‘Sweet Sixteen’ Wins Slamdance Festival Screenwriting Grand Prize

Film – Variety – October 8, 2020 at 12:56PM:


Slamdance has awarded its grand prize for screenwriting to writer Joyce Sherrí for her first feature screenplay for coming-of-age drama “Sweet Sixteen.” The festival announced 13 prizes Thursday during a live-stream ceremony co-presented by Writers Guild of America West and hosted by Slamdance alum Todd Berger across feature film, horror/thriller, TV pilot and short film categories.

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Rock Hall of Fame Enlists Dave Grohl, Bruce Springsteen, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Miley Cyrus and Others as Guest Stars for Virtual Induction

Music – Variety – October 8, 2020 at 11:33AM:


For its upcoming virtual induction ceremony, to be telecast on HBO Nov. 7, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame has announced an extremely wide-ranging slew of guest stars, which is fitting, given this year’s extraordinarily eclectic cast of inductees. Dave Grohl will begin the show by introducing the class of 2020.

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Oscars Update 2020-21 Eligibility Rules; Drive-In Screenings Now OK

Film – Deadline – October 7, 2020 at 04:03PM:


Fueling the comeback of that one-time moviegoing staple the drive-in, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences on Wednesday said it has amended its previously announced pandemic-forced eligibility rules for the awards year ending on February 28, 2021. Here is the official word from the Academy about slight changes enacted at yesterday’s Board of […]

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Oscars Predictions: Best Original Song – Billie Eilish Looks to Make History, Leslie Odom Jr Heading for Double Nominations?

Film – Variety – October 1, 2020 at 12:31PM:


Variety’s Awards Circuit is home to the official predictions for the upcoming Oscars from Film Awards Editor Clayton Davis. Following Academy Awards history, buzz, news, reviews and sources, the Oscar predictions are updated regularly with the current year’s contenders in all categories. Variety’s Awards Circuit Prediction schedule consists of four phases, running all year long: […]

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Coronavirus Shakes Up Australia’s AACTA Awards

Film – Variety – September 30, 2020 at 08:39PM:

Coronavirus and social distancing are forcing changes on the annual AACTA awards organized by the Australian Academy of Cinema & Television Awards and the Australian Film Institute. The event will be held mostly online and be accompanied by a new screen festival. In place of the usual lunchtime teaser event, AACTA Industry Awards will be […]

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Grammys 2021: Who’ll Get Nods in Top 4 Categories? How the Weeknd, Swift, Gaga, Styles, Dylan and, Yes, BTS Might Fare

Music – Variety – September 30, 2020 at 05:24PM:


Not to plead hardship, but trying to handicap what records might win Grammy nominations is unlike the guesswork for any other top entertainment awards show. Tens of thousands of potentially eligible new recordings are released every year, and then individual categories have their own nominating committees to winnow through preliminary voting, making sure that wild […]

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Charlie Kaufman to Receive Variety’s Creative Impact in Screenwriting Award

Film – Variety – September 30, 2020 at 12:07PM:


Writer, director and producer Charlie Kaufman will be honored with Variety‘s creative impact in screenwriting award during its virtual 10 Screenwriters to Watch event on Oct. 13. The virtual event will be hosted by the Mill Valley Film Festival. Kaufman, who one of Variety‘s screenwriters to watch in 1999 for “Being John Malkovich,” will discuss […]

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Virtual PGA Awards Announce Show Date and Extended Eligibility Period

Awards – Variety – September 30, 2020 at 10:57AM:


The Producers Guild of America has announced the key dates and timeline for their 2021 Producers Guild of America Awards. Celebrating their 32nd awards ceremony, the PGA awards will be held virtually on March 24, 2021, nine days after the 93rd Oscar nominations are announced. In a joint statement, Producers Guild of America presidents Gail […]

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