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George Clooney, Benedict Cumberbatch, and Idris Elba honored at BAFTA Britannia Awards

George Clooney and Benedict Cumberbatch were honored last night at the BAFTA Britannia Awards in Los Angeles, according to the New York Times. Clooney received the Stanley Kubrick Britannia Award for Excellence in Film while Cumberbatch won the award for British Artist of the Year. Other winners included Idris Elba and Sacha Baron Cohen, who pranked the audience with a skit in which he seemed to push an old woman off the stage.

Winners of the Britannia awards are chosen by members of the Los Angeles arm of the British Academy of Film and Television Arts.

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Imagen Awards 2013 winners: 'Castle,' Jon Huertas take top prizes

The Imagen Awards have been rewarding positive portrayals of Latinos in the entertainment industry since 1985, and some new faces were honored at the 28th annual ceremony, including Castle fixture Jon Huertas and Chicago Fire star Monica Raymund, who took home the lead TV actor and actress prizes Friday.

See the full list of winners — including Castle for Best Primetime Television Program — below:
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Stephen Sondheim awarded Edward MacDowall Medal for lifetime achievement

Broadway composer and lyricist Stephen Sondheim is being awarded one of the top honors in the arts world: the Edward MacDowell Medal for lifetime achievement.

The award is being presented Sunday at the MacDowell Colony, the prestigious retreat for artists, writers, and composers in Peterborough, N.H. This is the first time the medal has been awarded for achievement in musical theater. Past recipients include Robert Frost and Georgia O’Keefe.

In a statement when the award was announced, Sondheim called the medal a “sort of homecoming,” noting that as a child he used to play compositions by Edward MacDowell, for whom the prize is named.

Sondheim has won more Tony Awards than any other composer. His hit musicals include Follies, A Little Night Music, and Sweeney Todd.

Late film critic Roger Ebert honored for columns

Late movie critic Roger Ebert has been honored by the National Society of Newspaper Columnists.

Ebert, who worked at the Chicago Sun-Times for more than 40 years, took first place for online columns or blogs on large websites in the NSNC’s annual column contest. The group held its annual conference Saturday in Hartford, Conn.

Ebert died earlier this year at age 70, after a long battle with cancer. The day before his April 4 death, he wrote in a post on his blog that he was taking a break from his schedule of almost-daily movie reviewing because cancer had recurred.
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Oscar-winning animator Bob Godfrey dies at age 91

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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SAG nominees leaked online

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.”

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European Film Awards: Winners are....

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

Creative Arts Emmys 2012: See the winners here!

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 SeriesHomeland, Showtime

Outstanding Casting for a Miniseries, Movie or a SpecialGame Change, HBO

Outstanding Casting for a Comedy SeriesGirls, 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 ProgramWizards of Waverly Place, Disney Channel

Outstanding Reality ProgramUndercover Boss, CBS

Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama Series – Martha Plimpton, The Good Wife, CBS

Academy names Jasmine Madatian as new communications director

JASMINE-MADATIAN

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

Meryl Streep presents Viola Davis with Women in Film award

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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