Thursday, February 23, 2017

La La Land

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...

Sunday, Feb. 12, 2017

La La Land, Hidden Figures and Passengers won theatrical feature honors at the Art Directors Guild’s (ADG, IATSE Local 800) 21st Annual Excellence in Production Design Awards on Saturday night (2/11) in Hollywood. 

Production designer Wynn Thomas topped the Period Film...

Friday, Feb. 10, 2017

With Manchester by the Sea, writer-director Kenneth Lonergan doubled his number of career Oscar nominations. His nods for Best Achievement in Directing and Best Original Screenplay were two of six earned by the film, the others being for Best Picture, Lead Actor (Casey Affleck),...

Sunday, Feb. 5, 2017

With an all-time record tying high 14 Oscar nominations, La La Land (Lionsgate) continued to build Academy Awards momentum on Saturday (2/4) night as Damien Chazelle won the DGA Award for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Feature Film. All but seven of the DGA winners since 1948...