Star Wars

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Finally, along with Steven Spielberg's Jaws, it shifted the film industry's focus away from personal filmmaking of the 1970s and towards fast-paced, big-budget blockbusters for younger audiences. Some critics have blamed Star Wars and Jaws for "ruining" Hollywood by shifting its focus from "sophisticated" films such as The Godfather, Taxi Driver, and Annie Hall to films about spectacle and juvenile fantasy, and for the industry shift from stand-alone, one and done films, towards blockbuster franchises with multiple sequels and prequels.

Golden Globe Awards

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Steven Spielberg holds the record for most nominations with twelve (as of the 2017 nominations). Francis Ford Coppola, Clint Eastwood and Steven Soderbergh are the only directors to receive two nominations in the same year. As of the 75th Golden Globe Awards, Barbra Streisand is the only woman to have won an award for best director; she won for Yentl in 1983. Notes: Notes: The HFPA has had a lucrative contract with NBC for decades, which began broadcasting the award ceremony locally in Los Angeles in 1958, then nationally in 1964.

Golden Lion

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Six American filmmakers have won the Golden Lion, with awards for John Cassavetes and Robert Altman (both times the awards were shared with other winners who tied), as well as Ang Lee (Brokeback Mountain was the first winning US film not to tie), Darren Aronofsky, Sofia Coppola, and Todd Phillips. Although prior to 1980, only three of 21 winners were of non-European origin, since the 1980s, the Golden Lion has been presented to a number of Asian filmmakers, particularly in comparison to the Cannes Film Festival's top prize, the Palme d'Or, which has only been awarded to five Asian filmmakers since 1980.

79th Academy Awards

The 79th Academy Awards ceremony, presented by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS), honored the best films of 2006 and took place February 25, 2007, at the Kodak Theatre in Hollywood, Los Angeles beginning at 5:30 p.m. PST / 8:30 p.m. EST. During the ceremony, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences presented Academy Awards (commonly referred to as Oscars) in 24 categories. The ceremony, televised in the United States by ABC, was produced by Laura Ziskin and directed by Louis J. Horvitz. Actress Ellen DeGeneres hosted for the first time.

Golden Globe Award for Best Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy

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The Golden Globe Award for Best Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy has been awarded annually since 1952 by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association (HFPA).


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HBO (Home Box Office) is an American premium cable and satellite television network owned by Home Box Office, Inc., a subsidiary of WarnerMedia Entertainment. The programming featured on the network consists primarily of theatrically released motion pictures and original television shows, along with made-for-cable movies, documentaries and occasional comedy and concert specials.

Chris Hemsworth

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Christopher Hemsworth (born 11 August 1983) is an Australian actor. He rose to prominence playing Kim Hyde in the Australian TV series Home and Away (2004–07) before beginning a film career in Hollywood by taking on parts in the science fiction film Star Trek (2009) and the thriller A Perfect Getaway (2009).

Ben Stiller

In the meantime, he had a bit role in Steven Spielberg's Empire of the Sun. In 1989 Stiller wrote and appeared on Saturday Night Live as a featured performer. However, since the show did not want him to make more short films, he left after four episodes. He then put together Elvis Stories, a short film about a fictitious tabloid focused on recent sightings of Elvis Presley. The film starred friends and co-stars John Cusack, Jeremy Piven, Mike Myers, Andy Dick, and Jeff Kahn. The film was considered a success, and led him to develop the short film Going Back to Brooklyn for MTV; it was a music video starring comedian Colin Quinn that parodied LL Cool J's recent hit "Going Back to Cali".

67th Golden Globe Awards

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Dan Finnerty

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The live show was filmed in Los Angeles as a one-hour concert special Dan Finnerty & The Dan Band: I Am Woman on the Bravo channel, directed by McG and executive produced by Steven Spielberg. Finnerty gained fame for his hilariously foul-mouthed rendition of "Total Eclipse of the Heart" as the wedding singer at Will Ferrell's wedding in the movie Old School, directed by Todd Phillips. Phillips continued to feature Dan, as the sleazy bat-mitzvah singer in Starsky & Hutch and again as the irreverent wedding singer in The Hangover After seeing The Dan Band, Steven Spielberg cast him in The Terminal and signed on to executive produce his comedy special.

Inside the Actors Studio

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Though sometimes, some interviews go longer; Steven Spielberg's 1999 visit, for example, stretched to four hours, and was later shown as two episodes of one hour each. The interviews are guided by Lipton's trademark index-card questions, which sometimes reveal his well-researched knowledge of guests' lives, often startling some. On one such occasion, Billy Crystal told Lipton, "You know you're scary, don't you?" On another occasion, Martin Sheen asked Lipton, "How do you know all this? This is extraordinary."

Anthony Lane bibliography

Reviews Todd Phillips' Due Date (2010) and Chris Morris's Four Lions (2010). Reviews Susanne Bier's In a Better World (2010) and James Gunn's Super (2010). Reviews Brett Ratner's Tower Heist (2011) and Lars von Trier's Melancholia (2011). Reviews Wim Wenders's Pina (2011) and Roman Polanski's Carnage (2011). Reviews Otto Preminger's Laura (1944). Reviews Boris Barnet's Outskirts (1933). Reviews Steven Spielberg's Lincoln (2012). Reviews Andrew Dominik's Killing Them Softly (2012) and Jacques Audiard's Rust and Bone (2012). Reviews Tom Hooper's Les Misérables (2012), Quentin Tarantino's Django Unchained (2012) and Michael Haneke's Amour (2012).

Comedy rock

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Dan Finnerty with his The Dan Band has made comedy rock appearances in the Todd Phillips films Old School and The Hangover spoofing "Total Eclipse of the Heart" and "Candy Shop", as well as his live show, which parodies female cover songs and was filmed as a one-hour TV special directed by McG and executive produced by Steven Spielberg. Stephen Lynch from New York developed a following with several Opie and Anthony appearances which led to two specials on Comedy Central. He performed on Broadway with the production of Grease.

List of British Academy Award nominees and winners

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This page is a list of British Academy Award nominees and winners. This list details the filmmakers, actors, actresses, and others born and working in the United Kingdom who have been nominated for or have won an Academy Award.

MTV Movie Award for Movie of the Year

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This is a following list of the MTV Movie Award winners and nominees for Best Movie. From 2012 to 2018, it was renamed to Movie of the Year. The Lord of the Rings Trilogy won in three consecutive years (2002–2004) and is the only franchise who took home “Movie of the Year” for all their films. The Twilight Saga films won in four consecutive years (2009–2012), along with Best Kiss.

2013 in film

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The following tables list films released in 2013. Three popular films (Top Gun, Jurassic Park, and The Wizard of Oz) were all re-released in 3D and IMAX.

2012 in film

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The following tables list films released in 2012. Most notably, the two oldest surviving American film studios, Universal and Paramount both celebrated their centennial anniversaries, marking the first time that two major film studios celebrate 100 years, and the Dolby Atmos sound format was launched for the premiere of Brave. The James Bond film series celebrated its 50th anniversary and released its 23rd film, Skyfall. Six box-office blockbusters from previous years (Beauty and the Beast, Star Wars: Episode I – The Phantom Menace, Titanic, Raiders of the Lost Ark, Finding Nemo, and Monsters, Inc.) were re-released in 3D and IMAX.

List of directorial debuts

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Todd Phillips – Road Trip. Shane O'Sullivan – Second Generation. Gina Prince-Bythewood† – Love & Basketball. Peyton Reed†♦ – Bring It On. Eric "Bibo" Bergeron, Don Paul, David Silverman and Will Finn – The Road to El Dorado. Tarsem Singh† – The Cell. Robert Vince – MVP: Most Valuable Primate. Apichatpong Weerasethakul† – Mysterious Object at Noon. Alexander Witt – Resident Evil: Apocalypse. James Wong – Final Destination. Kate Woods♦ – Looking for Alibrandi. Andrew Adamson† and Vicky Jenson†♦ – Shrek. Lisandro Alonso – La Libertad. Adrian Caetano† – Bolivia. Michael Cuesta – L.I.E. Jeff Daniels – Escanaba in da Moonlight. John A. Davis†♦ – Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius.

National Association of Theatre Owners

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Todd Phillips – Director of the Year Award. Sarah Jessica Parker, Kim Cattrall, Kristin Davis & Cynthia Nixon – Ensemble Award. Vanessa Anne Hudgens – Female Star of Tomorrow Award. Katherine Heigl – Female Star of the Year Award. Alex Pettyfer – Male Star of Tomorrow Award. Sam Worthington – Male Star of the Year Award. Jay Roach – Comedy Director of the Decade Award. Zach Galifianakis – Comedy Star of the Year Award. Jerry Bruckheimer – Lifetime Achievement Award. Cameron Diaz - Female Star of the Year Award. Vin Diesel - Action Star of the Year Award. Rosie Huntington-Whiteley - Female Star of Tomorrow Award. Chris Hemsworth - Male Star of Tomorrow Award.

Chris Field (composer)

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Chris Field is a Los Angeles-based singer/songwriter, composer, and musician. He was raised in the San Fernando Valley, and played guitar in Los Angeles for groups among multiple genres including electric guitar, jazz, and rock music. He learned how to compose music by inputting compositions from Ludwig van Beethoven and Sergei Prokofiev into his computer. Through his music associates, he became acquainted with two friends who started X-Ray Dog, and he began to contribute musical compositions to this company. Field also works with Extreme Music, and through them, Field's music has been placed in numerous television shows.

2016 in film

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2016 in film is an overview of events, including the highest-grossing films, award ceremonies, festivals, and a list of films released and deaths.