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Annie Awards: ‘Spider-Man: Across The Spider-Verse’ Takes Best Feature And Tops Winners List; ‘Blue Eye Samurai’ Dominates TV

By Patrick Hipes February 17, 2024 Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse sling-shotted past the competition to dominate the 51st Annie Awards, which were handed out Sunday night at UCLA’s Royce Hall. The Sony Animation sequel snared Best Feature and six other trophies — the same number that Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse scored at the 2019 Annies — setting it up as the front-runner …

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‘Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse’ Wraps Up Top Feature Prize at 51st Annie Awards

By Terry Flores February 17, 2024 Sony Pictures Animation’s “Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse” swung its way to victory at the 51st Annie Awards, snatching up seven prizes, including best feature. It was also a good night for Netflix, whose projects earned a total of nine awards, with period revenge series “Blue Eye Samurai” snagging six of …

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Annie Awards: ‘Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse’ Leads With 7 Wins, Including Best Feature

By Hilary Lewis February 17, 2024 Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse was the big winner at the 2024 Annie Awards. The Sony Pictures Animation film won seven awards at Saturday night’s Annies, including the top prize of best feature. Other features that won multiple awards from the International Animated Film Society ASIFA-Hollywood, which presents the prizes recognizing the year’s best in animation, …

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‘Masters of the Universe’ Movie Eyes Travis Knight as Director

By Borys Kit February 13, 2024 Travis Knight just may have the power. The LAIKA CEO and part-time filmmaker is in early talks to direct the long-in-the-works live-action adaptation of Masters of the Universe for Amazon MGM Studios, The Hollywood Reporter has confirmed. Knight isn’t coming alone. Chris Butler, a longtime Knight and LAIKA collaborator who wrote and co-directed ParaNorman and wrote Kubo and …

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Director Travis Knight Circling New ‘Masters Of The Universe’ Movie: The Dish

By Justin Kroll February 13, 2024 EXCLUSIVE: The long-in-development Masters of the Universe reimagining from Mattel looks to be gaining some momentum as sources tell Deadline that Travis Knight is in final negotiations to direct. Insiders say his deal has not closed and that other elements on the project are still coming together, but all signs are pointing to Knight being the …

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FX Orders Limited Series ‘Say Nothing’ Based on Book About The Troubles in Northern Ireland

By Joe Otterson February 1, 2024 FX has ordered a limited series adaptation of the Patrick Radden Keefe book “Say Nothing,” Variety has learned. The nine-episode series explores The Troubles in Northern Ireland. Lola Petticrew (“Tuesday,” “Dating Amber,” “Bloodlands”), Hazel Doupe (“Sanctuary: A Witch’s Tale,” “You Are Not My Mother,” “Smother’), Anthony Boyle (“The Plot Against America,” “Manhunt,” …

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Lola Petticrew, Hazel Doupe, Anthony Boyle, Josh Finan and Maxine Peake To Star In FX Limited Series ‘Say Nothing’

By Justin Kroll February 1, 2024 FX has ordered the limited series Say Nothing and tapped Lola Petticrew, Hazel Doupe, Anthony Boyle, Josh Finan and Maxine Peake to star with Nina Jacobson and Brad Simpson’s Color Force producing. The nine-episode series is based on the book by Patrick Radden Keefe (who will serve as an exec producer) and tells …

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Alonso Alvarez-Barreda, Good Fear Content Team On Feature Adaptation Of ‘Beneath The Surface,’ Bestselling Thriller From Kaira Rouda

By Matt Grobar February 1, 2024 EXCLUSIVE: Cannes prize-winning Mexican filmmaker Alonso Alvarez-Barreda (Snowfall) has optioned Kaira Rouda‘s USA Today bestselling thriller Beneath the Surface for development as a feature, which he will direct and produce. Also aboard to produce for Good Fear Content are Jake Weiner and Chris Bender. The team is currently meeting with writers to adapt the book, published …

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Annie Awards Nominations: ‘Nimona’ Looks Down On ‘Boy And The Heron’ & ‘Across The Spider-Verse’, Leads Film Field

By Erik Pedersen January 11, 2024 A funny thing happened on the way to the presumed two-horse awards-season race between 2023 toon feature juggernauts. Netflix’s Nimona picked a fight today with Gkids’ Hayao Miyazaki hit The Boy and the Heron and Sony’s global smash Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse, scoring a leading nine Annie Awards nominations. The others managed seven noms apiece. All three are …

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‘Nimona’ Leads Annie Awards Animated Feature Competition With Nine Noms; Snubs Include ‘Wish,’ Which Was Shut Out

By Carolyn Giardina January 11, 2024 In a competitive year in animation, Nimona, based on the graphic novel by ND Stevenson, leads the 51st Annie Awards feature competition with nine nominations includes best feature, direction and writing. In the top category for best feature, the International Animated Film Society ASIFA-Hollywood — which hands out the annual animation prizes …

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