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Joss Whedon receives award

“Just months after receiving an Emmy for “Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog,” the “Dollhouse” and “Buffy the Vampire Slayer” creator has been tapped to received the 2010 Vanguard Award from the Producers Guild of America.” Story by Daniel Fienberg. Read more from Hitfix [...]

Oscars get music director

“The prolific composer-arranger, who has three Oscar nominations for original score (“The American President,” 1995; “First Wives Club,” 1996; and “Patch Adams,” 1998) and two for original song (1994’s “A Wink and a Smile” from “Sleepless in Seattle;” and “Blame Canada” from “South Park: Bigger Longer & Uncut” in 2004)[...]

Kavanaugh’s Kingdom

Hollywood has a new king — Ryan Kavanaugh. The 34-year-old entrepreneur is the go to man for film financing in Hollywood. Ryan was honored with the”Hollywood Producer Award” at the Hollywood Film Festival on Oct. 26. Attendees at the Beverly Hilton attending the awards could be forgiven for wondering, “Who[...]

Jeff Bridges shakes up the Oscars

“Now Fox Searchlight is throwing an exciting wrench into the Best Actor race by deciding to release its country-music drama Crazy Heart, starring Jeff Bridges in what’s said to be a career-best performance, in mid-December for awards consideration. Bridges is a four-time past nominee (his first nomination was 37 years ago[...]

Awards Watch: Directors

“Before shooting “Precious,” director Lee Daniels envisioned a scene in which a gaggle of animated pink creatures were squashed by the rear end of his lead character. The idea was to bring a fanciful, humorous element to his downbeat depiction of an obese, illiterate teen living with an abusive mother[...]

Emmys move back to August

LA Times’ Tom O’Neill stated, “Usually, the Emmy ceremony occurs in mid-September so that the TV industry can salute the best of last season’s programs on the eve of new TV season launch. However, telecaster NBC plans to move the date back to Sunday, Aug. 29 to get out of[...]

Frustration over Oscars’ documentary short list

Ben Fritz and Yvonne Villarreal at the LA Times reported, “Many top-grossing films, including Michael Moore’s ‘Capitalism,’ passed over in favor of lower-profile fare. If you enjoyed a documentary in a movie theater in the last year, odds are you won’t be seeing it at the Oscars in March.” To read more[...]
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