The Hunger Games is one of the biggest movie franchises in the industry, and it will all come to a thrilling climax at the end of the year. We’re going to see loads of promotional material hit the web, in the build up to the film’s release. So with that in mind, here’s the first poster from Hunger Games-Mocking Jay Pt 2:
The Hunger Games is a franchise I’ve really enjoyed (both books and films). I find the stories gripping, entertaining and refreshing – be gone vampire franchise, be gone 😉 Anyway, the stars of The Hunger Games are back at it and preparing for the two part finale. The first teaser trailer for The Hunger Games: Mocking Jay Part 1 has hit the net and you can watch it below:
Here’s a little more as far as a description for the film goes:
“The worldwide phenomenon of the Hunger Games continues to set the world on fire with the Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1, which finds Katniss Everdeen (Jennifer Lawrence) in District 13 after she literally shatters the games forever. Under the leadership of President Coin (Julianne Moore) and the advice of her trusted friends, Katniss spreads her wings as she fights to save Peeta (Josh Hutcherson) and a nation moved by her courage.
The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1 is directed by Francis Lawrence from a screenplay by Danny Strong and Peter Craig and produced by Nina Jacobson’s Color Force in tandem with producer Jon Kilik. The novel on which the film is based is the third in a trilogy written by Suzanne Collins that has over 65 million copies in print in the U.S. alone.”
The Hunger Games: Mockingjay part 1 hits cinemas on the 21st of November!
The 2014 Golden Globes are here and that means that awards season has officially kicked off. Check this out… Bryan Cranston, Bradley Cooper, Jonah Hill, Matthew McConaughey, Seth Myers, the guys from U2 and Leonardo DiCaprio are just some of the male stars walking the 2014 Golden Globes. Those are some of the big boys in Hollywood but what would a night like this be without some of beautiful starlets too? Kerry Washingston and her “best accessory of the night” aka her unborn baby were there. While waiting to be interview by E! Entertainment’s Ryan Seacrest, Julianna Margulies offered Kerry some advice on becoming a mother, saying it’s the best thing she has ever done. Cate Blanchett of “Blue Jasmine” was sporting her Armani dress tonight. Gucci was a popular choice for the night, as pregnant Olivia Wilde and The Wolf of Wall Street star, Margot Robbie donned some of the brand’s latest design. Margot is my winner of the night.
Matthew McConaughey and Julia Roberts wore Dolce&Gabbana, Taylor Swift in Carolina Herrera and Jennifer Lawrence in Dior. Sophia Vergara is looking great in Zac Posen, even if it’s a “tent”. She was recently on holiday, posting pics of her perfect bikini body. She told Seacrest that she finds the cold weather torturous, “You have to wear too many clothes”. We prefer it hot too, Sophia. Love her, she’s hilarious.
Golden Globes live ceremony:
– Amy Poehler and Tina Fey get things going with their hosting duties. They’re absolutely brilliant
– Jennifer Lawrence wins the Best Supporting Actress award for her role in American Hustle. The award was presented by Tom Hanks and Sandra Bullock.
– Jacqueline Bisset wins Best Supporting Actress in a Series, Mini-Series or Motion Picture made for Television for her role in “Dancing on the Edge. She is visibly moved “Okay. Scottish background to the front. Um, I always wanted to do something for the BBC and this was great.” The rest of her speech definitely requires a transcription… The wrap up music and all.
– Behind the Candelabra wins the Best Mini-Series or Motion Picture made for Television.
– Elisabeth Moss wins Best Actress in a Mini-Series or Motion Picture made for Television for her role in “Top of the Lake”. She dedicated her award to her mother, whom she hopes to be like one day.
– Bryan Cranston wins Best Actor in a Television Drama Series for his role in “Breaking Bad”… Obviously 😉 “Oh my gosh. Oh. Thank you to the Hollywood Foreign Press. It’s a lovely honour and such a lovely way to end the show.”
– Breaking Bad wins Best TV Drama series. The creator, Vince Gilligan accepts the award on behalf of the cast and crew. “The best thing about this is that it gives us one more chance to thank the fans of the show.” Aaron Paul pipes in “Yeah bitch, thank you”
– Best Score – All is Lost by Alex Ebert #GoldenGlobes. “Let it flow”.
– Best Original Song award goes to U2 for their song Ordinary Love in Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom “This is amazing. We have been working for president Mandela since the 70s. So it has taken us 3 years to write this song. Not only South Africa, but thanks to Mandela. The course of history, holy Catholic Ireland has changed forever. This really is personal for us. Very, very personal. A man who refused to hate. He thought love would do a better job.”
– Best Supporting Actor in a Series, Mini-Series or Motion Picture made for Television goes to Jon Voight for “Ray Donovan”
“I know you all. I’m very grateful. I’m so grateful to the Hollywood Foreign Press for this. I’m as nervous as everybody else.”
– The winner for Best Actress – Motion Picture Musical or Comedy: Amy Adams, “American Hustle”. If Jacqueline Bisset wants some tips on how to accept an award, she should definitely watch Amy Adams because that was a great, succinct, smart and to the point speech that had emotion, humour and a story to it.
– Best Actress in a Television Drama Series goes to Robin Wright for her role in House of Cards “Completely unexpected I have no speech. Thank you everybody.”
– Best Supporting Actor goes to Jared Leto for Dallas Buyers Club. He spoke of his but, waxing his entire body and how he hadn’t made a movie in six years because of wanting to pursue other dreams… When you’re talented, you’re talented huh? Nice one!
– Best Screenplay goes to Spike Jonze for “Her”. “Im a terrible public speaker and I’m bad at speaking English so bare with me. I want to share this with the other great writers.”
– Best Actor in a Television Comedy Series award goes to Andy Samberg for “Brooklyn 99”.. “Oh no. I didn’t prepare anything. It wasn’t going to happen. Who knew. I guess I’ll just thank everyone. You know the guys who came up with the show, Mike and Dan. The cast is awesome, the crew is really good. The writers kick A. And of course my beautiful and incredible wife Joanna who I love so much. Thank you”.
– Best Foreign Language Film award goes to “The Great Beauty” out of Italy. “Thank you to Italy. That’s a crazy country, but beautiful. Thank you very much”
– Best Actor in a Mini-Series or Motion Picture made for Television award goes to Michael Douglas, “Behind the Candelabra”. ” Thank you all. Thank you very much. Hollywood Foreign Press. Forty five years in the foreign press. I used to think of them as my aunts and uncles, now they’re my nieces and nephews,” he said. “Matt Damon, the bravest, talented actor I’ve ever worked with.”
– Best Animated Feature Film goes to the team who worked on the film, Frozen.
– Best Actress in a TV series Comedy goes to Amy Poehler for her role in Parks and Recreation. After ‘making out with U2’s Bono, Amy said, “Wow I was unprepared for this. Wow, Parks! The best job. I’m just so thrilled to be apart of this evening among such great people. Thank you very, very much.”
– Cecil B. DeMille award time. This year’s recipient is Woody Allen. He wasn’t there to accept the award so his long time friend, Diane Keaton accepted it on his behalf.
– Best Director goes to Alfonso Cuaron, “Gravity”. “Well thank you Hollywood Foreign Press. This is for the hundreds of people who made this film possible. Sandra you are the most amazing collaborator. I want to thank you for not waiting when I told you I am going to give you herpes when I meant I’m going to give you an earpiece.” Hahaha.
– Brooklyn Nine-Nine wins the Best TV Series Comedy award at this year’s Golden Globes “I’m a terrible actor so you can be assured that I’m surprised in real life.”
– Best Actor – Motion Picture Musical or Comedy award goes to Leonardo DiCaprio, “The Wolf of Wall Street. He thanks Martin Scorsese for being the incredible visionary that he is and for allowing him to stalk him into making this movie.
– Best Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy award goes to American Hustle. “I’d like to say that one of the benefits to the motion picture business is that we get to make films about people. We had the privilege of telling the art of survival, resilience and reinvention. The award has to be shared with David Russell.”
– Cate Blanchett wins the award for Best Actress – Motion Picture Drama for her role in “Blue Jasmine” . “A few vodkas under my belt and here we are.”
– Best Actor – Motion Picture Drama award goes to Matthew McConaughey, “Dallas Buyers Club”. “Aaaaaaaaaaah. Alright, Alright, alright. Unexpected, but graciously expected. Respect to the other nominees. This film was never about dying, it was about living. With that I say just keep.”
– 12 Years a Slave finally wins an award…. Steve McQueen accepts the award for Best Motion Picture. “A little bit in shock. Firstly I’d like to thank the Hollywood Foreign Press. My wife, Bianca.” He also thanked his cast, crew and studio.
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:
And we’re live. Welcome to my account of the 85th Academy Awards, aka the culmination of Awards Season. The show kicked off with a joke from the host, Seth MacFarlane i.e. his quest to make Tommy Lee Jones laugh. Success. We can all go home 😉 It’s become tradition to kind of pick out a handful of the stars in attendance and pick on them. So far some of the ‘victims’ include Ben Affleck, Daniel Day Lewis, Jennifer Lawrence and Jean Dujardin.
Captain Kirk makes his appearance giving Seth some tips on how not to be the worst Oscars host ever. So he should refrain from the “We saw your boobs” number that he ‘performed’ earlier in the night. They then crossed to the montage of “We saw your boobs” musical number by the host. He listed all the stars whose boobs we’ve seen and by far we’ve seen Kate Winslet’s boobs the most.
He then welcomed to the stage Academy Award winner, Charlize Theron and Channing Tatum on stage dancing on the stage while Seth sings Sinatra’s “The way you look tonight”. How awesome. This was followed by Daniel Radcliffe and Joseph Gordon Levitt and them singing “He’s got high hopes”.
Captain Kirk is telling him to start the show with a showstopper. I wouldn’t quite call this a showstopping opening, but it works for now.
Octavia Spencer is up to present the first award of the night; the Best Actor in a Supporting role. And the Oscar goes to Christop Waltz for Django Unchained.
“Thank you so much. Mr Hoffman, Mr Jones *bows. My unlimited gratitude goes to this creator, Quinton Tarantino.”
Reese Witherspoon introduces Best Picture nominees, Les Miserables, Life of Pi and Beasts of the Southern Wild.
The Avengers cast on stage – sans ScarJo. How weird? Achievement in Cinematography Oscar goes to Claudio Miranda for Life of Pi.
The Visual Effects Oscar goes to Bill Westenhofer, Guillaume Rocheron, Erik-Jan De Boer and Donald R. Elliott for Life of Pi.
Channing Tatum is getting loads of airtime tonight. He’s up to present alongside Jennifer Aniston. They shared some waxing jokes before present the award for Achievement in Costume Design to Jacqueline Durran for “Anna Karenina”. “Thank you to the Academy. This is absolutely overwhelming and I’d like to accept this on behalf of the incredible team.”
Makeup and Hairstyling award goes to “Les Misérables”‘s Lisa Westcott and Julie Dartnell. “Woah. Thank you so much to the Academy. I must pay a huge tribute to the team who worked so hard on this film.”
Halle Berry is up to introduce the 50 years of Bond tribute. There’s a montage of scenes from the franchise, which is arguably one of the most successful franchises in the film industry. Dame Shirley Bassey takes to the stage singing Goldfinger. Fantastic!
Django Unchained stars, Kerry Washington and Jamie Foxx are up. They’re presenting the Best Short Film (Live Action) award to “Curfew” Shawn Christensen. “
Liam Neeson introduces some of the other Best Picture nominees including Argo, Lincoln and Zero Dark Thirty.
Ben Affleck is up to present an award to present the Best Documentary award. The award goes to Malik Bendjelloul and Simon Chinn for “Searching for Sugar Man” “Rodrigues isn’t here tonight because he didn’t want to take any of the credit and that just says a lot about this incredible man.”
Jennifer Garner and Jessica Chastaine are up to present the Best Foreign Language Film. The Award goes to Michael Haneke for Amour (Austria).
John Travolta dances his way onto the Oscars stage. He introduces some of the best and biggest Oscar winning musicals and the stars to the stage including Chicago, Les Miserables and Dreamgirls Catherine Zeta Jones sings All That Jazz from Chicago. This is followed by Jennifer Hudson’s performance of “I am telling You” from the hugely successful film, Dreamgirls. What she did right there was nothing short of incredible. She’s amazing, really amazing!
It’s kinda crap for the Les Miserables cast to try and follow that performance. They did well though, I’ll give them that much. Far better than what I could ever do 😉
Chris Pine and Zoe Saldana do a quick intro for something, which I missed. Moment gone. Mark Walhberg and ‘Ted’ are up to present the award for the Best Sound Mixing Awrd to Andy Nelson, Mark Paterson and Simon Hayes for “Les Misérables”.
The Sound Editing Oscar goes to Paul N.J. Ottosson for “Zero Dark Thirty”. “To the Academy thank you. This is such an incredible honor”. The award also goes to Per Hallberg and Karen Baker Landers “Skyfall” . The last time I can see
Christopher Plummer is up to present the Best Supporting Actress award. The award goes to Anne Hathaway for her role in Les Miserables.
“It came true. Thank you so much to the Academy for this and to my fellow nominees.”
Sandra Bullock is up to present the Achievement in Film Editing awardWilliam Goldenberg for Argo.
Jennifer Lawrence introduces Adele, who performs for the first time ever on the Academy Awards stage. She’s singing the big hit, Skyfall. Lovely performance, perfect Oscars performance.
Nicole Kidman introduces Best Picture nominees, Silver Linings Playbook, Django Unchained and Amour.
Kristen Stewart and Daniel Radcliffe present the award for Best Production Design. “Lincoln” wins the Best Production Design award, which goes to Rick Carter; Set Decoration: Jim Erickson
George Clooney presents the “In Memoriam” tribute now. Barbra Streisand takes to the stage singing “The Way We Were” by the late Marvin Hamlisch. This is the first time she has appeared on the Oscar stage in thirty six years.
Chicago’s Richard Gere, Queen Latifah, Renee Zellweger and Catherine take to the stage to present the award for Best Original Score to Mychael Danna for Life of Pi.
Best Original Score goes to Adele and Paul Epworth for Skyfall “Thank you so much. This is amazing.” Paul thanks The Academy, Sam Mendes, “Adele for being the best person he has ever worked with.”
Dustin Hoffman and Charlize Theron are up to present the Best Adapted Screenplay award to Argo” Screenplay by Chris Terrio. “Fifteen years ago you were up here for your screenplay”. Best Original Screenplay goes to Django Unchained. “That’s cool Charlize is my neighbour. Thank you Mr. Hoffman. I want to thank the actors. Thank you so much. I love the competition. You guys are all wonderful. Peace out”
Michael Douglas and Jane Fonda will present the Best Director award to Ang Lee for Life of Pi. “Thank you oh holy God. I really need to share this with all three thousand. Everybody I worked with on Life of Pi.”
Jean Dujardine is up to present the Best Actress in a Lead Role. The award goes to Jennifer Lawrence for Silver Linings Playbook. She just slipped on the stage, whoops. “Standing up because you feel bad that I fell and that’s really embarrassing. Thank you to the Academy and to the women in this category.”
Meryl Streep is up to present, who is “walking on her dress”, is up to present the Best Actor in a Lead Role. The award goes to Daniel Day-Lewis for Lincoln. Duh. “I really don’t know how any of this happened.”
Best Picture is presented by Jack Nicolson and live from the White House, First Lady Michelle Obama. The award goes to Argo. “I know what you’re thinking, three sexiest cruisers alive. I want to thank the Academy. This is truly an honor. There are too many people to thank. I want to thank them personally, but I want to acknowledge a couple of people. I want to thank my partner in crime, George.”
“It doesnt matter how you get knocked down in life cause that’s gonna happen All the matters is that you’ve got to get up” Ben Affleck.
Tonight 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
“Anna Karenina” Seamus McGarvey
“Django Unchained” Robert Richardson
“Life of Pi” Claudio Miranda
“Lincoln” Janusz Kaminski
“Skyfall” Roger Deakins
“Anna Karenina” Jacqueline Durran
“Les Misérables” Paco Delgado
“Lincoln” Joanna Johnston
“Mirror Mirror” Eiko Ishioka
“Snow White and the Huntsman” Colleen Atwood
“Amour” Michael Haneke
“Beasts of the Southern Wild” Benh Zeitlin
“Life of Pi” Ang Lee
“Lincoln” Steven Spielberg
“Silver Linings Playbook” David O. Russell
“5 Broken Cameras” Emad Burnat and Guy Davidi
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
Sean Fine and Andrea Nix Fine
Sari Gilman and Jedd Wider
“Mondays at Racine” Cynthia Wade and Robin Honan
Kief Davidson and Cori Shepherd Stern
Jon Alpert and Matthew O’Neill
“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
“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
“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 Thirty” Mark Boal, Kathryn Bigelow and Megan Ellison, Producers
Production Design: Sarah Greenwood; Set Decoration: Katie Spencer
“The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey“
Production Design: Dan Hennah; Set Decoration: Ra Vincent and Simon Bright
Production Design: Eve Stewart; Set Decoration: Anna Lynch-Robinson
“Life of Pi”
Production Design: David Gropman; Set Decoration: Anna Pinnock
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
“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
John Reitz, Gregg Rudloff and Jose Antonio Garcia
Andy Nelson, Mark Paterson and Simon Hayes
“Life of Pi”
Ron Bartlett, D.M. Hemphill and Drew Kunin
Andy Nelson, Gary Rydstrom and Ronald Judkins
“Skyfall” Scott Millan, Greg P. Russell and Stuart Wilson
“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