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Academy Changes Rules For Animated Feature Oscar Category

20 May 2013 11:44 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

The Board of Governors of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has approved the rules for next year's Oscars, with the most significant change affecting the Animated Feature Film category. In that category, a new rule designates a maximum of two award recipients, one of whom must have a producer credit.  "The director and/or key creative individual shall continue to be a recipient, and in the circumstance of a two-person team with shared and equal director credit, a third statuette may be awarded," The Academy noted. This year, a film with two director credits -- "Brave" (shared by Mark Andrews and Brenda Chapman) -- won the Oscar, and both Andrews and Chapman took a statuette. However, producer Katherine Sarafian did not. Previously announced rules changes for the 86th Academy Awards include allowing members to see the nominated documentary shorts and foreign language films either at a theatrical screening or on DVD. »

- Peter Knegt

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Oscars 2013: The few, the proud, the redheaded

13 February 2013 1:53 PM, PST | EW - Inside Movies | See recent EW.com - Inside Movies news »

If you want to stand out on the red carpet, red hair isn’t always the easiest accessory.

However misguided it may be, ginger locks are frequently regarded as somewhat of a hinderance. Terms like clashing and matching suddenly start getting thrown around — a sartorial burden that doesn’t regularly afflict ravens, brunettes, blondes, whites, or grays.

But this awards season proves that any “restrictions” on options for the scarlet-haired can be broken, with three striking redheads making their fashion presence felt.

And the most striking of all isn’t even a real person.

Zero Dark Thirty director Kathryn Bigelow »

- Lindsey Bahr

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Pixar Director and Producer Put on 'Brave' Face Again Half-Year After Film's Release

11 February 2013 9:12 PM, PST | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

Recently, I met up for an hour-long lunch in Los Angeles with Mark Andrews and Katherine Sarafian, the DGA-nominated co-director (with Brenda Chapman) and PGA-nominated producer, respectively, of Pixar's animated feature Brave. The summer blockbuster won the best animated feature film Golden Globe last month and the best animated film BAFTA Award this month, and is nominated for -- and stands a good chance of winning -- the best animated feature Oscar, which will be presented on Feb. 24. During our time together we talked about their lives, careers and the challenges they faced while making the first

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- Scott Feinberg

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Prometheus VFX Supervisor Richard Stammers Talks Collaborating with Ridley Scott, The Counselor, and Bryan Singer’s X-men: Days Of Future Past

6 February 2013 3:41 PM, PST | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

While some had issues with Ridley Scott's Prometheus (I thought it was great), I've never heard a bad word about the visual effects.  At last night's Ves Awards (visual effects), I got to speak with Prometheus Visual Effects Supervisor Richard Stammers.  We talked about collaborating with Ridley Scott, which shot was the hardest to get right, the mixed reaction to the movie, and more.  In addition, Stammers talked about what visual effects work he's doing on Scott's next film The Counselor, and revealed he's working on Bryan Singer's X-Men: Days of Future Past.  Of course, I asked if he's started developing Sentinels.  Hit the jump for what he had to say. Richard Stammers Time Index: :13 Talks collaborating with Ridley Scott on Prometheus. :54 What was the hardest shot to get right? Talks about creating the Engineer holograms. 1:53 Talks about the mixed reaction to the movie. 2: »

- Steve 'Frosty' Weintraub

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Director Mark Andrews and Producer Katherine Sarafian Talk Brave, What They Learned Through the Production Process, and More at the Ves Awards

6 February 2013 3:41 PM, PST | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

Over the past year, we've interviewed director Mark Andrews and producer Katherine Sarafian for Brave a number of times.  Each time they've been great to us and last night on the red carpet at the Ves Awards (visual effects) was no different.  During our brief chat we talked about what the past few months have been like, being nominated, what's been the biggest surprise to them throughout the whole development, production, and promotion process, future projects, and I try to find out if Pixar could make a Star Wars movie.  Hit the jump for what they had to say. Mark Andrews and Katherine Sarafian Time Index: :09 Talk about being nominated for the ceremony. :30 The long process of release, promotion, the DVD, etc. 1:33 What’s been the big surprise throughout the whole process? Talk about tools that can be used in new ways to make their process faster. »

- Steve 'Frosty' Weintraub

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Visual Effects Society announces annual award winners

6 February 2013 1:21 PM, PST | IF.com.au | See recent IF.com.au news »

Life of Pi has taken the top prize at the Visual Effects Society Awards, tying with Brave and Game of Thrones with four awards in total.

Among its awards, Life of Pi was honored for Outstanding Visual Effects in a Visual Effects-Driven Feature Motion Picture, while director Ang Lee also received the Ves Visionary Award, presented by visual effects designer Dennis Muren. Actor Harrison Ford also presented veteran visual effects supervisor Richard Edlund with the Ves Lifetime Achievement Award.

Disney-Pixar's Brave scooped the animated film categories while HBO series Game of Thrones dominated the TV categories.

However, Australian effects company Fuel VFX lost out in both categories it was nominated in: Outstanding Visual Effects in a Visual Effects-Driven Feature Motion Picture and Outstanding Compositing in a Feature Motion Picture for its work on Prometheus (both categories won by Life of Pi).

The Winners

Outstanding Visual Effects in a Visual Effects-Driven »

- Brendan Swift

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Oscar Front-Runner: "Argo" Tops Producers Guild of America (PGA) Winners!

27 January 2013 12:30 AM, PST | Manny the Movie Guy | See recent Manny the Movie Guy news »

Oh yes it still hurts that Ben Affleck was not given a Best Director Oscar nomination, yet his fantastic film "Argo" continues its ascension to Oscar glory! The film took home the top prize at the Producers Guild of America Awards taking home the Darryl F. Zanuck Award for Outstanding Producer of Theatrical Motion Pictures.

So guess which film will win the Oscar Best Picture? Yup, it will be "Argo!" Why? Well, Hollywood really loves movies about them and "Argo" is about a movie of a fake movie in order to help free some Americans trapped in Iran during the hostage crisis.

And, the PGA award is a significant Academy Awards precursor. Only seven times in 24 years has the PGA winner failed to win a Best Picture Oscar. So "Argo" has a strong chance.

I'm also happy that "Searching for Sugar Man" won the Documentary category, and not so happy »

- Manny

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Producers Guild of America Awards announce winners

26 January 2013 8:25 PM, PST | Hollywoodnews.com | See recent Hollywoodnews.com news »

Tonight the Producers Guild of America (PGA) announced this year’s winning motion picture and television productions at the 24th Annual Producers Guild Awards ceremony held at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Los Angeles. In addition to the competitive awards, the PGA recognized several producers with honorary awards including Bob and Harvey Weinstein (Milestone Award), Tim Bevan and Eric Fellner (David O. Selznick Achievement Award in Theatrical Motion Pictures), J.J. Abrams (Norman Lear Achievement Award in Television), Russell Simmons (Visionary Award), and Bully (Stanley Kramer Award). The 2013 Producers Guild Awards were chaired by Michael De Luca. The 2013 Producers Guild nominated films and television programs are listed below in alphabetical order by category, along with producers. The producers’ names for each nominated production are listed in alphabetical order and may not reflect the order of screen credits. The winners are indicated in bold and with an asterisk (*). The theatrical motion picture »

- vmblog@hollywoodnews.com (Vitale Morum)

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Visual Effects Society Reveals Nominees of 11th Annual Ves Awards

8 January 2013 12:38 PM, PST | Manny the Movie Guy | See recent Manny the Movie Guy news »

The Visual Effects Society has announced the nominees for their 11th Annual Ves Awards. From film to animation to television to commercials and video games, the Ves Awards honor the outstanding visual effects artistry.

"Life of Pi's" Ang Lee will be honored with the Visionary Award. Winners will be announced on Tuesday, February 5, at the Beverly Hilton.

Here's the complete list of nominees; for winners/nominees of other award-giving bodies, click here:

Outstanding Visual Effects in a Visual Effects-Driven Feature Motion Picture

The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey

Joe Letteri

Eileen Moran

Eric Saindon

Kevin L. Sherwood

Prometheus

Paul Butterworth

Charley Henley

Allen Maris

Richard Stammers

Life of Pi

Thomas Fisher

Susan Macleod

Guillaume Rocheron

Bill Westenhofer

The Avengers

Susan Pickett

Janek Sirrs

Jeff White

Guy Williams

Battleship

Grady Cofer

Pablo Helman

Jeanie King

Glen Mcintosh

Outstanding Supporting Visual Effects in a Feature Motion Picture

Rust and Bone

Béatrice Bauwens »

- Manny

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Fuel VFX receives Visual Effects Society award nominations

7 January 2013 7:21 PM, PST | IF.com.au | See recent IF.com.au news »

Fuel VFX has received two award nominations from the Visual Effects Society.

The.peer-voted accolade for the company's work on Ridley Scott.s Prometheus follows the near-collapse of the VFX house, which was saved in October 2012 when Animal Logic acquired its assets.

Fuel co-founder Paul Butterworth was nominated for .Outstanding Visual Effects in a Visual Effects-Driven Feature Motion Picture. for Prometheus (alongside non-Fuel nominations Charley Henley, Allen Maris and Richard Stammers).

The Fuel team of Xavier Bourque, Sam Cole, Simone Riginell and Denis Scolan - representing the hard work of all 16 compositors who worked on the film at the company - were nominated for Prometheus (Engineers & the Orrery) in the "Outstanding Compositing in a Feature Motion Picture" category.

Fuel has also provided effects on a number of Marvel films including Thor and Captain America: The First Avenger. Fuel continues to run from its Newtown, Sydney-based offices where Animal Logic »

- Brendan Swift

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2013 Producers Guild of America Film and TV Award Nominations

5 January 2013 8:00 AM, PST | GeekTyrant | See recent GeekTyrant news »

Earlier this week The Producers Guild of America (PGA) announced the nominations for their annual awards for theatrical motion picture, animated motion picture and long-form television nominations for the 2013 Producers Guild Awards.

This was an incredible year for films, and most of the movies nominated here deserve to be. Out of all the films listed here, I'd like to see Zero Dark Thirty or Silver Linings Playbook take the top prize for motion picture, Paranorman for animated film, Game of Thrones for TV drama, and Curb Your Enthusiasm for TV Comedy. In case you missed them, here they are! Look them over and let us know what films you'd like to see win!

Ten nominations in the theatrical motion picture category include:

Argo (Warner Bros.)

Beasts of the Southern Wild (Fox Searchlight)

Django Unchained (The Weinstein Company)

Life of Pi (20th Century Fox)

Lincoln (DreamWorks)

Les Misérables (Universal)

Moonrise Kingdom »

- Joey Paur

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24th Annual Producers Guild Awards Nominations Include Argo, Lincoln, Zero Dark Thirty

3 January 2013 1:02 PM, PST | Filmofilia | See recent Filmofilia news »

The Producers Guild of America has revealed the 10 films Wednesday nominated for the Darryl F. Zanuck producer of the year award for theatrical motion pictures.

From A to Z – literally, from Argo to Zero Dark Thirty, the nominees include the year final contenders Lincoln, Life of Pi, Les Miserables and Django Unchained as well as the producers of Beasts of the Southern Wild, Moonrise Kingdom, Silver Linings Playbook and Skyfall, the 23rd and most successful James Bond movie.

Skyfall is also the first James Bond movie that has earned a nomination.

In the animated film producer’s category are the producers of Brave, Frankenweenie, ParaNorman, Rise of the Guardians and Wreck-It-Ralph.

The Producers Guild Awards will be handed out at a ceremony in Los Angeles on January 26th and will be a closely watched indicator of Oscar sentiment. Eight of the movies are also in the running for best picture »

- Nick Martin

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2013 PGA Nominations Announced

3 January 2013 6:20 AM, PST | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

The awards that have absolutely nothing to do with golf, the PGA (Producers Guild Of America) awards nominations have just been announced over in the USA, and once again a few familiar movies are standing out with voters. Ben Affleck’s Argo and the superb Beasts Of The Southern Wild lead the way, along with Lincoln, my personal fave Silver Linings Playbook and Skyfall also in the offing.

In the animated feature category, Brave, Frankenweenie, Wreck-it-Ralph, Paranorman and Rise Of The Guardians all on the list, while Breaking Bad and Britain’s own Downton Abbey were featured in the TV (Drama) list, and 30 Rock and Curb Your Enhusiasm both in the TV (Comedy) category.

The movie nominations give a great foresight into who may be included in the Best Picture Oscar category, so keep ‘em peeled on who wins what when the gongs for the PGAs are dished out »

- Paul Heath

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Skyfall's nod from Producers Guild of America creates Oscar buzz

3 January 2013 5:51 AM, PST | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

Daniel Craig's third outing as James Bond nominated for prize traditionally regarded as Academy Awards signpost

The latest James Bond film, Skyfall, could be making a late run for recognition at this year's Oscars after being named among the top 10 films of 2012 by the Producers Guild of America (PGA).

The guild also named awards season frontrunners Argo, Les Miserables, Lincoln and Silver Linings Playbook in its list of nominees for the Darryl F Zanuck award for outstanding producer of theatrical motion pictures.

Most of the other contenders have also been feted by various critics' groups in the runup to the Academy Awards at the Dolby theatre in Hollywood, Los Angeles, on 24 February. Quentin Tarantino's blood-spattered spaghetti western homage, Django Unchained, is starting to look a good bet for Oscar nominations after picking up another nod in the wake of its five Golden Globe nominations last month.

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- Ben Child

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'ParaNorman' 'Django' and 'Skyfall' Score PGA Nominations

2 January 2013 3:46 PM, PST | NextMovie | See recent NextMovie news »

Finally, some love for the animated movie about the kid who sees dead people!

Dissed by the Golden Globes and other official accolade-givers so far, "ParaNorman" has emerged as the number-one champion of the Producers Guild Awards nominations. Then again, we're not sure how much credit we should give to an organization that also nominated "Rise of the Guardians" in the same category, but still, it's the thought that counts.

Non-animated nominees include "Skyfall" (also oddly shunned by the Golden Globes, except for that terrific Adele theme song) and a bunch of predictable choices such as "Les Miserables," "Lincoln," "Argo" and "Zero Dark Thirty." Meanwhile, it's good to see the "Django" love spreading, and any further support for "Life of Pi" and "Moonrise Kingdom" is okay in our book.

The complete list of the nominated films for 2013 is below. The winners of the 24th Annual PGA Awards will be announced on Saturday, »

- Bryan Enk

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"Skyfall" Receives Producers Guild Awards Nomination! See Full Nominees List Including Television

2 January 2013 3:44 PM, PST | Manny the Movie Guy | See recent Manny the Movie Guy news »

The Producers Guild of America (PGA) has announced the nominees in both motion picture and television for the 24th Annual Producers Guild Awards. "Skyfall" made the cut as one of the nominees of the Darryl F. Zanuck Award for Outstanding Producer of Theatrical Motion Pictures.

Winners will be announced on January 26th at the Beverly Hilton Hotel.

Here's the complete list of nominees (including television); for winners/nominees of other award-giving bodies, click here:

Theatrical Motion Picture Nominees

The Darryl F. Zanuck Award for Outstanding Producer of Theatrical Motion Pictures

.Argo. (Warner Bros.)

Producers: Ben Affleck, George Clooney, Grant Heslov

.Beasts of the Southern Wild. (Fox Searchlight Pictures)

Producers: Michael Gottwald, Dan Janvey, Josh Penn

.Django Unchained. (The Weinstein Company)

Producers: Reginald Hudlin, Pilar Savone, Stacey Sher

.Les Misérables. (Universal Pictures)

Producers: Tim Bevan & Eric Fellner, Debra Hayward, Cameron Mackintosh

.Life of Pi. (Fox 2000 Pictures)

Producers: Ang Lee, Gil Netter, »

- Manny

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2013 Producers Guild Awards Nominations – Lincoln, Les Miserables, Argo, Skyfall Among Films Nominated

2 January 2013 2:53 PM, PST | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

No Dark Knight Rises, Batman fans.

The Producers Guild of America (PGA) announced today the motion picture and long-form television nominations for the 24th Annual Producers Guild Awards. The categories include: The Darryl F. Zanuck Award for Outstanding Producer of Theatrical Motion Pictures; The Award for Outstanding Producer of Animated Theatrical Motion Pictures; and The David L. Wolper Award for Outstanding Producer of Long-Form Television. The documentary film category and other television category nominations were already announced by the Guild in November 2012.

All 2013 Producers Guild Award winners will be announced on January 26th at the Beverly Hilton Hotel. This year, the Producers Guild will also present special honors to Bob and Harvey Weinstein (Milestone Award), Tim Bevan and Eric Fellner (David O. Selznick Achievement Award in Theatrical Motion Pictures), J.J. Abrams (Norman Lear Achievement Award in Television), Russell Simmons (Visionary Award) and Bully (Stanley Kramer Award).

The 2013 Producers Guild Awards Chair is Michael De Luca. »

- Michelle McCue

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Producers Guild of America Nominees are…

2 January 2013 2:50 PM, PST | Hollywoodnews.com | See recent Hollywoodnews.com news »

The Producers Guild of America (PGA) announced today the motion picture and long-form television nominations for the 24th Annual Producers Guild Awards. The categories include: The Darryl F. Zanuck Award for Outstanding Producer of Theatrical Motion Pictures; The Award for Outstanding Producer of Animated Theatrical Motion Pictures; and The David L. Wolper Award for Outstanding Producer of Long-Form Television. The documentary film category and other television category nominations were already announced by the Guild in November 2012. All 2013 Producers Guild Award winners will be announced on January 26th at the Beverly Hilton Hotel. This year, the Producers Guild will also present special honors to Bob and Harvey Weinstein (Milestone Award), Tim Bevan and Eric Fellner (David O. Selznick Achievement Award in Theatrical Motion Pictures), J.J. Abrams (Norman Lear Achievement Award in Television), Russell Simmons (Visionary Award) and Bully (Stanley Kramer Award). The 2013 Producers Guild Awards Chair is Michael De Luca. The »

- mgblog@hollywoodnews.com (Marco Gama)

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'Skyfall' ranks on Producers Guild Awards list of top 10 nominees

2 January 2013 2:48 PM, PST | EW - Inside Movies | See recent EW.com - Inside Movies news »

The Producers Guild of America has announced its nominations for best productions of the year, in what is often looked to as an indicator for how the Academy Awards may go.

The guild selected 10 films — most of them common guesses for the group that could make up the Oscar list of the best films of 2012: Argo, Lincoln, Les Misérables, among others.

The one surprise: Skyfall. No 007 film has ever cracked the Best Picture list, but if this nomination is any indication, that could change when the Oscar nods are revealed Jan. 10.

Check out the full list …

The Darryl F. Zanuck »

- Anthony Breznican

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