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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.

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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‘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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Empire Recap: One Coarse Meal

21 January 2015 7:28 PM, PST | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

“Better be glad I don’t feel like no scene today — ’cause I’ll shut it down,” huffs Cookie Lyon, right after her ex-husband Lucious denies her access to a video shoot being run by his current flame Anika (code name: Bougie Ho) during this week’s Empire.

And for the first half of the episode, the quotable, cantankerous heart of Fox’s addictive hip-hop drama is on such good behavior, I worry that some misguided Fox executive might already be sending notes to the Empire writers’ room asking for a kinder, gentler, “more likable” protagonist.

Fret not, though. Just »

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Bravo Expands Foodie Menu With Tom Colicchio’s ‘Best New Restaurant’

21 January 2015 9:00 AM, PST | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Tom Colicchio is pulling double foodie duty.

“Best New Restaurant” is Bravo’s latest addition to television’s culinary competition game — a genre in which the cabler has found much success with “Top Chef” — and Colicchio is hosting, all while judging “Chef’s” 12th season, which is currently heating up in Boston.

“It’s going to be very different,” Colicchio tells Variety of the series (premieres tonight, 10/9c), which breaks into the restaurant biz. “‘Top Chef’ is a food competition, and as a judge on that show, that’s all we focus on. With ‘Best New Restaurant,’ it’s about the entire restaurant experience — obviously food, but also service and hospitality and design and how well they execute their plan.”

Though the show is an expansion of the cabler’s food palate, it’s actually a take on Gordon Ramsay’s U.K. series, titled “Ramsay’s Best Restaurant.”

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- Elizabeth Wagmeister

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Tom Colicchio is Searching for America’s “Best New Restaurant”

21 January 2015 7:53 AM, PST | ChannelGuideMag | See recent ChannelGuideMag news »

Chef Tom Colicchio is well known as a restaurateur of dining meccas including Craft and Gramercy Tavern, and as the head judge of Top Chef. Now he is hosting Best New Restaurant, a new culinary competition on Bravo, where delicious food is only part of the battle. In the cutthroat culinary world, where 60 percent of new restaurants close or change ownership within three years of opening, 16 of America’s top young restaurants are vying to be called the best. But the competition looks at much more than food. Colicchio warns that even if the food is stellar, a restaurant … Continue reading →

The post Tom Colicchio is Searching for America’s “Best New Restaurant” appeared first on Channel Guide Magazine. »

- Kellie Freeze

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WWE's 'Tough Enough' fights its way back, again

15 January 2015 12:18 PM, PST | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

"WWE Tough Enough" will be revived for a second time, once again by USA Network, which announced the reality competition's return this morning at TCA. The show has had a long history: following three seasons on MTV, it aired a fourth season as a $1 million competition that was integrated into WWE's "SmackDown." After a six-year break, it returned to USA for a fifth season in 2010, but then was cancelled. There were reports last year that it might return on WWE network, but nothing materialized. Now, five years later, USA is again bringing it back again. Its return makes sense, and it's a natural fit for USA. The network also airs "WWE Raw," so there's already a built-in audience of pro wrestling fans. The last time USA broadcast the series, they aired it on Monday nights after wrestling. Many of the contestants from its various seasons have gone on to be part of WWE programs, »

- Andy Dehnart

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Travel Channel’s ‘Breaking Borders’ Sets Premiere Date, Location Lineup (Exclusive)

15 January 2015 9:00 AM, PST | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Travel Channel has set a debut date for its new series “Breaking Borders,” and the show’s location lineup, as well.

“Breaking Borders,” hosted by journalist Mariana van Zeller and “Top Chef” Season 6 winner Michael Voltaggio, will premiere on Sunday, March 15 at 9 p.m., the channel told TheWrap exclusively. The company also shared with us exclusively the global locations that the ambitious project is booked for.

In the series, Van Zeller and Voltaggio will travel to conflict zones around the globe for 13 one-hour episodes, gathering people from all sides of a long-standing geographic-based battle to share a feast and talk »

- Tony Maglio

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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)

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- 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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Icons Give Thanks

12 January 2015 10:01 AM, PST | Vulture | See recent Vulture news »

Dale Talde Long before he came into national consciousness on Top Chef, Dale Talde got his big break in Chicago. The then-culinary upstart, who’d honed his chops at Jean-Georges Vongerichten’s Vong, made a game-changing move in 2002 to the Michelin-starred restaurant Naha to work under the James Beard Award-winning chef Carrie Nahabedian. In this video inspired by Hsbc’s “Thank You” films and Hollywood’s awards season, the gregarious Talde grows sweetly humbled while reflecting on how Nahabedian’s simple acts of patience transformed his career.Nahabedian’s generosity set off a ripple effect of good graces for Talde, who’s grown from burgeoning talent into budding icon. He’d go on to work under Masaharu Morimoto and restaurateur Stephen Starr at NYC’s Morimoto and be recruited for season 4 of Top Chef. Today, Talde co-owns four restaurants in the New York City area (Thistle Hill, Pork Slope, and »

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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 New York | See recent Deadline New York 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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