85th Academy Awards nominees

85_nomineesTonight we’ll get to see who takes home the top honours at the Academy Awards. The Oscars go live to the world later tonight/ early hours of Monday morning. In terms of my predictions, I’m thinking the following:

Best Picture – ArgoBest Actor – Daniel Day Lewis

Best Actress – Jennifer Lawrence

Best Supporting Actor – Christoph Waltz

Best Supporting Actress – Anne Hathaway

Best Director – Ben Affleck in an ideal world, but in reality Steven Spielberg

Do you agree with me? See the full list of nominees below and join me later for updates from the 85th Academy Awards.

Actor in a Leading Role

  • Bradley Cooper in “Silver Linings Playbook”
  • Daniel Day-Lewis in “Lincoln”
  • Hugh Jackman in “Les Misérables”
  • Joaquin Phoenix in “The Master”
  • Denzel Washington in “Flight”

Actor in a Supporting Role

  • Alan Arkin in “Argo”
  • Robert De Niro in “Silver Linings Playbook”
  • Philip Seymour Hoffman in “The Master”
  • Tommy Lee Jones in “Lincoln”
  • Christoph Waltz in “Django Unchained”

Actress in a Leading Role

  • Jessica Chastain in “Zero Dark Thirty”
  • Jennifer Lawrence in “Silver Linings Playbook”
  • Emmanuelle Riva in “Amour”
  • Quvenzhané Wallis in “Beasts of the Southern Wild”
  • Naomi Watts in “The Impossible”

Actress in a Supporting Role

  • Amy Adams in “The Master”
  • Sally Field in “Lincoln”
  • Anne Hathaway in “Les Misérables”
  • Helen Hunt in “The Sessions”
  • Jacki Weaver in “Silver Linings Playbook”

Animated Feature Film

  • “Brave” Mark Andrews and Brenda Chapman
  • “Frankenweenie” Tim Burton
  • “ParaNorman” Sam Fell and Chris Butler
  • “The Pirates! Band of Misfits” Peter Lord
  • “Wreck-It Ralph” Rich Moore

Cinematography

  • “Anna Karenina” Seamus McGarvey
  • “Django Unchained” Robert Richardson
  • “Life of Pi” Claudio Miranda
  • “Lincoln” Janusz Kaminski
  • “Skyfall” Roger Deakins

Costume Design

  • “Anna Karenina” Jacqueline Durran
  • “Les Misérables” Paco Delgado
  • “Lincoln” Joanna Johnston
  • “Mirror Mirror” Eiko Ishioka
  • “Snow White and the Huntsman” Colleen Atwood

Directing

  • “Amour” Michael Haneke
  • “Beasts of the Southern Wild” Benh Zeitlin
  • “Life of Pi” Ang Lee
  • “Lincoln” Steven Spielberg
  • “Silver Linings Playbook” David O. Russell

Documentary Feature

  • “5 Broken Cameras”
    Emad Burnat and Guy Davidi
  • “The Gatekeepers”
    Dror Moreh, Philippa Kowarsky and Estelle Fialon
  • “How to Survive a Plague”
    David France and Howard Gertler
  • “The Invisible War”
    Kirby Dick and Amy Ziering
  • “Searching for Sugar Man”
    Malik Bendjelloul and Simon Chinn

Documentary Short Subject

  • “Inocente”
    Sean Fine and Andrea Nix Fine
  • “Kings Point”
    Sari Gilman and Jedd Wider
  • “Mondays at Racine”
    Cynthia Wade and Robin Honan
  • “Open Heart”
    Kief Davidson and Cori Shepherd Stern
  • “Redemption”
    Jon Alpert and Matthew O’Neill

Film Editing

  • “Argo” William Goldenberg
  • “Life of Pi” Tim Squyres
  • “Lincoln” Michael Kahn
  • “Silver Linings Playbook” Jay Cassidy and Crispin Struthers
  • “Zero Dark Thirty” Dylan Tichenor and William Goldenberg

Foreign Language Film

  • “Amour” Austria
  • “Kon-Tiki” Norway
  • “No” Chile
  • “A Royal Affair” Denmark
  • “War Witch” Canada

Makeup and Hairstyling

  • “Hitchcock”
    Howard Berger, Peter Montagna and Martin Samuel
  • “The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey”
    Peter Swords King, Rick Findlater and Tami Lane
  • “Les Misérables”
    Lisa Westcott and Julie Dartnell

Music (Original Score)

  • “Anna Karenina” Dario Marianelli
  • “Argo” Alexandre Desplat
  • “Life of Pi” Mychael Danna
  • “Lincoln” John Williams
  • “Skyfall” Thomas Newman

Music (Original Song)

  • “Before My Time” from “Chasing Ice”
    Music and Lyric by J. Ralph
  • “Everybody Needs A Best Friend” from “Ted”
    Music by Walter Murphy; Lyric by Seth MacFarlane
  • “Pi’s Lullaby” from “Life of Pi”
    Music by Mychael Danna; Lyric by Bombay Jayashri
  • “Skyfall” from “Skyfall”
    Music and Lyric by Adele Adkins and Paul Epworth
  • “Suddenly” from “Les Misérables”
    Music by Claude-Michel Schönberg; Lyric by Herbert Kretzmer and Alain Boublil

Best Picture

  • “Amour” Margaret Menegoz, Stefan Arndt, Veit Heiduschka and Michael Katz, Producers
  • “Argo” Grant Heslov, Ben Affleck and George Clooney, Producers
  • “Beasts of the Southern Wild” Dan Janvey, Josh Penn and Michael Gottwald, Producers
  • “Django Unchained” Stacey Sher, Reginald Hudlin and Pilar Savone, Producers
  • “Les Misérables” Tim Bevan, Eric Fellner, Debra Hayward and Cameron Mackintosh, Producers
  • “Life of Pi” Gil Netter, Ang Lee and David Womark, Producers
  • “Lincoln” Steven Spielberg and Kathleen Kennedy, Producers
  • “Silver Linings Playbook” Donna Gigliotti, Bruce Cohen and Jonathan Gordon, Producers
  • “Zero Dark ThirtyMark Boal, Kathryn Bigelow and Megan Ellison, Producers

Production Design

  • “Anna Karenina”
    Production Design: Sarah Greenwood; Set Decoration: Katie Spencer
  • The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey
    Production Design: Dan Hennah; Set Decoration: Ra Vincent and Simon Bright
  • “Les Misérables”
    Production Design: Eve Stewart; Set Decoration: Anna Lynch-Robinson
  • “Life of Pi”
    Production Design: David Gropman; Set Decoration: Anna Pinnock
  • “Lincoln”
    Production Design: Rick Carter; Set Decoration: Jim Erickson

Short Film (Animated)

  • “Adam and Dog” Minkyu Lee
  • “Fresh Guacamole” PES
  • “Head over Heels” Timothy Reckart and Fodhla Cronin O’Reilly
  • “Maggie Simpson in “The Longest Daycare”” David Silverman
  • “Paperman” John Kahrs

Short Film (Live Action)

  • “Asad” Bryan Buckley and Mino Jarjoura
  • “Buzkashi Boys” Sam French and Ariel Nasr
  • “Curfew” Shawn Christensen
  • “Death of a Shadow (Dood van een Schaduw)” Tom Van Avermaet and Ellen De Waele
  • “Henry” Yan England

Sound Editing

  • “Argo” Erik Aadahl and Ethan Van der Ryn
  • “Django Unchained” Wylie Stateman
  • “Life of Pi” Eugene Gearty and Philip Stockton
  • “Skyfall” Per Hallberg and Karen Baker Landers
  • “Zero Dark Thirty” Paul N.J. Ottosson

Sound Mixing

  • “Argo”
    John Reitz, Gregg Rudloff and Jose Antonio Garcia
  • “Les Misérables”
    Andy Nelson, Mark Paterson and Simon Hayes
  • “Life of Pi”
    Ron Bartlett, D.M. Hemphill and Drew Kunin
  • “Lincoln”
    Andy Nelson, Gary Rydstrom and Ronald Judkins
  • “Skyfall”
    Scott Millan, Greg P. Russell and Stuart Wilson

Visual Effects

  • “The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey”
    Joe Letteri, Eric Saindon, David Clayton and R. Christopher White
  • “Life of Pi”
    Bill Westenhofer, Guillaume Rocheron, Erik-Jan De Boer and Donald R. Elliott
  • “Marvel’s The Avengers”
    Janek Sirrs, Jeff White, Guy Williams and Dan Sudick
  • “Prometheus”
    Richard Stammers, Trevor Wood, Charley Henley and Martin Hill
  • “Snow White and the Huntsman”
    Cedric Nicolas-Troyan, Philip Brennan, Neil Corbould and Michael Dawson

Writing (Adapted Screenplay)

  • “Argo” Screenplay by Chris Terrio
  • “Beasts of the Southern Wild” Screenplay by Lucy Alibar & Benh Zeitlin
  • “Life of Pi” Screenplay by David Magee
  • “Lincoln” Screenplay by Tony Kushner
  • “Silver Linings Playbook” Screenplay by David O. Russell

Writing (Original Screenplay)

  • “Amour” Written by Michael Haneke
  • “Django Unchained” Written by Quentin Tarantino
  • “Flight” Written by John Gatins
  • “Moonrise Kingdom” Written by Wes Anderson & Roman Coppola
  • “Zero Dark Thirty” Written by Mark Boal

SAG Awards 2013

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The 19th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards (SAG Awards) are live from the Shrine Auditorium now.

Jane Krakowski, Chris Tucker, Helen Hunt, Sofia Vergara and many others introduce themselves with very funny descriptions of themselves. Sophia’s was particularly good…. They all ended with “I am an actor”

Nicole Kidman is up to announce the first award of the night in the Best Actor in a Supporting Role. The winner is Tommy Lee Jones, who isn’t there tonight. After being so miserable at the Golden Globes, it’s probably best he is here ;). I’m sure his role in Lincoln was a lot more cheerful?

Bradley Cooper and Jennifer Lawrence are up to introduce their film, Silver Linings Playbook.

Justin Timberlake looking all kinds of swag in his Suit and Tie. He is presenting the Outstanding Actress in a Supporting Role. The award goes to Anne Hathaway for her role in  Les Misérables.

“I’m just so thrilled I have dental. I got my SAG card when I was 13. It felt like the beginning of the world. Thank you for nominating me alongside incredible women and incredible performances. I want to thank my mother for voting for me. At least she better have. Thanks mom for being an actor. Thanks dad for marrying one.”

The Newsroom star Jeff Daniels is up with Kerry Washington.  They’re presenting the award for Outstanding Male Actor in a Comedy Series. Kerry fluffed her lines but she recovered really well.

“Oh my god. This is ridiculous. Again I want to thank Tina. It’s the end of our show and everyone is sad about that. My agent asked me to thank him and mention that he is the greatest agent in the history in show business.”

Ginger power right there… Julianne Moore and Damian Lewis from Homeland are  up to present Outstanding Female Actor in a TV Series to Tina Fey.

“Oh my goodness. That’s so nice. Thank you for letting me in this union. I share this with everybody else. I share this with my sweet friend Amy Poehler. Amy I’ve known you since you were pregnant with Lina Dunham. Thank you so much, our finale is on this Thursday at 8. Just tape the Big Bang Theory for once.”

Julianna Margulies and Noah Wyle are up to present the Outstanding Ensemble in a Comedy Series award. That award goes to the cast of Modern Family… So deserving. Great show. “We are so honoured to be nominated against some of the biggest shows, ” said Jesse Tyler Ferguson. He then went on to give a special thanks to the stars of 30 Rock and The Office. “You’ve all set the bar so high. we’re all fans of yours. If we can absorb any of you into our cast, please call Jeff Greenberg.  This is a huge honour. We love being actors, so thank you”.

The happy couple Naomi Watts and Liev Schreiber are up to present the Outstanding Female Actor in a TV Movie or Miniseries. The award goes to Julianne Moore. It’s her first win and her tenth nomination.

“Thank you so much. This means so much to me. Thank you to all the actors who voted for me.”

Rose Burn and James Marsten present the Outstanding Male Actor in a TV Movie or Miniseries award to Kevin Costner for his role in Hatfields & McCoys. Unfortunately he isn’t there tonight, which is such a pity. He’s a great speaker and always nice to listen to him.

Anne Hathaway and Hugh Jackman introduce Les Misérables in a more ‘modern’ way, by making references to their other characters like Cat Woman and Wolverine.

Alec Baldwin is up to presents the Life Achievement Award to the legendary entertainer, Dick Van Dyke.

“Thank you. Thank you. Mr Lincoln, marvelous. Such a thrill. Thank you. I’ve been in this business for over seventy years and I still don’t really know what I do. Every time is different. I have my wonderful family here tonight. My beautiful wife Arlene. I’m still singing and dancing,” he said.

“I’m looking at the greatest generation of actors in the history of acting.You’ve all lifted the art to another place now. This very heavy object here means that I can refer to you as my peers. God bless, thank you.”

Amy Poehler and Neil Patrick Harris are up. Their use of adjectives to describe the Outstanding Male Actor in TV Drama is impeccable. Who knew there were so many ways to describe the word drama 😉 The winner in this category goes to Bryan Cranston for his role in Breaking Bad.

“It is so good to be bad. I am so pleased and honoured to receive this award. I’d like to thank our writers, director and our beautiful crew who were so hard. To my lovely wife and daughter.”

Newsroom star, Dev Patel introduces The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel.

Taye Diggs and Busy Philipps are up to present Outstanding Male Actor in TV Drama. I don’t know if Taye is really short but pregnant Busy is towering above him currently, tjo. Anyway the actor goes to Claire Danes for Homeland.

“I guess I’m an actor and not an actress. That answers this question. Thank you so much. As a grand spanking new mom, it takes a village to raise a child. It’s the same for Homeland. We are so very connected. I’m so indebted to them and my team. Thank you so much this really means a lot to me. Oh and to my husband and my baby.”

Jessica Chastaine honours a few of the late actors who passed throughout the year. “The Show must go on”

Sigourney Weaverand Alfred Molina are up to present the Actor for the Outstanding Ensemble in a Drama Series to the Downton Abbey. “We are so not expecting this. Shut the fridge window. We’re just overwhelmed by it all. All our fellow Downtownians who aren’t here. Here’s to our crew and I’m sure to all of your crews too.”

Daniel Day-Lewis and Sally Field are up and swapping reading glasses. They’re introducing their film, Lincoln.

Robert De Niro presents the award (actor) for Outstanding Female Actor in a Lead Role to Jennifer Lawrence.

“This is incredible. Thank you so much. I want to thank MTV. I earned my SAG card when I was 14 for My Super Sweet 16. I remember getting in the mail and it being the best day of my entire life because it made me officially a professional actor, which put me in a category with all of you. Now I have this naked statue, which means some of you voted for me and that is indescribable.  I want to thank David. You said you wanted to make a movie for you son. Bradley, my performance would not be what is it without you. Harvey you’re a rascal. You’ve paved a pretty much impossible road for all of us. And my family, thank you.”

Here is that promo:

Viola Davis introduces the nominees for this year’s Outstanding Male Actor in a Lead Role category. The obvious winner is Daniel Day-Lewis, but stranger things I happened. The Actor goes to Daniel Day-Lewis

“Thank you to all my brothers and sisters in the Screen Actors Guild. I’m very happy to be here tonight. Joaquin you’re a remarkable actor and I’m sorry you’re not here tonight. Every single cast member… Have no doubt that this is an ensemble award.”

Jude Law presents the award for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture to the cast of Argo:

Director Ben Affleck says, “I can’t believe I’m standing in the same place where Daniel Day-Lewis just was. Maybe I’ll be a better actor just for the radiation. I am really amazed and stunned. There are so many great actors here and this is voted on by our brothers who are actors. There’s a hundred and some thousand people in SAG Aftra. Some of them never get to come to a place like this and they vote from home. First I want to thank my wife and kids who I love. And Warner Brothers who I love, not quite as much, but I do love. You know, there are so many people who are actors, who want to be actors. I got a SAG in 1986 and I always wanted this. To me, this has nothing to do with me. This has to do with the incredible people who are in this movie. The people you see on stage. There are more than 150 actors who spoke in English and in Farsi and the one thing they had in common was they came to work every single day, whether they had a line or a look to somebody or two lines or ten lines or a bunch of things I couldn’t understand in Farsi. They were there to kill it, to make the movie better. Because that’s what actors do, all over the world, every single day. God bless you for making the movies, the television that you make, the theatre that you make. We are in your debt. Thank you. God bless you. Thank you all and thank you to all these incredible films that are nominated with us. Thank you.”

The rest of his speech will come soon. It was great.

The Dark Knight Rises poster revealed

It has been a couple of year’s since we’ve seen Batman looking out over Gotham City, but that is all about to change. On the 27th of July, The Dark Knight Rises and it’s bound to blow your mind. This is the final installment in director Christopher Nolan‘s trilogy. The official movie poster was revealed this week and I think it looks awesome. Definitely one for the diary.

In this film you’ll get to see the likes of Christian Bale, Gary Oldman, Tom Hardy, Anne Hathaway, Marion Cotillard, Morgan Freeman and many many more.

I’ll bring you more on this release in the weeks to come. Stay tuned.

Rio 3-D is coming

Can’t wait to see this film. It’s called Rio and it’s the newest offering from the creators of Ice Age. Some of the voices you’ll get to hear include Anne Hathaway, Oscar nominee Jesse Eisenberg and Jamie Foxx. The film is directed by Carlos Saldanha and it’s written by Don Rhymer. It tells the story of Blu (a domesticated macaw) who meets the very independent Jewel. After meeting her, the two embark on a journey to Rio de Janeiro. Sounds like a lot of fun, and speaking of fun, check out the video above of Nigel. In the clip, you’ll get to hear why he’s not a “pretty bird” ha. The film is due for release in South Africa this April.

One more clip. Have a look at old Jamie Foxx in studio and featured guest Will.i.am makes an appearance too:

You can also watch the full trailer below:
http://www.foxcontent.com/player.swf?id=rio-trailer-us
Trailer

2011 Oscars

The 83rd Academy Awards are live. James Franco and Anne Hathaway have officially kicked off their hosting duties. This makes them the youngest actors to host the coveted awards, which goes out to about a billion people. No pressure now. 24 awards will be handed out tonight too. Let’s see if The King’s Speech will come out on top as everyone is expecting.

The show kicks off with the hosts ‘in Paris’ on the set of Inception with Leonardo DiCaprio and Alec Baldwin. It then shoots off to The Social Network, The Figher, True Grit and The King’s Speech. Loving Anne Hathaway’s speech “I have good news from the future. Microphones get smaller.” Hilarious.

Oh my gosh you’re all real. Hello and welcome to the annual Academy Awards. “Thank you James. You look very appealing to a younger demographic as well”. Anne’s mom and James’ grandmother are there to support the duo. Granny says “I just saw Marky Marc”. Bless.

Golden Globes in just a few minutes


Okay friends, I’m up and at it. Missed a lot of E’s Red Carpet coverage, but I’ve seen Tina Fey, Claire Danes, Mandy Moore, Scarlet Johannsen and Tom Hanks. What else did I miss?

Halle Berry, who is nominated for Franky. Ryan Seacrest said she looked smoking and that there’s a particular ‘shine’ to her to which she responds, “Well cause it’s 85 degrees out. She’s wearing a Nina Richie number.

Anne Hathaway looks interesting. Wearing Armani she said, “I’m wearing little TV’s America.” She’s hosting the Oscars “It’s a very big deal. I’m very very excited to be with hosting with James Franco”. Megan Fox and her hubby are both wearing Armani.

Jennifer Lopez is presenting tonight. She always looks super hot. She and co-star on American Idol, Seacrest, took the opportunity to announce that the world premiere of her new song featuring Pitbull will go live this week on his radio show. As soon as it’s online, we’ll know about it so stay tuned. Christina Aguilera is nominated for the Best Song at this year’s awards. I didn’t see her walking the carpet with her new BF, but perhaps I missed that?

Mark Wahlberg is nominated for his role in The Fighter. He said, “It felt like it would make for a good story about overcoming adversity.”

Heidi Klum has dropped all her baby weight again, as has Amy Adams. I reckon though (sorry Heidi) the Fashion Police are going to have something to say about her hair!

January Jones of Mad Men is wearing Versace. “I’d seen the dress in another colour at a show and I asked them to make it in red for me.” Gosh, if she wore a vomit green dress she’s still look HOTTTTTT!

A star-studded Valentine's Day


As soppy as Valentine’s Day is, this film looks kinda fun…. and the stars in it? Wow. Could you get more Hollywood? Here’s a few:
Bradley Cooper
Julia Roberts
Jessica Alba
Patrick Dempsey
Jamie Foxx
Jessica Biel
Anne Hathaway
Taylor Swift
Taylor Lautner
Ashton Kutcher
Queen Latifah
Emma Roberts

Wowza!!! Here’s a short synopsis: Intertwining couples and singles in Los Angeles break-up and make-up based on the pressures and expectations of Valentine’s Day.