casting category

The British Academy has decided to add a casting category to the BAFTAs, the British equivalent of the Oscars. Beginning in 2020, voters will be able to weigh in on the film and TV projects they think had the best casting of the year, marking the first time that BAFTA has introduced a new category across both its film and TV sections at the same time. Now that this is in effect across the pond, is there a chance the Academy Awards follow suit and add a similar category? Read More »

Emmys host 2019

After this year’s host-less Academy Awards saw an increase in viewership over last year’s broadcast for ABC, Fox is hoping for the same results on its own network when another big award shows happens next month. The 2019 Emmy Awards will not have a host, marking the first time the awards will go host-less since 2003.

Fox CEO Charlie Collier announced the news today during a Television Critics Association press tour, and he explained the reasoning behind the decision as well as setting the stage for what viewers can expect. Read More »

Taika Waititi to Receive TIFF Ebert Director Award

Taika Waititi is preparing to head back into the Marvel Cinematic Universe with Thor: Love & Thunder. But before that, the filmmaker is heading to the Toronto International Film Festival to premiere his latest film, the darkly comedic satire Jojo Rabbit. He’ll be up in Canada with the film’s all-star cast, and while he’s in town, TIFF wanted to give him a special award: the first-ever TIFF Ebert Director Award. Read More »

Fleabag - Phoeber Waller-Bridge

The 2019 Television Critics Association Tour handed out accolades with the 35th Annual TCA Awards honoring achievements in television, and this year cable and streaming walked away with almost all of the awards. Amazon’s comedy series Fleabag came out on top with three awards, but HBO also had a good night with Chernobyl and Deadwood taking home awards, including a lifetime achievement award for the latter show’s creator, David Milch. Get the rest of the 2019 TCA Awards winners below. Read More »

Joker Venice Film Festival

It’s still a bit too early for us to be seriously thinking about next year’s Oscar ceremony, but it’s apparently not too early for Venice Film Festival artistic director Alberto Barbera. In a new interview, he says director Todd Phillips‘ upcoming Joker movie is the most surprising film at this year’s festival, predicts that it will go “straight to the Oscars,” and explains how Phillips himself is confident that his movie can win The Golden Lion, the festival’s top prize. Read More »

2019 Emmy Snubs and Surprises

The nominations for the 71st Primetime Emmy Awards were announced this morning, and you know what that means: it’s time to pick apart the selections and make our case for why some of our favorites didn’t make the cut. The Academy of Television Arts and Sciences’ voting body has about 24,000 members, and their collective decisions gave us plenty of nominations to praise and scratch our heads about.

Let’s run through a list of some of the 2019 Emmys snubs and surprises below. Read More »

2019 Emmy Nominations

It’s almost time to honor the finest achievements in television again. The 71st Primetime Emmy Awards will air this fall, but before that, we need to know who has been nominated for the most coveted awards in television. Covering drama, comedy, variety, reality, animation and more, the Emmys honor the best in television and streaming, and this year is full of a wide spectrum of nominees from network, cable, and various streaming services.

The big news is Game of Thrones finished its television run with a record-setting 32 nominations this year, the most for any program in a single season, beating the previous record set by NYPD Blue. Meanwhile, on the comedy side of things, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel landed 20 nominations, and in the limited series category, Chernobyl made a big showing with 19 total nominations.

Check out the list of the biggest 2019 Emmy nominations below. Read More »

2019 Saturn Awards Nominations

The 45th Saturn Awards nominations have been announced. Normally the Saturn Awards winners are held in June, but this year, the genre-loving awards have been revamped thanks to shifting the presentation of the awards themselves to September. As part of this revitalization, the awards will also be partnering with a streaming site in order to get more exposure, and an announcement will be coming soon with information about where fans can watch the broadcast.

In order to accommodate this major change, the eligibility window for this year’s nominations stretches all the way back to March 1, 2018 and runs through July 7, 2019. That means you’ll see nominees ranging from Steven Spielberg’s Ready Player One last year to this year’s third season of Stranger Things. That’s quite a huge window, and there are plenty to get through, so let’s check out the full list of 2019 Saturn Awards nominations below. Read More »

best film of 2019

We’re still several months away from the next awards season ramping up, but this past weekend, members of the Los Angeles Online Film Critics Society voted to determine the winners of several mid-year movie-related categories, including the best film of 2019 thus far. That prize ultimately went to Olivia Wilde‘s debut feature film Booksmart (a great pick!), and you can read on to find out who won Best Actor, Best Actress, Best Original Screenplay, Most Anticipated Film for the Second Half of 2019, and more.  Read More »

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You’re going to need a bigger museum exhibit for a newly restored mold of the Jaws shark. A mold of the mechanical sharks used in Steven Spielberg classic horror movie is fully restored and ready for its place at the Academy Museum of Motion Pictures. But don’t expect to stare into the gaping jaws of “Bruce” in person anytime soon — the Academy Museum, which was announced back in 2012, won’t be opening any time prior to the 92nd Oscars in February 2020.

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