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Academy Award nominee Barry Alexander Brown to helm feature film debut; Spike Lee to exec produce

Coming off his first Academy Award nomination for film editing (BlacKkKlansman), Barry Alexander Brown will next direct his first feature film Son of the South, with principal photography in Montgomery, Alabama beginning this March. Brown also wrote the screenplay. Spike Lee executive produces the film with Brown, his longtime editor. Their last collaboration, BlacKkKlansman, recently garnered six Academy Award nominations including Best …

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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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Madonna to be honored by GLAAD Advocate for Change Award

Madonna (photo via Twitter @James_Moore10) The 30th GLAAD (Gay and Lesbian Association Against Defamation) Awards will honor music legend and LGBTQ+ ally Madonna with the Advocate for Change Award for her continued advancement of accelerating acceptance towards the LGBTQ+ community through her music and personal endeavors. “Madonna always has and always will be the LGBTQ community’s greatest ally and it …

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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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2019 Oscars: Awkwafina, Chris Evans, Charlize Theron, Daniel Craig, Tessa Thompson among first round of Oscars presenters

First 2019 Oscar presenters announced: Awkwafina, Daniel Craig, Chris Evans, Tina Fey, Whoopi Goldberg, Brie Larson, Jennifer Lopez, Amy Poehler, Maya Rudolph, Amandla Stenberg, Charlize Theron, Tessa Thompson, Constance Wu Awkwafina, Daniel Craig, Chris Evans, Tina Fey, Whoopi Goldberg, Brie Larson, Jennifer Lopez, Amy Poehler, Maya Rudolph, Amandla Stenberg, Charlize Theron, Tessa Thompson, Constance Wu                Gustavo Dudamel and the LA Philharmonic to PerformDuring the “In …

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16th ICS Awards: ‘Zama’ tops with Best Picture, Director; ‘Hale County,’ Brian Tyree Henry pick up wins

Lucrecia Martel’s Zama Better than a bandit’s ears. Zama, the brilliant satire of Spanish colonialism, captured four top prizes at this year’s ICS Awards, taking home best picture, best director for Argentinian maestro Lucrecia Martel, non-English language film, and lead actor for Daniel Giménez Cacho as the clueless corregidor. Formed in 2003, the International Cinephile Society is an online group made …

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