July 14, 2015

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“Modern Family, “Mad Men” take home top Emmy Awards

By Sean O’Connell Hollywoodnews.com: Martin Scorsese, Peter Dinklage and the cast of ABC’s hit comedy “Modern Family” walked away as big winners from the 63rdr Primetime Emmy Awards, which were held Sunday night in Los Angeles. “Family” led the evening with five Emmy wins, including Best Comedy, Best Supporting Actor (Ty Burrell)[...]

Do TIFF 2011 winners help the Oscar race? – AWARDS ALLEY

By Sean O’Connell Hollywoodnews.com: No “Descendants.” No “Artist.” No major Oscar contenders made the list when the Toronto International Film Festival announced its 2011 awards winners on Sunday afternoon, adding very little clarity to the still-developing Oscar race. Instead, Lebanese foreign film submission “Where Do We Go Now?,” directed by Nadine[...]

Brad Pitt Oscar debate swirls around “Moneyball” – AWARDS ALLEY

By Sean O’Connell Hollywoodnews.com: Has this year’s race to fill Oscar’s five Best Actor slots already been settled? In September?! No, not by any stretch, though it does seem – at this stage in the game – that the Best Actor category is more crowded than any other field as we[...]

“Shame,” “The Raid” lead list of TIFF 2011 film sales

By Sean O’Connell Hollywoodnews.com: Sales news out of this year’s Toronto International Film Festival was steady, with deals being negotiated throughout the festival instead of landing in massive waves either near the start or finish of the 11-day fest. Major titles harboring Oscar aspirations, from Steve McQueen’s “Shame” and Andrea Arnold’s[...]

Albert Brooks: The engine that makes “Drive” go – AWARDS ALLEY

By Sean O’Connell Hollywoodnews.com: In 1999, Dame Judi Dench took home the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress for playing Queen Elizabeth I in John Madden’s Best Picture-winning “Shakespeare In Love.” It was Dench’s second nomination, and her first win. She was on screen for a total of 8 minutes. As[...]

George Clooney, Brad Pitt lead list of those boosted by TIFF 2011 – AWARDS ALLEY

By Sean O’Connell Hollywoodnews.com: The 2011 Toronto International Film Festival draws to a close on Sunday, Sept. 18, concluding a full slate of breathtaking programming. As usual, TIFF served as a barometer for several films’ awards campaigns. Movies like Alexander Payne’s “The Descendants” and George Clooney’s “The Ides of March” tested[...]

Jon Stewart says Eddie Murphy will “kill it” as Oscar host – AWARDS ALLEY

By Sean O’Connell Hollywoodnews.com: Minutes after Eddie Murphy was named host of the upcoming Academy Awards, the Internet exploded with reaction, both positive and negative. But we’ll trust the opinion of a man who accepted the burden, stood on the stage and hosted the high-profile television event (twice, even) over the[...]

“The Lady” leads deals as TIFF 2011 winds down

By Sean O’Connell Hollywoodnews.com: As the 2011 Toronto International Film Festival draws to a close this weekend, a few more high-profile titles are finding homes as they seek distribution deals. Luc Besson’s based-on-true-events drama “The Lady,” for example, has been picked up by Cohen Media Group, THR reports. Michelle Yeoh plays[...]

“Drive” channels Scorsese, Mann for suspenseful genre thrills – AWARDS ALLEY

By Sean O’Connell Hollywoodnews.com: For me, the worst part about Nicolas Winding Refn’s “Drive” is that once it’s over, I’ll never be able to see it for the first time again. Make no mistake, I plan to see it again. But I’ll know what happens to Ryan Gosling’s unnamed driver and[...]

Sony teases “Dragon Tattoo” with 8-minute clip – AWARDS ALLEY

By Sean O’Connell Hollywoodnews.com: Those mysterious “Girl with the Dragon Tattoo” messages sent out to fans of the Twitter feed Mouth-Taped-Shut didn’t alert followers to sneak previews of David Fincher’s upcoming take on Stieg Larsson’s moody thriller … but they did tease an 8-minute preview that Sony wisely attached to screening[...]
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