Deadline’s The Contenders Emmys Invites In The Mail As RSVP Line Opens For TV Awards Season Kickoff

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Invitations have just gone out for Deadline’s fourth annual The Contenders Emmys all-day event, set this year for Sunday, April 7 at a new venue, Paramount Studios.
A total of 19 studios and networks are set to participate, bringing showrunners a…

20th Century Fox And The Oscars: A Storied Studio And Its Legacy At The Academy Awards

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Now that one of Hollywood’s great studios, 20th Century Fox, has merged into another named Disney, let’s reflect, as a form of final tribute to a proud former stand-alone major, on one of Fox’s great legacies: its Oscars. Its track re…

Ryan Murphy’s ‘Pose’ Jumps Out In Front Of Emmy Season As First Screener Sent To TV Academy Voters

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EXCLUSIVE: Wasting no time, Fox 21 and FX Networks signaled the official start of Emmy season by today by delivering to members of the Television Academy box sets of the complete season of Ryan Murphy’s acclaimed drama series, Pose, a groundbreak…

Golden Globes Sets 2020 Date On NBC

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The Hollywood Foreign Press Association has set January 5 for its 77th annual Golden Globe Awards. The 2020 show again will be produced by dick clark productions in association with the HFPA and air live coast-to-coast on NBC,
It will be the second Glo…

SXSW Hits The ‘Highway’ With Ethan Hawke, Plus Kevin Costner And Woody Harrelson, At Sunday World Premieres

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With so much activity — politically, musically, and movie-wise — going on at SXSW now, it is easy to get lost in the crowd. There’s just so much there. Deadline’s Dino-Ray Ramos has been on the scene covering it all including op…

Final Notes On The Season: Is A Best Picture Voting Change Brewing?; Plus Oscar Vs. Streamers – Are New Rules In Store?

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In the aftermath of the 91st Annual Academy Awards where Green Book was crowned Best Picture, Deadline sources are saying that conversations have heated up within the membership of AMP…

Oscars Analysis: From A Sweet ‘Green Book’ Victory To Dodging A Netflix Bullet, This Was A Significant Academy Awards

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As I made the party stops this weekend, you could tell there was more tension and nervousness than usual about this year’s Academy Awards.
“Sunday night could be an earthquake and change the industry as we know it – and not in a good …

Stanley Donen Appreciation: From ‘Singin’ In The Rain’ To ‘Two For The Road’ A Dazzling Cinematic Legacy – Hammond

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It is interesting this Oscar weekend to reflect on the life and career of the great Stanley Donen who died today at the age of 94. For those nominated tomorrow night  who end up losing, don’t despair and just think of Stanley Donen , the director…

Notes On The Season: New Jersey Bookies Betting On Oscar; ‘Roma’ Stars Bid Farewell To The Circuit; Tarantino Saves Film Projection

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And now it all comes down to this. On Sunday at the Dolby Theatre the long, often bruising movie awards season comes to an end. And not a moment too soon. The predictions will end and…

Oscars Pregame Warmup: Watch Deadline’s Reviews Of All Eight Best Picture Nominees

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Over the past year, beginning in February with Black Panther and ending in December with Vice, I did video reviews of all of what eventually became the eight nominees for Best Picture at the 91st annual Academy Awards.
Check them all out and see which …

Oscars: Pete Hammond’s Absolute Final Predictions In All 24 Categories

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In what has been an ever-changing scenario since the race for the 91st annual Academy Awards began in earnest at the beginning of September with the fall festival trifecta of Venice, Telluride and Toronto, the hunt for Oscar has been as confounding and…

Oscar Ballots Due Now! Campaigns Still Going As Online Voting Closes At 5 PM PT

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If you happen to be one of the 7,902 eligible Academy voters who have yet to cast your ballot, I would suggest you start thinking about it as you only have this afternoon to do it. Polls close at 5 p.m. PT, and that’s it.
The campaign — oft…

Oscars: Film Editing Nominee John Ottman On ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’s Triumphant Journey, Making Queen Timeless, And Bryan Singer’s Exit

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It shouldn’t have been too surprising that John Ottman won this year’s ACE Eddie for Best Edited Feature Film Drama for Bohemian Rhapsody. Equally it shouldn’t be at all shocking that he is nominated for his first Academy Award in Fil…

Pete Hammond’s Notes On The Season: Academy Crisis Averted; Spike Lee On 2 Words He Won’t Say; Is This Finally The Year For Oscar Bridesmaids?

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Despite final balloting being halfway done (Oscar voters, you have until Tuesday at 5 PM PT), and campaigns still in high gear leaving no rock unturned and no opportunity to reach str…

ASC President And Major Cinematographers Request Urgent Meeting With Academy CEO To Reverse Oscar Show Category Moves

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EXCLUSIVE: The president of the American Society of Cinematographers, Kees van Oostrum, told me today he has requested an urgent meeting with Motion Picture Academy CEO Dawn Hudson, which he says in the works and is awaiting confirmation from AMPAS and…

Oscars: Final Voting Starts As Nominees And Others Bash AMPAS Decision To Put Some Key Categories In Commercial Breaks

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Final voting begins today for the 91st Oscars, and it probably isn’t a moment too soon for beleaguered Movie Academy officials who seem to have a new controversy to deal with every day.
Ballots from the 8,176-or-so voting members will be due back…

Oscars: Deadline Vs Gold Derby Expert Prediction Smackdown In All Four Acting Races – Who Will Be The Big Surprise?

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After dissecting the various possibilities in this year’s wild and wooly Oscar Best Picture race, Gold Derby’s Tom O’Neil and I have a go at all four acting categories, where, if you believe the precursor awards shows, Rami Malek, Gle…

BAFTA Love For ‘Roma’ And ‘The Favourite’ Gives Them Sweet Oscar Momentum But The Race Is Still On – Hammond

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Last night about two hours into the  ASC awards in Hollywood I ran into Alfonso Cuaron on his way into the men’s room.  He was in a great mood, and we talked about his whirlwind globe trotting this weekend flying from London to L.A. yesterday  fo…