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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 and links below throughout the season for live predictions, updated in real time, 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. BEST PICTURE DIRECTOR BEST ACTOR BEST 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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LGBTQ Critics Honor ‘Call Me By Your Name,’ ‘Lady Bird,’ ‘American Gods,’ ‘Feud,’ and ‘Big Little Lies’ at Dorian Awards Winners Toast

Tuesday, February 27, 2018 – GALECA: The Society of LGBTQ Entertainment Critics hosted its Dorian Awards Winners Toast on Saturday afternoon at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, with its L.A.-area members and industry guests raising a glass in honor of the group’s most recent picks for the best in film and television. Producers and stars of Call Me By Your Name, Lady …

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Did the Berlin Film Festival Kick off the 2019 Oscar Race?

  The Berlin Film Festival ended yesterday after a strong competition lineup and a shocking Golden Bear win for Touch Me Not, an explicit film about intimacy and sexual desires. Last year, the Berlinale played a considerable role in launching several Oscar hopefuls, having screened four of the 9 eventual Foreign Language Oscar shortlisted films in addition to Best Picture …

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‘Darkest Hour’ Tops Makeup and Hairstyling Guild Awards

The Make-Up Artists and Hair Stylists Guild Awards (MUAHS, IATSE Local 706) last night announced winners of its Annual Make-Up Artists & Hair Stylists Guild Awards in 23 categories of film, television, commercials and live theater. Winners in the film categories include “DARKEST HOUR,” “PITCH PERFECT 3,” “I, TONYA” and “GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY Vol 2.” Television winners include “GAME …

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