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Damian Makes 2020’s London Power 100 List – March 10, 2020

Damian Ranks #38 on London Power 100 List

by Gingersnap | damian-lewis.com | March 10, 2020

Damian Lewis moves up in the ranks, from #46 last year to #38 this year. Congrats!

Meet the most influential people in London. The new London Power 100 was published today, which is an annual list of the 100 most influential people in London and includes a wide variety of high achievers and power players in the city and from the city of London.

From June each year, two teams of researchers begin curating and researching names for the list which are put forward to a panel of judges for consideration. This part of the process referred to as the “nominating process” is open to the public who can submit their suggestions to the judges via email.

From early November the judging panel begin scrutinizing the list and place individuals put forward in order, taking into consideration their achievements both past and present. Following which, the President of London Power 100 is advised of the final list by the middle of January. After reviewing, the list is published in March.

President Nicholas Taylor stated, “I have had the pleasure of working with and alongside many local businesses, entrepreneurs, charities and media personalities across film, music, and sport who have in some way influenced London’s landscape. It is not surprising that 2020’s list is made up of individuals who have in some way left their mark on the City, both past and present, from a broad spectrum of skill sets. Congratulations to this year’s inductees.”

Major stars such as Idris Elba, Benedict Cumberbatch, Damian Lewis, Naomie Harris, Tom Hiddleston, Cara Delevingne, Letitia Wright, David Beckham, Gavin Rossdale, Rita Ora and Mo Farah joined veteran Londoners Sir Michael Caine, Dame Helen Mirren, and Dame Joan Collins on the list, which also features royalty like Prince Harry, Meghan Markle, Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, and Charles, Prince of Wales, along with politicians, restaurateurs and business leaders.

Newcomers include British billionaire S. P. Hinduja, singer Harry Styles and Tottenham MP David Lammy whilst Dragons’ Den tycoon Tej Lalvani and West Ham United Football Club’s CEO Baroness Karren Brady all made a debut on the list.

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Categories Awards Billions

Billions Has Become a Critics’ Darling – March 4, 2020

When Will Emmy Voters Notice?

by Greg Braxton | LA Times | March 3, 2020

“Billions,” Showtime’s acclaimed drama about the cutthroat world of New York finance and politics, is about to launch its fifth season in May, just in time to catch the wave of an election season in which two billionaires are running for president.

But although real-life billionaire Mark Cuban has made a few appearances on the show playing himself, don’t expect President Donald Trump or Democratic candidate Mike Bloomberg to make any cameos during the upcoming season. The same goes for billionaire Tom Steyer, who dropped out of the race after his largely self-financed campaign failed to catch fire in the South Carolina primary.

Not that “Billions” needs them. The series already has more than enough political intrigue and razor-sharp personal dynamics in the blood feud pitting federal government watchdog Charles “Chuck” Rhoades (Paul Giamatti) against wealthy hedge-fund king Bobby “Axe” Axelrod (Damian Lewis).

And producers suggest the stakes will be even higher this season with the addition to the cast of Julianna Margulies (“The Good Wife”) and Corey Stoll (“House of Cards”).

“There is no doubt this season features titanic figures at each other’s throat[s],” said “Billions” executive producer Brian Koppelman, who runs the series with fellow executive producer David Levien. “People are coming up against figures of equal size, which makes these conflicts life-and-death — existential.”

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Categories Awards Nomination Spy Wars

Damian Lewis: Spy Wars Shortlisted for Best Documentary – Feb 19, 2020

BPG Awards

by Torin Douglas | Broadcasting Press Guild | February 13, 2020

Nominations for the 46th annual BPG Television and Radio Awards have now been released. The BPG Awards honor work that has been commissioned or premiered in the UK and screened in 2019. Prized by programme-makers, the nominations are chosen independently by TV and radio correspondents, critics and previewers.

Television nominations for this year’s BPG Awards in the Best Documentary Series category are Thatcher: A Very British Revolution (BBC Two), shortlisted alongside Damian Lewis: Spy Wars (A+E Networks), and three BBC One series: Seven Worlds, One Planet; Spotlight on the Troubles: A Secret History; and The Repair Shop.

The BPG Awards lunch will be held at Banking Hall in London on Friday, March 13, 2020. The awards lunch will be attended by the winners, BPG members, leading broadcasting executives and sponsored for the fourth year by Virgin Media.

Congratulations to Damian Lewis and his brother Gareth Lewis on the nomination!

Read the rest of the original article at Broadcasting Press Guild

Categories Academy of Canadian Cinema & Television Awards Nomination Run This Town

Run This Town Nominated for Three Canadian Screen Awards – Feb 18, 2020

Art Direction, Make-Up, Sound Editing

by Gingersnap | damian-lewis.com | February 18, 2020

Today The Academy of Canadian Cinema and Television announced the nominees for the 2020 Canadian Screen Awards and Run This Town was nominated for three awards: Achievement in Art Direction/Production Design, Achievement in Make-Up, and Achievement in Sound Editing.  Congratulations to the entire cast and crew!

Canadian Screen Awards Gala Honoring Cinematic Arts
The awards for the categories that Run This Town is nominated for will be held the morning of  Sunday, March 29, 2020 at the Four Seasons Hotel located at 60 Yorkville Ave, Toronto, Canada.

Canadian Screen Awards Broadcast Gala
The 8th annual Canadian Screen Awards will be held on Sunday evening, March 29, 2020 at the performing arts venue Meridian Hall in Toronto, Canada to honor achievements in Canadian film, television, and digital media production in 2019.  This ‘Broadcast Gala’ event will be televised on CBC network. Check your local listings.

For more information, please visit The Academy of Canadian Cinema and Television website here

Categories Academy Award/Oscars Awards Once Upon a Time in Hollywood

Two Oscar Wins for Once Upon a Time…in Hollywood – Feb 10, 2020

Best Supporting Actor and Best Production Design

by Gingersnap | damian-lewis.com | February 10, 2020

Congratulations to the Once Upon a Time…in Hollywood team on their two Oscars wins for Best Supporting Actor and Best Production Design!