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Friday, April 16, 2021

Who are the 9,362 voters who decide the Oscar winners? by Paul Sheehan

As final voting kicks off on April 15, we wondered who decides the 2021 Oscars. There are 9,362 members of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences who are eligible to vote for both t…

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Sunday, March 14, 2021

2021 Grammy Awards livestream: How to watch online for free by Paul Sheehan

The Grammy Awards air live nationwide on Sunday, March 14 from in and around the Los Angeles Convention Center beginning at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT on CBS. The 63rd annual Grammys will be hosted…

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Saturday, March 13, 2021

2021 Grammy Awards nominations: Full list of contenders for the 63rd Grammys by Paul Sheehan

The 2021 Grammy Awards winners will be revealed on Sunday, March 14 in a two-part ceremony at the Staples Center in Los Angeles. The 2021 Grammy Awards nominations were announced way back on…

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Friday, March 12, 2021

Best Picture nominations: Voting and ballot counting explained in 3 easy steps by Paul Sheehan

The Oscar nominations will be announced on March 15 following the six days of voting by academy members that kicked off on March 5. In anticipation of that big reveal, let’s revisit the sy…

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Sunday, January 31, 2021

Meryl Streep will extend her Golden Globes record with nomination for ‘The Prom’ by Paul Sheehan

Meryl Streep is predicted to extend her Golden Globes record with a 33rd nomination for her star turn in the Netflix musical “The Prom.” She plays a Broadway diva down on her luck who se…

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Tuesday, January 26, 2021

Viola Davis poised to be 8th actress to pull off this Oscar double play with win for ‘Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom’ by Paul Sheehan

Last year, Renee Zellweger became the seventh actress to win both categories at the Oscars. She prevailed in Best Actress for her riveting portrayal of Judy Garland in “Judy.” She’d ta…

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Thursday, October 15, 2020

2020 Tony Awards full list of nominations: Every show and performer in the running at the 74th annual Tonys [UPDATING LIVE] by Paul Sheehan

The Tony Awards nominations were announced on Thursday, October 15  by Tony winner James Monroe Iglehart (“Aladdin”). The reveal of the roster of contenders was carried on the Tonys You…

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Friday, August 21, 2020

2020 Tony Awards: The show will go on virtually this fall by Paul Sheehan

The 2020 Tony Awards will take place this fall, with the date yet to be set. We can confirm that the ceremony honoring the best in Broadway plays and musicals will take place virtually. The …

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Sunday, June 9, 2019

2019 Tony Awards: ‘Hadestown,’ ‘The Ferryman’ lead early winners, Elaine May takes top acting prize [UPDATING LIVE] by Paul Sheehan

The 73rd Tony Awards were held on Sunday (June 9) and were hosted by James Corden (“The Late, Late Show”), who won an Emmy for emceeing the 2016 Tonys. The CBS telecast from New York’…

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2019 Tonys presentation order: Which categories will be announced first on the 73rd Tony Awards? by Paul Sheehan

We’ve unearthed the running order of the 2019 Tony Awards hosted by James Corden on CBS on Sunday, June 9. Over the course of upwards of three-and-half-hours, winners will be announced in …

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2019 Tony Awards: Full list of winners (and nominees) in all 26 categories at the 73rd annual Tonys [UPDATING LIVE] by Paul Sheehan

The 73rd annual Tony Awards took place on Sunday, June 10 at New York’s Radio City Music Hall. James Corden (“The Late, Late Show) hosted the ceremony that aired on CBS. He won an Emmy f…

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2019 Tony Awards full list of nominations: Every show and performer in the running at the 73rd annual Tonys by Paul Sheehan

The 2019 Tony Awards take place on Sunday, June 9 at New York’s Radio City Music Hall. The three-hour ceremony hosted by James Corden (“The Late, Late Show”) will air on CBS. Those in …

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2019 Tony Awards online: How to watch the Tonys live stream without a TV by Paul Sheehan

The 73rd annual Tony Awards take place on Sunday, June 9. While the Tonys telecast will go out live to TV viewers on the east coast beginning at 8 p.m. ET on CBS, the show will be delayed fo…

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Friday, June 7, 2019

2019 Tony Awards: ‘Hadestown’ will win 9 Tonys, ‘The Ferryman’ to take 6 by Paul Sheehan

“Hadestown” will win dominate the Tony Awards on Sunday (June 9), winning a whopping nine awards, including the coveted prize of Best Musical. On the play side of the aisle, “The Ferry…

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Tuesday, April 30, 2019

2019 Tony Awards nominations: Full list in all 26 categories by Paul Sheehan

Nominations for the 73rd annual Tony Awards were announced on April 30 by two-time Tony winner Bebe Neuwirth (“Sweet Charity,” “Chicago”) and three-time nominee Brandon Victor Dixon.…

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2019 Tony Awards nominations: ‘Hadestown’ leads with 14, ‘Ain’t Too Proud’ has 12, ‘The Ferryman’ and ‘To Kill a Mockingbird’ at 9 e by Paul Sheehan

Two new musicals  – “Hadestown” and “Ain’t Too Proud” — lead the Tony Awards nominations with 14 and 12 bids respectively. Not surprisingly, they are the frontrunners for Best…

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Monday, April 29, 2019

2019 Tonys predictions: Complete odds for 73nd annual Tony Awards nominations by Paul Sheehan

Looking for a handy cheat sheet before entering your predictions for the 2019 Tony Awards nominations? The nominations will be announced on April 30 with the ceremony set for June 9. Take a …

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Tuesday, March 19, 2019

James Corden to host 2019 Tony Awards on June 9 by Paul Sheehan

Three years after making his Emmy-winning debut as the host of the Tony Awards, James Corden is returning to preside over these top theater honors. The June 9 ceremony from Radio City Music …

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Monday, February 18, 2019

‘The Voice’ returns on February 25 with new coach John Legend joining Kelly Clarkson, Adam Levine and Blake Shelton for season 16 [WATCH] by Paul Sheehan

“The Voice” season 16 premiere is February 25 on NBC. This two-hour long episode starts at 8:00 pm ET/PT and 7:00 pm CT and is the first of six devoted to the blind audition stag…

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Sunday, February 17, 2019

Bradley Cooper will sing ‘Shallow’ in own voice at Oscars, not as ‘A Star is Born’ character Jackson Maine by Paul Sheehan

Bradley Cooper spent months training his voice before he sang in “A Star is Born.” But when he sings “Shallow” on the Oscars on February 24, he intends to use his own…

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2019 Oscars guild awards scorecard: ‘A Star is Born’ finally gets on board with makeup win but loses sound mixing to ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ by Paul Sheehan

It took till the last weekend of guild awards season but “A Star is Born” finally picked up a prize at the Makeup and Hair Styling Awards on Saturday, February 16. This win for b…

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2019 Cinema Audio Society Awards: ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ wins over ‘A Star is Born’ by Paul Sheehan

The Cinema Audio Society Awards put us on notice that “A Star is Born” may not be the Academy Awards frontrunner for Best Sound Mixing that we think it is. Bradley Cooper‘s…

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Wednesday, February 13, 2019

‘The Masked Singer’ judges defend dumb guesses like Lady Gaga and Judge Judy by Paul Sheehan

Admit it. One of the main reasons you watch “The Masked Singer” is to feel smarter than the panel. The four judges — Ken Jeong, Jenny McCarthy, Nicole Scherzinger and Robin…

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Sunday, February 10, 2019

Lady Gaga, you were right to skip BAFTAs for Grammys but should have made Bradley Cooper come too by Paul Sheehan

Lady Gaga is expected to win four Grammy Awards on Sunday (February 10), including her first in the prestigious general field. She is predicted to take home both Record and Song of the Year …

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Monday, February 4, 2019

‘A Star is Born’: Will Lady Gaga break the Oscar curse? by Paul Sheehan

Bradley Cooper‘s remake of “A Star is Born” has reaped bids with 12 of the 13 guilds that hand out awards but has yet to win with any of the six heard from so far. Cooper w…

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Sunday, January 27, 2019

Oh no! ‘A Star is Born’ could set record for most SAG Awards losses by Paul Sheehan

“A Star is Born” heads into Sunday’s SAG Awards with a leading four nominations for stars Bradley Cooper and Lady Gaga, supporting actor Sam Elliott and its entire ensemble…

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Saturday, January 26, 2019

‘A Star Is Born’ could win a record 4 Screen Actors Guild Awards on Sunday by Paul Sheehan

“A Star Is Born” heads into Sunday’s Screen Actors Guild Awards with a leading four nominations. If it wins all four of those races — for the leading performances of …

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Wednesday, January 23, 2019

‘A Star is Born’ got 8 Oscar nominations, but how many Academy Awards will it win? by Paul Sheehan

“A Star is Born” got eight Oscar nominations with Bradley Cooper sharing in three of those for producing, writing and acting in this remake of the Hollywood classic. Lady Gaga re…

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Sunday, January 20, 2019

2019 Oscars: ‘A Star is Born’ will get 11 Academy Awards nominations, but how many will it win? by Paul Sheehan

“A Star is Born” will lead with the most Oscar nominations on Tuesday (Jan. 22). We’re predicting that Bradley Cooper‘s remake of this Hollywood classic will reap 11 …

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Friday, January 18, 2019

2019 Oscars guild awards scorecard: ‘A Star is Born’ ends up at 12 for 13, ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ in second by Paul Sheehan

We just heard from the Motion Picture Sound Editors society with their nominees for the best of the year. These maestros of sound were the last of the 13 guilds and societies to weigh in wit…

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Tuesday, January 15, 2019

2019 Oscars guild awards scorecard: ‘A Star is Born’ now 11 for 12 after missing visual effects nomination, ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ moves up to se by Paul Sheehan

We just heard from the Visual Effects Society with their nominees for the best of the year. These wizards of wonder were the 12th of 13 guilds and societies to weigh in with their choices fo…

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