection …

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2019 Oscar Predictions

Oscar predictions for the 91st Academy Awards are here! Follow this page throughout the year for updated predictions as we traverse film festivals, buzz and precursors all leading up the big night at the Dolby. All predictions are from Erik Anderson, founder and owner of AwardsWatch.com. Next: Leading Actor and Actress

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‘The Shape of Water’ is NOT a conventional Best Picture winner

I suppose it was inevitable. Almost immediately after Guillermo del Toro’s adult fantasy The Shape of Water was announced as Best Picture by Warren Beatty and Faye Dunaway came the claims that somehow its win was ‘conventional’ or ‘safe.’ Was it conventional in theme – underdog triumphing over a greater evil – sure. But in subject and execution – absolutely …

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2018 Oscars: ‘Shape of Water’ wins Best Pic; Jordan Peele makes history

  After one of the wildest awards seasons in years; a strange combination of rubber-stamped acting winners and a completely up in the air Best Picture race, Guillermo del Toro’s adult fairy tale The Shape of Water came out triumphant, winning Best Picture, Director, Score and Production Design. The Shape of Water came into the Oscars with wins from the …

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