Monday, April 24, 2017

La La Land

Thursday, Mar. 16, 2017

So, perhaps you’ve heard: “La La Land” didn’t win best picture at the Oscars.

But if every cloud has a silver lining, this one might be called golden: The Emma Stone-Ryan Gosling musical, which did win six Oscars, has been racking up box office numbers remarkable for a musical — nearly $...

Wednesday, Mar. 1, 2017

The president of the film academy says the two accountants responsible for the best-picture flub at Sunday's Academy Awards will never work the Oscars again.

Cheryl Boone Isaacs said Brian Cullinan, the PwC representative responsible for handing over the errant envelope that led to "La La...

Monday, Feb. 27, 2017

Oscar winner, take two.

Barry Jenkins' "Moonlight" - not, as it turned out, "La La Land" - won best picture at the Academy Awards in a historic Oscar upset and an unprecedented fiasco that saw one winner swapped for another while the "La La Land" producers were in mid-speech.

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Wednesday, Feb. 22, 2017

Hollywood is ready for its close-up. Again.

If Damien Chazelle's "La La Land" is to win best picture at Sunday's Academy Awards - and just about everyone thinks it's going to - it will surely go down as another in a run of movies about Hollywood to be celebrated by Hollywood. Two years...

Wednesday, Feb. 22, 2017

Costume designer Mary Zophres won the Costume Designer Guild Award for Excellence in Contemporary Film on the basis of La La Land. Meanwhile Renee Ehrlich Kalfus topped the Period Film category for Hidden Figures, and Alexandra Byrne earned Fantasy Film distinction for...

Monday, Feb. 20, 2017

Hacksaw Ridge garnered a pair of Golden Reel Awards, leading the feature winners during an awards ceremony held on Sunday night (2/19) at the Bonaventure Hotel in Los Angeles. The Motion Picture Sound Editors presented the 64th MPSE Golden Reel Awards recognizing outstanding achievement...

Monday, Feb. 20, 2017

Make-Up Artists and Hair Stylists Guild Award winners were announced and honored on Sunday night (2/19) in 23 categories of film, television, commercials and live theater. Topping the feature film competition were “La La Land,” “Nocturnal Animals,” “Suicide Squad,” “Hail Caesar!” and “Star Trek...

Sunday, Feb. 19, 2017

The Cinema Audio Society Award for Outstanding Sound Mixing Motion Picture - Live Action was presented on Saturday evening (2/18) to the sound mixing team of Steven Morrow, CAS, Andy Nelson, CAS, Ai Ling Lee, Nicholai Baxter, David Betancourt, and James Ashwill for La La Land. Director...

Wednesday, Feb. 15, 2017

For "La La Land" composer and songwriter Justin Hurwitz, it's been a long, laborious ride from dreaming up the musical with his old college roommate Damien Chazelle over six years ago to becoming the toast of awards season. His catchy score and songs have broken through, too, securing their own...

Sunday, Feb. 12, 2017

Glamour was shot through with grit at the British Academy Film Awards on Sunday.

Frothy musical “La La Land” took five prizes including best picture, but major awards also went to tough welfare-state drama “I, Daniel Blake” and fractured-family stories “Lion” and “Manchester by the Sea...