Australian-born, British-based animator Bob Godfrey has died at the age of 91, according to the U.K. Guardian. Godfrey won an Academy Award in 1975 for his animated short film Great, about the British engineer Isambard Kingdom Brunel. He received Oscar nominations on three other occasions for 1972′s Kama Sutra Rides Again, 1979′s Dream Doll, and 1994′s Small Talk. But Godfrey was best known for his work on the Richard Briers-narrated BBC TV show Roobarb, which concerned the adventures of an excitable dog named Roobarb and a mischievous cat named Custard and which delighted a generation of British children in the ’70s. Briers himself passed away last week.
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Taye Diggs and Busy Philipps announced the 2013 SAG Award nominees this morning at 6 a.m. PT. But if you knew where to look, you could have learned the news hours earlier.
According to the Los Angeles Times, readers of the Awards Daily blog discovered that a glitch in the SAG website allowed readers to see the nominees by typing in the actor or movie’s name in a simple search. Though there was no comprehensive list posted on the site, the database snafu revealed the eventual nominations several hours before the official announcement.
“We are aware of this matter,” a SAG spokesperson said in a statement. “There appears to have been a technical glitch with the website uploading process and we are working with our vendor to resolve the problem.”
The European Film Academy celebrated its 25th anniversary with a ceremony in Malta Saturday. Italian director Bernardo Bertolucci received the lifetime achievement award, while the Achievement in World Cinema award went to Helen Mirren. Michael Haneke’s Amour won the top prize and took three other EFAs; the full winners list is below: READ FULL STORY »
The Primetime Creative Arts Emmys, honoring TV achievements that aren’t included in the glitzier Primetime Emmys (airing Sept. 23), took place today at LA’s Nokia Theatre. The winners reflected the enormous diversity of the current TV landscape, from network biggies like CBS’s Two and a Half Men (whose Kathy Bates won Best Guest Actress in a Comedy) to cable offerings like best Outstanding Drama Casting winner Homeland. HBO’s Game of Thrones took home six trophies, including Outstanding Costumes for a Series, the most of any show this year. Here’s a list of notable winners (the full list can be found here). Tune to ReelzChannel next Saturday, September 22 at 8pm ET to watch a condensed two-hour version of the ceremony.
Outstanding Casting for a Drama Series – Homeland, Showtime
Outstanding Casting for a Miniseries, Movie or a Special – Game Change, HBO
Outstanding Casting for a Comedy Series – Girls, HBO
Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series – Kathy Bates, Two and a Half Men, CBS
Outstanding Guest Actor in a Drama Series – Jeremy Davies, Justified, FX
Outstanding Guest Actor in a Comedy Series – Jimmy Fallon, Saturday Night Live, NBC
Outstanding Directing for Nonfiction Programming – Martin Scorsese, George Harrison: Living in the Material World, HBO
Outstanding Children’s Program – Wizards of Waverly Place, Disney Channel
Outstanding Reality Program – Undercover Boss, CBS
Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama Series – Martha Plimpton, The Good Wife, CBS
It’s a whole new world for veteran film publicist Jasmine Madatian.
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has chosen her for the new role of managing director of communications, overseeing not just the annual Oscar presentation but the group’s year-round preservation, education and historical programs.
Madatian will report to the Academy’s chief marketing officer, Christina Kounelias, starting July 30. “Jasmine is a smart, innovative and highly regarded communications strategist with strong relationships throughout the film and media industry,” Kounelias said in Tuesday’s announcement. “Her understanding of our mission and enthusiasm for the Academy is what really sets her apart and makes her such a great fit for this position.” READ FULL STORY »
They may have been Oscar rivals earlier this year, but there’s nothing but love between Meryl Streep and Viola Davis. Streep, who ended Davis’ awards run for The Help by winning the Best Actress Oscar for The Iron Lady, lauded her friend and colleague Tuesday at Women in Film’s annual Crystal + Lucy Awards.
She called Davis “a lion-hearted woman;” a gifted and determined actress who studied at Juilliard, won Tony Awards and captivated Hollywood with her eight-minute performance in Doubt. “She was a newcomer at 45,” Streep joked.
Davis returned the love as she accepted the award. “I have a confession,” she said, sharing how touched she was when Streep sent her a card after the film wrapped. Davis also kept a photo of the two of them together on set. “Okay Meryl, I framed the card,” Davis said. “So you can never come over to the house.”
Other honorees at the private ceremony at the Beverly Hilton Hotel were actresses Christina Applegate and Chloe Grace Moretz, NBCUniversal Cable chief Bonnie Hammer, cinematographer Anette Haellmigk, and five female executives from Fox.
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The Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy, & Horror Films has announced that this year’s 38th Annual Saturn Awards will honor Dark Crystal director and Yoda-voicer Frank Oz, Walking Dead creator Robert Kirkman, Dexter actor James Remar, and The Simpsons. Both Oz and Remar are to get Life Career Awards, Kirkman has won this year’s Innovator Award, and The Simpsons is to receive the Milestone Award. The Saturn Awards will take place on July 26 at the Castaway Event Center in Burbank, Calif.
GLAAD likes Facebook.
The social networking site won the Special Recognition Award at the Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation’s 23rd annual Media Awards.
Other honorees at Saturday’s ceremony in San Francisco included Grey’s Anatomy for drama series, Days of Our Lives for daily drama series, Max J. Rosenthal of The Huffington Post for digital journalism article, Wells Fargo for the Corporate Leader Award and Grey’s Anatomy creator Shonda Rhimes for the Golden Gate Award.
The awards salute fair, accurate and inclusive representation of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community and the issues that affect their lives in the media. Other winners from among this year’s 35 categories were honored at ceremonies in New York and Los Angeles earlier this year.
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Cher made a surprise appearance to honor her transgendered son Chaz Bono on Saturday night at the Los Angeles GLAAD Media Awards, where he received the Stephen F. Kolzak Award for promoting equality. The award was presented by Congresswoman Mary Bono Mack, Chaz Bono’s stepmother and the widow of his father, the late Congressman and entertainer Sonny Bono, but then his mother turned up — sporting a characteristically flamboyant awards show hairdo – to cheer on the pioneering work of her son.
The Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation gives out dozens of awards annually to recognize outstanding representations of the gay, lesbian, transgendered and bisexual community. Most of those were already presented during the New York ceremony last month, though four were saved for Saturday’s west coast presentation…
Many of music’s biggest stars partied at tonight’s 27th Annual Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony at Cleveland’s Public Hall. Guns N’ Roses — minus Axl Rose, who did not show up to the ceremony and went so far as to deny himself inclusion into the Rock Hall because “it doesn’t appear to be somewhere I’m actually wanted or respected” — headlined this year’s inductees. According to the AP, the first mention of Rose’s name at the ceremony drew boos.
Also inducted: the Red Hot Chili Peppers, the Beastie Boys, folk icon Donovan, late singer-songwriter Laura Nyro, and British bands the Small Faces and Faces. Green Day, there to induct Guns N’ Roses, kicked off the celebration with a performance of “Letterbomb.”
The ceremony will air May 5 on HBO.
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