#AwardsSeason – All the 2016 Critics’ Choice Awards winners


The 2016 Critics’ Choice Awards wrapped up in Santa Monica a couple of hours ago. If the trend is anything to go by, our Oscar favourites starting to make themselves known, with Leo, Brie and Sylvester all winning statues at the awards show. Mad Max continues to surprise me (maybe only me) for all its wins. You’ll see the full list below, but damn I didn’t expect that at all.

I’m really stoked for Idris Elba, for winning a trophy for his role in Luther. The show is on ShowMax, so I really need to get going with that one now. Someone who is getting a lot of attention this morning is Jacob Tremblay. He won the Best Young Actor award for his role in Room . Watch his acceptance speech below:

Check out the full list of winners below:


BEST ACTOR: Leonardo DiCaprio – The Revenant
BEST ACTRESS: Brie Larson – Room
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#AwardsSeason – 2016 Golden Globes nominees announced

Can you tell that #AwardsSeason buzz is officially on? First it was the Grammys, then the SAG Awards and now the Golden Globes have announced their nominations for the 2016 ceremony. In the film categories, we’re starting to see who’s on his/her/their way to Academy Awards glory… Start getting your predictions in now!

Best Motion Picture, Drama

Mad Max: Fury Road
The Revenant

Best Motion Picture, Comedy
The Big Short
The Martian

Best Director – Motion Picture
Todd Haynes, Carol
Alejandro Iñárritu, The Revenant
Tom McCarthy, Spotlight
George Miller, Mad Max
Ridley Scott, The Martian

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Paul Walker dies – celebs react

Sad news out of Hollywood yesterday… Fast & Furious star, Paul Walker was killed in a car accident. It’s believed that the star had just left a benefit event in California when the accident occurred. Investigations are underway. I’d like to extend my condolences to his family and friends through this truly difficult and emotional time. May his soul rest in peace.

Here’s what some of his peers have said on the social networks:

Top celebs in South Africa


Gone are the days where South Africa is “too far to visit” or “too small to tour”… South Africa is now firmly on the map for top celebrities to visit, tour, film and holiday in. Take today for example… We have Rihanna hanging out in Cape Town (check her Instagram feed to see pics). Keri Hilson and Anthony Hamilton were hanging out in Macufe over the weekend. Idris Elba was jamming it up at DStv’s Delicious Food & Music Festival two weeks ago and now Taylor Swift, Jeff Bridges, Meryl Streep, Katie Holmes and a few other big Hollywood A-listers are apparently in the country too. They’ll be getting to work on a new film called The Giver, which is set for release in August next year. I also know that John Cleese was here shooting the third installment of Spud… SA is #Winning!!!

If you’re in the Cape Town area, be on the lookout for Ms. Swift and crew. I’d love to get some pics of them, but I’m in the Joziwood at the moment, so I’ll leave it up to you. Send them to me on jason.vonberg@gmail.com or tweet me: @JasonVonBerg.

There are loads of other events coming up in the next couple of months that will see big stars heading to our shores including:

Mandela – Long Walk To Freedom world premiere

Dave Matthews Band live in concert

Nickleback live in concert (expect Avril Lavigne to be here too)


Bryan Adams live in concert

Big Sean live in concert

Kendrick Lamar live in concert

Watch: A Long Walk To Freedom, Catching Fire trailers

If this is how the rest of the year in movies is looking, we’re in for a treat. Step aside Man of Steel, we’re ready for the second installment in the Hunger Games franchise. It’s called Catching Fire and it’s set to hit the big screen towards the end of the year. You can watch the trailer by clicking on the link below, and while you’re at it… Check out the trailer for A Long Walk To Freedom, which is a story about former South African president, Nelson Mandela. The film stars Idris Elba in the lead role. Naomi Harris, Terry Pheto, Atandwa Kani and a whole host of other big names will grace the big screens. Check out the trailer below:

Catching Fire trailer:


2012 Golden Globe winners so far

Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture:

Octavia Spencer, The Help

Actor, TV Series Comedy:

Matt LeBlanc, Episodes

See what Matt had to say about his win at the Golden Globes this year:

Actress in a TV Series, Drama:

Claire Danes, Homeland

Foreign Language Film:

A Separation, Iran

Supporting Actress in a Series, Miniseries, or TV Movie:

Jessica Lange, American Horror Story

Screenplay, Motion Picture:

Woody Allen, Midnight in Paris

Animated Feature Film:

The Adventures of Tintin

Supporting Actor in a Series, Miniseries or TV Movie:

Peter Dinklage, Game of Thrones

Actress in a Motion Picture, Musical or Comedy:

Michelle Williams, My Week With Marilyn

Actor in a Miniseries or TV Movie:

Idris Elba, Luther

TV Series, Drama:


Original Song, Motion Picture:

“Masterpiece,” Madonna, Julie Frost and Jimmy Harry

Original Score, Motion Picture:

The Artist, Ludovic Bource

Actor in a TV Series, Drama:

Kelsey Grammer, Boss

Actress in a Miniseries or TV Movie:

Kate Winslet, Mildred Pierce

TV Movie or Miniseries:

Downton Abbey

Actress in a TV Series, Comedy: 

Laura Dern, Enlightened

Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture:

Christopher Plummer, Beginners