Pete Hammond


Pete Hammond is currently the Chief Film Critic for Deadline Hollywood. For the past 6 years he has also been Awards Editor and Columnist for Deadline where he covers the Oscar and Emmy Seasons. He is widely considered to be one of the pre-eminent awards season commentators for film and television. During his career, he has also served as film critic for MovieLine, Boxoffice Magazine, Backstage Magazine, and Maxim magazine. In addition to writing, Pete is also the host of the extremely popular year-round KCET Cinema Series and UCLA Extension's Sneak Preview Winter Session where he screens a selection of films prior to their theatrical release and interviews the filmmakers.

He is also host of KCET's  TV series "Must See Movies" which airs every Friday night at 8pm. He has held producing positions at Entertainment Tonight, Extra, Access Hollywood, The Arsenio Hall Show, the Martin Short Show and AMC Network. He is the recipient of five Emmy nominations for his TV writing and is the winner of the 1996 Publicists Guild of America's Press Award and is only the second journalist in the organization's 50-year history to receive the award twice winning again in 2013.