Dolphin Congratulates 42West on Academy Award Success for "Top Gun: Maverick" and Other Titles Throughout Awards Season

LOS ANGELES, CA / ACCESSWIRE / March 14, 2023 / Dolphin Entertainment, Inc. (NASDAQ:DLPN), a leading entertainment marketing and premium content production company, congratulated its subsidiary, the entertainment PR powerhouse 42West, on its success at the 95th Academy Awards.

Paramount's "Top Gun: Maverick" received the Academy Award for Best Sound (Mark Weingarten, James H. Mather, Al Nelson, Chris Burdon and Mark Taylor). The film garnered five additional nominations, including Best Picture, Best Adapted Screenplay, Best Editing, Best Original Song, and Best Visual Effects.

"Top Gun: Maverick" also received numerous honors throughout the season, nominated by 13 of 14 major industry guilds and receiving awards from the Screen Actors Guild, American Cinema Editors, Cinema Audio Society, Motion Picture Sound Editors, and Set Decorators Society of America. 42West client Tom Cruise also received the David O. Selznick Award from the PGA (Producers Guild of America), and the entire "Top Gun: Maverick" publicity team won the Publicists Guild Award for Outstanding Theatrical Motion Picture Publicity Campaign.

In addition, 42West client ShadowMachine (Alex Bulkley) received the Academy Award for Best Animated Feature for producing "Guillermo Del Toro's Pinocchio," and numerous other honors, including the Producers Guild of America Award for Animated Theatrical Motion Pictures, the British Academy of Film and Television Award for Best Animated Film, and the Annie Award for Best Animated Feature.

"I am so proud of the passion and stellar expertise of the 42West team. They continue to deliver amazing results at the Oscars and other industry awards," said Bill O'Dowd, CEO of Dolphin Entertainment

About Dolphin Entertainment, Inc.

Dolphin Entertainment is a leading independent entertainment marketing and production company. Through our subsidiaries 42West, The Door, Shore Fire Media and B/HI (a division of 42West), we provide expert strategic marketing and publicity services to many of the top brands, both individual and corporate, in the film, television, music, gaming and hospitality industries. All three PR firms have been ranked among the most recent Observer's "Power 50" PR Firms in the United States. Viewpoint Creative, Be Social and Socialyte complement their efforts with full-service creative branding and production capabilities as well as social media and influencer marketing services. Dolphin's legacy content production business, founded by Emmy-nominated CEO Bill O'Dowd, has produced multiple feature films and award-winning digital series, and has recently entered into a multi-year agreement with IMAX to co-produce feature documentaries. To learn more, visit:

About 42West With unparalleled experience, contacts, and expertise, 42West is one of the leading full-service public-relations firms in the entertainment industry. The firm's PR professionals have developed and executed marketing and publicity strategies for hundreds of movies, television shows, and digital productions as well as for countless individual actors, filmmakers, recording artists, and authors. In addition, 42West has also provided strategic communications counsel to a wide variety of high-profile individuals and corporate clients - ranging from movie and pop stars to major studios and media conglomerates.

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