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Posts Tagged ‘Zero Dark Thirty’

Hugo Lindgren Strides Up the Hollywood Food Chain

HugoLindgrenTwitterThe following east-to-west-to-east-coast professional hopscotch is going to be very hard to beat in 2014. Even though there are still eight months of calendar hopscotching left.

As we reported, Hugo Lindgren‘s stint as acting editor of The Hollywood Reporter was always designed to end in late April. What was not so expected was for the former New York Times Magazine editor to move on so quickly and spectacularly once his THR three-month stint was completed. From the brief item by Lindgren’s former colleagues Rebecca Ford and Borys Kit:

Mark Boal, the Oscar-winning writer and producer behind Zero Dark Thirty and The Hurt Locker, has secured funding from Megan Ellison‘s Annapurna Pictures for his Page One movie and television production banner.

At the same time, Boal has tapped Lindgren to run the shingle, acting as company president. Lindgren will be based in New York.

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Returning to the FishbowlNY Fray

Several people have written, wondering what happened to the “Jerry Barmash” byline. Well, to make a long story short, my wife and I were among the millions affected by Superstorm Sandy. For the last five weeks, our lives have been turned upside down from just a few inches of water. We lived in one hotel after another until this past weekend when we moved into a rental, ahead of the major renovations to our home. Although it took time, and still not on regular basis, the show must, and thankfully, will go on! My thanks to co-editor Chris O’Shea for keeping FishbowlNY readers informed on a daily basis. My sincere gratitude to the Mediabistro editorial director Chris Ariens, who was extremely patient while I dealt with the enormity of this once-in-a-lifetime (hopefully) situation.

Not to sound like I just won an Oscar, but that segues nicely to this post.

Winners have been announced in the New York Film Critics Circle, an early Oscar indicator.

Zero Dark Thirty took home the big prize, Best Picture, at the 78th annual event yesterday. The critics needed a five-hour marathon session to settle on the victors. Zero Dark Thirty director Kathryn Bigelow netted her second Best Director win. She previously won for The Hurt Locker, a feat she followed up historically at the Academy Awards.

Daniel Day-Lewis, a four-time NYFCC winner, made it number five with the Best Actor nod, and vaulted to the front of the Oscar race for his tour de force as Lincoln.

Additionally, Sally Field was selected as Best Supporting Actress for portraying Lewis’ better half Mary Todd Lincoln in the Steven Spielberg epic.

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