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2016 Film Independent Spirit Awards Filmmaker Grant Nominees Announced

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The filmmaker grant nominees have been named for the 2016 Film Independent Awards. The annual event will be held on Saturday, Feb. 27 in Santa Monica and winners will be highlighted at the Santa Monica annual event.

See the 2016 Filmmaker Grant Nominees Below:

 

PIAGET PRODUCERS AWARD

The Producers Award, now in its 19th year, honors emerging producers who, despite highly limited resources demonstrate the creativity, tenacity and vision required to produce quality, independent films. The award includes a $25,000 unrestricted grant funded by Piaget.

The finalists are:

DARREN DEAN

MEL ESLYN

REBECCA GREEN AND LAURA D. SMITH

 

TRUER THAN FICTION AWARD The Truer Than Fiction Award, now in its 21th year, is presented to an emerging director of non-fiction features who has not yet received significant recognition. The award includes a $25,000 unrestricted grant.

The finalists are:

MOHAMMED ALI NAQVI AND HEMAL TRIVEDI directors of AMONG THE BELIEVERS

ELIZABETH CHAI VASARHELYI director of INCORRUPTIBLE

ELIZABETH GIAMATTI AND ALEX SICHEL directors of A WOMAN LIKE ME

 

 

KIEHL’S SOMEONE TO WATCH AWARD The Someone to Watch Award, now in its 22st year, recognizes a talented filmmaker of singular vision who has not yet received appropriate recognition.

The award includes a $25,000 unrestricted grant funded by Kiehl’s Since 1851.

The finalists are:

ROBERT MACHOIAN & RODRIGO OJEDA-BECK directors of GOD BLESS THE CHILD

FELIX THOMPSON director of KING JACK

CHLOÉ ZHAO director of SONGS MY BROTHERS TAUGHT ME

 

All the winners of the filmmaker grants will be highlighted at the Spirit Awards ceremony and announced at the Spirit Awards Filmmaker Grant & Nominee Brunch on Saturday, January 9, 2016.

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Uzo Aduba, Queen Latifah Among Nominees for 22nd ANNUAL SAG AWARDS

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Nominations were announced today for the 22nd Annual Screen Actor’s Guild Awards for outstanding individual, cast and ensemble performances in film and television of 2015, as well as the nominees for outstanding action performances by film and television stunt ensembles. The nominations were held this morning at the Pacific Design Center’s SilverScreen Theater in West Hollywood.

SAG-AFTRA Executive Vice President Gabrielle Carteris introduced Anna Faris (Mom, The House Bunny) and Anthony Mackie (Captain America: The Winter Soldier, The Hurt Locker), who announced the nominees for this year’s Actors® live on TNT, TBS, truTV,sagawards.tntdrama.com and truTV.com. Prior to that, SAG Awards Committee Chair JoBeth Williams and Committee Member Jason George announced the stunt ensemble nominees during a live webcast on sagawards.tntdrama.com.

A replay of both announcements is available for viewing on sagawards.tntdrama.com.

Uzo Aduba was nominated for Best Female Actor in a Comedy for her role as “Crazy Eyes” in Netflix’s ORANGE IS THE NEW BLACK and Edie Falco for her lead role in Showtime’s NURSE JACKIE. Aduba also got a nod in the category of Best Ensemble cast for ‘ORANGE’, alongside THE COLOR PURPLE’s Danielle Brooks.

Female nominees for the same category included Cate Blanchett for CAROL and Helen Mirren for WOMAN IN GOLD. Mark Rylance received a nod for BRIDGE OF SPIES for the category of Male Supporting Actor.

THE WIZ LIVE’s Queen Latifah received a nod for her starring role in HBO’s BESSIE in the category of Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor for a TV Movie or Miniseries. She will compete against Susan Sarandon (Lifetime’s THE SECRET LIFE OF MARILY MONROE) among others.

Uzo Aduba posted a message to today’s SAG nom on Twitter:

Thank you @SAGawards for recognizing the cast of @OITNB & myself with this nomination. Means so much to us to tell this story. #TeamOrange

– Uzo Aduba (@UzoAduba) December 9, 2015

Queen Latifah posted a message regarding the SAG nom on Twitter:

5 NAACP Image Award Nominations, 1 SAG Nomination, And The Wiz Live all in the last 6  Days!!! Wow! To God Be The Glory [inserted emoji]!!!

– Queen Latifah (@IAMQUEENLATIFAH) December 9, 2015

 

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Jennifer Lopez collaborates with DSQUARED2 for the 2015 American Music Awards

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WHO: Dean & Dan Caten and Jennifer Lopez

WHAT: DSQUARED2 has created unique looks for Jennifer Lopez’s American Music Awards performance. Having a long standing relationship with J. LO, this latest collaboration consists of customizing Fall Winter 15 looks for her anticipated performance. Jennifer and her dancers performed “Waiting for tonight” as well as dance melody of all nominated songs, in luxurious fur coats and vests over bodysuits. A custom bodysuit has been hand crafted for Jennifer Lopez with rich embroidery emphasizing unique print details.

“We were thrilled and honored to work again with Jennifer! We love her as an artist and she really embodies all the elements we admire in a woman: strong sense of style, individuality and self-confidence, ” in an official statement released by Dean and Dan Caten.

WHEN: Sunday, November 22, 2015

WHERE: American Music Awards, Los Angeles

About DSQUARED2:

Canadian twin brothers, Dean and Dan Caten have operated in the international fashion business since 1984. They moved to New York City in 1983 to attend the Parson’s School of Design and in 1991 came to Italy where in 1994, after many collaborations with the most important fashion houses, they had their first men’s collection show, marking the first in a long succession of runway extravaganzas that were to capture the attention of journalists and buyers for their perfect combination of fashion, music and theater. The intelligent mix of irreverent Canadian wit and refined Italian tailoring, together with attention to detail are the foundation of today’s DSQUARED2 philosophy, which has given life to a unique concept of alternative luxury.

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American Music Awards Highlights 26-Year-Olds Inspirational Success Story

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The 43rd annual American Music Awards will air live on Sunday November 22, 2015. Hosted by Jennifer Lopez, the AMAs highlight the latest, and greatest in the music industry. Watched by hundreds of millions of viewers, the American Music Awards is one of the top watched award shows, pulling in viewers from all around the world.

As well as highlighting the inspirational leaders in the industry, the award show also spotlights other stories of success, over coming obstacles and achieving the impossible. Highlighted in this year’s AMAs is the story of 26-year-old Ryan Zamo’s international success, after taking his hand made organic skincare ‘Z Skin Cosmetics’ and became a globally selling brand in under a year, according to Z Skin Cosmetics.

Recently featured in major magazines, the 26-year-old has been skyrocketing with success. In Touch Magazine named the organic skincare, hair care and mineral makeup lines by Z Skin Cosmetics ‘The #1 Must Have This Holiday Season’, Closer Magazine named them ‘The Top Celebrity Gift Wish List Products’, and Okay! Magazine named them ‘The #1 Gift This Holiday Season’.

Zamo began creating his organic skincare products in his kitchen just last year, and within the past 13 months has become an internationally successful line of organic cosmetics. With a mother who studied plant biology and horticulture, and a father from Budapest, Hungary, the young entrepreneur was able to use his parents knowledge to create the now successful company; Z Skin Cosmetics.

This year’s AMAs publication will be given to the attendees of the majestic evening, as well as available as a free download off of the FX Group’s website once the show has aired. Zamo’s story entitled ‘A True Inspiration’ will be visible on page 20 of the award shows publication.

The American Music Awards will air live on November 22 at 8/7c on ABC.

 

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Corinne Foxx named Miss Golden Globe 2016 | PopSource TV News

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Corinne Foxx, daughter of Jaime Foxx, has been named Miss Golden Globe 2016.

Foxx is the daughter of Oscar-Winning actor Jamie Foxx and is a student at the University of Southern California. She is also an actress and model. The student will be passing out trophies onstage during the 73rd Golden Globe Awards ceremony.

Typically the Hollywood Foreign Press Association honors an individual within the entertainment community and he or she is usually the off spring of a celebrity. The Proud dad posted a sentimental message to his Twitter: “soo proud of my little one for being chosen as Miss Golden Globes. @corinnefoxx can’t wait to see you on the stage!,” the Oscar Winner shared.

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“Throughout the years I’ve grown up watching my dad establish himself as a well-respected actor,” Corinne Foxx said in a statement. “I’m honored that HFPA has given me the opportunity to now share the same stage where he’s been recognized for some of his greatest accomplishments.”

The two attended the Hollywood Foreign Press Assn. and InStyle Celebration of the 2016 Golden Globe Award Season at Ysabel in West Hollywood on Tuesday. See pics below…

 

WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA - NOVEMBER 17: Actor Jamie Foxx and Miss Golden Globe Corinne Foxx attend Hollywood Foreign Press Association and InStyle Celebration of The 2016 Golden Globe Award Season at Ysabel on November 17, 2015 in West Hollywood, California. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)

 

WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA - NOVEMBER 17: Actor Jamie Foxx and Miss Golden Globe Corinne Foxx attend Hollywood Foreign Press Association and InStyle Celebration of The 2016 Golden Globe Award Season at Ysabel on November 17, 2015 in West Hollywood, California. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)

 

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Blake Shelton Tapped to Host 2016 Kids’ Choice Awards

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Blake Shelton has been tapped to host the 2016 Kids Choice Awards.

Shelton made the announcement Monday during a visit to NBC’s “Today” show.

Shelton shared his pending news on Twitter:

Seems as though lots of good things are happening for the country superstar. Shelton’s rep confirmed last week that the singer is now dating fellow The Voice co-star, Gwen Stefani. After the CMA Awards last week, Shelton tweeted that there are a lot of great things going on in his life:

 

Nickelodeon’s 2016 Kids’ Choice Awards will air live 8-9:30 p.m. ET/PT (tape delayed for the West Coast) the evening of Saturday, March 12, 2016 from the Fabulous Forum in Inglewood, Calif.

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Will Smith and Jane Fonda to be Honored at the “19th Annual Hollywood Film Awards®”

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Dick clark productions announced today that two-time Academy Award-nominated actor Will Smith will be honored with the “Hollywood Actor Award” for his performance in Concussion, and Academy Award-winning actress Jane Fonda will receive the “Hollywood Supporting Actress Award” for her role in Paolo Sorrentino’s Youth.

The “19th Annual Hollywood Film Awards” will be hosted by critically and globally acclaimed actor, comedian and late night talk show host, James Corden.

The Hollywood Film Awards, the official launch of the awards season®, has recognized excellence in the art of cinema and filmmaking for 18 years, honoring some of the world’s biggest stars.  More than one hundred honorees have gone on to garner Oscar nominations and wins.

Will Smith and Jane Fonda, two of Hollywood’s finest actors, deliver tour de force performances in Concussion and Youth,” said Allen Shapiro, CEO of dick clark productions.  “We are thrilled to have them join the star-studded list of honorees at this year’s ceremony.”

Previously announced honorees for this year’s show include:

  • Robert De Niro – “Hollywood Career Achievement Award”
  • Ridley Scott – “Hollywood Producer Award” for The Martian
  • Tom Hooper – “Hollywood Director Award” for The Danish Girl
  • Carey Mulligan – “Hollywood Actress Award” for Suffragette
  • Benicio Del Toro – “Hollywood Supporting Actor Award” for Sicario
  • Joel Edgerton – “Hollywood Breakout Actor Award” for Black Mass
  • Saoirse Ronan – “New Hollywood Award” for Brooklyn
  • Alicia Vikander – “Hollywood Breakout Actress Award” for The Danish Girl
  • Cast of Straight Outta Compton: Corey Hawkins, O’Shea Jackson Jr. & Jason Mitchell – “Hollywood Breakout Ensemble Award”
  • Amy Schumer – “Hollywood Comedy Award” for Trainwreck
  • Adam McKay – “Hollywood Breakthrough Director Award” for The Big Short
  • Tom McCarthy and Josh Singer – “Hollywood Screenwriter Award” for Spotlight
  • Furious 7 – “Hollywood Blockbuster Award”
  • Wiz Khalifa and Charlie Puth – “Hollywood Song Award” for their hit “See You Again” from the Furious 7 soundtrack
  • Asif Kapadia – “Hollywood Documentary Award” for Amy
  • Inside Out, directed by Pete Docter – “Hollywood Animation Award”
  • Janusz Kaminski – “Hollywood Cinematography Award,” for Bridge of Spies
  • Alexandre Desplat – “Hollywood Film Composer Award” for The Danish Girl and Suffragette
  • David Rosenbloom – “Hollywood Editor Award” for Black Mass
  • Tim Alexander – “Hollywood Visual Effects Award” for Jurassic World
  • Gary Rydstrom – “Hollywood Sound Award” for Bridge of Spies
  • Sandy Powell – “Hollywood Costume Design Award” for Cinderella
  • Lesley Vanderwalt – “Hollywood Make-Up & Hair Styling Award” for Mad Max: Fury Road
  • Colin Gibson – “Hollywood Production Design Award” for Mad Max: Fury Road

The awards ceremony will take place at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, on Sunday, November 1, 2015.

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People’s Choice Awards to be handed out January 6th in Los Angeles

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The People’s Choice Awards are set for January 6th in Los Angeles. The awards show is the only major awards show where fans choose the nominees and winners across multiple genres of movies, music and television. Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM) will distribute the show internationally.

Voting to determine the nominees begins Tuesday, October 13, 2015 (10:00 AM, ET) at www.PeoplesChoice.com through Thursday, October 22, 2015 (11:59 PM, ET). The nominations announcement press conference, to be held on Tuesday, November 3, 2015 at the Paley Center for Media in Beverly Hills, will reveal the final nominees in all categories and launch the second phase of voting on the website and social platforms.

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LATFUSA.COM MAKES HISTORY WITH THE 1st HOLLYWOOD BEAUTY AWARDS

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On Sunday, February 15th, 2015, LATF (LA TV FILM) hosted the very first annual Hollywood Beauty Awards, honoring the real heroes of the red carpet and benefiting Children’s Hospital Los Angeles.

K-EARTH 101’s radio star Lisa Stanley emceed the beautiful black-tie event at the legendary Fonda Theatre in Hollywood. The HBAs bring long overdue recognition, appreciation and applause to the creative artisans, craftsman and miracle workers who, not only create, sculpt and hone a star’s public persona, but infuse their every red carpet appearance, photo-shoot and even the quickest paparazzi shot, with a little bit of that special Hollywood glamour. Celebrity Makeup Artists, Hairstylists, Photographers, etc. From the studio to the red carpet and back again, they are the artists who paint the town beautiful and make Hollywood one of the most talked about cities in the world.

Oscar winning actress, Jane Fonda presented an Outstanding Achievement Award for Makeup to Bernadine M. Anderson, the first African-American woman to break into the Local 706. Ms. Fonda and Ms. Anderson reunited decades later, after working together for eight years on award-winning films. The distinguished, Sir Patrick Stewart (“Star Trek,” “X-Men”) gave a heart-felt speech, honoring Hollywood makeup royalty, Michael Westmore. Mr. Westmore worked on “Star Trek” for its entire 18 year run. In one of the most touching moments of the night, the vibrant Jenifer Lewis (“Black-ish,” “Think Like A Man Too”) impromptu sang “His Eye On The Sparrow” to Hairstyling honoree, Julia L. Walker, with whom she worked on films such as, “Sister Act” and “The Temptations.” Actress, Bai Ling presented Martin Samuel (“Pirates of the Caribbean,” “Evita”) with the Outstanding Achievement in Hairstyling Award, whom she worked with on “Wild Wild West.” One of the most famous celebrity photographers, Harry Langdon, who’s shot countless superstars, was presented with the Outstanding Achievement In Photography Award by Golden Globe nominated actress, Morgan Fairchild (“Flamingo Road,” “Friends”).

Hit recording-artist, Tommy Roe (“Dizzy,” “Sheila”) presented The Timeless Beauty Award to Barbara Eden (“I Dream of Jeanie,” “Harper Valley PTA”). Greg Finley (“The Flash”), Graham Patrick Martin (“TNT’s Major Crimes”) presented The New Beauty Award to Meagan Tandy (MTV’s “Teen Wolf”), Virginia Gardner (“Project Almanac”), Constance Wu (ABC’s “Fresh Off The Boat”)

Dayna Devon (“Extra), Nia Peeples (“Pretty Little Liars,” “The Young And The Restless”) and Carla Gonzalez (Miss United Nation International) announced the winners in each competing category.

Three established nominees COMPETED in the honoree categories of hair, makeup and photography).

WINNERS:

BERNADINE M. ANDERSON FOR MAKEUP
Autumn Moultrie (WINNER)
Carola Gonzalez
Shannon Pezzetta

MICHAEL WESTMORE AWARD FOR MAKEUP
Thuy Pham (WINNER)
Gregory Arlt (WINNER)
Billy B.

JULIA L. WALKER AWARD FOR HAIRSTYLING
Marcia Hamilton (WINNER)
Rhonda O’Neal
Vanessa Heshima Sims

MARTIN SAMUEL AWARD FOR HAIRSTYLING:
Lea Journo (WINNER)
Sean James
Stephanie Hobgood

HARRY LANGDON AWARD FOR PHOTOGRAPHY
Emmanuelle Choussy (WINNER)
Alberto Tolot
Lionel Deluy

ABOUT LATF & THE 1st HOLLYWOOD BEAUTY AWARDS

Michele Elyzabeth, CEO of LATF & President of the 1st HOLLYWOOD BEAUTY AWARDS stated, “It was a memorable night. I was impressed with the mega-stars who joined us to celebrate the architects of beauty. I look forward to next year and building the HBAs into LA Beauty Week.”

Pamela Price, Vice President of LATF & Executive Producer of the 1st HOLLYWOOD BEAUTY AWARDS stated, “I knew that this would be a success but I was truly touched by the gratitude and heartfelt speeches from the honorees and nominees.”

Otis Stokes, President of LATF, Producer.

Deborah Bauer, Special Projects Director.

LATF (LA TV FILM) is a daily news site and monthly online magazine, covering entertainment and  lifestyle content worldwide, from beauty to fashion, film, TV, music, travel, etc. “No gossip, just news.”

SOURCE: www.latfusa.com

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View inside the 1st Annual Hollywood Beauty Awards : Sunday, February 15, 2015 at the Fonda Theatre