CRAFTS

BY HOLLYWOOD FILM AWARDS – – Celebrating behind-the-camera talent. Animators, cinematographers, film composers, musicians, songwriters, editors, production designers, costume designers, visual effects artists, sound editors, and make-up and hair stylists among others.

Hollywood Film Awards to Benefit Motion Picture and Television Fund

The 2017 ceremony, to be held Nov. 5, will make a contribution to the charity that supports entertainment industry workers. The 21st annual Hollywood Film Awards, which will take place Nov. 5, will make a substantial yearly contribution to the Motion Picture and Television Fund, it was announced today by Dick[...]

Hollywood Film Contenders Frontrunners: April 2017

The HOLLYWOOD FILM CONTENDERS™ team selects yearly, 10 award worthy, FILMS and TALENT, from both above and below the line, in each category of filmmaking: acting, directing, producing, screenwriting, documentary, animation, cinematographer, editor, film composer, song, production design, costume design, visual effects, sound, make-up and hairstyling. There are no[...]

Hollywood Film Contenders: Films and Talent

The HOLLYWOOD FILM CONTENDERS™ presents the latest entertainment news and commentary, for excellence in film, for both above and below the line. The HOLLYWOOD FILM CONTENDERS™ Team selects yearly, 10 award worthy, FILMS and TALENT, from both above and below the line, in each category of filmmaking: acting, directing, producing, screenwriting,[...]

Oscar’s Nightmare: 89th Academy Awards

By Michael Russnow Co-presenter Warren Beatty seemed to toy with the crowd as he fiddled with the card, which he then showed to Faye Dunaway, who told the world what it expected: La La Land won the Oscar. Suddenly, it was revealed Beatty was given the wrong envelope and La La[...]

The 89th Academy Awards deliver surprises and eventually a “Moonlight” upset

That’s all she wrote folks. The Oscars have now come and gone, just a few hours ago, with a finish unlike any other. We saw chaos at the very end, upsets at the beginning, and love spread around to a large amount of the nominees. Obviously, the big deal is[...]

2017 movie releases to look forward to

Welcome to 2017 folks! First of all, a belated Happy New Year to you all. Hopefully you had a fun and safe sendoff to 2016. A whole new year is upon us now, and as such, there’s a ton of new films to anticipate. Today will be a day to[...]

Oscar predictions for the first half of December

All of a sudden, a matter of days can make someone’s predictions feel really out of date, can’t it? My Academy Awards predictions are overdue, no doubt about that, so that’s what is going down today. With the beginning of guild nominations and the influx of other precursors, the race[...]

“Manchester by the Sea” leads a shocking Screen Actors Guild nomination list

Just a few short moments ago, the nominations for the Screen Actors Guild (or SAG) awards were announced. They mark the first of the guilds, which actually are solid barometers for Oscar. More so than a critics group or random awards body, this guild, along with the others, includes actual[...]

Will voters embrace escapism or realism this Oscar season?

If you follow the awards race, you’ve probably heard in some regard that Best Picture is sewn up, with La La Land already engraved on the statue. Now, I absolutely love that film (more on that soon) and see it as the odds on favorite, but there’s a chance that[...]

Miles Teller is committed and intense in “Bleed for This”

When you mix a talented young actor with the Oscar bait that is a boxing film, you almost always get an awards contender. This week, a new one opens in Bleed for This, which has Miles Teller in the lead role. Is it a lot like other recent boxing movies?[...]
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