Writers Guild Awards: Screenwriters proper recognition

February 18, 2012

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               The Oscars are nearly upon us. We are only 10 days away from seeing the yearly extravaganza that pays homage to film starts of past and present. Before then, we are subjected to numerous other displays of respect towards film in the form of other award shows. The writers of these films will honor […]

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SAG Surprises and Kudos

January 30, 2012

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      Now that’s how an awards show should be. No host, just a slew of celebrity presenters presenting clever intros to the impressive acting categories. No bizarre nominations, just actors nominated by actors for performances that truly deserved acclaim. The 18th annual SAG awards aired Sunday January 29th. This particular presentation of film (and television) honors […]

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Awards Season has commenced: Golden Globes Reaction (Delayed)

January 29, 2012

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In mid-January, the Golden Globes serve as a starting point for the illustrious Hollywood awards season. Taking place in the dead of winter, top film execs send  films into the cinescape while attending numerous parties, luncheons etc. to flaunt their A-list talent and films in hopes of winning the illustrious categories they’re nominated for.  Despite […]

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PR Perspective: “Selling” Screenwriters to the Academy and Voters

January 4, 2012

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  “And their off”. PR strategists have initiated their campaigns for this remarkable awards season. As Scott Feinberg recently wrote in the Hollywood Reporter, each strategist is using a unique tool that involves a series of narratives and precedents for their clients to get that vote. While it seems that utilizing a story to help […]

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Predictions: Golden Globes-Best Actor/Actress Musical or Comedy

December 28, 2011

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Predictions: Best Actor-Musical or Comedy                This one breaks down pretty easily. Jean Dujardin is the ideal candidate since his breakthrough performance as the silent film star in The Artist should play favorably with foreign HFPA. The movie is incredibly likable. Dujardin is incredibly expressive in a script written with select scenarios. Dujardin’s performance is […]

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Predictions: Golden Globes-Best Director and Screenplay

December 28, 2011

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Predictions: Best Director                Another short one. I feel like Clooney will gain the globe for this. Again, The Ides of March is a lackluster film but it does have its merits. The HFPA seemed to love Clooney so this could be a lock. The direction in the movie is good, just not great. Unfortunately, […]

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Predictions: Golden Globes-Best Supporting Actor and Actress

December 28, 2011

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Predictions: Best Supporting Actor                This will be a short one. The entry is short because there is one clear winner for this category. That winner’s name: Albert Brooks. Mr. Brooks has always been known as a comedian but his unbelievable turn as the sadistic Bernie Rose should help him gain the globe.  Brooks chews […]

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