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Headline News Half-Blood Prince, Transformers Footage to Debut at MTV Movie Awards

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.

Headline News Sebastian's Voodoo Among Student Oscar Finalists

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.

Headline News Handy Manny, Ni Hao Win NAMIC Awards

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.

Headline News Splitting Adam will Perform at the ELAN Awards

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.

Headline News Record Number of Entries for 2009 Student Academy Awards

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.

Headline News Humane Society Honors Bolt, Handy Manny

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."

Headline News 82nd Academy Awards Moves to March

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

Headline News LittleBigPlanet, Dead Space Win Six NAViGaTR Awards Each

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.

Headline News Simpsons Keep on for Two Additional Seasons

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.

Headline News Dark Knight, Benjamin Button Win Art Directors Guild Awards

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.

Period Films

THE CURIOUS CASE OF BENJAMIN BUTTONProduction Designer: Donald Graham Burt

Headline News 2009 GDC Choice Awards Name Special Winners, Host

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.

Headline News Jessica Biel to Host Academy's Sci-Tech Awards

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.

Headline News VES Show Offered at NATPE

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.

Headline News Interactive Achievement Awards Headed to IFC in April

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.

Headline News LittleBigPlanet Leads with 10 Interactive Achievement Award Nominations

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.

Headline News Annie Awards Announce Host, Presenters

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.

Headline News Sesame Workshop Receives Four CINE Awards

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.

Headline News Nick's Kids Choice Awards Locks in The Rock

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.

Headline News Art Directors Give Love to Awards Favorites

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.

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