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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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2017 Oscars: Lin-Manuel Miranda, Auli’i Cravalho, Sting, Justin Timberlake and John Legend to perform Oscar-nominated songs

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Oscar® nominees Lin-Manuel Miranda, Auli’i Cravalho, Sting, Justin Timberlake and 2015 Oscar-winner John Legend will perform at the 89th Oscars® ceremony, show producers Michael De Luca and Jennifer Todd announced today. Hosted by Jimmy Kimmel, the Oscars will air live on Sunday, February 26, on the ABC Television Network. “We’re thrilled to welcome these world-class artists to the Oscars. These ...

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2017 Oscars: Glenn Weiss to Return as Oscars Director

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Michael De Luca and Jennifer Todd, producers of this year’s Oscars, announced today that Glenn Weiss will return as Oscars® director, his second consecutive year. Hosted by Jimmy Kimmel, the Oscars will air live Sunday, February 26, on the ABC Television Network. “As a veteran director of live television, Glenn has mastered both the technical and creative nuances that make ...

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The Jungle Book, Deepwater Horizon, Kubo and Game of Thrones Clean Up at VES Awards

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Disney’s The Jungle Book dominated the Visual Effects Society awards for feature films, winning five of its six nominations. The nomination-leader, Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, shockingly went home empty-handed. Kubo and the Two Strings went into the night with the most nominations for an animated feature and while it won the top prize, Visual Effects in an Animated Feature, ...

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Elle, Moonlight and Silence Dominate 14th ICS Award Nominations

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A French tale of rape revenge, traversing the toxic masculinity as a gay, African-American boy to man and Christain missionaries in 17th century feudal Japan dominated the 14th International Cinephile Society’s 2017 nominations today. I am a voting member of the ICS. Elle, Moonlight, and Silence all earned eight nominations including Picture, Director and Adapted Screenplay. All three films also ...

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