Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences President
David Rubin announced this week that Oscar®-nominated producer
Lynette Howell Taylor and producer Stephanie Allain
will produce the 92nd Oscars®. It will be their first
involvement with the Oscars.
Taylor earned a Best Picture Oscar nomination for “A Star Is
Born” (2018). She has produced more than 20 movies in the last
15 years, including “The Accountant,” “Captain Fantastic,”
“Big Eyes,” “The Place beyond the Pines,” “Blue Valentine”
and “Half Nelson.” Her television credits include the HBO
limited series “I Know This Much Is True.” Howell Taylor
is the founder of 51 Entertainment, a filmmaker-driven
champion for diverse voices in cinema, Allain is best known for
launching the careers of directors John Singleton, Robert
Rodriguez, Craig Brewer, Sanaa Hamri and Justin Simien.
Her film and television credits include “Hustle & Flow”
and “Dear White People.” Allain’s company, Homegrown
Pictures, produces content by and about women and people of
color. She served as director of the Los Angeles Film Festival,
is a founding ambassador of ReFrame, and serves on the Board
of Women in Film.
combined producing talents of Lynette and Stephanie will bring
dynamism and excitement to the 92nd Oscars show,” said Rubin.
“Their vast production experience ranges from groundbreaking
independent film to global blockbuster. We look forward to
collaborating with them to bring an unforgettable Oscars event to
movie fans around the world.”
have both watched the Oscars for as long as we can remember, and to
be given the opportunity to produce the show is a dream,” said
Howell Taylor and Allain. “It’s an honor and a thrill to join
forces to deliver an entertaining show that celebrates the artistry
of this year’s best films.”
“How thrilling to have both Lynette and Stephanie leading our Oscars production team,” said Academy CEO Dawn Hudson. “I have every confidence that they will deliver a high-caliber performance.”
“We have our first win this Oscars season and it’s having Lynette Howell Taylor and Stephanie Allain produce our biggest live event of the year,” said Karey Burke, president, ABC Entertainment. “Lynette and Stephanie have impeccable taste, are at the top of their field, and have such a distinct and wonderful way of captivating audiences with storytelling that is compelling, creative and filled with superstars. We can’t wait to see their imagination come to life on the grandest, most coveted stage in Hollywood.”
92nd Oscars will be held on Sunday, February 9, 2020, at
the Dolby® Theatre at Hollywood & Highland Center®
in Hollywood, and will be televised live on the ABC Television
Network. The Oscars also will be televised live in more than 225
countries and territories worldwide.
Historic Hotels and Recipients Honored at the Awards Ceremony and Gala at Pinehurst Resort (1895)
Hotels of America®and Historic
Hotels Worldwide® are pleased to announce the winners of the
2019 Historic Hotels Awards of Excellence. Recipients were
honored at a special ceremony and gala at Pinehurst Resort (1895)
on Thursday, November 7. Awards were presented before an
audience of more than 200 industry leaders, owners, senior
management, and representatives of the finest historic hotels from
across the United States of America and from around the world. Honors
were given in multiple categories ranging from Hotelier of the
Year and Hotel Historian of the Year to Best Historic
Resort, Historic Hotelier of the Year, Lifetime Achievement, and
more than 200 nominees, the following Historic Hotels of America
and Historic Hotels Worldwide hotels and hoteliers were
honored with these prestigious annual awards for 2019:
Hotels of America New Member of the Year: Blackburn Inn (1828)
Historic Hotel (76-200 Guestrooms): Historic Hotel Bethlehem
(1922) Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
Historic Hotel (201-400 Guestrooms): The Wigwam (1929) Litchfield
City Center Historic Hotel: The Hermitage Hotel (1910) Nashville,
Historic Hotel (Over 400 Guestrooms): Grand Hotel Golf Resort &
Spa (1847) Point Clear, Alabama
Tisha Campbell & Tichina Arnold Return As Hosts For The 2nd Year
Ceremony to Air Live for the First Time From the Orleans Arena in Las Vegas, NV on Sunday, November 17, 2019 at 8 PM EST
Chris Brown Leads With 8 Nominations, Followed By Drake With 7 Nods And Beyoncé And Lizzo With 6 Each
Five-Time Grammy Award Winning Producer Duo, Jimmy Jam & Terry Lewis Set To Receive The Legend Award
Billboard Gospel Artist Of The Last Decade, Yolanda Adams To Receive Fifth Annual Lady Of Soul Award
Networks has announced the hosts and nominees for the 2019
Soul Train Awards across 12 different categories. The annual
celebration recognizes the best in Soul, R&B and Hip-Hop from
both established industry legends and the next generation of
promising artists. Taking place on November 17, 2019 at the
Orleans Arena in Las Vegas, BET Presents:2019
Soul Train Awards will air LIVE on BET and BET HER at
8PM EST with a one-hour pre-show beginning at 7PM EST, and a post
show directly after.
singer and writer Tisha Campbell (Martin, My Wife &
Kids, Last Man Standing, Outmatched) will once again join actor,
singer, and writer Tichina Arnold (Martin, Everybody Hates
Chris, The Neighborhood, The Last Black Man in San Francisco ) as
host and co-producers of this year’s awards. The iconic best friend
duo, both on the 90’s hit show Martin and in real-life, will
return to the Soul Train Awards stage for the second time,
bringing their dynamic comedy and infectious personalities to this
Brown leads the nominees for this year’s awards, receiving
eight nominations including ‘Best R&B/Soul Male Artist,’
‘Album/Mixtape of the Year,’ ‘The Ashford and Simpson
Songwriters Award’ for “No Guidance” and two nods in the ‘Best
Dance Performance’ category. He is followed by Drake, who
received seven nominations in categories including ‘Rhythm &
Bars,’ ‘Best Dance Performance,’ ‘Best Collaboration,’ and
two nods in the ‘Song of the Year’ category for “No Guidance”
and “Girls Need Love Too Remix.”
and Lizzo have both received six nominations, each
receiving nods for ‘Best R&B/Soul Female Artist,’ ‘Song of
the Year,’ ‘Video of the Year,’ ‘Best Dance Performance,’
and ‘The Ashford and Simpson Songwriter’s Award.’
nominees include Khalid with five nods, J. Cole who
garnered four nominations, and H.E.R., Ari Lennox, and Summer
Walker, each receiving three nominations.
songwriting duo Jimmy Jam & Terry Lewis are set to be
honored with the Legend Award at this year’s show,
recognized for their contributions to R&B music with a career
that’s produced more than 100 gold, platinum, multi-platinum and
diamond albums. The pair have more Billboard Number Ones than any
other songwriting and production team in history, working with
artists such as Janet Jackson, Boyz II Men, Usher, Mary J. Blige,
Mariah Carey, Luther Vandross, George Michael and Earth, Wind
fifth annual Lady of Soul Award will be presented to five-time
Grammy Award winning artist and Billboard Magazine’s Gospel Artist
of the last decade Yolanda Adams. With her pioneering blend of
modern gospel that infuses touches of R&B and jazz, Adams has
continued to inspire her fans and transform the musical landscape
with her powerful voice across 13 powerful albums which have earned
her numerous accolades, including the first American Music Award for
Contemporary Gospel Artist and four Gospel Music Association Dove
Presents: 2019 Soul Train Awards will feature an exciting lineup
of unforgettable performances including special moments and
appearances by some of the brightest stars in black culture and
entertainment. The annual event is committed to showcasing Soul
Train’s impact on arts of music and dance from the 70s to today.
the “BET Presents: 2019 Soul Train Awards” will simulcast
on BET Africa on November 18, 2019, at 3:00AM CAT; BET
UK on November 19, 2019, at 9PM GMT; and BET France
and BET South Korea on November 20, 2019 at 8:45PM CET
and 9:00PM KST, respectively.
Orlando, Executive Vice-President, Specials, Music Programming &
Music Strategy at BET will serve as Executive Producer for the BET
Presents: 2019 Soul Train Awards along with Jesse Collins and
Jeannae Rouzan-Clay for Jesse Collins Entertainment.
show information, please visit BET.com/SoulTrain,
the official site for BET Presents: 2019 Soul Train Awards.
Festival to open with “Just Mercy,” close with World Premiere of “Verticals”
The ninth annualNapa Valley Film Festival (NVFF) has announced its film line-up, including Opening and Closing Night screenings. NVFF returns this fall with its five-day festival showcasing the year’s best new independent films, November 13-17. Organizers will showcase Napa Valley’s finest food and wine at all special events, including the Festival Gala, VIP receptions and Vintner Circle dinners, and will feature a lively series of filmmaker-chef collaborative demonstrations at the Monogram Appliances Demonstration Kitchen at the Oxbow Commons in downtown Napa. The seven screening venues located throughout the Valley include the Archer Hotel Napa, the historic Cameo Cinema, the CIA at Copia, Charles Krug Winery, Lincoln Theater, Native Sons, and the Uptown Theatre.
are excited to release another eclectic selection of highly-curated
comedies and dramas from established and emerging filmmakers,”
said Napa Valley Film Festival CEO Tom Tardio. “These films
consist of inspiring and compelling stories that will thoroughly
engage and entertain our festival-goers. At the intersections of
film, food, and wine, the festival continues to deliver tremendously
unique and exclusive experiences that only a world-class destination
such as Napa Valley can provide and only that NVFF can deliver.”
Preview Night, Opening Night and Closing Night
will kick off with their Sneak Preview Night on Tuesday,
November 12 with a special presentation of 20th Century Fox’s
Ford v Ferrari. The film is inspired by the remarkable
true story of visionary American car designer Carroll Shelby and the
fearless British driver Ken Miles. Directed by James Mangold, the
film stars Matt Damon, Christian Bale, Jon Bernthal, Caitriona Balfe,
Tracy Letts, Josh Lucas, Noah Jupe, Remo Girone and Ray McKinnon.
festival’s official Opening Night film on Wednesday,
November 13 is Warner Bros.’ Just Mercy, a powerful and
thought-provoking true story following young lawyer Bryan Stevenson
and his history-making battle for justice. The film is directed by
Destin Daniel Cretton and stars Michael B. Jordan, Brie Larson and
the festival on Sunday, November 17 is SOMMTV’s world
premiere of Verticals, a series that showcases Napa
Valley winemakers and the human condition through a bottle of wine.
This premiere is also the launch of SOMMTV, the first food and wine
dedicated streaming platform. The series is directed by Jason Wise.
(Neon) – Years of carrying out death row executions have taken a
toll on prison warden, Bernadine Williams. The emotional wedge in
her marriage grows and memories of a recently botched execution
plague her daily. As she prepares to end the life of another inmate,
Bernadine must confront the psychological and emotional demons her
job creates, ultimately connecting her to the man she is sanctioned
to execute. Directed by Chinonye Chukwu and starring Alfre Woodard,
Aldis Hodge, Wendell Price, Richard Schiff and Danielle Brooks.
of a Lady on Fire (Neon) – In 1760 France, Marianne is
commissioned to paint the wedding portrait of Héloïse, a young
woman who has just left the convent. Marianne arrives under the
guise of companionship with the reluctant bride-to-be, observing
Héloïse by day and secretly painting her by firelight at night. As
the two women orbit one another, intimacy and attraction grow as
they share Héloïse’s first moments of freedom. Héloïse’s
portrait soon becomes a collaborative act of and testament to their
love. Directed by Céline Sciamma and starring Noémie Merlant and
The Stars (Samuel Goldwyn Films) – Iris, a bespectacled
and reclusive teen living in a god-fearing Oklahoma town in the
1960s, endures the booze-induced antics of her mother and daily
doses of bullying from her classmates. She finds solace in Maggie,
the charismatic and enigmatic new girl at school, who hones in on
Iris’s untapped potential and coaxes her out of her shell. When
Maggie’s mysterious past can no longer be suppressed, the small
community is thrown into a state of panic, leaving Maggie to take
potentially drastic measures and inciting Iris to stand up for her
friend and herself. Directed by Martha Stephens and starring Kara
Hayward, Liana Liberato, Malin Akerman, Tony Hale, Shea Whigham and
Zero (Amazon Studios) – In a tiny Georgia town in 1977, a
motherless girl named Christmas Flint dreams of life beyond the
confines of her trailer-park home and hopes to make contact with
outer space. When Christmas learns that the winners of the annual
Birdie Scout Jamboree talent contest will be included on a recording
to be sent into space for posterity, she tries to join the local
Scouts troop. When she is rejected by the snobbish group of girls
and their uptight leader Miss Massey, Christmas rallies a group of
elementary-school outliers to start their own chapter. Troop Zero is
an endearing and magical tale of friendship and individuality.
Directed by Bert & Bertie and starring Viola Davis, Mckenna
Grace, Jim Gaffigan, Mike Epps, Charles Shotwell and Allison Janney.
& Response – 2018 was the worst year on record for
natural disasters. Code & Response takes us into the heart of
the aftermath of some of those disasters as we meet the first
responders who are supported by innovative technology. Follow four
coders from around the world (Japan, Puerto Rico, California, and
Mexico) to learn about why they are getting involved, as well as how
they are building technologies to help first responders save lives.
Directed by Austin Peck.
– Bruno is still mourning his wife’s passing when his
in-laws evict him from the home he and wife built together.
Unwilling to let his beloved home fall into disrepair, Bruno sneaks
back to the house and meets the new owner of the home, Marie.
Determined to be the only person to make any changes to the house he
built, Bruno poses as a local handyman and Marie hires him for
renovations. As the two begin work on the house, Bruno is forced to
face the reality that his wife is gone, and he learns to move on
from his grief. Directed by Hernán Jiménez and starring Aden
Young, Parker Posey, Ken Jeong, Beau Bridges and Jacki Weaver. World
the Vine – Mark, a downtrodden CEO, is experiencing an
ethical crisis at work. In an attempt to re-calibrate his moral
compass, he travels back to his hometown in rural Italy. He finds
newfound purpose by reviving his grandfather’s old vineyard,
offering the small town of Acerenza a sustainable future and
reconnecting with his family in the process. Combining magical
realism and Italian neorealism, and set against the backdrop of
Italian wine country, From the Vine is about returning to your roots
and redefining your life when you’re at the bottom of the barrel.
Directed by Sean Cisterna and starring Joe Pantoliano, Wendy
Crewson, Marco Leonardi, Paula Brancati and Tony Cisterna.
Chorus Deep South – In response to a wave of
discriminatory anti-LGBTQ laws in Southern states, the San Francisco
Gay Men’s Chorus embarks on a tour of the American Deep South. The
tour brings a message of music, love, and acceptance to communities
and individuals confronting intolerance. What emerges is a less
divided America, where the lines that separate us in faith,
politics, and sexual identity are erased through the soaring power
of music, humanity, and a little drag. Directed by David Charles
Want My MTV – A nostalgic and thrilling ride, I Want My
MTV takes its audience back to the beginning, when the idea of a
television channel devoted to only videos seemed destined for
failure. The chronicling of this unique journey provides a peek into
how a team of young executives were tasked with growing this seed of
an idea, which would quickly flourish into a beloved and often
controversial cultural juggernaut. Features commentary from Sting,
Billy Idol, The Eurythmics, Jerry Cantrell, Pat Benatar, and more.
Directed by Patrick Waldrop and Tyler Measom, and starring Sting,
Billy Idol, Pat Benatar, Dee Snider, Norman Lear, The Eurythmics ,
Darryl McDaniel and Jerry Cantrell.
All Begins with a Song: The Story of the Nashville Songwriter
– It All Begins with a Song: The Story of the Nashville
Songwriter is a celebration of one of music’s most important
yet underrated forces: the songwriter. These songwriters have penned
melodies and lyrics for some of the biggest stars in the music
industry, yet few know their names. Pull back the curtain to reveal
the process of creating a successful song and learn more about the
origins of some of the world’s most iconic hits. Directed by
Anthony ‘Chusy’ Haney-Jardine.
Land of High Mountains – The Land of High Mountains is the
inspiring true story of the only pediatric hospital in Haiti. In a
country where one third of the population is under fourteen years of
age and foreign NGOs consistently come and go, Saint Damien
Pediatric Hospital has been providing life-saving healthcare to the
most vulnerable families for over thirty years. This is a powerful
account of the incredible people, both Haitian and foreign who,
despite encountering every conceivable obstacle, are working
together to create a brighter future for their patients and for
Haiti. Directed by Will Agee and starring Liferne Forestal, Phadoul
Amisial, Fr. Rick Frechette, Dr. Renee Alce, Dr. Jacqueline Gautier,
Fr. Enzo Del Brocco, Veline , Gaelle , Lourdy , Pierre Nadine,
Sainfleur Jean Israel, Marie Yolene, Vilaire Meralin and Christiana
Waves: The Art of Cinematic Sound – Since the invention of
sound in films, sound designers have been influencing the landscape
of cinema. Making Waves: The Art of Cinematic Sound shines a
spotlight on the unsung heroes of sound design throughout cinematic
history. Through interviews with legendary directors and some of the
industry’s most-respected sound designers, we revisit film
classics that helped shape the way we listen to and experience films
today. Making Waves: The Art of Cinematic Sound reveals the hidden
impact of sound in cinema and how the auditory intake of a film
holds so much power over an individual’s experience of
storytelling. Directed by Midge Costin.
A Picture Story – In the 1970s, Martha Cooper was one of a
handful of photographers documenting the first vivid images of
graffiti appearing on New York City’s subway carriages. 20 years
later, she discovers that her book Subway Art has become one of the
most stolen books of all time – inspiring the spread of graffiti
around the globe and making Martha an unexpected icon of the street
art world. Now, at age 75, Martha must navigate her way through the
vastly changed culture of the modern world. Directed by Selina
Beautiful Stutter – After lifetimes of bullying,
isolation, and failed fluency training, witness the incredible
transformation of five kids who stutter when they enter a
groundbreaking program through SAY, The Stuttering Association. Over
the course of a year of events and workshops, these young people of
wildly different backgrounds experience SAY’s revolutionary
mantra: it’s okay to stutter. Directed by Ryan Gielen and starring
– Justice Ginsburg in Her Own Words – How does a person
with three strikes against her rise to the highest court in the
land, the U.S. Supreme Court? RUTH – Justice Ginsburg in Her Own
Words tells the improbable story of how Ruth Bader Ginsburg became
an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court. It also reveals both the
public and private sides of a resilient, resourceful woman who has
survived the hostility of the profoundly male universe of government
and law to become a revered Justice and icon for gender equality and
women’s rights. Directed by Freida Lee Mock and starring Justice
Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Justice Goodwin Liu, Dean Erwin Chemerinsky,
Irin Carmon, Shana Knizhnik, Delegate Jennifer Carroll Foy, M.E.
Freeman, Lilly Ledbetter and Kathleen Peratis.
Three Drinkers Do Scotch Whisky – Packed full of humour,
personality, and flavour, The Three Drinkers do Scotch Whisky is a
drinks-focussed travelogue, where three friends embark on a road
trip through Scotland. From Dufftown and Islay to Elgin and Jura,
they journey through breath-taking landscapes, visiting iconic
distilleries and touching on Scottish culture, tourism and
traditional dishes you can’t even pronounce. This is whisky for a
new, global audience, from twenty-one to ninety-one. Directed by
David Agrawal. World Premiere
Competitions (previously announced)
Me an Avocado, Directed by Maria Mealla and starring
Bernardo Peña, Sarah Burkhalter, Molly Ratermann, Candace Roberts.
Awhile, Directed by Tim True and starring Anna Camp, Steven
Strait, and Joe Lo Truglio. World Premiere
Directed by Stephanie Turner and starring Glynn Turman, Darby
Stanchfield, Josh Stamberg, Daisy Prescott, and Stephanie Turner.
Grandma, Directed by Sasie Sealy and starring Tsai Chin,
Corey Ha, Michael Tow, Woody Fu, Yan Xi, Wai Ching Ho, and Clem
Nomads, Directed by Brandon Eric Kamin and starring Tika
Sumpter and Tate Donovan.
This Town, Directed by Ricky Tollman and starring Ben Platt,
Mena Massoud, Nina Dobrev, Damian Lewis, Jennifer Ehle, and Scott
Up, Falling Down, Directed by Matt Ratner and starring Billy
Crystal, Ben Schwartz, Eloise Mumford, Grace Gummer, Caitlin McGee,
David Castaneda, Debra Monk, and Jill Hennessy.
School, Directed by Li Dong and starring Celine Tsai,
Jonathan Keltz, Michelle Monteith, Mpho Koaho, Darrin Baker,
Jonathan Malen, Matthew Edison, and Vas Saranga. World Premiere
Am Human, Directed by Taryn Southern and Elena Gaby.
Day Jew, Directed by Aliza Rosen.
Directed by Liz Canning.
Pollinators, Directed by Peter Nelson.
Remix: Hip Hop X Fashion, Directed by Lisa Cortes and Farah
Story of Plastic, Directed by Deia Schlosberg.
Is My Home, Directed by Karl Nickoley.
Groomed, Directed by Rebecca Stern.
As You Are, Directed by Richard Wong.
Grass, Directed by Dawn Luebbe and Jocelyn DeBoer.
Directed by Ryan Daniel Dobson. World Premiere
Call, Directed by Gavin Michael Booth.
Directed by Takashi Doscher.
of Life, Directed by Liz Manashil.
Trouble, Directed by Dan Erickson.
Way You Look Tonight, Directed by John Cerrito.
Bread, Directed by Beth Elise Hawk.
Directed by Gab Taraboulsy.
to Tail, Directed by Jesse Zigelstein.
Fancy: Diana Kennedy, Directed by Elizabeth Carroll.
The Culinary Internship, Directed by Abby Ainsworth.
Taste of Sky, Directed by Michael Lei.
festival will also feature Short Film Programs with:
Napa Valley Film Festival (NVFF) is a five-day celebration
that blends the art of film, food, and wine together. Discover the
best new independent films of the year, savor exquisite cuisine
paired with legendary wines, and create lasting memories found only
in the Napa Valley. The Napa Valley Film Festival is presented by
Cinema Napa Valley, a registered 501c3 non-profit organization
headquartered in Napa, California. Cinema Napa Valley’s mission is
to celebrate the cinematic arts and enrich the community by
presenting an annual world-class festival and year-round education
and outreach programs. The Napa Valley Film Festival takes place
November 13-17, 2019. Visit napavalleyfilmfest.org for more
information on passes and festival events.
countries have submitted films for consideration in the International
Feature Film category for the 92nd Academy Awards®. An
international feature film is defined as a feature-length motion
picture (more than 40 minutes) produced outside the United States
with a predominantly non-English dialogue track. Ghana, Nigeria and
Uzbekistan are first-time entrants.
this year, the Academy’s Board of Governors voted to rename
the Foreign Language Film category to International Feature
Film and expand the shortlist from nine to 10 films.
2019 submissions, listed in alphabetical order by country, are:
“The Delegation,” Bujar Alimani, director;
shortlist of 10 films will be announced on Monday, December 16,
2019. Nominations for the 92nd Oscars® will be announced
on Monday, January 13, 2020.
92nd Oscars will be held on Sunday, February 9, 2020,
at the Dolby Theatre® at Hollywood & Highland Center® in
Hollywood, and will be televised live on the ABC Television Network.
The Oscars also will be televised live in more than 225 countries and
luncheon at the Rainbow
brought together women from all facets of the filmmaking community,
Attanasio, Cynthia Erivo, Julie Hagerty, Alma Har’el, Laura
Karpman, Barbara Kopple, Jodi Long, Jennifer Nettles, Katherine
Oliver, Laura Poitras, Andrea Riseborough, Jane Rosenthal, Meg Ryan,
Mary Stuart Masterson
The afternoon featured an onstage conversation with writer-director
and producer Amy
moderated by actress Laura
Oscar®-winning documentary filmmaker Sharmeen
whose work highlights inequality and human rights abuses of women
around the world, delivered the keynote presentation.
Academy Gold Fellowship for Women,
a $35,000 grant, was awarded to filmmaker Eliana
Pipes, an alumna of the inaugural class of the Academy Gold diversity
internship enhancement program, is a graduate of Columbia University
and has written her first feature film, a comedy entitled
Academy Gold Fellowship for Women is a one-year fellowship
designed for female filmmakers or executives. The fellowship combines
direct financial support with personalized mentorship and networking
opportunities, creating a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for an
emerging female filmmaker or industry executive. The US recipient is
selected from the alumnae of one of the Academy Foundation’s
key educational initiatives: Academy Gold Talent Development and
Inclusion program, Student Academy Awards and the Academy
Nicholl Fellowships in Screenwriting. The fellowship in the UK is
awarded to an emerging female talent working on either their first or
second feature film or short film.
Academy will also hold a similar luncheon in London on October 4. The
London event will mark the third year the Academy
have hosted a gathering of female filmmakers in the UK. As a global
multi-year partner of the initiative, Swarovski’s support extends
across both the New York and London events, as well as a luncheon in
Paris earlier this year, and makes possible the Gold Fellowship
grants presented. Northern Ireland-based filmmaker
will receive the Academy
Gold Fellowship for Women.
Clarke wrote and directed her first feature, a horror film entitled
fellowship program is a global effort, part of Action:
The Academy Women’s Initiative,
designed to create opportunities for female filmmakers and executives
to connect, share their stories and celebrate inclusion. To date five
fellowships have been awarded.
The Academy Women’s Initiative is intended to make Hollywood a
more inclusive place by empowering women in the film community. The
initiative includes the Academy Gold Fellowship for Women,
Academy Directory, and global events designed to connect women
across all corners of the filmmaking industry and enable them to
share their stories and celebrate inclusion.
just two years, the Academy Women’s Initiative has granted five
fellowships to aspiring female filmmakers in NY, LA, London and
said Academy CEO Dawn Hudson. “With
the support of our partners E! Entertainment and Swarovski, we will
continue to expand this program globally, empowering more women in
film, and creating a more inclusive industry.”
is proud to once again partner with the Academy for this powerful
initiative that brings women together, celebrates inclusion, and
supports female filmmakers,”
said Jen Neal, General Manager, E! News, Live Events and Lifestyle
Digital, NBCUniversal. “It
is exciting to join so many creative, inspiring and courageous women
at today’s event as we unite in our commitment to driving positive
has a long history of partnership with the Academy, having
illuminated the Academy Awards® stage with more than 45 million
crystals over the past twelve years. As part of Swarovski’s drive
to promote women’s empowerment, it is proud to support the Academy
in celebrating women in film and encouraging gender equality across
the industry. Swarovski has played a supporting role in the
entertainment industry for nearly 100 years, having collaborated with
Hollywood’s finest costume and set designers, most recently for
Rocketman and The Greatest Showman..
is delighted to partner with the Academy on the 2019 Gold Fellowship
for Women as part its Action: The Academy Women’s Initiative. As a
company we are committed to empowering women and to providing
emerging creative talent with the support it needs to develop and
thrive, so we are pleased to congratulate Eliana Pipes and Aislinn
Clarke and we look forward to watching all the young Academy Gold
Fellowship award winners share their work with the world.”
creates a more sparkling world and delivers a diverse portfolio
of unmatched quality, craftsmanship, and creativity. Founded in 1895
in Austria, the company designs, manufactures and sells the world’s
highest quality crystal, genuine gemstones, Swarovski Created
Diamonds and zirconia, finished products such as jewelry and
accessories, as well as interior design and lighting solutions. The
Swarovski Crystal Business is run by the fifth generation of family
members and has a global reach with approximately 3,000 stores in
around 170 countries, more than 29,000 employees, and revenue of
about 2.7 billion euros in 2018.
is the only global, multi-platform brand for all things pop
culture. The network is currently available to 91 million cable and
satellite subscribers in the U.S and 161 countries globally. E!
programming includes popular series “Keeping Up with the
Kardashians,” “Very Cavallari,” “Total
Divas,” “Total Bellas,” “Botched,”
and “Dating #NoFilter;” topical series “Nightly Pop,”
and the return of the “E! True Hollywood Story.” “E!
News” airs nightly on the network and is the leading
multi-platform publisher delivering breaking entertainment news and
pop culture coverage 24/7 across EOnline.com
and all digital and social media. The brand’s robust digital
programming slate includes “E! News’ The Rundown,” “Face
Forward” and “What The Fashion” on Snapchat. E!’s
“Live from the Red Carpet” signature events keep fans
connected to their favorite stars on pop culture’s biggest nights and
E! is also home to the “E! People’s Choice Awards,” the
only award show for the people, by the people. E! is a network of
NBCUniversal Entertainment & Lifestyle Group, a division
of NBCUniversal, one of the world’s leading media and
entertainment companies in the development, production, and marketing
of entertainment, news and information to a global audience. For more
corporate information, visit www.nbcuniversal.com.
24, 2019– The
Hollywood Foreign Press Association (HFPA)
announced that eight-time Golden Globe winner and 15-time nominee,
will be honored with the coveted Cecil
Annual Golden Globe Awards.
The highly-acclaimed star of such legendary films such asBig,
the upcoming release of A
Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood
will accept the honor at Hollywood’s Party of the Year®
Sunday, January 5, 2020 airing
LIVE coast-to-coast from 5-8 p.m. PT/8-11 p.m. ET on NBC.
Hollywood Foreign Press Association is proud to bestow the 2020 Cecil
B. deMille Award to Tom Hanks,”
said HFPA President Lorenzo Soria. “For
more than three decades, he’s captivated audiences with rich and
playful characters that we’ve grown to love and admire. As
compelling as he is on the silver screen, he’s equally so behind
the camera as a writer, producer, and director. We’re honored to
include Mr. Hanks with such luminaries as Oprah
name a few.”
complex and moving performances have earned him the honor of being
one of only two actors in history to win back-to-back Best Actor
Academy Awards®, he won his first Oscar® in 1994 for his moving
portrayal of AIDS-stricken lawyer Andrew Beckett in Jonathan
The following year, he took home his second Oscar for his
unforgettable performance in the title role of Robert
He also won the
Golden Globe Award
for both films, as well as a Screen
Actors Guild (SAG) Award®
for the latter.
In 2013, Hanks was seen starring in Golden Globe-nominated filmCaptain Phillips, for which he received Golden Globe, SAG, and BAFTA nominations as well as in AFI’s Movie of the YearSaving Mr. Bankswith Emma Thompson. Hanks was most recently seen alongside Streep in Spielberg’s Golden Globe and Oscar-nominated filmThe Post, for which he was nominated for a Golden Globe and won Best Actor with the National Board of Review. He will next be seen portraying Mr. Fred Rodgers in the upcoming biopic A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood. Additional upcoming projects include the WWII drama Greyhound, which he also wrote, the post-apocalyptic BIOSand Paul Greengrass’ pre-Civil War drama News of the World.