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“Gravity” and “12 Years a Slave” tie for top PGA award

More Awards drama today. “American Hustle” jumped ahead in the Oscar derby with its big win at the SAG Awards last Saturday, but now two other films are gaining steam. The 25th Annual Producers Guild of America Awards were held last night in Beverly Hills, and “Gravity” and “12 Years a Slave” tied for the top honor, the Darryl F. Zanuck Producer of the Year Award. Frequently, the winner of the Darryl F. Zanuck trophy goes on to pick up the Oscar for best picture. Since... Read More →

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Awards Round-up: WGA and PGA nominations

  This past week, the Writers Guild East and West put out their list of nominees for outstanding writing for the big screen in 2013. Here are the nominees: ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY American Hustle, Written by Eric Warren Singer and David O. Russell; Columbia Pictures Blue Jasmine, Written by Woody Allen; Sony Pictures Classics Dallas Buyers Club, Written by Craig Borten & Melisa Wallack; Focus Features Her, Written by Spike Jonze; Warner Bros. Nebraska, Written by Bob Nelson; Paramount Pictures   ADAPTED SCREENPLAY August: Osage County, Screenplay by Tracy... Read More →

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Producers Guild Awards winners

The silent French film, “The Artist,” begins the week with some extra Oscar heat. Last Saturday the feature, about an aging silent male film star and and a rising young actress, picked up the top trophy at the 23rd Producers Guild Awards ceremony at the Beverly Hilton in Los Angeles. In the past two years, the winner of the PGA honor for the best produced motion picture has gone on to win the Best Picture Academy Award. Last year, “The King’s Speech” — in 2010 “The... Read More →

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Producers Guild announces final nominees for 2012 awards

The Producers Guild of America’s list of best motion picture producer nominees of 2011 include some of the year’s most talked about films. Yesterday, the PGA released the names of the nominees for the Producer of the Year Award in theatrical motion pictures, animated theatrical motion pictures, and in long-form television. The documentary film category and other television category nominations were releaved by the Guild last month. Here are the nominees for The Darryl F. Zanuck Producer of the Year Award in Theatrical Motion Pictures: THE ARTIST... Read More →

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ShowBiz Bits:”No Strings Attached” hot at the Box Office, “King’s Speech” claims a major award & Oscar nominations

“No Strings Attached” #1 at Box Office “The Green Hornet” got thrashed by a new chick flick. That’s right. The R-rated romantic comedy,”No Strings Attached,” debuted at number one this weekend with an estimated haul of $20.3 million. The rom-com stars Natalie Portman and Ashton Kutcher and reportedly was produced on a $25 million budget. “The Green Hornet” slipped from first to second with a take of about $18.1 million — bringing the superhero action comedy two week total to around $63 million. The comedy “The Dilemma” snagged third... Read More →

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ShowBiz Bits:More awards nominations, Oprah’s new TV network & holiday Box Office

The 2011 WGA screen award nominees The Writers Guild of America today announced its nominees for outstanding achievement in writing for the screen in 2010. Here are some of the big screen nominees: Original Screenplay Black Swan, Screenplay by Mark Heyman and Andres Heinz and John McLaughlin; Story by Andres Heinz; Fox Searchlight The Fighter, Screenplay by Scott Silver and Paul Tamasy & Eric Johnson; Story by Keith Dorrington & Paul Tamasy & Eric Johnson; Paramount Pictures Inception, Written by Christopher Nolan; Warner Bros. The Kids Are All... Read More →

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Kathryn Bigelow wins the DGA’s best feature film director award!

Photo from http://www.dga.org Director James Cameron is king of the Box Office right now, but the Directors Guild of America picked filmmaker Kathryn Bigelow as the best feature film director of 2009. The winner was announced last night at the 62nd Annual DGA Awards dinner in Los Angeles.    The 58-year-old Bigelow won for the highly acclaimed Iraq-war drama, “The Hurt Locker.” She is the first woman to ever win the prestigious award, considered a reliable predictor of who will walk away with the best director Oscar. Bigelow is quoted in the Los... Read More →

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Awards Season: Film nominees for the Producers Guild Awards

Awards season is heating up in Hollywood. Today the Producers Guild of America announced its top picks for the Motion Picture Producer of the Year Award. Some of these films have won or been nominated for other awards — which means they’re getting some serious Oscar buzz right now. Here are the 10 nominees for the Darryl F. Zanuck Producer of the Year Award in Theatrical Motion Pictures. 1. “Avatar” 2. “District 9” 3. “An Education” 4. “The Hurt Locker” 5. “Inglourious Basterds” 6. “Invictus” 7. “Precious: Based on the novel... Read More →

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