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Hollywood Media Firm Diversity News Publications Names Sylvia Kittrell Creative and Graphic Design Director

Sylvia KittrellSteven Escobar Names Sylvia Johnson Kittrell Creative and Graphic Design Director of Diversity News Magazine and Diversity News Publications as well other divisions and subsidiaries of Diversity News Publications Family of Companies.

Hollywood, CA, July 16, 2014 — Diversity News Publications, publisher of Diversity News Magazine from the Diversity News Publications Family of Companies is excited to announce that Sylvia Johnson Kittrell has been named creative and graphic design director of Diversity News Magazine and Diversity News Publications. Sylvia Kittrell will also work with other divisions and subsidiaries of Diversity News Publications Family of Companies.Sylvia Kittrell Receiving MMPA Award
“I want to officially welcome Sylvia Kittrell to our team and I hope this relationship will be mutually benefitial for many years to come. Also, I am very happy to bring to our team somebody that is very creative, easy to work with and very independent. Sylvia Kittrell has proven that she can be a great asset to any organization with her creative mind and graphic skills.” said award winning Steven Escobar, president of Diversity News Publications and executive editor-in-chief of Diversity News Magazine.

“Everyone, please help us to welcome Sylvia Johnson Kittrell to our team as Creative and Graphic Design Director of our main organizations Diversity News Magazine and Diversity News Publications, as well our other divisions and subsidiaries of Diversity News Publications Family of Companies.” Concluded Mr. Escobar.

Sylvia Kittrell’s key role in our organizations will be the development of graphic designs, brainstorming, and to create, maintain and revise company logos and flyers. She will also assist with the production of various printed marketing and advertising materials in-house.This vital position will nurture our organization’s talent and also steer its design philosophy. Sylvia Kittrell has the ability to turnaround artwork quickly on short notice, and to take direction and work creatively. In addition, she is Self-motivated to create marketing campaigns and Proficient in Photoshop CS6, Illustrator and InDesign.Jarvee Hutcherson and Sylvia Kittrell“First, and foremost, I am grateful and humble to accept this honorable position as Creative and Graphic Design Director of Diversity News Magazine and Diversity News Publications as well other divisions and subsidiaries. I would like to say this promotion is a huge and wonderful surprise. Still I cannot deny I am very happy and proud because I feel my efforts, dedication and love for the graphic arts has been very positive with remarkable results.” said Sylvia Kittrell.

“I would also like to thank Mr. Jarvee Hutcherson, President of Multicultural Motion Picture Association (MMPA) and Mr. Steven Escobar, President and Executive Editor In-Chief of Diversity News Magazine and President of Diversity News Publications, if it weren’t for them trusting and believing in my talent, definitely would not be in the position where I am today.” Concluded Ms. Kittrell.

Sylvia Johnson Kittrell already re-created two new logos for our company Diversity Recovery Systems and Diversity News Radio On Air with Steven Escobar, which will be unveiled very soon.Sylvia's Graphic Creations logo

About Sylvia Johnson Kittrell: Graphic Design and Illustration Artist at Sylvia’s Graphic Creations.
Sylvia Johnson is an accomplished Graphic Designer skilled in all aspects of design and proficient in Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator.
Ms. Johnson has received special recognitions by the City of Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti, Mitch O’Farrell, Councilmember, 13th District and County Board of Supervisors of the City of Los Angeles for her graphic design work with the Multicultural Motion Picture Association and American Society of Young Musicians.
She was recently appointed to the Board of Directors of the Multicultural Motion Picture Association and American Society of Young Musicians by Jarvee Hutcherson, President of MMPA and National President of ASYM.
Ms. Johnson resides in Atlanta, GA but works with clients nationwide.  To inquire about her work, please contact her at: sylviacruise@yahoo.com or visit her facebook fanpage at http://www.facebook.com/Sylviasgraphiccreations

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12th Annual Latin GRAMMY Awards Returns to Las Vegas & Air on Univision Network

On Thursday, May 19, 2011 from Miami The Latin Recording Academy announced that Latin music’s most prestigious awards telecast, the 12thAnnual Latin GRAMMY® Awards (www.latingrammy.com), returns once again to Las Vegas’ Mandalay Bay Events Center on Thursday, Nov. 10,2011, and will air live on the Univision Network from 8 – 11 p.m. ET/PT (7 p.m. Central).
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Nominations for the 12th Annual Latin GRAMMY Awards will be announced on Wednesday, Sept. 14 at a live press conference in Los Angeles (venue to be announced shortly).

“What better place to host the Latin GRAMMYs than Las Vegas’ Mandalay Bay Events Center and once again offer music lovers unique and memorable performances,” said Gabriel Abaroa Jr., President/CEO of The Latin Recording Academy®. “We are delighted to return to the entertainment capital of the world and showcase the best and brightest in Latin music, as well as highlight new and established programs and initiatives throughout Latin GRAMMY Week. We look forward to another successful Latin GRAMMY season.”


Since the annual Latin GRAMMY telecast debuted on Univision entirely in Spanish in 2005, the show has consistently earned increased ratings year after year worldwide. Additionally, the Latin GRAMMYs has become one of Univision’s highest rated shows, as well as the most watched and highly regarded award events by Hispanics.

The Latin Recording Academy is an international, membership-based organization comprised of Spanish- and Portuguese-speaking recording artists, musicians, songwriters, producers and other creative and technical recording professionals. The organization is dedicated to improving the quality of life and cultural condition for Latin music and its makers. In addition to producing the Latin GRAMMY Awards to honor excellence in the recorded arts and sciences, The Latin Recording Academy provides educational and outreach programs for the Latin music community. For more information about The Latin Recording Academy, please visit www.latingrammy.com. For breaking news and exclusive content, join the organization’s social networks as a Twitter follower at www.twitter.com/latingrammys, and a Facebook fan at www.facebook.com/latingrammys.

Source: The Latin Recording Academy
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Editor’s Note: For coverage, photos, videos, updates and breaking news on The 12th Annual Latin Grammy Awards, please come back to Diversity News Magazine

General Hospital, The Young and the Restless, Sesame Street Nominated for 38th Daytime Entertainment Emmy Awards

May 11, 2011 by  
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On Wednesday, May 11, 2011 from New York The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (NATAS) announced the nominees for the 38th Annual Daytime Entertainment Emmy® Awards.


The Daytime Entertainment Emmy® Awards will be broadcast from Las Vegas for the second year in a row on June 19th, 2011 over the CBS Television Network, hosted by Wayne Brady, the Emmy® Award winning actor, singer, and comedian and host of the CBS game show, Let’s Make a Deal.

“It is with great pleasure that the Daytime Emmy® Awards returns to the CBS Network again,” said Darryl Cohen, Chairman, NATAS. “The Daytime Emmy Awards is one of the cornerstones of our business and this year’s Las Vegas-based celebration, produced with our broadcast partner, Associated Television International, and hosted by Wayne Brady promises to be an exciting evening of entertainment.”

The 38th Annual Daytime Entertainment Emmy® Awards Lifetime Achievement Award will be presented to game show hosts Pat Sajak of Wheel of Fortune and Alex Trebek of Jeopardy! “In honoring Pat and Alex, we’re honoring not only two of the great game shows throughout the history of television,” said Cohen, “but two individuals whose talent and personality have given us an additional reason to tune in and watch.”

Associated Television International’s (ATI) President and Emmy® award-winning producer David McKenzie will serve as executive producer of the broadcast.

The Daytime Creative Arts Emmy® Awards gala, which honors the craft behind the many shows that grace the Daytime genre will return to the Westin Bonaventure Hotel in Los Angeles on Friday, June 17th, 2011.

The Daytime Entertainment Emmy® Awards recognize outstanding achievement in all fields of daytime television production and are presented to individuals and programs broadcast from 2:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m. during the 2010 calendar year.


Today’s announcement of Nominees includes four Winners in the category of Individual Achievement in Animation chosen by a juried panel of peer judges. They are “Diamond” Dave Merritt, Background Design for Toot & Puddle, NICK Jr., Vince Toyama, Background Design for Transformers Prime, The Hub, Christophe Vacher, Color Design for Transformers Prime, The Hub and Kaz Aizawa, Background Painter for T.U.F.F. Puppy, Nickelodeon.

The 38th Annual Daytime Emmy® Awards is a presentation of the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences in cooperation with the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences. A breakdown of the awards by network, as compiled by the independent accounting firm of Lutz & Carr, LLP, follows.

The 38th Annual Daytime Entertainment Emmy Award Nominations:

MULTIPLE NOMINATIONS

General Hospital—————————————– 21
The Young and the Restless————————— 20
Sesame Street——————————————— 16
The Bold and the Beautiful—————————- 14
All My Children—————————————— 13
The Ellen DeGeneres Show—————————- 12
One Life To Live—————————————– 12
Penguins of Madagascar——————————— 8
The Electric Company———————————– 7
Today Show————————————————- 6
Transformers Prime————————————– 6
The View—————————————————- 6
Days of Our Lives—————————————– 5
The Oprah Winfrey Show——————————- 5
84th Annual Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade—- 4
As the World Turns————————————— 4
Between the Lions—————————————– 4
Private Sessions——————————————– 4
The Rally To Restore Sanity And/Or Fear———- 4
Biz Kid$—————————————————– 3
Disney Kick Buttowski———————————– 3
Disney Mickey Mouse Clubhouse———————- 3
The Doctors————————————————- 3
Fanboy and Chum Chum——————————– 3
FETCH! with Ruff Ruffman—————————- 3
Giada At Home——————————————– 3
Live with Regis and Kelly——————————- 3
Rachael Ray———————————————— 3
SciGirls—————————————————— 3
Semi-Homemade Cooking with Sandra Lee——— 3
The Wendy Williams Show—————————— 3
Americas Test Kitchen———————————- 2
Back at the Barnyard———————————— 2
Cash Cab—————————————————- 2
The Cat in the Hat Knows a Lot About That!—— 2
Dinosaur Train——————————————— 2
The Dr. Oz Show—————————————— 2
Dr. Phil——————————————————- 2
The Martha Stewart Show—————————— 2
The Nate Berkus Show———————————– 2
New Orleans: Getting Back to Normal————— 2
Paula’s Best Dishes—————————————- 2
The Price Is Right—————————————– 2
Secrets of a Restaurant Chef————————— 2
The Wonder Pets!—————————————– 2
Toot & Puddle———————————————- 2
WordGirl—————————————————- 2
Yo Gabba Gabba!—————————————– 2

FOR THE COMPLETE NOMINATIONS LIST VISIT: http://www.emmyonline.org/mediacenter/daytime_38th_nominations.html

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About The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences:
The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (NATAS) is a professional service organization dedicated to the advancement of the arts and sciences of television and the promotion of creative leadership for artistic, educational and technical achievements within the television industry. It recognizes excellence in television with the coveted Emmy® Award for News & Documentary, Sports, Daytime Entertainment, Daytime Creative Arts & Entertainment, Public & Community Service, Technology & Engineering, and Business & Financial Reporting.  Regional Emmy® Awards are given in 19 regions across the United States. NATAS also presents the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences Global Media Awards™ which recognizes excellence in the world-wide intersection of digital entertainment and technology. Beyond awards, NATAS has extensive educational programs including National Student Television and its Student Award for Excellence for outstanding journalistic work by high school students, as well as scholarships, publications, and major activities for both industry professionals and the viewing public.  For more information, please visit the website at www.emmyonline.tv

About Associated Television International:
Associated Television International is an Emmy Award-winning company that has been successfully producing and distributing television series, specials and feature films for over three decades.  ATI’s programs have aired on all U.S. broadcast networks, major cable channels and with television partners all over the world.  Current series in production include “Heroes Among Us,” “Elizabeth Stanton’s Great Big World,” “World’s Funniest Moments,” the Emmy-nominated “Laura McKenzie’s Traveler,” and the recently announced untitled Bristol Palin, Christopher Massey and Kyle Massey real-life docu-series for Bio.  ATI has also been Emmy-nominated for its socially conscious programming and won for “America’s Invisible Children” and “On the Edge: The Poverty Crisis in Africa.”



Source: The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences
Photo credit to: Steven Escobar, Diversity News Publications

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Editor’s Note: Congratulations to all the nominees and we wish them good luck.

Neil Portnow Contract Extended Through 2015 By The Recording Academy

March 25, 2011 by  
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Neil PortnowOn March 24, 2011 The Board of Trustees of The Recording Academy® announced it has  extended President/CEO Neil Portnow’s contract through 2015, it was announced by Chair of the Board George P. Flanigen IV.
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At its semi-annual meeting in November 2010, the Board voted unanimously to keep Portnow at the helm of the nonprofit music membership organization for four more years. Portnow became President of The Academy in December 2002, and was promoted to President/CEO in September 2007.


“Neil’s extensive experience and relationships across all aspects of the music and entertainment business combined with his collaborative, inclusive spirit are just a few of the qualities that make him an exceptional leader,” said Flanigen. “As a member and volunteer elected leader of The Academy for more than 25 years, and as musician himself, he has an innate understanding of the needs of our constituents and how best to serve them — especially in an ever-evolving industry. He continues to innovate and expand the scope of programs, events, and services we offer regionally, nationally and internationally, always advancing The Academy’s profile and mission and always with its best interests at heart. Neil’s vision, humility, compassion, and creativity have served the organization well, and I, along with our Board, look forward to continuing to work alongside him.”


“It is truly an honor and a privilege to have the continued confidence and support of our Board in steering and guiding this remarkable organization,” said Portnow. “Along with our extraordinary staff, and elected leaders from across the country, we will continue to raise the bar on the level of excellence and achievement that can be attained by our Academy with a spirit of collaboration, diligence, and innovation on behalf of and for the betterment of our creative community, both domestically and globally.”

In addition to being President/CEO of The Recording Academy, Portnow also is President/CEO of MusiCares® and the GRAMMY Foundation®, as well as Chair of the Board of The GRAMMY Museum®.
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Portnow will continue to serve as the lead executive of The Recording Academy, working closely with the Board of Trustees and its Chair, as well as The Academy’s senior management team to advance the organization’s goals and purpose, including the creative and strategic vision and the operations of The Academy and its related entities (the GRAMMYAwards, the Latin GRAMMY Awards, The Latin Recording Academy®, MusiCares, the GRAMMY Foundation, the GRAMMY Museum, the Producers & Engineers Wing, and other programs). Additionally, he will continue to represent The Academy to its many constituents and partners; serve as a trusted and important industry leader on issues relating to the music industry — including participation in national caucuses, seminars and similar events; and provide service/counsel to key domestic and international industry-related organizations. In keeping with The Academy’s position as an advocate for its constituents, Portnow will develop and manage strategic advocacy positions at the national, state and local levels — both governmental and within music and its related industries.

Portnow has served The Academy as a volunteer leader in a variety of roles, both locally and nationally, for more than 25 years. He was Senior Vice President of West Coast Operations for the Zomba Group of Companies (including Jive Records and Zomba Music Publishing), responsible for the overall vision and direction of Zomba’s businesses  on the West Coast, including sales and marketing, corporate and talent acquisitions, and management of all of Zomba’s creative talent, the Film and Television Music Division, Zomba Music Services, Segue Music, and Ingenuity Entertainment. Prior to Zomba, he was Vice President of A&R at EMI America Records; Vice President/General Manager West Coast Arista Records; and President, Twentieth Century Fox Records. He began his career as a musician, record producer, and music publisher. In 2003, he was honored with City of Hope’s Spirit of Life Award, the highest philanthropic honor bestowed upon an individual by the world-renowned cancer treatment and research center. He has a Bachelor of Arts in Communications from George Washington University.


About The Recording Academy:
Established in 1957, The Recording Academy is an organization of musicians, producers, engineers and recording professionals that is dedicated to improving the cultural condition and quality of life for music and its makers. Internationally known for the GRAMMY Awards — the preeminent peer-recognized award for musical excellence and the most credible brand in music — The Recording Academy is responsible for groundbreaking professional development, cultural enrichment, advocacy, education and human services programs. The Academy continues to focus on its mission of recognizing musical excellence, advocating for the well-being of music makers and ensuring music remains an indelible part of our culture. For more information about The Academy, please visit www.grammy.com. For breaking news and exclusive content, join the organization’s social networks as a Twitter follower at www.twitter.com/thegrammys, a Facebook fan at www.facebook.com/thegrammys, and aYouTube channel subscriber at www.youtube.com/thegrammys.

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Civic Leaders Honored at the 18th Annual MMPA Oscar Week Luncheon & Awards

February 27, 2011 by  
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On Thursday, February 24, 2011 The Multicultural Motion Picture Association (MMPA) presented their 18th Annual Oscar Week Student Filmmakers Scholarship Luncheon and Fashion Show.
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The event was held at the London Hotel in West Hollywood, CA from 11:00 am to 2:00 pm and it was hosted by radio and tv personality Sam Phillips. The event featured a red carpet, entertainment by Izzy Chait and Band, lunch, awards presented to Civic Leaders, and a fashion show coordinated by Parris Harris.


MMPA President Jarvee Hutcherson and Mistress of Ceremony Sam Phillips presented and handed over The 18th Annual MMPA 2011 Civic Awards to Kate Linder ( Actress, Philanthropist), Edward Lozzi ( Publicist, Edward Lozzi & Associates), Renee’ Valente (Producer, Valente Productions), Michelle Phillips (Actress, Singer) and A.C. Lyles (Paramount Pictures). Each civic honoree gave a speech after receiving their award, but the one who received an outstanding ovation was A.C. Lyles, producer from Paramount Pictures.

Some of the celebrities and personalities that attended the event were: Quinton Aaron (Actor), Kim Lee (Actress, Model), Said Faraj (Actor), Kristen Ruhlin (Actress), Rob Margolies (Director), Suzanne Delaurentiis (Producer/ Actress), Kim Meyers (WGA), Tery Lopez (WGA), Yuri Naruse ( Model), Papa Joe (Actor, Host), Delane Vaughn ( Actor), Jeta Adams (Director), Abagail Schrader (Actress), Danielle Lester (Actress), Samantha Lester ( Actress), Paula Halla (Model), Sylvia Lester (Actress), Dick Michaels, Ken Garcia, Jeta Amata, Marina Pahomova, Devon Guzzie and many more.


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Ted Williams, who became recently a celebrity for his voice, was supposed to receive an award but could not attend due to medical restrictions.
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Please check our coverage from last year’s event at http://diversitynewspublications.com/2010/03/allison-iraheta-of-american-idol-season-8-attended-the-17th-annual-mmpa-oscar-week-student-filmakers-luncheon/
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About The Multicultural Motion Picture Association (MMPA):
Is a 501 © 3 *non-profit arts that provides scholarships annually to a certain number of qualified film students and trade guild apprentices who have shown dedication and talent for furthering their studies in the cinematic arts. The MMPA’s annual Oscar Week Luncheon is always a highly anticipated afternoon event amid sumptuous mid-day dining where talented young filmmakers intermingle with Academy Award® nominees and studio executives. The MMPA utilizes committed individuals who bring their skills and commitment to schools, as well as youth and civic organizations, where teens and young adults need career mentoring, coupled with equipment and technical support. The Multicultural Motion Picture Association is also the producer of the Diversity Awards. For more information visit http://www.thediversityawards.org

Sources: MMPA, Diversity News Magazine and GME Experts
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Photos Courtesy & (C) 2011 By Alex Palomares, Diversity News Magazine, published by Diversity News Publications & for Examiner.com. Also cover photo by Parris Harris and additional photo credit to: Koi Sojer / PR Photos. All Rights Are Reserved.

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Editor’s Note: Story was proofread by Linda Krongold, our New York, NY Special Correspondent For Diversity News. For more information you can contact her atandmeljar@aol.com
Special thank you to publicist Betrice Coleman-Sweet from Global Marketing and Entertainment (G.M.E) Experts for taking care of us at the event. Also please feel free to leave comments about the event and our coverage.


The Hurt Locker wins six Oscars at the 82nd Annual Academy Awards

March 8, 2010 by  
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119038_D_258On Sunday, March 7, 2010 The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences presented the 82nd Annual Academy Awards (OSCAR) at the Kodak Theatre in Hollywood, CA.

 

The show was broadcast live on ABC Network the presentation is televised live in more than 200 countries worldwide from 8ET/5PT and was hosted by Steve Martin and Alec Baldwin.

 

The movie the won the most Oscars was The Hurt Locker. Taking home for: Writing (Original Screenplay), Sound Mixing, Sound Editing, Film Editing, Directing and Best Picture.

 

 

Please see the complete list of the 82nd Annual Academy Awards (Oscar) winners:

Best Picture

  • The Hurt Locker
    The Hurt Locker
    Kathryn Bigelow, Mark Boal, Nicolas Chartier and Greg Shapiro
“I was just gonna reiterate that with Rob and Patrick, who took a very brave shot with this movie. And we owe them dearly. Perhaps one more dedication, to men and women all over the world who… Sorry to reiterate, but wear a uniform, but even not just the military – HazMat, emergency, firemen. They’re there for us and we’re there for them. Thank you. Thank you.” said Kathryn Bigelow, Director for Best Picture.

Actor in a Leading Role

  • Jeff Bridges
    Jeff Bridges
    Crazy Heart

Actor in a Supporting Role

  • Christoph Waltz
    Christoph Waltz
    Inglourious Basterds

Actress in a Leading Role

  • Sandra Bullock
    Sandra Bullock
    The Blind Side

“Did I really earn this or did I just wear you all down? I would like to thank the Academy for allowing me in the last month to have the most incredible ride with rooms full of artists that I see tonight and that I’ve worked with before and I hope to work with in the future, who inspire me and blaze trails for us. Four of them that I’ve fallen deeply in love with I share this night with and I share this award with.” said Sandra Bullock, Oscar winner as Actress in a Leading Role for The Blind Side.

She added “I have so many people to thank for my good fortune in this lifetime and this is a once-in-a-lifetime experience, I know. To the family that allowed me to play them, the Tuohy family, I know they’re in here and you’ll probably hear her in a minute. Maybe not. Thank you for giving me the opportunity to… the family that made this film that gave me the opportunity to do something different. John Lee Hancock, Gil Netter, Alcon, Warner Bros., the actors, everyone who’s shown me kindness when it wasn’t fashionable, I thank you. To everyone who was mean to me when it wasn’t… George Clooney threw me in a pool years ago. I’m still holding a grudge. But there’s so many people to thank.”

“I would like to thank what this film is about for me which are the moms that take care of the babies and the children no matter where they come from. Those moms and parents never get thanked. I, in particular, failed to thank one. So… if I can take this moment to thank Helga B. for not letting me ride in cars with boys until I was 18 because she was right. I would’ve done what she said I was gonna do. For making me practice every day when I got home. Piano, ballet, whatever it is I wanted to be. She said to be an artist, you had to practice every day, and for reminding her daughters that there’s no race, no religion, no class system, no color, nothing, no sexual orientation that makes us better than anyone else. We are all deserving of love. So, to that trailblazer, who allowed me to have that. And this. And this. I thank you so much for this opportunity that I share with these extraordinary women and my lover Meryl Streep. Thank you.” Ms. Bullock concluded.

Actress in a Supporting Role

  • Mo'Nique
    Mo’Nique
    Precious: Based on the Novel ‘Push’ by Sapphire

Animated Feature Film

  • Up
    Up
    Pete Docter

Art Direction

  • Avatar
    Avatar
    Rick Carter and Robert Stromberg (Art Direction); Kim Sinclair (Set Decoration)

Cinematography

  • Avatar
    Avatar
    Mauro Fiore

Costume Design

  • The Young Victoria
    The Young Victoria
    Sandy Powell

Directing

  • The Hurt Locker
    The Hurt Locker
    Kathryn Bigelow

Documentary Feature

  • The Cove
    The Cove
    Louie Psihoyos and Fisher Stevens

Documentary Short

  • Music by Prudence
    Music by Prudence
    Roger Ross Williams and Elinor Burkett

Film Editing

  • The Hurt Locker
    The Hurt Locker
    Bob Murawski and Chris Innis

Foreign Language Film

  • The Secret in Their Eyes (El Secreto de Sus Ojos)
    The Secret in Their Eyes (El Secreto de Sus Ojos)
    Argentina
    Directed by Juan José Campanella

Makeup

  • Star Trek
    Star Trek
    Barney Burman, Mindy Hall and Joel Harlow

Music (Original Score)

  • Up
    Up
    Michael Giacchino

Music (Original Song)

  • Crazy Heart
    Crazy Heart

    “The Weary Kind (Theme from Crazy Heart)”
    Music and Lyric by Ryan Bingham and T Bone Burnett

Short Film (Animated)

  • Logorama
    Logorama
    Nicolas Schmerkin

Short Film (Live Action)

  • The New Tenants
    The New Tenants
    Joachim Back and Tivi Magnusson

Sound Editing

  • The Hurt Locker
    The Hurt Locker
    Paul N.J. Ottosson

Sound Mixing

  • The Hurt Locker
    The Hurt Locker
    Paul N.J. Ottosson and Ray Beckett

Visual Effects

  • Avatar
    Avatar
    Joe Letteri, Stephen Rosenbaum, Richard Baneham and Andrew R. Jones

Writing (Adapted Screenplay)

  • Precious: Based on the Novel 'Push' by Sapphire
    Precious: Based on the Novel ‘Push’ by Sapphire
    Screenplay by Geoffrey Fletcher

Writing (Original Screenplay)

  • The Hurt Locker
    The Hurt Locker
    Written by Mark Boal
Photo credit: Bob D’Amico/ABC and courtesy of the Academy Press Dept.
Editor’s Note: Congratulations to all the nominees and the winners of the Oscars.

ABC network leads; NOMINEES FOR 41st NAACP IMAGE AWARDS ANNOUNCED

January 6, 2010 by  
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imageOn January 6, 2010 The 41st NAACP Image Awards nominees were announced during a press conference at The SLS Hotel at Beverly Hills. Taye Diggs (“Private Practice” – ABC), Michael Strahan (“Brothers” – FOX) and “FOX NFL Sunday”), Wanda Sykes (“The Wanda Sykes Show” – FOX), Kyle Massey (“That’s So Raven,” “Cory in the House” – Disney Channel), Chris Massey (“Zoey 101” – Nickelodeon) and Tatyana Ali (Young and the Restless – CBS) joined NAACP Image Awards Committee Chair, Clayola Brown, and Vicangelo Bulluck, Executive Producer of the telecast, to announce the categories and nominees. The 41st NAACP Image Awards will air live on Friday, February 26 (8:00 – 10:00 PM ET/PT Tape-Delayed) on FOX.

Per NAACP this year, over 1,200 entries were received. From those entries, a special committee of 300 industry professionals and NAACP leaders from across the country selected five nominees in each of the 53 categories. Any artist, manager, publicist, production company, record label, studio, network or publishing house could submit an entry to the NAACP Image Awards. The final selections are voted on by NAACP members, and winners will be announced during the live airing of the 41st NAACP Image Awards.


The ABC network leads with a total of 22 nominations, followed by NBC with 13, CBS with 12, and FOX, Lifetime and TNT with 9 each. “Grey’s Anatomy” received 6 nominations, followed by “Everybody Hates Chris” and “Tyler Perry’s House of Payne” both receiving 4 nominations, followed by “Ugly Betty” with 3.

In the Recording Category, Columbia Records leads with 7 nominations, followed by Atlantic Records and Def Jam both with 5 nominations. J Records/MBK Entertainment received 4, and Interscope Records with 3. Jay-Z and Maxwell both received 5 nominations, followed by Alicia Keys with 3 and Mary J. Blige, Whitney Houston, and Rihanna with 2 each.

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In the Motion Picture category, Lionsgate received 13 nominations. Warner Bros. Pictures follows with 7 nominations, Columbia Pictures with 4, and Overture Films with 3.

Returning event sponsors for the 41st NAACP Image Awards include Ford Motor Company, UAW/Chrysler, Sprint, and FedEx.

The 41st NAACP IMAGE AWARDS complete nomination list

TELEVISION CATEGORIES
Outstanding Comedy Series

•“30 Rock” (NBC)
•“Everybody Hates Chris” (CW)
•“Glee” (FOX)
•“Tyler Perry’s House of Payne” (TBS)
• “Ugly Betty” (ABC)
Outstanding Actor in a Comedy Series

•Daryl “Chill” Mitchell – “Brothers” (FOX)
•Donald Faison – “Scrubs” (NBC)
•Dulé Hill – “Psych” (USA Network)
•LaVan Davis – “Tyler Perry’s House of Payne” (TBS)
•Tyler James Williams – “Everybody Hates Chris” (CW)
Outstanding Actress in a Comedy Series

•America Ferrera – “Ugly Betty” (ABC)
•Cassi Davis – “Tyler Perry’s House of Payne” (TBS)
•CCH Pounder – “Brothers” (FOX)
•Sherri Shepherd – “Sherri” (Lifetime)
•Tichina Arnold – “Everybody Hates Chris” (CW)

Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series

•Lamman Rucker – “Tyler Perry’s Meet the Browns” (TBS)
•Lance Gross – “Tyler Perry’s House of Payne” (TBS)
•Larenz Tate – “Rescue Me” (FX)
•Malcolm-Jamal Warner – “Sherri” (Lifetime)
•Tracy Morgan – “30 Rock” (NBC)
Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series

•Ana Ortiz – “Ugly Betty” (ABC)
•Keshia Knight Pulliam – “Tyler Perry’s House of Payne” (TBS)
•Tisha Campbell-Martin – “Rita Rocks” (Lifetime)
•Vanessa Williams – “Ugly Betty” (ABC)
•Wendy Raquel Robinson – “The Game” (CW)

Outstanding Drama Series

•“Cold Case” (CBS)
•“Grey’s Anatomy” (ABC)
•“HawthoRNe” (TNT)
•“Lincoln Heights” (ABC Family)
•“The No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency” (HBO)
Outstanding Actor in a Drama Series

•Anthony Anderson – “Law & Order” (NBC)
•Hill Harper – “CSI: NY” (CBS)
•LL Cool J – “NCIS: Los Angeles” (CBS)
•Laurence Fishburne – “CSI: Crime Scene Investigation” (CBS)
•Taye Diggs – “Private Practice” (ABC)
Outstanding Actress in a Drama Series

•Chandra Wilson – “Grey’s Anatomy” (ABC)
•Jada Pinkett Smith – “HawthoRNe” (TNT)
•Jill Scott – “The No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency” (HBO)
•Regina King – “Southland” (NBC)
•Sandra Oh – “Grey’s Anatomy” (ABC)
Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series

•Corey Reynolds – “The Closer” (TNT)
•Delroy Lindo – “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit” (NBC)
•James Pickens, Jr. – “Grey’s Anatomy” (ABC)
•Mekhi Phifer – “Lie To Me” (FOX)
•Rocky Carroll – “NCIS” (CBS)
Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series

•Anika Noni Rose – “The No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency” (HBO)
•Audra McDonald – “Private Practice” (ABC)
•Gabrielle Union – “Flash Forward” (ABC)
•Jurnee Smollett – “Friday Night Lights” (NBC)
•S. Epatha Merkerson – “Law & Order” (NBC)
Outstanding Television Movie, Mini-Series or Dramatic Special

•“America” (Lifetime)
•“Brick City” (Sundance)
•“Georgia O’Keefe” (Lifetime)
•“Gifted Hands” (TNT)
•“Relative Stranger” (Hallmark)
Outstanding Actor in a Television Movie, Mini-Series or Dramatic Special

•Cuba Gooding Jr. – “Gifted Hands” (TNT)
•Eriq La Salle – “Relative Stranger” (Hallmark)
•Gus Hoffman – “Gifted Hands” (TNT)
•Jaishon Fisher – “Gifted Hands” (TNT)
•Philip Johnson – “America” (Lifetime)
Outstanding Actress in a Television Movie, Mini-Series or Dramatic Special

•Aunjanue Ellis – “Gifted Hands” (TNT)
•Cicely Tyson – “Relative Stranger” (Hallmark)
•Kimberly Elise – “Gifted Hands” (TNT)
•Rosie O’Donnell – “America” (Lifetime)
•Ruby Dee – “America” (Lifetime)

Outstanding Actor in a Daytime Drama Series

•Bryton James – “The Young and The Restless” (CBS)
•Cassius Willis – “The Young and The Restless” (CBS)
•Cornelius Smith, Jr. – “All My Children” (ABC)
•Terrell Tilford – “One Life To Live” (ABC)
•Texas Battle – “The Bold and the Beautiful” (CBS)

Outstanding Actress in a Daytime Drama Series

•Daphne Duplaix – “One Life to Live” (ABC)
•Debbi Morgan – “All My Children” (ABC)
•Eva Marcelle – “The Young and the Restless” (CBS)
•Tatyana Ali – “The Young and The Restless” (CBS)
•Tonya Lee Williams – “The Young and the Restless” (CBS)

Outstanding News/ Information – (Series or Special)

•“Anderson Cooper 360: President Obama’s African Journey” (CNN)
•“CNN Presents: Reclaiming the Dream 2” (CNN)
•“The Inauguration of Barack Obama, 44th President of the United States” (BET)
•“Judge Mathis” (Syndicated)
•“Leading Women: India.Arie, Dr. Maya Angelou” (Centric)

Outstanding Talk Series

•“Lopez Tonight” (TBS)
•“The Mo’Nique Show” (BET)
•“The Tyra Banks Show” (CW)
•“The View” (ABC)
•“The Wanda Sykes Show” (FOX)

Outstanding Reality Series

•“American Idol 8” (FOX)
•“America’s Next Top Model” (CW)
•“Dancing With the Stars” (ABC)
•“Extreme Makeover” (ABC)
•“Real Housewives of Atlanta” (Bravo)

Outstanding Variety – (Series or Special)

•“BET Awards 2009” (BET)
•“Bill Cosby: The Kennedy Center Mark Twain Prize for American Humor” (PBS)
•“Michael Jackson Memorial Service” (ABC, BET, CNN, MTV, NBC)
•“Wanda Sykes: I’ma Be Me” (HBO)
•“We Are One: The Obama Inaugural Celebration at the Lincoln Memorial” (HBO)
Outstanding Children’s Program

•“The Backyardigans – The Action Elves Save Christmas” (Nickelodeon)
•“Dora The Explorer: Dora’s Christmas Carol Adventure” (Nickelodeon)
•“Go, Diego, Go: Diego Reunites Hippopotamus and Oxpecker” (Nickelodeon)
•“True Jackson, VP” (Nickelodeon)
•“Wizards of Waverly Place: The Movie” (Disney Channel)

Outstanding Performance in a Youth/Children’s Program – (Series or Special)

•Caitlin Sanchez – “Dora the Explorer” (Nickelodeon)
•Keke Palmer – “True Jackson, VP” (Nickelodeon)
•LaShawn Jeffries – “The Backyardigans” (Nickelodeon)
•Nick Cannon – “TeenNick HALO Awards” (TeenNick)
•Selena Gomez – “Wizards of Waverly Place” (Disney Channel)

RECORDING CATEGORIES
Outstanding New Artist

•Jeremih (Def Jam)
•Keri Hilson (Mosley Music Group/Zone 4 Inc/Interscope Records)
•K’Jon (Universal Republic Records)
•Kristinia DeBarge (Def Jam)
•Melanie Fiona (SRC/Universal/Motown)
Outstanding Male Artist

•Anthony Hamilton (SoSo Def/Jive Records)
•Charlie Wilson (Jive Label Group)
•Jay-Z (Atlantic Records)
•Maxwell (Columbia Records)
•Ne-Yo (Def Jam)
Outstanding Female Artist

•Alicia Keys (Columbia Records)
•India.Arie (Universal Republic Records)
•Mary J. Blige (Matriarch/Geffen)
•Rihanna (Def Jam)
•Whitney Houston (Artista Records)
Outstanding Duo, Group or Collaboration

•3 Mo’ Divas (MariMo’ Music Inc.)
•The Black Eyed Peas (Interscope Records)
•Day26 (Bad Boy Records)
•Jay-Z ft. Alicia Keys (Atlantic Records)
•Jay-Z ft. Rihanna & Kanye West (Atlantic Records)

Outstanding Jazz Album

•“Detroit” – Gerald Wilson Orchestra (Mack Avenue Records)
•“He and She” – Wynton Marsalis (Blue Note Records)
•“Kind of Brown” – Christian McBride & Inside Straight (Mack Avenue Records)
•“Poetically Justified” – Marcus Johnson (Three Keys Music)
•“The Real Thing” – Vanessa Williams (Concord Records)

Outstanding Gospel Album – (Traditional or Contemporary)

•“A City Called Heaven” – Shirley Caesar (Light Records)
• “How I Got Over” – Vickie Winans (Destiny Joy)
• “Love Unstoppable” – Fred Hammond (Verity Records)
• “Still” – BeBe & CeCe Winans (B & C Records)
• “We Are All One: Live In Detroit” – Donnie McClurkin (Verity Records)

Outstanding World Music Album

•“11:11” – Rodrigo y Gabriela (ATO Records/Red)
•“Black President” – Sila and the Afrofunk Experience (Visila Records)
•“Morabeza” – Maria de Barros (Sheer Legacy [Sheer Group South African Label])
•“ReCreation” – Zap Mama (Heads Up International/Concord Music Group)
•“Seya” – Oumou Sangare (Nonesuch/World Circuit)

Outstanding Music Video

•“Blame It” – Jamie Foxx ft. T-Pain (J Records/MBK Entertainment)
•“Boom Boom Pow” – The Black Eyed Peas (Interscope Records)
•“I Look To You” – Whitney Houston (Arista)
•“Pretty Wings” – Maxwell (Columbia Records)
•“Try Sleeping With A Broken Heart” – Alicia Keys (J Records/MBK Entertainment)

Outstanding Song

•“Bad Habits” – Maxwell (Columbia Records)
•“Blame It” – Jamie Foxx ft. T-Pain (J Records/MBK Entertainment)
•“Empire State of Mind” – Jay-Z ft. Alicia Keys (Atlantic Records)
•“God In Me” – Mary Mary (Columbia Records)
•“Pretty Wings” – Maxwell (Columbia Records)

Outstanding Album

•“The Blueprint 3” – Jay-Z (Atlantic Records)
•“BLACKsummers’night” – Maxwell (Columbia Records)
•“The Element of Freedom” – Alicia Keys (J Records/MBK Entertainment)
•“Memoirs of an Imperfect Angel” – Mariah Carey (Def Jam)
•“Stronger With Each Tear” – Mary J. Blige (Matriarch/Geffen)

LITERATURE CATEGORIES
Outstanding Literary Work – Fiction

•“Basketball Jones” – E. Lynn Harris (deceased) (Doubleday)
•“Before I Forget” – Leonard Pitts, Jr. (Agate Bolden)
•“Life is Short But Wide” – J. California Cooper (Doubleday)
•“The Book of Night Women” – Marlon James Riverhead Books)
•“The Long Fall” – Walter Mosley (Riverhead Books)

Outstanding Literary Work – Non-Fiction

•“Brain Surgeon”: A Doctor’s Inspiring Encounters With Mortality and Miracles – Arnold Mann with Keith Black, MD (Grand Central Publishing)
•“Family Affair: What It Means to be African American Today” – Gil L. Robertson, IV (Agate Bolden)
•“Freedom in My Heart: Voices From the United States National Slavery Museum” – Cynthia Jacobs Carter (National Geographic Books)
•“In Search of Our Roots: How 19 Extraordinary African Americans Reclaimed Their Past” – Henry Louis Gates, Jr. (Crown)
•“Our Choice: A Plan to Solve the Climate Crisis” – Al Gore (Rodale Inc.)

Outstanding Literary Work – Debut Author

•“3rd Generation Country” – BeNeca Ward (Xlibris Corporation)
• “A Question of Freedom” – R. Dwayne Betts (Avery Books)
•“Black Water Rising” – Attica Locke (Harper)
•“Kiss the Sky: A Novel” – Farai Chideya (Atria Books)
• “Lime Tree Can’t Bear Orange” – Amanda Smyth (Three Rivers Press)

Outstanding Literary Work – Biography/Auto-Biography

•“Brother West: Living and Loving Out Loud” – Dr. Cornel West (SmileyBooks)
•“Michelle Obama” – Deborah Willis (W. W. Norton)
•“POPS: A Life of Louis” – Terry Teachout (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt)
•“Shooting Stars” – LeBron James and Buzz Bissinger (The Penguin Press)
•“Stormy Weather: The Life of Lena Horne” – James Gavin (Atria Books)

Outstanding Literary Work – Instructional

•“Act Like A Lady, Think Like A Man” – Steve Harvey (Amistad)
•“The Conversation: How Black Men & Women Can Build Loving, Trusting Relationships” – Hill Harper (Gotham Books)
•“Down to Business” – Clara Villarosa with Alicia Villarosa (Avery Books)
•“Start Where You Are” – Chris Gardner (Amistad)
•“Your Money or Your Life” – Alvin Hall (Atria Books)

Outstanding Literary Work – Poetry

•“Bicycles” – Nikki Giovanni (William Morrow)
•“Black Nature: Four Centuries of African American Nature Poetry” – Camille Dungy (The University of Georgia Press)
•“Cooling Board: A Long-Playing Poem” – Mitchell L. H. Douglas (Red Hen Press)
•“Mixology: National Poetry Series” – Adrian Matejka (Penguin Group [USA])
•“Roses and Revolutions: The Selected Writings of Dudley Randall” – Melba Joyce Boyd (Wayne State University Press)

Outstanding Literary Work – Children

•“Child of the Civil Rights Movement” – Paula Young Shelton (Random House Children’s Books)
•“Negro Speaks of Rivers” – Langston Hughes (Author), E.B. Lewis (Illustrator) (Disney-Jump at the Sun/Disney Book Group)
•“Our Children Can Soar: A Celebration of Rosa, Barack, and the Pioneers of Change” – Michelle Cook (Bloomsbury Children’s Books)
•“Peeny Butter Fudge” – Toni Morrison and Slade Morrison (Paula Wiseman Books/Simon & Schuster Children’s Publishing)
•“Sugar Plum Ballerinas: Toeshoe Trouble” – Whoopi Goldberg (Disney-Jump at the Sun/Disney Book Group)

Outstanding Literary Work – Youth/Teens

•“Claudette Colvin: Twice Towards Justice” – Phillip Hoose (Macmillan Children’s Publishing Group/Farrar Straus and Giroux)
•“Just Another Hero” – Sharon Draper (Atheneum/Simon & Schuster Children’s Publishing)
•“Mare’s War” – Tanita S. Davis (Random House Children’s Books)
•“Michelle Obama: Meet the First Lady” – David Bergen Brophy (Collins-An Imprint of HarperCollins Children’s Books)
•“Rock and the River” – Kekla Magoon (Aladdin/Simon & Schuster Children’s Publishing)

MOTION PICTURE CATEGORIES
Outstanding Motion Picture

•“The Blind Side” (Warner Bros. Pictures)
•“Invictus” (Warner Bros. Pictures)
•“Michael Jackson’s: This Is It” (Columbia Pictures)
•“Precious: Based on the Novel “Push” by Sapphire” (Lionsgate)
•“The Princess and the Frog” (Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures)

Outstanding Actor in a Motion Picture

•Denzel Washington – “The Taking of Pelham 123” (Columbia Pictures)
•Idris Elba – “Obsessed” (Screen Gems)
•Jamie Foxx – “Law Abiding Citizen” (Overture Films)
•Morgan Freeman – “Invictus” (Warner Bros. Pictures)
•Quinton Aaron – “The Blind Side” (Warner Bros. Pictures)

Outstanding Actress in a Motion Picture

•Anika Noni Rose – “The Princess and the Frog” (Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures)
•Gabourey Sidibe – “Precious: Based on the Novel “Push” by Sapphire” (Lionsgate)
•Sandra Bullock – “The Blind Side” (Warner Bros. Pictures)
•Sophie Okonedo – “Skin” (Jour De Fete Films)
•Taraji P. Henson – “Tyler Perry’s I Can Do Bad All By Myself” (Lionsgate)

Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture

•Adam Rodriguez – “Tyler Perry’s I Can Do Bad All By Myself” (Lionsgate)
•Anthony Mackie – “The Hurt Locker” (Summit Entertainment)
•Chiwetel Ejiofor – “2012” (Columbia Pictures)
•Danny Glover – “2012” (Columbia Pictures)
•Lenny Kravitz – “Precious: Based on the Novel “Push” by Sapphire” (Lionsgate)

Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture

•Alfre Woodard – “American Violet” (Universal Pictures)
•Mariah Carey – “Precious: Based on the Novel “Push” by Sapphire” (Lionsgate)
•Mo’Nique – “Precious: Based on the Novel “Push” by Sapphire” (Lionsgate)
•Paula Patton – “Precious: Based on the Novel “Push” by Sapphire” (Lionsgate)
•Zoe Saldana – “Avatar” (Paramount Pictures)

The nominees listed in the following categories were voted upon by Subcommittees.

Outstanding Independent Motion Picture

•“American Violet” (Samuel Goldwyn Company)
•“Amreeka” (National Geographic Entertainment)
•“Endgame” (Montery Entertainment)
•“Medicine for Melancholy” (IFC Films)
•“Precious: Based on the Novel “Push” by Sapphire” (Lionsgate)

Outstanding Foreign Motion Picture

•“The Maid” (Elephant Eye Films)
•“Rudo y Cursi” (Sony Pictures Classics)
•“Sin Nombre” (Focus Features)
•“Skin” (Jour De Fete Films)
•“The Stoning of Soraya M.” (Mpower Pictures)

DOCUMENTARY CATEGORY

Outstanding Documentary (Theatrical or Television)

•“Capitalism: A Love Story” (Overture Films)
•“Crips and Bloods: Made in America” (Gravitas Ventures)
•“Crude” (First Run Features)
•“Good Hair” (Roadside Attractions)
•“More than a Game” (Lionsgate)
WRITING CATEGORIES

Outstanding Writing in a Comedy Series

•Alyson Fouse – “Brothers” – Meet Mike Trainor (FOX)
•Hallsted Sullivan with Warren Lieberstein – “The Office” – Café Disco (NBC)
•Kenny Smith – “The Game” – The Wedding (CW)
•Marc Willmore – “The Simpsons” – The Good, The Sad, & The Drugly (FOX)
•Saladin Patterson & James Roday – “Psych” – High Top Fade Out (USA Network)
Outstanding Writing in a Dramatic Series

•Alexander Woo – “True Blood” – Beyond Here Lies Nothin (HBO)
•Kathleen McGhee-Anderson – “Lincoln Heights” – Home Again (ABC Family)
•Sara Hess – “House” – The Greater Good (FOX)
•Shonda Rhimes – “Grey’s Anatomy” – What a Difference A Day Makes (ABC)
•Zoanne Clack – “Grey’s Anatomy” – Stand By Me (ABC)

Outstanding Writing in a Motion Picture (Theatrical or Television)

•Anthony Peckham – “Invictus” (Warner Bros. Pictures)
•Geoffrey Fletcher – “Precious: Based on the Novel “Push” by Sapphire” (Lionsgate)
•John Lee Hancock – “The Blind Side” (Warner Bros. Pictures)
•Reggie Rock Bythewood and Cheo Hodari Coker – “Notorious” (Fox Searchlight)
•Tyler Perry – “Tyler Perry’s I Can Do Bad All By Myself” (Lionsgate)

DIRECTING CATEGORIES

Outstanding Directing in a Comedy Series

•Ali LeRoi – “Everybody Hates Chris” – Everybody Hates The G.E.D. (CW)
•Justin Lin – “Community” – Introduction to Statistics (NBC)
•Ken Whittingham – “30 Rock” – The Funcooker (NBC)
•Michael Shultz – “Drop Dead Diva” – Second Chances (Lifetime)
•Reggie Hudlin – “The Office” – Koi Pond (NBC)
Outstanding Directing in a Dramatic Series

•Chandra Wilson – “Grey’s Anatomy” – Give Peace a Chance (ABC)
•Edward James Olmos – “Battlestar Galactica” – Islanded in a Stream of Stars (Syfy)
•Ernest Dickerson – “Dexter” – Road Kill (Showtime)
•Kevin Sullivan – “Lincoln Heights” – Aftershock (ABC Family)
•Paris Barclay – “CSI: Crime Scene Investigation” – Coup de Grace (CBS)

Outstanding Directing in a Motion Picture (Theatrical or Television)

•F. Gary Gray – “Law Abiding Citizen” (Overture Films)
•George Tillman, Jr. – “Notorious” (Fox Searchlight)
•Lee Daniels – “Precious: Based on the Novel “Push” by Sapphire” (Lionsgate)
•Scott Sanders – “Black Dynamite” (Apparition)
•Spike Lee – “Passing Strange: The Movie” (IFC Films/Sundance Selects)

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Complete list of The 67th Annual Golden Globe Awards Nominations

December 15, 2009 by  
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goldenOn December 15, 2009 The HOLLYWOOD FOREIGN PRESS ASSOCIATION announced the complete list of The 67th Annual Golden Globe Awards NOMINATIONS.

1. BEST MOTION PICTURE – DRAMA
AVATAR
Lightstorm Entertainment; Twentieth Century Fox
THE HURT LOCKER
Voltage Pictures; Summit Entertainment
INGLOURIOUS BASTERDS
The Weinstein Company/Universal Pictures/A Band Apart/Zehnte Babelsberg GmbH Production; The Weinstein Company/Universal Pictures
PRECIOUS: BASED ON THE NOVEL PUSH BY SAPPHIRE
A Lee Daniels Entertainment / Smokewood Entertainment Group Production;
Lionsgate
UP IN THE AIR
Paramount Pictures; Paramount Pictures
2. BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A MOTION PICTURE – DRAMA
EMILY BLUNT
THE YOUNG VICTORIA
SANDRA BULLOCK
THE BLIND SIDE
HELEN MIRREN
THE LAST STATION
CAREY MULLIGAN
AN EDUCATION
GABOUREY SIDIBE
PRECIOUS: BASED ON THE NOVEL PUSH BY SAPPHIRE
3. BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A MOTION PICTURE – DRAMA
JEFF BRIDGES
CRAZY HEART
GEORGE CLOONEY
UP IN THE AIR
COLIN FIRTH
A SINGLE MAN
MORGAN FREEMAN
INVICTUS
TOBEY MAGUIRE
BROTHERS
4. BEST MOTION PICTURE – COMEDY OR MUSICAL
(500) DAYS OF SUMMER
Watermark Pictures; Fox Searchlight Pictures
THE HANGOVER
Warner Bros. Pictures; Warner Bros. Pictures
IT’S COMPLICATED
Relativity Media, Scott Rudin Productions; Universal Pictures
JULIE & JULIA
Columbia Pictures; Sony Pictures Releasing
NINE
The Weinstein Company/Relativity Media/Lucamar Productions/Marc Platt Productions; The Weinstein Company
5. BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A MOTION PICTURE – COMEDY OR MUSICAL
SANDRA BULLOCK
THE PROPOSAL
MARION COTILLARD
NINE
JULIA ROBERTS
DUPLICITY
MERYL STREEP
IT’S COMPLICATED
MERYL STREEP
JULIE & JULIA
6. BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A MOTION PICTURE – COMEDY OR MUSICAL
MATT DAMON
THE INFORMANT!
DANIEL DAY-LEWIS
NINE
ROBERT DOWNEY JR
SHERLOCK HOLMES
JOSEPH GORDON-LEVITT
(500) DAYS OF SUMMER
MICHAEL STUHLBARG
A SERIOUS MAN
7. BEST ANIMATED FEATURE FILM
CLOUDY WITH A CHANCE OF MEATBALLS
Columbia Pictures and Sony Pictures Animation; Sony Pictures Releasing
CORALINE
Laika, Inc.; Focus Features
FANTASTIC MR. FOX
American Empirical Picture; Twentieth Century Fox
THE PRINCESS AND THE FROG
Walt Disney Pictures/Walt Disney Animation Studios; Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures
UP
Walt Disney Pictures/PIXAR Animation Studios; Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures
8. BEST FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM
BAARIA (ITALY)
Medusa Film; Summit Entertainment
BROKEN EMBRACES (SPAIN)
El Deseo SA; Sony Pictures Classics
THE MAID (CHILE)
(LA NANA)
Forastero; Elephant Eye Films
A PROPHET (UN PROPHETE) (FRANCE)
Chic Films/Page 114/Why Not Productions; Sony Pictures Classics
THE WHITE RIBBON (GERMANY)
(DAS WEISSE BAND – EINE DEUTSCHE KINDERGESCHICHTE)
X Filme Creative Pool/Les Films Du Losange/Lucky Red; Sony Pictures Classics
9. BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A SUPPORTING ROLE IN A MOTION PICTURE
PENÉLOPE CRUZ
NINE
VERA FARMIGA
UP IN THE AIR
ANNA KENDRICK
UP IN THE AIR
MO’NIQUE
PRECIOUS: BASED ON THE NOVEL PUSH BY SAPPHIRE
JULIANNE MOORE
A SINGLE MAN
10. BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE IN A MOTION PICTURE
MATT DAMON
INVICTUS
WOODY HARRELSON
THE MESSENGER
CHRISTOPHER PLUMMER
THE LAST STATION
STANLEY TUCCI
THE LOVELY BONES
CHRISTOPH WALTZ
INGLOURIOUS BASTERDS
11. BEST DIRECTOR – MOTION PICTURE
KATHRYN BIGELOW
THE HURT LOCKER
JAMES CAMERON
AVATAR
CLINT EASTWOOD
INVICTUS
JASON REITMAN
UP IN THE AIR
QUENTIN TARANTINO
INGLOURIOUS BASTERDS
12. BEST SCREENPLAY – MOTION PICTURE
NEILL BLOMKAMP, TERRI TATCHELL
DISTRICT 9
MARK BOAL
THE HURT LOCKER
NANCY MEYERS
IT’S COMPLICATED
JASON REITMAN, SHELDON TURNER
UP IN THE AIR
QUENTIN TARANTINO
INGLOURIOUS BASTERDS
13. BEST ORIGINAL SCORE – MOTION PICTURE
MICHAEL GIACCHINO
UP
MARVIN HAMLISCH
THE INFORMANT!
JAMES HORNER
AVATAR
ABEL KORZENIOWSKI
A SINGLE MAN
KAREN O, CARTER BURWELL
WHERE THE WILD THINGS ARE
14. BEST ORIGINAL SONG – MOTION PICTURE
“CINEMA ITALIANO” — NINE
Music & Lyrics by: Maury Yeston
“I WANT TO COME HOME” — EVERYBODY’S FINE
Music & Lyrics by: Paul McCartney
“I SEE YOU” — AVATAR
Music by: James Horner, Simon Franglen
Lyrics by: James Horner, Simon Franglen, Kuk Harrell
“THE WEARY KIND (THEME FROM CRAZY HEART)” — CRAZY HEART
Music & Lyrics by: Ryan Bingham, T Bone Burnett
“WINTER” — BROTHERS
Music by: U2
Lyrics by: Bono
15. BEST TELEVISION SERIES – DRAMA
BIG LOVE (HBO)
Anima Sola Productions and Playtone in association with HBO Entertainment
DEXTER (SHOWTIME)
Showtime Presents, John Goldwyn Productions, The Colleton Company, Clyde Phillips Productions
HOUSE (FOX)
Universal Media Studios in association with Heel and Toe Films, Shore Z Productions and Bad Hat Harry
MAD MEN (AMC)
AMC
TRUE BLOOD (HBO)
Your Face Goes Here Entertainment in association with HBO Entertainment
16. BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A TELEVISION SERIES – DRAMA
GLENN CLOSE
DAMAGES
JANUARY JONES
MAD MEN
JULIANNA MARGULIES
THE GOOD WIFE
ANNA PAQUIN
TRUE BLOOD
KYRA SEDGWICK
THE CLOSER
17. BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A TELEVISION SERIES – DRAMA
SIMON BAKER
THE MENTALIST
MICHAEL C. HALL
DEXTER
JON HAMM
MAD MEN
HUGH LAURIE
HOUSE
BILL PAXTON
BIG LOVE
18. BEST TELEVISION SERIES – COMEDY OR MUSICAL
30 ROCK (NBC)
Universal Media Studios in association with Broadway Video and Little Stranger Inc.
ENTOURAGE (HBO)
Leverage and Closest to the Hole Productions in association with HBO Entertainment
GLEE (FOX)
Twentieth Century Fox Television
MODERN FAMILY (ABC)
Twentieth Century Fox Television
THE OFFICE (NBC)
Universal Media Studios, Deedle Dee Productions, Reveille LLC
19. BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A TELEVISION SERIES – COMEDY OR MUSICAL
TONI COLLETTE
UNITED STATES OF TARA
COURTENEY COX
COUGAR TOWN
EDIE FALCO
NURSE JACKIE
TINA FEY
30 ROCK
LEA MICHELE
GLEE
20. BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A TELEVISION SERIES – COMEDY OR MUSICAL
ALEC BALDWIN
30 ROCK
STEVE CARELL
THE OFFICE
DAVID DUCHOVNY
CALIFORNICATION
THOMAS JANE
HUNG
MATTHEW MORRISON
GLEE
21. BEST MINI-SERIES OR MOTION PICTURE MADE FOR TELEVISION GEORGIA O’KEEFFE (LIFETIME TELEVISION)
Sony Pictures Television
GREY GARDENS (HBO)
Specialty Films and Locomotive in association with HBO Films
INTO THE STORM (HBO)
Scott Free and Rainmark Films Production in association with the BBC and HBO Films
LITTLE DORRIT (PBS)
Masterpiece/BBC Co-production
TAKING CHANCE (HBO)
Motion Picture Corporation of America and Civil Dawn Pictures in association with HBO Films
22. BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A MINI-SERIES OR MOTION PICTURE MADE FOR TELEVISION
JOAN ALLEN
GEORGIA O’KEEFFE
DREW BARRYMORE
GREY GARDENS
JESSICA LANGE
GREY GARDENS
ANNA PAQUIN
THE COURAGEOUS HEART OF IRENA SENDLER
SIGOURNEY WEAVER
PRAYERS FOR BOBBY
23. BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A MINI-SERIES OR MOTION PICTURE MADE FOR TELEVISION
KEVIN BACON
TAKING CHANCE
KENNETH BRANAGH
WALLANDER: ONE STEP BEHIND
CHIWETEL EJIOFOR
ENDGAME
BRENDAN GLEESON
INTO THE STORM
JEREMY IRONS
GEORGIA O’KEEFFE
24. BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A SUPPORTING ROLE IN A SERIES, MINI-SERIES OR MOTION PICTURE MADE FOR TELEVISION
JANE ADAMS
HUNG
ROSE BYRNE
DAMAGES
JANE LYNCH
GLEE
JANET McTEER
INTO THE STORM
CHLOË SEVIGNY
BIG LOVE
25. BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE IN A SERIES, MINI-SERIES OR MOTION PICTURE MADE FOR TELEVISION
MICHAEL EMERSON
LOST
NEIL PATRICK HARRIS
HOW I MET YOUR MOTHER
WILLIAM HURT
DAMAGES
JOHN LITHGOW
DEXTER
JEREMY PIVEN
ENTOURAGE
WINNERS BY MOTION PICTURE DISTRIBUTOR
AND TELEVISION NETWORK MOTION PICTURE DISTRIBUTOR
The Weinstein Company – 12
Warner Bros. Pictures – 9
Universal Pictures – 8
Paramount Pictures – 7
Sony Pictures Classics – 6
Lionsgate – 5
Twentieth Century Fox – 5
Fox Searchlight Pictures – 4
Sony Pictures Releasing – 4
Summit Entertainment – 4
Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures – 4
Focus Features – 2
Relativity Media LLC – 2
Apparition – 1
Elephant Eye Films – 1
Miramax Films – 1
Oscilloscope Laboratories – 1

TELEVISION NETWORK
HBO – 17
FOX – 6
SHOWTIME – 6
NBC – 5
CBS – 4
LIFETIME TELEVISION – 4
ABC – 3
AMC – 3
FX NETWORKS – 3
PBS – 3
TNT – 1

WINNERS BY MOTION PICTURE AND TELEVISION SERIES OR PROGRAM MOTION PICTURE
UP IN THE AIR – 6
NINE – 5
AVATAR – 4
INGLOURIOUS BASTERDS – 4
THE HURT LOCKER – 3
INVICTUS – 3
IT’S COMPLICATED – 3
PRECIOUS: BASED ON THE NOVEL PUSH BY SAPPHIRE – 3
A SINGLE MAN – 3
(500) DAYS OF SUMMER – 2
BROTHERS – 2
CRAZY HEART – 2
THE INFORMANT! – 2
JULIE & JULIA – 2
THE LAST STATION – 2
UP – 2
BAARIA – 1
THE BLIND SIDE – 1
BROKEN EMBRACES – 1
CLOUDY WITH A CHANCE OF MEATBALLS – 1
CORALINE – 1
DISTRICT 9 – 1
DUPLICITY – 1
AN EDUCATION – 1
EVERYBODY’S FINE – 1
FANTASTIC MR. FOX – 1
THE HANGOVER – 1
THE LOVELY BONES – 1
THE MAID – 1
THE MESSENGER – 1
THE PRINCESS AND THE FROG – 1
A PROPHET – 1
THE PROPOSAL – 1
A SERIOUS MAN – 1
SHERLOCK HOLMES – 1
WHERE THE WILD THINGS ARE – 1
THE WHITE RIBBON – 1
THE YOUNG VICTORIA – 1

WINNERS BY MOTION PICTURE AND TELEVISION SERIES OR PROGRAM TELEVISION SERIES OR PROGRAM
GLEE – 4
30 ROCK – 3
BIG LOVE – 3
DAMAGES – 3
DEXTER – 3
GEORGIA O’KEEFFE – 3
GREY GARDENS – 3
INTO THE STORM – 3
MAD MEN – 3
ENTOURAGE – 2
HOUSE – 2
HUNG – 2
THE OFFICE – 2
TAKING CHANCE – 2
TRUE BLOOD – 2
CALIFORNICATION – 1
THE CLOSER – 1
COUGAR TOWN – 1
THE COURAGEOUS HEART OF IRENA SENDLER – 1
ENDGAME – 1
THE GOOD WIFE – 1
HOW I MET YOUR MOTHER – 1
LITTLE DORRIT – 1
LOST – 1
THE MENTALIST – 1
MODERN FAMILY – 1
NURSE JACKIE – 1
PRAYERS FOR BOBBY – 1
UNITED STATES OF TARA – 1
WALLANDER: ONE STEP BEHIND – 1

The 67th Annual Golden Globe Awards will be presented on Sunday, January 17, 2010. They will be broadcast live on NBC at 5 PM PST and 8 PM EST.

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To recognize outstanding achievements by conferring annual Awards of Merit, (Golden Globe® Awards), serving as a constant incentive within the entertainment industry, both domestic and foreign, and to focus wide public attention upon the best in motion pictures and television;

To contribute to other nonprofit organizations connected with the entertainment industry and involved in educational, cultural, and humanitarian activities;
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CARLA LAEMMLE CELEBRATES HER 100TH BIRTHDAY WITH LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARDS

October 9, 2009 by  
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CarlaLos Angeles, CA – On October 6, 2009 Famous Monsters of Filmland announced the American actress, Carla Laemmle, niece of Universal Pictures founder Carl Laemmle, will be celebrating her 100th birthday with her family and friends at the American Cinematheque at the Egyptian Theater in Los Angeles, California on Tuesday, October 20, 2009. The Cinematheque at the Egyptian is located at 6712 Hollywood Blvd Los Angeles, CA 90028. She will be presented with Lifetime Achievement Awards by Tom Tangen, Inge Jaklin and Dr. Udo Bayer.

Special invited guests include Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger, Marvin Paige, Ray Bradbury, Leonard Maltin, Rick Baker, George Clayton Johnson, Sara Karloff, Bela Lugosi Jr., Leonard Neubauer, Scott MacQueen, Gloria Stuart, Earl Hamner, Lupita Tovar, Bob Burns, Ron Chaney, David Skall, and others.

Carla Laemmle’s birthday is a celebration of over eight decades in cinema. The actress has lived a most extraordinary life, growing up on her uncle’s Universal lot and witnessing the early years of Hollywood’s growth. At just 16 she was the prima ballerina who danced in the Lon Chaney classic The Phantom of the Opera (1925). She also spoke the first lines in Universal’s first “talkie movie” Dracula (1931) starring Bela Lugosi, the classic horror film that established the beginning of Universal Pictures’ success and legacy in popular horror films. Carla Laemmle is now the last surviving cast member of both films.

Laemmle continued to star in small roles until the late 1930s and recently became the subject of two biographies titled after her immortal opening lines. The first is a written biography by Rick Atkins called Among the Rugged Peaks: An Intimate Biography of Carla Laemmle. The second is a film biography, Among The Rugged Peaks, by actor, producer, and director, and interviewer, Tom Tangen, a red carpet favorite who has cataloged over 2,000 celebrity interviews. The film, edited by Emmy-winning Mary DeChambres, will debut in 2010 from Elusive Entertainment [AmongTheRuggedPeaks.com].

In May 2009, Carla Laemmle also co-authored a book with Daniel Kinske, Growing Up With Monsters: My Times at Universal Studios in Rhymes, detailing her experiences growing up on a motion picture studio lot. The instant hit offered an introduction by sci-fi legend Ray Bradbury and illustrations by Jack Davis and Hermann Mejia. Sponsored by Famous Monsters of Filmland and Universal Studios, the VIP private, invitation- only event will begin at 4:30pm with a dinner followed by special events. After-dinner celebrations include Carla Laemmle’s Lifetime Achievement Award Ceremony, a ballet performance organized by Famous Monsters of Filmland’s Robert Aragon, musical performances, a speech from the birthday girl, and concluding with a coffee and birthday cake social hour featuring live piano.

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TV Academy Announces Governors Award Recipient‏

August 27, 2009 by  
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sheila2005HBO’S SHEILA NEVINS NAMED RECIPIENT OF ACADEMY OF TELEVISION ARTS & SCIENCES 2009 GOVERNORS AWARD

Twenty-Two Time Primetime Emmy® Award Winner to Be Honored at 2009
Creative Arts Emmy Awards on Saturday, Sept. 12, at the Nokia Theatre
On August. 19, 2009 – The Academy of Television Arts & Sciences Board of Governors announce voted to bestow its prestigious Governors Award to Sheila Nevins, President of HBO Documentary Films. Nevins is the 15th individual to receive this honor since the award’s inception in 1978. Television Academy Chairman-CEO John Shaffner made the announcement today.
Nevins will receive the Governors Award, saluting an individual, company or organization that has made a substantial impact and demonstrated the extraordinary use of television, at the 2009 Creative Arts Emmy® Awards on Saturday, Sept. 12, at Los Angeles’ NOKIA Theatre. The Creative Arts Awards will be shown as a two-hour special on Sept. 18 at 9 a.m. on E! Entertainment. Read more