Critics Crown New TV Darlings: Road to the Emmys Takes a Turn
Jun19

Critics Crown New TV Darlings: Road to the Emmys Takes a Turn

The Critics’ Choice Awards were an important bellwether of this past winter’s plethora of film awards, anointing early favorites like “The Help” and “The Artist” that went on to be big winners at guild awards and at the Oscars.   So it is with even greater momentum that two “smaller” television shows—“Homeland” and “Community”– go into the full thrush of Emmy awards season.   Up against formidable...

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Meryl Moments and More at WIF’s Crystal + Lucy Awards
Jun14

Meryl Moments and More at WIF’s Crystal + Lucy Awards

When Meryl Streep is in the house, you know it’s going to be a night to remember. In fact, there should have been a Streep drinking game, similar to the Marty Scorsese one that made the rounds during this past winter’s awards season, for all the times she was mentioned  at the 2012 Women in Film Crystal + Lucy Awards, presented June 12 at a packed gala held at the International Ballroom of the Beverly Hilton.   Hosted...

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Viva la Fempire: Gracie Awards Honor the Media’s Best
May30

Viva la Fempire: Gracie Awards Honor the Media’s Best

The “fempire.” It’s a term we first heard Fox’s Kevin Reilly use at the network’s recent upfront presentation in New York, and it applies perfectly to the overarching theme of the 37th Annual Gracie Awards, handed out at a Beverly Hilton International Ballroom gala.   The Gracies, named after legendary comedienne Gracie Allen, are presented by the Alliance for Women in Media Foundation and recognize the best work of women in...

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Secrets of the Spanx: Costume Designers Know it All
Feb23

Secrets of the Spanx: Costume Designers Know it All

It’s the one night of the year when costume designers in film and television get more glory than the actors who wear their creations in an event that has a rep for being loose and rollicking, the Costume Designers Guild Awards.   Actress Jane Lynch, outfitted in a stunning long red gown, ably hosted the 14th annual edition of the gala awards ceremony held Tuesday night at the Beverly Hilton’s International Ballroom, which...

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Between Awards, It’s All About Sex at the MTV Movie Awards
Jun07

Between Awards, It’s All About Sex at the MTV Movie Awards

The MTV Movie Awards alway try to push the envelope, whether it’s having Sacha Baron Cohen fly across the audience and swoop down, bare bottomed, on Eminem’s face or an unexpected girl-on-girl kiss, like the one between Sandra Bullock and Scarlett Johansson last year. This year’s edition tore the envelope wide open early on, when Justin Timberlake grabbed Mila Kunis’s breasts and she in turn groped his crotch and held on...

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