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Stewart Copeland Scores Classic Silent Film Ben Hur

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Stewart Copeland Scores Classic Silent Film <em>Ben Hur</em>

With its epic visual scope and massive cast and crew, Fred Niblo’s 1925 film Ben-Hur: A Tale of the Christ was the most expensive silent film ever made. Based upon the original Lew Wallace novel, the story has been adapted numerous times in various mediums with the 1959 Charlton Heston film probably being the... »

Another Lovely Day: Max Wins Big and Oscar Wraps an Award Season Full of Surprises

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Another Lovely Day: <em>Max</em> Wins Big and Oscar Wraps an Award Season Full of Surprises

“It's incredible that two outsiders like Chivo and Alejandro that came from Mexico, came to our industry, were firm in their beliefs artistically, and here we have a two-time winner at the Academy Awards and Chivo a three-time winner… These guys represent everything about... »

Spotlight Claims Top Honors at the Spirit Awards

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<em>Spotlight</em> Claims Top Honors at the Spirit Awards

Spotlight took home the most trophies at the 2016 Film Independent Spirit Awards, garnering awards for best feature, best director, best screenplay and best editing. The film also received the 9th annual Robert Altman Award, given to one film's director, casting director and ensemble... »

Mad Max: Fury Road and The Revenant Tie for Top Awards at MPSE Golden Reel Awards

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<em>Mad Max: Fury Road</em> and <em>The Revenant</em> Tie for Top Awards at MPSE Golden Reel Awards

The 63rd Golden Reel Awards had a surprising finish when the voting for the final and most prestigious award of the night – best sound editing: feature English language... »

Publicists Hand Out Honors at Star-Studded Awards Luncheon

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Publicists Hand Out Honors at Star-Studded Awards Luncheon

The 53rd annual Publicists Awards luncheon held Friday at the Beverly Hilton Hotel was a star-spangled event with presenters including Johnny Mathis, Sally Fields, Michael Keaton and Ed Asner.... »

Three Disparate Projects on Display at Academy’s Makeup and Hairstyling Symposium

February 2016 | By
Three Disparate Projects on Display at Academy’s Makeup and Hairstyling Symposium

Concerning three wholly separate facets of makeup and hairstyling artistry, The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences held its pre-Oscar symposium on Feb. 27, one which illuminates the... »

CDG Awards Put Costume Designers in the Spotlight

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CDG Awards Put Costume Designers in the Spotlight

The costume designers and the stars they dress came out on Tuesday, Feb. 23 to the Beverly Hilton to celebrate the art of costume design. The 18th Costume Design... »

The Crafts of Makeup Artistry and Hair Styling Celebrated at Guild Awards

February 2016 | By
The Crafts of Makeup Artistry and Hair Styling Celebrated at Guild Awards

In specific cases, a cinema/television guild awards show serves to celebrate a craft as an overall entity inasmuch as it honors the individuals who work within that craft. With... »

Lenny Abrahamson Tackles the Confines of Room

February 2016 | By
Lenny Abrahamson Tackles the Confines of <em>Room</em>

Lenny Abrahamson's Room tells the story of five-year-old Jack (Jacob Tremblay) and his mother (Brie Larson) who are trapped in a windowless, enclosed space together. The film is nominated... »

Contenders – Makeup Artists Siân Grigg, Duncan Jarman and Robert Pandini, The Revenant

February 2016 | By
Contenders – Makeup Artists Siân Grigg, Duncan Jarman and Robert Pandini, <em>The Revenant</em>

Based on a true story, Alejandro Iñárritu’s The Revenant has received due praise for its realistic depiction of one man’s journey through the American wilderness in the 19th century.... »

The Sound Team for The Revenant Shines at the 52nd Annual CAS Awards

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The Sound Team for <em>The Revenant</em> Shines at the 52<sup>nd</sup> Annual CAS Awards

The Cinema Audio Society revealed its 52nd annual award winners at the Millennium Biltmore Hotel, Feb. 20. Taking home top honors for outstanding achievement in sound mixing were the... »

For Your Consideration – The Oscar-Nominated Visual Effects Artists

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For Your Consideration – The Oscar-Nominated Visual Effects Artists

The best compliment you can pay to visual effects artists is to not even notice their work. Of course, we all know that the Millennium Falcon isn’t real, but... »

 
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