Feb 28, 2016
Oscars 2016 predictions: Leo or Eddie? Brie or Cate? The Revenant or Spotlight? Our picks and the odds-on favouritesThe world’s most sought-after awards for cinematic achievement are once again up for grabs. The race this year is tough for the Oscars.
Jan 24, 2016
Hollywood producers name The Big Short year's best film | ReutersLOS ANGELES Hollywood producers named "The Big Short" the best film of 2015 at a glitzy awards show on Saturday, which was dominated by talk of racial bias in voting for the Oscars to be awarded next month. The Producers Guild of America, which is among the leading industry organizations representing makers of movies and TV shows, also named its best animated film which went to "Inside Out," favorite documentary, won by “Amy," about the late singer Amy Winehouse, and honored "Game of Thrones" as top television drama.
Jan 23, 2016
Oscar diversity campaign may take time but Chris Rock will still host | ReutersLOS ANGELES The Oscars have launched a landmark campaign to diversify the ranks of Academy Award voters who decide which actors, movies and filmmakers earn recognition, but Hollywood's highest honors may remain a predominantly white affair for some time to come. Amid an outcry against a field of Oscar-nominated performers lacking a single person of color for a second straight year, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced a sweeping affirmative action program on Friday, pledging to double female and minority membership by 2020. But host Chris Rock will not step away from the high-profile job, the show's producer Reginald Hudlin said on Saturday, telling Entertainment Tonight at an NAACP Image Awards luncheon the comedian has scrapped his material.
Feb 20, 2013
Oscar movies are hits, too, for a changeAs a crop, this year's nine best picture nominees has been one of the most talk-provoking, op-Ed-generating bunches in recent Oscar history. From Argo to Life of Pi, they've largely been popular at the box office, too.
Feb 18, 2013
Argo, Zero Dark Thirty top winners at Writers Guild awardsThe CIA thrillers Argo and Zero Dark Thirty have won top screenplay honors from the Writers Guild of America.
Feb 03, 2013
Affleck wins top honour for 'Argo' at Directors Guild of America awardsBen Affleck has won the top film honour from the Directors Guild of America for his CIA thriller Argo, further sealing its status as best-picture front-runner at the Academy Awards.
Jan 28, 2013
SAG Awards 2013: Argo,Lawrence, Day Lewis win top honoursSupporting-actor honors on Sunday went to Anne Hathaway as a doomed mother forced into prostitution in the musical Les Miserables and Tommy Lee Jones as abolitionist firebrand Thaddeus Stevens in the Civil War epic Lincoln.
Nov 06, 2012
Creator of 'Lost' to get Lifetime Achievement AwardJJ Abrams, co-creator of the hit television series Lost and one of Hollywood's top producer-directors of supernatural films and TV shows, will receive the Norman Lear Achievement Award in Television, the Producers Guild of America said on Monday.