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Santa Monica actress Marie Paquim and Meryl Streep at the Women In Film’s event.

Awards, Seven Days, Celebrity, Santa Monica, Film

Santa Monican Actress Attends Oscar Week Festivities

Posted Feb. 27, 2015, 8:47 am

Oscar Week, as always, is a time for Hollywood’s best to not only accept awards, but to share on the recent year’s activity, as well as the possibilities in the year ahead.

Michael Keaton in "Birdman".

News, Awards, Film, Hollywood

2015 Oscars Recap: "Birdman" Soars Over Hollywood With Four Wins

Posted Feb. 23, 2015, 9:08 am

Intricately filmed, as if it was had been shot in a single take, and driven by the beat of a pounding drum, "Birdman" is soaring over Hollywood today, having claimed four Oscars, including best picture and best director, but its star, veteran Michael Keaton, was passed over.

News, Awards, Film

"Kirk Cameron's Saving Christmas" Receives Worst Picture At 2015 Razzie Awards

Posted Feb. 22, 2015, 9:15 am

"Kirk Cameron's Saving Christmas" took top honors if you can all it that by receiving the Worst Picture of 2014 at Saturday night's 35th Golden Raspberry Awards, held at Hollywood's Montalban Theatre.

The 30th annual Film Independent Spirit Awards were held Feb. 21, 2015 in Santa Monica.

News, Awards, Celebrity, Santa Monica

Spirit Awards Winners At Saturday's Santa Monica Awards Ceremony

Posted Feb. 22, 2015, 9:04 am

"Birdman," the Oscar-nominated dark comedy about a washed-up actor trying to revive his career, will enter Sunday's awards ceremony flying high, following it's three-award finish at the 30th annual Film Independent Spirit Awards, presented Saturday in Santa Monica.

'Transformers: Age of Extinction' starring Mark Wahlberg collected a leading seven nominations for the 35th Golden Raspberry Awards, the awards-show spoof that skewers the worst of movies from the previous year.

News, Awards, Film, Hollywood

Awards-Show Spoof, Razzie Awards, To Skewer Worst Movies At Ceremony Tonight

Posted Feb. 21, 2015, 9:09 am

The action sequel "Transformers: Age of Extinction" has a leading seven nominations heading into tonight's 35th Golden Raspberry Awards, the awards-show spoof that skewers the worst of movies from the previous year.

The 30th annual Film Independent Spirit Awards were held Feb. 21, 2015 in Santa Monica.

News, Awards, Celebrity, Santa Monica, Film

Spirit Awards To Take Place On The Beach In Santa Monica Today

Posted Feb. 21, 2015, 9:05 am

"Birdman," the Oscar-nominated dark comedy about a washed-up actor trying to revive his career, has a leading six nominations for the 30th annual Film Independent Spirit Awards, which honor the best of independent cinema and will be presented today on the beach in Santa Monica.

'Boyhood' follows the joys and pitfalls of growing up are seen through the eyes of a child named Mason (pictured-Ellar Coltrane), his parents (Patricia Arquette, Ethan Hawke) and his sister (Lorelei Linklater).

News, Awards, Film, Hollywood

Oscars 2015 Preview: A Look At This Year's Academy Awards Nominees

Posted Feb. 21, 2015, 8:53 am

Julianne Moore, Patricia Arquette and J.K. Simmons are probably as close as you can get to being "locks" on Oscar night, but the battle for best actor at Sunday's ceremony is still a toss-up, while "Birdman" and "Boyhood" are in a tight race for best picture.

News, Awards, Film

"The Grand Budapest Hotel," "The Imitation Game" Writers Win Writers Guild Awards

Posted Feb. 15, 2015, 10:18 am

The writers of "The Grand Budapest Hotel" won the Writers Guild of America Award for best original screenplay tonight while first-time screenwriter Graham Moore won for best adapted screenplay for "The Imitation Game."

News, Awards, Film

Full Nomination List For Tonight's American Society Of Cinematographers Awards

Posted Feb. 15, 2015, 10:16 am

Cinematographers for "Unbroken," "The Imitation Game," "Birdman," "Mr. Turner" and "The Grand Budapest Hotel" will compete tonight for the 29th annual American Society of Cinematographers Award for motion pictures.

Michael Keaton in "Birdman".

News, Awards, Film, Television

Full Nomination List For Tonight's 19th annual Satellite Awards

Posted Feb. 15, 2015, 10:08 am

The dark comedy and awards-season favorite "Birdman" has a leading 10 nominations for the 19th annual Satellite Awards, which will be presented tonight by the International Press Academy.

News, Awards, Century City

Full Nomination List For Writers Guild of America Awards Tonight

Posted Feb. 14, 2015, 9:22 am

The writers of "Boyhood," "Foxcatcher," "The Grand Budapest Hotel," "Nightcrawler" and "Whiplash" will compete tonight for the Writers Guild of America Award for best original screenplay, a category made notable by the absence of awards-season favorite "Birdman."

Michael Keaton in "Birdman".

News, Awards, Film, Century City

"Birdman" Director Alejandro G. Inarritu Wins Directors Guild Award

Posted Feb. 8, 2015, 8:51 am

Alejandro G. Inarritu won the Directors Guild of America award for feature films Saturday night for "Birdman," making him the favorite for the best director Oscar.

A selection of some of the 57th Grammy Awards performers.

Life And Arts, Awards, Seven Days, Music, Santa Monica, New

Full Nomination List For Tonight's 57th Annual Grammy Awards

Posted Feb. 8, 2015, 8:33 am

English singer-songwriter Sam Smith is poised for a big night at tonight's 57th annual Grammy Awards, carrying nominations in the top three categories of song, record and album of the year, along with a nod for best new artist.

Night of 100 Stars producer Norby Walters (left) at the 2014 Oscars viewing party with Sheryl Lee Ralph, Jon Voight, and Frankie Valli.

News, Awards, Celebrity, Beverly Hills

2015 Night Of 100 Stars Quickly Approaches; New Venue For 25th Anniversary

Posted Feb. 6, 2015, 8:48 am

The hottest celebrity Oscars viewing party in town is set to be a bigger and better affair on Sunday, Feb. 22, with the 25th annual Night of 100 Stars changing location to the Beverly Hilton’s International Ballroom – the same venue as the Golden Globes.

News, Awards, Ucla, Film

“How to Train Your Dragon 2" Wins Top Honor At Annie Awards

Posted Feb. 1, 2015, 11:52 am

“How to Train Your Dragon 2″ won the top honor at Saturday night’s 42nd annual Annie Awards presented by the International Animated Film Society at UCLA’s Royce Hall.

News, Awards, Los Angeles, Film

42nd Annual Annie Awards To Be Held Tonight To Honor Animated Films

Posted Jan. 31, 2015, 10:02 am

“The Boxtrolls” has a leading 13 nominations heading into tonight’s 42nd annual Annie Awards, which honor achievement in animated films, while “How to Train Your Dragon 2″ has 10 nods.

Michael Keaton in "Birdman".

News, Awards, Film, Television

SAG Awards In-Depth Recap: Birdman Wins Best Ensemble

Posted Jan. 26, 2015, 9:26 am

"Birdman" capped a golden weekend by winning the Screen Actors Guild Award for outstanding ensemble cast tonight, although its star Michael Keaton lost his bid for best actor to Eddie Redmayne for "The Theory of Everything."

KCAL9, NBC4 and KTLA won the big awards for the best Los Angeles newscasts at the 65th annual Golden Mike Awards.

News, Awards, Television

65th Annual Golden Mike Awards Recognize KCAL9, NBC4, KTLA5

Posted Jan. 25, 2015, 9:17 am

KCAL9, NBC4 and KTLA5 won the big awards for the best Los Angeles newscasts at the 65th annual Golden Mike Awards tonight.

Michael Keaton in "Birdman".

News, Awards, Film, Century City

"Birdman" Takes Home Top Award At Producers Guild Of America Awards

Posted Jan. 25, 2015, 9:11 am

The producers of the film "Birdman" took home the coveted Producers Guild of America Darryl F. Zanuck Award for motion pictures on Saturday night in Century City, an honor that typically leads to best-picture glory on Oscar night.

'Boyhood' follows the joys and pitfalls of growing up are seen through the eyes of a child named Mason (pictured-Ellar Coltrane), his parents (Patricia Arquette, Ethan Hawke) and his sister (Lorelei Linklater).

Awards, Film

Full Nomination List For Tonight's SAG Awards At Shrine Auditorium

Posted Jan. 25, 2015, 9:05 am

"Birdman" will carry a leading four film nominations into tonight's presentation of the 21st annual Screen Actors Guild Awards, while four-time comedy ensemble winner "Modern Family" leads the television pack with four nods.

Michael Keaton in "Birdman".

News, Awards, Film, Century City

Full Nomination List For Producers Guild Of America Awards Tonight

Posted Jan. 24, 2015, 9:04 am

Awards-season favorites "Birdman" and "Boyhood" are among the 10 nominees vying tonight for the coveted Producers Guild of America Darryl F. Zanuck Award for motion pictures, an honor that typically leads to best-picture glory on Oscar night.

Screenwriter John Ridley has been named the feature film winner of the Humanitas Prizes.

News, Awards, Celebrity, Film

Screenwriter John Ridley Named Feature Film Winner Of Humanitas Prizes

Posted Jan. 17, 2015, 8:52 am

John Ridley, screenwriter of last year's Oscar-winning "12 Years A Slave," was named today the feature film winner of the Humanitas Prizes, which honor writers whose work "explores the human condition" in a manner that inspires "compassion, hope and understanding in the human family."

Michael Keaton in "Birdman".

News, Awards, Celebrity, Film

"Birdman," "Boyhood" Big Winners At 20th Annual Critics' Choice Movie Awards

Posted Jan. 16, 2015, 8:38 am

"Birdman," and "Boyhood" were the big winners at tonight's 20th annual Critics' Choice Movie Awards, staged at the Hollywood Palladium.

The 20th annual Critics' Choice Movie Awards will be held tonight.

News, Awards, Film, Hollywood

20th Annual Critics' Choice Movie Awards Tonight At Hollywood Palladium

Posted Jan. 15, 2015, 8:33 am

"Birdman," the story of a washed-up actor trying to revive his career, will carry a leading 13 nominations into tonight's 20th annual Critics' Choice Movie Awards, while surprise Golden Globe winner "The Grand Budapest Hotel" is close behind with 11 and fellow Globe-winner "Boyhood" has eight.

The Actor statuettes, the bronze trophies presented to the winners of the Screen Actors Guild Awards, were cast Tuesday.

News, Awards, Film, Hollywood

SAG Awards Statuettes Cast, Ready For Jan. 25 Ceremony

Posted Jan. 14, 2015, 9:46 am

The Actor statuettes, the bronze trophies presented to the winners of the Screen Actors Guild Awards, were cast Tuesday at a Burbank foundry in an annual ritual ahead of the guild's ceremony.

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