Archive for the ‘Awards’ Category
2013 MTV Movie Awards: The Winners
April 15th, 2013 at 1:08 am | |
The 2013 MTV Movie Awards was broadcast live on MTV tonight from the Sony Pictures Studios lot in Culver City, CA, and as usual for this awards ceremony, it brought out some of today’s hottest stars, as well as debuted new footage from the year’s most highly anticipated films.
This year’s show, which was hosted Rebel Wilson of Bridesmaids and Pitch Perfect, featured exclusive footage from Iron Man 3 and Star Trek Into Darkness, along with a 2 1/2-minute full trailer for The Hunger Games: Catching Fire, introduced by the film’s star Liam Hemsworth.
The Avengers and Silver Linings Playbook snagged three golden popcorns each, while stars Brad Pitt, Peter Dinklage, Steve Carell, Melissa McCarthy, Zac Efron, Kerry Washington, Seth Rogen, Danny McBride, Amanda Seyfried, Chris Rock, Adam Sandler, Chris Pine, Zoe Saldana, and Zachary Quinto were on hand to present the awards for the night.
See below for a full list of the winners of the 2013 MTV Movie Awards, along with some details from the evening’s ceremony [...]
Reminder: 2013 MTV Movie Awards: Hunger Games: Catching Fire, Ted & more!
April 14th, 2013 at 5:07 pm | |
Disney In Depth: Analyzing Disney’s Oscar Wins, Nods, and Snubs
Tonight is the live broadcast of the 2013 MTV Movie Awards, which promises, as always, to bring out the stars of today’s hottest movies, as well as debut new footage from highly anticipated films.
This year’s show, which begins at 9pm ET/PT on MTV, is hosted by Rebel Wilson of Bridesmaids and Pitch Perfect, and will exclusively debut the world premiere of the 2 1/2-minute teaser trailer for the highly anticipated sequel, The Hunger Games: Catching Fire, presented by the film’s star Liam Hemsworth.
For the 2013 awards, Quentin Tarantino’s Django Unchained and the Seth MacFarlane comedy Ted both lead the nominations with 7 nods each, with Silver Linings Playbook,” which stars the Oscar winning-actress Jennifer Lawrence, is in third with 6 nominations, while movies like Marvel’s The Avengers, The Dark Knight Rises, Argo, The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, and Skyfall are all up for awards as well [...]
February 28th, 2013 at 7:00 pm | |
85th Annual Academy Awards Winners; Who Took Home An Oscar?
The 85th annual Academy Awards had its share of unexpected moments and sequences – I’m sure Jennifer Lawrence did not expect to stumble as she walked up the stairs – but for many who appreciate everything Disney, surely it were the wins, losses and outright snubs that may have caused the most surprises.
This edition of Disney In Depth explores what Disney movies should have won, what should have been nominated, and what wins didn’t surprise whatsoever. [...]
February 25th, 2013 at 12:11 am | |
Join Us For Our 2013 Academy Award Liveblog
The 85th Annual Academy Awards ceremony just wrapped up, and we have the full list of winners for you.
If you skipped the show, the only thing you should seek out and watch would be a one Mr. William Shatner jumping back into his Captain Kirk gear and taking a seat in the captain’s chair to help host Seth MacFarlane get some better reviews.
You can check out the full rundown below now! [...]
Famous Monster’s 2013 Oscar Predictions
February 24th, 2013 at 7:00 pm | |
February 21st, 2013 at 7:15 pm | |
It’s Thursday morning and I’m watching the theatrical cut of George Lucas’s 1977 film, Star Wars as I make my final Oscars predictions, which you can read here below. At the 50th Academy Awards in ’78, Star Wars was nominated for 10 awards, including Best Picture and Best Director, and ended up taking home six: Best Art Direction-Set Decoration, Best Costume Design, Best Visual Effects, Best Film Editing, Best Original Score, and Best Sound.
Back in those days, there were only five Best Picture nominees: Annie Hall, The Goodbye Girl, Julia, Star Wars, The Turning Point. Ultimately, Star Wars would lose to Woody Allen‘s neurotic romantic comedy Annie Hall, even though Lucas’s sprawling space saga had changed the film industry – and the world – forever.
Fast-forward to 2013, where the casual filmgoer may argue that the Academy Awards are irrelevant – that they don’t reflect popular taste. The truth is – they never have, and that was never the purpose. Overseen by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, the Academy Awards were created to maintain and celebrate a standard of excellence that is often at odds with box-office returns and pop culture trends [...]
Read The Interactive Oscar-Nominated Screenplay For ‘Moonrise Kingdom’
January 20th, 2013 at 1:00 pm | |
I understand why most people are reluctant to embrace the films of Wes Anderson. They are clearly not for all tastes. Anderson makes movies about lost souls searching for emotional support and redemption in meticulously-created worlds where everything is filtered through a child’s pure sense of wonder. He is one of the most unique voices in American cinema today and though his films are set in places not fully grounded in the reality that we are all accustomed to, his characters’ actions and emotions are. Their feelings of joy, despair, grief, hatred, and love make them cinematic personalities as authentic in their thoughts and words as those of their creator.
Anderson does not always succeed when he sets out to make a movie, but even his greatest failures – of which there are precious few – are way more enjoyable than the vast majority of films being released these days. There is a reason why the Criterion Collection has released nearly every film directed by Anderson on DVD and Blu-ray, and I am still waiting with great anticipation for that Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou Blu [...]
Famous Monster’s Favorite Film Quotes of 2012
January 18th, 2013 at 1:30 pm | |
2012 was a fantastic year for movies. Films like The Dark Knight Rises and Marvel’s The Avengers entertained audiences with blockbuster action sequences and the ultimate in childhood wish fulfillment, while movies such as Drew Goddard‘s Cabin in the Woods and Gareth Edward‘s The Raid: Redemption will long be remembered as putting the nail in the coffin of their respective genres.
We saw new films from acclaimed directors like Steven Spielberg, Quentin Tarantino, Ridley Scott, Christopher Nolan, Ang Lee, David O. Russell, Paul Thomas Anderson, William Friedkin, Steven Soderbergh, Ben Affleck, Sam Mendes, and Kathryn Bigelow. Not to mention the latest offerings from Rian Johnson, Joss Whedon, Richard Linklater, and newcomers Colin Trevorrow, Benh Zeitlin, and Stephen Chbosky.
So many memorable characters – so many great lines delivered by talented actors inhabiting their roles. Here are some of the best (and a few of the worst) film quotes from 2012. Feel free to include your own in the comments! You can also check out my Top 25 Films of 2012 here! [...]
70th Annual Golden Globe Awards Winners
January 13th, 2013 at 11:07 pm | |
85th Annual Academy Awards Nominations
The 70th Annual Golden Globe Awards ceremony took place earlier tonight, and you can find out who won right here.
Be sure to click on over to the other side to check out the full list of winners, and share your thoughts on who deserved to win, who got screwed, and the show overall. [...]
January 10th, 2013 at 11:37 am | |
70th Annual Golden Globe Award Nominees
Usually the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences announces their nominations for the annual Academy Awards sometime after the Golden Globes have been handed out. This year, however, the nominees are being revealed a few days before the Globes take place.
This year brings with it the 85th annual Academy Awards ceremony, and this morning all of the year’s nominations were made official.
You can check out all of this year’s Oscar nominees below, and be sure to share your thoughts on who is deserving, and who got snubbed. [...]
December 13th, 2012 at 9:53 am | |
‘Family Guy’ and ‘American Dad’ Creator Seth MacFarlane To Host Oscars
The nominees for the 70th annual Golden Globe Awards were just announced, and you can check out the full list below. The awards will air January 13th, with Tina Fey and Amy Poehler co-hosting the event.
As is always the case with the Globes, there’s plenty of head scratching to be had. But the only thing glaring out at me is Game of Thrones not being nominated for Best TV Series Drama.
Continue on below now to see all the nominees, and be sure to share your thoughts on what nods you like and who/what you think got snubbed! [...]
October 1st, 2012 at 4:00 pm | |
Reminder: 2012 MTV Movie Awards: ‘The Dark Knight Rises’, Johnny Depp & More!
The Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences has made an interesting decision regarding who will host the 85th annual Academy Awards ceremony on February 24, 2013.
It’s been officially announced that none other than Seth MacFarlane, the creator of hit animated series like Family Guy and American Dad!, has been chosen for the job. MacFarlane also recently made his live-action feature directorial debut with the hit talking teddy bear comedy, Ted, which went on to gross $420 million worldwide, and hosted the recent season premiere of Saturday Night Live. [...]
June 3rd, 2012 at 3:30 pm | |
More Photos Of The Muppets At The Academy Awards
Tonight is the live broadcast of the 2012 MTV Movie Awards, which promises, as always, to bring out the stars of today’s hottest movies, as well as debut new footage from highly anticipated films.
This year’s show, which begins at 9pm ET, is hosted by Russell Brand and will debut exclusive footage of this year’s most anticipated film, The Dark Knight Rises, presented by director Christopher Nolan and stars Christian Bale, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, and Gary Oldman. Reportedly, the clip will not be made available online after the show, so the only way to see it is to tune into the show tonight.
For the 2012 awards, The Hunger Games and Bridesmaids lead the nominations with 8 nods each, with 21 Jump Street and Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 close behind with 6 each, while movies like Drive, Like Crazy, The Descendants, The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, and My Week with Marilyn are all in the running as well [...]
February 27th, 2012 at 9:00 pm | |
Oscar Watch: Sacha Baron Cohen’s ‘Dictator’ Dumps Kim Jong Il’s Ashes On Ryan Seacrest
Kermit the Frog and Miss Piggy, of The Muppets fame, put every other celebrity couple to shame last night when they walked the Red Carpet at the 84th Annual Academy Awards in designer fashions.
We got a glimpse of the duo yesterday, but now Disney has released several backstage and Red Carpet images of the happy couple, who were at the awards ceremony in Hollywood because “Man or Muppet,” a song from their recent movie, was nominated for Best Original Song (which went on to win the category).
Check out all 15 images here below, along with more details on Kermit and Piggy’s fashions.
The Muppets hits DVD and Blu-ray on March 20, 2012 and is available for pre-order now [...]
February 27th, 2012 at 11:31 am | |
When Borat star Sacha Baron Cohen shows up somewhere in character, it’s guaranteed that he’ll pull a stunt. And that’s exactly what the actor did when he walked the Red Carpet at last night’s 84th Annual Academy Awards and then “spilled” the supposed ashes of Kim Jong Il onto interviewer Ryan Seacrest.
You can watch the entire escapade in the video here below.
Cohen arrived to the Oscars dressed as Admiral General Aladeen, his character from the upcoming film The Dictator, carrying an urn he said was filled with the ashes of late North Korean dictator Kim Jong Il and flanked by his two female personal security officers. He made his way down the Red Carpet to Ryan Seacrest, who was covering the Red Carpet arrives for E! [...]