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‘Black Panther,’ ‘black-ish’ lead 50th NAACP nominations

(Photo: Matt Kennedy)(Photo: ABC/Ron Tom) The nominations for the 50th NAACP Image Awards celebrating the accomplishments of people of color in the fields of film, television, music, and literature were announced today with Disney’s Black Panther leading the film nominations (16) and ABC’s black-ish out in front for television with 9. Other top nomination getters were Warner Bros.’ Crazy Rich …

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‘Leave No Trace,’ ‘A Very English Scandal’ win USC Scripter awards

Leave No Trace (Bleecker Street) The 31st USC Scripter Awards were held last night at the Edward L. Doheny Jr. Memorial Library and gave us quite a surprise. Debra Granik’s Leave No Trace came out on top. The USC Scripter awards both the adaptation and the original source so Granik and Anne Rosellini were awarded along with author Peter Rock from …

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Black Reel Awards: ‘Black Panther’ roars with 10 wins; ‘Beale Street’ with four

Black Panther (Disney)If Beale Street Could Talk (Annapurna Pictures) Black Panther dominated the 19th Black Reel Awards with record-breaking 10 wins, including Outstanding Motion Picture, Outstanding Actor (Chadwick Boseman), Outstanding Supporting Actor (Michael B. Jordan) and Outstanding Director (Ryan Coogler). The film had a record-setting 17 nominations. Barry Jenkins’ If Beale Street Could Talk was next with four major wins …

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Oscars: Full breakdown of speech length for 2018 Oscar winners

Mark Bridges, Costume Design winner for Phantom Thread, gave the shortest speech at the 90th Oscars – 52 seconds (photo: The Hollywood Reporter) Earlier this week I detailed what it would take to get to a 3-hour Oscar telecast (and why I think they shouldn’t do it) that included a full time breakdown of last year’s show. Today, as an …

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AwardsWatch’s 50 Favourite Performances of 2018

Rachel Weisz and Olivia Colman reign in The Favourite The battle for the favourite performance of 2018 turned out to be a real battle of The Favourite(s). Co-stars Olivia Colman and Rachel Weisz took the top 2 spots on the AwardsWatch annual list of favourite performances of the year. It was the second time that the top two spots were …

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‘Avengers,’ ‘Spider-Man,’ ‘Lost in Space’ top VES visual effects awards

Avengers: Infinity War and Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse were the big winners at last night’s 17th Visual Effects Society (VES) awards, each winning four trophies. Avengers took the top award, Outstanding Visual Effects in a Photoreal Feature. The event was hosted by Patton Oswalt, his eighth go round. That win puts Avengers in clear frontrunner status for the Visual Effects …

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2019 Sundance: ‘Knock Down the House’ wins Overall Festival Favorite

NNewly elected Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (New York’s 14th district) in Knock Down The House by Rachel Lears (Courtesy of Sundance Institute | photo by Rachel Lears) All 121 Features Screened Eligible for Award The Sundance Institute today announced Knock Down the House as the winner of the Festival Favorite Award, selected by audience votes from the 121 features screened at the 2019 …

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