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DGA Awards: ‘Birdman’ Wins Best Feature Film for Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu

7 February 2015 8:26 PM, PST | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Birdman” director Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu has won the Directors Guild of America top feature film award.

“I never expected to be here tonight talking to you — never,” a deeply moved Inarritu said in his acceptance speech Saturday night at the Century Plaza hotel in Los Angeles. “I am openly humbled.”

Alfonso Cuaron, who won last year’s DGA and Oscar for “Gravity,” made the presentation of the DGA’s top award to the audacious and surreal comedy-drama.

Inarritu, a native of Mexico, noted that filmmaking is unpredictable: “You can’t pick a sexual position that will turn out a certain kind of child.”

Inarritu credited the cast, led by Michael Keaton, along with producing partners John Lesher and James W. Skotchdopole.

“I’m just so thankful, thankful, thankful, thankful,” he concluded.

He won over Richard Linklater for “Boyhood,” Clint Eastwood for “American Sniper,” Morten Tydlum for “The Imitation Game” and »

- Dave McNary

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DGA Awards: ‘Transparent’ Wins Comedy Series Award

7 February 2015 8:26 PM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Amazon’s “Transparent” has won the Directors Guild of America award for comedy series for director Jill Soloway.

The win for “Transparent” comes a month after it won the comedy series trophy at the Golden Globes.

It topped “Louie,” “Modern Family,” “Orange Is the New Black”and  “Silicon Valley” and “Transparent.” “30 Rock” won the award last year.

Jane Lynch hosted the 67th annual DGA ceremonies at the Century Plaza.

Updated list of winners:

Feature Film

Wes Anderson

The Grand Budapest Hotel

Clint Eastwood

American Sniper

Alejandro G. IÑÁRRITU

Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)

Richard Linklater

Boyhood

Morten Tyldum

The Imitation Game

Dramatic Series

Dan Attias

Homeland, “13 Hours in Islamabad”

Jodie Foster

House of Cards, “Chapter 22″

Cary Joji Fukunaga

True Detective, “Who Goes There”

Lesli Linka Glatter

Homeland, “From A to B and Back Again”

Alex Graves

Game of Thrones, “The Children”

Comedy Series

Louis C.K.

Louie, “Elevator: Part »

- Dave McNary

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Producers Guild Redeems "The Lego Movie," "Life Itself"

26 January 2015 7:22 AM, PST | Manny the Movie Guy | See recent Manny the Movie Guy news »

Two films forgotten by the Academy, the animated adventure "The Lego Movie" and the Roger Ebert Documentary "Life Itself," triumphed at the recently concluded 2015 Producers Guild Awards.

"The Lego Movie" took home the Award for Outstanding Producer of Animated Theatrical Motion Pictures for producer Dan Lin while "Life Itself" won the Award for Outstanding Producer of Documentary Theatrical Motion Pictures for producers Garrett Basch, Steve James, and Zak Piper.

Meanwhile, Alejandro G. Iñárritu, John Lesher, and James W. Skotchdopole took the Oscar glitter away from Richard Linklater's "Boyhood" when "Birdman" was awarded the Darryl F. Zanuck Award for Outstanding Producer of Theatrical Motion Pictures.

The Oscars just got interesting! Will "Boyhood" triumph over "Birdman" at the Academy Awards?

In TV land, NBC was the big winner of the evening with two of their shows taking home trophies for Competition Television ("The Voice") and Live Entertainment & Talk Television ("The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon »

- Manny

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Birdman, The Lego Movie and Breaking Bad among the winners at the 2015 PGA Awards

25 January 2015 2:31 AM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

The road to the Oscars continued last night in Los Angeles as the Producers Guild of America presented the 2015 PGA Awards, with Birdman scooping the Darryl F. Zanuck Award for Outstanding Producer of Theatrical Motion Pictures.

Despite being snubbed by the Oscars, The Lego Movie was victorious in the Animated Theatrical Motion Pictures category, while the television winners including Breaking Bad (Episodic Television, Drama), Orange Is the New Black (Episodic Television, Comedy) and Fargo (Long-Form Television).

Check out a full list of the winners (highlighted in red) here…

Motion Pictures:

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

American Sniper (Warner Bros. Pictures)

Producers: Bradley Cooper, p.g.a., Clint Eastwood, p.g.a., Andrew Lazar, p.g.a., Robert Lorenz, p.g.a., Peter Morgan, p.g.a.

Birdman (Fox Searchlight Pictures)

Producers: Alejandro G. Iñárritu, John Lesher, James W. Skotchdopole

Boyhood (IFC Films)

Producers: Richard Linklater, »

- Gary Collinson

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‘Birdman’ Wins Producers Guild Award for Best Movie

24 January 2015 8:18 PM, PST | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Birdman” has won the Producers Guild of America’s Darryl F. Zanuck Award for best movie — elevating its status as an awards-season front-runner since the last seven PGA winners have gone on to win the Best Picture Oscar.Fox Searchlight’s dark comedy, starring Michael Keaton as a washed-up film star, topped “American Sniper,’ “Boyhood,” “Foxcatcher,” “Gone Girl,” “Grand Budapest Hotel,” “The Imitation Game,” “Nightcrawler,” “The Theory of Everything” and “Whiplash.”

Boyhood” had been the consensus favorite to win the PGA trophy — based on voting by more than 6,700 PGA members — with “American Sniper,” “Birdman” and “Imitation Game” pegged as the most likely to score an upset.

See More: Analysis: ‘Birdman’ Adds Plot Twist at PGA Awards

The award went to director Alejandro G. Inarritu, John Lesher and James W. Skotchdopole.

“They want me to talk so that I make you laugh with my bad English,” Inarritu said. “On behalf of all of us, »

- Dave McNary

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‘Birdman’ Wins Producers Guild Award for Best Movie

24 January 2015 8:18 PM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Birdman” has won the Producers Guild of America’s Darryl F. Zanuck Award for best movie — elevating its status as an awards-season front-runner since the last seven PGA winners have gone on to win the Best Picture Oscar.

Fox Searchlight’s dark comedy, starring Michael Keaton as a washed-up film star, topped “American Sniper,’ “Boyhood,” “Foxcatcher,” “Gone Girl,” “Grand Budapest Hotel,” “The Imitation Game,” “Nightcrawler,” “The Theory of Everything” and “Whiplash.”

Boyhood” had been the consensus favorite to win the PGA trophy — based on voting by more than 6,700 PGA members — with “American Sniper,” “Birdman” and “Imitation Game” pegged as the most likely to score an upset.

The award went to director Alejandro G. Inarritu, John Lesher, James W. Skotchdopole.

“They want me to talk so that I make you laugh with my bad English,” Inarritu said. “On behalf of all of us, our only ambition was to make a risky »

- Dave McNary

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Inside ‘Amazing Race’s’ New Twists: Blind Date Couples, ‘Date Night’ Rewards

20 January 2015 2:29 PM, PST | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Emmy winner revs up the sexy with “New Kid on the Block” Jonathan Knight, romantic storylines and a U-Turn in the first leg

Tinder and “The Bachelor” are invading “The Amazing Race.” CBS’s 10-time Emmy winning veteran franchise is making changes.

No parent-children teams, no siblings and no best friends will be lugging backpacks and passports. Instead, the new season is 100 percent dating couples, five of whom are on a blind date during race around the world.

That makes it not just a shotgun start to the race, but a shotgun start to five romances, the “Happy Valentine’s season. »

- Mikey Glazer

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The Amazing Race's Romantic New Season's Cast Includes New Kids on the Block's Jonathan Knight!

20 January 2015 1:32 PM, PST | E! Online | See recent E! Online news »

The Amazing Race is shaking things up this season! CBS has revealed that the 11 teams racing around the globe for the opportunity to win the $1 million dollar prize will all be dating duos with a twist: six teams are preexisting couples, while five duos will meet for the very first time at the starting line when they are set up on the most extreme blind date ever. "Usually we have people who know each other really well," executive producer Bertram van Munster says. "In this particular case, we have five blind dates and six regular dates. Going on a blind date to a restaurant is one thing, but going on a blind date around the world is like rolling the dice in a big way." And get ready to see »

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'The Amazing Race' Season 26 Cast Includes New Kids on the Block Member & Olympians

20 January 2015 8:00 AM, PST | Moviefone | See recent Moviefone news »

CBS has announced the cast for the upcoming 26th season of its award-winning reality series "The Amazing Race," which includes two Olympians and a member of '80s boy band New Kids on the Block.

The all-couples edition of the show will feature a twist: five of the teams will be made up of "blind dates," with the contestants meeting for the first time at the beginning of the competition. According to TV Guide, those couples include "two lawyers, a nurse and Navy physician, and a human resources rep and pageant consultant."

NKotB star Jonathan Knight will be part of the already-together-couples contingent, joining "Race" with his partner, fitness trainer Harley Rodriguez. Olympians Aly Dudek and Steven Langton also comprise one of the teams; Dudek won a bronze in short track speed skating in Vancouver in 2010, while Langton snagged two bronze medals as a member of the U.S. bobsled »

- Katie Roberts

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DGA TV Nominations: Louis C.K., Jodie Foster, and Cary Fukunaga score nods

14 January 2015 11:20 AM, PST | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

Directors Guild President Paris Barclay has announced the TV, documentary and commercial nominees for this year's DGA Awards. “The spectrum of directorial excellence across today's nine television and documentary categories is revelatory for the breadth and depth in what each of these women and men have directed – from 30-second commercials to multi-hour miniseries,” said Barclay in a statement. “As fellow filmmakers, we’re inspired by the quality, imagination and creativity demonstrated by these impressive nominees; as audience members, we’re incredibly fortunate to enjoy the fruits of their labors. Our congratulations to all of the nominees.” First-time nominees include Jodie Foster ("House of Cards," "Orange is the New Black"), Cary Fukunaga ("True Detective"), Mike Judge ("Silicon Valley"), Lisa Cholodenko ("Olive Kitteridge"), Michael Wilson ("The Trip to Bountiful") and Jill Soloway ("Transparent"). Winners will be announced Saturday, February 7, 2015 at the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza in Los Angeles at a ceremony hosted by Jane Lynch. »

- Chris Eggertsen

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Jodie Foster Receives 2 Directors Guild Television Nominations

14 January 2015 10:18 AM, PST | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

The Directors Guild of America announced its television, commercial and documentary nominations on Wednesday, with Jodie Foster receiving a pair of nods for directing episodes of the drama series “House of Cards” and the comedy series “Orange Is the New Black.”

The Oscar-winning actress is the only director to be nominated in both the drama and comedy categories. In drama, she will be competing with Dan Attias and Lesli Linka Glatter for two different episodes of “Homeland,” Cary Joji Fukunaga for “True Detective” and Alex Graves for “Game of Thrones.”

See photos: Golden Globe Awards: Winners Gallery (Photos)

In comedy, »

- Steve Pond

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DGA Nominations Announced for TV, Documentaries

14 January 2015 10:11 AM, PST | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Showtime’s “Homeland” scored two Directors Guild of America television nominations and Jodie Foster was nominated twice, for directing Netflix’s “House of Cards” and “Orange Is the New Black,” in her first DGA nominations.

Jill Soloway, whose “Transparent” just won best comedy at the Golden Globes, received her first DGA nomination for the Amazon series, as did Mike Judge for HBO’s “Silicon Valley.” Another DGA newbie, Cary Fukunaga, landed a nom for HBO’s “True Detective.”

Besides “Orange Is the New Black,” “Silicon Valley” and “Transparent,” comedy series nominations went to “Modern Family” and Louis C.K. for FX’s “Louie.” “30 Rock” won the category last year.

Game of Thrones” took a nom in drama series and will go up against the two “Homeland” episodes, “House of Cards” and “True Detective.” It was the fifth DGA nomination for Lesli Linka Glatter, who directed the “From A to B and Back Again” segment of “Homeland. »

- Dave McNary

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DGA Nominations Announced for TV, Documentaries

14 January 2015 10:11 AM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Showtime’s “Homeland” scored two Directors Guild of America television nominations and Jodie Foster was nominated twice, for directing Netflix’s “House of Cards” and “Orange Is the New Black,” in her first DGA nominations.

Jill Soloway, whose “Transparent” just won best comedy at the Golden Globes, received her first DGA nomination for the Amazon series, as did Mike Judge for HBO’s “Silicon Valley.” Another DGA newbie, Cary Fukunaga, landed a nom for HBO’s “True Detective.”

Besides “Orange Is the New Black,” “Silicon Valley” and “Transparent,” comedy series nominations went to “Modern Family” and Louis C.K. for FX’s “Louie.” “30 Rock” won the category last year.

Game of Thrones” took a nom in drama series and will go up against the two “Homeland” episodes, “House of Cards” and “True Detective.” It was the fifth DGA nomination for Lesli Linka Glatter, who directed the “From A to B and Back Again” segment of “Homeland. »

- Dave McNary

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Producers Guild of America announced the 2015 PGA Awards nominations

5 January 2015 10:40 PM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

The Producers Guild of America has announced the nominations for the 2015 PGA Awards, giving us an indication of how the field for Best Picture at the Academy Awards may look when the Oscar nominees are revealing on January 15th.

Set to contest the main award, Outstanding Producer of a Theatrical Motion Picture are American Sniper, Birdman, Boyhood, Foxcatcher, Gone Girl, The Grand Budapest Hotel, The Imitation Game, Nightcrawler, The Theory of Everything and Whiplash.

You can check out the full list of nominees here..

Motion Pictures:

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

American Sniper (Warner Bros. Pictures)

Producers: Bradley Cooper, p.g.a., Clint Eastwood, p.g.a., Andrew Lazar, p.g.a., Robert Lorenz, p.g.a., Peter Morgan, p.g.a.

Birdman (Fox Searchlight Pictures)

Producers: Alejandro G. Iñárritu, John Lesher, James W. Skotchdopole

Boyhood (IFC Films)

Producers: Richard Linklater, p.g. »

- Gary Collinson

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Producers Guild of America Nominations, "Selma" Snubbed!

5 January 2015 1:05 PM, PST | Manny the Movie Guy | See recent Manny the Movie Guy news »

Movies made by women directors were snubbed by the Producers Guild of America when they announced the nominees today! Both "Selma" by Ava DuVernay and "Unbroken" by Angelina Jolie were left in the dust. I agree with not nominating the latter movie (sorry Ms. Jolie but "Unbroken" is too earnest for my taste) but "Selma" deserved a nod! It's a profound movie aided by DuVernay's skilled directing and David Oyelowo's fine performance as Martin Luther King Jr.

You know who I'm blaming for this? Paramount! The studio did not send screeners to Academy voters. Heck, they did not sent one to us, the Broadcast Film Critics Association. But after begging, they did send a link so I could watch "Selma" in time for our Critics' Choice Movie Award nominations.

"Selma" is a "late to the party" entry that is gaining momentum dashed by the PGA! If you remember, Clint Eastwood »

- Manny

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Nightcrawler, Whiplash and American Sniper Among 2015 Producers Guild Awards Nominees

5 January 2015 12:17 PM, PST | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

The Producers Guild of America announced today the motion picture and long-form television nominations for the 26th Annual Producers Guild Awards. On the list are American Sniper, Birdman, Boyhood, Foxcatcher, Gone Girl, The Grand Budapest Hotel, The Imitation Game, Nightcrawler, The Theory Of Everything and Whiplash.

Noticeably absent among the ten are Selma and Unbroken.

Last year’s PGA winners were 12 Years A Slave and Gravity.

The Directors Guild of America nominees will be announced on January 13, 2015. The 87th Academy Awards nominations will be announced live on Thursday, January 15, 2015, at 5:30 a.m. Pt in the Academy’s Samuel Goldwyn Theater.

2006 was the last time a film (The Departed) won the Oscar for Best Picture, while the PGA’s The Darryl F. Zanuck Award went to Little Miss Sunshine. The last seven years in a row the PGA winner ultimately went onto win the Academy Award – No Country For Old Men, »

- Michelle McCue

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‘American Sniper,’ ‘Birdman’ & ‘Boyhood’ Among PGA Awards Nominees

5 January 2015 9:20 AM, PST | Deadline | See recent Deadline news »

American Sniper, Birdman, Boyhood, Foxcatcher, Gone Girl, The Grand Budapest Hotel, The Imitation Game, Nightcrawler, The Theory Of Everything and Whiplash have been nominated for the Darryl F. Zanuck Award for Outstanding Producer of Theatrical Motion Pictures, the PGA announced today. There were some surprising omissions– Selma, UnbrokenInterstellar and Into The Woods.  On the TV side, American Horror Story: Freak Show, Fargo, The Normal Heart, The Roosevelts: An Intimate History and Sherlock are the nominees for the David L. Wolper Award for Outstanding Producer of Long-Form Television. Big Hero 6, The Book Of Life, The Boxtrolls, How To Train Your Dragon 2, and The Lego Movie were nominated in the Animated Feature category. The 2015 PGA Award winners will be announced January 24 at the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza in Los Angeles.

This year, the Producers Guild will present special honors to Jon Feltheimer (Milestone Award), Mark Gordon (Norman Lear Achievement »

- The Deadline Team

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‘Birdman,’ ‘Boyhood,’ ‘Imitation Game’ Among Producers Guild Nominations

5 January 2015 9:08 AM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

American Sniper,” “Birdman,” “Boyhood,” “Foxcatcher,” “Gone Girl,” “Grand Budapest Hotel,” “The Imitation Game,” “Nightcrawler,” “The Theory of Everything” and “Whiplash” have been nominated for the Producers Guild of America’s Darryl F. Zanuck Award for top feature film.

The winner will be announced Jan. 24 in the PGA’s 26th annual awards ceremony at the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza. The PGA has about 6,000 members.

Nightcrawler” was probably the biggest surprise among the 10 nominees, while “Into the Woods,”  “Selma,” “Unbroken” and “Wild” were among the notable exclusions.

Gravity” and “12 Years a Slave” wound up in a dead heat last year as both won the Zanuck award — the first tie in the PGA’s 25-year history for the trophy. The PGA uses the preferential balloting system employed for the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences for the Oscars.

The PGA also announced “Big Hero 6,” “The Book of Life,” “The Boxtrolls,” “How To Train Your Dragon 2 »

- Dave McNary

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'Gone Girl,' 'Nightcrawler,' 'Whiplash' score PGA nominations

5 January 2015 9:00 AM, PST | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

The Producers Guild of America (PGA) added to the industry mix Monday morning with a list of 10 nominees to keep the awards season grist mill churning. "Gone Girl" popped up again, and it shouldn't be a surprise. It's one of the year's biggest hits. And speaking of hits, I had a hunch "Nightcrawler" would find a place after becoming such a well-liked, profitable success. There it sits. The question for both of these films is whether this on-going industry/guild love ends up translating to Oscar recognition. After the "Dragon Tattoo" rush a few years ago, I'm pretty much wait-and-see on stuff like this. Absent from the list was anything out of the Marvel Studios comic book factory, notable as both "Guardians of the Galaxy" and "Captain America: The Winter Soldier" were both on the top tier of box office earners in 2014. The former currently maintains the throne, though it »

- Kristopher Tapley

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PGA snubs Selma, Unbroken

5 January 2015 12:34 AM, PST | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

The Producers Guild Of America (PGA) announced on Monday (January 5) its motion picture and long-form television nominees for the 26th Annual Producers Guild Awards - but there is no place at the table for Selma or Unbroken.

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 feature documentary film category and other television category nominations were previously announced by the PGA in late 2014.

All 2015 Producers Guild Award winners will be announced on January 24th at the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza in Los Angeles.

The PGA will present special honours to Lionsgate chief Jon Feltheimer (Milestone Award), Mark Gordon (Norman Lear Achievement Award in Television), Gale Anne Hurd (David O Selznick Achievement Award in Theatrical Motion Pictures), the HBO television motion picture The Normal Heart (Stanley Kramer Award), and production »

- jeremykay67@gmail.com (Jeremy Kay)

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