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Russell Simmons’ All Def Digital to Host First Awards Show

5 hours ago | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

All Def Digital (Add), a multi-platform hip-hop and youth culture brand, will hold its first ever All Def Digital Awards.

The new media network — which was created by hip-hop mogul Russell Simmons — will hold its inaugural event Feb. 24 at Hollywood’s Chinese Theatre. Tony Rock, the actor-comedian brother of 2016 Oscars host Chris Rock, will host the show.

Beasts of No Nation,” “Chi-Raq,” “Creed,” “Dope” and “Straight Outta Compton” are among the All Def Digital Awards nominees for best picture, which members of the public can vote for online through midnight on Feb. 23. The winner of the most quoted movie category will also be determined by online votes. Remaining categories include best actor, best actress and best director as well as non-traditional categories like best bad muh f–ka, best helpful white person and best black survivor in a movie.

The awards ceremony will feature a black carpet, a special music »

- Alyssa Sage

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Russell Simmons’ All Def Movie Awards Set To Brings Laughs & Honor Oscars Snubs

5 hours ago | Deadline | See recent Deadline news »

Days before the 88th Academy Awards, Russell Simmons’ multi-platform digital entertainment outfit All Def Digital is injecting some much needed levity into the conversation about Hollywood’s diversity problem with the All Def Movie Awards, a live event hosted by Tony Rock, (yes, Oscar-host Chris Rock’s brother) happening February 24 at the TLC Chinese Theater. The event will throw some shade the Oscars’ way, while also recognizing some of 2015’s best films. They’re “not… »

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Russell Simmons' All Def Digital Announces First-Ever All Def Movie Awards Hosted By Tony Rock to Coincide with Oscars

8 hours ago | ShadowAndAct | See recent ShadowAndAct news »

Russell SimmonsAll Def Digital (Add) network has announced the first-ever All Def Movie Awards, which will take place just days before the Oscars, at the World Famous Tcl Chinese 6 Theatres. The live event will be held on February 24 and hosted by Tony Rock - as in Chris Rock's brother; the same Chris Rock who is hosting the Oscars. Awards will be recognized by members of the All Def Academy, who today announced the following films will compete for Best Picture of 2015: - "Beasts of No Nation" - "Chi-Raq" - "Concussion" - "Creed" - "Dope" - "Straight Outta Compton"  Members of the public can »

- Tambay A. Obenson

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Russell Simmons Launches All Def Movie Awards: ‘Not the Black Oscars, But They Could Be’

8 hours ago | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Russell Simmons‘ emerging video programming brand All Def Digital is hosting the first-ever All Def Movie Awards on Feb. 24 — just days before the Oscars — and the live event will be hosted by Tony Rock, the younger brother of Oscars host Chris Rock. Awards will be recognized by members of the All Def Academy, who announced that the nominees for Best Picture of 2015 are “Beasts of No Nation,” “Chi-Raq,” “Concussion,” “Creed,” “Dope” and “Straight Outta Compton” — all of which were snubbed in the major categories at the Oscars aside from “Creed” star Sylvester Stallone and the »

- Jeff Sneider

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Oscars to List the Winners' Thank Yous On-Screen: Brilliant or a Boondoggle?

9 February 2016 5:25 PM, PST | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

The Oscars are taking a new approach to avoid that dreaded moment when the play-off music cuts short a meaningful acceptance speech.

VideosChris Rock Shares Promo for Oscars — Aka ‘The White Bet Awards’

Rather than leaving winners to rattle off the names of their significant others, agents, managers, pet groomers, etcetera, nominees for the 88th Academy Awards (airing Feb. 28 on ABC) are being invited to submit in advance a list of people they would like to thank should they win.

The names provided by the winner will then be displayed on a scroll across the bottom of the screen »

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See the Oscar Class Photo of 2016

8 February 2016 5:13 PM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Some of Hollywood’s biggest stars gathered for Monday’s Oscar luncheon, with the nominees posing at the end for the annual Oscar class photo.

Jennifer Lawrence, Leonardo DiCaprio, Lady Gaga, Matt Damon and Alejandro G. Inarritu were among those in attendance at the event, which took place at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in L.A. Monday’s get-together marked the 35th edition of the luncheon.

The event was hosted by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences’ board of governors. In the photo, acting nominees Mark Ruffalo, Charlotte Rampling, Eddie Redmayne, Brie Larson, Sylvester Stallone, Saoirse Ronan, Bryan Cranston, Rachel McAdams, Rooney Mara, Alicia Vikander and Jennifer Jason Leigh can be spotted with a close eye.

Directors Steven Spielberg, George Miller and Ridley Scott also posed for the photo.

Along with Gaga, fellow music nominees Sam Smith, Diane Warren and the Weeknd were in attendance.

The 88th Oscars will be held Feb. »

- Variety Staff

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Oscar Telecast Will Be ‘Most Diverse Ever,’ Says Producer at Luncheon

8 February 2016 5:01 PM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

This year’s Oscar show “will be the most diverse ever,” producer David Hill told Variety on Monday at the Oscar nominees luncheon. Despite the lack of acting nominees of color — which the Academy has no control over — Hill and fellow Academy Awards producer Reginald Hudlin have been working since September to make sure the Oscars “will have true diversity and will represent what the world looks like.”

The remarks were made at the 35th annual event at the Beverly Hilton Hotel. Hudlin said that an Oscar nomination is “an amazing moment in the life of any nominee,” and that the lunch is intended to celebrate their accomplishments.

They agreed that it’s crucial for the entire film industry to attain inclusion, but there is also room to celebrate the great film work of 2015, which been somewhat overshadowed in the past month. Or, as Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences »

- Tim Gray and Margaret Lenker

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Oscars 2016: Steve Golin Produces Dual Nominations For ‘Spotlight,’ ‘Revenant’

8 February 2016 10:00 AM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Only eight of 307 films eligible for this year’s best picture Oscar scored nominations and producer Steve Golin was lucky enough to produce two of them. The founder and CEO of Anonymous Content is up for “The Revenant” and “Spotlight,” which scored a combined 18 noms overall. Golin has also found success in television producing USA’s breakout drama “Mr. Robot,” which recently won two Golden Globes. Variety talked with Golin about the awards season and juggling a pair of picture candidates.

You’re up for dual best picture nominations, how much extra work is that during awards season?

It’s been a lot of work, obviously doing Q&As on both movies, events and all that. It’s a high class problem for sure, but it has been a little bit more with both movies.

How do you make sure you’re giving equal attention to both campaigns?

I’m not running the campaigns. »

- Margaret Lenker

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Directors Guild of America Awards 2016: Complete list of winners (and nominees)

6 February 2016 6:55 PM, PST | Gold Derby | See recent Gold Derby news »

Winners of the 68th annual edition of the Directors Guild of America Awards were revealed on Saturday (Feb. 6) in a ceremony at the Hyatt Regency in Los Angeles. This year, the DGA introduced a new award for first-time feature film directors, allowing non-guild members to contend (unlike the WGA). And a slew of famous names from in front of the camera reaped bids for their helming of various TV programs in 2015. Amy Schumer is nominated for directing herself in an episode of "Inside Amy Schumer" while Chris Rock reaped a bid for his oversight of her stand-up special "Live From the Apollo." And Oscar nominees Angela Bassett and Paul Haggis number among those contending for their helming of telefilms "Whitney" and "Show Me a Hero" respectively.  See the complete list of winners (and nominees) below. -Break- Refresh page for most up-to-date results Subscribe to Gold Derby Breaking News Alerts & Experts’ La. »

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Oscar Parties 2016: The Best Invites (Updating)

6 February 2016 7:40 AM, PST | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

This guide to Oscar parties will be updated on an ongoing basis until the week of the big event. It is a good thing 2016 is a leap year. The bleary morning after the Oscars, the quadrennial February 29, will be a recovery day after nominees, their teams, partners, and co-celebrants dry out after a week spent celebrating the Academy Awards. Before and after the Chris Rock-hosted telecast on February 28, industry festivities will spread from Hollywood to the beach. Here is TheWrap’s navigational guide. Wednesday, February 24 Stevie Wonder Performs at Global Green Mr. C Beverly Hills Wednesday, February 24 Two guys who will both. »

- Mikey Glazer

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Chris Rock Talks About 2016 Oscars, Diversity and Black Actresses' Challenges in Hollywood

4 February 2016 8:34 AM, PST | E! Online | See recent E! Online news »

Before the 2016 Oscars' diversity controversy, host Chris Rock had long spoken out about racial issues in America and he recently brought up another "real problem" in Hollywood. The 50-year-old comedian and actor was among the first celebs to comment publicly on the lack of diversity among this year's acting nominees. One of the most vocal critics is Jada Pinkett Smith, who posted an online video vowing to boycott the Oscars. Oscar winner Lupita Nyong'o told E! News that "what we are calling for, asking for, is for there to be inclusion in the kinds of stories that are being told in the first place." "I've never done a movie, any movie, »

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Halle Berry Breaks Silence About Oscar Diversity Controversy: 'It's Heartbreaking'

2 February 2016 2:10 PM, PST | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Halle Berry, the only African-American actress to win an Academy Award for Best Actress, is finally opening up about the Oscar diversity controversy. Addressing what she called "the elephant in the room" at the 2016 Makers Conference on Tuesday, Berry told reporters that she is "heartbroken" with the continued lack of representation African-Americans receive in Hollywood. When she won Best Actress for Monsters Ball in 2001, Berry says, "I believed that in that moment, that when I said [in my acceptance speech], 'The door tonight has been opened,' I believed that with every bone in my body that this was going to incite change because this door, »

- Michael Miller, @write_miller

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Halle Berry Breaks Silence About Oscar Diversity Controversy: 'It's Heartbreaking'

2 February 2016 2:10 PM, PST | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Halle Berry, the only African-American actress to win an Academy Award for Best Actress, is finally opening up about the Oscar diversity controversy. Addressing what she called "the elephant in the room" at the 2016 Makers Conference on Tuesday, Berry told reporters that she is "heartbroken" with the continued lack of representation African-Americans receive in Hollywood. When she won Best Actress for Monsters Ball in 2001, Berry says, "I believed that in that moment, that when I said [in my acceptance speech], 'The door tonight has been opened,' I believed that with every bone in my body that this was going to incite change because this door, »

- Michael Miller, @write_miller

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Oscar host Chris Rock faces unprecedented pressure to balance comedy and commentary

2 February 2016 12:39 PM, PST | Gold Derby | See recent Gold Derby news »

Has the host for an Oscar telecast ever been under more pressure than this year’s Chris Rock? More pressure than usual, that is. The task, beginning with the monologue, is always hard and, except for David Letterman, the hosts have always taken the comedy assignment seriously. Rock had begun working on his monologue long before the nominations were announced on Jan. 14, prompting outrage and calls for him to join Spike Lee, Will Smith and others in a boycott of the Feb. 28 show. -Break- Subscribe to Gold Derby Breaking News Alerts & Experts’ Latest Oscar Predictions “Easy for them to say,” Rock might have said.  All they would have had to do is put on a tux and show up. He would have to break a contract and miss the opportunity to seduce a global audience of about a billion people. The question now, as he retrofits his monologue to address »

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Priyanka Chopra to present Oscars this year

1 February 2016 10:51 PM, PST | indicine | See recent indicine news »

Actress Priyanka Chopra, who is now an international sensational, will be presenting the Academy Awards also known as the Oscars.

An update on the official Academy Awards website read: Oscars producers David Hill and Reginald Hudlin announced today the second slate of presenters for the 88th Oscars telecast. The Oscars, hosted by Chris Rock, will air live Oscar Sunday, February 28.Read More »

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Margot Robbie, Kerry Washington, Reese Witherspoon Among Second Group Of Presenters For 88th Oscars

1 February 2016 6:22 PM, PST | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

Oscars producers David Hill and Reginald Hudlin announced today the second slate of presenters for the 88th Oscars telecast. The Oscars, hosted by Chris Rock, will air live Oscar Sunday, February 28, on ABC.

The presenters, including Oscar winners and nominees, are:

Steve Carell

Priyanka Chopra

Quincy Jones

Byung-hun Lee

Jared Leto

Julianne Moore

Olivia Munn

Margot Robbie

Jason Segel

Andy Serkis

J.K. Simmons

Kerry Washington

Reese Witherspoon

“These artists have enriched the international moviegoing experience with a range of memorable work from the comic to the profound,” Hudlin and Hill said. “In the process, they have won over millions of fans, and we count ourselves among them.”

The 88th Oscars will be held on Sunday, February 28, at the Dolby Theatre® at Hollywood & Highland Center in Hollywood, and will be televised live by the ABC Television Network at 7 p.m. Et/4 p.m. Pt. The Oscar presentation also will »

- Michelle McCue

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John Cleese Says That Political Correctness Has Ruined Comedy

1 February 2016 3:04 PM, PST | Cinelinx | See recent Cinelinx news »

 Legendary comedian John Cleese has weighed in on the tumultuous controversy about how political correctness is spoiling comedy. He fears that oversensitivity could lead to an “Orwellian” society where ideas are not freely exchanged.

 John Cleese was the co-creator of Monty Python, the greatest comedy ensemble of all time, as well as the mastermind behind Fawlty Towers, one of the funniest sitcoms ever made. He’s experienced his share of controversy, such as the backlash he received when he and his Python partners released The Life of Brian. Now he’s wading hip-deep into another controversy.

 In an interview for the website Big Think, the 76 year old Cleese expressed his thoughts on the current state of entertainment and media where hyper-sensitive, easily offended people are ruining the party for everyone. He feels comedy is an important part of society because it points to the foibles of our culture and that »

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Steve Carell, Kerry Washington and Olivia Munn Among Second Group of Oscar Presenters & Performers

1 February 2016 1:15 PM, PST | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Steve Carell, Olivia Munn and Kerry Washington are among the second group of presenters and performers announced for the 88th Academy Awards. Other names on the list include Reese Witherspoon, Jared Leto, Julianne Moore, Margot Robbie, J.K. Simmons and Quincy Jones. "These artists have enriched the international moviegoing experience with a range of memorable work from the comic to the profound," Oscars producers David Hill and Reginald Hudlin said in a statement. "In the process, they have won over millions of fans, and we count ourselves among them." International stars like Indian actress Priyanka Chopra and South Korean actor Byung-hun Lee »

- Michael Miller, @write_miller

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Steve Carell, Kerry Washington and Olivia Munn Among Second Group of Oscar Presenters & Performers

1 February 2016 1:15 PM, PST | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Steve Carell, Olivia Munn and Kerry Washington are among the second group of presenters and performers announced for the 88th Academy Awards. Other names on the list include Reese Witherspoon, Jared Leto, Julianne Moore, Margot Robbie, J.K. Simmons and Quincy Jones. "These artists have enriched the international moviegoing experience with a range of memorable work from the comic to the profound," Oscars producers David Hill and Reginald Hudlin said in a statement. "In the process, they have won over millions of fans, and we count ourselves among them." International stars like Indian actress Priyanka Chopra and South Korean actor Byung-hun Lee »

- Michael Miller, @write_miller

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Hey, Chris Rock: Steal these Oscar jokes!

1 February 2016 10:05 AM, PST | Gold Derby | See recent Gold Derby news »

Last year Gold Derby presented Oscar host Neil Patrick Harris with a list of suggested jokes. They were traditional Academy Award jokes – designed to poke fun at the nominees without being malicious. Remember, those people are incredibly nervous at the start of ceremony. The right opening monologue can help to break the tension, and put the nominees at ease. That sets the tone for the rest of the show. But Mr. Harris and his team ignored our gags. And will he ever emcee the Oscars again? Fortunately, our good pal Chris Rock is hosting this year. Chris, the last time you and I spoke, I told you what a great job you did in 2005. You were hysterical. This year, we know that you can be even better. So here are some complimentary Oscar jokes just for you, courtesy of Gold Derby. Use as many of them as you want. And »

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