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Alexander Valley Film Society’s Oscar Red Carpet Fundraiser

Living in a small town, away from LA and the glitz and glam of Hollywood, I’m always supportive of my local film festivals, be it the long and well-known Mill Valley Film Festival or San Francisco International Film Festival to the young upstarts like the Alexander Valley Film Festival put on by the Alexander Valley Film Society up in Sonoma …

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61st Grammy Awards: Kacey Musgraves wins AOTY as women dominate album categories

Album of the Year winner Kacey Musgraves (Golden Hour) Country singer Kacey Musgraves won the Grammy Album of the Year, part of her clean sweep. She won all four of her nominations tonight that also included Country Album (Golden Hour), Country Song (“Space Cowboy”) and Country Solo Performance (“Butterflies”). She became the first country performer to win Album of the …

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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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2019 Oscars: Production team for 91st Academy Awards announced

Production Team Welcomes New Faces, Includes Veterans Producers Donna Gigliotti and Glenn Weiss today announced 11 key members of the production team for the 91st Oscars, which will air live on Sunday, February 24th on ABC.  It was previously announced that Weiss would be returning as director for his fourth consecutive year, while sharing producing duties with Gigliotti for the …

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