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Dolphin Congratulates "Top Gun: Maverick" On Its Six Nominations for the 95th Academy Awards

MIAMI, FL / ACCESSWIRE / January 25, 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 monumental success with "Top Gun: Maverick" and the 95th Academy Awards nominations.

42West's work on the "Top Gun: Maverick" campaign resulted in six Oscar nominations including Best Picture, Best Adapted Screenplay, Best Editing, Best Original Song (Lady Gaga's "Hold My Hand"), Best Visual Effects and Best Sound. These nominations come after the film's incredible theatrical success, where it topped the 2022 domestic box office with over $700 million. The film's final worldwide box office total of $1.48 billion is the biggest of 42West client Tom Cruise's career to date.

"Top Gun: Maverick" is also in contention for many guild and society honors this season, including the Producers Guild of America Awards; American Cinema Editors "Eddie" Awards; American Society of Cinematographers Awards; Directors Guild of America Awards; Motion Picture Sound Editors Awards; Cinema Audio Society Awards; Costume Designers Guild Awards; Screen Actors Guild Awards; Art Directors Guild Awards; Casting Society of America Awards.

"I am thrilled to congratulate the 42West team for the Academy Awards nominations. Their expertise and strategic counsel contributed to an amazing result." said Bill O'Dowd, CEO of Dolphin Entertainment. ""Top Gun: Maverick" was an unprecedented success and a film that brought so many people back to the movies. These nominations continue to show how deep the love of this film goes."

In addition, 42West client ShadowMachine earned its first ever nomination as producers of "Guillermo Del Toro's Pinnochio", which received a nod for Best Animated Feature.

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.

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:

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