Women’s Image Awards Shine a Light on Inspirational Women
Feb11

Women’s Image Awards Shine a Light on Inspirational Women

The mood in the room was fierce, female—and funny—for 17th annual Women’s Image Awards held at UCLA’s Royce Hall. The funny came from host Carol Leifer, the multi-talented writer, producer and comedian, who shepherded the ceremonies through multiple categories for film and television that honor the work that advances the value of women and girls through media. The night’s honorees provided their own inspiration. Irena...

Read More
‘Mad Max: Fury Road,’ ‘Carol’ Score Big at AACTA International Awards
Feb01

‘Mad Max: Fury Road,’ ‘Carol’ Score Big at AACTA International Awards

The mood was effervescent – thanks in part to the sponsorship of Piper-Heidsieck Champagne– as the Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts honored excellence in film with its 5th AACTA International Awards in ceremonies held at the historic Avalon Hollywood Friday night.   It was a big evening for “Mad Max: Fury Road” and the film’s director George Miller as they took home two AACTAs, for Best Film and Best...

Read More
‘Compton,’ ‘The Big Short,’ and ‘Transparent’ Shine at Casting Society’s Artios Awards
Jan26

‘Compton,’ ‘The Big Short,’ and ‘Transparent’ Shine at Casting Society’s Artios Awards

With all the recent controversy about the lack of inclusion at the Oscars, and on the evening before the motion picture academy took action to broaden its membership, the point was made several times during the 31st annual Artios Awards that casting directors are responsible for most of the diversity seen on screen and on stage. The awards, put on by the Casting Society of America, honor the best casting in film, television, theater...

Read More
Critics’ Choice Awards Anoint ‘Spotlight,’ ‘Mad Max,’ ‘Fargo’ and ‘Mr. Robot’
Jan19

Critics’ Choice Awards Anoint ‘Spotlight,’ ‘Mad Max,’ ‘Fargo’ and ‘Mr. Robot’

Although it doesn’t fit into the typical parameters of an awards-worthy film by any stretch of the imagination, the critics are madly in love with “Mad Max: Fury Road.” The George Miller-directed actioner sped to the finish line at the 2016 Critics’ Choice Awards Sunday night with nine trophies–out of its record ten nominations–including one each for Miller and co-stars Charlize Theron and Tom Hardy. On the TV side, the...

Read More
Directors Guild Noms: Iñárritu, McCarthy, McKay, Miller and Scott Vie for Top Honor
Jan13

Directors Guild Noms: Iñárritu, McCarthy, McKay, Miller and Scott Vie for Top Honor

“The Revenant” helmer Alejandro G. Iñárritu stands in the enviable position of winning the coveted DGA Award two years in a row, after taking the trophy for last year’s “Birdman.” He’s competing against Tom McCarthy, Adam McKay, George Miller and Ridley Scott. The Directors Guild of America announced its nominees for its 2016 awards recognizing directorial excellence in film and television, to be handed out February 6 in Los Angeles...

Read More