April 11, 2001 |
Can you predict the winner of this season's King Clancy Award? Or is it the King Clancy Trophy? Let's see, the answer must be in this hefty book here on my desk, next to this stack of letters and e-mails from cranky Philadelphia Flyer fans. Ah, so it is a trophy and goalie Curtis Joseph of the Toronto Maple Leafs won it last season. Tough guy Rob Ray won it while playing for the Buffalo Sabres in 1999. So, what the heck is it given for?
January 8, 2010 |
"The Hurt Locker" continues to shock and awe this award season. The gripping Iraq war drama chronicling the lives of a bomb defusing unit has won best film and director for Kathryn Bigelow from the Los Angeles Film Critics Assn., New York Film Critics Circle and the National Society of Film Critics. On Thursday, the 58-year-old Bigelow was nominated for the Directors Guild of America Award for outstanding directorial achievement in feature film. Bigelow is only the seventh female director to be nominated for the top DGA Award.
June 10, 2012 |
"Once," the romantic new musical based on the 2006 indie movie of the same name, took the early lead at the Tony Awards on Sunday in New York, winning awards for book and orchestration. A handful of technical, creative and honorary awards were handed out in the half-hour before the CBS telecast began. "Once" received awards for playwright Enda Walsh's book and orchestration by Martin Lowe. TONYS 2012: Red carpet | Winners & Nominees "Newsies," the energetic Disney musical based on the movie of the same name, received an award for choreography by Christopher Gattelli.
January 19, 2010
Last year at this time, "Slumdog Millionaire" was such a prohibitive favorite that at some point all the other contenders seemed to take the rest of the season off. This year hasn't been nearly as predictable, nor as uniform. Favorites have had a shakier hold on their categories, and no movie has spread as widely across ballots as "Slumdog" did. That's why pundits (at least until recently) had whipped themselves frothy about the prospect of a left-field success. But as the awards season moves from confusion to clarity -- as it began to do when "Avatar" won best film and best director prizes at the Golden Globes Sunday night -- it also risks veering into certainty.
October 8, 2012 |
NEW YORK - "Lincoln," Steven Spielberg's heavily anticipated historical drama about several critical weeks late in the life of the 16th U.S. president, made its debut at an unannounced screening at the New York Film Festival Monday night, where it got off to a strong if not spectacular awards-season start. "This is a journey for me unlike any other," Spielberg told an adoring crowd before the screening, "a journey through history I hoped would never end. " FOR THE RECORD: "Lincoln": In the Oct. 9 Calendar section, an article about a screening of "Lincoln" at the New York Film Festival said that one of the actresses in attendance was Thandie Newton.
February 24, 2013 |
The Oscars are over. (Or is Seth MacFarlane still singing? We turned off the TV.) "Argo" has its best picture trophy. Ben Affleck made his final self-deprecating acceptance speech. And the White House cashed in on its last awards season photo op. What can Hollywood learn from the last six months? Five take-aways from this season of back-patting: Emotion counts for something. Number crunchers such as Nate Silver can bring their analytical skills to the Oscars, but statistics go only so far. "Lincoln" led the field with 12 nominations.
March 3, 2013 |
You keep hearing about people who take these fabulous trips (see story) and they don't pay a penny - or very many pennies. You have miles, but you don't seem to be getting much, well, mileage out of them. For the last seven years, my life has been all about points. I quit my recruiting job on Wall Street, for which I traveled more than 150,000 miles a year (and collected numerous corporate credit card points), and founded ThePointsGuy.com , a website that's all about maximizing frequent-flier miles and credit card points.
October 12, 2009 |
Oscar-winning director Mike Nichols has been selected by the American Film Institute Board of Trustees to receive the 38th annual AFI Life Achievement Award. The 77-year-old filmmaker joins directors John Ford, Orson Welles, Alfred Hitchcock and Martin Scorsese, among others, who have received the AFI's highest honor for a career in film. Nichols' first Oscar nomination came with 1966's "Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?" The following year, he won the Oscar for "The Graduate."
November 28, 2012 |
The Producers Guild of America announced Wednesday the television series and specials and digital series nominated for the 24th Annual Producers Guild Awards -- and there are some new faces and switch-ups. In the drama category, "Breaking Bad" will compete with "Game of Thrones," "Mad Men," "Downton Abbey" (previously in the long-form category) and "Homeland" -- bumping last year's winner, "Boardwalk Empire," from the list, in addition to last year's nominees "The Good Wife" and "Dexter.
January 7, 2009 |
Superhero films are proving to be more than just popcorn escapism this award season. "The Dark Knight" earned a nomination Monday for the Producers Guild of America's top prize. And on Tuesday, "Iron Man," 2008's other superhero box-office champ, received a nomination for the USC Libraries 21st Annual Scripter Award.