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Charles Brackett Diaries: Ugly Politics and Juicy Gossip in Old Hollywood

Charles Brackett ca. 1945: Billy Wilder screenwriting partner (1936–1949), producer (1945–1949) and Hollywood diarist. Q&A with 'Charles Brackett Diaries' editor Anthony Slide: Billy Wilder's screenwriter-producer partner in his own words Six-time Academy Award winner Billy Wilder is a film legend. He is renowned for classics such as The Major and […]


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Charles Brackett Diaries: Ugly Politics and Juicy Gossip in Old Hollywood



Woody Allen: 21st WGA Awards Nomination

WGA Awards 2014 nominations: Woody Allen, 'American Hustle' in; '12 Years a Slave,' 'Blue Is the Warmest Color' ineligible (image: Cate Blanchett and Woody Allen on the 'Blue Jasmine' set) The Writers Guild of America has announced the nominees for the 2014 WGA Awards. The lists – adapted and original […]


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Woody Allen: 21st WGA Awards Nomination



WGA Awards: Latest 'Batman' Movie Out, Controversial 'Pro-Torture' Drama In

'The Perks of Being a Wallflower' with Emma Watson. WGA Awards 2013: From 'The Perks of Being a Wallflower' to 'Zero Dark Thirty' The WGA Awards 2013 nominations were announced earlier today. Expect the Academy Awards 2013 nominations in the writing categories to be – at least – somewhat different, […]


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WGA Awards: Latest 'Batman' Movie Out, Controversial 'Pro-Torture' Drama In



Goya Awards: Corrupt Cop Tops + Woody Allen Wins WGA & Bodil Nominee Lars von Trier

No Rest for the Wicked with José Coronado Pedro Almodóvar didn't have much luck at the Spanish Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences' Goya Awards this evening in Madrid: Almodóvar's The Skin I Live In won a total of four Goyas, but none for its director/writer. Starring Antonio Banderas […]


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Goya Awards: Corrupt Cop Tops + Woody Allen Wins WGA & Bodil Nominee Lars von Trier



Woody Allen & Kristen Wiig: WGA Nominations

Charlize Theron, Young Adult Yesterday, Twitter was abuzz with comments about a proposed Bridesmaids sequel sans Kristen Wiig. Let Universal try that. Wiig and fellow writer Annie Mumolo have been shortlisted for their Bridesmaids screenplay for the 2012 Writers Guild of America Awards. Paul Feig directed the sleeper hit comedy. […]


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Woody Allen & Kristen Wiig: WGA Nominations



WGA Awards: Christopher Nolan Victory with 'Qualification'

WGA Awards winner 'Inception': Leonardo DiCaprio and Michael Caine in Christopher Nolan blockbuster. Christopher Nolan, Aaron Sorkin win WGA Awards Written and directed by Christopher Nolan, the multi-layered sci-fi thriller Inception was the Best Original Screenplay winner at the 2011 Writers Guild of America (WGA) Awards, held on Feb. 5 […]


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WGA Awards: Christopher Nolan Victory with 'Qualification'



Robert Pattinson & Zac Efron Golden Globes Presenters + Producers & Writers Guild Nominations

Ewan McGregor and Jim Carrey in writer-directors John Requa and Glenn Ficarra's I Love You Phillip Morris David Seidler's widely praised screenplay for The King's Speech was left out of the 2011 Writers Guild of America (WGA) nominations announced earlier today. Also missing from the WGA shortlist were Debra Granik […]


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Robert Pattinson & Zac Efron Golden Globes Presenters + Producers & Writers Guild Nominations



Elizabeth Banks to Host Scientific and Technical Awards

Elizabeth Banks will host the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences' Scientific and Technical Awards on Saturday, Feb. 20, at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel in Beverly Hills. Banks will present 15 awards to 45 individual recipients during the evening. Bankss' upcoming roles will be in The Next Three Days, […]


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Elizabeth Banks to Host Scientific and Technical Awards



'Avatar,' 'Star Trek': WGA Awards - Nominations

Zach Galifianakis, Bradley Cooper, Ed Helms in The Hangover (Frank Masi / Warner Bros.) (top); Meryl Streep in Julie & Julia (Columbia Pictures) (bottom) The Writers Guild of America has announced the nominees for the 2010 WGA Awards. Both Avatar (James Cameron) and The Hangover (Jon Lucas and Scott Moore) […]


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'Avatar,' 'Star Trek': WGA Awards - Nominations



John Huston Documentary Double Bill: 'San Pietro' & 'Let There Be Light'

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences' John Huston Lecture on Documentary Film will acknowledge John Huston himself with a special screening of his controversial World War II documentary classics San Pietro (a.k.a. The Battle of San Pietro) (above, 1944) and Let There Be Light (1946), on Tuesday, April […]


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John Huston Documentary Double Bill: 'San Pietro' & 'Let There Be Light'



Marion Cotillard & Ulrich Mühe Win London + Joel & Ethan Coen Win WGA Awards

2008 London Film Critics' Circle Award nominations: Dec. 14 '07. 2008 London Film Critics' Circle Award winners: Grosvenor House Hotel on Feb. 8 '08. ("*" denotes the winner in each category) FILM OF THE YEAR * No Country for Old Men The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert […]


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Marion Cotillard & Ulrich Mühe Win London + Joel & Ethan Coen Win WGA Awards



BAFTA Winners: Helen Mirren

Perhaps there's something I'm missing here, but the Orange British Academy of Film and Television Arts has decided that Kevin Macdonald's The Last King of Scotland is the outstanding British film of 2006, coming out ahead of United 93, Notes on a Scandal, Casino Royale, and Stephen Frears' The Queen. […]


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BAFTA Winners: Helen Mirren



'Brokeback Mountain,' 'Crash': Writers Guild Winners

The 58th WGA Award winners were announced on Feb. 4, '06. ("*" denotes the winner in each category) THEATRICAL MOTION PICTURE ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY CINDERELLA MAN, Screenplay by Cliff Hollingsworth and Akiva Goldsman, Story by Cliff Hollingsworth, Universal Pictures * CRASH, Screenplay by Paul Haggis & Bobby Moresco, Story by Paul […]


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'Brokeback Mountain,' 'Crash': Writers Guild Winners



Writers Guild Awards: Surprising Best Original Screenplay Winner

2005 Writers Guild of America Award winners: Hollywood Palladium in Los Angeles and the Pierre Hotel in New York on Feb. 19, '05 2005 WGA Award Nominations ("*" denotes the winner in each category) THEATRICAL FILMS   Best Original Screenplay The Aviator - Written by John Logan, Miramax Films * […]


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Writers Guild Awards: Surprising Best Original Screenplay Winner



'Mean Girls' Script: Lindsay Lohan Movie Surprising WGA Award Nomination

'Mean Girls' Amanda Seyfried, Lindsay Lohan, Rachel McAdams and Lacey Chabert. Mean Girls' script: Lindsay Lohan movie gets surprising WGA Award nomination Tina Fey's script for Mean Girls, the Mark Waters-directed comedy-drama featuring Lindsay Lohan, Rachel McAdams, Amanda Seyfried, and Lacey Chabert, was the biggest surprise among the 2005 Writers […]


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'Mean Girls' Script: Lindsay Lohan Movie Surprising WGA Award Nomination