Making an unforgettable movie is not the only requirement to win the prestigious best picture Oscar. Add millions of dollars for TV and digital ads, plus actors' travel, hair and makeup for events to promote their work on the busy film campaign trail. If the race is close, as it is heading into Sunday's awards ceremony, studios must dig deeper to gain an edge with the roughly 8,000 voters in the Academy for Motion Picture Arts & Sciences.
In 1989, producer Allan Carr was handed the keys to the ceremony. Astonishingly, Carr decided that the first of these would be Snow White. No, instead Carr picked an unknown and visibly petrified newcomer called Eileen Bowman.
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has reversed its controversial decision to hand out four Oscars during the telecast's commercial breaks. Following a Thursday night meeting with top cinematographers, Academy leadership including President John Bailey and CEO Dawn Hudson have pledged to air every awards category on the live show a week from […]
This year's Oscar ceremony will go ahead without an official host for only the second time in its history, an ABC television executive said on Tuesday. ABC, a unit of Walt Disney Co televises the Oscars ceremony annually and is closely involved in planning the telecast. Comedian Kevin Hart in December stepped down from hosting the Oscars after past homophobic tweets resurfaced.
“Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse” has been named the best animated feature of 2018 at the 46th Annual Annie Awards, sweeping all seven categories in which it was nominated and giving the film a prize that has predicted the Oscar animated-feature winner more than 70 percent of the time. The awards were handed out at Royce Hall on the UCLA campus on Saturday night by the Los Angeles branch of the International Animated Film Association, ASIFA-Hollywood. In addition to winning Best Animated Feature, “Spider-Man” picked up awards for its directing, writing, character animation, character design, production design and editorial. “Incredibles 2” came into the show with the most nominations, 11, but only won two, while “Ralph Breaks the Internet” had 10 nominations and received one award. Also Read: Stan Lee Was 'Really Happy' With His 'Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse' Cameo, Directors Say The seven wins for “Spider-Man” fell short of the record 11 Annie wins for Pixar’s “Coco” last year, but they were a strong indication of the momentum that the film has acquired since its release in December. It is the first film from Sony Pictures Animation to win the top award at the Annies, which over the years has been dominated by Disney/Pixar (eight wins for Disney, nine for Pixar) and DreamWorks Animation (four wins). “Mary Poppins Returns,” a live-action film with an extended animated sequence, won two Annie Awards. Wes Anderson’s “Isle of Dogs” received one award, for Bryan Cranston’s voice work. In the television categories, “Hilda” was the big winner with three, while “BoJack Horseman” and “Disney’s Mickey Mouse” received two each. Also Read: 'Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse' Post-Credits Scene Explained Since the establishment of the Best Animated Feature category at the Academy Awards in 2001, the same film has won at both ceremonies 12 times in the previous 17 years, including the last three years in a row. In the short subject category, the prize went to “Weekends,” the Annecy audience award winner which is also nominated for the Best Animated Short Oscar and was featured at TheWrap’s ShortList Film Festival. Four of this year’s five Oscar nominees for feature animation – “Incredibles 2,” “Isle of Dogs,” “Ralph Breaks the Internet” and “Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse” – were also nominated in the top Annies category. The fifth Oscar nominee, “Mirai,” was the winner in the Annies’ Best Animated Independent Feature category. The winners: Best Animated Feature: “Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse” Best Animated Independent Feature: “Mirai” Best Animated Special Production: “Mary Poppins Returns” Best Animated Short Subject: “Weekends” Best Virtual Reality Production: “Crow: The Legend” Best Animated Television/Broadcast Commercial: “Greenpeace ‘There’s a Rang-Tan In My Bedroom'” Best Animated Television/Broadcast Production For Preschool Children: “Ask the StoryBots,” episode: “How Do Computers Work?” Best Animated Television/Broadcast Production For Children: “Hilda,” episode: “Chapter 1: The Hidden People” Best General Audience Animated Television/Broadcast Production: “BoJack Horseman,” episode: “The Dog Days are Over” Best Student Film: “Best Friend” Animated Effects in an Animated Television/Broadcast Production: “Tales of Arcadia: Trollhunters,” episode: “The Eternal Knight Pt. 2” Animated Effects in an an Animated Feature Production: “Ralph Breaks The Internet” Character Animation in an Animated Television / Broadcast Production: “Hilda” Character Animation in an Animated Feature Production: “Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse” Character Animation in a Live Action Production: “Mary Poppins Returns” Character Animation in a Video Game: “GRIS” Character Design in an Animated Television / Broadcast Production: “Rapunzel’s Tangled Adventure” Character Design in an Animated Feature Production: “Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse” Directing in an Animated Television / Broadcast Production: “Disney Mickey Mouse,” Eddie Trigueros; episode: “Feed the Birds” Directing in an Animated Feature Production: “Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse,” Bob Persichetti, Rodney Rothman and Peter Ramsey Music in an Animated Television / Broadcast Production: “Disney Mickey Mouse,” Christopher Willis Music in an Animated Feature Production: “Incredibles 2,” Michael Giacchino Production Design in an Animated Television / Broadcast Production: “Age of Sail” Production Design in an Animated Feature Production: “Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse” Storyboarding in an Animated Television / Broadcast Production: “Disney Mickey Mouse” and “Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles” Storyboarding in an Animated Feature Production: “Incredibles 2” Voice Acting in an Animated Television / Broadcast Production: “BoJack Horseman,” Will Arnett Voice Acting in an Animated Feature Production: “Isle of Dogs,” Bryan Cranston Writing in an Animated Television / Broadcast Production: “Hilda” Writing in an Animated Feature Production: “Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse” Editorial in an Animated Television / Broadcast Production: “Big Hero 6: The Series” Editorial in an Animated Feature Production: “Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse” Read original story ‘Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse’ Sweeps With Seven Wins at Annie Awards At TheWrap
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Producers of the Oscars are to forge ahead with this year's show without a host, despite pleas last week from Ellen DeGeneres that they should rehire Kevin Hart.
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As the film awards season hurtles toward its final phase, the Hollywood Foreign Press Assn.'s 71st annual Golden Globes event is poised to mark the first televised awards show of the year. It's a chance for the year's various Oscar contenders, from "Black Panther" to "Green Book" to "Vice," to make an impact in front […]
From the shocking omissions ('A Quiet Place', Hugh Jackman, Ryan Gosling) to the jaw-dropping additions (John C. Reilly, 'Bodyguard', 'Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse'), we go deep inside today's Golden Globes nominations.