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Press Release from MTV
NEW YORK, May 20 -- The wait is over! MTV will give movie fans an exclusive first look at two of this summer's hottest movie releases during the "2009 MTV Movie Awards." Viewers will be treated to scenes from the surefire blockbusters "Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince" and "Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen" as stars from both casts will reveal the never-before-seen clips.
Nine films from seven universities will complete in the animation category at the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences’ 36th Annual Student Academy Awards competition. Academy members will view these films at special screenings and vote to select the winners. Gold, Silver and Bronze Medal awards, along with accompanying cash prizes of $5,000, $3,000 and $2,000, respectively, may be presented in each of four categories. Winning filmmakers will participate in a week of industry-related and social activities, culminating in the awards ceremony on Saturday, June 13.
The National Association for Multi-ethnicity in Communications (NAMIC) has announced the winners of the 2009 NAMIC Vision Awards. Now in its fifteenth year, the NAMIC Vision Awards honor creators, networks and industry leaders for their commitment to producing multi-ethnic and culturally-relevant original television programming that reflects the rich diversity of our world's populace. ABC Studios, CNN and Time Warner Cable received two wins each to lead the 35 networks vying for honors in 16 award categories.
Press Release from The 3rd ELAN Awards
Vancouver, BC April 13, 2009 - The 3rd ELAN Awards are super-excited to announce today that Splitting Adam, recently hand-picked to play at the groundbreaking 2009 Video Games Live tour, will be performing at their awards ceremony in Vancouver on Saturday, April 25th. The ELANS also went on to announce that, for the first year ever, the public can be there to see them.
A record 559 entries, from students representing 103 U.S. colleges and universities, are in competition for the 2009 Student Academy Awards. In addition, a record 57 entries from 39 countries have submitted in the Honorary Foreign Film award category; the pool includes first-ever entries from Egypt and Estonia. The competition -- now in its 36th year -- will culminate in the presentation of trophies and prize money on Saturday, June 13, at the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences' Samuel Goldwyn Theater.
The British Academy of Film and TV Arts awards will be February 21, 2010, according to VARIETY.
The awards moved back a month as the Academy of Motion Pictures and Sciences moved the Oscars back to March 7 to accommodate the Vancouver Winter Olympics (February 12-28, 2010).
The 23rd annual Genesis Awards honored Disney's BOLT and HANDY MANNY on Saturday, March 28.
BIG LOVE's Ginnifer Goodwin presented the award for best feature film to the producers of BOLT, a charming animated tale of a movie star dog who discovers the pleasures of real dog life, along with the sad truth about unwanted and abandoned cats and dogs.
And Playhouse Disney's HANDY MANNY won a Children's Programming award for episode "Manny's Mouse Traps."
The 82nd Annual Academy Awards will be presented on Sunday, March 7, 2010, live at 8:30 p.m., ET on the ABC Television Network. The ceremony will once again take place at the Kodak Theatre at Hollywood & Highland Center in Hollywood.
Nominations for the 82nd Annual Academy Awards will take place Tuesday, February 2, 2010, at 5:30 a.m., PT from the Samuel Goldwyn Theater in Los Angeles.
Other key dates announced by the Academy include:
Tuesday, December 1, 2009: Official Screen Credits forms due
The winners of the 2008 NAViGaTR Awards were announced Monday, revealing the winners in 44 categories. Multiple awards went to Andrew Lackey, Claire Boissiere, Dave Feise, David Smith, David Swenson, Luci Black, Mark Healey, Martin Lynagh, and Michelle Ducker, which are three more than last year.
Out of its ten nominations, LITTLEBIGPLANET won six awards: Game of the Year, Game Design, Graphics/Technical, Innovation in Game Play, Original Children's Game, and Supporting Performance in a Comedy for Stephen Fry.
FOX has ordered two additional seasons of THE SIMPSONS, which will bring the longest-running series in primetime television history through its 22nd season. The 44-episode pickup ensures the series will reach 493 episodes. THE SIMPSONS airs Sundays (8-8:30 p.m. ET/PT) on FOX.
The emcee for the third annual ELAN Awards will be the voice of SpongeBob SquarePants, Tom Kenny.
The show will be held March 21 in Vancouver, and will be a intimate dinner show this year.
Congratulations to everyone that worked on THE CURIOUS CASE OF BENJAMIN BUTTON for winning the visual effects Oscar, particularly Eric Barba, Steve Preeg, Burt Dalton and Craig Barron, who accepted the award at the Academy Awards on Sunday.
THE CURIOUS CASE OF BENJAMIN BUTTON won for Period Film, and THE DARK KNIGHT for Fantasy Film, at the 13th Annual Art Directors Guild Excellence in Production Design Awards. The awards were held Saturday in Beverly Hills, and also honored George Lucas and Paul Sylbert.
At this Sunday's Academy Awards, CHANGELING, THE CURIOUS CASE OF BENJAMIN BUTTON, THE DARK KNIGHT, THE DUCHESS and REVOLUTIONARY ROAD will be up for the Oscar for Art Direction.
THE CURIOUS CASE OF BENJAMIN BUTTONProduction Designer: Donald Graham Burt
Actress Jessica Biel will host the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences' Scientific and Technical Awards on Saturday, February 7, at the Beverly Wilshire in Beverly Hills.
Among the six awards that Biel will present during the evening is the Academy's Gordon E. Sawyer Award, an Oscar statuette, which is being bestowed on Ed Catmull for his lifetime of technical contributions and leadership in the field of computer graphics for the motion picture industry.
The 2009 Game Developers Choice Awards, the highest honors in game development acknowledging excellence in game creation, have named the recipients of two of its special awards, while also revealing that popular host of the 2007 Awards and Double Fine founder Tim Schafer is returning to present this year's Choice Awards.
Homerun Ent., for the first time, is offering The Visual Effects Society's one-hour televised awards special at NATPE, reports C21MEDIA. The awards show, held to highlight the best in visual effects in film, TV, animation, commercials and videogames, is being offered for international broadcast after February 26, 2009.
The show will be held in Hollywood on February 21.
The Academy of Interactive Arts and Sciences (AIAS) and IFC (Independent Film Channel) will bring the 12th Annual Interactive Achievement Awards (IAA) to television audiences for the first time.
The awards will take place on Thursday, February 19, 2009 at the Red Rock Resort and Casino in Las Vegas. The IAA will be broadcast on IFC in April 2009 and comprise of a half hour special with highlights from the IAAs and will be hosted by comedian, actor and proud game enthusiast, Jay Mohr.
The Academy of Interactive Arts and Sciences has announced the nominees for the 12th Annual Interactive Achievement Awards. The nominations for the peer-based awards have been dominated by blockbuster game, LITTLEBIGPLANET (Sony Computer Ent. America) with 10 nominations from industry leaders and members of the interactive entertainment software business.
Tom Kenny, the familiar voice behind film and TV's SPONGEBOB SQUAREPANTS, will handle hosting duties again this year for the 36th Annual Annie Awards on Friday, January 30, 2009, at UCLA's Royce Hall in Los Angeles, CA. The black-tie evening begins with a pre-reception at 6 p.m. followed by the Annie Awards ceremony at 8 p.m. and post award party at 10 p.m. All events will be held at Royce Hall. The Annie Awards ceremony will also be webcasted on www.annieawards.org beginning Tuesday, February 3, 2009.
Sesame Workshop, the nonprofit organization behind SESAME STREET, has received four CINE Golden Eagle awards. SESAME TREE, Northern Ireland's version of SESAME STREET, was recognized for its episode "The Share Necessities." The three other awards are for the Workshop's Educational Outreach Initiatives which include Here for You: Helping Children Cope with Serious Illness; Let's Get Ready! Planning Together for Emergencies; and Talk, Listen, Connect: Deployments, Homecomings, Changes.
Movie star and 2008 Nickelodeon's Kids' Choice Awards nominee Dwayne Johnson (THE GAME PLAN), will host Nickelodeon's 22nd Annual Kids' Choice Awards, Saturday, March 28 (8-9:30 p.m. ET/PT). That's when kids will honor their favorites from the worlds of film, music, sports and television in a star-studded live telecast (tape delayed for West Coast) from UCLA's Pauley Pavilion. Torrential slime is forecast for the no-holds-barred kudo/mess-fest on the night kids rule and Hollywood royalty revels with them.
The Art Directors Guild has announced nominations in eight categories of Production Design for motion pictures, television and commercials competing in ADG's 13th Annual Excellence in Production Design Awards for 2008.
For Period Film, THE CURIOUS CASE OF BENJAMIN BUTTON is up against CHANGELING, DOUBT, FROST/NIXON and DOUBT.
For Fantasy Film, contenders are THE DARK KNIGHT, INDIANA JONES AND THE KINGDOM OF THE CRYSTAL SKULL, IRON MAN, THE SPIDERWICK CHRONICLES and WALL-E.