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& he delivered many other strong works> "Tucker: The Man and His dream" (l988) ($8 million gross) (***1/2)-(arguably among his finest hours of acting)

"The Fabulous Baker Boys" (l989) ($18m.) (strong 3 & 1/2 stars)-(although this marvelous comedy-drama truly belongs to "Marvelous Michelle" & BIG-TIME! Her instant classic piano crawl will never date. "Makin' Whoopee" & Michelle won every single pre-*Oscar award, except *Jessica Tandy-(l909-l994) took home the Best Actress *Oscar instead for *"Miss Daisy" (TRIVIA: They shot that famous scene in "The Roosevelt hotel" & it's "Cinegrill" by the way) & older bro Beau is terrific as well. & possibly my own fav. of all his flix, not because it's his best, but MICHELLE as Susie Diamond plays a big part of it)

"The Fisher King" (l99l) ($52m.) (***) (*Robin Williams had the showier role & snagged another of his 4 nominations, but Jeff was it's undercurrent balance. *Mercedes Ruehl won s. actress "statuette")

"American Heart" (l994) (***) (underrated & tough drama about an ex con & his son)

"Wild Bill" (l995) ($4m.) (**1/2) (not a great Western, but certainly worth a look, especially for Western buffs. & Jeff is arguably the most accurate looking Wild "Bill' Hickock in screen history & Ellen Barkin is as strong as Calamity Jane. Helmed by Walter Hill, who cut his teeth as an editor for Peckinpah)

"Seabiscuit" (2003) ($125m.) (4 stars!) (A wonderful true story of the legendary horse, his owner, jockey & trainer. Not a great role for Jeff, but the film is marvelous history)

 

& AKA: "THE D.U.D.E."

 

I met a cabbie once awhile ago & his movie hero was Jeff Bridges, mainly because of '98's "The Big Lebowski" ($17m.) This guy spent his entire savings to visit Hollywood & Venice Beach in particular, in the hopes of just meeting Jeff, which he did, got his autography & photos together

 

THANX

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Some things to consider before watching the 89th Academy Awards ceremony, which begins Sunday, February 26, 2017 at 8:30 p.m. EST on ABC:

 

It's usually a surprise, but we already know who's scheduled to present the Academy Award for Best Picture of 2016. Fifty years after their success as the title duo in "Bonnie and Clyde," actors Faye Dunaway and Warren Beatty will announce the final award winner on Oscar night.

 

This will be Dunaway's first time as a Best Picture presenter. Beatty has performed the task twice previously -- once at the 47th Academy Awards ("The Godfather Part II" was the winner that year) and the 62nd ceremony (he and his friend Jack Nicholson announced the selection of "Driving Miss Daisy").

 

Nicholson holds the record for the most Best Picture presentations with eight. The late Audrey Hepburn presented the award four times. 

 


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Beatty and Dunaway will reunite on Oscar night to present the award for Best Picture of 2016

 

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Disney's live-action version of "The Jungle Book" won four awards at the 15th annual Visual Effects Society Awards show. The ceremony, which focuses on excellence in feature films, animated projects and television, was held Tuesday night in Beverly Hills, California.
 
HBO's "Game of Thrones" won four television awards, mostly for the titanic Season 6 episode "Battle of the Bastards."
 
"Rogue One: A Star Wars Story" had led the field with seven nominations, but was shut out.  
 
The complete list of winners is as follows:
 
Outstanding Visual Effects in a Photoreal Feature
The Jungle Book
Robert Legato
Joyce Cox
Andrew R. Jones
Adam Valdez
JD Schwalm
 
 
Outstanding Supporting Visual Effects in a Photoreal Feature
Deepwater Horizon
Craig Hammack
Petra Holtorf-Stratton
Jason Snell
John Galloway
Burt Dalton
 
Outstanding Visual Effects in an Animated Feature
Kubo and the Two Strings
Travis Knight
Arianne Sutner
Steve Emerson
Brad Schiff
 
Outstanding Visual Effects in a Photoreal Episode
Game of Thrones; Battle of the Bastards
Joe Bauer
Steve Kullback
Glenn Melenhorst
Matthew Rouleau
Sam Conway
 
Outstanding Supporting Visual Effects in a Photoreal Episode
Black Sails; XX
Erik Henry
Terron Pratt
Aladino Debert
Yafei Wu
Paul Stephenson
 
Outstanding Visual Effects in a Real-Time Project
Uncharted 4
Bruce Straley
Eben Cook
Iki Ikram
 
Outstanding Visual Effects in a Commercial
John Lewis; Buster the Boxer
Diarmid Harrison-Murray
Hannah Ruddleston
Fabian Frank
William Laban
 
  • "Buster the Boxer," the story of the Christmas Eve ordeal of a family's pet dog, captured three VES awards. It was the latest holiday commercial from the British department store chain John Lewis. The company's lighthearted and whimsical Christmas ads have become a tradition in the United Kingdom since 2007.

 

 
 
Outstanding Visual Effects in a Special Venue Project
Pirates of the Caribbean; Battle for the Sunken Treasure
Bill George
Amy Jupiter
Hayden Landis
David Lester
 
Outstanding Animated Performance in a Photoreal Feature
The Jungle Book; King Louie
Paul Story
Dennis Yoo
Jack Tema
Andrei Coval
 
Outstanding Animated Performance in an Animated Feature
Finding Dory; Hank
Jonathan Hoffman
Steven Clay Hunter
Mark Piretti
Audrey Wong
 
Outstanding Animated Performance in an Episode or Real-Time Project
Game of Thrones; Battle of the Bastards; Drogon
James Kinnings
Michael Holzl
Matt Derksen
Joeseph Hoback
 
Outstanding Animated Performance in a Commercial
John Lewis; Buster the Boxer
Tim van Hussen
David Bryan
Chloe Dawe
Maximillian Mallman
 
Outstanding Created Environment in a Photoreal Feature
Doctor Strange; New York City
Adam Watkins
Martijn van Herk
Tim Belsher
Jon Mitchell
 
Outstanding Created Environment in an Animated Feature
Moana; Motonui Island      
Rob Dressel
Andy Harkness
Brien Hindman
Larry Wu
 
Outstanding Model in a Photoreal or Animated Project
Deepwater Horizon; Deepwater Horizon Rig
Kelvin Lau
Jean Bolte
Kevin Sprout
Kim Vongbunyong
 
Outstanding Effects Simulations in a Photoreal Feature
The Jungle Book; Nature Effects
Oliver Winwood
Fabian Nowak
David Schneider
Ludovic Ramisandraina
 
Outstanding Effects Simulations in an Animated Feature
Moana
Marc Henry Bryant
David Hutchins
John M. Kosnik
Dale Mayeda
 
Outstanding Effects Simulations in an Episode, Commercial, or Real-Time Project
Game of Thrones; Battle of the Bastards; Meereen City
Thomas Hullin
Dominik Kirouac
James Dong
Xavier Fourmond
 
Outstanding Compositing in a Photoreal Feature
The Jungle Book
Christoph Salzmann
Masaki Mitchell
Matthew Adams
Max Stummer
 
Outstanding Compositing in a Photoreal Episode
Game of Thrones; Battle of the Bastards; Retaking Winterfell
Dominic Hellier
Morgan Jones
Thijs Noij
Caleb Thompson
 
Outstanding Compositing in a Photoreal Commercial
John Lewis; Buster the Boxer
Tom Harding
Alex Snookes
David Filipe
Andreas Feix
 
Outstanding Visual Effects in a Student Project
Breaking Point
Johannes Franz
Nicole Rothermel
Thomas Sali
Alexander Richter
 
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Some things to consider before watching the 89th Academy Awards ceremony, which begins Sunday, February 26, 2017 at 8:30 p.m. EST on ABC:

 

Although her sci-fi film "Arrival" is a 2016 Best Picture contender, Amy Adams' performance as a linguistics professor tapped to figure out an alien language was overlooked for an Oscar nomination. Still, the A-list actress has managed to keep a high profile during awards season, thanks to a fascinating Super Bowl Week commercial.

 

Adams is one of several celebrities featured in Honda's popular commercial spot that animated their high school yearbook photos. Others who provided voiceovers for the ad: actors Tina Fey, Robert Redford, Steve Carell and Best Supporting Actress favorite Viola Davis, as well as NBA great Earvin "Magic" Johnson, rapper Missy Elliott, the legendary Marvel Comics editor Stan Lee and Oscars host Jimmy Kimmel.

 

Adams' animated photo is an exaggeration of the one actually published in her 1992 yearbook at Douglas County High School in Castle Rock, Colorado. Although the ad gives her an unruly shock of hair, you can see below that the real photo looks tame by comparison .

 

The Honda spot was created by the ad agency RPA.

 

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Adams as a high schooler in 1992


 

Although she hasn't won an Academy Award yet, Adams has been nominated once for Best Actress and four times for Best Supporting Actress since 2006. Her nominated roles and movies are as follows: 


  • Audrey Johnsten in "Junebug" (2005). Best Supporting Actress.
  • Sister James in "Doubt" (2008). Best Supporting Actress.
  • Charlene Fleming in "The Fighter" (2010). Best Supporting Actress.
  • Peggy Dodd in "The Master" (2012). Best Supporting Actress.
  • Sydney Prosser/"Lady Edith Greensly" in "American Hustle" (2013). Best Actress.

One more Oscar loss for Adams would put her in the company of actresses Glenn Close, Deborah Kerr and Thelma Ritter, who each received six nominations but never won.

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Although her sci-fi film "Arrival" is a 2016 Best Picture contender, Amy Adams' performance as a linguistics professor tapped to figure out an alien language was overlooked for an Oscar nomination. Still, the A-list actress has managed to keep a high profile during awards season, thanks to a fascinating Super Bowl Week commercial.
 

 

Why do people keep saying Adams was "overlooked?"  She just wasn't nominated for her boring performance. The five women who did get nominated gave great performances. (My choice for the honour is Natalie Portman.)

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Some things to consider before watching the 89th Academy Awards ceremony, which begins Sunday, February 26, 2017 at 8:30 p.m. EST on ABC:

 

It's usually a surprise, but we already know who's scheduled to present the Academy Award for Best Picture of 2016. Fifty years after their success as the title duo in "Bonnie and Clyde," actors Faye Dunaway and Warren Beatty will announce the final award winner on Oscar night.

 

This will be Dunaway's first time as a Best Picture presenter. Beatty has performed the task twice previously -- once at the 47th Academy Awards ("The Godfather Part II" was the winner that year) and again at the 67th ceremony (he and his friend Jack Nicholson announced the selection of "Driving Miss Daisy").

 

Nicholson holds the record for the most Best Picture presentations with eight. The late Audrey Hepburn presented the award four times. 

 

 

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Beatty and Dunaway will reunite on Oscar night to present the award for Best Picture of 2016

 

JAKEEM, your stuff just keeps getting better on here pal!

 

 

BUT, A BIG QUESTION, HOW TO YOU LOCATE/SCOOP SUCH INFO ALL THE TIME & I FORGET, IF IT'S YOUR OR BOGIE56-(he never repolies though?)

 

THAT ALSO GO TO THE NEW RELEASES?

 

A fine choice w/her in presenting *"THE BIGGIE" & although she's going on 101, wouldn't it be great if *De Havilland did it! No comment from me though on K. Douglas!

 

*Poitier woulda' been my #1 choice of all that possibly woulda' been the presenter though

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JAKEEM, your stuff just keeps getting better on here pal!

 

 

BUT, A BIG QUESTION, HOW TO YOU LOCATE/SCOOP SUCH INFO ALL THE TIME & I FORGET, IF IT'S YOUR OR BOGIE56-(he never repolies though?)

 

THAT ALSO GO TO THE NEW RELEASES?

 

A fine choice w/her in presenting *"THE BIGGIE" & although she's going on 101, wouldn't it be great if *De Havilland did it! No comment from me though on K. Douglas!

 

*Poitier woulda' been my #1 choice of all that possibly woulda' been the presenter though

I remember for yrs even if he wasn't again in the race, they always had *Jack's main front row seat.

 

I know *Connery is doing ok w/his health at almost 87, but what do you know/hear about *Hackman?

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Some things to consider before the 89th Academy Awards ceremony, which begins Sunday, February 26, 2017 at 8:30 p.m. EST on ABC:

 

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Kevin O'Connell holds the record for futility at the Oscars

 

 

 

During the early 1990s, legions of disheartened Denver Broncos fans rooted against their favorite NFL team whenever it was close to reaching the Super Bowl. The reason: The Broncos were 0-and-4 in their championship game appearances between 1978 and 1990 -- and none of the games was close.

 

Of course, this attitude changed when the Broncos -- under the guidance of then-head coach Mike Shanahan -- won back-to-back NFL championships in 1998 and 1999. As of today, Denver is 3-and-5 as a Super Bowl contender and happens to be the defending league champions.

 

So imagine the predicament of the veteran sound re-recording mixer Kevin O'Connell, who has received his 21st Academy Award nomination for his contributions to the 2016 World War II drama "Hacksaw Ridge." Despite his multiple nominations, he has never won -- an all-time record for individual futility at the Academy Awards.

 

Despite it all, O'Connell has managed to remain upbeat about his notoriety. As he said after his 20th nomination in 2009: "If you could bottle up the way that I felt this morning when I found out I was nominated, people wouldn't buy drugs anymore because this is just the best thing on the planet."

 

Two other current Oscar nominees can appreciate O'Connell's situation. Fellow sound mixer Greg P. Jackson, recognized for his work on "13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi" is 0-for-17 when it comes to nominations. Composer Thomas Newman, a contender this year in the Best Original Score category for "Passengers," is 0-for-14.

 

Here is a list of O'Connell's 21 Oscar nominations:

  • "Terms of Endearmant" (1983). Best Sound.
  • "Dune" (1984). Best Sound.
  • "Silverado" (1985). Best Sound.
  • "Top Gun" (1986). Best Sound.
  • "Black Rain" (1989). Best Sound.
  • "Days of Thunder" (1990). Best Sound.
  • "A Few Good Men" (1992), Best Sound.
  • "Crimson Tide" (1995). Best Sound.
  • "The Rock" and "Twister" (1996), Best Sound.
  • "Con Air" (1997). Best Sound.
  • "Armageddon" and "The Mask of Zorro" (1998). Best Sound.
  • "The Patriot" (2000). Best Sound.
  • "Pearl Harbor" (2001). Best Sound.
  • "Spider-Man" (2002). Best Sound.
  • "Spider-Man 2" (2004). Best Sound Mixing.
  • "Memoirs of a Geisha" (2005). Best Sound Mixing.
  • "Apocalypto" (2006). Best Sound Mixing.
  • "Transformers" (2008). Best Sound Mixing.
  • "Hacksaw Ridge" (2016). Best Sound Mixing.

I remember for yrs even if he wasn't again in the race, they always had *Jack's main front row seat.

 

I know *Connery is doing ok w/his health at almost 87, but what do you know/hear about *Hackman?

 

& "La La Land" just may well lose 1 of those 2 sound categories, going to "HR" indstead.

 

Film Editing & Sound,etc have long been a favorite w/War-Films & the *Oscars

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Some things to consider before watching the 89th Academy Awards ceremony, which begins Sunday, February 26, 2017 at 8:30 p.m. EST on ABC: 

 

For the sixth consecutive year, the Oscars telecast will continue a longstanding tradition of having the four previous acting award recipients return as presenters. The last time that didn't happen was at the 83rd Academy Awards in February 2011, when Kirk Douglas and Reese Witherspoon substituted for the 2010 Best Supporting winners Christoph Waltz and Mo'Nique.

 

For the 2017 telecast, Alicia Vikander, the 2015 Best Supporting Actress winner, will present the first award of the evening -- Best Supporting Actor of 2016. Sir Mark Rylance, last year's Best Supporting Actor recipient, will present the Oscar for Best Supporting Actress. Brie Larson, the 2015 Best Actress winner, will open the envelope for the Best Actor award. And the reigning Best Actor winner -- Leonardo DiCaprio -- will announce the choice for Best Actress.

 

Other Oscar presenters announced so far: Warren Beatty, Halle Berry, John Cho, Jamie Dornan, Faye Dunaway, Chris Evans, Gael García Bernal, Samuel L. Jackson, Scarlett Johansson, Dakota Johnson, Shirley MacLaine, Kate McKinnon, Leslie Mann and Hailee Steinfeld.

 

 

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All four of last year's winners of acting Oscars will be presenters at the 2017 awards

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"The Birth of a Nation," the controversial picture about a real-life 19th-century slave revolt, leads the slate of film nominees at the 48th NAACP Image Awards. The dramas “Loving” and “Moonlight” collected five nominations each.
 
Beyoncé, the most nominated woman in the history of the Grammy Awards with 62, competes in seven different Image Award categories -- including Entertainer of the Year.
 
The awards show, which celebrates excellence by people of color in film, television, music, and literature, will be televised tonight at 9 p.m. by the cable channel TV One. The ceremonies will be hosted by Anthony Anderson of the ABC sitcom "black-ish."
 
The overall list of nominations is as follows:
 
ENTERTAINER OF THE YEAR
Beyoncé
Viola Davis
Regina King
Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson
Chance the Rapper
 
MOTION PICTURE
 
Outstanding Motion Picture
“Fences” (Paramount Pictures)
“Hidden Figures” (20th Century Fox)
“Loving” (Focus Features/Big Beach)
“Moonlight” (A24)
“The Birth of a Nation” (Fox Searchlight Pictures)
 
Outstanding Actor in a Motion Picture
Denzel Washington – “Fences” (Paramount Pictures)
Don Cheadle – “Miles Ahead” (Sony Pictures Classics)
Nate Parker – “The Birth of a Nation” (Fox Searchlight Pictures)
Stephan James – “Race” (Focus Features/The Luminary Group A Solofilms/Trinidad/Trinity/Trinity Race Production)
Will Smith – “Collateral Beauty” (Warner Bros. Pictures/New Line Cinema)
  • Washington's nomination is his 27th at the Image Awards since 1988. He has won a whopping 18 times, including Entertainer of the Year honors for 1997.
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Outstanding Actress in a Motion Picture
Angela Bassett – “London Has Fallen” (Focus Features/Millennium Films/G-Base Production)
Madina Nalwanga – “Queen of Katwe” (Walt Disney Studios)
Ruth Negga – “Loving” (Focus Features/Big Beach)
Taraji P. Henson – “Hidden Figures” (20th Century Fox)
Tika Sumpter – “Southside With You” (Roadside Attractions)
 
Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture
Alano Miller – “Loving” (Focus Features/Big Beach)
Chadwick Boseman – “Captain America: Civil War” (Marvel Studios)
David Oyelowo – “Queen of Katwe” (Walt Disney Studios)
Mahershala Ali – “Moonlight” (A24)
Trevante Rhodes – “Moonlight” (A24)
 
Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture
Aja Naomi King – “The Birth of a Nation” (Fox Searchlight Pictures)
Lupita Nyong’o – “Queen of Katwe” (Walt Disney Studios)
Mo’ Nique – “Almost Christmas” (Universal Pictures)
Octavia Spencer – “Hidden Figures” (20th Century Fox)
Viola Davis – “Fences” (Paramount Pictures)
 
Outstanding Independent Motion Picture
“Lion” (See-Saw Films)
“Loving” (Focus Features/Big Beach)
“Miles Ahead” (Sony Pictures Classics)
“Moonlight” (A24)
“The Birth of a Nation” (Fox Searchlight Pictures)
 
DOCUMENTARY
 
Outstanding Documentary – (Film)
“13th” (Netflix)
“I Am Not Your Negro” (Velvet Film)
“Maya Angelou: And Still I Rise” (The People’s Poet LLC)
“Miss Sharon Jones!” (Cabin Creek Films)
“Olympic Pride, American Prejudice” (Coffee Bluff Pictures)
 
Outstanding Documentary – (Television)
“Major League Legends: Hank Aaron” (Smithsonian Channel)
“Policing the Police” (PBS)
“Roots: A History Revealed” (History)
“Roots: A New Vision” (History)
“Streets of Compton” (A&E)
 
WRITING
 
Outstanding Writing in a Comedy Series
Donald Glover – “Atlanta” – B.A.N. (FX)
Issa Rae, Larry Wilmore – “Insecure” – Insecure as F**k (HBO)
Kenya Barris – “black-ish” – Hope (ABC)
Our Lady J – “Transparent” – If I Were A Bell (Amazon)
Prentice Penny – “Insecure” – Real as F**k (HBO)
 
Outstanding Writing in a Dramatic Series
Akela Cooper – “Marvel’s Luke Cage” – Manifest (Netflix)
Anthony Sparks – “Queen Sugar” – By Any Chance (OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network)
Ava DuVernay – “Queen Sugar” – First Things First (OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network)
Joe Robert Cole – “The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story – The Race Card” – (FX)
LaToya Morgan – “TURN: Washingtons Spies” – Benediction (AMC)
 
Outstanding Writing in a Motion Picture – (Television)
Alison McDonald – “An American Girl Story – Melody 1963: Love Has to Win” (Amazon)
Alison McDonald – “Roots (Night 2)” (History)
Charles Murray – “Roots (Night 3)” (History)
Rashida Jones and Mike Schur – “Black Mirror: Nosedive” (Netflix)
Rhonda Freeman-Baraka – “Merry Christmas, Baby!” (UP TV)
 
Outstanding Writing in a Motion Picture (Film)
Adam Mansbach “Barry” (Black Bear Pictures and Cinetic Media)
Barry Jenkins “Moonlight” (A24)
Jeff Nichols “Loving” (Focus Features/Big Beach)
Nate Parker “The Birth of a Nation” (Fox Searchlight Pictures)
Richard Tanne “Southside With You” (Roadside Attractions)
 
DIRECTING
 
Outstanding Directing in a Comedy Series
Anton Cropper – “black-ish” – God (ABC)
Anton Cropper – “black-ish” – Good-ish Times (ABC)
Donald Glover – “Atlanta” – Value (FX)
Marta Cunningham – “Transparent” – Exciting and New (Amazon)
Melina Matsoukas – “Insecure” – Insecure as F**k” (HBO)
 
Outstanding Directing in a Dramatic Series
Anthony Hemingway – “Underground” – The Macon 7 (WGN America)
John Singleton – “The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story: The Race Card” – (FX)
Millicent Shelton – “Empire” – The Lyon Who Cried Wolf (FOX)
Paris Barclay – “Pitch” – Pilot (FOX)
Sam Esmail – “Mr. Robot” – eps2.5_h4ndshake.sme (USA Network)
 
Outstanding Directing in a Motion Picture (Television)
Carl Seaton – “Bad Dad Rehab” – (TV One)
Mario Van Peebles – “Roots (Night 2)” – (History)
Rick Famuyiwa – “Confirmation” – (HBO)
Thomas Carter – “Roots (Night 3)” – (History)
Vondie Curtis-Hall – “Toni Braxton: Unbreak My Heart” – (Lifetime)
 
Outstanding Directing in a Motion Picture – (Film)
Anthony Russo, Joe Russo – “Captain America: Civil War” (Marvel Studios)
Barry Jenkins – “Moonlight” (A24)
Garth Davis – “Lion” (See-Saw Films)
Mira Nair – “Queen of Katwe” (Walt Disney Studios)
Nate Parker – “The Birth of a Nation” (Fox Searchlight Pictures)
  • Parker's film -- the story of the 1832 slave rebellion in Virginia led by Nat Turner, was a 2016 sensation at Sundance and expected to be a surefire Oscar contender. But the film fizzled  after questions surfaced about past sexual assault charges against Parker. Although he was acquitted, the negative publicity is believed to have hurt the picture when it was released last fall. Parker, who received a first-time directing award nomination from the Directors Guild of America, stars as Turner in the film he also wrote, produced and directed.
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ANIMATED/CGI
 
Outstanding Character Voice-Over Performance – (Television or Film)
Dwayne Johnson – “Moana” (Walt Disney Studios)
Idris Elba – “Finding Dory” (Walt Disney Studios)
Idris Elba – “The Jungle Book” (Walt Disney Studios)
Kevin Hart – “The Secret Life of Pets” (Universal Pictures)
Loretta Devine – “Doc McStuffins” (Disney Junior)
 
 
TELEVISION
 
Outstanding Comedy Series
“Atlanta” (FX)
“black-ish” (ABC)
“Insecure” (HBO)
“Survivor’s Remorse” (Starz)
“The Carmichael Show” (NBC)
 
Outstanding Actor in a Comedy Series
Anthony Anderson – “black-ish” (ABC)
Don Cheadle – “House of Lies” (Showtime)
Donald Glover – “Atlanta” (FX)
Dwayne Johnson – “Ballers” (HBO)
Kevin Hart – “Real Husbands of Hollywood” (BET)
 
Outstanding Actress in a Comedy Series
Issa Rae – “Insecure” (HBO)
Keesha Sharp – “Lethal Weapon” (FOX)
Niecy Nash – “The Soul Man” (TV Land)
Tracee Ellis Ross – “black-ish” (ABC)
Uzo Aduba – “Orange is the New Black” (Netflix)
 
Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series
David Alan Grier – “The Carmichael Show” (NBC)
Deon Cole – “black-ish” (ABC)
Laurence Fishburne – “black-ish” (ABC)
Miles Brown – “black-ish” (ABC)
Tituss Burgess – “Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt” (Netflix)
 
Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series
Erica Ash – “Survivor’s Remorse” (Starz)
Laverne Cox – “Orange Is The New Black” (Netflix)
Marsai Martin – “black-ish” (ABC)
Tichina Arnold – “Survivor’s Remorse” (Starz)
Yvonne Orji – “Insecure” (HBO)
 
Outstanding Drama Series
“Empire” (FOX)
“Power” (Starz)
“Queen Sugar” (OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network)
“This Is Us” (NBC)
“Underground” (WGN America)
 
Outstanding Actor in a Drama Series
Kofi Siriboe – “Queen Sugar” (OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network)
Mike Colter – “Marvel’s Luke Cage” (Netflix)
Omari Hardwick – “Power” (Starz)
Sterling K. Brown – “This Is Us” (NBC)
Terrence Howard – “Empire” (FOX)
 
Outstanding Actress in a Drama Series
Jurnee Smollett-Bell – “Underground” (WGN America)
Kerry Washington – “Scandal” (ABC)
Rutina Wesley – “Queen Sugar” (OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network)
Taraji P. Henson – “Empire” (FOX)
Viola Davis – “How to Get Away with Murder” (ABC)
  • Davis is nominated in three different categories: Entertainer of the Year, Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture and this one, for her performances as the imperious law school professor/defense attorney Annalise Keating in the third-year network series.

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Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series
Alfred Enoch – “How To Get Away With Murder” (ABC)
Jesse Williams – “Greys Anatomy” (ABC)
Joe Morton – “Scandal” (ABC)
Jussie Smollett – “Empire” (FOX)
Trai Byers – “Empire” (FOX)
 
Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series
Amirah Vann – “Underground” (WGN America)
CCH Pounder – “NCIS: New Orleans” (CBS)
Cicely Tyson – “How To Get Away with Murder” (ABC)
Lynn Whitfield – “Greenleaf” (OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network)
Naturi Naughton – “Power” (Starz)
 
Outstanding Television Movie, Limited-Series or Dramatic Special
“American Crime” (ABC)
“Confirmation” (HBO)
“Roots” (History)
“The Night Of” (HBO)
“The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story” (FX)
 
Outstanding Actor in a Television Movie, Limited-Series or Dramatic Special
Courtney B. Vance – “The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story” (FX)
Cuba Gooding Jr. – “The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story” (FX)
Jeffrey Wright – “Confirmation” (HBO)
Malachi Kirby – “Roots” (History)
Sterling K. Brown – “The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story” (FX)
 
Outstanding Actress in a Television Movie, Limited-Series or Dramatic Special
Anika Noni Rose – “Roots” (History)
Audra McDonald – “Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar & Grill” (HBO)
Emayatzy Corinealdi – “Roots” (History)
Kerry Washington – “Confirmation” (HBO)
Regina King – “American Crime” (ABC)
 
Outstanding News / Information – (Series or Special)
“AM Joy with Joy Reid” (MSNBC/NBC News)
“BET Love and Happiness White House Special” (BET)
“StarTalk with Neil deGrasse Tyson” (National Geographic Channel)
“Stay Woke” (BET)
“Unsung: Sugarhill Gang” (TV One)
 
Outstanding Talk Series
“Steve Harvey” (Syndicated)
“SuperSoul Sunday” (OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network)
“The Real” (Syndicated)
“The Talk” (CBS)
“The View” (ABC)
 
Outstanding Reality Program/Reality Competition Series
“Iyanla: Fix My Life” (OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network)
“Little Big Shots” (NBC)
“Mary Mary” (WE tv)
“The Voice” (NBC)
“United Shades of America” (CNN)
 
Outstanding Variety (Series or Special)
“2016 Black Girls Rock” (BET)
“Celebrity Family Feud” (ABC)
“Lemonade” (HBO)
“Lip Sync Battle” (Spike TV)
“The Essence Black Women in Hollywood Awards 2016” (OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network)
 
Outstanding Children’s Program
“All In With Cam Newton” (Nickelodeon)
“An American Girl Story – Melody 1963: Love Has to Win” (Amazon)
“Doc McStuffins” (Disney Junior)
“K.C. Undercover” (Disney Channel)
“The Lion Guard” (Disney Junior)
 
Outstanding Performance by a Youth (Series, Special, Television Movie or Limited-series)
Emyyri Crutchfield – “Roots” (History)
Hudson Yang – “Fresh Off The Boat” (ABC)
Lonnie Chavis – “This Is Us” (NBC)
Marsai Martin – “black-ish” (ABC)
Miles Brown – “black-ish” (ABC)
 
Outstanding Host in a News, Talk, Reality, or Variety (Series or Special) – Individual or Ensemble
Anthony Anderson & Tracee Ellis Ross – “2016 BET Awards” (BET)
Joy Reid – “AM Joy with Joy Reid” (MSNBC)
Roland S. Martin – “NewsOne Now with Roland S. Martin” (TV One)
Steve Harvey – “The Steve Harvey Show” (Syndicated)
W. Kamau Bell – “United Shades of America” (CNN)
 
RECORDING
 
Outstanding New Artist
Chance the Rapper (Chance the Rapper)
Chloe X Halle (Columbia Records)
MAJOR. (BOE/Empire)
Ro James (RCA Records/ByStorm Entertainment)
Serayah (Columbia Records)
 
Outstanding Male Artist
Anthony Hamilton (RCA Records)
Bruno Mars (Atlantic Records)
Chance the Rapper (Chance the Rapper)
Kendrick Lamar (Top Dawg Entertainment/ Aftermath/Interscope Records)
Maxwell (Columbia)
 
Outstanding Female Artist
Alicia Keys (RCA Records)
Beyoncé (Columbia Record/Parkwood Entertainment)
Fantasia (RCA Records/19 Recordings Limited)
K. Michelle (Atlantic Records)
Solange (Columbia Records)
 
Outstanding Duo, Group or Collaboration
“Blended Family” – Alicia Keys feat. A$AP Rocky (RCA Records)
“Everything’s Beautiful” – Robert Glasper & Miles Davis (Legacy Recordings)
“Freedom” – Beyoncé feat. Kendrick Lamar (Columbia Record/Parkwood Entertainment)
“Mad” – Solange feat. Lil Wayne (Columbia Records)
“Royalty” – Sounds of Blackness feat HSRA (High School for Recording Arts) (Sounds of Blackness/Atomic K Records)
 
Outstanding Jazz Album
“Everything’s Beautiful” – Robert Glasper & Miles Davis (Legacy Recordings)
“Latin America Songbook” – Edward Simon (Sunnyside)
“Leslie Odom Jr.” – Leslie Odom (S-Curve)
“Ready Take One” – Erroll Garner (Legacy Recordings / Octave Music Licensing LLC)
“Upward Spiral” – Branford Marsalis Quartet and Kurt Elling (Okeh)
 
Outstanding Gospel Album – (Traditional or Contemporary)
“Jericho: Tribe of Joshua” – Livre’ (Glory 2 Glory Entertainment/RAL)
“Myron Butler & Levi On Purpose” – Myron Butler (Motown Gospel)
“One Way” – Tamela Mann (Tillymann, Inc.)
“The Journey (Live)” – Donnie McClurkin (RCA Inspiration)
“Worship Journal Live” – Fred Hammond (RCA Inspiration)
 
Outstanding Music Video
“24K Magic” – Bruno Mars (Atlantic Records)
“Cranes In The Sky” – Solange (Columbia Records)
“Formation” – Beyoncé (Columbia Record/Parkwood Entertainment)
“This One’s for Me and You” – Johnny Gill feat. New Edition (Jskillz)
“In Common” – Alicia Keys (RCA Records)
 
Outstanding Song – Traditional
“Amen” – Anthony Hamilton (RCA Records)
“Cranes In The Sky” – Solange (Columbia Records)
“God Provides” – Tamela Mann (Tillymann, Inc.)
“I See Victory” – Kim Burrell and Pharrell Williams (I Am Other/Columbia)
“Lake By The Ocean” – Maxwell (Columbia Records)
 
Outstanding Song – Contemporary
“24K Magic” – Bruno Mars (Atlantic Records)
“Formation” – Beyoncé (Columbia Record/Parkwood Entertainment)
“Freedom” – Beyoncé feat. Kendrick Lamar (Columbia Record/Parkwood Entertainment)
“Letter to the Free” – Common featuring Bilal (ARTium Records/ Def Jam Recordings)
“Royalty” – Sounds of Blackness feat HSRA (High School for Recording Arts) (Sounds of Blackness/Atomic K Records)
 
Outstanding Album
“A Seat At The Table” – Solange (Columbia Records)
“Coloring Book” – Chance the Rapper (Chance the Rapper)
“Lemonade” – Beyoncé (Columbia Record/Parkwood Entertainment)
“untitled unmastered.” – Kendrick Lamar (Top Dawg Entertainment/Aftermath/Interscope Records)
“What I’m Feelin” – Anthony Hamilton (RCA Records)
 
LITERATURE
 
Outstanding Literary Work – Fiction
“Another Brooklyn” – Jacqueline Woodson (HarperCollins /Amistad)
“The Book of Harlan” – Bernice L. McFadden (Akashic Books)
“The Illegal” – Lawrence Hill (W. W. Norton & Company)
“The Mother” – Yvvette Edwards (HarperCollins Publishers / Amistad)
“The Underground Railroad: A Novel” – Colson Whitehead (Doubleday)
 
Outstanding Literary Work – Non-Fiction
“Democracy in Black: How Race Still Enslaves the American Soul” – Eddie S. Glaude Jr. (Crown / The Crown Publishing Group)
“Freedom is a Constant Struggle” – Angela Y. Davis (Author), Cornel West (Foreword), (Haymarket Books)
“Hidden Figures” – Margot Lee Shetterly (HarperCollins Publishers / William Morrow)
“Stamped from the Beginning: The Definitive History of Racist Ideas in America” – Ibram X. Kendi (Nation Books)
“Writings on the Wall: Searching for a New Equality Beyond Black and White” – Kareem Abdul-Jabbar (Author), Raymond Obstfeld (Author), (Time Inc. Books)
 
Outstanding Literary Work – Debut Author
“Born A Crime: Stories from a South African Childhood” – Trevor Noah (Random House)
“Carry On” – Lisa Fenn (HarperCollins Publishers / Harper Wave)
“Crook County: Racism and Injustice in America’s Largest Criminal Court” – Dr. Nicole Gonzalez Van Cleve (Stanford University Press)
“Grace: A Novel” – Natashia Deón (Counterpoint Press)
“United: Thoughts on Finding Common Ground and Advancing the Common Good” – Cory Booker (Ballantine Books)
 
Outstanding Literary Work – Biography/ Auto-Biography
“Answering the Call: An Autobiography of the Modern Struggle to End Racial Discrimination in America” – Nathaniel Jones (The New Press)
“Around the Way Girl: A Memoir” – Taraji P. Henson (37 Ink/Atria Books)
“Born A Crime: Stories from a South African Childhood” – Trevor Noah (Random House)
“Invisible Man, Got the Whole World Watching, A Young Black Man’s Education” – Mychal Denzel Smith (Nation Books)
“My Life with Earth, Wind & Fire” – Herb Powell (Author), Maurice White (Author), Steve Harvey (Foreword), David Foster (Foreword), (HarperCollins Publishers / Amistad)
 
Outstanding Literary Work – Instructional
“Green Smoothies for Life” – JJ Smith (Atria Books)
“LA Reid Sing to Me: My Story of Making Music, Finding Magic, and Searching for Who’s Next” – LA Reid (Harper Collins)
“Running the Long Race in Gifted Education: Narratives and Interviews from Culturally Diverse Gifted Adults” – Joy M. Scott-Carrol (Author), Anthony Sparks (Author), Diana Slaughter Kotzin (Foreword), (IGET-Network Press/Book Publisher’s Network)
“The Book of Joy: Lasting Happiness in a Changing World ” – The Dalai Lama (Author), Desmond Tutu (Author), Douglas Abrams (With), (Avery)
“The Power of Broke: How Empty Pockets, a Tight Budget, and a Hunger for Success Can Become Your Greatest Competitive Advantage” – Daymond John (Author), Daniel Paisner (With), (Crown Business / The Crown Publishing Group)
 
Outstanding Literary Work – Poetry
“Collected Poems: 1974 — 2004” – Rita Dove (W. W. Norton & Company)
“Counting Descent” – Clint Smith (Write Bloody Publishing)
“The Big Book of Exit Strategies” – Jamaal May (Alice James Books)
“The Sobbing School” – Joshua Bennett (Penguin Books)
“Thief in the Interior” – Phillip B. Williams (Alice James Books)
 
Outstanding Literary Work – Children
“A Poem for Peter: The Story of Ezra Jack Keats and the Creation of The Snowy Day” – Andrea Davis Pinkney (Author), Lou Fancher (Illustrator), Steve Johnson (Illustrator), (Viking Children’s Books)
“Daddy’s Little Girl” – Karissa Culbreath (CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform)
“Radiant Child: The Story of Young Artist Jean-Michel Basquiat” – Javaka Steptoe (Little, Brown Books for Young Readers)
“The Golden Girls Of Rio” – Nikkolas Smith (Skyhorse Publishing / Sky Pony Press)
“Tiny Stitches: The Life of Medical Pioneer Vivien Thomas” – Gwendolyn Hooks (Author), Colin Bootman (Illustrator), (Lee & Low Books)
 
Outstanding Literary Work – Youth/Teens
“As Brave As You” – Jason Reynolds (Simon & Schuster (Atheneum/Caitlyn Dlouhy Books))
“Riding Chance” – Christine Kendall (Scholastic / Scholastic Press)
“Same But Different: Teen Life on the Autism Express” – Holly Robinson Peete (Author), Ryan Elizabeth Peete (Author), RJ Peete (Author), (Scholastic / Scholastic Press)
“The Hero Two Doors Down: Based on the True Story of Friendship Between a Boy and a Baseball Legend” – Sharon Robinson (Scholastic / Scholastic Press)
“Two Naomis” – Olugbemisola Rhuday-Perkovich (Author), Audrey Vernick (Author), (HarperCollins Children’s Books)
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Some things to consider before watching the 89th Academy Awards ceremony, which begins Sunday, February 26, 2017 at 8:30 p.m. EST on ABC:

For almost 36 years, Timothy Hutton has held the record as the youngest Best Supporting Actor winner in Academy Awards history. Hutton, the son of the late actor Jim Hutton, was 20 years and 227 days old when he won an Oscar on March 31, 1981 for his performance in the 1980 drama "Ordinary People." 

 

 

Hutton's streak could end this month if young actor Lucas Hedges pulls off an upset win at the 2017 Academy Awards. Hedges, who plays Casey Affleck's orphaned nephew in "Manhattan by the Sea," will be 20 years and 76 days old on Oscar night.

 

 

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Affleck and Hedges play relatives in "Manchester by the Sea"

 

Hedges already has supplanted Hutton as the eighth-youngest Best Supporting Actor nominee in history. Here's a look at the list as of January 24, 2017:

  • Justin Henry, "Kramer vs. Kramer" (1979) -- 8 years, 276 days
  • Haley Joel Osment, "The Sixth Sense" (1999) -- 11 years, 311 days
  • Brandon de Wilde, "Shane" (1953) -- 11 years, 312 days
  • Jack Wild, "Oliver!" (1968) -- 16 years, 147 days
  • Sal Mineo, "Rebel Without a Cause" (1955) -- 17 years, 39 days
  • River Phoenix, "Running on Empty" (1988) -- 18 years, 176 days
  • Leonardo DiCaprio, "What's Eating Gilbert Grape" (1993) -- 19 years, 90 days
  • Hedges, "Manchester by the Sea" (2016) -- 20 years, 43 days.
Interestingly, Hedges' father, writer Peter Hedges, adapted the screenplay for "What's Eating Gilbert Grape" from his own 1991 novel. He later shared an Oscar nomination for Best Adapted Screenplay with the filmmaking brothers Chris and Paul Weitz for "About a Boy" (2002). The elder Hedges also wrote and directed the films "Pieces of April" (2003), "Dan in Real Life" (2007) and "The Odd Life of Timothy Green" (2012).
 

 

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The space race tale "Hidden Figures" was named Outstanding Motion Picture at the 48th annual NAACP Image Awards on Satuday night in Los Angeles. Meanwhile, one of the film's stars, Taraji P. Henson, won two awards -- Outstanding Actress in a Motion Picture for her performance in the picture and Outstanding Actress in a Drama Series for her work as the irrepressible Cookie Lyons in the FOX hit "Empire." Henson has won eight Image Awards, including Entertainer of the Year in 2015.
 
Based on Margot Lee Shetterly’s book "Hidden Figures: The Story of the African American Women Who Helped Win the Space Race," the movie features Henson, Janelle Monáe and Oscar winner Octavia Spencer as unsung NASA mathematicians during the 1960s.
 
"There are roles that you accept that scare you," she said about her real-life "Hidden Figures" character, Dr. Katherine Johnson. "And this one did, because I failed math.
 
"So I made it my mission to do this film. This film was very important. It was bigger than me. And it was bigger than us all."
 
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The stars of "Hidden Figures" accept the Image Award for the top movie of 2016  
 
The Entertainer of the Year Award went to the wrestler-turned-actor Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson. In 2016, Forbes magazine listed him as the world's highest-paid actor with a take of $64.5 million. Johnson stars in the HBO comedy series "Ballers" and has headlined such films as "Central Intelligence" while also providing the voice for a character in the Disney animated hit "Moana." His upcoming films  are "Fast 8," the latest installment of the "Fast and the Furious" franchise and a big screen remake of the television series "Baywatch."
 
Here is a complete list of the winners:
 
ENTERTAINER OF THE YEAR
Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson
 
MOTION PICTURES
 
Outstanding Motion Picture
“Hidden Figures” (20th Century Fox)

 
Outstanding Actor in a Motion Picture
Denzel Washington – “Fences” (Paramount Pictures)
 
Outstanding Actress in a Motion Picture
Taraji P. Henson – “Hidden Figures” (20th Century Fox)

 
Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture
Mahershala Ali – “Moonlight” (A24)

 
Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture
Viola Davis – “Fences” (Paramount Pictures)
 
Outstanding Independent Motion Picture
“Moonlight” (A24)
 
DOCUMENTARY
 
Outstanding Documentary – (Film)
“13th” (Netflix)

 
Outstanding Documentary – (Television)
“Roots: A New Vision” (History)

 
WRITING
 
Outstanding Writing in a Comedy Series
Kenya Barris – “black-ish” – Hope (ABC)

 
Outstanding Writing in a Dramatic Series
Ava DuVernay – “Queen Sugar” – First Things First (OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network)

 
Outstanding Writing in a Motion Picture – (Television)
Charles Murray – “Roots (Night 3)” (History)

 
Outstanding Writing in a Motion Picture (Film)
Barry Jenkins “Moonlight” (A24)

 
DIRECTING
 
Outstanding Directing in a Comedy Series
Donald Glover – “Atlanta” – Value (FX)

 
Outstanding Directing in a Dramatic Series
John Singleton – “The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story: The Race Card” – (FX)

 
Outstanding Directing in a Motion Picture (Television)
Rick Famuyiwa – “Confirmation” – (HBO)

 
Outstanding Directing in a Motion Picture – (Film)
Barry Jenkins – “Moonlight” (A24)
 
ANIMATED/CGI
 
Outstanding Character Voice-Over Performance – (Television or Film)
Idris Elba – “The Jungle Book” (Walt Disney Studios)

 
TELEVISION
 
Outstanding Comedy Series
“black-ish” (ABC)

 
Outstanding Actor in a Comedy Series
Anthony Anderson – “black-ish” (ABC)

 
Outstanding Actress in a Comedy Series
Tracee Ellis Ross – “black-ish” (ABC)
 
Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series
Laurence Fishburne – “black-ish” (ABC)

 
Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series
Tichina Arnold – “Survivor’s Remorse” (Starz)
 
Outstanding Drama Series
“Queen Sugar” (OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network)

 
Outstanding Actor in a Drama Series
Sterling K. Brown – “This Is Us” (NBC)

 
Outstanding Actress in a Drama Series
Taraji P. Henson – “Empire” (FOX)

 
Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series
Jussie Smollett – “Empire” (FOX)
 
Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series
Naturi Naughton – “Power” (Starz)
 
Outstanding Television Movie, Limited-Series or Dramatic Special
“The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story” (FX)
 
Outstanding Actor in a Television Movie, Limited-Series or Dramatic Special
Courtney B. Vance – “The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story” (FX)

 
Outstanding Actress in a Television Movie, Limited-Series or Dramatic Special
Regina King – “American Crime” (ABC)
 
Outstanding News / Information – (Series or Special)
“BET Love and Happiness White House Special” (BET)

 
Outstanding Talk Series
“Steve Harvey” (Syndicated)

 
Outstanding Reality Program/Reality Competition Series
“Iyanla: Fix My Life” (OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network)

 
Outstanding Variety (Series or Special)
“2016 Black Girls Rock” (BET)

 
Outstanding Children’s Program
“An American Girl Story – Melody 1963: Love Has to Win” (Amazon)

 
Outstanding Performance by a Youth (Series, Special, Television Movie or Limited-series)
Marsai Martin – “black-ish” (ABC)

 
Outstanding Host in a News, Talk, Reality, or Variety (Series or Special) – Individual or Ensemble
Roland S. Martin – “NewsOne Now with Roland S. Martin” (TV One)
 
RECORDING
 
Outstanding New Artist
Chance the Rapper (Chance the Rapper)

 
Outstanding Male Artist
Maxwell (Columbia)
 
Outstanding Female Artist
Beyoncé (Columbia Record/Parkwood Entertainment)

 
Outstanding Duo, Group or Collaboration
“Freedom” – Beyoncé featuring Kendrick Lamar (Columbia Record/Parkwood Entertainment)
 
Outstanding Jazz Album
“Latin America Songbook” – Edward Simon (Sunnyside)
 
Outstanding Gospel Album – (Traditional or Contemporary)
“One Way” – Tamela Mann (Tillymann, Inc.)
 
Outstanding Music Video
“Formation” – Beyoncé (Columbia Record/Parkwood Entertainment)

 
Outstanding Song – Traditional
“I See Victory” – Kim Burrell and Pharrell Williams (I Am Other/Columbia)
 
Outstanding Song – Contemporary
“Freedom” – Beyoncé featuring Kendrick Lamar (Columbia Record/Parkwood Entertainment)

 
Outstanding Album
“Lemonade” – Beyoncé (Columbia Record/Parkwood Entertainment)

 
 
LITERATURE
 
Outstanding Literary Work – Fiction
“The Book of Harlan” – Bernice L. McFadden (Akashic Books)

 
Outstanding Literary Work – Non-Fiction
“Hidden Figures” – Margot Lee Shetterly (HarperCollins Publishers / William Morrow)

 
Outstanding Literary Work – Debut Author
“Born A Crime: Stories from a South African Childhood” – Trevor Noah (Random House)

 
Outstanding Literary Work – Biography/ Auto-Biography
“Born A Crime: Stories from a South African Childhood” – Trevor Noah (Random House)
 
Outstanding Literary Work – Instructional
“The Power of Broke: How Empty Pockets, a Tight Budget, and a Hunger for Success Can Become Your Greatest Competitive Advantage” – Daymond John (Author), Daniel Paisner (With), (Crown Business / The Crown Publishing Group)
 
Outstanding Literary Work – Poetry
“Collected Poems: 1974-2004” – Rita Dove (W. W. Norton & Company)
 
Outstanding Literary Work – Children
“Tiny Stitches: The Life of Medical Pioneer Vivien Thomas” – Gwendolyn Hooks (Author), Colin Bootman (Illustrator), (Lee & Low Books)
 
Outstanding Literary Work – Youth/Teens
“As Brave As You” – Jason Reynolds (Simon & Schuster (Atheneum/Caitlyn Dlouhy Books)
 
SPORTS
 
The Jackie Robinson Sports Award
LeBron James
 
 
SPECIAL PRESENTATIONS
 
The Chairman's Award
Harvard professor and activist Charles J. Ogletree Jr. 
 
The President's Award
Historian Lonnie G. Bunch III, founding director of the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture 
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Something to consider before watching the 89th Academy Awards ceremony, which begins Sunday, February 26, 2017 at 8:30 p.m. EST on ABC:

 

 

 

 

The versatile actor-composer-playwright Lin-Manuel Miranda had a bang-up year in 2016. His rap-musical stage production "Hamilton" was a box-office sensation on Broadway and earned a record 16 Tony Award nominations. It won 11 awards (including Best Musical) -- one shy of tying the mark set by Mel Brooks' musical "The Producers" in 2001.

 

 

 

 

 

Miranda himself picked up two Tonys, although he lost the Best Actor in a Musical award to his co-star Leslie Odom, Jr. (now seen crooning a jingle in a TV ad for an insurance company). He previously earned a Tony in 2008 for the original score used in the musical "In the Heights."

 

 

 

 

 

Miranda also won the Pulitzer Prize for Drama. And best of all, he hosted "Saturday Night Live" in October.

 

 

 

 

 

Six weeks into 2017, the 37-year-old Miranda continues to prosper, thanks to his Academy Award nomination in the Best Original Song category. He wrote the music and lyrics for "How Far I'll Go" from the animated Disney film "Moana." 

 

 

 

 

 

In addition to his three Tonys, Miranda has two Grammys (both "Hamilton and In the Heights" won the Best Musical Theater Album award) and a Primetime Emmy for a song he performed at the 67th Tony Awards. As a result, an Oscar win would make him the lucky 13th member of the EGOT Club -- people who have won all four major entertainment awards.

 

 

 

 

 

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Cravalho and Miranda will sing "How Far I'll Go" at the Oscars 

 

 

 

 

 

Miranda would join an impressive group. The 12 members of the EGOT club are (in chronological order):

 

 

 
  • Richard Rodgers, composer (won an Emmy in 1962 to complete the cycle).
  • Helen Hayes, actress (won a Grammy in 1977)
  • Rita Moreno, actress (won a Primetime Emmy in 1977)
  • Sir John Gielgud, actor (won a Primetime Emmy in 1991)
  • Audrey Hepburn, actress (awarded a Grammy posthumously in 1994)
  • Marvin Hamlisch, composer (won two Primetime Emmys in 1995)
  • Jonathan Tunick, composer (won a Tony in 1997)
  • Mel Brooks, actor, comedian, producer/director, screenwriter (won three Tonys in 2001)
  • Mike Nichols, comedian, producer/director (won two Primetime Emmys in 2001)
  • Whoopi Goldberg, actress (won a Tony in 2002)
  • Scott Rudin, producer (won a Grammy in 2012)
  • Robert Lopez, composer (won an Oscar in 2014)
 
 
Miranda will perform "How Far I'll Go" at the Oscars ceremony with the 16-year-old singer-actress who sang it in "Moana" -- Auli'i Cravalho.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

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Normally, there are only two USC Scripter Awards -- presented by the University of Southern California to movie screenwriters (since 1988) and television writers (since 2015). But a tie in the television category made it three on Saturday night. The awards, which also go to the creators of the source material, were presented at a ceremony in the Edward L. Doheny Jr. Memorial Library at USC.
 
The winners for motion picture screenwriting: 
  • Barry Jenkins for "Moonlight," adapted from the drama school project “In Moonlight Black Boys Look Blue” by Tarell Alvin McCraney
 
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Jenkins and McCraney won the screenwriting award for "Moonlight"
 
The winners for television writing:
  • David Farr for the miniseries "The Night Manager," based on the 1993 espionage novel by John le Carré. The BBC One production, which aired on AMC in the United States, starred Tom Hiddleston, Hugh Laurie and Olivia Colman.

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Farr adapted his teleplay for "The Night Manager" from the novel by John le Carré

  • Scott Alexander and Larry Karaszewski for the episode “Manna From Heaven” from "The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story." The FX miniseries was based on the 1997 nonfiction book “The Run of His Life: The People v. O.J. Simpson” by Jeffrey Toobin.

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Alexander and Karaszewski won for Episode 1 of FX's "American Crime Story"

Last year's winners were: (film) "The Big Short" by screenwriters Adam McKay and Charles Randolph and Michael Lewis (author); and (TV) "Show Me a Hero" by teleplay writers David Simon and William F. Zorzi and Lisa Belkin (author).

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"Hidden Figures," "Passengers" and "La La Land" were the major film winners Saturday at The Art Directors Guild's its 21st Annual Excellence in Production Design Awards. The categories featured 2016 contenders from theatrical motion pictures, television, commercials and music videos. The winners were announced at a ceremony held in Hollywood.
 
The winners for theatrical films were:
 
PERIOD FILM
  • "Hidden Figures," Wynn Thomas, production designer.
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FANTASY FILM
  • "Passengers," Guy Hendrix Dyas, production designer.
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CONTEMPORARY FILM
  • "La La Land," David Wasco, production designer.

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http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/lists/2017-art-directors-guild-award-winners-966583/item/period-film-966547

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Actors Leslie Mann and John Cho hosted another of the many awards shows held in the Los Angeles area on Saturday night. This one was the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences' annual Scientific and Technical Awards ceremony.

 

Held in Beverly Hills, California, the event -- conducted two weeks and a day before the 89th Academy Awards telecast --was designed to present Oscars for special sci-tech achievements.

 

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Mann and Cho hosted the Oscars Scientific and Technical show on Saturday

 

http://www.usatoday.com/story/life/movies/2017/02/12/john-cho-leslie-mann-pay-respect-films-great-brains-sci-tech-awards/97823144/

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The musical "La La Land" received Best Film honors at the 2017 EE British Film Academy Awards (BAFTAs) on Sunday. The picture also earned awards for Best Director (Damien Chazelle), Best Actress (Emma Stone), Original Music (Justin Hurwitz) and Cinematography (Linus Sandgren). 
 
"La La Land" had led the field with 11 overall nominations.
 
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Emma Stone delivers an acceptance speech after winning the BAFTA for Best Actress
 
The complete list of winners is as follows:
 
BEST FILM
"La La Land" (Fred Berger, Jordan Horowitz, Marc Platt, producers)
 
OUTSTANDING BRITISH FILM
"I, Daniel Blake" (Ken Loach, Rebecca O’Brien, Paul Laverty, producers)
 
OUTSTANDING DEBUT BY A BRITISH WRITER, DIRECTOR OR PRODUCER
"Under the Shadow": Babak Anvari, writer-director; Emily Leo, Oliver Roskill, Lucan Toh, producers
 
FILM NOT IN THE ENGLISH LANGUAGE
"Son of Saul" (László Nemes, Gábor Sipos)
 
DOCUMENTARY
"13th" (Ava DuVernay)

 
ANIMATED FILM
"Kubo and the Two Strings" (Travis Knight)
 
DIRECTOR
"La La Land," Damien Chazelle
 
ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY
"Manchester by the Sea," Kenneth Lonergan

 
ADAPTED SCREENPLAY
"Lion," Luke Davies

 
LEADING ACTOR
Casey Affleck, "Manchester by the Sea"

 
LEADING ACTRESS
Emma Stone, "La La Land"

 
SUPPORTING ACTOR
Dev Patel, "Lion"
 
SUPPORTING ACTRESS
Viola Davis, "Fences"
 
ORIGINAL MUSIC
"La La Land," Justin Hurwitz

 
CINEMATOGRAPHY
"La La Land," Linus Sandgren

 
EDITING
"Hacksaw Ridge," John Gilbert

 
PRODUCTION DESIGN
"Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them," Stuart Craig, Anna Pinnock

 
COSTUME DESIGN
"Jackie," Madeline Fontaine

 
MAKEUP & HAIR
"Florence Foster Jenkins," J. Roy Helland, Daniel Phillips

 
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Despite winning five BAFTAs, The Guardian has a surprising negative spin on La La Land's wins:

 

La La Land lands badly 

"Five awards isn’t bad. In any other year, it’d be amazing. But what was meant to be a La La landslide turned into just a minor bit of earthworking as Damien Chazelle’s movie musical failed to take predicted wins for original screenplay, costume design, sound, production design and editing."

 

https://www.theguardian.com/film/2017/feb/12/baftas-2017-seven-things-we-learned-from-a-surprisingly-vanilla-ceremony

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Some things to consider before the 89th Academy Awards ceremony, which begins Sunday, February 26, 2017 at 8:30 p.m. EST on ABC:

 

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J. Ralph and Sting

 

The Best Original Song nominee "The Empty Chair" is from the documentary "Jim: The James Foley Story." The film examines the life of the American photojournalist (1973-2014), who was abducted in Syria in 2012 and beheaded by ISIS terrorists almost two years later.

 

The song was written by J. Ralph and Sting -- two artists who are no strangers to Academy Awards competition. The producer-musician Ralph (his first name is Josh) seems to have a knack for nominated songs from documentaries. He was a nominee last year (along with Anohni, formerly known as Antony Hegarty) for the song "Manta Ray" from the documentary "Racing Extinction". He also was nominated for the 2012 song "Before My Time" from the documentary "Chasing Ice." Both times he lost to theme songs from James Bond movies. 

 

Sting, a 17-time Grammy Award winner and one of the world's preeminent singer-songwriters, has been nominated three other times for Oscars. The songs were:


  • "My Funny Friend and Me" from "The Emperor's New Groove" (2000, shared with David Hartley). 
  • "Until" from "Kate & Leopold" (2001). 
  • "You Will Be My Ain True Love" from "Cold Mountain" (2003).

On Oscar night, "The Empty Chair" will be performed by Sting.

 



 

 

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Some things to consider before the 89th Academy Awards ceremony, which begins Sunday, February 26, 2017 at 8:30 p.m. EST on ABC:

Fresh off a Grammy win for Best Song Written for Visual Media, the pop star (and sometime actor) Justin Timberlake will perform "Can't Stop the Feeling" during the Oscars telecast. The Best Original Song contender -- which was composed for the animated film "Trolls" -- was a major 2016 hit for Timberlake, who co-wrote it with the Swedish songwriters Max Martin and Shellback (a.k.a. Karl Johan Schuster). It was No. 1 on Billboard's pop chart for the week ending May 28th. It also was the year's best-selling tune in the United States through sales of 2.49 million copies.

 

 

Although Timberlake has received 10 Grammys and four Primetime Emmys (all for "Saturday Night Live" contributions), this is his first Oscar nomination.

 

 

Martin and Shellback also earned Grammys on Sunday as producers of Adele's "25," which was named Album of the Year. Martin, a force in the music industry since the 1990s, is known for his collaborations with Britney Spears (he wrote "...Baby One More Time"), Backstreet Boys ("I Want It That Way") and Taylor Swift ("Shake If Off").

 

 

 

 

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Shellback, Timberlake and Martin

 

 

 

 

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Some things to consider before the 89th Academy Awards ceremony, which begins Sunday, February 26, 2017 at 8:30 p.m. EST on ABC:

 

The singer-songwriter John Legend will perform the Best Original Song nominee "Audition (The Fools Who Dream)" from "La La Land" at the upcoming Oscars ceremony. The tune, written by Justin Hurwitz (music) and Benj Pasek and Justin Paul (lyrics), was performed in the movie by actress Emma Stone.

 

Legend, who plays a jazz musician and bandleader named Keith in "La La Land," also is billed as an executive producer of the film.

 

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John Legend appears as a jazz musician in "La La Land"

 

A 10-time Grammy Award recipient, Legend (real name: John Stephens) was a winner in this category two years ago. He and the hip-hop artist Common (real name: Lonnie Lynn, Jr.) won Oscars for their song "Glory" from the 2014 historical drama "Selma." 

 

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Lyricists Pasek and Paul teamed with Justin Hurwitz on "Audition"

 


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Typically for you buddy, more 4 star & up to the minute analysis & info!

 

as you know they mailed out the final voting ballot & it wasn't apparently just my opinion, but that Best actor in a leading role race is getting closer by the day!?

 

Of curse between Casey Affleck & *Denzel!

 

& I'm starting o get one of those gut reactions & feelings-(which I've learned along w/my fellow pundits over the past 34yrs)

To always stick w/your gut instinct when predicting these & for that matter anything else & *Denzel just may "Walk Down-the-Aisle" a 23rd time for "Fences?"

 

Just watched some clips of "Manchester..." & though it looks like a fine & mostly understated work by Casey. It's really no match for those clips of *Denzel's"

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Some things to consider before the 89th Academy Awards ceremony, which begins Sunday, February 26, 2017 at 8:30 p.m. EST on ABC:

 

The singer-songwriter John Legend will perform the Best Original Song nominee "Audition (The Fools Who Dream)" from "La La Land" at the upcoming Oscars ceremony. The tune, written by Justin Hurwitz (music) and Benj Pasek and Justin Paul (lyrics), was performed in the movie by actress Emma Stone.

 

Legend, who plays a jazz musician and bandleader named Keith in "La La Land," also is billed as an executive producer of the film.

 

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John Legend appears as a jazz musician in "La La Land"

 

A 10-time Grammy Award recipient, Legend (real name: John Stephens) was a winner in this category two years ago. He and the hip-hop artist Common (real name: Lonnie Lynn, Jr.) won Oscars for their song "Glory" from the 2014 historical drama "Selma." 

 

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Lyricists Pasek and Paul collaborated with Justin Hurwitz on "Audition"

 

 

As you know though this song really doesn't have a shot at defeating "City of Stars" from the musical & for those that may be put off by it being a musical, it actually turns more into a drama as it goes along.

 

(P.S. I forget Jakeem, have you went to check it out yet? & though not in same league, I'd vote for the absolute defintition of a movie musical in Madonna's 1996 "Evita" ($51 million) (***-out of 4)

Where every line of dialogue was sung in the epic.

(TRIVIA: 2 fun items on that Golden Globe & *Oscar victor-(Best Song ("You Must Love Me")-(obviously not in the stage presentation) She actually beat out both *Meryl Streep & Michelle Pfeiffer to get the famous role! Likely reason being they wanted her then huge name on the project, for ($Box-0ffice)$ purposes,etc

 

& it holds all-time "Guinness World Record" for most costume changes with over (85)!!!

 

Ridiculously though it lost the *Academy Award that year to *"The English Patient?"-(ironically being that(9) time sweeper is among Madonna's top (3) favorite movies)

 

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Hurwitz is without a doubt among the easiest winners to forecast

 

 

I still believe *J. Williams-(l932-) deserved yet another scoring record nomination for *Spielberg's unfairly picked on summertime epic "The BFG" ($54m.) (***)& *Oscar winner *Mark Rylance's work in it was also unfairly judged by most. Reminds me of what Andy Serkis does all the time thesedays

 

 

As you know though this song really doesn't have a shot at defeating "City of Stars" from the musical & for those that may be put off by it being a musical, it actually turns more into a drama as it goes along.

 

(P.S. I forget Jakeem, have you went to check it out yet? & though not in same league, I'd vote for the absolute defintition of a movie musical in Madonna's 1996 "Evita" ($51 million) (***-out of 4)

Where every line of dialogue was sung in the epic.

(TRIVIA: 2 fun items on that Golden Globe & *Oscar victor-(Best Song ("You Must Love Me")-(obviously not in the stage presentation) She actually beat out both *Meryl Streep & Michelle Pfeiffer to get the famous role! Likely reason being they wanted her then huge name on the project, for ($Box-0ffice)$ purposes,etc

 

& it holds all-time "Guinness World Record" for most costume changes with over (85)!!!

 

Ridiculously though it lost the *Academy Award that year to *"The English Patient?"-(ironically being that(9) time sweeper is among Madonna's top (3) favorite movies)

 

THANK YOU!

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