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Indie SPIRIT 2017 - Razzies, too

posted Dec 01, 2016 18:07:07 by timobrien33
From timobns and sources, with links to them.

As usual, the day before the Oscars is busy with parties, awards, and more. Oscar Week is filled with events and today, it is the Independent Spirit Awards, held on the beach in a tent in Santa Monica. A nice, bright, sunny and crisp day is in store (and it is just that)..around 62 degrees and sunny.

We will be updating live as the winners are announced. Below is this award season list are the nominations.

Robert Altman Award - "Moonlight"
Best Director - Barry Jenkins - "Moonlight"
Best Supporting Actress - Molly Shannon - "Other People"
Best Actor - Casey Affleck - "Manchester By the Sea"
Best Actress - Isabelle Hupport - "Elle"

Best Ensemble - "Moonlight"
Best Screenplay - Barry Jenkins & Tarrell Alvin McCraney - "Moonlight"
Best Documentary - "O.J.: Made in America"
Best Supporting Actor- Ben Foster - "Hell or High Water"
Best Cinematography - "Moonlight" - James Laxton
Best First Screenplay - "The Witch" - Robert Eggers
Best Editing - "Moonlight"
John Cassavetes Award - "Spa Night" (budget less than $500,000)

Indie Wire http://bit.ly/2lbmMDS #SpiritAwards

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The Razzies are also being handed out so they will be mixed in here, too. It looks like they went political s well as "Hillary's America" nabbed a few.

WORST PICTURE
"Hillary’s America: The Secret History of the Democratic Party"

WORST ACTOR
Dinesh D’Souza (as himself), "Hillary’s America: The Secret History of the Democratic Party"

WORST ACTRESS
Becky Turner (as Hillary Clinton), "Hillary’s America: The Secret History of the Democratic Party"

WORST SUPPORTING ACTOR
Jesse Eisenberg, "Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice"

WORST SUPPORTING ACTRESS
Kristen Wiig, "Zoolander No. 2"

WORST SCREEN COMBO
Ben Affleck & His BFF (Baddest Foe Forever) Henry Cavill, Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice

WORST DIRECTOR
Dinesh D’Souza and Bruce Schooley, "Hillary’s America: The Secret History of the Democratic Party"

WORST REMAKE, RIP-OFF OR SEQUEL
Batman v Superman: "Dawn of Justice: Dawn of Justice"

WORST SCREENPLAY
"Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice"


Writer's Guild of America

FILM WINNERS
ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY
Moonlight, Screenplay by Barry Jenkins, Story by Tarell Alvin McCraney; A24
ADAPTED SCREENPLAY
Arrival, Screenplay by Eric Heisserer; Based on the Story “Story of Your Life” by Ted Chiang; Paramount Pictures
DOCUMENTARY SCREENPLAY
Command and Control, Telescript by Robert Kenner & Eric Schlosser, Story by Brian Pearle and Kim Roberts; Based on the book Command and Control by Eric Schlosser; American Experience Films
TELEVISION AND NEW MEDIA WINNERS
DRAMA SERIES
The Americans, Written by Peter Ackerman, Tanya Barfield, Joshua Brand, Joel Fields, Stephen Schiff, Joe Weisberg, Tracey Scott Wilson; FX
COMEDY SERIES
Atlanta, Written by Donald Glover, Stephen Glover, Jamal Olori, Stefani Robinson, Paul Simms; FX
NEW SERIES
Atlanta, Written by Donald Glover, Stephen Glover, Jamal Olori, Stefani Robinson, Paul Simms; FX
ORIGINAL LONG FORM
Confirmation, Written by Susannah Grant; HBO
ADAPTED LONG FORM
The People vs. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story, Written by Scott Alexander, Joe Robert Cole, D.V. DeVincentis, Maya Forbes, Larry Karaszewski, Wally Wolodarsky, Based on the book The Run of His Life by Jeffrey Toobin; FX

Producers 1.28.17

Motion Pictures
"La La Land"
Producers: Fred Berger, Jordan Horowitz, Marc Platt

Outstanding Producer of Animated Theatrical Motion Pictures
"Zootopia"
Producer: Clark Spencer

Outstanding Producer of Documentary Theatrical Motion Pictures
"O.J.: Made in America"
Producers: Ezra Edelman, Caroline Waterlow

Full winners list


SAG AWARD UP NEXT..
LOS ANGELES (January 25, 2017) – Chopin Vodka and Clase Azul Tequila cocktails will be featured as the exclusive spirits of the 23rd Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards® on Sunday, January 29, 2017, as well as at the official Post-Awards Gala co-hosted by Time Inc.’s People and the Entertainment Industry Foundation.

With the help of Los Angeles mixologist Lisa Kopenhayer, four distinctive cocktails will be available to guests at the star-studded Post-Awards Gala.

“The Outstanding Performance” showcases Chopin Potato Vodka in an ensemble with infused Fresh Cucumbers, Aloe Water, Fresh Elderflower, Fresh Lime Juice and Infused Lemon Peel Garnish. The second, cheekily called “Fix It in Post,” shines the spotlight on Clase Azul Plata Tequila made from 100% Blue Weber Agave, prepared in harmony with La Pinta Pomegranate Tequila Liqueur, Fresh Marinated Pineapple Juice, Fresh Lemon Juice, Agave Raw Nectar, and topped with a Jalapeno Garnish.

The other two cocktails are “The Actor Goes To,” for a Tequila and Fresh Orange Peel drink, and “The Classic” for the finest Martini.

“It’s truly limitless the number of inventive cocktails that can be created with Clase Azul Tequilas, and Chopin Vodkas,” says Dana Chandler COO and Executive Vice President Chopin Imports. “It’s a privilege to be part of this celebration, and we look forward to raising a glass of Clase Azul and Chopin in a toast to the outstanding performances and talented actors honored this year at the SAG Awards.”




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Razzies

37th Annual Golden Raspberry (RAZZIE®) Award Nominations

WORST PICTURE
"Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice"
"Dirty Grandpa"
"Gods of Egypt"
"Hillary's America: The Secret History of the Democratic Party"
"Independence Day: Resurgence"
"Zoolander No. 2"

NOMINATIONS PER PICTURE:
"Zoolander No. 2" = 9
"Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice" = 8
"Dirty Grandpa" = 6
"Gods of Egypt" = 5
"Hillary's America" = 5
"Independence Day: Resurgence = 5
"Alice Through the Looking Glass" = 3

©2017, The Golden Raspberry (RAZZIE®) Awards LLC

Directors Guild of America

“These phenomenal filmmakers have captured our hearts and minds, breathing life into stories rarely told and revealing worlds rarely seen,” said Barclay. “What makes this recognition truly special is the knowledge that these five directors have made a lasting impression on their peers – directors and members of the director’s team who intimately understand the blood, sweat and tears necessary to create a feature film.”...Directors Guild of America President Paris Barclay announced.

"Arrival" - DENIS VILLENEUVE
"Manchester by the Sea" - KENNETH LONERGAN
"Moonlight" - BARRY JENKINS
"Lion" - GARTH DAVIS
"La La Land" - DAMIEN CHAZELLE

Producers Guild of America
LOS ANGELES (January 10, 2017) – The Producers Guild of America (PGA) announced today the motion picture nominations for the 28th Annual Producers Guild Awards. The categories are The Darryl F. Zanuck Award for Outstanding Producer of Theatrical Motion Pictures and The Award for Outstanding Producer of Animated Theatrical Motion Pictures.

All 2017 Producers Guild Award winners will be announced on Saturday, January 28, 2017 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Los Angeles. This year, the Producers Guild will present special honors to Tom Rothman (Milestone Award), James L. Brooks (Norman Lear Achievement Award in Television), Irwin Winkler (David O. Selznick Achievement Award in Theatrical Motion Pictures), the feature film Loving (Stanley Kramer Award), and Megan Ellison (Visionary Award).

The Darryl F. Zanuck Award for Outstanding Producer of Theatrical Motion Pictures:

• "Arrival"
Producers: Dan Levine, Shawn Levy, Aaron Ryder, David Linde

• "Deadpool"
Producers: Simon Kinberg, Ryan Reynolds, Lauren Shuler Donner

• "Fences"
Producers: Scott Rudin, Denzel Washington, Todd Black

• "Hacksaw Ridge"
Producers: Bill Mechanic, David Permut

• "Hell or High Water"
Producers: Carla Hacken, Julie Yorn

• "Hidden Figures"
Producers: Donna Gigliotti, Peter Chernin & Jenno Topping, Pharrell Williams, Theodore Melfi

• "La La Land"
Producers: Fred Berger, Jordan Horowitz, Marc Platt

• "Lion"
Producers: Emile Sherman & Iain Canning, Angie Fielder

• "Manchester By the Sea"
Producers: Matt Damon, Kimberly Steward, Chris Moore, Lauren Beck, Kevin Walsh

• "Moonlight"
Producers: Adele Romanski, Dede Gardner & Jeremy Kleiner

Independent Spirit Awards...always handed out the night before the Oscars in a tent at the Santa Monica airport...on the beach...

BEST FEATURE
(Award given to the producer. Executive Producers are not awarded.)

"American Honey"
Producers: Thomas Benski, Jay Van Hoy, Lars Knudsen, Lucas Ochoa, Pouya Shahbazian, Alice Weinberg

"Chronic"
Producers: Michel Franco, Gina Kwon, Gabriel Ripstein, Moisés Zonana

"Jackie"
Producers: Darren Aronofsky, Scott Franklin, Ari Handel, Juan de Dios Larraín, Mickey Liddell

"Manchester by the Sea"
Producers: Lauren Beck, Matt Damon, Chris Moore, Kimberly Steward, Kevin J. Walsh

"Moonlight"
Producers: Dede Gardner, Jeremy Kleiner, Adele Romanski


#Moonlight named best picture by National Society of Film Critics #NSFC http://bit.ly/2i16z7a Top film is "Moonlight"

National Society of Film Critics
there is no nomination process. Any film that opens in the U.S. during the preceding year is eligible for consideration. But you may want to send screeners or links to the members in advance of the vote. E-mail Liz Weis to request an updated address list.

National Board of Review They pick "Manchester By the Sea"

12.14.18 - Now is the time when the nominations process steps over each other. They all want the headlines and to be the "one" people look to for trends, and the real way Hollywood thinks.

SAG Awards are from the actors. Yes, the actors as they do not use actress.

They have ensemble, which is their best pic. However, that means a smaller film with a small cast can get left out.

They have TV, too, but again, they get in the way when movie award season is here - - and it is here, through the Oscars.

From release; The 23rd Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards® presented by SAG-AFTRA with Screen Actors Guild Awards, LLC will be produced by Avalon Harbor Entertainment, Inc. and will be simulcast live on TNT and TBS on Sunday, Jan. 29, 2017 at 8 p.m. (ET) / 5 p.m. (PT). TBS and TNT subscribers can also watch the SAG Awards live through the networks' websites and mobile apps. In addition, TNT will present a primetime encore of the ceremony immediately following the live presentation.

Via release - - Two nominating panels — one for television and one for film — each composed of 2,500 randomly selected SAG-AFTRA members from across the United States, chose this year’s nominees. Final voting information will be sent to the 121,546 SAG-AFTRA members in good standing across the country, who may vote on all categories.

Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture
"CAPTAIN FANTASTIC" (Bleecker Street)
ANNALISE BASSO / Vespyr
SHREE CROOKS / Zaja
ANN DOWD / Abigail
KATHRYN HAHN / Harper
NICHOLAS HAMILTON / Rellian
SAMANTHA ISLER / Kielyr
FRANK LANGELLA / Jack
GEORGE MacKAY / Bo
ERIN MORIARTY / Claire
VIGGO MORTENSEN / Ben
MISSI PYLE / Ellen
CHARLIE SHOTWELL / Nai
STEVE ZAHN / Dave

"FENCES" (Paramount Pictures)
JOVAN ADEPO / Cory
VIOLA DAVIS / Rose Maxson
STEPHEN McKINLEY HENDERSON / Jim Bono
RUSSELL HORNSBY / Lyons
SANIYYA SIDNEY / Raynell
DENZEL WASHINGTON / Troy Maxson
MYKELTI WILLIAMSON / Gabriel

"HIDDEN FIGURES" (20th Century Fox)
MAHERSHALA ALI / Col. Jim Johnson
KEVIN COSTNER / Al Harrison
KIRSTEN DUNST / Vivian Mitchell
TARAJI P. HENSON / Katherine G. Johnson
ALDIS HODGE / Levi Jackson
JANELLE MONÁE / Mary Jackson
JIM PARSONS / Paul Stafford
GLEN POWELL / John Glenn
OCTAVIA SPENCER / Dorothy Vaughan

"MANCHESTER BY THE SEA" (Amazon Studios and Roadside Attractions)
CASEY AFFLECK / Lee Chandler
MATTHEW BRODERICK / Jeffrey
KYLE CHANDLER / Joe Chandler
LUCAS HEDGES / Patrick Chandler
GRETCHEN MOL / Elise
MICHELLE WILLIAMS / Randi Chandler

"MOONLIGHT" (A24)
MAHERSHALA ALI / Juan
NAOMIE HARRIS / Paula
ANDRÉ HOLLAND / Kevin
JHARREL JEROME / Kevin (16)
JANELLE MONÁE / Teresa
TREVANTE RHODES / Black
ASHTON SANDERS / Chiron

Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role
CASEY AFFLECK / Lee Chandler – “MANCHESTER BY THE SEA” (Amazon Studios and Roadside Attractions)
ANDREW GARFIELD / Desmond Doss – “HACKSAW RIDGE” (Lionsgate)
RYAN GOSLING / Sebastian –“LA LA LAND” (Lionsgate)
VIGGO MORTENSEN / Ben – “CAPTAIN FANTASTIC” (Bleecker Street)
DENZEL WASHINGTON / Troy Maxson – “FENCES” (Paramount Pictures)


Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role
AMY ADAMS / Louise Banks – “ARRIVAL” (Paramount Pictures)
EMILY BLUNT / Rachel – “THE GIRL ON THE TRAIN” (Universal Pictures)
NATALIE PORTMAN / Jackie Kennedy – “JACKIE” (Fox Searchlight Pictures)
EMMA STONE / Mia – “LA LA LAND” (Lionsgate)
MERYL STREEP / Florence Foster Jenkins – “FLORENCE FOSTER JENKINS” (Paramount Pictures)


Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Supporting Role
MAHERSHALA ALI / Juan – “MOONLIGHT” (A24)
JEFF BRIDGES / Marcus Hamilton – “HELL OR HIGH WATER” (CBS Films)
HUGH GRANT / St Clair Bayfield – “FLORENCE FOSTER JENKINS” (Paramount Pictures)
LUCAS HEDGES / Patrick Chandler – “MANCHESTER BY THE SEA” (Amazon Studios and Roadside Attractions)
DEV PATEL / Saroo Brierley – “LION” (The Weinstein Company)


Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Supporting Role
VIOLA DAVIS / Rose Maxson – “FENCES” (Paramount Pictures)
NAOMIE HARRIS / Paula – “MOONLIGHT” (A24)
NICOLE KIDMAN / Sue Brierley – “LION” (The Weinstein Company)
OCTAVIA SPENCER / Dorothy Vaughan – “HIDDEN FIGURES” (20th Century Fox)
MICHELLE WILLIAMS / Randi Chandler – “MANCHESTER BY THE SEA” (Amazon Studios and Roadside Attractions)

- Looks like 'La La Land" is left out for top pick. That means they opted NOT for this ensemble.
- "Hidden Figures" and "Captain Fantastic" are the curve balls. Can they stay that way through Oscar noms?
- "Manchester By the Sea" lead with four noms. This one does not allow for a bevy of noms.
- Martin Scorsese out here as well for "Silence."

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Emma Stone and more stars react to their #SAGawards nominations: http://share.ew.com/uvkRfta 👏

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12.12.16 Golden Globes nominations - It looks like "La La Land" is striking the right notes for award season. As the Golden Globes unwrapped its nominations this morning, it was the musical that soared.

Hollywood, critics and those in the business of show love to award films about themselves and "La La Land" falls smack dab into that premise.
- "La La Land" has seven nomsl '"Moonlight" has six; "Manchester" grabs five...
- Timing is everything here as well. "La La Land" is in limited release as these ere announced and it opens small and goes wider. Oftentimes, the early leaders fade away but that film will stay around, I think. Hollywood loves to award a musical when it can.
- Out is Martin Scorcese for "Silence" and in is Mel Gibson for "Hacksaw Ridge." A comeback for Gibson even if he does not win anything.
- Of course, Meryl Streep is here, but note she is also getting the Cecil B. DeMille Awrds this time around.
- Yes they have TV, but I put them on the side during award season as they get in the way. Oh, "Empire" got thrown to the curb.
- It coule easily go out as the two winners will be the films battling for top Oscar come February. That would be a "La La Land" win for comedy/musical and "Moonlight" for drama.
- Since Globes do have top two categories for film, it can often water it down. Meanwhile, the Oscars can have up to 10 best pic noms and that, too, can water it down.

From HFPA, Golden Globes

Best Motion Picture – Drama:
“Hacksaw Ridge”
“Hell Or High Water”
“Lion”
“Manchester By The Sea”
“Moonlight” - WINNER

Best Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy:
“20th Century Women”
“Deadpool”
“La La Land” - WINNER
“Florence Foster Jenkins”
“Sing Street”

Best Motion Picture – Foreign Language:
“Divines” – France
“Elle” – France - WINNER
“Neruda” – Chile
“The Salesman” – Iran/France
“Toni Erdmann” – Germany

Best Motion Picture – Animated:
“Kubo and the Two Strings”
“Moana”
“My Life As A Zucchini”
“Sing”
“Zootopia” - WINNER

Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture – Drama:
Casey Affleck – “Manchester By The Sea” - WINNER
Joel Edgerton – “Loving”
Andrew Garfield – “Hacksaw Ridge”
Viggo Mortensen – “Captain Fantastic”
Denzel Washington – “Fences”

Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture – Drama:
Amy Adams – “Arrival”
Jessica Chastain – “Miss Sloane”
Isabelle Huppert – “Elle” - WINNER
Ruth Negga – “Loving”
Natalie Portman – “Jackie”

Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy:
Colin Farrell – “The Lobster”
Ryan Gosling – “La La Land” - WINNER
Hugh Grant – “Florence Foster Jenkins”
Jonah Hill – “War Dogs”
Ryan Reynolds – “Deadpool”

Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy:
Annette Bening – “20th Century Women”
Lily Collins – “Rules Don’t Apply”
Hailee Steinfeld – “The Edge of Seventeen”
Emma Stone – “La La Land” - WINNER
Meryl Streep – “Florence Foster Jenkins”

Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture:

Mahershala Ali – “Moonlight”
Jeff Bridges – “Hell or High Water”
Simon Helberg – “Florence Foster Jenkins”
Dev Patel – “Lion”
Aaron Taylor-Johnson – “Nocturnal Animals” - WINNER

Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture:
Viola Davis – “Fences” - WINNER
Naomie Harris – “Moonlight”
Nicole Kidman – “Lion”
Octavia Spencer – “Hidden Figures”
Michelle Williams – “Manchester by the Sea”

Best Director – Motion Picture:
Damien Chazelle – “La La Land” - WINNER
Tom Ford – “Nocturnal Animals”
Mel Gibson – “Hacksaw Ridge”
Barry Jenkins – “Moonlight”
Kenneth Lonergan – “Manchester by the Sea”

Best Original Screenplay:
“La La Land” - WINNER
“Nocturnal Animals”
“Moonlight”
“Manchester By The Sea”
“Hell Or High Water”

Best Original Song – Motion Picture:
“Cant Stop The Feeling” – “Trolls”
“City Of Stars” – La La Land - WINNER
“Faith” – Sing
“Gold” – Gold
“How Far I’ll Go” – Moana

Best Original Score – Motion Picture:
Nicholas Britell– “Moonlight”
Justin Hurwitz – “La La Land” -WINNER
Johann Johannsson – “Arrival”
Dustin O’Halloran, Hauschka– “Lion
Hans Zimmer, Pharrel Williams, Benjamin Wallfisch – “Hidden Figures”


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Best Television Series – Drama:
“The Crown” - WINNER
“Game Of Thrones”
“Stranger Things”
“This Is Us”
“Westworld”

Best Television Series – Musical or Comedy:
“Atlanta” - WINNER
“Black-ish”
“Mozart In The Jungle”
“Transparent”
“Veep”

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Critics' Choice winners

"La La Land" wins eight and had the most noms going in.

BEST PICTURE – “La La Land”
BEST ACTOR – Casey Affleck, “Manchester by the Sea”
BEST ACTRESS – Natalie Portman, “Jackie”
BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR – Mahershala Ali, “Moonlight”
BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS – Viola Davis, “Fences”
BEST YOUNG ACTOR/ACTRESS – Lucas Hedges, “Manchester by the Sea”
BEST ACTING ENSEMBLE – “Moonlight”
BEST DIRECTOR – Damien Chazelle, “La La Land”
BEST ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY – TIE: Damien Chazelle, “La La Land” and Kenneth Lonergan, “Manchester by the Sea”
BEST ADAPTED SCREENPLAY – Eric Heisserer, “Arrival”
BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY – Linus Sandgren, “La La Land”
BEST PRODUCTION DESIGN – David Wasco, Sandy Reynolds-Wasco, “La La Land”
BEST EDITING – Tom Cross, “La La Land”
BEST COSTUME DESIGN – Madeline Fontaine, “Jackie”
BEST HAIR & MAKEUP – “Jackie”
BEST VISUAL EFFECTS – “The Jungle Book”
BEST ANIMATED FEATURE – “Zootopia”
BEST ACTION MOVIE – “Hacksaw Ridge”
BEST ACTOR IN AN ACTION MOVIE – Andrew Garfield, “Hacksaw Ridge”
BEST ACTRESS IN AN ACTION MOVIE – Margot Robbie, “Suicide Squad”
BEST COMEDY – “Deadpool”
BEST ACTOR IN A COMEDY – Ryan Reynolds, “Deadpool”
BEST ACTRESS IN A COMEDY – Meryl Streep, “Florence Foster Jenkins”
BEST SCI-FI/HORROR MOVIE – “Arrival”
BEST FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM – “Elle”
BEST SONG – “City of Stars” from “La La Land”
BEST SCORE – Justin Hurwitz, “La La Land”

12.8.16: American Film Institute

AFI MOVIES OF THE YEAR

"Arrival"
"Fences"
"Hacksaw Ridge"
"Hell Or High Water"
"La La Land"
"Manchester By The Sea"
"Moonlight"
"Silence"
"Sully"
"Zootopia"

Yes, certain award organizations have TV, but since the Emmys were handed out in Sept., they are a moot point to me right now as the year winds down. I pay no attention to the TV Globes and these ones, plus SAG.

AFI SPECIAL AWARD
"O.J.: MADE IN AMERICA"

Honorees will gather on January 6, 2017, at the AFI AWARDS private luncheon, a noncompetitive and intimate event where AFI will reveal the jury rationales for each selection.

The AFI AWARDS luncheon will be sponsored by Audi, a supporter of AFI and its programs for the past 13 years. The event’s Patron of the Arts is Gregory Annenberg Weingarten, Vice President and Director of the Annenberg Foundation and founder of GRoW @ Annenberg. The event is also sponsored by American Airlines, the official airline of AFI. At the luncheon, AFI will present jury rationales providing artistic and cultural context for the selection of each honoree. Press coverage of the AFI AWARDS luncheon is strictly by invitation only. Photos will be available online through AFI immediately following the event.

SELECTION CRITERIA, from the institute, go here

Honorees are selected based on works which:

Best advance the art of the moving image
- Enhance the rich cultural heritage of America's art form
- Inspire audiences and artists alike
- And/or make a mark on American society

Each year, AFI AWARDS honors 10 outstanding films and 10 outstanding television programs deemed culturally and artistically representative of the year's most significant achievements in the art of the moving image. AFI AWARDS 2016 honorees will be announced on December 8, with an invitation-only luncheon to follow on January 6, 2017.
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I see the Grammys as being bloated with too many categories. I have said that for more than 20 years, dating back to when I was entertainment editor for Shaw Media (Sauk Valley Newspapers)...they have since cut some categories, but still, there are way too many. The Grammys are the reason Dick Clark started the American Music Awards (no longer relevant)because the Grammys were too polluted and ignored American artists.

Now, the Grammys have so many diluted categories that they are watered down with crossovers and nonsense. If they want the deluge of categories as they do, they really do not need any more music awards like we have. But, they go on.

Award shows should not be the "everyone wins" idea but they are getting there. The top four should be about the best (Emmys, Grammys, Oscars and Tony award - EGOT).

Grammy noms hereOr here.

Record Of The Year
"Hello" — Adele
"Formation" — Beyoncé
"7 Years" — Lukas Graham
"Work" — Rihanna Featuring Drake
"Stressed Out" — Twenty One Pilots

Album Of The Year
25 — Adele
Lemonade — Beyoncé
Purpose — Justin Bieber
Views — Drake
A Sailor's Guide To Earth — Sturgill Simpson

Song Of The Year
"Formation" — Khalif Brown, Asheton Hogan, Beyoncé Knowles & Michael L. Williams II, songwriters (Beyoncé)
"Hello" — Adele Adkins & Greg Kurstin, songwriters (Adele)
"I Took A Pill In Ibiza" — Mike Posner, songwriter (Mike Posner)
"Love Yourself" — Justin Bieber, Benjamin Levin & Ed Sheeran, songwriters (Justin Bieber)
"7 Years" — Lukas Forchhammer, Stefan Forrest, Morten Pilegaard & Morten Ristorp, songwriters (Lukas Graham)

Best New Artist
Kelsea Ballerini
The Chainsmokers
Chance The Rapper
Maren Morris
Anderson .Paak

"Just as we see emerging musicians experimenting, we're also seeing established artists resisting what's expected of them and, instead, embracing the creative freedom they've been afforded through their success, blurring the lines between music's mainstream and artistic edge," said Neil Portnow, President/CEO of The Recording Academy.

Grammy noms


Columbia leads all labels in #GrammyNominations for major categories http://blbrd.cm/prbPJl

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#GRAMMYs: @Beyonce has more noms than any other female artist in Grammy history http://thr.cm/U0aCHr #GrammyNominations

The Recording Academy will present the 59th GRAMMY Awards on Sunday, Feb. 12, 2017, live from Staples Center in Los Angeles and broadcast on the CBS Television Network from 8–11:30 pm ET/5–8:30 pm PT. Follow Recording Academy/GRAMMYs on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram and use #GRAMMYs to join the conversation. This year's GRAMMY Awards process registered more than 22,000 submissions across 84 categories.

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Jimmy Kimmel is perfect host for Oscars

I like Kimmel and he is set for hosting duties at the Oscars, as they are on ABC, too, as is his show. Now, he has hosted the aftershow live from his studio across the street from the Dolby Theater for years. His popular show right after the Oscars has been good for TV ratings, too.

As I said, Kimmel's show is taped right across the street from where the Oscars are held. Now, I wonder what they have planned with all of this. The Oscars need to get less political and more about movies, so let's see. Stay tuned.

What they are saying about Jimmy and his hosting duties

Oscars Producers, via press release: “Jimmy’s ability to connect with people is what makes him a singular choice for this job,” said producers Michael De Luca and Jennifer Todd. “His frank observations, relatable persona, wry humor and love of all kinds of film make him a natural fit for the Oscars stage.”

Oscar president: “Jimmy has the qualities of all the great hosts,” said Academy President Cheryl Boone Isaacs. “He knows who he is, he knows the audience and he knows how to captain a ship with many moving parts. We're thrilled he has agreed to host our show.”

Oscar CEO: “The Oscars are in great hands with Jimmy,” said Academy CEO Dawn Hudson. “He is razor sharp, funny, and unpredictable, and has proven himself a master of live event television, which is perfect for our audience around the world.”

ABC president: Channing Dungey, President ABC Entertainment said, “Jimmy is the perfect choice for us. He is deeply rooted in the Hollywood community and gifted at connecting with an audience as the consummate emcee. We expect the evening will be filled with great fun while honoring the best in the movie business.”

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La Film Critics pick 'Moonlight'

Best Picture
Winner: "Moonlight"
Runner-Up: "La La Land"

Best Director
Winner: Barry Jenkins, "Moonlight"
Runner-Up: Damien Chazelle, "La La Land"

Best Actress
Winner: Isabelle Huppert, "Elle" and "Things to Come"
Runner-Up: Rebecca Hall, "Christine"

Best Actor
Winner: Adam Driver, "Paterson"
Runner-Up: Casey Affleck, "Manchester By The Sea"

Best Animated Film
Winner: "Your Name"
Runner-Up: "The Red Turtle"

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Critics' Choice noms

Nominations

Via press release

LA LA LAND LEADS WITH 12 NOMINATIONS FOR THE 22ND ANNUAL CRITICS’ CHOICE AWARDS

ARRIVAL AND MOONLIGHT ALSO TOP CONTENDERS WITH TEN NOMINATIONS EACH

AWARDS GALA WILL BROADCAST LIVE ON A&E

FROM THE BARKER HANGAR IN SANTA MONICA

DECEMBER 11th AT 8PM ET/ 5 PM PT

HOSTED BY T.J. MILLER

“This year’s nominees showcase the best that Hollywood has to offer, spanning a wide array of genres, subject matters, time periods, and more,” said BFCA President Joey Berlin. “We hope that they will serve as a roadmap for viewers, offering guidance for movie lovers and ticket buyers as we launch this awards season. We are so thrilled to be able to recognize these incomparable artists and look forward to bringing them together for an unforgettable evening!”

BEST PICTURE
"Arrival"
"Fences"
"Hacksaw Ridge"
"Hell or High Water"
"La La Land"
"Lion"
"Loving"
"Manchester by the Sea"
"Moonlight"
"Sully"

Notes via Timobns:
- Looks like Mel Gibson is on his way to a comeback. Winning is different, but nominated is what matters here for him.
- They have split categories. For example, Best Film and Best Action Movie. That waters it down. I never liked that and still do not.
- Critics seem to want to please and schmooze with Hollywood more than award them with its categories. One example of that is more than five in a category. Other award shows like the Emmys have done that and it does not help. The Oscars now have up to 10 in the Best Picture, but we all know that is for eye candy,
- The Hollywood Film Awards were already presented and they grew into a tirade against Trump, so that was ignored here. If is was a tirade against Hillary, the same would happen.

National Board of Review - top film is 'Manchester by the Sea'
Best Film: "Manchester by the Sea"
Best Director: Barry Jenkins, "Moonlight"
Best Actor: Casey Affleck, "Manchester by the Sea"
Best Actress: Amy Adams, "Arrival"
Best Supporting Actor: Jeff Bridges, "Hell or High Water"
Best Supporting Actress: Naomie Harris, "Moonlight"
Best Original Screenplay: Kenneth Lonergan, "Manchester by the Sea"
Best Adapted Screenplay: Jay Cocks and Martin Scorsese, "Silence"
Best Animated Feature: "Kubo and the Two Strings"
Breakthrough Performance (Male): Lucas Hedges, "Manchester by the Sea"
Breakthrough Performance (Female): Royalty Hightower, "The Fits"
Best Directorial Debut: Trey Edward Shults, "Krisha"
Best Foreign Language Film: "The Salesman"
Best Documentary: "O.J.: Made in America"
Best Ensemble: "Hidden Figures"
Spotlight Award: Creative Collaboration of Peter Berg and Mark Wahlberg
NBR Freedom of Expression Award: Cameraperson

Top Films
"Arrival"
"Hacksaw Ridge"
"Hail, Caesar!"
"Hell or High Water"
"Hidden Figures"
"La La Land"
"Moonlight"
"Patriots Day"
"Silence"
"Sully"

New York Film Critics Circle gives best picture to 'La La Land' http://lat.ms/2gLhVeh
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