IMDb > Billy Kimball > News
Top Links
biography by votes awardsNewsDeskmessage board
overviewby type by year by ratings by votes awards by genre by keyword
biography other works publicity photo galleryNewsDeskmessage board
External Links
official sites miscellaneous photographs sound clips video clips

Connect with IMDb

2015 | 2014 | 2013 | 2012 | 2011 | 2010 | 2009 | 2008

6 items from 2013

"Frozen," "Monsters University" Top Annie Awards Nominations!

3 December 2013 1:17 PM, PST | Manny the Movie Guy | See recent Manny the Movie Guy news »

Nominations for the 41st Annual Annie Awards were announced and "Frozen" and "Monsters University" led the pack with 10 nominations each. "Despicable Me 2" and "The Croods" followed closely with 9 noms each.

I am rooting for "Frozen" to win! It's a return to form to what Disney does best -- affecting fairy tale with memorable musical numbers. "Monsters University," on the other hand, was bland. The film bored me on second viewing.

Steven Spielberg will receive the Winsor McCay Award for career achievement at the awards ceremony happening on Saturday, Feb. 1, at Royce Hall on the UCLA campus. Patrick Warburton will serve as host.

2013 Annie Award Nominations

Production Categories

1 . Best Animated Feature

A Letter to Momo . Gkids

Despicable Me 2 . Universal Pictures

Ernest & Celestine . Gkids

Frozen . Walt Disney Animation Studios

Monsters University . Pixar Animation Studios

The Croods . DreamWorks Animation

The Wind Rises . The Walt Disney Studios

2 . Annie Award for Best Animated »

- Manny

Permalink | Report a problem

Fusion To Pair Kooky Creatures With Veteran Anchors To Hook Young Viewers On News

24 October 2013 12:51 PM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

If four creatures created by the legendary Jim Henson Company are holding forth on the TV screen, interviewing guests and chatting about interesting stories and gossip, then you must be watching – a cable-news network?

While it’s difficult to imagine a similar scene playing itself out on Fox News Channel or CNN, it will air on Fusion, a new cabler hoping to catch the interest of a nation of millenials – many with a Hispanic background – interested in a point of view different from those currently available. The new network launches in about 20 million homes Monday, with the aforementioned critters holding forth at 9:30 p.m. weeknights.

“This is a different type of network than what people are expecting,” said Issac Lee, the Univision News veteran who is chief executive of Fusion. Conceived as a means of reaching a U.S. demographic expected to swell in coming years – Hispanic consumers who »

- Brian Steinberg

Permalink | Report a problem

'Simpsons' Writer to Program ABC-Univision Network Fusion (Exclusive)

9 May 2013 11:10 AM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

Fusion – the ABC News-Univision joint venture set to launch later this year – has tapped writer-producer Billy Kimball as senior vp and chief programming officer. Kimball co-wrote the 2010 documentary Waiting for Superman with Davis Guggenheim and has written and produced several installments of the annual Independent Spirit Awards. Story: ABC News, Univision Joint Venture Not Looking to Compete With CNN, MSNBC, Fox News A Harvard-educated writer and humorist (he was editor of the Harvard Lampoon), Kimball is an unorthodox choice for Fusion, the English-language news and lifestyle network aimed at acculturated second and

read more


- Marisa Guthrie

Permalink | Report a problem

Argo and Zero Dark Thirty honoured at the 2013 WGA Awards

18 February 2013 9:18 AM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Ben Affleck's acclaimed CIA thriller Argo picked up another award last night as screenwriter Chris Terrio was honoured by the Writer's Guild of America at this year's WGA Awards with Best Adapted Screenplay, while Mark Boal received Best Original Screenplay for Kathryn Bigelow's Zero Dark Thirty and Malik Bendejelloul collected Best Documentary Screenplay for Searching for Sugar Man.

Shifting to the small screen and there was awards success for Breaking Bad (Best Drama Series), Louie (Best Comedy Series) and Girls (Best New Series), along with Mad Men (Episodic Drama), Modern Family (Episodic Comedy), Hatfields & McCoys (Long Form - Original), Game Change (Long Form - Adapted) and The Simpsons (Animation).

Here is the full list of nominees, with the winners highlighted in bold:

Film Categories:

Original Screenplay

Flight, Written by John Gatins; Paramount Pictures

Looper, Written by Rian Johnson; TriStar Pictures

The Master, Written by Paul Thomas Anderson; The Weinstein Company

Moonrise Kingdom, »

- Flickering Myth

Permalink | Report a problem

'Wreck-It Ralph' Tops the 2013 Annie Awards

4 February 2013 6:54 AM, PST | Rope of Silicon | See recent Rope Of Silicon news »

I really don't put much stock in the International Animated Film Society's 2013 Annie Awards, which is why I didn't rush to report on their results on Saturday. One year Disney and Pixar boycott the event, feeling there was an unfair advantage paid to larger contributing sponsors, DreamWorks being the primary example. So with such a nasty stench over the event what good does it do to pay it much mind? That said, I'll be brief in mentioning Wreck-It Ralph topped Saturday night's winners with five awards, including Best Animated Picture. The awards have something like a 75% streak when it comes to helping predict the eventual Oscar winner for Best Animated Feature and as the days have gone on, it's looking more and more like Ralph will be this year's winner (see my predictions here). Pixar's Brave, Laika's ParaNorman and DreamWorks' Rise of the Guardians each took home two awards in lesser, »

- Brad Brevet

Permalink | Report a problem

"Wreck-It-Ralph" Dominates Annie Awards!

3 February 2013 12:01 AM, PST | Manny the Movie Guy | See recent Manny the Movie Guy news »

Disney's "Wreck-It-Ralph" was the big winner at the 40th Annie Awards held Saturday taking home the Best Animated Feature award. It is now officially the Oscar frontrunner in the Best Animated Film category.

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

Animated Feature

"Brave" . Pixar Animation Studios

"Frankenweenie" . Walt Disney Studios

"Hotel Transylvania" . Sony Pictures Animation

"ParaNorman" . Focus Features

"Rise of the Guardians" . DreamWorks Animation

"The Pirates! Band of Misfits" . Aardman Animations

"The Rabbi.s Cat ". Gkids

Winner "Wreck-It Ralph" . Walt Disney Animation Studios

Animated Special Production

"Batman: The Dark Knight Returns, Part 1" . Warner Bros. Animation

"Before Orel" . Trust . Starburns Industries, Inc.

Winner "Despicable Me: Minion Mayhem" . Illumination Entertainment

"Disney Tron: Uprising . Beck.s Beginning" . Disney TV Animation

"Dragons: Gift of the Night Fury" . DreamWorks Animation

"Justice League: Doom" . Warner Bros. Animation

Animated Short Subject

"Brad and Gary" . Illumination »

- Manny

Permalink | Report a problem

2015 | 2014 | 2013 | 2012 | 2011 | 2010 | 2009 | 2008

6 items from 2013, Inc. takes no responsibility for the content or accuracy of the above news articles, Tweets, or blog posts. This content is published for the entertainment of our users only. The news articles, Tweets, and blog posts do not represent IMDb's opinions nor can we guarantee that the reporting therein is completely factual. Please visit the source responsible for the item in question to report any concerns you may have regarding content or accuracy.

See our NewsDesk partners