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Contender: Makeup Artist Jeremy Woodhead Judy

Veteran makeup artist Jeremy Woodhead faced a major hurdle in designing the makeup and hairstyles for the film Judy, about a particular time in the life of legendary singer and actress Judy Garland. To depict Garland at age 46 going on 47 in the film’s setting of winter of 1968 going into 1969, Woodhead had to work closely with star Renée Zellweger. “The two of them are very different,” Woodhead […]

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Contender: Editors Monica Salazar & Dominic LaPerriere Honey Boy

When Shia LaBeouf wrote the screenplay Honey Boy, he based it on his childhood and the relationship with his own father. Honey Boy follows 12-year-old Otis (Noah Jupe) during his rise as a child TV star dealing with the abusive relationship with his father, played by Shia LaBeouf, as the pain carries on for a span of 10 years through adult Otis (Lucas Hedges). The film evolved from the original […]

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ASC Awards 2019 Feature Film Polls Close

The eligibility period for the American Society of Cinematographers (ASC) 34th Annual Awards Feature Film category will end on December 31, 2019, with the nomination polls closing on January 1st of the new year. The ASC Theatrical & Spotlight nominations will be announced on January 3rd, and the final ballots for this category will be mailed the next day. All winners will be announced at the annual ASC awards gala […]


Kirsten Vangsness To Host 56th CAS Awards

The Cinema Audio Society has announced that the talented actress/comedian/writer/playwright and distiller Kirsten Vangsness has been tapped to serve as host of the upcoming 56th CAS Awards which will be presented at a sealed envelope dinner on January 25th in the Wilshire Grand Ballroom of the InterContinental Los Angeles Downtown.  . For the past fourteen years, Vangsness has been widely known as the bespectacled- brainiac-tech-kitten Penelope Garcia on the CBS hit drama Criminal Minds. She returned […]

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Contender: Apollo 11 Documentary

When documentary filmmaker Todd Douglas Miller was urged by his chief archivist to make a film about the Apollo 11 mission to the moon, to be released the year of its 50th anniversary no less, he had no idea of the mountain of footage and audio he would come into in creating the 93-minute project. Remembering the moment with his archivist, Miller was unaware of what was yet to come […]

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Contender: Costume Designer Jany Temine Judy

Costume Designer Jany Temime admits that she is “completely crazy about Judy Garland,” so when she learned about the film covering the latter years of the iconic performer’s life, she really wanted to work on it. “I liked the idea of Renée [Zellweger] playing Judy. I also liked the period at the end of her life, a very special moment when she was so fragile. I liked the conjunction of […]


ATSC Board Of Directors Members Elected

Members of the Advanced Television Systems Committee Inc. have elected four experienced industry executives to serve on the ATSC Board of Directors for three-year terms that begin in January 2020, while two directors were appointed to the ATSC board by their respective professional associations. Current directors who were re-elected are Dr. Jong Kim, LG Electronics, and Pete Sockett, Capitol Broadcasting. Two previous Board Chairmen – Richard Friedel, Fox Television Stations, […]


Television Academy Examines Horror in Spooky Seminar

Presented by The Television Academy Foundation, Hollywood Horror was an evening of exciting guest panels, screenings of pieces of new series, and a bit of makeup effects and decorations to set the mood. Hosted by Chris Hardwick, Hollywood Horror examined how the phenomenon, long a staple of motion pictures, is alive and well in myriad television shows. Inside The Television Academy’s Wolf Theater, following a brief introduction by Morey McIntire, […]


SOC Awards 2020: Governors Award Honoree Natalie Portman

The Society of Camera Operators (SOC) announce the honoree of the 2020 Lifetime Achievement Awards Governors Award recipient, Natalie Portman. Ms. Portman will be presented with their SOC Lifetime Achievement Award on January 18, 2020 at the Loews Hollywood Hotel. The Society is honored to be presenting the Lifetime Achievement award to Academy Award-winner and activist, Natalie Portman for her impressive body of work, collaboration on set with camera operators […]


Leslie Ann Coles Resurrects Melody Maker in New Documentary

Paul McCartney. Diana Ross. Mick Jagger. Linda Ronstadt. Robert Plant. Icons of rock ‘n’ roll, all photographed by Barrie Wentzell between 1965 and 1975 for Melody Maker, the premiere weekly music magazine in London at the time. Enter Toronto-based filmmaker Leslie Ann Coles, whose new project Melody Makers, releasing today, documents that formative period in the magazine’s history. Notably, Coles first discovered the rich history of Wentzell and Melody Maker […]