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Tony and Grammy-winning star Cynthia Erivo to perform at Oscars Governors Ball

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Award-winning singer-songwriter Cynthia Erivo is set to perform at the Governors Ball, the Academy’s official post-Oscars® celebration, on Sunday, February 26. She will entertain the Ball’s 1,500 guests, which will include Oscar® winners and nominees, show presenters and performers, and other luminaries. A U.K. native, Erivo made her Broadway debut starring as ’Celie’ in the critically acclaimed revival of “The ...

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2017 Oscars: Production Team Set for 89th Academy Awards

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Eight key members of the production team (in addition to the announcement last week of Glenn Weiss returning as director) have been announced for the 89th Academy Awards. “This team has over 75 years of combined experience working on Oscars telecasts,” said Oscars producers Michael De Luca and Jennifer Todd. “It’s truly a privilege to work alongside them.” Rob Paine ...

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Moonlight, The Night Manager, People v OJ Simpson are 2017 USC Scripter Winners

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The 29th-annual USC Libraries Scripter Awards were held in a ceremony at USC’s Doheny Memorial Library last night and Moonlight, a screenplay by Barry Jenkins based on the play “In Moonlight Black Boys Look Blue” by Tarell Alvin McCraney won the group’s film award, which recognizes both the script writer and the author of the source material – the only ...

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2017 Art Directors Guild (ADG) Winners: La La Land, Hidden Figures and Passengers

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The 2017 Art Directors Guild awards honored the sets and production design of Hidden Figures (Period), La La Land (Contemporary), and Passengers (Fantasy). Only La La Land and Passengers are Oscar-nominated. Last year the group awarded Mad Max: Fury Road (Fantasy), The Revenant (Period) and The Martin (Contemporary) in the Feature Film categories with Mad Max: Fury Road going on ...

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