Signature Theatre’s A Chorus Line Earns 9 Helen Hayes Award Nominations

Signature Theatre’s A Chorus Line received nine Helen Hayes Award nominations, including Outstanding Musical, Direction, and Ensemble, in the Hayes category (for predominantly Equity productions). Also scoring nine nominations in the Hayes category were Cabaret at Olney Theatre Center and Into the Woods at Ford’s Theatre. Tony nominee Denis Jones (Tootsie) scored a nod for … Read more…

Helen Hayes theater nominations: ‘Little Shop of Horrors leads with 11

The awards, recognizing the best work from 185 eligible productions presented in 2019, are grouped into two categories — Helen or Hayes — depending on the number of union actors in the production. The nominations were selected by 40 volunteer judges on five panels. Olney Theater Center earned the most Hayes nominations, with 27 honoring … Read more…

How Gloria Gaynor got on God’s time, got on the right track and scored two Grammy nominations

CLOSE The week leading up to the Grammys has been filled with allegations of corruption within the Academy as well as drama within the band Aerosmith. USA TODAY Not only is Gloria Gaynor surviving, she’s thriving. The Jersey music legend is nominated for two Grammy Awards. Her LP “Testimony” is nominated for Best Roots Gospel … Read more…

Oscar Nominations Again Colored by Lack of Diversity

Actor/producer John Cho and actor/writer/producer Issa Rae announced the Oscar nominees. Among 20 nominated actors, there was only one African American and no Asian Americans. No woman was nominated for best director. (AMPAS) The announcement of 92nd Academy Award nominees on Jan. 13 has left many advocates for diversity in the movie industry disappointed. Actors … Read more…

Valley Vertigo: Grading the Oscar nominations | Movies

This calendar year, the two biggest days for arguing online will be Election Day and the day the Oscar nominations were announced, which happened earlier this week. Judging from Twitter reactions to the 11 nominations given to “Joker,” America may be on the verge of total collapse. The country is irreversibly scarred for honoring such … Read more…

Gage Awards 2020 voting begins as Opay, GTBank, Wizkid, and others top nominations

Poised to celebrate digital excellence, the GAGE Awards comes in 5 key areas: Innovation, Information, Inspiration, Entertainment and Commerce. Announcing the commencement of voting, the Chief Administrator of the awards, Johnson Anorh, disclosed that the organizers had opened its website for voting to take off this Thursday, 16th of January to the 9th of February, … Read more…

#OscarsSoWhite Creator on Lack of Diversity in 2020 Nominations – Variety

When I created # in 2015, the Academy membership was 92% white and 75% male. The Academy has improved those numbers a bit, and now its membership is 84% white and 68% male. So yesterday did not come as a surprise. When I saw the nominations, I was disappointed that there were so many talented … Read more…

#OscarsSoWhite Creator on Lack of Diversity in 2020 Nominations – Variety

When I created # in 2015, the Academy membership was 92% white and 75% male. The Academy has improved those numbers a bit, and now its membership is 84% white and 68% male. So yesterday did not come as a surprise. When I saw the nominations, I was disappointed that there were so many talented … Read more…

2020 Oscar Nominees’ Past Awards and Nominations

Charlize Theron, Tom Hanks, Leonardo DiCaprio Courtesy of Films Oscar winners Charlize Theron, Leonardo DiCaprio and Renée Zellweger all earned additional Oscar nominations this week to add to their growing list of accolades. Theron, nominated for Bombshell, won a best actress Oscar for Monster and has since been nominated for North County. DiCaprio won his … Read more…