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Thoughts On The 87th Academy Awards – NPH Holds Long Unpredictable Evening Together!

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Neil Patrick Harris wasn’t brilliant for most of his first evening hosting the Oscars®, but when he picked his spots he definitely sparkled – his few comments on the lack of diversity in the Academy’s selections (‘…celebrating Hollywood’s best and whitest, sorry, brightest;’ Oh, sure ! You like them now!’) may not have been many, but they were perfect – making the point and then moving on (from that first dig right into a stunning eight-minute song and dance number that dropped him into classic movie scenes).

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And the Winner Is… Oscars 2015

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The glitz and glamour were on full display once again for the 2015 Academy Awards. Below is your complete list of this year’s winners. All nominees following the winner in each category are listed in alphabetical order.

BEST PICTURE:

WINNER: Birdman
American Sniper
Boyhood
The Grand Budapest Hotel
The Imitation Game
Selma
The Theory of Everything
Whiplash

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35th Annual Razzie Awards opens to public for 1st time

 

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For 85 glorious years, the Oscars have honored the best in cinematic achievement.  Then there’s its anti-thesis.  The yin to its yang.  The shiny statue that boasts of a golden glistening fruit. And no, it’s not Adam’s apple.  It’s the famous Golden Raspberry Awards aka Razzies that awards the uncoveted worst in film.  Founded in 1980, this ceremony typically precedes the corresponding Academy Awards ceremony by one day. For the first 34 years, the Razzies was closed to the press.  Everybody had heard about it but there was no red carpet or glitz and glamour accompanying it.  This year was different.

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Kirk Cameron Dazzles at the Razzies!

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Kirk Cameron’s Saving Christmas took home four Razzies, while Cameron Diaz’s roles in The Other Woman and Sex Tape earned her the Razzie for Worst Actress, and Michael Bay was named Worst Director for Transformers: Age of Extinction.

Ben Affleck won the debut of the Redeemer Award for having gone from Razzie-winner for Gigli to Oscar® favorite for Argo and Gone Girl. Full disclosure: this year I was a voting member for the Razzies.

For a complete list of winners, follow the jump.

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Birdman Wins Three Indie Spirit Awards!

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Birdman won three Indie Spirit Awards this afternoon – Best Picture, Best Male Lead (Michael Keaton) and Best Cinematography (Emmanuel Lubezki) – while Boyhood, its major competitor for the Oscars®, nabbed Best Director (Richard Linklater) and Best Supporting Female (Patricia Arquette). Julianne Moore won Best Female Lead for Still Alice.

Citizenfour won Best Documentary, J.K. Simmons got Best Supporting Male, and Ida won Best Foreign Film. For a complete list of winners, follow the jump.

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2015 BAFTAs: Boyhood Best Picture; Grand Hotel Budapest Most Awards!

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Richard Linklater’s Boyhood took Best Film at the 2015 BAFTA Awards today. Linklater also won for Best Director and Patricia Arquette garnered the Best Supporting Actress Award.

Eddie Redmayne got the Best Actor award for The Theory of Everything; Still Alice’s Julianne Moore was named Best Actress and Whiplash’s J.K. Simmons got Best supporting Actor.

The Grand Hotel Budapest  led in total awards with five – Original Screenplay, Costume Design, Production Design, Makeup & Hair and Original Music.

The LEGO Movie (which wasn’t even nominated for the Oscar) won Best animated Feature. A complete list of winners follow the jump.

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TNT and TBS Ready to Turn 21st Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards® Into Digital and Social Media Experience!

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When TNT & TBS air the 21st Screen Actors Guild Awards®, they will be making it a very social event – the networks will have a team of social media correspondents and influencers to provide behind-the-scenes play-by-play before and during the ceremony using the hashtag #sagawards.

In addition, the networks are teaming up PEOPLE.com to webcast the SAG Awards Red Carpet Pre-Show – which will include the announcement of this year’s honorees for Outstanding Action Performance by a Stunt Ensemble in a Film and in a Television Series.

The 21st Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards will be simulcast on TNT & TBS on Sunday, Jan. 25, 2015 (8/7C).

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2015 Critics’ Choice Awards – More Perceptive Than The Oscars®?

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Some Oscar® wrongs were at least partially (and in two cases, totally) righted at the 2015 Critics’ Choice Awards. Selma, for example, at least got more nominations; The LEGO Movie won Best Animated Feature, and Birdman Or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance) won for Score (while being not being considered at all for that award by Oscar®).

Birdman wound up with seven awards – including two for Michael Keaton (Best Actor in a Comedy and Best Actor); Boyhood got four (Best Director, Best Young Actor, Supporting Actress and Best Picture), and The Grand Budapest Hotel got three (Best Comedy, Best Art Direction, Best Costume Design).

This year’s Louis XIII Genius Award went to Ron Howard; the Lifetime Achievement Award was given to Kevin Costner and the very first MVP Award (for the most prodigious body of work over the last year) went to Jessica Chastain.

Host Michael Stahan (Live with Kelly and Michael) struggled a bit with his opening monologue, but got stronger as the night went on. The complete list of winners follow the jump.

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30th Film Independent Spirit Awards Land Two Hosts!

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Fred Armisen (Portlandia) and Kristen Bell (House of Lies) have been announced as hosts for the 2015 Film Independent Spirit Awards.

The 30th Film Independent Spirit Awards will be air on IFC on Saturday, February 21 (4/3C). For a list of nominations, follow the jump.

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DGA Awards Reveals Nominees For Feature Films!

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The Directors Guild of America has announced the nominees for Feature Film Director. Nominees for television, commercials and documentary will be announced tomorrow.

Follow the jump for the Feature Film nominees.

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2015 Golden Globes: The Morning After The Night Before!

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2015 Golden Globes: The Morning After The Night Before!

No one network or film dominated the 2015 Golden Globes last night, but Tina Fey and Amy Poehler went out on top with a satisfying mix of soft, hard and curveball pitches – and yes, their Cosby jokes landed pretty hard. Somehow, they managed to sting as hard as Ricky Gervais – without using his scattergun approach. The result was that their digs landed well and generally caught the audience off guard.

But the Golden Globes is about the drinking the awards, so let’s take a look at them.

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