ACE Eddie Awards Live Blog & Winners List

The American Cinema Editors are handing out their 68th annual ACE Eddie Awards tonight at the Beverly Hilton, and Deadline is live blogging the show and updating the winners as they are read.
Celebrating the best in film and TV editing during 2017, the  Tichina Arnold-hosted awards will be presented in 11 categories, up from 10 last year. ACE for the first time has made separate categories for TV comedy and drama series, and there no longer will be half-hour and one-hour…

The American Cinema Editors are handing out their 68th annual ACE Eddie Awards tonight at the Beverly Hilton, and Deadline is live blogging the show and updating the winners as they are read. Celebrating the best in film and TV editing during 2017, the  Tichina Arnold-hosted awards will be presented in 11 categories, up from 10 last year. ACE for the first time has made separate categories for TV comedy and drama series, and there no longer will be half-hour and one-hour…

Catherine Zeta-Jones: Playing Griselda Blanco Was “So Liberating” — TCA

For Catherine Zeta-Jones, playing a Colombian drug kingpin in Lifetime movie Cocaine Godmother: The Griselda Blanco Story was transformative both physically and spiritually.
Describing her pursuit of the role as an “obsession” at TCA on Sunday, Zeta-Jones said she’d really tried to embody the famously brutal Blanco.
“It was so liberating,” she said. “I didn’t want to play a caricature of her, and do like a Mrs. Doubtfire’s fat suit. I wanted to play her from the inside…

For Catherine Zeta-Jones, playing a Colombian drug kingpin in Lifetime movie Cocaine Godmother: The Griselda Blanco Story was transformative both physically and spiritually. Describing her pursuit of the role as an “obsession” at TCA on Sunday, Zeta-Jones said she’d really tried to embody the famously brutal Blanco. “It was so liberating,” she said. “I didn't want to play a caricature of her, and do like a Mrs. Doubtfire’s fat suit. I wanted to play her from the inside…

‘This Time Next Year’ EP Laurie Girion: It’s An “Exciting New Twist” On The Makeover Show — TCA

Makeover shows are undeniably rich territory for Lifetime, and now the network will up the ante by squeezing a year’s worth of transformation into a few minutes.
This Time Next Year, hosted by Cat Deeley and based on the UK show of the same name, challenges people to change their lives and achieve a self-declared goal in the space of a year. Some examples are to lose weight, have a baby or overcome illness.
The show brings contestants through one door at the start of the…

Makeover shows are undeniably rich territory for Lifetime, and now the network will up the ante by squeezing a year’s worth of transformation into a few minutes. This Time Next Year, hosted by Cat Deeley and based on the UK show of the same name, challenges people to change their lives and achieve a self-declared goal in the space of a year. Some examples are to lose weight, have a baby or overcome illness. The show brings contestants through one door at the start of the…

Crackle GM Eric Berger Announces ‘The Butcher’ With Gary Oldman; ‘Office Uprising’ — TCA

Aside from its name change to Sony Crackle, the channel has both drama and comedy in the pipeline according to its GM Eric Berger, who made announcements at TCA on Sunday.
Serial killer drama The Butcher, written by Charles Burmeister is in development. It is produced by Gary Oldman and his longtime partner Douglas Urbanski. “It’s a contemporary story of one homicide detective’s epic investigation to find, hunt, and kill a serial killer who lives among us,” Berger…

Aside from its name change to Sony Crackle, the channel has both drama and comedy in the pipeline according to its GM Eric Berger, who made announcements at TCA on Sunday. Serial killer drama The Butcher, written by Charles Burmeister is in development. It is produced by Gary Oldman and his longtime partner Douglas Urbanski. “It’s a contemporary story of one homicide detective's epic investigation to find, hunt, and kill a serial killer who lives among us,” Berger…

‘Schitt’s Creek’ Was Inspired By The Kardashians & ‘Real Housewives’

While hit comedy Schitt’s Creek is moving into its fourth season, it first began with an idea inspired by the Kardashians and the Real Housewives, co-creator Daniel Levy said at TCA on Sunday.
The show follows the Rose family after they abruptly lose their fortune and are forced to live in the small town they purchased year before as a joke.
“About six years ago, the reality-based Real Housewives/Kardashians franchises were really on an upswing,” Levy said, “and I…

While hit comedy Schitt’s Creek is moving into its fourth season, it first began with an idea inspired by the Kardashians and the Real Housewives, co-creator Daniel Levy said at TCA on Sunday. The show follows the Rose family after they abruptly lose their fortune and are forced to live in the small town they purchased year before as a joke. “About six years ago, the reality-based Real Housewives/Kardashians franchises were really on an upswing,” Levy said, “and I…

‘Hard Sun’ Creator Neil Cross: “Apocalyptic Dramas Are Essentially Reassuring”

There is a simple reason why shows like The Walking Dead are so captivating, according to Neil Cross, creator and EP of Hulu’s new drama Hard Sun.
“I think all apocalyptic dramas are essentially reassuring, they’re not really about destruction,” he said at TCA on Sunday. “We always assume that we’re the ones who survive and these stories are more transformational than destructive. They afford us an opportunity to imagine ourselves stripped of the day-to-day…

There is a simple reason why shows like The Walking Dead are so captivating, according to Neil Cross, creator and EP of Hulu’s new drama Hard Sun. “I think all apocalyptic dramas are essentially reassuring, they're not really about destruction,” he said at TCA on Sunday. “We always assume that we're the ones who survive and these stories are more transformational than destructive. They afford us an opportunity to imagine ourselves stripped of the day-to-day…

James Cameron On Eliza Dushku ‘True Lies’ Revelations: “Had I Known About It, There Would Have Been No Mercy”–TCA

James Cameron would have shown “no mercy” had he known about Eliza Dushku’s alleged experience on the set of his 1994 film True Lies, he said at TCA on Saturday. Eliza Dushku — who was 12 years old at the time of filming — posted on Facebook on Friday that she was sexually molested by then 36-year-old stunt coordinator Joel Kramer.
At TCA representing his new AMC Visionaries project James Cameron’s Story of Science Fiction, the director and explorer said, “I just heard…

James Cameron would have shown “no mercy” had he known about Eliza Dushku’s alleged experience on the set of his 1994 film True Lies, he said at TCA on Saturday. Eliza Dushku — who was 12 years old at the time of filming — posted on Facebook on Friday that she was sexually molested by then 36-year-old stunt coordinator Joel Kramer. At TCA representing his new AMC Visionaries project James Cameron’s Story of Science Fiction, the director and explorer said, “I just heard…