Dan Guillaro, DP to director w/ "KACHREWALA: Five Cents Each" at Manhattan Film Festival

Daniel Guillaro is a NYC-based filmmaker. Since graduating Fordham University in 2012, he has worked as a freelance cinematographer and editor for documentaries and short films. He also  produces videos for non-profits. Since he was young he's always wanted to tell stories that engage audiences and elevate our collective understanding of what it is to be human.

His first project as a director is "KACHREWALA: Five Cents Each". The short film is premiering at Manhattan Film Festival on April 24th. We talked to Dan, here are the excerpts.

What inspired you to get into the film business?
I think movies have a unique ability to shape the way people can view what's possible. Not just in a technological sense but in a more personal and emotional sense. I guess novels can do that too but making movies is more fun.

How was the process of making this film, and what did you learn in the process?
Making Kachrewala: five cents each was pretty hectic. We shot in all in two days on a pretty tight schedule with a very light crew in Manhattan. We even had to arrange the timing of shooting one of our scenes with alternate-side parking rules on that street. All in all I learned how helpful it is to surround yourself with a dedicated and competent crew, as our crew did a great job dealing with the challenges of shooting in the city.

How did working on this subject personally impact you?
Working on this project opened my eyes to this subculture of bottle collectors. It reminded me that there are all sorts of lives being lived in New York. Some are unfortunate enough to have to pick bottles for extra cash, but they are driven enough that they want to make that cash themselves by putting in the work. There's hard work being done everywhere in New York.

What are your favorite Filmmakers and films?
It's hard to say who my favorite filmmakers are because I don't think I gravitate toward any particular style. But here are three that are kind of representative of why I love movies: Wings of Desire, Ed Wood, and Blade Runner.

As a New Yorker, what's your most favorite and least favorite thing about New York?
My favorite thing about New York is it's full of life and in your all the time. My least favorite thing about New York is it's full of life and in your face all the time. So it kind of evens out.

You can follow the film on Facebook & Twitter at @KachrewalaFilm. To learn more and get your tickets for the screening, check out the link below.
http://manhattanff.com/event/kachrewala-five-cents-each

12th Manhattan Film Festival premieres 'KACHREWALA: Five Cents Each', a short film about bottlepickers in NYC

The 12th Manhattan Film Festival runs from April 18-29, bringing some wonderful feature, shorts and documentaries from NYC and around the world . One of the buzzed-about short films takes a look into the subculture of New York City bottle pickers, giving a rare glimpse into what it really means to pick up discarded bottles, and cans using the money as necessary income.

"KACHREWALA: Five Cents Each", Written, starring and produced by Indian immigrant Art Shrian Tiwari, takes a moment to step back and look at a “secretive” world that's taking place in plain sight, in the city, and being able to capture and present this as his first short film actually ushered in a sweeping change in the writers/actors' life.

There is another perspective that a person gains when they are "literally" getting their hands dirty and being viewed, by so many New Yorkers' as undesirable people in the city, performing an act that many, dare I suggest, would never do out of sheer pride, opting to beg.  As one character, an older white woman in her late 70 says in the short film, "begging is a lot harder than picking bottles, I tell you that!"

To get ready for the role, and to become a part of the fabric of this subculture Tiwari, did just that. He rolled up his sleeves, and picked up discarded cans and bottles, turning them in for 5 cents each in the drop off locations around the city.  It's hard work and it's messy. A far, far cry from the job that Tiwari, performed when he arrived, from India, years ago.

For a long time, in New York, Tiwari, worked as in software engineering and program management, with extensive experience in e-commerce and financial services as well as an expertise in web and mobile domains. In those roles, he’s worked for such well-established organizations as the Weight Watchers, Scholastic, Sprint, Starwood Hotels and New York Stock Exchange.

Now in his early 30s he decided to make a change.  He left the financial security of working in the i.t. field and stepped out, in faith, to pursue his writing and acting life, full time.  This along with being a husband, and new father.

Says Tiwari “I am proud of being an immigrant in America, an Indian-American.  I grew up in a middle-class family, with a happy upbringing surrounded by family, love, and support. My father was in Air Force, with a transferable job, thus we moved a lot. That opened me up to experiencing new cultures, people and be more open-minded in general”.

Writers write about what the know, or what they live.  For this, again, Tiwari took a look inside another part of a glamours city, that most New Yorkers never glimpse, or care to know about.

The core of “Kachrewala: Five Cents Each,”  is about a single day in the life of a bottle collector, and his challenges of navigating the streets of New York.  As Tiwari explained about wrestling his idea into a script, he learned quite a bit about bottle people. “We see these people around us in this great city every day. But we don't know anything about them. We just assume them to be homeless, scavengers or beggars of the sort. But in reality, they truly work hard for a meager amount of money. Of course, that little money can mean a lot, when you are in need."

The April 24th screening of the short film “Kachrewala: Five Cents Each,” will take place at Cinema Village East Theater at 5 pm. It stars Tiwari, Nitin Mandan, Ilissa Jackson, Dequan Deveraux, and Mary Lu Garmone, it was directed by Daniel Guillaro, written by Tiwari.  

You can follow the film on Facebook & Twitter at @KachrewalaFilm. To learn more and get your tickets for the screening, check out the link below.
http://manhattanff.com/event/kachrewala-five-cents-each

About Manhattan Film Festival
Manhattan Film Festival was founded by independent filmmakers that learned first-hand how hard it is to find an independent film an audience. Originally launched as the start-up Independent Features, MFF evolved into a globally recognized brand. The festival is covered by local, national, and international media outlets. This includes The Hollywood Reporter, Variety, Good Morning America, The New York Times, as well as international outlets such as The Sun, BBC, and The Guardian. The festival has been named both “25 Film Festivals Worth the Entry Fee” and “The Coolest Film Festivals in the World” by MovieMaker Magazine. Although we have grown into one of the largest independent film festivals on the circuit, we have stayed true to our principals. We have thrived by building our festival through the voices of filmmakers rather than corporate sponsors. That is one of the keys of our success and a main reason MFF was founded.
http://manhattanff.com

33rd Stellar Gospel Music Awards Announce Performances by Snoop Dogg, Mary Mary, Kierra Sheard, Tasha Cobbs Leonard & More

MARY MARY REUNION AND SNOOP DOGG STELLAR AWARDS DEBUT HIGHLIGHT AN UNFORGETTABLE NIGHT AT THIS YEAR’S 33RD ANNUAL STELLAR GOSPEL MUSIC AWARDS, WITH AN ALL-STAR LINE-UP OF PERFORMANCES BY TASHA COBBS LEONARD, TRAVIS GREENE, ANTHONY BROWN & group therAPy, TYE TRIBBETT, KIERRA SHEARD, RICKY DILLARD & NEW G AND MORE

RENOWNED ANNUAL SALUTE TO GOSPEL MUSIC SET TO TAPE ON SATURDAY, MARCH 24, 2018 AT THE LAS VEGAS ORLEANS ARENA PREMIERING ON TV ONE GOOD FRIDAY, MARCH 30 AT 9 P.M. ET/8C

 L-R: Snoop Dogg (Performer), Erica Campbell (Performer), Tina Campbell (Performer) and Kirk Franklin (Host)

L-R: Snoop Dogg (Performer), Erica Campbell (Performer), Tina Campbell (Performer) and Kirk Franklin (Host)

(CHICAGO) – Feb. 26, 2018 - Central City Productions announces a dazzling line-up of performers for the 2018 Annual Stellar Gospel Music Awards, including the reunion of contemporary gospel music’s favorite sister act, Mary Mary (Erica Campbell and Tina Campbell), and the Stellar Award's debut of rapper, actor, and television personality Snoop Dogg, performing songs from his new gospel album “Songs of Love” at this year’s show. Celebrated as a "transcendent night of gospel music," the 33rd Annual Stellar Awards promises to surpass its ‘stellar' reputation, featuring performances by the genre’s hottest acts. Performers scheduled to appear include: Tasha Cobbs LeonardTravis GreeneTye TribbettAnthony Brown & group therAPy, Kierra Sheard, KeKe Wyatt, Jonathan McReynolds, Tasha Page-Lockhart, Todd Dulaney, Koryn Hawthorne and Ricky Dillard & New G, among others. Returning to Las Vegas' Orleans Arena on Saturday, March 24, 2018 the Stellar Awards welcomes the return of the undisputed crown prince of contemporary gospel music, Kirk Franklin, as host. 

The Stellar Awards telecast will premiere on TV One on Friday, March 30 at 9 p.m. ET/8 p.m. CT and air in broadcast syndication on 130 stations in more than 110 markets around the country March 31 - May 6, 2018.

Franklin is happy to be back in the role of host of the annual celebration. “Since my first step onto the Stellar Awards stage as a 23-year-old kid from Texas, I’ve lived, breathed and committed all I’ve had to this incredible genre called gospel,” he stated. “To find myself now still blessed to serve the community I love so dearly as their host of the 2018 Stellar Awards, that young kid feels alive again and more grateful than ever. We’re working hard to bring to the world the best and the brightest along with the icons and legends, the greatest night of God’s music at a time when the country needs our melody the most. Thank you and I’ll see you in Vegas.”   

This year’s spectacular show open will feature Stellar Awards alum Erica Campbell reuniting with her sister Tina Campbell as the hit gospel duo Mary Mary for the first time in more than six years. The show will include an all-star tribute to the late, great Edwin Hawkins, with his sister Lynette Hawkins accepting the Edwin Hawkins Icon Award in his honor. Also expected to deliver stand out moments are the multi-platinum award-winning Snoop Dogg performing material from his new gospel album and collaborating with Tye Tribbett. 

“Each year we strive to bring new and innovative performances and collaborations to the Stellar Awards and this year is no different, with the inclusion of mainstream hip-hop rapper and mogul, Snoop Dogg." stated Stellar Awards Founder, Don Jackson. "Snoop expressed his desire to release a gospel album in honor of his mom who is an evangelist and he's teamed up with Gospel superstar Tye Tribbett, there's no way we couldn't bring this explosive performance to the Stellar Awards stage."

2018 Stellar Award's multi-nominee and previous host, Anthony Brown, returns this year to perform and looks forward to sharing something special with the fans. "The Stellar Awards has always been such a blessing to gospel music creators and gospel music lovers worldwide. It provides for us a platform and opportunity to share our message and our gifts with the world,” shared Brown. “I am so excited to take the stage again at this year's Stellar Awards. It’s always so humbling and exciting. group therAPy and I are working on something special this year. I can’t wait for you to see it."

Don Jackson will bestow special honors upon gospel greats who have made significant contributions to the genre. The incomparable Tamela Mann is this year’s recipient of the James Cleveland Lifetime Achievement Award and the legendary Rev. Milton Biggham will receive The Ambassador Dr. Bobby Jones Legends Award. Stellar Honors Hall of Fame Inductees includes Kurt Carr, Ben Tankard, and Dr. Marabeth Gentry - President of the National Convention of Gospel Choirs and Choruses.

The Stellar Awards show taping is open to the public, with ticket prices ranging from $50 - $200 at www.ticketmaster.com

The Stellar Gospel Music Awards Pre-Show is scheduled for Friday, March 23 hosted by Lexi Allen and Lonnie Hunter. Among the artists performing at the Orleans Showroom that evening: Next Generation Choir, Judah Band, Tasha Page Lockhart, Isaiah D. Thomas, Ruth La'Ontra, Bryan Popin and Jason Nelson

The Stellar Gospel Radio Awards & Showcase will be held earlier on Saturday, March 24, honoring the top radio stations and announcers who most notably serve urban gospel music audiences. This show is also full of spirit-stirring performances by newcomers Isabel DavisGene Moore and Kelontae Gavin; seasoned sensations Donishisa Ballard and Jason Champion; and quartet group The Virginia Aires. The event is hosted by VaShawn Mitchelland Meta Washington and is the perfect kickoff to the big show the same day. Tickets for each event can be purchased at www.ticketmaster.com.

More of the biggest names in gospel and a few additional surprises are being added to the growing list of top performers and presenters appearing in this year’s show. For more information visit us at www.thestellarawards.com. Follow us on social media for the latest news and updates about the greatest night in gospel!                     

About Central City Productions (CCP)

The Stellar Gospel Music Awards show is Executive Produced by Don Jackson, with Jennifer J. Jackson serving as Executive in Charge of Production. Michael Johnson will produce and direct this year's awards show. Erma Gray Davis is the President and Chief Operations Officer of Central City Productions. Founded in 1970 by Don Jackson, Chicago-based Central City Productions, Inc. is a distributor of original targeted programming to television and cable networks. CCP's award-winning television programs include the Black Music Honors, Stellar Tribute to the Holidays and Tribute to Mother's Day, The Black College Quiz Show Series, and Hispanic College Quiz, among many others. For more information, please visit www.ccptv.com

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Diversity and Inclusion continues with 90th Oscars® ceremony airing live on Hosted by Jimmy Kimmel.

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Diversity and inclusion continues to be the mandate of the Academy as new presenters  are added to the 90th Oscars® ceremony including Gael García Bernal, Mary J. Blige, Andra Day, Natalia LaFourcade, Miguel, Keala Settle, Sufjan Stevens and Oscar® winner Common will also perform this year's nominated songs at the 90th Oscars® ceremony, show producers which were announced by Michael De Luca and Jennifer Todd.

“We’re excited to have these talented artists showcase the powerful contribution music makes to filmmaking,” said De Luca and Todd. “It’s a privilege to welcome them to the 90th Oscars stage.”

Bernal, LaFourcade, and Miguel will perform the Oscar-nominated song “Remember Me” from “Coco”; Music and Lyric by Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez.

Blige will perform “Mighty River,” from “Mudbound,” the Oscar-nominated song she co-wrote with Raphael Saadiq and Taura Stinson. Blige is also Oscar-nominated this year for Actress in a Supporting Role for “Mudbound.” She is the first person to be nominated for both a performance and Original Song in the same year. Additionally, she has won nine Grammy Awards, having been nominated 31 times.

Common and Andra Day will perform his Oscar-nominated song “Stand Up For Something” from “Marshall”; Music by Diane Warren; Lyric by Lonnie R. Lynn (Common) and Diane Warren. Common won an Oscar with John Stephens (John Legend), for Original Song for “Glory” from the film “Selma” (2014). He has received 20 Grammy Award nominations and has won three times. His recent acting credits include “John Wick: Chapter 2” (2017) and “Selma.” Day is a three-time Grammy Award nominee. Her acting credits include “Marshall” and “Cars 3” (2017).

Settle will perform the Oscar-nominated song “This is Me” from “The Greatest Showman”; Music and Lyric by Benj Pasek and Justin Paul. Settle is a Tony Award®-nominated singer and actress. Her film credits include “The Greatest Showman” (2017) and “Ricki and the Flash” (2015).

Stevens will perform his Oscar-nominated song “Mystery of Love,” written for “Call Me by Your Name.” Stevens is a singer, songwriter, and instrumentalist. A prolific artist whose career spans nearly 20 years and 11 albums, his work has been featured on the soundtracks for “Whiskey Tango Foxtrot” (2016), “Demolition” (2015) and the Oscar-winning film “Little Miss Sunshine” (2006), among others.

The 90th Oscars will be held on Sunday, March 4, 2018, at the Dolby Theatre® at Hollywood & Highland Center® in Hollywood, and will be broadcast live on the ABC Television Network at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT.  The Oscars, produced by De Luca and Todd and hosted by Jimmy Kimmel, also will be televised in more than 225 countries and territories worldwide.  Additionally, “The Oscars: All Access” live stream from the red carpet and backstage will begin at 6:30 p.m. ET/3:30 p.m. PT on Oscar.com.

 

THE LAUNCH KICKS OFF NEWLY MINTED COLLEGIATE ‘MILLION DOLLAR SCREENPLAY FELLOWSHIP’

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THE LAUNCH KICKS OFF NEWLY MINTED COLLEGIATE ‘MILLION DOLLAR SCREENPLAY FELLOWSHIP’

Grand Prize-Winning Screenplay to be Produced as a Feature Film with a Budget of at Least $1 Million, with Eight Student Finalists Awarded a Total of $100,000 in Grants

The LAUNCH, co-founded by Producers Jason Shuman (Rebel in the Rye, Lone Survivor) and Zachary Green (Spartan) is a first of its kind Million Dollar Screenplay Competition for college students, whose mission is to find the next generation of great screenwriters from around the world. The LAUNCH is awarding $100,000 in education grants to the eight (8) finalists, with the grand prize winner having his or her screenplay produced as a feature film with a budget of at least $1 million. This is an international competition open to students who are enrolled in an accredited two-year, four-year college/university or graduate program.

Accepting submissions from Thursday, March 1 through Thursday, May 31, 2018, The LAUNCH will be looking for screenplays with great stories, original voices and honest emotion in any genre. Winners will be announced in August with an anticipated start of production slated for Q4 2018.

The LAUNCH Board of Advisors, which will act as the final judging panel for the competition, includes Award-Winning Casting Director Barbara Fiorentino, Screenwriter Eduardo Cisneros, APA Agent Chris Ridenhour, Educator Madeleine Sherak, PhD, Valor Entertainment Manager Carlos Bobadilla and Actor Caitlin Mehner, amongst additional industry experts.

Co-Founders Jason Shuman and Zachary Green said: “We thank our wonderful donors for bringing The LAUNCH to fruition.  Never before has a screenwriting competition focused solely on students, not only awarding large grants, but guaranteeing at least $1 million dollars to produce the winning screenplay as a feature film.  Our goal is to motivate as many students as possible to pursue their writing dreams.”

ScreenCraft is the presenting sponsor of The LAUNCH competition and will be utilizing the industry-leading technology platform Coverfly to seamlessly manage screenplay submissions, professional readers, and the evaluation and scoring process to determine the finalists

For more information on additional prizes, rules of entry and to submit scripts please visit www.launchscreenplay.com. A reduced fee will be available to early entry applicants from Thursday, March 1st through Saturday, March 31st.

About The LAUNCH

The LAUNCH is a first of its kind Million Dollar Screenplay Fellowship co-created by Jason Shuman and Zachary Green to find the next generation of great screenwriters from around the world. The LAUNCH is awarding $100,000 in education grants with the grand prize winner having his or her screenplay produced as a feature film with a budget of at least $1 million. 

Jason Shuman is a writer and producer with an impressive slate including over 20 motion pictures grossing more than $500 million worldwide, and over 100 episodes of television produced. Past projects include:  Darkness FallsThe MessengersBangkok Dangerous, the critically acclaimed Lone Survivor, Rebel In The Rye, Little Black Book and Daddy Day Camp.

Zachary Green is an entrepreneur and film producer with extensive experience in brand storytelling with brands such as McDonald’s, Toys R Us, Warner Bros., Paramount, and more. He is collaborating with Jason Shuman on a slate of feature films and a handful of television shows, which are in various stages of development and production. Currently, Green and Shuman are producing the heist/thriller Panthers, and action/thriller Spartan, both scheduled to begin principal photography in 2018.

Shorts Awards at 2018 Sundance Film Festival

   (L-R)    Matria,    Credit: Lucia C. Pan;    Hair Wolf  ,  Credit: Charlotte Hornsby;    Would You Look At Her   , Credit: Courtesy of Sundance Institute.

(L-R) Matria, Credit: Lucia C. Pan; Hair Wolf, Credit: Charlotte Hornsby; Would You Look At Her, Credit: Courtesy of Sundance Institute.

Park City, Utah — Winners of the 2018 Sundance Film Festival jury prizes in short filmmaking were announced on Jan 23, by Sundance Institute at a ceremony in Park City, Utah. The Short Film Grand Jury Prize, awarded to one film in the program of 69 shorts selected from 8,740 submissions, went to Matria, written and directed by Álvaro Gago. Full video of the ceremony is at youtube.com/sff. The Short Film program is presented by YouTube, as part of their ongoing support for emerging storytellers, unique voices and independent artists. 2018 marks the sixth year YouTube has been the official sponsor of the Sundance Film Festival Shorts program.

This year's Short Film jurors are Cherien DabisShirley Manson and Chris Ware.

Short Film awards winners in previous years include And so we put goldfish in the pool. by Makato Nagahisa, Thunder Road by Jim Cummings, World of Tomorrow by Don Hertzfeldt, SMILF by Frankie Shaw, Of God and Dogs by Abounaddara Collective, Gregory Go Boom by Janicza Bravo, The Whistle by Grzegorz Zariczny, Whiplash by Damien Chazelle, FISHING WITHOUT NETS by Cutter Hodierne, The Tsunami and the Cherry Blossom by Lucy Walker and The Arm by Brie Larson, Sarah Ramos and Jessie Ennis.

The short film program at the Festival is the centerpiece of Sundance Institute’s year-round efforts to support short filmmaking. Select Festival short films are presented as a traveling program in over 70 cities in the U.S. and Canada each year, one of the few theatrical releases of short films in North America. Short films and filmmakers also take part in regional Master Classes geared towards supporting emerging shorts-makers in cities around the country.

2018 Sundance Film Festival Short Film Jury Awards: 

The Short Film Grand Jury Prize was awarded to: Matria / Spain (Director and screenwriter: Álvaro Gago) — Faced with a challenging daily routine, Ramona tries to take refuge in her relationships with her daughter and granddaughter.

The Short Film Jury Award: U.S. Fiction was presented to: Hair Wolf / U.S.A. (Director and screenwriter: Mariama Diallo) — In a black hair salon in gentrifying Brooklyn, the local residents fend off a strange new monster: white women intent on sucking the lifeblood from black culture.

The Short Film Jury Award: International Fiction was presented to: Would You Look at Her / Macedonia (Director and screenwriter: Goran Stolevski) — A hard-headed tomboy spots the unlikely solution to all her problems in an all-male religious ritual.

The Short Film Jury Award: Non-fiction was presented to: The Trader (Sovdagari) / Georgia (Director: Tamta Gabrichidze) — Gela sells secondhand clothes and household items in places where money is potatoes. 

The Short Film Jury Award: Animation was presented to: GLUCOSE / U.S.A. (Director and screenwriter: Jeron Braxton) — Sugar was the engine of the slave trade that brought millions of Africans to America. Glucose is sweet, marketable and easy to consume, but its surface satisfaction is a thin coating on the pain of many disenfranchised people.

A Special Jury Award was presented to: Emergency / U.S.A. (Director: Carey Williams, Screenwriter: K.D. Dávila) — Faced with an emergency situation, a group of young Black and Latino friends carefully weigh the pros and cons of calling the police.

A Special Jury Award was presented to: Fauve / Canada (Director and screenwriter: Jérémy Comte) — Set in a surface mine, two boys sink into a seemingly innocent power game, with Mother Nature as the sole observer.

A Special Jury Award was presented to: For Nonna Anna / Canada (Director and screenwriter: Luis De Filippis) — A trans girl cares for her Italian grandmother. She assumes that her Nonna disapproves of her – but instead discovers a tender bond in their shared vulnerability.
 

The Sundance Film Festival®
The Sundance Film Festival has introduced global audiences to some of the most groundbreaking films of the past three decades, including BoyhoodBeasts of the Southern WildFruitvale StationWhiplashBrooklynTwenty Feet from StardomLife ItselfThe CoveThe End of the TourBlackfishMe and Earl and the Dying GirlDopeLittle Miss Sunshinesex, lies, and videotapeReservoir DogsHedwig and the Angry InchAn Inconvenient TruthPrecious and Napoleon Dynamite. The Festival is a program of the non-profit Sundance Institute®. 2018 Festival sponsors include: Presenting Sponsors – Acura, SundanceTV, and Chase Sapphire®; Leadership Sponsors – Adobe, Amazon Studios, AT&T, DIRECTV, Dropbox, Omnicom, Stella Artois® and YouTube; Sustaining Sponsors – Canada Goose, Canon U.S.A., Inc., Dell, Francis Ford Coppola Winery, GEICO, Google Pixel 2, Grey Goose Vodka, High West Distillery, IMDbPro, Lyft, Unity Technologies and the University of Utah Health; Media Sponsors - Los Angeles Times, The New York Times and Variety. Sundance Institute recognizes critical support from the Utah Governor's Office of Economic Development, and the State of Utah as Festival Host State. The support of these organizations helps offset the Festival’s costs and sustain the Institute's year-round programs for independent artists. Look for the Official Partner seal at their venues at the Festival. sundance.org/festival

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Founded in 1981 by Robert Redford, Sundance Institute is a nonprofit organization that provides and preserves the space for artists in film, theatre, and new media to create and thrive. The Institute's signature Labs, granting, and mentorship programs, dedicated to developing new work, take place throughout the year in the U.S. and internationally. The Sundance Film Festival and other public programs connect audiences to artists in igniting new ideas, discovering original voices, and building a community dedicated to independent storytelling. Sundance Institute has supported such projects as Beasts of the Southern WildFruitvale StationSin NombreThe Invisible WarThe SquareDirty WarsSpring AwakeningA Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder and Fun Home. Join Sundance Institute on FacebookInstagramTwitter and YouTube.

Ariel Marx, composer of "The Tale" #Sundance

Featured as one of ASCAP's Composers to Watch and recipient of the ASCAP Foundation Henry Mancini Fellowship, Ariel Marx is an award-winning composer and multi-instrumentalist for film, TV, and multimedia. Most recently, Ariel completed the score for two projects that will premiere at the 2018 Sundance Film Festival, Jennifer Fox’s “The Tale” starring Laura Dern, Jason Ritter, and Common and “Hair Wolf” a short film that takes places in gentrifying Brooklyn. She has also scored dramas “West of Her” and “By Jingo.” Outside of film, she has scored television series including comedy series “UnChartered” and “The Pioneers.” Ariel has additionally contributed to “Blind” starring Demi Moore and Alec Baldwin, and assisted composer Marcelo Zarvos on Showtime’s “The Affair” starring Dominic West and Ruth Wilson, as well as, Amazon’s “Z: The Beginning of Everything” starring Christina Ricci and “Wonder” starring Julia Roberts and Owen Wilson.

Her scores have premiered alongside films at national and international film festivals, such as Sundance, Tribeca, and SXSW—winning awards at several for her musical contributions. Ariel draws from many different genres and often combines orchestral and folk instruments with electronics to create unique worlds of sound. Ariel earned her Masters of Music degree in composition with a concentration in film scoring from New York University's Steinhardt program, and is currently an Adjunct Faculty.

We had a chat with Ariel, here are the excerpts.

  • What's your process of composing music for a film. Do you read the script, collaborate with director, and what more/else?

It really depends from project to project, and what stage of the process I come in at. For instance, on a film I’m currently working on, I was able to read the script before it was filmed and visit the set. With “The Tale,” the film had already been shot and edited, so I was working with a final product. Regardless of what stage I come in at, to me, the most important step is determining the palette. What is the tone of the score? What instrumentation? What sort of presence will it have? After these larger aesthetics are established, I dive into writing specific themes and scoring individual scenes, always keeping the bigger picture in mind. 

  • What was the most challenging part of working on this particular film?

Perhaps the most challenging aspect of scoring this film was to convey the complexity of the mechanics of memory and perspective through music. I ultimately settled on writing a score that had several individualized, self-sustaining motors — or spinning gears — that could interlock and separate and join again, transformed — just like our memories, and perceptions of them. 

  • What are your favorite films (from music perspective) and your favorite composers?

This is a hard question because there are so many incredible working composers. This answer could really change from day to day, but in this moment, my two answers are the collaborations between composer Jonny Greenwood and director Paul Thomas Anderson and director Joe Wright and composer Dario Marianelli. 

  • What's your advice to other aspiring musicians and composers who want to break into this business?

The best advice I received was that no one gets into this business the same way — there is no formulaic strategy to success. This has always inspired me because there is no uniform checklist of pre-requisites, and therefore you have to be your own trailblazer. All of the opportunities that have come my way are from connections I made with new filmmakers in New York City while I was in school. My best advice is to develop a unique and authentic voice, find kindred collaborators that create stories that inspire you, and push yourself to grow as a composer and collaborator. 

 

Anne Nikitin, composer of "American Animals" #Sundance

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Anne Nikitin is an award-winning composer for film and television. Anne recently completed
the score for “American Animals,” starring Emmy-winner Ann Dowd and premiering at the
2018 Sundance Film Festival. Anne also scored Bart Layton’s BAFTA winner “The Imposter,” the Sundance Audience Award winner “Dark Horse,” the Netflix true crime series “Captive,” and the German film “Freistatt,” which was shortlisted for a Best Foreign Language Film Oscar. In 2015, Anne scored “Chuck Norris vs. Communism,” which premiered at Sundance and
is now on Netflix.

Anne has scored numerous high-profile television series and films in genres ranging from
natural history to documentary and drama. They include “BBC Natural World,” “Locked
up Abroad,” “America: The Story of Us” and the television movie “Revelation: The End
of Days II,” which was nominated for a Music+Sound Award for Best Television Soundtrack. Anne’s score for “This Beautiful Fantastic,” starring Jessica Brown Findlay and Tom Wilkinson, was nominated for a Music+Sound Award and a Hollywood Music in Media Award. Outside of television and film, Anne worked with the London Contemporary Orchestra on the score for the Damien Hirst film “Treasures from the Wreck of the Unbelievable.” Her upcoming project “Calibre,” starring Jack Lowden and Martin McCann, will be released in 2018.

We had a chat with Anne, here are the excerpts.

  • What's your process of composing music for a film? Do you read the script, collaborate with director, and what more/else?

The process tends to differ from project to project largely depending on how the director likes to work and when they are ready to bring a composer on board. Sometimes I start very early on. I read a script and sketch ideas before the film has been shot. Sometimes they wait until the very end of the edit, when there’s a locked version of the film.  It seems most common to come on board during the first few weeks of the edit, when there’s a rough assembly that they can show me.  

There are pros and cons with each scenario, but the earlier you start the more time you have to experiment.  It’s good to have time to show the director a range of ideas – sometimes surprising them with something they didn’t know they wanted and coming up with something original!  “Tempitis” is a real danger – when you come on board late and the director has fallen in love with temp music.  

Once I start, it’s a very collaborative process. I have ongoing discussions with the director and editor until the very end. It feels like you’re embarking on a journey together.

 

  • What was the most challenging part of working on this particular film?

This is a film with many complex layers so the challenge was to create a diverse score that somehow sounded homogenous. There are a wide range of emotions to score, with four very different characters, so I had to strike the right balance between tension, sadness and humor, and give each character an appropriate musical flavor. “American Animals” is also “a movie within a movie”, and pays homage to other periods and genres, so the score had to play with this idea. Lastly, it’s a film that dips in and out of real life interviews, so music was used to help transition in and out of a documentary-based world, without jolting the audience out of the drama.

 

  • What are your favorite films (from music perspective) and your favorite composers?

I’ll never forget the first film that made me sit up and listen to the score, which was “The Piano,” with music by Michael Nyman. It was such a mesmerizing marriage between film and music - something just clicked, and I thought “that’s what I want to do!” In terms of favorite composers, I adore Thomas Newman (“Road to Perdition” is an all-time favorite score of mine.)  I also love “Blade Runner” for how the music helps create the atmosphere of the film.

Most recently, I’ve been enjoying music by a rising crop of composers such as Johann Johannsson, Jed Kurzel, Max Richter, Dustin O’ Halloran. I thought Johansson’s scores for “Arrival” and “Sicario” were spine-tingling and helped bring those films to life.  It’s exciting to hear film music being extra inspired and eclectic these days. Anything goes!

 

  • What's your advice to other aspiring musicians and composers who want to break into this business?

It’s a very competitive field. You have to be dedicated, determined and very patient. It took me years of blood, sweat and tears before I got my first commission. “Practicing” film scoring might sound like a strange concept, but it’s actually very important. Try to score as many short films as possible to gain experience scoring pictures. This also helps you develop your own voice and versatility, and gives you more confidence when you land your first commission. A positive attitude when meeting directors and producers always helps. Hanging out with other composers can be your salvation. You can learn from each other, support each other, share work and even collaborate.

 

WOMEN BREAKING BARRIERS by HFPA #Sundance

TINA LIFFORD, REED MORANO, SANDRA OH,  CATHY SCHULMAN AND OCTAVIA SPENCER PARTICIPATE IN  “WOMEN BREAKING BARRIERS” PANEL HOSTED BY  THE HOLLYWOOD FOREGIN PRESS ASSOCIATION

 PARK CITY, UT – JANUARY 21, 2018 – In celebration of the 75th anniversary of the Golden Globe® Awards, the Hollywood Foreign Press Association (HFPA) continued their series of special events, this time at the 2018 Sundance Film Festival. The HFPA hosted a special “Women Breaking Barriers” panel featuring accomplished women from various fields in the film industry, moderated by HFPA member Elisabeth Sereda, who opened the session by announcing a $50.000 HFPA grant to the Sundance Institute Women’s programs. Panelists included Tina Lifford (Award-winning actress currently starring in “Queen Sugar” and founder and motivational speaker of The Inner Fitness Project), Reed Morano (Award-winning cinematographer and director; “I Think We’re Alone Now"), Sandra Oh (Golden Globe-winner; starring in and associate producer of BBC America’s “Killing Eve”), Cathy Schulman (Award-winning producer and president of Women in Film), and Octavia Spencer (Golden Globe-winner; currently starring in “The Shape of Water"). The panel was held at the Sundance TV Headquarters.

 

The talk touched on personal experiences and practical aspects in achieving equality for women in the entertainment business from in-access, on-set morale, treatment and pay. 

 

“Seven years ago, I would call the trades and beg them to cover our issues and I couldn’t get a single article published,” said Schulman. “Now there isn’t a minute, a day, week or month that goes by that we don't talk about women’s issues. The most important thing is that we don't get all excited and then just brush everything under the rug again.”

 

Looming large was the industry-wide debate that’s currently taking place in Hollywood. Panelists concurred that it has been an important moment in starting the conversation but that the problem is more systemic than the abuse, which has come to light. 

 

The role of men in the conversation was also touched upon. Spencer expressed a sentiment on many people’s mind when she suggested quietly listening as an important first step. 

 

“This is a wonderful moment that's happening right now. It is making us confront deep-seated cultural issues, it’s a paradigm shift. That can be frightening but we just need to take baby steps, put one foot front of the other. It’s not going be easy but we’ll get there.”

Added Lifford, “I don't think we can underestimate the importance of conversation. Human beings tend to be afraid of change period. When we’re talking about huge cultural relationship changes it’s going to make everyone afraid. We need to create a space where everyone can express their feelings then we can move on to some sort of cooperation.” 

 

Sandra Oh concluded on a positive note. “There is a new generation of women who have less heaviness on them and I’m sure there are lot of women in this room who have a clear creative vision and will put it out there and they inspire me tremendously.”

 

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Courtesy: Sundance TV

 

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About the Hollywood Foreign Press Association

The Hollywood Foreign Press Association (HFPA) was founded in 1943 as the Hollywood Foreign Correspondents Association (HFCA) by a group of entertainment journalists representing world media in Hollywood, who realized the need to unite and organize to gain the recognition and access to studios and talent accorded to the domestic press. All qualified journalists were accepted, with the bold goal of “Unity Without Discrimination of Religion or Race.” A year later, the HFCA created the Golden Globe Awards which, to this day, the entire membership selects, votes on and awards every year for outstanding achievements in motion pictures and television. This year marks the 75th anniversary of the Golden Globe Awards. Members of the HFPA represent 56 countries with a combined readership of 250 million in some of the world’s most respected publications. Each year, the organization holds the third most watched awards show on television, the Golden Globe® Awards, which has enabled the organization to donate $30 million to entertainment-related charities, scholarship programs and humanitarian efforts over the last 25 years. Last year, the HFPA distributed $3 million in grants through their Charitable Trust to a diverse group of organizations and institutions within the entertainment industry. For more information, please visit www.GoldenGlobes.com and follow us on Twitter (@GoldenGlobes), Instagram (@GoldenGlobes), and Facebook (www.facebook.com/GoldenGlobes).

Outstanding Film and Television Performances Honored at the 24th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards

The Screen Actors Guild Awards® presented its coveted Actor® statuettes for the outstanding motion picture and television performances of 2017 at the 24th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards®, hosted by Kristen Bell, held Sunday, Jan. 21 at the Los Angeles Shrine Auditorium & Expo Hall.

Honored with individual awards were Frances McDormand, Gary Oldman, Allison Janney and Sam Rockwell for performances in motion pictures, and Nicole Kidman, Alexander Skarsgård, Claire Foy, Sterling K. Brown, Julia Louis-Dreyfus and William H. Macy for performances in television. The Screen Actors Guild Awards originated awards for the outstanding performances by a motion picture cast and by television drama and comedy ensembles. The Actor® for a motion picture cast performance went this year to “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri,” while the Actors® for television drama and comedy ensemble performances went this year to “This is Us” and “Veep.”

SAG-AFTRA President Gabrielle Carteris and SAG Awards® Committee Chair JoBeth Williams revealed the honorees for outstanding television and film stunt ensemble action performances during the streamed PEOPLE, EW & TNT’s Official SAG Awards® Red Carpet Live Show pre-show.

Rita Moreno presented Morgan Freeman with the 54th Life Achievement Award, following a filmed salute to the Academy Award® winning actor, producer, voice actor and activist, which mirrored when Freeman presented Moreno with the 50th Life Achievement Award. Felicity Huffman introduced a filmed “In Memoriam” tribute to the SAG-AFTRA members lost during 2017. In keeping with the SAG Awards tradition of highlighting the work of SAG-AFTRA members, SAG-AFTRA President Gabrielle Carteris introduced a montage that illustrated the union’s diversity and the wide range of its members’ professional skills.

PEOPLE magazine and the Entertainment Industry Foundation (EIF) hosted the Screen Actors Guild Post-Awards Gala for the 22nd year. They were joined this year for the first time by official co-sponsor TNT & TBS. This exclusive event, which was held immediately following the SAG Awards on a specially extended section of the Shrine’s auditorium stage honors the charitable efforts of actors in their communities and its hosts make an annual donation to the SAG-AFTRA Foundation.

Nominees chosen by their respective SAG Awards film and television nominating committees were announced on Dec. 13, 2017. Two nominating panels — one for television and one for film — each composed of 2,500 randomly selected union members from across the United States, chose this year’s nominees. Final voting information was sent to the 121,544 SAG-AFTRA members in good standing across the country. Balloting closed at noon on Friday, Jan. 19. Integrity Voting Systems, the Awards' official election teller, sealed the results until they were announced live during the 24th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards.

The 24th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards presented by SAG-AFTRA with Screen Actors Guild Awards®, LLC was produced by Avalon Harbor Productions. For more information about the SAG Awards, SAG-AFTRA, TNT and TBS, visit sagawards.org/about.

The complete list of recipients for the 24th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards® follows:

 

The 24th ANNUAL SCREEN ACTORS GUILD AWARDS® RECIPIENTS

The Theatrical Motion Picture Recipients are:

Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role

FRANCES McDORMAND / Mildred – “THREE BILLBOARDS OUTSIDE EBBING, MISSOURI” (Fox Searchlight)

Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role

GARY OLDMAN / Winston Churchill – “DARKEST HOUR” (Focus Features)

Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Supporting Role

ALLISON JANNEY / LaVona Golden – “I, TONYA” (Neon)

Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Supporting Role

SAM ROCKWELL / Dixon – “THREE BILLBOARDS OUTSIDE EBBING, MISSOURI” (Fox Searchlight)

Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture

THREE BILLBOARDS OUTSIDE EBBING, MISSOURI (Fox Searchlight)
ABBIE CORNISH / Anne
PETER DINKLAGE / James
WOODY HARRELSON / Willoughby
JOHN HAWKES / Charlie
LUCAS HEDGES / Robbie
ŽELJKO IVANEK / Desk Sgt.
CALEB LANDRY JONES / Red Welby
FRANCES McDORMAND / Mildred
CLARKE PETERS / Abercrombie
SAM ROCKWELL / Dixon
SAMARA WEAVING / Penelope

The Television Recipients are:

Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Television Movie or Limited Series

NICOLE KIDMAN / Celeste Wright – “BIG LITTLE LIES” (HBO)

Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Television Movie or Limited Series

ALEXANDER SKARSGÅRD / Perry Wright – “BIG LITTLE LIES” (HBO)

Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Drama Series

CLAIRE FOY / Queen Elizabeth II – “THE CROWN” (Netflix)

Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Drama Series

STERLING K. BROWN / Randall Pearson – “THIS IS US” (NBC)

Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Comedy Series

JULIA LOUIS-DREYFUS / Selina Meyer – “VEEP” (HBO)

Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Comedy Series

WILLIAM H. MACY / Frank Gallagher – “SHAMELESS” (Showtime)

Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series

THIS IS US (NBC)ERIS BAKER / Tess Pearson
ALEXANDRA BRECKENRIDGE / Sophie
STERLING K. BROWN / Randall Pearson
LONNIE CHAVIS / Young Randall
JUSTIN HARTLEY / Kevin Pearson
FAITHE HERMAN / Annie Pearson
RON CEPHAS JONES / William Hill
CHRISSY METZ / Kate Pearson
MANDY MOORE / Rebecca Pearson
CHRIS SULLIVAN / Toby Damon
MILO VENTIMIGLIA / Jack Pearson
SUSAN KELECHI WATSON / Beth Pearson
HANNAH ZEILE / Teenage Kate

Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series

VEEP (HBO)
DAN BAKKEDAHL / Roger Furlong
ANNA CHLUMSKY / Amy Brookheimer
GARY COLE / Kent Davison
MARGARET COLIN / Jane McCabe
KEVIN DUNN / Ben Cafferty
CLEA DUVALL / Marjorie Palmiotti
NELSON FRANKLIN / Will
TONY HALE / Gary Walsh
JULIA LOUIS-DREYFUS / Selina Meyer
SAM RICHARDSON / Richard Splett
PAUL SCHEER / Stevie
REID SCOTT / Dan Egan
TIMOTHY SIMONS / Jonah Ryan
SARAH SUTHERLAND / Catherine Meyer
MATT WALSH / Mike McLintock

About the 24th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards®

The 24th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards® presented by SAG-AFTRA with Screen Actors Guild Awards, LLC and hosted by Kristen Bell, is produced by Avalon Harbor Entertainment. Inc. and was simulcast live on TNT and TBS on Sunday, January. 21, 2018 at 8 p.m. ET / 5 p.m. PT. TNT and TBS subscribers also had the option to watch the SAG Awards live through the networks' websites, mobile apps (iOS, Android), and connected device apps (Roku, Apple TV, Amazon Fire). The telecast is available internationally, including to U.S. military installations through the American Forces Network.

One of the awards season’s premier events, the SAG Awards® annually celebrates the outstanding motion pictures and television performances from the previous calendar year. Of the top industry honors presented to actors, only the SAG Awards are selected entirely by performers’ peers in SAG-AFTRA, which this year number 121,544. The SAG Awards was the first televised awards show to acknowledge the work of union members and the first to present awards to motion picture casts and television ensembles. For more information about the SAG Awards®, SAG-AFTRA, TNT and TBS, visit sagawards.org/about.

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THE WINNERS OF THE 49th NAACP IMAGE AWARDS

THE WINNERS OF THE 49th NAACP IMAGE AWARDS ANNOUNCED DURING LIVE BROADCAST ON TV ONE TWO-HOUR SPECIAL WAS HOSTED BY ANTHONY ANDERSON

PRESENTERS INCLUDED: STERLING K. BROWN, MARY J. BLIGE, MICHAEL B. JORDAN, DANIEL KALUUYA, ISSA RAE, CHADWICK BOSEMAN, TERRY CREWS, YARA SHAHIDI, ANGELA RYE, DANAI GURIRA, ISAIAH WASHINGTON, JACOB LATIMORE, JAY PHAROAH, JEMELE HILL, JOSH GAD, LORETTA DEVINE, META GOLDING, MICHAEL SMITH, TYLER JAMES WILLIAMS, SONEQUA MARTIN-GREEN, JUDGE GREG MATHIS AND MIKE COLTER

Performances by Common and Andra Day

Ava DuVernay Announced as NAACP Entertainer of the Year Charlie Wilson Honored with Music Makes a Difference Honor

Special #TIMESUP Presentation Featuring Angela Robinson, Kerry Washington, Jurnee Smollett-Bell, Laverne Cox, Lena Waithe and Tracee Ellis Ross

Additional Talent Included: Halle Berry, Mandy Moore, Chris Sullivan, Omari Hardwick, and more

(LOS ANGELES, CA) – January 16, 2018 – The winners of the 49th NAACP Image Awards were announced tonight during the live broadcast from the Pasadena Civic Auditorium which aired on TV One (see complete winners list below). The two-hour live special was hosted by Anthony Anderson and opened with a powerful moment in support of #TIMESUP featuring Angela Robinson, Kerry Washington, Jurnee Smollett-Bell, Laverne Cox, Lena Waithe and Tracee Ellis Ross. There was a live pre-show from the red carpet hosted by Terrence J with special correspondent, Tanika Ray.

Ava DuVernay was honored as the NAACP Entertainer of the Year. NAACP Chairman Leon W. Russell presented the NAACP Chairman’s Award to William Lucy, NAACP President and CEO Derrick Johnson presented the NAACP President’s Award to Danny Glover and several members of the Memphis Sanitation “I Am A Man” Workers were also in attendance – they were presented with the NAACP Vanguard Award earlier in the week during a press conference at the National Civil Rights Museum in Memphis, TN. Charlie Wilson was honored with the Music Makes a Difference honor which is bestowed upon an individual within the recording industry who has achieved worthwhile success and inspiration for civic engagement, criminal justice, education, economic opportunity, or criminal justice.

In addition, some of the biggest names in film, television and music appeared in the LIVE telecast including: Sterling K. Brown, Halle Berry, Mary J. Blige, Michael B. Jordan, Daniel Kaluuya, Issae Rae, Mandy Moore, Chadwick Boseman, Terry Crews, Tracee Ellis Ross, Yara Shahidi, Angela Rye, Danai Gurira, Isaiah Washington, Jacob Latimore, Jay Pharoah, Jemele Hill, Josh Gad, Loretta Devine, Meta Golding, Michael Smith, Tyler James Williams, Omari Hardwick, Ava DuVernay, Jurnee Smollett-Bell, Chris Sullivan, Sonequa Martin-Green, Judge Greg Mathis and Mike Colter.

The 49th NAACP Image Awards production team included Executive Producers Reginald Hudlin and Phil Gurin, Tony McCuin as Director, Byron Phillips as Producer, and Robin Reinhardt as Talent Producer.

The winners of the 49th NAACP Image Awards in the non-televised categories were announced during a gala dinner celebration that took place Sunday, January 14, 2018, at the Pasadena Conference Center – the event was hosted by The Real’s Adrienne Houghton, Loni Love, Jeannie Mai and Tamera Mowry-Housley.

The NAACP Image Awards is the premiere multicultural awards show. It celebrates the accomplishments of people of color in the fields of television, music, literature and film, and also honors individuals or groups who promote social justice through creative endeavors. 

Below are all of the winners for the 49th NAACP Image Awards:

ENTERTAINER OF THE YEAR

Ava DuVernay

Outstanding Actor in a Motion Picture

Daniel Kaluuya - "Get Out" (Universal Pictures)

Outstanding Actress in a Motion Picture

Octavia Spencer - "Gifted" (Fox Searchlight Pictures)

Outstanding Motion Picture

"Girls Trip" (Universal Pictures)

Outstanding Actor in a Comedy Series

Anthony Anderson - "`black-ish" (ABC)

Outstanding Actress in a Comedy Series

Tracee Ellis Ross - "`black-ish " (ABC)

Outstanding Comedy Series

"`black-ish" (ABC)

Outstanding Actor in a Drama Series

Omari Hardwick - "Power" (Starz)

Outstanding Actress in a Drama Series

Taraji P. Henson - "Empire" (FOX)

Outstanding Drama Series

"Power" (Starz)

The winners of the Non-Televised Categories for the 49th NAACP Image Awards are:

Television   

Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series

Jay Ellis - "Insecure" (HBO)

Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series

Marsai Martin - "`black-ish" (ABC)

Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series

Joe Morton - "Scandal" (ABC)

Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series

Naturi Naughton - "Power" (Starz)

Outstanding Television Movie, Limited - Series or Dramatic Special

"The New Edition Story " (BET)

Outstanding Actor in a Television Movie, Limited-Series or Dramatic Special

Idris Elba - "Guerrilla" (Showtime)

Outstanding Actress in a Television Movie, Limited -Series or Dramatic Special

Queen Latifah - "Flint" (Lifetime)

Outstanding News/ Information - (Series or Special)

"Unsung" (TV One)

Outstanding Talk Series

"The Real" (Syndicated)

Outstanding Reality Program/Reality Competition Series

"The Manns" (TV One)

Outstanding Variety or Game Show - (Series or Special)

"Lip Sync Battle" (Spike)

Outstanding Children's Program

"Doc McStuffins" (Disney Junior)

Outstanding Performance by a Youth (Series, Special, Television Movie or Limited Series)

Caleb McLaughlin - "Stranger Things" (Netflix)

Outstanding Host in a Talk or News/Information (Series or Special) - Individual or Ensemble

Roland Martin - "News One Now" (TV One)

Outstanding Host in a Reality/Reality Competition, Game Show or Variety (Series or Special) - Individual or Ensemble

LL Cool J - "Lip Sync Battle" (Spike)

Recording  

Outstanding New Artist

SZA (RCA Records/Top Dawg Entertainment)

Outstanding Male Artist

Bruno Mars (Atlantic Records)

Outstanding Female Artist

Mary J. Blige (Capitol Records)

Outstanding Duo, Group or Collaboration

Kendrick Lamar feat. Rihanna (TDE/Aftermath/Interscope)

Outstanding Jazz Album

"Petite Afrique" - Somi (Sony Music/OKeh)

Outstanding Gospel/Christian Album (Traditional or Contemporary)

"Greenleaf Soundtrack Volume 2" - Greenleaf Soundtrack (RCA Inspiration)

Outstanding Music Video/Visual Album

"That's What I Like" - Bruno Mars (Atlantic Records)

Outstanding Song – Traditional

"That's What I Like" - Bruno Mars (Atlantic Records)

Outstanding Album

"DAMN." - Kendrick Lamar (TDE/Aftermath/Interscope)

Outstanding Song – Contemporary

"HUMBLE." - Kendrick Lamar (TDE/Aftermath/Interscope)

Literature

Outstanding Literary Work – Fiction  

"The Annotated African American Folktales" - Henry Louis Gates Jr. (Editor),Maria Tatar (Editor), (Liveright Publishing Corporation)

Outstanding Literary Work - Non-Fiction

"Defining Moments in Black History: Reading Between the Lies" - Dick Gregory (Author), (HarperCollins Publishers)

Outstanding Literary Work - Debut Author

"No One Is Coming to Save Us" - Stephanie Powell Watts (Author), (HarperCollins Publishers)

Outstanding Literary Work - Biography / Autobiography

"Becoming Ms. Burton - From Prison to Recovery to Leading the Fight for Incarcerated Women" - Susan Burton (Author), Cari Lynn (Author), Michelle Alexander (Foreword By), (The New Press)

Outstanding Literary Work – Instructional

"The Awakened Woman: Remembering & Reigniting our Sacred Dreams " – Dr. Tererai Trent (Author), Oprah Winfrey (Foreword By), (Simon and Schuster)

Outstanding Literary Work – Poetry

"Incendiary Art: Poems" - Patricia Smith (Author), (TriQuarterly Books/Northwestern University Press)

Outstanding Literary Work – Children

"Little Leaders: Bold Women in Black History " - Vashti Harrison (Author), (Hachette Book Group)

Outstanding Literary Work - Youth / Teens

"Clayton Byrd Goes Underground" - Rita Williams-Garcia, (Author), Frank Morrison (Illustrator), (Amistad/HarperCollins Publishers)

Motion Picture

Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture

Idris Elba - "THOR: Ragnarok" (Marvel Studios)

Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture

Tiffany Haddish - "Girls Trip" (Universal Pictures)

Outstanding Independent Motion Picture

"Detroit" (Annapurna Pictures)

Documentary

Outstanding Documentary (Film)

"STEP" (Fox Searchlight Pictures)

Outstanding Documentary (Television)

"The 44th President: In His Own Words" (History)

Writing

Outstanding Writing in a Comedy Series

Janine Barrois – “Claws” – Batsh*t (TNT)

Outstanding Writing in a Dramatic Series

Gina Prince-Bythewood - "Shots Fired" – Hour One: Pilot (Fox)

Outstanding Writing in a Television Movie or Special  

Abdul Williams - "The New Edition Story " – Part 2 (BET)

Outstanding Writing in a Motion Picture

Jordan Peele - "Get Out" (Universal Pictures)

Directing

Outstanding Directing in a Comedy Series

Anton Cropper - "`black-ish" - Juneteenth (ABC)

Outstanding Directing in a Dramatic Series

Carl Franklin - "13 Reasons Why" - Tape 5, Side B (Netflix)

Outstanding Directing in a Television Movie or Special

Allen Hughes - "The Defiant Ones" (HBO)

Outstanding Directing in a Motion Picture

Jordan Peele - "Get Out" (Universal Pictures)

ANIMATED/CGI

Outstanding Character Voice-Over Performance

Tiffany Haddish – “Legends of Chamberlain Heights” (Comedy Central)

Nominees for the NAACP Image Awards are determined by the number of entries received by the deadline. To be eligible, projects must have had a national distribution date between January 1, 2017, and December 31, 2017.  From those entries, a nominating committee selects five nominees in each of the 56 categories. To determine the winners, the members of the NAACP vote via a secured online site. The results are tabulated by the Image Awards auditors, Bert Smith & Co., and the results are confidential until the envelope is opened LIVE on stage during the TV One telecast.

For all information and the latest news, please visit the official NAACP Image Awards website at: http://www.naacpimageawards.net.

FB: /naacpimageaward Twitter: @naacpimageaward (#ImageAwards)

About NAACP:

Founded in 1909, the NAACP is the nation’s oldest and largest nonpartisan civil rights organization. Its members throughout the United States and the world are the premier advocates for civil rights in their communities. Read more about the NAACP’s work and our six “Game Changer” issue areas at NAACP.org.

About TV One:

Launched in January 2004, TV One serves 59 million households, offering a broad range of real-life and entertainment-focused original programming, classic series, movies and music designed to entertain and inform a diverse audience of adult black viewers. The network represents the best in black culture and entertainment with fan favorite shows Unsung, Rickey Smiley For Real, Fatal Attraction, and The NAACP Image Awards.  In addition, TV One is the cable home of blockbuster drama Empire. In December 2008, the company launched TV One High Def, which now serves 14 million households. TV One is solely owned by Urban One, Inc., formerly known as Radio One, Inc. [NASDAQ: UONE and UONEK, www.urban1.com], the largest African-American owned multi-media company primarily targeting Black and urban audiences.For more information about TV One, viewers can join the conversation by visiting the network’s companion website at www.tvone.tv.

Winners of Non-Televised 49th NAACP Image Awards

THE WINNERS OF THE NON-TELEVISED CATEGORIES FOR THE 49th NAACP IMAGE AWARDS ANNOUNCED AT GALA DINNER

Event Hosted by The Real’s Adrienne Houghton, Loni Love, Jeannie Mai and Tamera Mowry-Housley Attendees included: Sterling K. Brown, Susan Kelechi Watson, Yvette Nicole Brown, Samira Wiley and more

(LOS ANGELES, CA) – January 15, 2018 – The winners of the 49th NAACP Image Awards in the non-televised categories were announced during a gala dinner celebration that took Sunday, January 14, 2018, at the Pasadena Conference Center – the event was hosted by The Real’s Adrienne Houghton, Loni Love, Jeannie Mai and Tamera Mowry-Housley.

Talent attending included: Abdul Williams, Amanda Lipitz, Andrew Finkelstein, Angela Jollivette, Angie Edgar, Anthony Sparks, Beverly Bond, Brad Bernstein, Chelsea Hettrick, Chris Robinson, Damien Escobar, Damon Davis, Daniel Mooney, David Karabinas, Debra Lee, Dondre Whitfield, Emily V. Gordon, Erica Anderson, Ethan Hutchinson, Fredricka Whitfield, Iyanla Van Zant, James Ward, Janine Sherman Barrois, Jemele Hill, Jill Dickerson, John David Washington, Joshua Dubois, Julie Anderson, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Karissa Valencia, Kay Hanley, Keegan Kuhn, Keesha Sharp, Keith David, Ken Whittingham, Kevin Hooks, Kip Andersen, Kristin Robinson, Kumail Nanjiani, Kwyn Bader, Ledisi, Lena Waithe, Lonnie Chavis, Lynn Whitfield, Major, Mark Ford, Mark Nicholson, Marvin Sapp, May Chan, Mekita Faiye, Merle Dandridge, Michael Armstrong, Michael Smith, Michelle Lewis, Morgan Di Stefano, Natalie Paul, Paula Dofat, Pinky Cole, Reginald Hudlin, Rodney Scott, Sabaah Folayan, Salli Richardson, Samira Wiley, Scott Mills, Somi, Stacey Kim, Stella Meghie, Sterling K. Brown, Susan Gray, Susan Kelechi Watson, Tara Montgomery, Tina Lifford, Tituss Burgess, Woody McClain and Yvette Nicole Brown. 

Winners in 47 categories were announced during the event (see complete winners list below).  The remaining 9 categories and Entertainer of the Year will be announced LIVE on stage during the two-hour star-studded49th NAACP Image Awards which will broadcast LIVE on TV One on Monday, January 15, 2018, the national holiday honoring the birthday of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., at 9pm/8c as a two-hour special hosted by Anthony Anderson.  The one-hour pre-show airs live from the red carpet at 8pm/7c.

For all information and the latest news, please visit the official NAACP Image Awards website at: http://www.naacpimageawards.net.

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About NAACP:

Founded in 1909, the NAACP is the nation’s oldest and largest nonpartisan civil rights organization. Its members throughout the United States and the world are the premier advocates for civil rights in their communities. Read more about the NAACP’s work and our six “Game Changer” issue areas at NAACP.org.

About TV One:

Launched in January 2004, TV One serves 59 million households, offering a broad range of real-life and entertainment-focused original programming, classic series, movies and music designed to entertain and inform a diverse audience of adult black viewers. The network represents the best in black culture and entertainment with fan favorite shows Unsung, Rickey Smiley For Real, Fatal Attraction, and The NAACP Image Awards.  In addition, TV One is the cable home of blockbuster drama Empire. In December 2008, the company launched TV One High Def, which now serves 14 million households. TV One is solely owned by Urban One, Inc., formerly known as Radio One, Inc. [NASDAQ: UONE and UONEK, www.urban1.com], the largest African-American owned multi-media company primarily targeting Black and urban audiences.

For more information about TV One, viewers can join the conversation by visiting the network’s companion website at www.tvone.tv.

49th NAACP Image Awards, Jan 15 (MLK Day) on TV ONE

STERLING K. BROWN, MARY J. BLIGE, MICHAEL B. JORDAN, DANIEL KALUUYA, ISSA RAE, CHADWICK BOSEMAN, TERRY CREWS, YARA SHAHIDI, DANAI GURIRA, ISAIAH WASHINGTON, JACOB LATIMORE, JAY PHAROAH, JEMELE HILL, JOSH GAD, LORETTA DEVINE, META GOLDING, MICHAEL SMITH, TYLER JAMES WILLIAMS, SONEQUA MARTIN-GREEN, JUDGE GREG MATHIS AND MIKE COLTER, TO PRESENT AT THE 49TH NAACP IMAGE AWARDS
ON THE NATIONAL HOLIDAY HONORING DR. MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR.
MONDAY, JANUARY 15 ON TV ONE

Performances by Common and Andra Day
Additional Talent Scheduled to Appear Include Halle Berry, Mandy Moore, Octavia Spencer, Chris Sullivan, Tracee Ellis Ross, Ava DuVernay, Jurnee Smollett-Bell, and more

Anthony Anderson to Host LIVE Two-Hour Special at 9:00pm ET/8:00pm C
Terrence J to Host LIVE Red Carpet Pre-Show at 8:00pm ET/7:00pm C
With Tanika Ray as Special Correspondent

Los Angeles, CA – January 12, 2018 – Sterling K. Brown, Mary J. Blige, Michael B. Jordan, Daniel Kaluuya, Issae Rae, Chadwick Boseman, Terry Crews, Yara Shahidi, Danai Gurira, Isaiah Washington, Jacob Latimore, Jay Pharoah, Jemele Hill, Josh Gad, Loretta Devine, Meta Golding, Michael Smith, Tyler James Williams, Sonequa Martin-Green, Judge Greg Mathis and Mike Colter are scheduled to present at the 49th NAACP Image Awards. Performances by Common and Andra Day. Additional talent scheduled to appear include Halle Berry, Mandy Moore, Octavia Spencer, Chris Sullivan, Tracee Ellis Ross, Ava DuVernay, Jurnee Smollett-Bell, and more. The all-star celebration will be hosted by Anthony Anderson and will broadcast LIVE from the Pasadena Civic Auditorium at 9pm/8c on Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday, January 15, on TV One. A one-hour pre-show hosted by Terrence J will air live from the red carpet at 8pm/7c with Tanika Ray as special correspondent.

In addition, the NAACP “Entertainer of the Year” will be revealed. This special honor is bestowed upon an individual within the entertainment industry who has achieved notable success in multiple projects and mediums. The nominees include Ava DuVernay, Bruno Mars, Chadwick Boseman, Chance the Rapper, Issa Rae, and JAY Z. 

As previously announced, actor, producer, and humanitarian Danny Glover will receive the “President’s Award” which is bestowed in recognition of special achievement and distinguished public service. In addition, William Lucy, prominent labor union organizer and leader, will be honored with the prestigious “NAACP Chairman’s Award” which is bestowed in recognition of individuals who demonstrate exemplary public service and use their distinct platforms to create agents of change.

The NAACP Image Awards is the preeminent multicultural awards show celebrating the accomplishments of people of color in the fields of television, music, literature and film, and also honors individuals or groups who promote social justice through creative endeavors. Winners will be announced during the two-hour star-studded event hosted by Anthony Anderson, which will be broadcast LIVE on TV ONE at 9pm/8c on Monday, January 15, 2018, the federal holiday honoring the birthday of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. A one-hour pre-show will air live from the red carpet at 8pm/7c.

For all information and the latest news, please visit the official NAACP Image Awards website at: http://www.naacpimageawards.net.

FB: /naacpimageaward Twitter: @naacpimageaward (#ImageAwards)

About NAACP:
Founded in 1909, the NAACP is the nation’s oldest and largest nonpartisan civil rights organization. Its members throughout the United States and the world are the premier advocates for civil rights in their communities. Read more about the NAACP’s work and our six “Game Changer” issue areas at NAACP.org.

About TV One:
Launched in January 2004, TV One serves 59 million households, offering a broad range of real-life and entertainment-focused original programming, classic series, movies and music designed to entertain and inform a diverse audience of adult black viewers. The network represents the best in black culture and entertainment with fan favorite shows Unsung, Rickey Smiley For Real, Fatal Attraction, and The NAACP Image Awards.  In addition, TV One is the cable home of blockbuster drama Empire. In December 2008, the company launched TV One High Def, which now serves 14 million households. TV One is solely owned by Urban One, Inc., formerly known as Radio One, Inc. [NASDAQ: UONE and UONEK, www.urban1.com], the largest African-American owned multi-media company primarily targeting Black and urban audiences.

For more information about TV One, viewers can join the conversation by visiting the network’s companion website at www.tvone.tv. TV One viewers can also join the conversation by connecting via social media on Twitter<https://twitter.com/TVONETV>, Instagram<https://www.instagram.com/tvonetv/> and Facebook<https://www.facebook.com/tvonetv>.

Select "Black Films" at Sundance 2018 (Jan 18-28)

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There will never be a shortage of creativity to come from African American community.  The annual Sundance Film Festival, taking place January 18 to 28 is just one piece of compelling evidence to back up this aforementioned statement.

 

Festival premieres include a new work by Boots Riley, “Sorry to Bother You”, starring Lakeith Stanfield, Tessa Thompson, and Omari Hardwick and a documentary on Sri Lankan artist and musician M.I.A.  We also get two special events: Spike Lee’s PassOver and RuPaul’s Drag Race: A Retrospective of the Cultural Phenomenon.

There are 27 feature length films and 10 shorts offered.  Here are our picks for films to check out at the 2018 Sundance Film Festival.

Blindspotting

A buddy comedy in a world that won't let it be one. Starring Daveed Diggs, Rafael Casal, Janina Gavankar , and Jasmine Cephas Jones.

Burden

After opening a KKK shop, Klansman Michael Burden falls in love with a single mom who forces him to confront his senseless hatred. Starring Forest Whitaker and Usher Raymond.

The Miseducation of Cameron Post

Circa 1993: after being caught having sex with the prom queen, a girl is forced into a gay conversion therapy center. Based on Emily Danforth's acclaimed and controversial coming-of-age novel.

Monster

“Monster” is what the prosecutor calls 17 year old honors student and aspiring filmmaker Steve Harmon. Charged with felony murder for a crime he says he did not commit.  Starring Kelvin Harrison Jr., Jeffrey Wright, and Jennifer Hudson.

Monsters and Men

This interwoven narrative explores the aftermath of a police killing of a black man. Starring Anthony Ramos.

Sorry to Bother You

In an alternate present-day version of Oakland, black telemarketer Cassius Green discovers a magical key to professional success – which propels him into a macabre universe. Starring Tessa Thompson, Steven Yeun, and Omari Hardwick.

TYREL

Tyler spirals out of control when he realizes he’s the only black person attending a weekend birthday party in a secluded cabin. Starring Jason Mitchell.

Crime + Punishment

Over four years of unprecedented access, the story of a brave group of black and Latino whistleblower cops and one unrelenting private investigator who, amidst a landmark lawsuit, risk everything to expose illegal quota practices and their impact on young minorities.

MATANGI / MAYA / M.I.A.

An intimate look into the life of Sri Lankan artist and musician M.I.A using personal footage spanning decades.

A Boy, A Girl, A Dream

Directed by Qasim Basir. On the night of the 2016 Presidential election, Cass, an L.A. club promoter, takes a thrilling and emotional journey with Frida, a Midwestern visitor. Starring Omari Hardwick, and Meagan Good.

Night Comes On

Angel LaMere is released from juvenile detention on the eve of her 18th birthday. Haunted by her past, she embarks on a journey with her 10 year-old sister.

I Am Not a Witch

After a minor incident, nine-year old Shula is exiled to a witch camp where she is told that if she escapes, she'll be transformed into a goat.

King In The Wilderness

A portrait of the last years of Martin Luther King, Jr.’s remarkable life.

Come Sunday

Internationally-renowned pastor Carlton Pearson — experiencing a crisis of faith — risks his church, family and future when he questions church doctrine and finds himself branded a modern-day heretic. Based on actual events. Starring Chiwetel Ejiofor, Danny Glover, and Condola Rashad.

Pass Over / U.S.A

This special event is created by Spike Lee, Danya Taymor and Antoinette Nwandu

A provocative riff on Waiting for Godot, capturing the poetry, humor and humanity of this urgent and timely play about two young black men talking shit, passing the time and dreaming of the promised land. Starring Jon Michael Hill, Julian Parker, Ryan Hallahan, and Blake DeLong.

RuPaul’s Drag Race: A Retrospective of the Cultural Phenomenon

A retrospective of VH1’s Emmy-winning “RuPaul’s Drag Race” on the heels of its10th season, and a panel hosted by RuPaul with executive producers Randy Barbato and Fenton Bailey, along with Tom Campbell and Pamela Post, senior vice president of Original Programming for MTV, VH1 and Logo.

Leimert Park

Directed by producer Mel Jones. Things get complicated when three friends share a house in South LA’s Leimert Park.

Dinner Party

A short virtual reality thriller that dramatizes the incredible story of Betty and Barney Hill, who in the 1960's reported the first nationally known UFO abduction case in America.

Masters of the Sun

In1983, Los Angeles was spared from utter destruction driven by an ancient evil. The ghetto became ground zero for drug epidemic that transformed citizens into soul-sucking zombies.

 

Halle Berry, Dakota Fanning, Lupita Nyong'o, Emma Stone and Kelly Marie Tran To Present at the 24th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards®

Halle Berry, Dakota Fanning, Lupita Nyong'o, Emma Stone and Kelly Marie Tran
To Present at the 24th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards®

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The 24th Annual SAG Awards® will air live on TNT and TBS, Sunday, Jan. 21, 2018

LOS ANGELES (Jan. 11, 2018) — Halle Berry, Dakota Fanning, Lupita Nyong'o, Emma Stone and Kelly Marie Tran will be presenters at the 24th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards®, Executive Producer Kathy Connell announced today.  The 24th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards, hosted by Kristen Bell, will be simulcast live on TNT and TBS on Sunday, January 21, 2018 at 8 p.m. ET / 5 p.m. PT. AG AW

Halle Berry (Monster’s Ball, the X-Men franchise) is a two-time Actor® recipient. The first recognized her Outstanding Performance inIntroducing Dorothy Dandridge, in the Female Actor in a Television Movie or Limited Series category. She subsequently was honored with an Actor® and an Oscar® for her lead performance in Monster’s Ball.

Dakota Fanning (The AlienistAmerican Pastoral) became the youngest-ever individual SAG Award nominee for her supporting role I Am Sam, when she was just seven. In subsequent nods to her early start, she introduced the SAG Awards’ tribute to child actors in 2002 and presented the SAG Life Achievement Award to Shirley Temple Black in 2006.

 Lupita Nyong'o (12 Years a Slave, upcoming Black Panther) is an Actor® recipient and two-time Screen Actors Guild Award nominee. She received the Actor® and an Oscar® for her Supporting Role in 12 Years a Slave, a performance that also earned her a SAG Awards nomination as a cast member.

Emma Stone (La La LandBirdman or The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance) is a three-time Actor® recipient. One of her SAG Awards was for her lead role in La La Land, a performance that also earned her an Oscar® and a Golden Globe. Her other two Actors® were for her performance in the casts of Birdman (or The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance) and The Help. Her supporting role Birdman garnered nominations for an Actor®, an Oscar® and a Golden Globe.

Kelly Marie Tran (Star Wars: The Last JediCollegeHumor Originals) will be a first-time presenter at this year’s Screen Actors Guild Awards. Her breakthrough role was as the skilled mechanic and Resistance fighter Rose Tico in Star Wars: The Last Jedi. 

About the 24th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards®

The 24th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards® presented by SAG-AFTRA with Screen Actors Guild Awards, LLC and hosted by Kristen Bell, will be produced by Avalon Harbor Entertainment. Inc. and will be simulcast live on TNT and TBS on Sunday, January. 21, 2018 at8 p.m. ET / 5 p.m. PT. TBS and TNT subscribers can also watch the SAG Awards live through the networks' websites and mobile apps. Additionally, TNT will present a special encore broadcast of the ceremony at 11 p.m. ET / 8 p.m. PT. The telecast is available internationally, including to U.S. military installations through the American Forces Network.

SAG-AFTRA President Gabrielle Carteris and SAG Awards® Committee Chair JoBeth Williams will reveal the honorees for outstanding television and film stunt ensemble action performances during the first half-hour of PEOPLE, EW & TNT’s SAG Awards® Red Carpet Live pre-show, which will live-stream on tntdrama.com/sagawardssagawards.orgPeople.comPeopleTV.comEW.comInStyle.comand Time.com, beginning at 5:30 p.m. (ET) / 2:30 p.m. (PT).

One of the awards season’s premier events, the SAG Awards® annually celebrates the outstanding motion pictures and television performances from the previous calendar year. Of the top industry honors presented to actors, only the SAG Awards are selected entirely by performers’ peers in SAG-AFTRA, which this year number 121,544. The SAG Awards was the first televised awards show to acknowledge the work of union members and the first to present awards to motion picture casts and television ensembles. For more information about the SAG Awards®, SAG-AFTRA, TNT and TBS, visit sagawards.org/about.

Connect with the SAG Awards®

Hashtag: #sagawards
Website: sagawards.org
Facebook: facebook.com/sagawardsofficialpage/
Twitter: twitter.com/sagawards/
Google +: google.com/+SAGawards/
Instagram: instagram.com/sagawards/

The Toscars 2018, Golden Fist comes on Feb 28th!

The red carpet is ready, the paparazzi are prepping their lenses, the stunning dresses are being chosen, and the golden awards are ready to be handed out to the lucky winners. Yes, it’s time again for the Toscars ceremony. No, that’s not a misprint. The Oscars are being held in March, but a few days before that on February 28th, Brits in LA’s 11th annual Toscars will be held in Hollywood at the Renberg Theatre.

This affectionate, spoofy homage is based around this year’s Oscar nominations for best movie. After the Oscar nominations are announced, in three weeks, parodies are made, judged by the Whacademy and then shown at the awards ceremony.

It has been said of this annual event that it is “like the Oscars, only funnier.” 

Past presenters and hosts have included Skeet Ulrich (Riverdale), Academy and Golden Globe nominee Eric Roberts, Alex Newell (Glee), Candis Cayne (Dirty Sexy Money), Craig Young (The Last Ship), Jai Rodriquez (Queer Eye), Brianna Brown (Dynasty), Asian Oscar winner Bai Ling, Sean Maguire (Once Upon a Time), DJ Paul Oakenfold, Academy Award Winners, Hakeem Kae-Kazim (Dynasty), Ruth Connell (Supernatural), Luke Evans (Dracula Untold), Rex Lee (Young and Hungry), Janina Gavankar (Sleepy Hollow), Emmy Winner Bruce Vilanch, Brit Award Winner Siobhan Fahey (Bananarama), Bradley Walsh (Law & Order: UK) and the BAFTA winning comedian Jim Tavaré. 

Who will take home the coveted ‘Golden Fist’ for Best Whactress, Best Whactor, Best Scribbler, Best Tunes and more? All will be revealed on February 28th.

Actor® Statuettes Have Been Cast for the 24th Annual SAG Awards®

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Actor® Statuettes Have Been Cast for the 24th Annual SAG Awards®

Honorees to be revealed at the 24th Annual SAG Awards on Sunday, Jan. 21, 2018
at 8 p.m. (ET), simulcast live on TNT and TBS

LOS ANGELES (Jan. 9, 2018) —Ann Dowd (The Handmaid's TaleThe Leftovers) and Clea Duvall (VeepArgo), were at the American Fine Arts Foundry in Burbank, Calif. today to watch the molten bronze being poured for The Actor® statuettes, representing this year’s class of nominees for the 24thScreen Actors Guild Awards. The Actor® is presented to those honored by the SAG Awards for outstanding performances in the previous calendar year.

Attending on behalf of the SAG Awards were SAG Awards Committee Vice Chair Daryl Anderson and Committee Member Elizabeth McLaughlin.

Each Actor statuette is individually cast in solid bronze using the lost wax process, then is given a green-black patina finish and mounted on a base of polished black granite by a small team of fine arts professionals under the direction of American Fine Arts Foundry’s Brett Barney and Angel Meza.

The completed work of art weighs 12 pounds and stands 16 inches tall. Each Actor® statuette carries a unique number engraved at its base, with The Actor® No. 1 kept on display at SAG-AFTRA headquarters in Los Angeles. Since 1995, when the first Actor® statuettes were presented, 1,032 statuettes have been awarded.

The Actor® was sculpted by Edward Saenz and designed by Jim Heimann and Jim Barrett.

About the 24th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards®

The 24th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards® presented by SAG-AFTRA with Screen Actors Guild Awards, LLC and hosted by Kristen Bell, will be produced by Avalon Harbor Entertainment. Inc. and will be simulcast live on TNT and TBS on Sunday, January. 21, 2018 at 8 p.m. ET / 5 p.m. PT. TBS and TNT subscribers can also watch the SAG Awards live through the networks' websites and mobile apps. Additionally, TNT will present a special encore broadcast of the ceremony at 11 p.m. ET / 8 p.m. PT. The telecast is available internationally, including to U.S. military installations through the American Forces Network.

SAG-AFTRA President Gabrielle Carteris and SAG Awards® Committee Chair JoBeth Williams will reveal the honorees for Outstanding Action Performances by Film and Television Stunt Ensembles during the first half-hour of PEOPLE, EW & TNT’s SAG Awards® Red Carpet Live pre-show, which will live-stream on tntdrama.com/sagawardssagawards.orgPeople.comPeopleTV.comEW.comInStyle.com and Time.com, beginning at 5:30 p.m. (ET) / 2:30 p.m. (PT).

One of the awards season’s premier events, the SAG Awards® annually celebrates the outstanding motion pictures and television performances from the previous calendar year. Of the top industry honors presented to actors, only the SAG Awards are selected entirely by performers’ peers in SAG-AFTRA, which this year number 121,544. The SAG Awards was the first televised awards show to acknowledge the work of union members and the first to present awards to motion picture casts and television ensembles. For more information about the SAG Awards®, SAG-AFTRA, TNT and TBS, visit sagawards.org/about.

Connect with the SAG Awards®
Hashtag: #sagawards
Website: sagawards.org
Facebook: facebook.com/sagawardsofficialpage/
Twitter: twitter.com/sagawards/
Instagram: instagram.com/sagawards/

Multi-GRAMMY® winner and music icon Missy Elliott to be honored Essence 2018 ‘Black Women in Music'

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Dear Missy Elliott — you don’t know me, yet but I was just sharing the fact, that I, listen to your music whenever I have to “pump it up” and go out to a swanky entertainment event. I’m shy.  For example, the New York Amsterdam News has covered the Academy Awards® since 2015 and as I get dressed to attend the formal event, I listen to Work It, The Rain and Get ur Freak On . Since I've been blessed to walk actually walk to the Kodak Theater, where the Oscar® ceremonies are held, I take you on that walk and last year — playing on loop was—I’m Better.

The ‘Mistress of Funk and Fun’ Missy Elliott will be honored by Essence with the 2018 ‘Black Women in Music’ event [honor] taking place on January 25, 2018, at the Highline Ballroom in New York City.

A multi-GRAMMY Award-winning rapper, singer, songwriter and producer, Elliott has consistently pushed the boundaries of R&B, hip-hop and pop music with a string of classic hits—including Get Ur Freak On, Work It, Lose Control, Lady Marmalade, Pep Rally and WTF (featuring Pharrell), among many more. 

Additionally, Elliott has collaborated with entertainment giants such as Timbaland and Pharrell, as well as produced chart-topping hits for the late Whitney Houston, Beyoncé and Mary J. Blige. 

2015’s legendary Super Bowl Halftime show performance with Katy Perry solidified Missy’s global influence across generations. Now, following nearly a decade-long focus on behind-the-scenes production work, she has re-emerged stronger than ever with the release of I’m Better (featuring Lamb, and another version with hip-hop heavyweights Eve, Lil Kim and Trina), as well as a planned documentary on her life in music. Considered a seminal force in the entertainment industry, Elliott is also a positive role model: projecting strength, confidence and female empowerment to her legion of fans. 

Missy Elliott is a formidable businesswoman and retains full creative control over her music and multimedia content. After more than two decades in hip-hop, she is still at the top of her game.

“The artistry of Missy Elliott cuts across generations—underscored by her vast creative accomplishments and contributions to the culture,” said Vanessa De Luca, ESSENCE Editor-in-Chief. “So prolific is her work, she is an inspiration to women all over the world. Missy’s energetic presence is truly magnetic, and we can’t wait to celebrate her as one of the artistic masterminds of our time.”

In just eight short years the ESSENCE ‘Black Women in Music’  honor has become a distinguished award, as it recognizes the accomplishments of both emerging and established artists and influencers during GRAMMY week. Previous celebrants include GRAMMY Award winners Erykah Badu, Jill Scott, Mary J. Blige, Kelly Rowland and GRAMMY Award nominee Andra Day, as well as music industry veteran Sylvia Rhone and singer/songwriter Emeli Sandé.

The 2018 ESSENCE ‘Black Women in Music’ event is sponsored by Lincoln. To learn more go to Essence.com for highlights and behind-the-scenes access. Twitter and Instagram:  @essence #BlackWomeninMusic.

Nominations Announced for the 24th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards® 2018

Nominees for the 24th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards® for outstanding individual, cast and ensemble performances in film and television of 2017, as well as the honorees for outstanding action performances by film and television stunt ensembles were announced this morning at the Pacific Design Center’s SilverScreen Theater in West Hollywood.

SAG-AFTRA President Gabrielle Carteris introduced Olivia Munn (X-Men: ApocalypseThe Predator) and Niecy Nash (Claws, The Soul Man), who announced the nominees for this year’s Actors® live on TNT, TBS, truTV, tntdrama.com/sagawardstruTV.com andsagawards.org, TNT/TBS apps, and TNT/TBS Facebook, Twitter and YouTube channels. Prior to that, SAG Awards Committee ChairJoBeth Williams and Committee Member Elizabeth McLaughlin announced the honorees for outstanding action performances by film and television stunt ensembles.

The 24th ANNUAL SCREEN ACTORS GUILD AWARDS® NOMINATIONS


The Theatrical Motion Picture Nominees are:


Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role

JUDI DENCH / Queen Victoria – “VICTORIA & ABDUL” (Focus Features)
SALLY HAWKINS / Elisa Esposito – “THE SHAPE OF WATER” (Fox Searchlight)
FRANCES McDORMAND / Mildred – “THREE BILLBOARDS OUTSIDE EBBING, MISSOURI” (Fox Searchlight)
MARGOT ROBBIE / Tonya Harding – “I, TONYA” (Neon)
SAOIRSE RONAN / Lady Bird McPherson – “LADY BIRD” (A24)


 Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role

TIMOTHÉE CHALAMET / Elio – “CALL ME BY YOUR NAME” (Sony Pictures Classics)
JAMES FRANCO / Tommy Wiseau – “THE DISASTER ARTIST” (A24)
DANIEL KALUUYA / Chris Washington – “GET OUT” (Universal Pictures)
GARY OLDMAN / Winston Churchill – “DARKEST HOUR” (Focus Features)
DENZEL WASHINGTON / Roman J. Israel, Esq. – “ROMAN J. ISRAEL, ESQ.” (Columbia Pictures)

 
Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Supporting Role

MARY J. BLIGE / Florence Jackson – “MUDBOUND” (Netflix)
HONG CHAU / Ngoc Lan Tran – “DOWNSIZING” (Paramount Pictures)
HOLLY HUNTER / Beth – “THE BIG SICK” (Amazon Studios)
ALLISON JANNEY / LaVona Golden – “I, TONYA” (Neon)
LAURIE METCALF / Marion McPherson – “LADY BIRD” (A24)


Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Supporting Role

STEVE CARELL / Bobby Riggs – “BATTLE OF THE SEXES” (Fox Searchlight)
WILLEM DAFOE / Bobby – “THE FLORIDA PROJECT” (A24)
WOODY HARRELSON / Willoughby – “THREE BILLBOARDS OUTSIDE EBBING, MISSOURI” (Fox Searchlight)
RICHARD JENKINS / Giles – “THE SHAPE OF WATER” (Fox Searchlight)|
SAM ROCKWELL / Dixon – “THREE BILLBOARDS OUTSIDE EBBING, MISSOURI” (Fox Searchlight)


Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture

THE BIG SICK (Amazon Studios)
ADEEL AKHTAR / Naveed
HOLLY HUNTER / Beth
ZOE KAZAN / Emily
ANUPAM KHER / Azmat
KUMAIL NANJIANI / Kumail
RAY ROMANO / Terry
ZENOBIA SHROFF / Sharmeen
 

GET OUT (Universal Pictures)
CALEB LANDRY JONES / Jeremy Armitage
DANIEL KALUUYA / Chris Washington
CATHERINE KEENER / Missy Armitage
STEPHEN ROOT / Jim Hudson
LAKEITH STANFIELD / Andrew/Logan King
BRADLEY WHITFORD / Dean Armitage
ALLISON WILLIAMS / Rose Armitage
 

LADY BIRD (A24)
TIMOTHÉE CHALAMET / Kyle Scheible
BEANIE FELDSTEIN / Julie Steffans
LUCAS HEDGES / Danny O’Neill
TRACY LETTS / Larry McPherson
STEPHEN McKINLEY HENDERSON / Father Leviatch
LAURIE METCALF / Marion McPherson
JORDAN RODRIGUES / Miguel McPherson
SAOIRSE RONAN / Lady Bird McPherson
ODEYA RUSH / Jenna Walton
MARIELLE SCOTT / Shelly Yuhan
LOIS SMITH / Sister Sarah Joan
 

MUDBOUND (Netflix)
JONATHAN BANKS / Pappy McAllan
MARY J. BLIGE / Florence Jackson
JASON CLARKE / Henry McAllan
GARRETT HEDLUND / Jamie McAllan
JASON MITCHELL / Ronsel Jackson
ROB MORGAN / Hap Jackson
CAREY MULLIGAN / Laura McAllan
 

THREE BILLBOARDS OUTSIDE EBBING, MISSOURI (Fox Searchlight)
ABBIE CORNISH / Anne
PETER DINKLAGE / James
WOODY HARRELSON / Willoughby
JOHN HAWKES / Charlie
LUCAS HEDGES / Robbie
ŽELJKO IVANEK / Desk Sgt.
CALEB LANDRY JONES / Red Welby
FRANCES McDORMAND / Mildred
CLARKE PETERS / Abercrombie
SAM ROCKWELL / Dixon
SAMARA WEAVING / Penelope


Outstanding Action Performance by a Stunt Ensemble in a Motion Picture

“BABY DRIVER” (TriStar Pictures and MRC)
“DUNKIRK” (Warner Bros. Pictures)
“LOGAN” (20th Century Fox)
“WAR FOR THE PLANET OF THE APES” (20th Century Fox)
“WONDER WOMAN” (Warner Bros. Pictures)

 

The Television Nominees are:
 

Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Television Movie or Limited Series

LAURA DERN / Renata Klein – “BIG LITTLE LIES” (HBO)
NICOLE KIDMAN / Celeste Wright – “BIG LITTLE LIES” (HBO)
JESSICA LANGE / Joan Crawford – “FEUD: BETTE AND JOAN” (FX Networks)
SUSAN SARANDON / Bette Davis – “FEUD: BETTE AND JOAN” (FX Networks)
REESE WITHERSPOON / Madeline MacKenzie – “BIG LITTLE LIES” (HBO)
 

Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Television Movie or Limited Series

BENEDICT CUMBERBATCH / Sherlock Holmes – “SHERLOCK: THE LYING DETECTIVE” (WGBH/Masterpiece)
JEFF DANIELS / Frank Griffin – “GODLESS” (Netflix)
ROBERT DE NIRO / Bernie Madoff – “THE WIZARD OF LIES” (HBO)
GEOFFREY RUSH / Albert Einstein – “GENIUS” (National Geographic)
ALEXANDER SKARSGÅRD / Perry Wright – “BIG LITTLE LIES” (HBO)
 

Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Drama Series

MILLIE BOBBY BROWN / Eleven – “STRANGER THINGS” (Netflix)
CLAIRE FOY / Queen Elizabeth II – “THE CROWN” (Netflix)
LAURA LINNEY / Wendy Byrde – “OZARK” (Netflix)
ELISABETH MOSS / Offred/June – “THE HANDMAID’S TALE” (Hulu)
ROBIN WRIGHT / Claire Underwood – “HOUSE OF CARDS” (Netflix)
 

Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Drama Series

JASON BATEMAN / Martin “Marty” Byrde – “OZARK” (Netflix)
STERLING K. BROWN / Randall Pearson – “THIS IS US” (NBC)
PETER DINKLAGE / Tyrion Lannister – “GAME OF THRONES” (HBO)
DAVID HARBOUR / Jim Hopper – “STRANGER THINGS” (Netflix)
BOB ODENKIRK / Jimmy McGill/Saul Goodman – “BETTER CALL SAUL” (AMC)
 

Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Comedy Series

UZO ADUBA / Suzanne “Crazy Eyes” Warren – “ORANGE IS THE NEW BLACK” (Netflix)
ALISON BRIE / Ruth Wilder – “GLOW” (Netflix)
JANE FONDA / Grace Hanson – “GRACE AND FRANKIE” (Netflix)
JULIA LOUIS-DREYFUS / Selina Meyer – “VEEP” (HBO)
LILY TOMLIN / Frankie Bergstein – “GRACE AND FRANKIE” (Netflix)
 

Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Comedy Series

ANTHONY ANDERSON / Andre “Dre” Johnson – “BLACK-ISH” (ABC)
AZIZ ANSARI / Dev – “MASTER OF NONE” (Netflix)
LARRY DAVID / Himself – “CURB YOUR ENTHUSIASM” (HBO)
SEAN HAYES / Jack McFarland – “WILL & GRACE” (NBC)
WILLIAM H. MACY / Frank Gallagher – “SHAMELESS” (Showtime)
MARC MARON / Sam Sylvia – “GLOW” (Netflix)
 

Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series

THE CROWN (Netflix)
CLAIRE FOY / Queen Elizabeth II
VICTORIA HAMILTON / Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother
VANESSA KIRBY / Princess Margaret
ANTON LESSER / Prime Minister Harold Macmillan
MATT SMITH / Philip, Duke of Edinburgh

GAME OF THRONES (HBO)
ALFIE ALLEN / Theon Greyjoy
JACOB ANDERSON / Grey Worm
PILOU ASBÆK / Euron Greyjoy
HAFÞÓR JÚLÍUS BJÖRNSSON / The Mountain
JOHN BRADLEY / Samwell Tarly
JIM BROADBENT / Archmaester Ebrose
GWENDOLINE CHRISTIE / Brienne
EMILIA CLARKE / Daenerys Targaryen
NIKOLAJ COSTER-WALDAU / Jaime Lannister
LIAM CUNNINGHAM / Davos Seaworth
PETER DINKLAGE / Tyrion Lannister
RICHARD DORMER / Beric Dondarrion
NATHALIE EMMANUEL / Missandei
JAMES FAULKNER / Randyll Tarly
JEROME FLYNN / Bronn
AIDAN GILLEN / Petyr Baelish
IAIN GLEN / Jorah Mormont
KIT HARINGTON / Jon Snow
LENA HEADEY / Cersei Lannister
ISAAC HEMPSTEAD WRIGHT / Bran Stark
CONLETH HILL / Varys
KRISTOFER HIVJU / Tormund Giantsbane
TOM HOPPER / Dickon Tarly
ANTON LESSER / Qyburn
RORY McCANN / The Hound
STAZ NAIR / Qhono
RICHARD RYCROFT / Maester Wolkan
SOPHIE TURNER / Sansa Stark
RUPERT VANSITTART / Yohn Royce
MAISIE WILLIAMS / Arya Stark
 

THE HANDMAID’S TALE (Hulu)
MADELINE BREWER / Janine/Ofwarren/Ofdaniel
AMANDA BRUGEL / Rita
ANN DOWD / Aunt Lydia
O-T FAGBENLE / Luke
JOSEPH FIENNES / Commander Waterford
TATTIAWNA JONES / Ofglen #2
MAX MINGHELLA / Nick Blaine
ELISABETH MOSS / Offred/June
YVONNE STRAHOVSKI / Serena Joy
SAMIRA WILEY / Moira
 

STRANGER THINGS (Netflix)
SEAN ASTIN / Bob Newby
MILLIE BOBBY BROWN / Eleven
CARA BUONO / Karen Wheeler
JOE CHREST / Ted Wheeler
CATHERINE CURTIN / Claudia Henderson (Dustin’s Mom)
NATALIA DYER / Nancy Wheeler
DAVID HARBOUR / Jim Hopper
CHARLIE HEATON / Jonathan Byers
JOE KEERY / Steve Harrington
GATEN MATARAZZO / Dustin Henderson
CALEB McLAUGHLIN / Lucas Sinclair
DACRE MONTGOMERY / Billy
PAUL REISER / Dr. Owens
WINONA RYDER / Joyce Byers
NOAH SCHNAPP / Will Byers
SADIE SINK / Max
FINN WOLFHARD / Mike Wheeler
 

THIS IS US (NBC)
ERIS BAKER / Tess Pearson
ALEXANDRA BRECKENRIDGE / Sophie
STERLING K. BROWN / Randall Pearson
LONNIE CHAVIS / Young Randall
JUSTIN HARTLEY / Kevin Pearson
FAITHE HERMAN / Annie Pearson
RON CEPHAS JONES / William Hill
CHRISSY METZ / Kate Pearson
MANDY MOORE / Rebecca Pearson
CHRIS SULLIVAN / Toby Damon
MILO VENTIMIGLIA / Jack Pearson
SUSAN KELECHI WATSON / Beth Pearson
HANNAH ZEILE / Teenage Kate
 

Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series

BLACK-ISH (ABC)
ANTHONY ANDERSON / Andre “Dre” Johnson
MILES BROWN / Jack Johnson
DEON COLE / Charlie Telphy
LAURENCE FISHBURNE / Pops
JENIFER LEWIS / Ruby
PETER MACKENZIE / Mr. Stevens
MARSAI MARTIN / Diane Johnson
JEFF MEACHAM / Josh
TRACEE ELLIS ROSS / Dr. Rainbow Johnson
MARCUS SCRIBNER / Andre Johnson, Jr.
YARA SHAHIDI / Zoey Johnson
 

CURB YOUR ENTHUSIASM (HBO)
TED DANSON / Himself
LARRY DAVID / Himself
SUSIE ESSMAN / Susie Greene
JEFF GARLIN / Jeff Greene
CHERYL HINES / Cheryl David
JB SMOOVE / Leon Black
 

GLOW (Netflix)
BRITT BARON / Justine Biagi
ALISON BRIE / Ruth Wilder
KIMMY GATEWOOD / Stacey Beswick
BETTY GILPIN / Debbie Eagan
REBEKKA JOHNSON / Dawn Rivecca
CHRIS LOWELL / Bash
SUNITA MANI / Arthie Premkumar
MARC MARON / Sam Sylvia
KATE NASH / Rhonda Richardson
SYDELLE NOEL / Cherry Bang
MARIANNA PALKA / Reggie Walsh
GAYLE RANKIN / Sheila the She-Wolf
BASHIR SALAHUDDIN / Keith
RICH SOMMER / Mark
KIA STEVENS / Tammé Dawson
JACKIE TOHN / Melanie Rosen
ELLEN WONG / Jenny Chey
BRITNEY YOUNG / Carmen Wade


ORANGE IS THE NEW BLACK (Netflix)
UZO ADUBA / Suzanne “Crazy Eyes” Warren
EMILY ALTHAUS / Maureen Kukudio
DANIELLE BROOKS / Tasha “Taystee” Jefferson
ROSAL COLÓN / Ouija
JACKIE CRUZ / Marisol “Flaca” Gonzales
FRANCESCA CURRAN / Helen Van Maele
DANIELLA DE JESÚS / Zirconia
LEA DeLARIA / Big Boo
NICK DILLENBURG / CO Blake
ASIA KATE DILLON / Brandy Epps
BETH DOVER / Linda Ferguson
KIMIKO GLENN / Brook Soso
ANNIE GOLDEN / Norma Romano
LAURA GÓMEZ / Blanca Flores
DIANE GUERRERO / Maritza Ramos
EVAN ARTHUR HALL / CO Stratman
MICHAEL J. HARNEY / Sam Healy
BRAD WILLIAM HENKE / Desi Piscatella
MIKE HOUSTON / CO Lee Dixon
VICKY JEUDY / Janae Watson
KELLY KARBACZ / Kasey Sankey
JULIE LAKE / Angie Rice
SELENIS LEYVA / Gloria Mendoza
NATASHA LYONNE / Nicky Nichols
TARYN MANNING / Tiffany “Pennsatucky” Doggett
ADRIENNE C. MOORE / Cindy Hayes
MIRIAM MORALES / Pidge
KATE MULGREW / Galina “Red” Reznikov
EMMA MYLES / Leanne Taylor
JOHN PALLADINO / Josh
MATT PETERS / Joel Luschek
JESSICA PIMENTEL / Maria Ruiz
DASCHA POLANCO / Dayanara Diaz
LAURA PREPON / Alex Vause
JOLENE PURDY / Stephanie Hapakuka
ELIZABETH RODRIGUEZ / Aleida Diaz
NICK SANDOW / Joe Caputo
ABIGAIL SAVAGE / Gina Murphy
TAYLOR SCHILLING / Piper Chapman
CONSTANCE SHULMAN / Yoga Jones
DALE SOULES / Frieda Berlin
YAEL STONE / Lorna Morello
EMILY TARVER / CO Artesian McCullough
MICHAEL TORPEY / CO Thomas Humphrey
LIN TUCCI / Anita DeMarco


VEEP (HBO)
DAN BAKKEDAHL / Roger Furlong
ANNA CHLUMSKY / Amy Brookheimer
GARY COLE / Kent Davison
MARGARET COLIN / Jane McCabe
KEVIN DUNN / Ben Cafferty
CLEA DUVALL / Marjorie Palmiotti
NELSON FRANKLIN / Will
TONY HALE / Gary Walsh
JULIA LOUIS-DREYFUS / Selina Meyer
SAM RICHARDSON / Richard Splett
PAUL SCHEER / Stevie
REID SCOTT / Dan Egan
TIMOTHY SIMONS / Jonah Ryan
SARAH SUTHERLAND / Catherine Meyer
MATT WALSH / Mike McLintock
 

Outstanding Action Performance by a Stunt Ensemble in a Comedy or Drama Series

GAME OF THRONES (HBO)
GLOW (Netflix)
HOMELAND (Showtime)
STRANGER THINGS (Netflix)
THE WALKING DEAD (AMC)
 

LIFE ACHIEVEMENT AWARD
54th SAG Life Achievement Award

MORGAN FREEMAN

 

 

24th ANNUAL SCREEN ACTORS GUILD AWARDS®

NOMINATIONS FACT SHEET

 

ACTORS WITH MULTIPLE NOMINATIONS – THEATRICAL MOTION PICTURES & TELEVISION PROGRAMS

 

PETER DINKLAGE – 3

MOTION PICTURE CAST – “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri”

MALE DRAMA – "Game of Thrones"

DRAMA ENSEMBLE – "Game of Thrones"

 

ACTORS WITH MULTIPLE NOMINATIONS – THEATRICAL MOTION PICTURES

 

MARY J. BLIGE – 2

FEMALE SUPPORT – “Mudbound”

MOTION PICTURE CAST – "Mudbound”

 

TIMOTHÉE CHALAMET – 2

MALE LEAD – “Call Me By Your Name”

MOTION PICTURE CAST – "Lady Bird"

 

WOODY HARRELSON – 2

MALE SUPPORT – “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri”

MOTION PICTURE CAST – “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri”

 

LUCAS HEDGES – 2

MOTION PICTURE CAST – "Lady Bird"

MOTION PICTURE CAST – “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri”

 

HOLLY HUNTER – 2

FEMALE SUPPORT – “The Big Sick”

MOTION PICTURE CAST – “The Big Sick”

 

CALEB LANDRY JONES – 2

MOTION PICTURE CAST – “Get Out”

MOTION PICTURE CAST – “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri”

 

DANIEL KALUUYA – 2

MALE LEAD – “Get Out”

MOTION PICTURE CAST – “Get Out”

 

FRANCES McDORMAND – 2

FEMALE LEAD – “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri”

MOTION PICTURE CAST – “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri”

 

LAURIE METCALF – 2

FEMALE SUPPORT – "Lady Bird"

MOTION PICTURE CAST – "Lady Bird"

 

SAM ROCKWELL – 2

MALE SUPPORT – “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri”

MOTION PICTURE CAST – “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri”

 

SAOIRSE RONAN – 2

FEMALE LEAD – "Lady Bird"

MOTION PICTURE CAST – "Lady Bird"

 

ACTORS WITH MULTIPLE NOMINATIONS – TELEVISION PROGRAMS
 

ANTHONY ANDERSON – 2
MALE COMEDY – “Black-ish”

COMEDY ENSEMBLE – “Black-ish”

 

UZO ADUBA – 2

FEMALE COMEDY – “Orange is the New Black”

COMEDY ENSEMBLE – “Orange is the New Black”

 

ALISON BRIE – 2

FEMALE COMEDY – “GLOW”

COMEDY ENSEMBLE – “GLOW”

 

MILLIE BOBBY BROWN – 2
FEMALE DRAMA – “Stranger Things”

DRAMA ENSEMBLE – “Stranger Things”
 

STERLING K. BROWN – 2

MALE DRAMA – “This Is Us”

DRAMA ENSEMBLE – “This Is Us”

 

LARRY DAVID - 2

MALE COMEDY – “Curb Your Enthusiasm”

COMEDY ENSEMBLE – “Curb Your Enthusiasm”

 

CLAIRE FOY – 2
FEMALE DRAMA – “The Crown”

DRAMA ENSEMBLE – “The Crown”

 

DAVID HARBOUR – 2

MALE DRAMA – “Stranger Things”

DRAMA ENSEMBLE – “Stranger Things”

 

ANTON LESSER – 2

DRAMA ENSEMBLE – “The Crown”

DRAMA ENSEMBLE – “Game of Thrones”

 

JULIA LOUIS-DREYFUS – 2

FEMALE COMEDY – “Veep”

COMEDY ENSEMBLE – “Veep”

 
MARC MARON – 2

MALE COMEDY – “GLOW”

COMEDY ENSEMBLE – “GLOW”

 

ELIZABETH MOSS – 2

FEMALE DRAMA – “The Handmaid’s Tale”

DRAMA ENSEMBLE – “The Handmaid’s Tale”

 

THEATRICAL MOTION PICTURES WITH MULTIPLE NOMINATIONS

 

“Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri” – 4

Lady Bird” – 3

The Big Sick” – 2

“Get Out” – 2

“I, Tonya” – 2

“Mudbound” – 2

 

TELEVISION PROGRAMS WITH MULTIPLE NOMINATIONS

 

“Big Little Lies” – 4

“Stranger Things” – 4 (including stunt ensemble nomination)

“GLOW” – 4 (including stunt ensemble nomination)

“Game of Thrones” – 3 (including stunt ensemble nomination)

“Black-ish” – 2

“The Crown” – 2

“Curb Your Enthusiasm” – 2

“FEUD: Bette and Joan” – 2

“Grace and Frankie” – 2

“Orange is the New Black” – 2

“Ozark” – 2

“The Handmaid’s Tale” – 2

“This Is Us” – 2

“Veep” – 2

 

NOMINATIONS BY STUDIO FOR THEATRICAL MOTION PICTURES

 

FOX SEARCHLIGHT – 7

A24 – 5

20TH CENTURY FOX – 2

AMAZON STUDIOS – 2

FOCUS FEATURES – 2

NEON – 2

NETFLIX – 2
UNIVERSAL PICTURES – 2

WARNER BROS. PICTURES – 2

COLUMBIA PICTURES – 1

PARAMOUNT PICTURES – 1

SONY PICTURES CLASSICS – 1

TRISTAR AND MRC – 1

 

NOMINATIONS BY NETWORK FOR TELEVISION PROGRAMS

NETFLIX – 19

HBO – 12

NBC – 3

ABC – 2

AMC – 2

FX NETWORKS – 2

HULU – 2

SHOWTIME – 2

NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC – 1

WGBH/MASTERPIECE – 1

 

FIRST-TIME INDIVIDUAL ACTOR® NOMINEES
AZIZ ANSARI

MARY J. BLIGE

HONG CHAU

SALLY HAWKINS

DANIEL KALUUYA

MARC MARON

MARGOT ROBBIE

 

FIRST-TIME TELEVISION SERIES ENSEMBLE NOMINEES
“GLOW”

“THE HANDMAID’S TALE”

“THIS IS US”

 


SAG AWARDS® RECORD HOLDERS

 

INDIVIDUAL RECORD HOLDERS

 

MOST ACTORS® RECEIVED

JULIANNA MARGULIES – 8 Actors® (4 for individual performances and 4 for ensemble performances)

2011, 2010 – FEMALE DRAMA – "The Good Wife"

1999, 1998 – FEMALE DRAMA – "ER"

1999, 1998, 1997, 1996 – DRAMA ENSEMBLE – "ER"

 

ALEC BALDWIN – 8 Actors® (7 for individual performances and 1 for ensemble performance)

2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007 – MALE COMEDY – “30 Rock”

2009 – COMEDY ENSEMBLE – “30 Rock”

 

MOST ACTOR® NOMINATIONS

EDIE FALCO – 22 Actor® Nominations (14 for individual performances, 8 for ensemble performances)

Previous Actors®:

2008, 2000 – DRAMA ENSEMBLE – “The Sopranos”

2008, 2003, 2000 – FEMALE DRAMA – “The Sopranos”

Previous Actor® nominations:

2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010 – FEMALE COMEDY – “Nurse Jackie”

2013 – COMEDY ENSEMBLE – “Nurse Jackie”

2007, 2005, 2003, 2002, 2001 – DRAMA ENSEMBLE – “The Sopranos”

2007, 2005, 2002, 2001 – FEMALE DRAMA – “The Sopranos”

 

TELEVISION ENSEMBLE RECORD HOLDERS

 

MOST ACTORS® RECEIVED BY AN ENSEMBLE

A tie:

ER – 4 Actors®

MODERN FAMILY – 4 Actors®

 

MOST ACTOR® NOMINATIONS RECEIVED BY AN ENSEMBLE

A tie:

FRASIER – 9 Actor® Nominations

LAW & ORDER – 9 Actor® Nominations

 

MOST ACTOR® NOMINATIONS IN A SINGLE YEAR

A tie:

JAMIE FOXX – 4 Actor® Nominations in 2005 (3 for individual performances, 1 for ensemble performance)

MALE LEAD – “Ray”

MOTION PICTURE CAST – “Ray”

MALE SUPPORT – “Collateral”

MALE MOVIE/MINISERIES – “Redemption: The Stan Tookie Williams Story”

 

MAGGIE SMITH – 4 Actor® Nominations in 2013 (2 for individual performances, 2 for ensemble performances)

FEMALE SUPPORT – “The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel”

MOTION PICTURE CAST – “The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel”

FEMALE DRAMA – “Downton Abbey”

DRAMA ENSEMBLE – “Downton Abbey”

 

ACTORS HONORED WITH ACTOR® STATUETTES FOR SEPARATE PERFORMANCES IN A SINGLE YEAR

 

MAHERSHALA ALI

2017 – MALE SUPPORT – “Moonlight”

2017 – MOTION PICTURE CAST – “Hidden Figures”

 

STEVE CARELL

2007 – MOTION PICTURE CAST – "Little Miss Sunshine"

2007 – COMEDY ENSEMBLE – "The Office"

 

BRYAN CRANSTON

2013 – MOTION PICTURE CAST – "Argo"

2013 – MALE DRAMA – "Breaking Bad"

 

IDRIS ELBA

2016 – MALE TV MOVIE/MINISERIES – “Luther”

2016 – MALE SUPPORT – “Beasts of No Nation"

 

ALBERT FINNEY

2001 – MOTION PICTURE CAST – "Traffic"

2001 – MALE SUPPORT – "Erin Brockovich"

 

HELEN MIRREN

2007 – FEMALE LEAD – "The Queen"

2007 – FEMALE MOVIE/MINISERIES – "Elizabeth I"

 

GARY SINISE

1996 – MOTION PICTURE CAST – "Apollo 13"

1996 – MALE MOVIE/MINISERIES – "Truman"

 

 

NOMINEE SAG AWARDS® HISTORIES

(Note: “Total” tallies include this year’s nominations)

 

THEATRICAL MOTION PICTURES

 

Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role

JUDI DENCH / “Victoria & Abdul”

Total nominations in this category: 6

Total Actor® nominations: 14

Previous Actors®: 2

2001 – FEMALE SUPPORT – "Chocolat"

1999 – MOTION PICTURE CAST – "Shakespeare in Love"

Previous Actor® nominations: 13

2014 – FEMALE LEAD – “Philomena”

2013 – MOTION PICTURE CAST – "The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel"

2010 – MOTION PICTURE CAST – "Nine"

2007 – FEMALE LEAD – "Notes on a Scandal"

2006 – FEMALE LEAD – "Mrs. Henderson Presents"

2002 – FEMALE LEAD – "Iris"

2002 – FEMALE SUPPORT – “The Shipping News”

2001 – MOTION PICTURE CAST – "Chocolat"

2001 – FEMALE SUPPORT – "Chocolat"

2001 – FEMALE MOVIE/MINISERIES – “The Last of the Blonde Bombshells”

1999 – FEMALE SUPPORT – "Shakespeare in Love"

1999 – MOTION PICTURE CAST – "Shakespeare in Love"

1998 – FEMALE LEAD – “Mrs. Brown”

 

SALLY HAWKINS / “The Shape of Water”

Total nominations in this category: 1

Total Actor® nominations: 1

This is Sally Hawkins’ first Actor® nomination

 

FRANCES McDORMAND / “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri”

Total nominations in this category: 2

Total Actor® nominations: 7

Concurrent nominations this year:

2018 – MOTION PICTURE CAST – “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri”

Previous Actors®: 2

2015 – FEMALE MOVIE/MINISERIES – “Olive Kitteridge”

1997 – FEMALE LEAD – “Fargo”

Previous Actor® nominations: 5

2015 – FEMALE MOVIE/MINISERIES – “Olive Kitteridge”

2006 – FEMALE SUPPORT – “North Country”

2001 – FEMALE SUPPORT – “Almost Famous”

2001 – MOTION PICTURE CAST – “Almost Famous”

1997 – FEMALE LEAD – “Fargo”

 

MARGOT ROBBIE / “I, Tonya”

Total nominations in this category: 1

Total Actor® nominations: 1

This is Margot Robbie’s first Actor® nomination

 

SAOIRSE RONAN / “Lady Bird”

Total nominations in this category: 2

Total Actor® nominations: 4

Concurrent nominations this year:

2018 – MOTION PICTURE CAST – “Lady Bird”

Previous Actor® nominations: 2

2016 – FEMALE LEAD – “Brooklyn”

2015 – MOTION PICTURE CAST – “The Grand Budapest Hotel”

 

Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role

TIMOTHÉE CHALAMET / “Call Me By Your Name”

Total nominations in this category: 1

Total Actor® nominations: 3

Concurrent nominations this year:

2018 – MOTION PICTURE CAST – “Lady Bird”

Previous Actor® nominations: 1

2013 – DRAMA ENSEMBLE – “Homeland”

 

JAMES FRANCO / “The Disaster Artist”

Total nominations in this category: 2

Total Actor® nominations: 4

Previous Actor® nominations: 3

2011 – MALE LEAD – “127 Hours”

2009 – MOTION PICTURE CAST – “Milk”

2002 – MALE TV MOVIE/MINISERIES – “James Dean”

 

DANIEL KALUUYA / “Get Out”

Total nominations in this category: 1

Total Actor® nominations: 2

Concurrent nominations this year:

2018 – MOTION PICTURE CAST – “Get Out”

These are Daniel Kaluuya’s first Actor® nominations

 

GARY OLDMAN / “Darkest Hour”

Total nominations in this category: 1

Total Actor® nominations: 2

Previous Actor® nominations: 1

2001 – MALE SUPPORT – “The Contender”

 

DENZEL WASHINGTON / “Roman J. Israel, Esq.”

Total nominations in this category: 5

Total Actor® nominations: 7

Previous Actors®: 1

2017 – MALE LEAD – “Fences”

Previous Actor® nominations: 6

2017 – MALE LEAD – “Fences”

2017 – MOTION PICTURE CAST – “Fences”

2013 – MALE LEAD – “Flight”

2008 – MOTION PICTURE CAST – “American Gangster”

2002 – MALE LEAD – “Training Day”

2000 – MALE LEAD – “The Hurricane”

 

Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Supporting Role

MARY J. BLIGE / “Mudbound”

Total nominations in this category: 1

Total Actor® nominations: 2

Concurrent nominations this year:

2018 – MOTION PICTURE CAST – “Mudbound”

These are Mary J. Blige’s first Actor® nominations

 

HONG CHAU / “Downsizing”

Total nominations in this category: 1

Total Actor® nominations: 1

This is Hong Chau’s first Actor® nomination

 

HOLLY HUNTER / “The Big Sick”

Total nominations in this category: 2

Total Actor® nominations: 7

Concurrent nominations this year:

2018 – MOTION PICTURE CAST – “The Big Sick”

Previous Actor® nominations: 5

2014 – FEMALE MOVIE/MINISERIES – “Top of the Lake”

2010, 2009, 2008 – FEMALE DRAMA SERIES – “Saving Grace”

2004 – FEMALE SUPPORT – “Thirteen”

 

ALLISON JANNEY / “I, Tonya”

Total nominations in this category: 1

Total Actor® nominations: 16

Previous Actors®: 6

2012 – MOTION PICTURE CAST – “The Help”

2002, 2001 – DRAMA ENSEMBLE – “The West Wing”

2002, 2001 – FEMALE DRAMA – “The West Wing”

2000 – MOTION PICTURE CAST – “American Beauty”

Previous Actor® nominations: 15

 

LAURIE METCALF / “Lady Bird”

Total nominations in this category: 1

Total Actor® nominations: 3

Concurrent nominations this year:

2018 – MOTION PICTURE CAST – “Lady Bird”

Previous Actor® nominations: 1

2007 – COMEDY ENSEMBLE – “Desperate Housewives”

 

Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Supporting Role

STEVE CARELL / “Battle of the Sexes”

Total nominations in this category: 1

Total Actor® nominations: 16

Previous Actors®: 3

2008, 2007 – COMEDY ENSEMBLE – “The Office”

2007 – MOTION PICTURE CAST – “Little Miss Sunshine”

Previous Actor® nominations: 15

2016 – MOTION PICTURE CAST – “The Big Short”

2015 – MALE LEAD – “Foxcatcher”

2012, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007 – COMEDY ENSEMBLE – “The Office”

2012, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007 – MALE COMEDY – “The Office”

2007 – MOTION PICTURE CAST – “Little Miss Sunshine”

 

WILLEM DAFOE / “The Florida Project”

Total nominations in this category: 2

Total Actor® nominations: 4

Previous Actor® nominations: 3

2015 – MOTION PICTURE CAST – “The Grand Budapest Hotel”

2001 – MALE SUPPORT – “Shadow of the Vampire”

1997 – MOTION PICTURE CAST – “The English Patient”

 

WOODY HARRELSON / Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri”

Total nominations in this category: 2

Total Actor® nominations: 7

Concurrent nominations this year:

2018 – MOTION PICTURE CAST – “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri”

Previous Actors®: 1

2008 – MOTION PICTURE CAST – “No Country for Old Men”

Previous Actor® nominations5

2015 – MALE DRAMA – “True Detective”

2013 – MALE MOVIE/MINISERIES – “Game Change”

2010 – MALE SUPPORT – “The Messenger”

2008 – MOTION PICTURE CAST – “No Country for Old Men”

1997 – MALE LEAD – “The People vs. Larry Flynt”

 

RICHARD JENKINS / “The Shape of Water”

Total nominations in this category: 1

Total Actor® nominations: 4

Previous Actor® nominations: 3

2015 – MALE MOVIE/MINISERIES – “Olive Kitteridge”

2009 – MALE LEAD – “The Visitor”

2002 – DRAMA ENSEMBLE – “Six Feet Under”

 

SAM ROCKWELL / “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri”

Total nominations in this category: 1

Total Actor® nominations: 4

Concurrent nominations this year:

2018 – MOTION PICTURE CAST – “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri”

Previous Actor® nominations: 2

2009 – MOTION PICTURE CAST – “Frost/Nixon”

2000 – MOTION PICTURE CAST – “The Green Mile”

 

TELEVISION PROGRAMS

 

Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Television Movie or Limited Series

LAURA DERN / “Big Little Lies”

Total nominations in this category: 2

Total Actor® nominations: 2

Previous Actor® nominations: 1

2009 – FEMALE TV MOVIE/MINISERIES – “Recount”

 

NICOLE KIDMAN / “Big Little Lies”

Total nominations in this category: 3

Total Actor® nominations: 10

Previous Actor® nominations: 9

2017 – FEMALE SUPPORT – “Lion”

2016 – FEMALE MOVIE/MINISERIES – “Grace of Monaco”

2013 – FEMALE SUPPORT – “The Paperboy”

2013 – FEMALE MOVIE/MINISERIES – “Hemingway & Gellhorn”

2011 – FEMALE LEAD – “Rabbit Hole”

2010 – MOTION PICTURE CAST – “Nine”

2003 – FEMALE LEAD – “The Hours”

2003 – MOTION PICTURE CAST – “The Hours”

2002 – MOTION PICTURE CAST – “Moulin Rouge”

 

JESSICA LANGE / “FEUD: Bette and Joan”

Total nominations in this category: 2

Total Actor® nominations: 6

Previous Actors®: 1

2012 – FEMALE DRAMA – “American Horror Story”

Previous Actor® nominations: 5

2014 – FEMALE DRAMA – “American Horror Story: Coven”

2013 – FEMALE DRAMA – “American Horror Story: Asylum”

2012 – FEMALE DRAMA – “American Horror Story”

2010 – FEMALE MOVIE/MINISERIES – “Grey Gardens”

1995 – FEMALE LEAD – “Blue Sky”

 

SUSAN SARANDON / “FEUD: Bette and Joan”

Total nominations in this category: 4

Total Actor® nominations: 6

Previous Actors®: 1

1996 – FEMALE LEAD – “Dead Man Walking”

Previous Actor® nominations: 5

2016 – FEMALE MOVIE/MINISERIES – “The Secret Life of Marilyn Monroe”

2011 – FEMALE MOVIE/MINISERIES – “You Don’t Know Jack”

2009 – FEMALE MOVIE/MINISERIES – “Bernard and Doris”

1996 – FEMALE LEAD – “Dead Man Walking”

1995 – FEMALE LEAD – “The Client”

 

REESE WITHERSPOON / “Big Little Lies”

Total nominations in this category: 1

Total Actor® nominations: 3

Previous Actors®: 1

2006 – FEMALE LEAD – "Walk the Line"

Previous Actor® nominations: 2

2015 – FEMALE LEAD – “Wild”

2006 – FEMALE LEAD – "Walk the Line"

 

Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Television Movie or Limited Series

BENEDICT CUMBERBATCH / “Sherlock: The Lying Detective”

Total nominations in this category: 2

Total Actor® nominations: 6

Previous Actor® nominations: 5

2015 – MALE LEAD – "The Imitation Game"

2015 – MALE MOVIE/MINISERIES – "Sherlock: His Last Vow"

2015 – MOTION PICTURE CAST – "The Imitation Game"

2014 – MOTION PICTURE CAST – "12 Years A Slave"

2014 – MOTION PICTURE CAST – "August: Osage County"

 

JEFF DANIELS / “Godless”

Total nominations in this category: 1

Total Actor® nominations: 5

Previous Actor® nominations: 4

2014, 2013 – MALE DRAMA – “The Newsroom”

2006 – MOTION PICTURE CAST – “Good Night, and Good Luck”

2003 – MOTION PICTURE CAST – “The Hours”

 

ROBERT DE NIRO / “The Wizard of Lies”

Total nominations in this category: 1

Total Actor® nominations: 4

Previous Actor® nominations: 3

2013 – MALE SUPPORT – “Silver Linings Playbook”

2013 – MOTION PICTURE CAST – “Silver Linings Playbook”

1997 – MOTION PICTURE CAST – “Marvin’s Room”

 

GEOFFREY RUSH / “Genius”

Total nominations in this category: 2

Total Actor® nominations: 9

Previous Actors®: 4

2011 – MOTION PICTURE CAST – “The King’s Speech”

2005 – MALE TV MOVIE/MINISERIES – “The Life and Death of Peter Sellers”

1999 – MOTION PICTURE CAST – “Shakespeare in Love”

1997 – MALE LEAD – “Shine”

Previous Actor® nominations: 8

2011 – MALE SUPPORT – “The King’s Speech”

2011 – MOTION PICTURE CAST – “The King’s Speech”

2005 – MALE TV MOVIE/MINISERIES – “The Life and Death of Peter Sellers”

2001 – MALE LEAD – “Quills”

1999 – MALE SUPPORTING – “Shakespeare in Love”

1999 – MOTION PICTURE CAST – “Shakespeare in Love”

1997 – MALE LEAD – “Shine”

1997 – MOTION PICTURE CAST – “Shine”

 

ALEXANDER SKARSGÅRD / “Big Little Lies”

Total nominations in this category: 1

Total Actor® nominations: 2

Previous Actor® nominations: 1

2010 – DRAMA ENSEMBLE – “True Blood”

 

Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Drama Series

MILLIE BOBBY BROWN / “Stranger Things”

Total nominations in this category: 2

Total Actor® nominations: 4

Concurrent nominations this year:

2018 – DRAMA ENSEMBLE – “Stranger Things”

Previous Actors®: 1

2017 – DRAMA ENSEMBLE – “Stranger Things”

Previous Actor® nominations: 2

2017 – FEMALE DRAMA – “Stranger Things”

2017 – DRAMA ENSEMBLE – “Stranger Things”

 

CLAIRE FOY / “The Crown”

Total nominations in this category: 2

Total Actor® nominations: 4

Concurrent nominations this year:

2018 – DRAMA ENSEMBLE – “The Crown”

Previous Actors®: 1

2017 – FEMALE DRAMA – “The Crown”

Previous Actor® nominations: 2

2017 – FEMALE DRAMA – “The Crown”

2017 – DRAMA ENSEMBLE – “The Crown”

 

LAURA LINNEY / “Ozark”

Total nominations in this category: 1

Total Actor® nominations: 5

Previous Actors®: 1

2009 – FEMALE TV MOVIE/MINISERIES – “John Adams”

Previous Actor® nominations: 4

2009 – FEMALE TV MOVIE/MINISERIES – “John Adams”

2005 – FEMALE SUPPORT – “Kinsey”

2004 – MOTION PICTURE CAST – “Mystic River”

2001 – FEMALE LEAD – “You Can Count On Me”

 

ELISABETH MOSS / “The Handmaid’s Tale”

Total nominations in this category: 3

Total Actor® nominations: 11

Concurrent nominations this year:

2018 – DRAMA ENSEMBLE – “The Handmaid’s Tale”

Previous Actors®: 2

2010, 2009 – DRAMA ENSEMBLE – “Mad Men”

Previous Actor® nominations: 9

2016, 2013, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008 – DRAMA ENSEMBLE – “Mad Men”

2014 – FEMALE MOVIE/MINISERIES – “Top of the Lake”

2011, 2009 – FEMALE DRAMA – “Mad Men”

 

ROBIN WRIGHT / “House of Cards”

Total nominations in this category: 4

Total Actor® nominations: 9

Previous Actor® nominations: 8

2017, 2016, 2015 – FEMALE DRAMA – “House of Cards”

2016, 2015 – DRAMA ENSEMBLE – “House of Cards”

2006 – FEMALE MOVIE/MINISERIES – “Empire Falls”

1998 – FEMALE LEAD – “She’s So Lovely”

1995 – FEMALE SUPPORT – “Forrest Gump”

 

Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Drama Series

JASON BATEMAN / “Ozark”

Total nominations in this category: 1

Total Actor® nominations: 6

Previous Actor® nominations: 5

2014, 2005 – MALE COMEDY – “Arrested Development”

2014, 2006, 2005 – COMEDY ENSEMBLE – “Arrested Development”

 

STERLING K. BROWN / “This Is Us”

Total nominations in this category: 2

Total Actor® nominations: 4

Concurrent nominations this year:

2018 – DRAMA ENSEMBLE – “This Is Us”

Previous Actor® nominations: 2

2017 – MALE DRAMA – “This Is Us”

2017 – MALE TV MOVIE/LIMITED – “The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story”

 

PETER DINKLAGE / “Game of Thrones”

Total nominations in this category: 5

Total Actor® nominations: 14

Concurrent nominations this year:

2018 – DRAMA ENSEMBLE – “Game of Thrones”

2018 – MOTION PICTURE CAST – “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri”

Previous Actor® nominations: 11

2017, 2016, 2015, 2014 – MALE DRAMA – “Game of Thrones”

2017, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2012 – DRAMA ENSEMBLE – “Game of Thrones”

2004 – MALE LEAD – “The Station Agent”

2004 – MOTION PICTURE CAST – “The Station Agent”

 

DAVID HARBOUR / “Stranger Things”

Total nominations in this category: 1

Total Actor® nominations: 3

Concurrent nominations this year:

2018 – DRAMA ENSEMBLE – “Stranger Things”

Previous Actors®: 1

2017 – DRAMA ENSEMBLE – “Stranger Things”

Previous Actor® nominations: 1

2017 – DRAMA ENSEMBLE – “Stranger Things”

 

BOB ODENKIRK / “Better Call Saul”

Total nominations in this category: 2

Total Actor® nominations: 5

Previous Actors®: 1

2014 – DRAMA ENSEMBLE – “Breaking Bad”

Previous Actor® nominations: 4

2016 – MALE DRAMA – “Better Call Saul”

2014 – DRAMA ENSEMBLE – “Breaking Bad”

2013, 2012 – DRAMA ENSEMBLE – “Breaking Bad”

 

Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Comedy Series

UZO ADUBA / “Orange is the New Black”

Total nominations in this category: 4

Total Actor® nominations: 8

Concurrent nominations this year:

2018 – COMEDY ENSEMBLE – “Orange is the New Black”

Previous Actors®: 5

2016, 2015 – FEMALE COMEDY – “Orange is the New Black”

2017, 2016, 2015 – COMEDY ENSEMBLE – “Orange is the New Black”

Previous Actor® nominations: 6

2017, 2016, 2015 – FEMALE COMEDY – “Orange is the New Black”

2017, 2016, 2015 – COMEDY ENSEMBLE – “Orange is the New Black”

 

ALISON BRIE / “GLOW”

Total nominations in this category: 1

Total Actor® nominations: 3

Concurrent nominations this year:

2018 – COMEDY ENSEMBLE – “GLOW”

Previous Actors®: 1

2009 – DRAMA ENSEMBLE – “Mad Men”

Previous Actor® nominations: 1

2009 – DRAMA ENSEMBLE – “Mad Men”

 

JANE FONDA / “Grace and Frankie”

Total nominations in this category: 2

Total Actor® nominations: 3

Previous Actor® nominations: 2

2017 – FEMALE COMEDY – “Grace and Frankie”

2014 – MOTION PICTURE CAST – “Lee Daniels’ The Butler”

 

JULIA LOUIS-DREYFUS / “Veep”

Total nominations in this category: 12

Total Actor® nominations: 21

Concurrent nominations this year:

2018 – COMEDY ENSEMBLE – “Veep”

Previous Actors®: 7

2017, 2014 – FEMALE COMEDY – "Veep"

1998, 1997 – FEMALE COMEDY – “Seinfeld”

1998, 1997, 1995 – COMEDY ENSEMBLE – “Seinfeld”

Previous Actor® nominations: 19

2017, 2016, 2015, 2014 – FEMALE COMEDY – "Veep"

2017, 2016, 2015, 2014 – COMEDY ENSEMBLE – "Veep"

2010, 2007 – FEMALE COMEDY – "The New Adventures of Old Christine"

1999, 1998, 1997, 1996, 1995 – FEMALE COMEDY – “Seinfeld”

1998, 1997, 1996, 1995 – COMEDY ENSEMBLE – “Seinfeld”

 

LILY TOMLIN / “Grace and Frankie”

Total nominations in this category: 2

Total Actor® nominations: 5

Previous Actor® nominations: 4

2017 – FEMALE COMEDY – “Grace and Frankie”

2005, 2003 – DRAMA ENSEMBLE – “The West Wing”

2003 – FEMALE DRAMA – “The West Wing”

Lily Tomlin was previously honored as SAG-AFTRA’s 53rd Life Achievement Award recipient

 

Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Comedy Series

ANTHONY ANDERSON / “Black-ish”

Total nominations in this category: 2

Total Actor® nominations: 6

Concurrent nominations this year:

2018 – COMEDY ENSEMBLE – “Black-ish”

Previous Actor® nominations: 4

2017 – MALE COMEDY – “Black-ish”

2017 – COMEDY ENSEMBLE - “Black-ish”

2007 – MOTION PICTURE CAST – “The Departed”

2006 – MOTION PICTURE CAST – “Hustle & Flow”

 

AZIZ ANSARI / “Master of None”

Total nominations in this category: 1

Total Actor® nominations: 1

This is Aziz Ansari’s first Actor® nomination

 

LARRY DAVID / “Curb Your Enthusiasm”

Total nominations in this category: 3

Total Actor® nominations: 6

Concurrent nominations this year:

2018 – COMEDY ENSEMBLE – “Curb Your Enthusiasm”

Previous Actor® nominations: 4

2010, 2006 – COMEDY ENSEMBLE – “Curb Your Enthusiasm”

2010, 2006 – MALE COMEDY – “Curb Your Enthusiasm”

 

SEAN HAYES / “Will & Grace”

Total nominations in this category: 7

Total Actor® nominations: 13

Previous Actors®: 4

2006, 2003, 2002 – MALE COMEDY – “Will & Grace”

2001 – COMEDY ENSEMBLE – “Will & Grace”

Previous Actor® nominations: 12

2006, 2005, 2004, 2003, 2002, 2001 – MALE COMEDY – “Will & Grace”

2005, 2004, 2003, 2002, 2001 – COMEDY ENSEMBLE – “Will & Grace”

2003 – MALE TV MOVIE/MINISERIES – “Martin and Lewis”

 

WILLIAM H. MACY / “Shameless”

Total nominations in this category: 4

Total Actor® nominations: 12

Previous Actors®: 3

2017, 2015 – MALE COMEDY – “Shameless”

2003 – MALE MOVIE/MINISERIES – “Door to Door”

Previous Actor® nominations: 11

2017, 2016, 2015 – MALE COMEDY – “Shameless”

2007 – MOTION PICTURE CAST – "Bobby"

2007 – MALE MOVIE/MINISERIES – "Nightmares & Dreamscapes"

2005 – MALE MOVIE/MINISERIES – "The Wool Cap"

2004 – MOTION PICTURE CAST – "Seabiscuit"

2003 – MALE MOVIE/MINISERIES – “Door to Door”

2000 – MOTION PICTURE CAST – "Magnolia"

1998 – MOTION PICTURE CAST – "Boogie Nights"

1997 – MALE SUPPORT – “Fargo”

 

MARC MARON / “GLOW”

Total nominations in this category: 1

Total Actor® nominations: 2

Concurrent nominations this year:

2018 – COMEDY ENSEMBLE – “GLOW”

These are Marc Maron’s first Actor® nominations

 

Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series

THE CROWN (Netflix)

Total Actor® nominations: 2

Previous Actor® nominations:

2017– DRAMA ENSEMBLE

 

GAME OF THRONES (HBO)

Total Actor® nominations: 6

Previous Actor® nominations:

2017, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2012 – DRAMA ENSEMBLE

 

The Handmaid’s Tale (Hulu)

Total Actor® nominations: 1

This is the “The Handmaid’s Tale” ensemble’s first Actor® nomination

 

STRANGER THINGS (Netflix)

Previous Actors®: 1

Total Actor® nominations: 2

Previous Actors®:

2017– DRAMA ENSEMBLE

Previous Actor® nominations:

2017– DRAMA ENSEMBLE

THIS IS US (NBC)

Total Actor® nominations: 1

This is the “This Is Us” ensemble’s first Actor® nomination

Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series

BLACK-ISH (ABC)

Total Actor® nominations: 2

Previous Actor® nominations:

2017– COMEDY ENSEMBLE

CURB YOUR ENTHUSIASM (HBO)

Total Actor® nominations: 3

Previous Actor® Nominations:

2010, 2006 – COMEDY ENSEMBLE

GLOW (Netflix)
Total Actor® nominations: 1
This is the “GLOW” ensemble’s first Actor® nomination

ORANGE IS THE NEW BLACK (Netflix)

Previous Actors®: 3

Total Actor® nominations: 4

Previous Actors®:

2017, 2016, 2015 – COMEDY ENSEMBLE

Previous Actor® nominations:

2017, 2016, 2015 – COMEDY ENSEMBLE

VEEP (HBO)

Total Actor® nominations: 5

Previous Actor® nominations:

2017, 2016, 2015, 2014 – COMEDY ENSEMBLE

STUNT ENSEMBLE HONORS 

Outstanding Action Performance by a Stunt Ensemble in a Comedy or Drama Series

GAME OF THRONES (HBO)
Total Stunt Ensemble nominations: 7
Previous Stunt Ensemble honors: 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012

GLOW (Netflix)
Total Stunt Ensemble nominations: 1
This is the “GLOW” stunt ensemble’s first nomination

HOMELAND (Showtime)
Total Stunt Ensemble nominations: 4
Previous Stunt Ensemble nominations: 2016, 2015, 2014 

STRANGER THINGS (Netflix)
Total Stunt Ensemble nominations: 1
This is the “Stranger Things” stunt ensemble’s first nomination

THE WALKING DEAD (AMC)
Total Stunt Ensemble nominations: 6
Previous Stunt Ensemble nominations: 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013

RETOUCH by Kaveh Mazaheri

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Kaveh Mazaheri’s Iranian film Retouch has enjoyed a successful film festival run, winning at three Oscar qualifying film festivals, including: Tribeca Film Festival (Best Narrative Short), Palm Springs Shortfest (Best Live Action Over 15 Min) and the Krakow Film Festival (Silver Dragon for Best Short Fiction Film). The film stars Sonia Sanjari as Maryam and Mohammad Ziksari as Siyavash. Retouch, is edited by Pooyan Sholehvar and the cinematography created by Mohammad Reza Jahanpanah.

In the corner of the home, Maryam's husband does weightlifting. Suddenly, the weight falls on his throat and puts him between life and death. Maryam tries to save him, but she just decides to stop helping and stand and watch her husband's death…

Director Kaveh Mazaheri was born in Iran. With an interest in cinema, he began writing film criticism for Iranian magazines and after graduating from college created his first short film, Tweezers. To date, he has made five independent short fiction films, and more than twenty documentaries. His recent films include the documentary A Report about Mina and short fiction Retouch

We talked to Kaveh, and here are the excerpts:

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It's a very dark film. What was the most challenging and most inspiring thing about making this film?

The dramatic idea of the film came to me, after watching a funny video on the Facebook. But the dark atmosphere you are talking about probably is because I used to think about my mother when I was working on the script. I was thinking if something like that had happened to my father and my mother had not help him, I would never ask her why and I would fully understand her.

Did any movies in particular act as an inspiration?

There are many films that we get inspirations from as a regular audience or a filmmaker, for our personal and professional lives. This is the essence of performing media.

What other American or International filmmakers you like? And why?

Some of my favorite filmmakers are, Abbas Kiarostami, Michael Haneke, David Fincher, Federico Fellini, Kianoosh Ayari, Buster Keaton, David Lynch, Claude Chabrol, Jean Pierre Melville. The reason I am interested in each of them is different. But in general I could say I get excited seeing many of these filmmaker’s films. Specifically, between all of theme, Abbas Kiarostami’s “Close up” is my most favorite film and I believe it has a very special and unique place in the history of cinema.

What's your message to other aspiring filmmakers and storytellers?

We should be patient.

 

This exciting short film won Best Narrative Short and The Jury Prize at Tribeca, Best Short Film, the Best Short Fiction Film at Krakow Film Festival, the Best Live Action Short over 15 Minutes at Palm Springs Shortfest, Best Short Fiction Film at Traverse City Film Festival, the Audience Award at Curtas Vila do Conde International Film Festival, and nominated Best Film of the Short Film Competition (Silver St. George) at the Moscow International Film Festival.