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71st Emmy Winners Revealed

The Television Academy tonight celebrated the 71st Emmy Awards, recognizing excellence in primetime programming and individual achievement for the 2018-2019 television season. The ceremony was broadcast live from the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles on FOX.

Read the full list of winners HERE!

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David Sedaris Inducted Into The American Academy of Arts and Letters

David Sedaris, is one of the new class of inductees into the American Academy of Arts and Letters.

His membership safely confirmed, Sedaris joins an elite group which over the past century and a half has included Langston Hughes, Georgia O’Keeffe and John Updike. This year, the academy voted in 11 new members, among them the multimedia artist Meredith Monk, poet-playwright Claudia Rankine, poet-essayist Grace Schulman, author-essayist Ian Frazier, author-conservationist Terry Tempest Williams and violinist-composer Chen Yi.

Others include four Pulitzer Prize winners from a variety of fields: playwright Suzan-Lori Parks, fiction writer Edward P. Jones, historian Stacy Schiff and poet Natasha Trethewey.

An honor society founded in 1898, the academy has 240 core members, in the categories of books, music and art. New artists are voted in after previous ones die, with those dying over the past year including Philip Roth, Donald Hall and Ursula K. Le Guin.

New members will formally join in May, at a ceremony held at the academy’s complex in upper Manhattan, where composer David Del Tredici will give the keynote address. The academy will also hand out literary medals, and Rankine, Yi and Sedaris are among those who have been awarded in the past. Sedaris was honored last year with a Medal for Spoken Language.

David Sedaris is the bestselling author of the books Calypso, Theft By Finding, Let’s Explore Diabetes with Owls, Squirrel Seeks Chipmunk, When You Are Engulfed in Flames, Dress Your Family in Corduroy and Denim, Me Talk Pretty One Day, Holidays on Ice, Naked, and Barrel Fever. He is a regular contributor to The New Yorker and BBC Radio 4.

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Eleven New Disney Legends To Be Honored During D23 Expo In Anaheim On August 23

Robert Downey Jr. and Bette Midler, along with such luminaries as Wing Chao, Jon Favreau, James Earl Jones, Kenny Ortega, Barnette Ricci, Robin Roberts, Diane Sawyer, Ming-Na Wen, and Hans Zimmer, will be honored as Disney Legends during D23 Expo 2019 for their extraordinary contributions to the Disney legacy. Hosted by Disney Chairman and CEO Bob Iger, the Disney Legends Awards ceremony will be held at 10 a.m. on Friday, August 23, in Hall D23 of the Anaheim Convention Center.

“The Disney Legends Award is the highest honor we can bestow; it’s a recognition of talent, a celebration of achievement, and an expression of profound gratitude to the remarkable men and women who have made an indelible mark on our company and our creative legacy,” said Iger, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, The Walt Disney Company. “This year’s honorees have earned a place in our hearts and our history for their significant contributions in film, television, and our theme parks around the world.”

The Disney Legends Awards program is a 32-year tradition of The Walt Disney Company, and the first Disney Legend was Fred MacMurray (The Shaggy Dog, The Absent-Minded Professor, The Happiest Millionaire), who was honored in 1987. The award ceremony is just one of the dozens of spectacular events Disney fans can enjoy during the three-day D23 Expo.

Click HERE to see the 2019 Disney Legends Award honorees.

Honorees receive a two-foot-tall bronze Disney Legends sculpture that signifies the imagination, creativity, and magic they have brought to the Company. Disney Legends Award recipients will also participate in a handprint ceremony at the end of the event, and their bronzed prints will be displayed in the Disney Legends Plaza at the Company’s Burbank headquarters.

Admission to the ceremony will be on a first-come, first-served basis and is included in the price of a ticket to D23 Expo 2019.

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The 2019 Oscar Winners List

The 91st Oscars were held on Sunday, February 24, 2019, at the Dolby Theatre at Hollywood & Highland Center in Hollywood, and was televised live by the ABC Television Network. 

The host-free program was also televised live in more than 225 countries and territories worldwide.

Green Book, the story of the unlikely friendship between a bigoted bouncer and a virtuoso black musician, was named the best picture of the year. Roma won best director for Alfonso Cuaron adding to its win for foreign language feature Oscar and cinematographer. Rami Malek scored best actor for his chameleonic turn in Bohemian Rhapsody as Queen frontman Freddie Mercury. Olivia Colman nabbed best actress for her role as a mercurial monarch in The Favourite. Regina King won best supporting actress for her role as a fiercely protective mother in If Beale Street Could Talk. Green Book’s Mahershala Ali picked up his second Academy Award for best supporting actor. A Star is Born won best song for Lady Gaga’s anthemic Shallows. Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse earned the Oscar for Best Animated Feature.

Click HERE to see the full list of winners.

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Black Panther Makes Oscar History With First Superhero Best Picture Nomination

Black Panther, last year’s domestic box office king, scored the first-ever Best Picture nomination for a superhero film, marking another landmark for the action-adventure drama about a high-tech African nation and the warrior-king who is sworn to protect it.

The film’s status as a groundbreaker for representation was already obvious. With a predominantly black cast, the Afrofuturist fable not only set box office records, it toppled social barriers. The Academy Awards are one more accomplishment for the Marvel Studios movie.

In addition to Best Picture, Black Panther collected seven total nods — for costume design, original score, Kendrick Lamar and SZA’s original song “All The Stars,” production design, and the two sound categories, editing and mixing.

Read more HERE. To see a list of all of the Oscar nominees, please click HERE.

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The 2019 Golden Globes Winners List

The 76th annual Golden Globe Awards aired on NBC tonight with co-hosts Sandra Oh and Andy Samberg. The Golden Globes serve as the official kickoff to the 2019 awards season. Winners in 25 categories — 14 in film and 11 in television — are voted on by the HFPA.

HERE is a list of all of the winners.

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The 70th Emmy Awards Winners

The Television Academy are set to announce the 70th Annual Emmy Awards winners at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles tonight and you can check the winner’s list HERE.

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Morgan Freeman Presents The Literary Service Award To Stephen King At PEN America’s Literary Gala

Stephen King was presented the 2018 PEN America Literary Service Award on May 22, 2018

The beloved author received his prize Tuesday night from Morgan Freeman, who starred in the film adaptation of King’s “The Shawshank Redemption.” 

King was praised by PEN, the literary and human rights organization, as an advocate for literacy and free expression. PEN’s annual fundraising gala was held at the American Museum of Natural History, where attendees included novelist Margaret Atwood, actors Michael Douglas and Catherine Zeta-Jones and Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist and PEN president Jennifer Egan.

Watch the presentation below.

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The Oscars 2018 Winners

Guillermo del Toro’s The Shape of Water emerged victorious, winning a total of four Academy Awards, including Best Picture, Best Director for Guillermo del Toro, and awards for both original score and production design.

Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri, was the standout in the acting categories, earning Frances McDormand an Oscar for Best Actress, and Sam Rockwell an award for Best Supporting Actor. Gary Oldman’s lead performance as Winston Churchill in Darkest Hour, and Allison Janney’s supporting turn in I, Tonya rounded out the acting categories.

Jordan Peele won the Oscar for Best Original Screenplay for Get Out. Pixar’s Coco won Best Animated Feature Film.

Christopher Nolan’s Dunkirk, which had earned 8 nominations had three wins in technical categories, including sound mixing, sound editing, and film editing. Blade Runner 2049 stood out for its pair of visuals-oriented wins, including Best Visual Effects and Best Cinematography, the latter of which earned legendary director of photography Roger Deakins his first Oscar win.

See the full list of the 2018 Academy Award winners HERE.

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The 90th Oscars To Be Telecast On ABC March 4, 2018 

ABC and the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced that the 90th Oscars telecast on Sunday, March 4, 2018 will now begin at 8:00pm EST/5:00pm PST, a half hour earlier than the prior Oscars broadcast. As previously announced, late-night talk show favorite Jimmy Kimmel will return to host, and Michael De Luca and Jennifer Todd will return to produce.

Additionally, starting at 6:30pm EST/3:30pm PST, the Oscars Pre-Show returns to give fans exclusive, insider access to all the excitement of the red carpet. The 90-minute special features interviews with nominees, presenters and performers, and brings viewers the best behind-the-scenes moments.

The 90th Oscars will be held on Sunday, March 4, 2018 at the Dolby Theatre at Hollywood & Highland Center in Hollywood, and will be televised live on the ABC Television Network.

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