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.
 

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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.

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.

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.

WOMEN & WINE by Liv Karin Dahlstrøm

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Women and Wine is a humorous film about the fear of losing a friend. Turid is attending her close friend?s fiftieth anniversary, but during the party, she comes to realize she is no longer amongst her closest friends. Thus Turid starts a game to make her mark, and the party turns out to involve much more than singing and wine. Director Liv Karin Dahlstrøm and Producer Isak Eymundsson has been sweeping the boards at film festivals throughout the world, having been selected for 13 festivals and taking home the Oscar qualifying award at the Seattle International Film Festival. The film stars the well-known and popular Norwegian actress Marit Adeleide Andreassen.

Director Liv Karin Dahlstrøm graduated from the Norwegian Film School in 2012. She has worked on several television productions including the children?s series The Games for NRK (Norwegian Public Broadcaster) and the comedy series What if (VGTV). She is currently working on the new NRK series Helium. We chatted to Liv, and here are the excerpts.

What inspired to make you this film about friendship and friends? Did any movies in particular act as an inspiration?

I had no movie as a reference. There were people I've met, and similar situations I've observed that were the reference and inspiration.

I am fascinated by how humans interact in social settings; how we protect and defend our pride and jealousy, and at the same time always try so hard to fit in amongst others. I am inspired by the battles we face in our everyday-life (or even: throughout our tough lives). 

I´ve actually been in the same «mask scenario» my self, which was quite similar to the film’s Inciting Incident. A friend and me «kidnapped» a third friend as part of a bachelorette party. we all wore masks and the groom only recognized me and not our friend. Fortunately the situation didn´t cause any drama or uncomfortable situation, but it was at this moment the other writer Thorkild and I saw the potential of a jealousy inflicted drama and this became the base for the short film.

What was the most challenging and most inspiring thing about making this film?

I thought it was very difficult to make this film, but at the same time the most fun and exciting project I’ve done. The situations and turning points are small and there´s alot that underlines the project. So at the same time as I want to «keep it all down», I have to be sure that the important aspects don´t disappear. 

I wanted to get a balance between humor and seriousness. Comedy is challenging and must balance well with the drama to work.

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The story and our script inspired me. The collaboration with the main character Marit was also very inspiring. The photographer and I worked in an exciting way. We filmed many scenes in a row, and the recordings could last up to 15 minutes. We worked in an inspiring way.

What was your first reaction when you found out about Oscar qualification? Who all would you thank for this film?

First of all I was very grateful and happy that the SIFF jury gave the film the Grand jury prize. I appreciate that alot! Of course, it was very fun with the Oscar qualification. I do miss seeing movies with everyday-struggle been put into the light, and are very happy when that happens.  If we would get a Oscar nomination, I think I my reaction would be humble, but also filled with laughter. Even though that would be fantastic it would also have a down side. I must find a dress that is pretty enough to wear on the red carpet! I prefer pants before dresses and I do not have a talent, walking in high heels. :)

Most of all, I would like to thank the scriptwriter Thorkild Schrumpf, who wrote the script together with me. And the main actor Marit A. Andreassen, which gives me a lot of inspiration.

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

I have no favorites. But I really liked Maren Ade's movie "Toni Erdmann". It has a perfect mix of comedy and drama. It's sad, vulnerable and fun at the same time.

Women and Wine has been selected at festivals such as The Norwegian Short Film Festival, Aspen Short Fest, Go Short International Short Film Festival and the Hamptons International Film Festival. The film won the Best Narrative Short Film Jury Prize at Seattle International Film Festival and The Writers Guild of Norway?s Award for Best Screenplay at The Norwegian Short Film Festival.

GAME by Jeannie Donohoe

Director Jeannie Donohoe’s award-winning film Game is a story about pushing boundaries to achieve your goals. The film stars Rick Fox (Dope, He Got Game), Nicole Williams (film debut; Univ. Nevada point guard) and Tye White (People Vs. OJ Simpson, Drumline).

AJ Green, a new kid in town, shows up at the high school boys basketball varsity tryouts and instantly makes an impression. Coach takes notice, and so do the other players, some of whom feel threatened by the new blood. The school’s team is excellent— second best in the state—and this is the year Coach plans to win it all. AJ proves himself on the court and clearly has talent, heart, and drive... as well as a big secret. Will AJ make the team once the players and coach discover the truth?

Jeannie Donohoe is an award-winning filmmaker who has written and directed several short films, including Game, Lambing Season (selected for over 50 film festivals and multiple awards; named one of the “Best Short Films of 2014” by Indiewire; currently airing on PBS Film School Shorts) and Public (Palm Springs ShortFest, PBS Imagemakers). Jeannie was selected from over 4,600 applicants to write and direct Game through the Lexus Short Films program. This talented director is currently developing her first feature-length film. 

We chatted  with Jeannie, here are the excerpt.

  • What inspired to make you this film? What are your thoughts on gender inequality in Hollywood or in America?

For starters, I love basketball.  I've played a lot of sports in my life, and I also love sports movies.  I see many parallels between athletic pursuits (especially team sports) and filmmaking. So making a sports film was an exciting prospect that combined a lot of my interests.  Being on teams, in school, in jobs, and working in the film industry, I've also experienced and observed stark differences between opportunities for women compared to men.  I wanted to talk about gender inequality, but to do it within a character-driven, action-packed sports movie that's also entertaining and optimistic.  I think it's pretty undeniable that we live in a patriarchal society with a lot of gender-based injustices.  I actually wrote, directed, and we finished the film in the months leading up to the presidential election last summer and fall.  Like most people, I thought we were on the verge of electing our first woman president.  We premiered the film the day after the election, and suddenly the story took on a whole new meaning and urgency (locker room scene and all).  And 2017 has continued to illuminate the obstacles women face and the struggle for equality.  The message of GAME feels more timely than ever.

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  • What do you enjoy about short films?

I love short films.  Making a short is a very common way for filmmakers to get their start.  You really discover your cinematic voice in the process.  I've made several short films -- GAME has been the most ambitious and the highest-level production.  I think shorts are a great form for experimenting and working to pack a screenworthy story into a concise period of time.  They also have a unique opportunity to explore a specific moment or turning point in a character's life. I watch a lot of shorts, mostly at film festivals, but also established directors' early short films.  Looking back at these, you can see the beginnings of an artist's style and interests.  These early films are often powerful, brief capsules of themes or ideas that continue to inspire later work.  

  • How was the funding & casting for this film?

I had made a previous short film called Lambing Season as my thesis from Columbia University's graduate film school.  It's an offbeat family drama set on an Irish sheep farm (involving a live lamb birth!) so it's very different from GAME's high school basketball story set in Los Angeles.  I entered Lambing Season into the Lexus Short Films competition, a program that supports up-and-coming filmmakers with funding for a new short film production.  I was (miraculously) selected as one of four international filmmakers out of 4600 applicants, and Lexus generously funded GAME.  I'm extremely grateful!  We worked with great casting directors: mother-daughter duo Lisa Pantone and Gigi Berry.  GAME had some big casting challenges written into the script: we needed kids who were great basketball players on top of being great actors.  And the lead, "AJ," also needed to be able to pass as a boy.  We auditioned many great young women for the role, and one day, the casting director was shopping in a clothing store and she spotted an employee who was tall, lean, muscular, and kind of had that look.  She went up to the employee and asked if she by chance played basketball (yes), and had she ever acted? (no).  Would she like to audition?  (sure!)  And that was Nicole Williams, who came in and blew me away.  Nicole played four years of college basketball at Nevada, as point guard, and she was a total natural in the scene work.  Casting the Coach was another challenge.  While writing the script, I had this dream of trying to get an NBA player or retired player for the role, both to bring an authenticity to the character and to shine a light on the message of the film.  I'm from Boston originally, so I've followed Rick Fox's career from his early Celtics days to winning NBA championships with the Lakers, and also his transition to acting.  He's in my favorite basketball movie, Spike Lee's He Got Game.  I wrote a long letter and we sent him the script.  One of the most exciting days of this entire process was when Rick came on board.  The material resonated with him, and he brought tremendous expertise, insight, and heart to the character and to the set experience.  Jamie McShane, Charles Parnell, Tye White, Dominique Columbus, and Michael Purdie were all incredible to work with.  The rest of the team is also made up of real basketball players--some actors, some not.  It was such a joy to work with this dream cast, from the auditions to rehearsals to the shoot.

  • What other filmmakers do you like? And why?

I like a lot of styles of films, but I tend to gravitate toward naturalism and humanism in filmmaking.  Some of my favorite filmmakers are: Andrea Arnold, Hirokazu Kore-eda, Jane Campion, Kelly Reichardt, Ryan Coogler, the Dardenne Brothers, Lisa Cholodenko, Thomas Vinterberg, Lynne Ramsay, Peter Berg, and Kenneth Lonergan.  For me, the most compelling films prioritize emotional truth in performances and story, and they have a specificity about them.  Filmmaking is an incredible mode of expression -- I think it's very powerful to get access to someone else's outlook, life experience, or imagination.

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

Make work from the heart.  Tell the story only you can tell.  And just keep going.  Filmmaking is an obstacle course, full of challenges and plenty of rejections, but the field is also full of opportunities to keep moving forward.  I think of this career as a marathon, and my daily work is logging miles, chipping away at the dream.

"GRIDLOCK" by Ian Hunt Duffy

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Director Ian Hunt Duffy and producer Simon Doyle’s unnerving thriller Gridlock  is an Irish spin on an American style thriller, set during a traffic jam on a narrow country road. When Eoin's young daughter Emma goes missing from their car, he forms a desperate search party to find her, and soon everyone is a suspect.

Director Ian Hunt Duffy graduated from the National Film School in Ireland and set up the Dublin based production company Fail Safe Films with Simon Doyle. Ian has directed and produced numerous award-winning short films, including the IFTA Nominated and Academy Award® long listed Love is a Sting and the Filmbase/RTÉ time-travel comedy Small Time. Producer Simon Doyle has also produced numerous award-winning short films, along with the feature film In View released theatrically in 2017. Simon has a slate of three additional feature films that he is currently developing with some of Ireland’s most exciting talent.

We talked to Ian. Here are the excerpts

  • What inspired to make you this thriller? Any plans for feature?

I love high-concept thrillers that are set in a single location and I always wanted to do my own version. Myself and writer Darach McGarrigle are both fans of old television shows like ‘The Twilight Zone’ or ‘Alfred Hitchcock Presents’-- shows that managed to fit a huge amount of tension and suspense into a 20-minute episode, so we wanted to see if we could achieve that with a short film and create an exciting mystery for an audience to solve. One day I was stuck in traffic and I thought it would be interesting to set a thriller entirely during a traffic jam and see what kind of suspense you could create in that restricted environment. From there I had the idea of a father whose daughter goes missing from their car, and that was the jumping off point for ‘Gridlock’.

As for a feature, I’m currently developing my first feature film with Darach. It’s another high-concept thriller set in a single location called ‘Double Blind’ and will also feature an ensemble group of actors. We’re really excited about it.

  • What do you enjoy about short films?

I think short film is the perfect medium to hone your craft as a filmmaker and storyteller. You need to be able to tell an engaging and interesting story in a short space of time, so short films really help develop that skill. Budgets on short films are usually tight as well, so it forces you to find creative solutions to problems. Short films are unique because they are typically only ever viewed amongst a programme of other short films, so you really have to grab the audience’s attention with a good story or hook that will make your short film stand out from all the others.

  • How was the funding & casting for this film?

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We received funding from the Kildare County Council in Ireland and they were a pleasure to work with. We shot the film on location in Kildare, so they were very helpful throughout the whole process. As for the casting, ‘Gridlock’ was an ensemble piece, so I knew the success of the film would depend upon the actors and their performances. I wanted actors who were excited by the material and who could work well together as a team, so my producer Simon Doyle and I really strived to get the best cast possible. We definitely aimed high with our cast, going after my ‘wish-list’ for the roles, but thankfully they all really responded to the script and were excited to come on board. That’s something I would always advise other filmmakers- don’t be afraid to approach an actor, even a bigger name. Often you will find that if an actor is available or has some free time, they would rather be working and acting. So it’s all about timing.

  • What other filmmakers you like? And why?

There are many film directors that would be big influences for me personally. For ‘Gridlock’ Alfred Hitchcock would obviously be a big inspiration. I’m a big genre film fan and grew up watching the work of James Cameron and John Carpenter from a young age. I’m also a great admirer of David Fincher, as he is a master at creating atmosphere and has such a meticulous approach to both performance and composition. But inspiration comes from all manner of films and directors, of every genre. I also follow various TV series, as some of the best and most exciting drama is now happening on television.

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

Probably the best advice I’ve gotten is to just try and make work that excites you personally, that you’re truly passionate about, and develop your own style. By in large you will be defined by the style and genre of your last film, so it’s important to be true to yourself and make films that are representative of the ones you want to continue to make in the future.

 

 

ERICA ASH & LARENZ TATE SET TO HOST 2018 BOUNCE TRUMPET AWARDS

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Erica Ash and Larenz Tate will host the 2018 Bounce Trumpet Awards, an exciting night of inspiration, history and crowd-rousing performances celebrating African-American achievements and contributions.

The gala black-tie ceremony will be held at the Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre in Atlanta, Georgia on Sat. Jan. 20, 2018 and will world premiere nationwide on Bounce on Sun. Feb. 11 at 9:00 p.m. ET. Bounce, the fastest-growing African-American network on television, now exclusively owns, produces and telecasts the star-studded event, rebranded this year as the Bounce Trumpet Awards. Honorees, performers and presenters will be announced in the coming weeks. Visit www.trumpetawards.com for more information.

Ash is an NAACP Award-winning Broadway, film and television actress currently starring on the hit series "Survivor's Remorse" on STARZ, as well as playing Brigette Hart (ex-wife of Kevin Hart) on "The Real Husbands of Hollywood." She will star in the new legal drama series "In Contempt" and will appear in the new theatrical motion picture "Uncle Drew" from Lionsgate's Summit Entertainment.

Tate is a Screen Actors Guild (SAG) Award-winner and currently stars on the hit series "Power" on STARZ. He has also appeared on the popular shows "Rescue Me," "Game of Silence" and "House of Lies." On the big screen, Tate most recently appeared in "Girls Trip," with previous roles in "Ray," "Menace II Society," "Love Jones," "Why Do Fools Fall in Love" and more.

The Trumpet Awards were conceived to recognize the outstanding accomplishments of African Americans and those who have succeeded against great odds and inspired success in others. Founded in 1992 by American Civil Rights leader Xernona Clayton, The Trumpet Awards were acquired by Bounce in 2016. The list of prestigious honorees over its 26-year history includes Muhammad Ali, Beyoncé, Jamie Foxx, Halle Berry, Stevie Wonder, The African-American Women of the United States Congress, Steve Harvey, Martin Luther King, III, Janelle Monáe and Spike Lee. 

Bounce (@BounceTV) airs on the broadcast signals of local television stations and corresponding cable carriage, and features a programming mix of original and off-network series, theatrical motion pictures, specials, live sports, and more. Bounce has grown to be available in more than 99 million homes across the United States and 95% of all African-American (AA) television homes, including all the top AA television markets. Among the founders of Bounce are iconic American figures Ambassador Andrew Young and Martin Luther King, III

"MUM" by Anne-Marie O’Connor

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Writer/director Anne-Marie O’Connor’s poignant drama Mum, has been selected to screen at the Galway Film Fleadh in July, and stars talented transgender actress Kate O’Donnell (Boy Meets Girl) along with Lee Boardman (Jack the Giant Slayer, Coronation Street) and Kenneth Colley (Star Wars, Peaky Blinders). Anne-Marie O’Connor began her career writing for theatre before penning three novels, Everyone’s Got a Bono Story, My Made Up Life and Star Struck. She moved into screenwriting, co-creating Sky 1’s long-running hit comedy Trollied, starring Jane Horrocks, Jason Watkins and Mark Addy. She is currently working on returning dramas in the UK and US, and has written and is due to direct her first feature.

We had a chance to talk to her. Here are the excerpts:

· What inspired to make you this film about LGBTQ life? Did any movies in particular act as an inspiration?

I was inspired by trans actor and activist, and co-creator of MUM, Kate O’Donnell to make an LGBTQ film. She is my best friend, we have known each other for twenty years. After she transitioned we would often talk about the lack of trans voice, view point and narrative in film and TV and the fact that when there was that view point, it always seems to center on the transition, or be a cautionary tale of how life doesn’t end well if you were trans. That is not Kate’s experience in the slightest. Her life improved immeasurably after she transitioned. So I wanted to make a film that had a trans character as the heart of it but that was a truly universal story, to do a very small bit for moving the trans narrative along a bit.

· What was the casting process like? Was it particularly challenging to find trans actors, and how did you manage that challenge? 

What may have seemed a difficult challenge was actually relatively pain free and (hopefully!) a very positive experience for everyone involved. Through Mermaids, the UK charity that helps families with transgender kids, we found Joe Pearson who played Little Andrew and who was nine at the time of filming. We auditioned a number of trans boys for the role and held the auditions at Kate O’Donnell’s house because we wanted it to feel informal and for the boys and their parents to feel comfortable. We were looking for a little boy who could emulate Kate’s girliness at that age, which Joe found a little difficult at first! But he just looked and talked like Kate at that age and this was why he was cast. Ash Palmisciano is an actor who Kate had met a couple of times on other acting jobs and when I met him I knew he’d be perfect for the role.

· What was the most challenging and most inspiring thing about making this film?

I feel that we had a lot of challenges but that we managed to overcome with a creative solution time and again. So, interior locations were pretty difficult to come by and we searched high and low for the right type of place (we were filming over three decades so we had to take that into consideration) but in the end, we used my house and then a friend let us use her amazing falling down bathroom as the seventies bathroom in her farm house but then in the other end of her house was a modern bathroom and kitchen so she very kindly allowed us to use them for present day. We had a budget of £10,000 but I wanted to make sure that all of the crew were paid, so we cut costs in other ways (like getting my mum to do the bulk of the catering!). There were lots of challenges along the way, but I had a brilliant producer in Kate Larking (This is England, The Kill List) so I didn’t feel as much of the stress of it as I might otherwise have felt!

The most inspiring thing was twofold. Watching my mate, Kate lead this film – her first real time on camera as a lead. Equally I was inspired by how well everyone worked as a team. The advice I’d had before embarking on this as my first time directing was to get people who are really good at their job around you so that you can get on and direct and that was exactly what happened.

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· What other filmmakers do you like? And why?

I’m slightly in love with Patti Jenkins after she gave an amazing kick-ass film that I can watch with my eight-year-old daughter and she can see a strong girl and woman in the role with Wonder Woman. I love Andrea Arnold; Fish Tank is one of my favourite films. I’ve always loved Martin Scorsese for character driven Alpha male characters who speak how people actually speak. My current favourite film is God’s Own Country by Francis Lee. A beautiful contemporary love story set in Yorkshire and edited by Chris Wyatt who edited MUM. His film is unapologetic about the characters being gay. No one runs away to the big city. Life just happens as life happens.

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

Storytellers - Know when to take a note. Collaborating is important in writing and film making but you have to know when someone is giving you a note because it’s genuinely a good idea for the project, or because it’s their job and they think they have to say something. If you believe in what you have on the page then stick to your guns. 

Film makers – This is specifically for short films - try and make your film. You don’t have to sit around to be anointed by someone to make a film that you believe in. People spend years going through drafts with funding bodies that ultimately never see the light of day. Look at creative ways of funding your film, keep the budget very low (Mum was 10k) and be creative. (for example, we were very lucky to be able to borrow all of our camera equipment through the Northern Film School).