November 1, 2004
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Awards & Festivals
Infoplease Movie Awards
- Resource on major international film honors, including Academy Award, Golden Globe and MTV Award. Provides information on the winners.
- Here is the site for comprehensive coverage of the Academy Awards; the motion picture industry awards known also as the Oscars. The winners, nominees, history of the awards, trivia and all the glitz surrounding the annual event are featured.
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences
- Listings of movies currently playing throughout the world. Has awards information and news about the industry.
- Lists award winners, has a guide to movies, TV facts, celebrity addresses and other information.
Golden Globe Awards
- This site has current and past Golden Globe Award winners for motion pictures and television. Also has brief blurbs about selected actors and actresses.
Academy of Television Arts and Science
- Presents academy and archive information, activities and events, as well as information about the Emmy awards.
- Every year the prestigious Tony award is passed out to the theater world. This site features a year-by-year list of winners and nominees.
- Indexes a wide variety of award sites.
Cannes International Film Festival
- The site gives quick access to a database of 22,000 people profiles, 15,000 films and 800 honors given out in the last 50 years.
- This site is focused on music as it lists some 1.500 music events in North America. Cajun zydeco, classical, blues, rock, etc. events are listed in chronological order, with editor recommendations listed at the top. The search engine sorts by date, music genre, location and performer. The best bets are reviewed right on the fromt page.
- With 32,000 events in its database, discussion groups and feature stories, Festivals.com is light years ahead of the nearest competitor, at least in bulk. The event listings run the gamut from Rio's Carnival to the Clear Lake (Calif.) International Worm Races. Search by date, region or keyword or peruse the different event sections: arts, kids, motor, music, sports and culture. The reviews which run about a page each are fairly factual, with some catchy turns of phrase. A bonus travel-aid section provides airline, visitors bureau and exchange-rate information.
Film Festivals Server
- Wonderful site where one can search every major film festival in the world including all the films shown and current movie headlines.
- Lives up to its tagline: "The most reliable source of worldwide concert tour schedules." Pollstar lists more than 42,000 events featuring more than 4,800 artists, from Bob Dylan to the Dixie Chicks to Nine Inch Nails. The site is best used as a search engine (search by artist, city or venue).
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More interesting sites you might want to try.
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