Diane Keaton To Accept Woody Allen’s Cecil B. DeMille Award At Golden Globes

Nellie Andreeva

woody-allen-diane-keatonEXCLUSIVE: Last week, we scooped that  Woody Allen would not attend the 71st annual Golden Globe Awards on  January 12 where he will be the recipient of the 2014 Cecil B. DeMille Award. Now … Read More »

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Deadline’s Best Film Stories Of The Week

Paul Walker Dead ‘Fast & Furious’ Star Paul Walker Killed In Car Crash
By The Deadline Team – The Santa Clarita office of the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department just issued an update on the fatal car accident involving actor Paul Walker, declaring that “speed was a factor in the solo vehicle collision” and listing the car involved as a red 2005 Porsche Carrera GT.

PHOTOS: Paul Walker, 1973-2013

‘Catching Fire’ Holiday Haul Puts It On Track To Be Biz’s Next Billion Dollar Grosser; $573 Million So Far
By Mike Fleming Jr. The Hunger Games: Catching Fire has blown past expectations once again, and has earned $573 million in worldwide gross. This after a $28.5 million Saturday night.

DeMille Award Recipient Woody Allen Not Expected To Attend Golden Globes
By Nellie Andreeva It looks like Woody Allen will be staying true to his principles of shunning awards shows (and Los Angeles). I hear that the Oscar- and Golden Globe-winning filmmaker is not expected to attend the Golden Globes in January, where he will be the recipient of the Cecil B. DeMille Award. I hear the Hollywood Foreign Press Association made the decision to honor Allen without securing a commitment from him that he would attend.

The Wolf of Wall StreetOSCARS: Scorsese And DiCaprio Back In The Race As ‘Wolf Of Wall Street’ Makes A Raucous Debut
By Pete Hammond – The last shoe to drop in the 2013 awards race hit Saturday as Martin Scorsese‘s much-awaited The Wolf Of Wall Street was unveiled to SAG voters at a couple of screenings at the WGA theatre in Beverly Hills. I caught the film earlier at a small 10 AM screening for some of the cast members on the Paramount lot and then moderated the Q&A following the 6:30 PM screening of the 3 hour film. To say it was rapturously received would be an understatement. Read More »

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Deadline Awards Watch 52: The Where’s The Independent Spirit? Episode

Pete Hammond

Deadline Awards Watch episode 52Listen to (and share) episode 52 of our audio podcast “Deadline Awards Watch, with Pete Hammond.”

Deadline’s awards columnist talks with host David Bloom about the Independent Spirit Awards nominations, which feature plenty of Oscar contenders, and perhaps not enough truly spirited indie films; a Q&A with Oscar Isaac of Inside Llewyn Davis, which picked up several of those Spirit Award nods; and a splashy first public screening for David O. Russell’s latest awards season entry, American Hustle, featuring top-notch performances — particularly by Jennifer Lawrence.

They also talk about Oscar rules changes that could make a difference for better known films in the foreign-language and animation categories, and a Golden Globes rule decision that leaves one fantastic disembodied voice just plain dissed.

Finally, we’ll get Pete’s take on this week’s new movies, including old-school crime drama Homefront, with horror film Oldboy. They also discuss Black Nativity, a holiday musical with yet another fine ensemble cast of African-American actors led this time by Oscar winners Forrest Whitaker and Jennifer Hudson, part of an unusually large spate of successful, often critically lauded films targeting black audiences over the past few months.

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DeMille Award Recipient Woody Allen Not Expected To Attend Golden Globes

By | Tuesday November 26, 2013 @ 4:30pm PST
Nellie Andreeva

It looks like Woody Allen will be staying true to his principles of shunning awards shows (and Los Angeles). I hear that the Oscar- and Golden Globe-winning filmmaker is not expected to Woody Allen Golden Globesattend the Golden Globes in January, where he will be the recipient of the Cecil B. DeMille Award. I hear the Hollywood Foreign Press Association made the decision to honor Allen without securing a commitment from him that he would attend. “There is no one more worthy of this award than Woody Allen,” the HFPA said in September when making the announcement. “His contributions to filmmaking have been phenomenal, and he truly is an international treasure.”

Related: New Woody Allen Pic Titled ‘Magic In The Moonlight’
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Scarlett Johansson’s Award Winning Performance In ‘Her’ Ruled Ineligible For Golden Globes

By | Tuesday November 26, 2013 @ 3:20pm PST
Pete Hammond

I have learned Scarlett Johansson, who plays Samantha, Joaquin Phoenix’s Operating System  in the Scarlett Johanssonupcoming Spike Jonze film Her has been ruled ineligible to compete for Best Actress in a Supporting Role for this year’s Golden Read More »

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Vince Vaughn Changes Pace And Delivers For DreamWorks At ‘Delivery Man’ Premiere

By | Monday November 4, 2013 @ 2:14pm PST
Pete Hammond

Hoping to gain some traction not only at the box office but also this awards season, DreamWorks and Disney unveiled their holiday comedy Delivery Man on Sunday night at … Read More »

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Deadline’s Best TV Stories Of The Week

Catch up on the best of this week’s Deadline TV coverage:

Fey Poehler Taylor SwiftTina Fey & Amy Poehler To Return As Golden Globes Hosts In 2014 And 2015
By Nellie Andreeva – Tina Fey and Amy Poehler have closed deals to host the next two Golden Globe Awards, starting with the January 12, 2014 ceremony.

Zooey Deschanel Producing Comedy Projects For Fox And NBC
By Nellie Andreeva – New Girl star Zooey Deschanel and her producing partner, Rivka Sophia Rossi, have sold two projects under their first-look deal with 20th Century Fox TV.

Alex Kurtzman & Roberto Orci Team With Nick Santora & Justin Lin For CBS Put Pilot, Sell CW Terrorist Drama
By Nellie Andreeva – Three years after the end of Numbers, CBS is high on another drama procedural with a genius at the center.

‘SNL’ Camp’s Latest Theory On New Cast: Black Comediennes Aren’t “Ready”
By Lisa De Moraes – Saturday Night Live has spent a considerable amount of energy lately explaining away its lack of cast diversity, since announcing the latest crop of white performers to be added to the show. Read More »

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Tina Fey & Amy Poehler To Return As Golden Globes Hosts In 2014 And 2015

By | Tuesday October 15, 2013 @ 6:30am PDT
Nellie Andreeva

Tina Fey and Amy Poehler have closed deals to host the next two Golden Globe Awards, starting with the January 12, 2014 ceremony. Fey and Poehler were approached about coming back over the summer, following the duo’s very successful first Golden Globes turn this year, which drew warm critical reception and big ratings. Fey and Poehler solidified their status as TV’s hottest comedy act last month with their scene-stealing bit at the Primetime Emmys, which became the highlight of the show’s opening. Unlike Ricky Gervais’ original Golden Globes hosting deal, which had an option for a second year, Fey and Poehler had agreed to host the 2013 ceremony as a one-time thing with no obligation to come back. But given their success, it was no surprise that NBC, Golden Globes producer Dick Clark Prods and the Hollywood Foreign Press Association wanted to get them back. The Fey/Poehler-hosted January ceremony drew 19.7 million viewers, up 17% from last year and one of the most watched Globes ever. In the key adults 18-49 demo, the show posted a 6.4 rating, up 28% from 2012. “Tina and Amy are two of the most talented comedic writer/performers in our business and they were a major reason the Golden Globes was the most entertaining awards show of last season,” said NBC’s alternative programming president Paul Telegdy. “We’re elated they wanted to host together again and that they committed for the next two years.” Read More »

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Woody Allen To Receive Cecil B. DeMille Award At Golden Globes

By | Friday September 13, 2013 @ 1:27pm PDT

HOLLYWOOD, CA, September 13, 2013 – The multi-hyphenated Woody Allen will be honored with the 2014 Cecil B. DeMille Award and will be paid tribute to at the 71st Annual Golden Globe® Awards on Sunday, January 12, 2014, LIVE coast-to-coast on NBC with the pre-show from 4:00-5:00 p.m. (PST)/7:00-8:00 p.m. (EST), and main telecast from 5:00-8:00 p.m. (PST)/8:00-11:00 p.m. (EST) from the Beverly Hilton Hotel. It was announced today by Theo Kingma, president of the Hollywood Foreign Press Association (HFPA).

“There is no one more worthy of this award than Woody Allen,” said Kingma. “His contributions to filmmaking have been phenomenal and he truly is an international treasure.”

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Tina Fey & Amy Poehler Approached To Return As Golden Globe Hosts

By | Monday August 26, 2013 @ 4:33pm PDT
Nellie Andreeva

EXCLUSIVE: Twenty million viewers can’t be wrong. Following the warm critical reception and big ratings for Tina Fey and Amy Poehler‘s first hosting turn at the Golden Globes earlier this year, the comedy stars have been approached for a second go as emcees of the awards show. Unlike Ricky Gervais’ original deal, which had an option for a second turn as Globes host, I hear Fey and Poehler originally agreed to host this year’s ceremony as a one-time thing with no obligation to come back. But, given their success, it’s no surprise that NBC and Golden Globes producer Dick Clark Prods are asking them to return. I hear there are no active conversations between the network and the funny ladies who have received an informal invitation versus a formal offer as NBC and DCP are looking to gauge their interest. Read More »

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Theo Kingma Elected HFPA President

By | Tuesday June 11, 2013 @ 7:47am PDT

HOLLYWOOD, CA, June 11, 2013 – Theo Kingma was elected President of the Hollywood Foreign Press Association (HFPA) for the 2013-2014 year at the organization’s annual election meeting, which was held June 10, 2013. This marks his first presidency for the organization previously held the office of Executive Secretary for 2 years as well as sitting on the Board of Directors for 4 years.

“I am proud of the HFPA members for giving me this incredible opportunity to lead our organization and further our journalistic efforts,” said Kingma. “I look forward to a unified and productive year.”

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HFPA Names Former MPAA Lawyer Gregory Goeckner COO And General Counsel

By | Tuesday June 4, 2013 @ 10:46am PDT

HOLLYWOOD, CA (JUNE 4, 2013) – The Hollywood Foreign Press Association (HFPA) has appointed Gregory Goeckner as the organization’s Chief Operating Officer and General Counsel. The announcement was made today by HFPA President Dr. Aida Takla-O’Reilly.

Goeckner will serve as the chief day-to-day business officer of the HFPA and will be responsible for directing outside counsel in the HFPA’s legal efforts, developing the Association’s business plan and budget, supervising contracts with vendors, overseeing finances and audits, advising in the grant making process, devising brand enhancing strategies and increasing alliances while identifying and pursuing other opportunities within the industry.

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71st Golden Globes Set For January 12, 2014; Nominations On December 12

By | Thursday April 18, 2013 @ 11:08am PDT

UNIVERSAL CITY, CA (April 18, 2013) – The Hollywood Foreign Press Association (HFPA) and producer dick clark productions (dcp) present “The 71st Annual Golden Globe® Awards” live on Sunday, January 12, 2014. Next year’s show will air LIVE on NBC coast-to-coast from 5-8 p.m (PT) and 8-11 p.m. (ET) from the Beverly Hilton in Beverly Hills.

The Hollywood Foreign Press Association, dick clark productions and NBC made the announcement today.

Nominations for “The 71st Annual Golden Globe® Awards” will be announced at 8 a.m. (ET) on Thursday, December 12.

Produced by dick clark productions in association with the HFPA, the “Golden Globe Awards” are viewed in more than 160 countries worldwide and are one of the few awards ceremonies to include both motion picture and television achievements. This year’s “Golden Globe Awards” averaged a 6.4 rating, 15 share in adults 18-49 and 19.7 million viewers overall, for a year-to-year jump of 28 percent in 18-49 rating (to a 6.4 from a 5.0) and 17 percent or 2.8 million persons in total viewers (19.7 million vs. 16.9 million). The 2013 telecast claimed the biggest “Golden Globes” results in six years in both 18-49 rating and total viewers (since Monday, Jan. 15, 2007, 6.5/15 in 18-49, 20.0 million viewers overall).

The deadline for Motion Picture and Television submissions is Friday, November 1. Rules and submission forms may be obtained online at http://www.goldenglobes.org/entry-forms/.

A timeline of upcoming events follows:

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Friday, November 1, 2013
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Deadline for submission for Golden Globe Motion Picture and Television entry forms

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Are Winter Olympic Games Forcing 2014 Oscars Into March?

Pete Hammond

Are the Oscars moving even later into March next year? All signs say ‘yes’ and the Academy would be wise to announce this sooner than later.

Despite annual (and always wrong) media speculation (including a recent column in a well-knownOscars 2013 show biz trade) that the Academy Awards are planning to move a month earlier into January insiders have repeatedly told me the Academy’s Board has no taste for that, and as at least one former top officer in the organization told me over the weekend, contractually they can’t  do it.

Though they haven’t yet announced any dates for the next Oscar race, the schedule of the Winter Olympics being held in Sochi, Russia February 7 through the 23rd puts a big crimp in any plans to keep the Oscars even on in its current berth on the last Sunday of February where it would run smack into the Closing Night ceremonies. In the past when this has come up the Academy has always moved the Oscar show to the first Sunday in March which would be on the 2nd next year. Quite frankly there is nowhere else for the show to go. Do the math.

With the Super Bowl already claiming Sunday February 2nd and the Olympics taking the remaining three Sundays, the earliest date available would be January 26th and every source with whom I have spoken tells me that is the date CBS is claiming for the Grammys next year (moving two weeks earlier than their February 10, 2013 date). Also getting the message are the major show biz Guilds which have all already staked out their 2014 dates and sprayed the territory. Read More »

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HFPA & Former Publicist Michael Russell Settle Fraud Suit

By | Tuesday February 19, 2013 @ 3:44pm PST

The Hollywood Foreign Press Association and its former publicist Michael Russell have ended at least one portion of their on-going legal wars. The parties came to a settlement last week in Russell’s $2 million … Read More »

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Deadline Awards Watch With Pete Hammond, Episode 9

By | Thursday January 17, 2013 @ 4:14pm PST
Pete Hammond

Listen to episode 9 of our audio podcast Deadline Awards Watch With Pete Hammond. Deadline Awards Columnist Hammond and host David Bloom analyze the impact of this week’s Golden Globes telecast and how it may force Oscar producers to up their game; the role of the Sundance Film Festival as last year’s winner Beasts Of The Southern Wild has stacked up Oscar nominations; who the players are in the race for Best Costume Design; and some unexpected results from the new Twitter Oscar sentiment-tracking page.

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HBO’s ‘Girls’ Dips In Season 2 Premiere, ‘Enlightened’ Up In New Night Return

By | Monday January 14, 2013 @ 1:23pm PST

Last night’s Season 2 premiere of Girls at 9 PM drew 866,000 viewers, a slight drop from the 872,000 viewers the HBO show drew for its series premiere on April 15 last year. … Read More »

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UPDATE: Golden Globes Pulls In 19.67 Million Viewers

By | Monday January 14, 2013 @ 10:25am PST

UPDATE: 10:25 AM: The time-adjusted fast nationals are in and the Golden Globes were up even more than before. According to Nielsen, the awards show earned a 6.4 rating in adults 18-49, up 28% from the 5.0 it got a year ago. In terms of overall viewers, the Tina Fey- and Amy Poehler-hosted ceremony rose 17% from last year with an audience of 19.677 million. Sunday’s telecast was the highest-rated and most-watched in fast nationals since 2007. They were also the second-highest-rated Globes since the January 25, 2004 telecast pulled in a 9.9/23 rating and 26.8 million viewers. Excluding sports, last night’s awards show was NBC’s highest-rated and most-watched show in the 8-11 PM slot since 2004. In the Globes milieu but on another network, E!’s 6 – 8 M Live From The Red Carpet hit a nine-year high with 1.892 million viewers.

PREVIOUSLY, 8:28 AM: It was a good night for the winners and a good night for the Golden Globes on Sunday. In time-adjusted metered-market households, NBC’s airing of the three-hour live show from the Hollywood Foreign Press Association drew a 13.1/20, up 12% over last year’s show. Hosted by Tina Fey and Amy Poehler, Sunday’s Globes had its best night in metered markets since 2007’s broadcast. In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, the Globes earned a 7.6/19 rating among adults 18-49, a strong 25% rise from last year’s Ricky Gervais-hosted show. That’s the best the Golden Globes has done since NBC started tracking Local People Meters five years ago. With 16.787 million watching overall, CBS beat NBC’s 14.782 million among total viewers last night. NBC won the top spot overall Sunday in the key 18-49 demo.

Related: Nikki Finke: Live-Snarking Golden Globes

This year’s The Golden Globes Red Carpet Special (4.8/7) was also up over 2012. In metered households, the network’s 7-8 PM arrivals special rose 26% from last year’s 3.8/6. In early non-time zone adjusted fast nationals from Nielsen, last night’s 8- 11 PM Golden Globes got a 5.4/13. That’s up 29% from last year’s 4.2/10 on January 15. That 2012 rating rose to a 5.0/2 in final numbers. We will update Golden Globes ratings later today with time-adjusted fast nationals.
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Golden Globes Movies: Winning Films Enjoy The Taste Of Victory, But Does It Really Help Oscar Chances?

Pete Hammond

If anyone thought the Golden Globes results were going to add any clarity to the topsy-turvy atmosphere that has so far characterized this year’s Oscar race,  forget it. In a week that has offered crushing disappointment and major highs … Read More »

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