2013 SAG Awards – winners

THEATRICAL MOTION PICTURES

Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role
DANIEL DAY-LEWIS – “LINCOLN” (Touchstone Pictures)

Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role
JENNIFER LAWRENCE – “SILVER LININGS PLAYBOOK” (The Weinstein Company)

Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Supporting Role
TOMMY LEE JONES – “LINCOLN” (Touchstone Pictures)

Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Supporting Role
ANNE HATHAWAY – “LES MISÉRABLES” (Universal Pictures)

Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture
ARGO (Warner Bros. Pictures)

PRIMETIME TELEVISION

Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Television Movie or Miniseries
KEVIN COSTNER – “HATFIELDS & McCOYS” (History)

Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Television Movie or Miniseries
JULIANNE MOORE – “GAME CHANGE” (HBO)

Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Drama Series
BRYAN CRANSTON – “BREAKING BAD” (AMC)

Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Drama Series
CLAIRE DANES – “HOMELAND” (Showtime)

Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Comedy Series
ALEC BALDWIN – “30 ROCK” (NBC)

Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Comedy Series
TINA FEY / Liz Lemon – “30 ROCK” (NBC)

Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series
DOWNTON ABBEY (PBS)

Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series
MODERN FAMILY (ABC)

 

Watch my interviews The Hangover Part II stars

As promised, here are my interviews with the stars from The Hangover Part II. Besides interviewing the likes of Morgan Freeman, Annie Lennox and Keri Hilson, this is yet another career highlight for me! Loved the opportunity, the experience thanks to Nu Metro and Warner Bros. and I hope I’ll get the opportunity to do many more of these. Hold thumbs, like it and spread the word 😉

2011 MTV Movie Award nominees

The 2011 MTV Movie Awards take place this Sunday/ Monday morning live from Universal City in California. The show will be hosted by actor and comedian Jason Sudeikis. You can watch the show live on MTV Base, DStv channel 322 from 3am. Congrats to Oliver Schmitz and the rest of the team involved in Life, Above All. The film is up for an award in the Best African Movie category. See the rest of the nominees are below:

BEST AFRICAN MOVIE:

A Screaming Man

Director: Mahamat-Saleh Haroun, Executive Producer: Florence Stern. Foreign Producer: Diana Elbaum

Life, Above All

Director: Oliver Schmitz, Producers: Oliver Stoltz, Greig Buckle

Viva Riva!

Director: Djo Tunda Wa Munga, Producers: Bors van Gils, Michael Goldberg, Djo Tunda Wa Munga.  Co-producer: Steven Markovitz

Restless City

Director: Andrew Dosunmu, Producers: Katie Mustard, Matt Parker; Executive Producers: David Raymond and Tony Okungbowa

BEST JAW-DROPPING MOMENT:

Natalie Portman- Black Swan

James Franco- 127 Hours

Justin Bieber- Justin Bieber: Never Say Never

Leonardo DiCaprio and Ellen Page- Inception

Steve-O- Jackass 3D

BEST LINE FROM A MOVIE:

“The Social Network- “If you guys were the inventors of Facebook, you’d have invented Facebook” AND “…A million dollars isn’t cool. You know what’s cool?” “You?””A billion dollars and shut up everybody up”

“Inception- “You mustn’t be afraid to dream a little bigger darling”

“Grown Ups”- “I want to get wasted on chocolate”

“Easy A” – “There’s a higher power that will judge you for your indecency.” “Tom Cruise?”

BEST COMEDIC PERFORMANCE

Adam Sandler- Just Go With It

Ashton Kutcher- No Strings Attached

Emma Stone– Easy A

Russell Brand- Get Him To The Greek

Zach Galifianakis- Due Date

BEST MOVIE:

Black Swan

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1

Inception

The Social Network

The Twilight Saga: Eclipse

BEST MOVIE (voting stays live throughout the 2011 Movie Awards ceremony)

Black Swan

Director: Darren Aronofsky, Producers: Mike Medavoy, Brian Oliver and Scott Franklin (Fox Searchlight)

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1

Director: David Yates, Producers:  David Heyman and David Barron (Warner Bros. Pictures)

Inception

Director: Christopher Nolan, Producers: Emma Thomas and Christopher Nolan (Warner Bros. Pictures)

The Social Network

Director: David Fincher, Producers: Scott Rudin, Dana Brunetti, Michael De Luca and Ceán Chaffin (Sony Pictures)

The Twilight Saga: Eclipse

Director: David Slade, Producers: Wyck Godfrey and Karen Rosenfelt (Summit Entertainment)

BEST FEMALE PERFORMANCE

Emma Stone – Easy A (Sony Pictures)

Emma WatsonHarry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1 (Warner Bros. Pictures)

Jennifer Aniston – Just Go With It (Sony Pictures)

Kristen Stewart – The Twilight Saga: Eclipse (Summit Entertainment)

Natalie Portman – Black Swan (Fox Searchlight)

BEST MALE PERFORMANCE

Daniel Radcliffe – Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1 (Warner Bros. Pictures)

Jesse EisenbergThe Social Network (Sony Pictures)

Robert Pattinson – The Twilight Saga: Eclipse (Summit Entertainment)

Taylor Lautner – The Twilight Saga: Eclipse (Summit Entertainment)

Zac Efron – Charlie St. Cloud (Universal Pictures)

BEST BREAKOUT STAR

Andrew Garfield  – The Social Network (Sony Pictures)

Chloë Grace Moretz – Kick-Ass (Lionsgate)

Hailee Steinfeld – True Grit  (Paramount Pictures)

Jay Chou – The Green Hornet (Sony Pictures)

Olivia Wilde – TRON: Legacy (Walt Disney Pictures)

Xavier Samuel – The Twilight Saga: Eclipse (Summit Entertainment)

BEST COMEDIC PERFORMANCE

Adam Sandler – Just Go With It (Sony Pictures)

Ashton Kutcher – No Strings Attached (Paramount Pictures)

Emma Stone – Easy A (Sony Pictures)

Russell Brand – Get Him to the Greek (Universal Pictures)

Zach Galifianakis – Due Date (Warner Bros. Pictures)

BEST LINE FROM A MOVIE (New Category)

Alexys Nycole Sanchez – Grown Ups (Sony Pictures)

“I want to get chocolate wasted.”

Amanda Bynes and Emma Stone – Easy A (Sony Pictures)

Amanda Bynes: “There is a higher power that will judge you for your indecency.”

Emma Stone: “Tom Cruise?”

Jesse Eisenberg – The Social Network (Sony Pictures)

“If you guys were the inventors of Facebook, you’d have invented Facebook.”

Justin Timberlake and Andrew Garfield – The Social Network (Sony Pictures)

Justin Timberlake: “…a million dollars isn’t cool. You know what’s cool?”

Andrew Garfield: “A billion dollars. And that shut everybody up.”

Tom Hardy – Inception (Warner Bros. Pictures)

“You mustn’t be afraid to dream a little bigger darling.”

BEST VILLAIN

Christoph Waltz – The Green Hornet (Sony Pictures)

Leighton Meester – The Roommate (Screen Gems)

Mickey Rourke – Iron Man 2 (Paramount Pictures)

Ned Beatty – Toy Story 3 (Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures)

Tom Felton – Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1 (Warner Bros. Pictures)

BEST FIGHT

Amy Adams vs. The Sisters – The Fighter (Paramount Pictures)

Chloë Grace Moretz vs. Mark Strong – Kick-Ass (Lionsgate)

Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson and Rupert Grint vs. Death Eaters  – Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1 (Warner Bros. Pictures)

Joseph Gordon-Levitt vs. Hallyway Attacker – Inception (Warner Bros. Pictures)

Robert Pattinson vs. Bryce Dallas Howard and Xavier Samuel – The Twilight Saga: Eclipse (Summit Entertainment)

BEST KISS

Ellen Page and Joseph Gordon-Levitt – Inception (Warner Bros. Pictures)

Emma Watson and Daniel Radcliffe – Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1 (Warner Bros. Pictures)

Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson – The Twilight Saga: Eclipse (Summit Entertainment)

Kristen Stewart and Taylor Lautner – The Twilight Saga: Eclipse (Summit Entertainment)

Natalie Portman and Mila Kunis – Black Swan (Fox Searchlight)

BEST JAW-DROPPING MOMENT

James Franco – 127 Hours, Cuts Off His Arm (Fox Searchlight)

Justin Bieber – Justin Bieber: Never Say Never, Performance Spectacular (Paramount Pictures)

Leonardo DiCaprio and Ellen Page – Inception, Paris Café Scene (Warner Bros. Pictures)

Natalie Portman – Black Swan, Mutilation: Pulls The Skin Off Her Finger (Fox Searchlight)

Steve-O – Jackass 3D, Port-A-Potty Bungee Stunt (Paramount Pictures)

 

BEST SCARED-AS-SH**T PERFORMANCE

Ashley Bell – The Last Exorcism (Lionsgate)

Ellen Page – Inception (Warner Bros. Pictures)

Jessica Szohr – Piranha 3D (The Weinstein Company)

Minka Kelly – The Roommate (Screen Gems)

Ryan Reynolds – Buried (Lionsgate)

 

BIGGEST BADASS STAR

Alex Pettyfer – I Am Number Four (Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures)

Chloë Grace Moretz – Kick-Ass (Lionsgate)

Jaden Smith – The Karate Kid (Sony Pictures)

Joseph Gordon-Levitt – Inception (Warner Bros.)

Robert Downey Jr. – Iron Man 2 (Paramount Pictures)

The Hangover Part II: Day 1


So it’s with great delight that I can tell you I’m currently sitting in Istanbul on this Wednesday morning en route to Berlin, Germany. I’m traveling to the city exactly six months after my last trip, only this time I’ll be covering The Hangover Part II. The movie releases in SA this coming Friday, as well as other parts of the globe. Later on today I’ll be heading to the red carpet premiere and on Friday I’m sitting down with a few of the cast members to discuss the new offering. Stay tuned for more details on the movie, the big Berlin premiere and my experience in between. Right now, I’m bushed. Had a descent flight on board Turkish Airlines, but as fart as sleeping goes, that hasn’t happened. Next stop, Berlin Germany!

Ninja Assassin junket in NYC: last day

Today is my last day in NYC before I pack my bags and head back south. On the list of must see and do today? Brookly Bridge, China Town and Central Park (weather and time depending). Before that happens, I must get back to the purpose of this post and the reason I’m here. Ninja Assassin. My interview with Rain and James McTeigue went well. It was really quick, five minutes was the time I was allocated, along with the rest of the media group, so I had to select specific questions… the ones I hope nobody else had. That isn’t very easy let me tell you. Try asking intense, in depth, technical & production process movie-making questions in 5 minutes, and you’ll realise it ain’t that easy. I mean you need to ask the obvious questions, but my aim is to create a memorable interview. One that a viewer will be able to see the comfortable interaction between the interviewee and interviewer. If that is there, you’ll see a different side to the person being interviewed and you’ll probably land up getting more info then you initially expected. So when the interview, in the form of the Von Vodcast, goes up… y’all can crit me 🙂 That episode will be up closer to release in South Africa! I now leave you with a Slideshow my colleague and award-winning photographer, Alon Skuy put together of his experience in NYC recently: