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“Hadestown” Big Tony Awards Winner

NEW YORK—The biggest night in theater and Broadway as some call it came to a pinnacle on Sunday, June 9, as the 73rd Tony Awards were handed out from Radio City Music Hall in New York City. “The Late Late Show” host James Corden was the master of ceremonies as the night kicked off with you guessed it: song...

Surprises Galore At Daytime Emmy Awards

HOLLYWOOD—The biggest accolade you can earn in Daytime TV was all the hoopla on Sunday, May 5, as the 46th annual Daytime Emmy Awards were handed out. It is a sad world; this awards ceremony has been pushed from the small screen to online streaming. Yes, I cannot remember the last time the ceremony actually aired on the TV...

Mass Firings Of Agents In Hollywood

HOLLYWOOD—Hollywood writers have begun a mass firing of agents as a result of major agencies hesitation to sign code-of-conduct letters that would prevent the illegal practice of packaging. Writers were asked by the Writers Guild of America to fire their agents and told its members Friday, April 12, to “Notify your agency in a written form letter that they...

“Days Of Our Lives” Leads Daytime Emmy Nominations

HOLLYWOOD—The nominees for the 46th annual Daytime Emmy Awards were revealed on Wednesday, March 20 on the CBS series “The Talk.” Leading the pack of all contenders was the NBC soap “Days of Our Lives” with a total of 27 nominations including Outstanding Drama Series. The soaps “General Hospital” and “The Young and the Restless” were not far behind...

“Green Book” Wins Big At Oscars!

HOLLYWOOD—It has arrived, the end of awards season culminated with the 2019 Academy Awards known by many as the Oscars. Going into the night the movies “Roma” and “The Favourite” led all contenders with 10 nominations apiece including Best Picture. However, with NO clear front-runner in the mix, it was a night full of twists and surprises just like...

Best Picture, Best Director Oscar Predictions

HOLLYWOOD—Oscar Sunday is less than a week away America, and we predicted the acting categories last week and now it’s time to turn our attention to the races for Best Director and Best Picture. I’ll be honest Best Director might be one of the easiest races to predict this season. While all five nominees, Alfonso Cuaron “Roma,” Spike Lee...

“The Favourite” Dominates BAFTA Awards

HOLLYWOOD—It’s the last big awards ceremony that could give some pointers before Oscar arrives on Sunday, February 24. If you’re in the dark, I’m referring to the 2019 British Academy of Film and Theatre Arts, which handed out its awards on Sunday, February 10 from London’s Royal Albert Hall. Coming into the night, the comedy “The Favourite” led all...

Supporting Actor, Supporting Actress Predictions

HOLLYWOOD—This might be the easiest predictions I’ve made for Oscar in the years since I’ve covered predictions about who will win the golden statute that is pinnacle for any in the entertainment industry. With the Academy Awards less than 3 weeks away, it’s time to look at some of the major categories like Best Picture, Best Director, Best Actor,...

“Black Panther” Wins Big At SAG Awards

HOLLYWOOD—Oscar nominations came out this past week, but that will unlikely have little impact on the winners for the Screen Actors Guild Awards. The SAG Awards are a major predictor of where Oscar could be headed. Why is this interesting? There were people nominated for Oscar who were not nominated for a SAG Award. In addition, some people nominated...

“Roma,” “The Favourite” Lead Oscar Nominees

BEVERLY HILLS—We have been patiently waiting, but at long last the granddaddy of all award shows, the Academy Awards released the contenders for 2019, and to say there were a few surprises was an understatement. The nominees were announced by actor Kumail Nanjiani and Tracee Ellis Ross. The banter between these two as they delivered the nominees was hilarious;...
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