The 46th Annual Annie Awards

The 46th Annual Annie Awards

BURBANK, CA (December 3, 2018) – The International Animated Film Society, ASIFA-Hollywood, announced nominations today for its 46th Annual Annie Awards™ recognizing the year’s best in the field of animation. For a complete list of nominations, please visit...
76th Golden Globe Nominees Announed

76th Golden Globe Nominees Announed

from Variety “Vice,” Adam McKay’s scathing Dick Cheney biopic, walked away with a leading six nominations. The Hollywood Foreign Press Association, the organization behind the Globes, also awarded “A Star Is Born,” “The Favourite,” and “Green Book” with five nods...
44th Annual Humanitas Prize Finalists Announced

44th Annual Humanitas Prize Finalists Announced

by Patrick Hipes | Deadline Hollywood Disney/Marvel’s blockbuster Black Panther and NBC’s This Is Us are among the nominees for the 44th annual Humanitas Prize. Winners will be revealed in a ceremony February 8 at the Beverly Hills Hotel. The prize was created to...
Sundance Film Festival Unveils 2019 Features Lineup

Sundance Film Festival Unveils 2019 Features Lineup

The nonprofit Sundance Institute announced today the showcase of new independent feature films selected across all categories for the 2019 Sundance Film Festival. The Festival hosts screenings in Park City, Salt Lake City and at Sundance Mountain Resort, from January...
2019 Independent Spirit Awards Nominees

2019 Independent Spirit Awards Nominees

by Monique Jones | Shadow and Act If Beale Street Could Talk is one of several films earning Independent Spirit Awards nominations, which were announced Friday. If Beale Street Could Talk has been nominated for Best Feature with Barry Jenkins nominated for Best...
2018 Gotham Awards Nominations

2018 Gotham Awards Nominations

by Dade Hayes and Patrick Hipes | Deadline Hollywood First Reformed, The Favourite and Eighth Grade were among the most-recognized films in the 28th annual Gotham Awards nominations, which were announced this morning. (See below for the full list.) First Reformed,...
Regina King & Others to be Honored at Variety’s Power of Women

Regina King & Others to be Honored at Variety’s Power of Women

By Variety Staff | Variety Variety has announced the honorees for its upcoming Power of Women: Los Angeles. The annual event recognizes some of Hollywood’s most philanthropic women whose efforts have made a significant impact to their chosen charities and causes. The...
Governors Awards to Honor Cicely Tyson

Governors Awards to Honor Cicely Tyson

By Dave McNary | Variety The Board of Governors of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has voted to present Honorary Awards to publicist Marvin Levy, composer Lalo Schifrin, and actress Cicely Tyson, and the Irving G. Thalberg Memorial Award to producers...
BlacKkKlansman Wins Grand Prix Award At Cannes

BlacKkKlansman Wins Grand Prix Award At Cannes

Spike Lee’s ‘BlacKkKlansman’ Wins Grand Prix Award At Cannes After receiving nearly universal acclaim after is bow at the Cannes Film Festival, Spike Lee’s BlacKkKlansman has been awarded the Grand Prix award, which is the runner-up award. The...
Shadow and Act 2018 Oscar Predictions

Shadow and Act 2018 Oscar Predictions

Tambay Obenson | Shadow and Act The list continues to get shorter, as new information is revealed, and we are now at the end of the journey with this being the final list, less than a month (Tuesday, January 23, 2018) before the Academy announces the nominees for the...
BAMcinématek Celebrates Black Superheroes

BAMcinématek Celebrates Black Superheroes

 BAM is proud to screen Marvel Studios’ Black Panther, one of the most anticipated movies of 2018. But the path for Ryan Coogler’s film was laid by an undersung cadre of black screen heroes and heroines who challenged establishment power structures by way of their...
DGA Feature Film Nominations Revealed

DGA Feature Film Nominations Revealed

Dave McNary | Variety The Directors Guild of America has nominated Guillermo del Toro (“The Shape of Water”), Greta Gerwig (“Lady Bird”), Martin McDonaugh (Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri”), Christopher Nolan (“Dunkirk”), and Jordan Peele (“Get Out”) for its...
2018 SAG Award Nominations

2018 SAG Award Nominations

The 24th Annual Screen Actors Guild Award nominees were announced Wednesday, December 13, 2017. It was also announced that Morgan Freeman would be the recipient of the SAG Lifetime Achievement Award. Below is the complete list of the Theatrical Motion Picture...
Sundance 2018 lineup filled with highly-anticipated, diverse films

Sundance 2018 lineup filled with highly-anticipated, diverse films

Trey Mangum | Shadow and Act Sundance Institute announced the feature films that will be screened at the 2018 Sundance Film Festival, held in Park City, Salt Lake City at at Sundance Mountain Resort, from January 18–28. For the 2018 Festival, 110 feature-length films...
The 2018 Film Independent Spirit Award Nominees Announced

The 2018 Film Independent Spirit Award Nominees Announced

 Tambay Obenson | Shadow and Act The 2018 Film Independent Spirit Award Nominees were announced earlier today, and, as we expected, Jordan Peele’s Get Out is well represented, with nominations in 5 different categories, including Best Feature, Best Director,...
Cannes Film Festival Moves Dates For 2018

Cannes Film Festival Moves Dates For 2018

Peter White | Deadline Hollywood “The Cannes Film Festival will start one day earlier than in previous years but will run for the same length of time, according to the organisers. The 71st Festival de Cannes will begin on Tuesday, May 8 and run until Saturday May 19,...
AFI Fest Centerpieces Set

AFI Fest Centerpieces Set

Patrick Hipes | Deadline Hollywood Sony Pictures Classics’ Call Me By Your Name, A24’s The Disaster Artist and Entertainment Studios’ Hostiles have been set as the Centerpiece Galas for this year’s AFI Fest, which runs November 9-16. The festival also said it is...
Get Out Leads 2017 Gotham Awards Nominations

Get Out Leads 2017 Gotham Awards Nominations

Gordon Cox | Variety “Get Out,” writer-director Jordan Peele’s surprise smash of a scary movie, led the pack of nominations for the 2017 Gotham Awards, Independent Filmmaker Project’s annual ceremony honoring indie film. “Get Out” scored a nod for best feature, along...
Keenen Ivory Wayans To Be Honored By Austin Film Festival

Keenen Ivory Wayans To Be Honored By Austin Film Festival

Anita Busch | Deadline Hollywood Filmmaker Walter Hill and comedian/filmmaker Keenen Ivory Wayans are both being honored this year in Austin at the annual Austin Film Festival & Writers Conference. Hill, whose film career goes back decades with such films as The...
Charles Burnett and Others Set for Academy’s Governors Awards

Charles Burnett and Others Set for Academy’s Governors Awards

Kristopher Tapley | Variety Writer-director Charles Burnett, cinematographer Owen Roizman, actor Donald Sutherland, and director Agnes Varda will receive honorary Oscars this year, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced Wednesday. The prizes will be...
Morgan Freeman to Receive SAG Life Achievement Award

Morgan Freeman to Receive SAG Life Achievement Award

Dave McNary | Variety Morgan Freeman has been named the 54th recipient of the SAG Life Achievement award for career achievement and humanitarian accomplishment. Freeman will be presented the accolade at the 24th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards on Jan. 21 at the...
2017 Writers Guild Awards

2017 Writers Guild Awards

Date: February 19, 2017 Location: Edison Ballroom, New York, New York and in Los Angeles, California at the Beverly Hilton Host: Lewis Black Description: The Writers Guild Awards honor outstanding writing in film, television, new media, videogames, news, radio,...
48th NAACP Image Awards Nominees Announced

48th NAACP Image Awards Nominees Announced

Nominees were announced for the 48th NAACP Image Awards are in. Winners will be announced on February 11, 2017 at a ceremony airing live on TV One. Anthony Anderson will return as host. ENTERTAINER OF THE YEAR Beyoncé Knowles Viola Davis Regina King Dwayne “The Rock”...
DGA Student Film Award Winners Include 4 Young Black Filmmakers

DGA Student Film Award Winners Include 4 Young Black Filmmakers

from Shadow & Act Each year the Directors Guild of America (DGA) holds its annual Student Film Awards for African American, Asian American, Latino, and women filmmakers. The awards, which bring the winners prizes of $2,500 from the DGA, are designed to honor,...
Sony Pictures TV Names 2016 Diverse Directors Program Fellows

Sony Pictures TV Names 2016 Diverse Directors Program Fellows

from Shadow & Act The Sony Pictures Television (SPT) Diverse Directors program provides access for highly qualified candidates from diverse backgrounds to potential episodic directing opportunities on scripted one-hour and half-hour SPT series. This Los...
Naomie Harris to Receive Variety Award at BIFA

Naomie Harris to Receive Variety Award at BIFA

by Leo Barraclough | Variety <img class="alignnone wp-image-35876 size-full" src="https://media.dream13.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/11/NAOMIE-HARRIS-BIFA-2016.jpg" alt=" at the Ziegfeld Theater on November 25, 2013 in New York City.”...
Queen Latifah to Receive Prestigious Prince Rainier III Award

Queen Latifah to Receive Prestigious Prince Rainier III Award

from Shadow and Act The Princess Grace Foundation-USA (PGF-USA) today announces that actress, singer, songwriter and producer Queen Latifah will accept the prestigious Prince Rainier III Award for her outstanding contribution to the Arts and her exemplary give-back....
Mahershala Ali Makes Variety’s 10 Actors to Watch for 2016 List

Mahershala Ali Makes Variety’s 10 Actors to Watch for 2016 List

from Variety Variety is pleased to announce its annual list of 10 Actors to Watch, an honor the publication has bestowed since 1998. Past honorees include many future Oscar winners and nominees, such as Viola Davis, Taraji P. Henson, Octavia Spencer, Brie Larson,...
Nate Parker to Receive Sundance Institute’s Vanguard Award

Nate Parker to Receive Sundance Institute’s Vanguard Award

Shadow & Act | Tambay Obenson Sundance Institute today announced it will present its Vanguard Award to filmmaker and actor Nate Parker at Night Before Next, a summer celebration benefiting the Institute and its artists on the eve of Sundance Next Fest at the...
Samuel L. Jackson To Be Honored By BAFTA LA

Samuel L. Jackson To Be Honored By BAFTA LA

Shadow & Act | Tambay Obenson The British Academy of Film and Television Arts Los Angeles (BAFTA Los Angeles) has announce that it will honor Samuel L. Jackson with the Albert R. Broccoli Britannia Award for Worldwide Contribution to Entertainment at this year’s...
The Curious Case Of Hattie McDaniels’ Missing Oscar

The Curious Case Of Hattie McDaniels’ Missing Oscar

By Tambay A. Obenson | Shadow and Act In 1925, Hattie McDaniel, became one of the first African American women on the radio. In 1934, she landed her screen acting break in “Judge Priest.” In 1940, she became the first African American to win an Oscar for...
Beasts of No Nation Wins Big at Spirit Awards

Beasts of No Nation Wins Big at Spirit Awards

Dave McNary | Variety “Spotlight” took home top honors at the 2016 Spirit Awards, winning best feature, best director, best screenplay, best editing and best ensemble. Earlier in the afternoon, Brie Larson took home the prize for best lead female for her performance...
Spike Lee To Receive 2015 Governors Awards

Spike Lee To Receive 2015 Governors Awards

By Pete Hammond | Deadline Hollywood The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences just unveiled its honorees for the 2015 Governors Awards, with Spike Lee and Gena Rowlands landing the annual honorary Oscars and Debbie Reynolds getting the Jean Hersholt...
Black Actors Set Emmy Nominations Record

Black Actors Set Emmy Nominations Record

by Anthony D’Alessandro | Deadline Hollywood The Primetime Emmys showed substantial progress this year in recognizing African-American thesps, who received 18 nominations across all acting categories — easily eclipsing last year’s record high of 11 noms. The...
Taraji P. Henson Win Critics’ Choice Awards

Taraji P. Henson Win Critics’ Choice Awards

Variety Staff | Variety.com The 5th annual Critics’ Choice TV Awards took place Sunday at the Beverly Hilton hotel and aired live on A&E. “So You Think You Can Dance” host Cat Deeley emceed the proceedings — and also found time to accept the prize for best reality...