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“The Lost Daughter” Wins Big At Independent Spirit Awards

SANTA MONICA—Yeah, its official awards season is back people and I have indeed missed it. Last week we had the Screen Actors Guild Awards, this week the Film Independent Spirit Awards were handed out on Sunday, March 6. If my memory serves me right, next week is the BAFTA Awards and then 2 weeks later on March 27, we...

“CODA” Wins Big At 2022 SAG Awards

SANTA MONICA—For the first time in a long time, it actually felt like awards season was back in Hollywood. Why? Fresh off the 2022 NAACP Image Awards that were handed out on Saturday, February 26, the 2022 Screen Actors Guild Awards were handed out on February 27. Now the actor has not handed out at the iconic Shrine Auditorium...

Academy Awards Not Acknowledging All Categories

HOLLYWOOD—This is quite baffling and frustrating as a filmmaker. I have always been prone to watching the Academy Awards or Oscars as many people know them. It is the pinnacle of all awards shows, but for people like myself who are inspiring filmmakers it gives you an inside glimpse into the Hollywood elite and how they are acknowledged and...

“The Power Of The Dog” Leads Oscar Nominations

HOLLYWOOD—Well, there were a few people in Hollywood who received a congratulatory call early on Tuesday, February 8. Why? The nominees for the 94th annual Academy Awards (better known as the Oscars) were announced. Yes, it’s the pinnacle of awards when it comes to awards season people. So who would lead the pack of contenders? Would it be the...

“Dune” Leads 2022 BAFTA Nominees

HOLLYWOOD—Well, talk about shocking because that is exactly how I felt as the 2022 nominees for the British Academy of Film and Theatre Arts, better known as BAFTA. The awards are equivalent to the Academy Awards for the Brits. However, they are another precursor to where Oscar ‘could’ be headed when they unveil their nominees on Tuesday, February 8....

2022 NAACP Image Award Nominees Announced

HOLLYWOOD—The nominees for the 2022 National Association of Advancement for Colored People Image Awards were announced on Tuesday, January 18. Leading all contenders was the Netflix film “The Harder They Fall” which picked up 12 nominations. Also earning the same amount of nominations was the HBO comedy series “Insecure.” The drama “Respect” starring Jennifer Hudson picked up six nominations including...

Screen Actors Guild Awards Nominees Unveiled

HOLLYWOOD—Now things have become interesting. How so? The 2022 Screen Actors Guild Awards nominees were unveiled on Wednesday, January 12 by actresses Rosario Dawson and Vanessa Hudgens via a social media live stream. Leading the pack on the cinema side were the films “The Power of the Dog” and “House of Gucci” which each picked up 3 nominations apiece. “The...

2022 Golden Globe Winners Announced

HOLLYWOOD—Well, it was an Golden Globe ceremony unlike any other in 2022. Why? No audience, no celebrities, no live stream, just the winners announced via social media America. The awards were doled out by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association on Sunday, January 9, amidst controversy the organization faced in the past year for its lack of diversity in its...

Awards Season In Question

HOLLYWOOD—Well so much for Awards Season being back to normal in 2022 Hollywood insiders. With that said, the Critic’s Choice Awards has been postponed, a bevy of film festivals have been cancelled or delayed, the Golden Globes which was already facing plenty of controversy will live stream, but with no audience, no celebrities and no red carpet. The Grammy...

“Golden Girls” Star Betty White Dies

BRENTWOOD—Actress and comedian Betty White, known for her roles on the TV sitcoms, “The Mary Tyler Moore Show” and “The Golden Girls” died at the age of 99, on Friday, December 31, before 9:30 a.m. TMZ first reported. White’s cause of death is believed to be the result of natural causes. White would have celebrated a milestone 100th birthday...
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