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The Academy has announced this year's field of contending documentary short subject films for the 86th annual Academy Awards. The crop has been trimmed down to eight, from which five nominees will be chosen. Voters from the Academy's documentary branch viewed the 40 eligible entries and submitted their ballots for tabulation. Last year's winner in the category was Sean Fine and Andrea Nix Fine's "Inocente." Previous winners have included "Saving Face" in 2011, "Strangers No More" in 2010 and "Music by Prudence" in 2009. (I always over-think it and get the category wrong. Sigh.) The eight remaining 2013 titles are listed below »
- Kristopher Tapley
CBS lead TV news hounds with a dozen wins at the 34th annual News and Documentary Emmy Awards, presented Tuesday night at Lincoln Center’s Frederick P. Rose Hall.
Half of CBS’ wins came for “60 Minutes” segments, including two for its “Killing Bin Laden” report and two for the “Joy in the Congo” report. The “Killing Bin Laden” seg earned the best interview award for CBS News frontman Scott Pelley.
“The CBS Evening News with Scott Pelley” scored three trophies, including best coverage of a breaking story in regularly scheduled newscast for the “Fight for Idlib” report on the civil war in Syria.
BBC World News America took the honor for continuing coverage of a news story for its coverage of the Syrian strife. And the same issue earned PBS’ “Frontline” the award for coverage of a breaking story in a newsmag.
“CBS Sunday Morning” and “CBS This Morning” shared »
- Variety Staff
The eligibility of documentaries for awardage from both that lusted after winged woman (Emmy) and the coveted naked man (Oscar) is a labyrinthine maze from which we would never exit were we to foolishly enter. In fact, someone needs to make a documentary about That to sort it all out. Documentaries leave strange crumbs all over both the big and small screens on their long walking journey through often complicated and extremely protacted "releases".
I bring this up because a portion of the Emmy nominations were announced today (like The Grammys there are hundreds of categories) in the non-fiction fields of news and documentary. I was surprised, for example, to see Semper Fi: Always Faithful, The Loving Story and We Were Here as nominees. You may recall they were all Oscar finalists (though not nominees) back in 2011 and now they're up for 2013 Emmys! Actual nominees from that Oscar year show up too, »
- NATHANIEL R
The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences today announced the nominees for the 34th Annual News and Documentary Emmy Awards. Among the categories for breaking news coverage, investigative journalism, and broadcast news, this portion of the Emmy Awards also include many notable documentary films. While CBS dominated the overall field with 46 nominations, PBS and HBO came in second and third. HBO received multiple nods for "Marina Abramović The Artist is Present," "Project Nim," "Saving Face" and "The Tsunami and The Cherry Blossom," while PBS did the same with ""The American Experience: Jesse Owens," "The Interrupters" and "Nostalgia for the Light." The full list of nominees can be found here; the doc-related categories are below. Best Documentary HBO Documentary Films (HBO): "Project Nim" Executive Producers: John Battsek, Andrew Ruhemann, Jamie Laurenson, Nick Fraser, Hugo Grumbar, Sheila Nevins Senior Producer: Nancy Abraham Producer: Simon »
- Casey Cipriani
The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences today announced the nominees for the 34th Annual News and Documentary Emmy Awards. Among the categories for breaking news coverage, investigative journalism, and broadcast news, this portion of the Emmy Awards also include many notable documentary films. While CBS dominated the overall field with 46 nominations, PBS and HBO came in second and third. HBO received multiple nods for "Marina Abramović The Artist is Present," "Project Nim," "Saving Face" and "The Tsunami and The Cherry Blossom," while PBS did the same with ""The American Experience: Jesse Owens," "The Interrupters" and "Nostalgia for the Light." The full list of nominees can be found here; the doc-related categories are below. Best Documentary HBO Documentary Films (HBO): "Project Nim" Executive Producers: John Battsek, Andrew Ruhemann, Jamie Laurenson, Nick Fraser, Hugo Grumbar, Sheila Nevins Senior Producer: Nancy Abraham Producer: Simon...
- Casey Cipriani
CBS earned 46 nominations and PBS 45 for the 34th annual News and Documentary Emmy Awards, to be presented Oct. 1 at Lincoln Center’s Frederick P. Rose Hall in New York.
HBO was third with 21 nominations from the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences, followed by ABC with 14 and NBC 13.
HBO’s nominations for the News and Doc Emmys all went to its documentary films, led by “Saving Face” with five, the same number “Nightline” on ABC and “Dateline” on NBC.
A full list of nominations can be found here. »
- Jon Weisman
Tags: Lauren CollinsAli LiebertMichelle KrusiecSaving FaceBomb GirlsCanadaAfterEllen March Madness: The Best Lesbian/Bi Character EverIMDb
There's nothing quite as fun as watching our favorite celebrities get as excited as we do about their fictional counterparts. So, when our March Madness: Best Lesbian/Bi Character Ever tournament kicked off on Monday, we were delighted when Ali Liebert, Lauren Collins, and Michelle Krusiec went to bat for the gay ladies they play(ed) on Bomb Girls, Degrassi, and Saving Face.
Photos: George Pimentel and Beck Starr/Getty
Guys. Betty's goin to the semis at least right? @afterellen @bombgirls #afterellenmarchmadness #votebetty afterellen.com/2013/03/vote-n…
— Michael Seater (@michaelseater) March 19, 2013
To which the former Miss Paige Michalchuk replied:
@michaelseater @afterellen of Course I'm up against an L word star. But thanks for the support michael. not.
— Lauren Collins »
Coming up on 7th to 17th March 2013 Tongues on Fire is proud to present the 15th London Asian Film Festival (Laff). The London Asian Film Festival is an eclectic mix of films, stimulating interviews, outstanding lectures series, workshops, master classes and the annual short film competition. The Festival pushes boundaries and overlaps with other cultures through films with a broad crossover appeal.
This cool festival is celebrating the centenary of Indian cinema this year with a focus on the journey of women in film with exciting mix of great new independent films, some old classics and recent thought provoking films you may have missed.
The opening night film is the UK premiere of Listen…Amaya, at BFI on 7th March. Listen… Amaya is a contemporary film about relationships and family dynamics. The Hindi film focuses on pre-conceptions and priorities in life. The screening will be followed by a Q&A session with the director, »
- Stacey Yount
Are you sick of those ordinary Oscar office pools? Tired of only guessing the top 6 or 8 categories for the Academy Awards? Let your inner-movie geek shine with Bowl the Perfect Oscar Score (aka Oscar Bowling).
Try to nail 300 points on the 2013 Academy Awards.
This is a confidence list.
There are 24 categories.
How to play
Pick your winners in all 24 categories. Then, give each winner a confidence score. Your most confident pick gets 24 points, second most confident gets 23 points, third most confident gets 22 points, and eventually your least confident pick gets 1 point.
This is perfect for Oscar parties, because the lead keeps changing. The winner is the one with the most points at the end. A perfect score is 300. If there is a tie (there never is a tie), then the winner is the one with the most points in these three categories combined (Best Picture, Best Actor, Best Actress).
- Jeff Bayer
Tags: Morning BrewPortlandiaCarrie BrownsteinChloe SevignyFortune FeimsterAfter LatelyRachel MaddowPatti StangerShonda RhimesVic and Flo Saw a BearIMDb
Good morning! Happy Monday!
A film called Vic and Flo Saw a Bear follows French actresses Pierrette Robitaille and Romane Bohringer as lovers who are also ex-convicts. The drama follows the women as they are released from prison and attempt to live normal lives, despite the presence of parole officers. It won the Alfred Bauer Prize at Berlinale this week, and sounds like it might have a bit of comedy to it, despite being referred to as melodramatic.
On Friday's episode of Portlandia, both Carrie Brownstein and Fred Armisen fall in love with and start dating their roommate, played by Chloe Sevigny. What you really need to know about this is that Carrie and Chloe make out. Thank you, IFC. Thank you.
The testimony of the victims of acid attacks in Pakistan is sickening, but plastic surgeon Dr Jawad is rebuilding lives as well as faces
Zakia, 39, could no longer tolerate living with her abusive husband, a drunk and a drug addict. As a woman living in Pakistan, divorce was not an easy option, but she filed for one anyway. Her husband, in response, threw acid in her face. It was, she said, battery acid – the highest quality, undiluted. The resulting disfigurement was profound: Zakia lost an eye, and its socket; her lips were so taut on one side that she had trouble eating.
This sickening story is, unfortunately, not a rare tragedy; there are more than 100 similar acid attacks in Pakistan every year, and more that go unreported. Saving Face: True Stories (Channel 4), which followed the efforts of Dr Mohammad Jawad to rebuild the faces – and lives – of Pakistani acid victims, »
- Tim Dowling
Charley Boorman's South African Adventure
8pm, Channel 5
Whatever you think of Charley Boorman as a travelling companion, his adventures don't want for incident. Tonight's South African odyssey begins with Charley being engulfed by a "monster wave" when he tries surfing. Undeterred, he heads off to the Sani Pass, a steep mountain road covered in ice, and the Tugela Falls, which can be reached only by climbing up rickety iron ladders. Exhausting to watch, but adrenaline junkie Charley takes it all in stride. Jonathan Wright
9pm, Channel 4
You can say one thing for those midwives at Leeds General Infirmary: they make this giving birth business all sound so easy. As the mums wail in pain, they give a breezy "Pop »
- Jonathan Wright, Hannah Verdier, Gwilym Mumford, John Robinson, Ben Arnold
12 items from 2013
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