Posted Jan. 24, 2016, 8:00 am
Leaving its former home in Hollywood, the Critics Choice Awards followed the lead of the Spirit Awards and landed its 21st annual edition at Santa Monica Airport’s famed Barker Hanger last Sunday, the “blue” carpet” began at 3pm.
Posted Jan. 17, 2016, 8:00 am
Awards of some kind would probably exist in our society whether the giving and getting of them involved seeking them out or not.
Posted Jan. 12, 2016, 3:55 pm
Santa Monica's Barker Hangar will host the 21st annual Critics' Choice Awards Sunday, with comedian, actress and writer Amy Schumer and George Lucas' special-effects house Industrial Light & Magic honored during the event.
Posted Dec. 10, 2015, 8:40 am
"Carol," the story of a budding romance between two women in 1950s New York, earned a leading five nominations today for the 73rd annual Golden Globe Awards, including a nod for best picture and competing best actress bids for co-stars Cate Blanchett and Rooney Mara.
Posted Nov. 14, 2015, 10:03 am
Actor/writer/director Spike Lee and actress Gena Rowlands will receive honorary awards from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences tonight, while actress/dancer Debbie Reynolds will receive the organization's coveted Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award.
Posted Sep. 6, 2015, 9:52 am
The Independent Spirit Awards is moving, but it will remain in Santa Monica next year.
Posted Aug. 29, 2015, 10:54 am
Powered by her theatrical "Bad Blood" video, Taylor Swift will carry a leading nine nominations into Sunday's presentation of the 2015 MTV Video Music Awards.
Posted Jun. 27, 2015, 7:46 am
Chris Brown and Nicki Minaj will carry a leading six nominations each into Sunday's 15th annual BET Awards, while Beyonce and Lil Wayne each have four.
Posted May. 30, 2015, 8:26 am
FX's "Justified" and HBO's "Olive Kitteridge" each have a leading five nominations for Sunday's fifth annual Critics' Choice Television Awards, with HBO dominating the list of nominees.
Posted Apr. 11, 2015, 8:34 am
Betty White, Donny and Marie Osmond, "Parenthood," "The Wonder Years," "Ally McBeal" and "Freaks and Geeks" will be honored tonight at the TV Land Awards.
Posted Mar. 29, 2015, 8:54 am
Actress-director Angelina Jolie made her first public appearance since announcing she had her ovaries removed as a precaution against cancer to accept a Kids Choice Award.
Posted Mar. 11, 2015, 1:06 pm
Visit Temecula Valley has announced that this year’s recipient of The PR Professional of the Year is the Santa Monica Mirror's Editor-At-Large Beverly Cohn. This annual award is bestowed upon a travel writer who has had the greatest impact through media in promoting Temecula as a tourist destination.
Posted Feb. 27, 2015, 8:47 am
Oscar Week, as always, is a time for Hollywood’s best to not only accept awards, but to share on the recent year’s activity, as well as the possibilities in the year ahead.
Posted Feb. 23, 2015, 9:08 am
Intricately filmed, as if it was had been shot in a single take, and driven by the beat of a pounding drum, "Birdman" is soaring over Hollywood today, having claimed four Oscars, including best picture and best director, but its star, veteran Michael Keaton, was passed over.
Posted Feb. 22, 2015, 9:15 am
"Kirk Cameron's Saving Christmas" took top honors if you can all it that by receiving the Worst Picture of 2014 at Saturday night's 35th Golden Raspberry Awards, held at Hollywood's Montalban Theatre.
Posted Feb. 22, 2015, 9:04 am
"Birdman," the Oscar-nominated dark comedy about a washed-up actor trying to revive his career, will enter Sunday's awards ceremony flying high, following it's three-award finish at the 30th annual Film Independent Spirit Awards, presented Saturday in Santa Monica.
Posted Feb. 21, 2015, 9:09 am
The action sequel "Transformers: Age of Extinction" has a leading seven nominations heading into tonight's 35th Golden Raspberry Awards, the awards-show spoof that skewers the worst of movies from the previous year.
Posted Feb. 21, 2015, 9:05 am
"Birdman," the Oscar-nominated dark comedy about a washed-up actor trying to revive his career, has a leading six nominations for the 30th annual Film Independent Spirit Awards, which honor the best of independent cinema and will be presented today on the beach in Santa Monica.
Posted Feb. 21, 2015, 8:53 am
Julianne Moore, Patricia Arquette and J.K. Simmons are probably as close as you can get to being "locks" on Oscar night, but the battle for best actor at Sunday's ceremony is still a toss-up, while "Birdman" and "Boyhood" are in a tight race for best picture.
Posted Feb. 15, 2015, 10:18 am
The writers of "The Grand Budapest Hotel" won the Writers Guild of America Award for best original screenplay tonight while first-time screenwriter Graham Moore won for best adapted screenplay for "The Imitation Game."
Posted Feb. 15, 2015, 10:16 am
Cinematographers for "Unbroken," "The Imitation Game," "Birdman," "Mr. Turner" and "The Grand Budapest Hotel" will compete tonight for the 29th annual American Society of Cinematographers Award for motion pictures.
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Posted Feb. 15, 2015, 10:08 am
The dark comedy and awards-season favorite "Birdman" has a leading 10 nominations for the 19th annual Satellite Awards, which will be presented tonight by the International Press Academy.
Posted Feb. 14, 2015, 9:22 am
The writers of "Boyhood," "Foxcatcher," "The Grand Budapest Hotel," "Nightcrawler" and "Whiplash" will compete tonight for the Writers Guild of America Award for best original screenplay, a category made notable by the absence of awards-season favorite "Birdman."
Posted Feb. 8, 2015, 8:51 am
Alejandro G. Inarritu won the Directors Guild of America award for feature films Saturday night for "Birdman," making him the favorite for the best director Oscar.
Posted Feb. 8, 2015, 8:33 am
English singer-songwriter Sam Smith is poised for a big night at tonight's 57th annual Grammy Awards, carrying nominations in the top three categories of song, record and album of the year, along with a nod for best new artist.