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New York, NY (June 4th, 2012)- The Tony Awards just announced all the performances to be seen this Sunday, June 10 for the 66th Annual Tony Awards. This spectacular night will have more entertainment than ever seen before, it will have presentations by Nominated Musicals for this year’s Tony 2012 including: Evita with Ricky Martin and Elena Roger; Follies with nominated Tony actor Danny Burstein; The Gershwins’ Porgy and Bess with Tony nominees Audra McDonald, Norm Lewis y David Alan Grier; Jesus Christ Superstar with nominated Tony actor Josh Young; Leap of Faith with Raúl Esparza; Newsies, with nominated Tony actor Jeremy Jordan; Nice Work If You Can Get It with Tony nominees Matthew Broderick y Kelli O’Hara; and Once with Tony nominees Steve Kazee, Cristin Millioti y Elizabeth A. Davis.
There will also be presentations by nominated plays, such as: End of the Rainbow with nominated Tony actress Tracie Bennett; One Man, Two Guvnors with nominated Tony actor James Corden and Peter and the Starcatcher with Tony nominees Christian Borle and Celia Keenan-Bolger. The show will also have a presentation by Corbin Bleu and the cast of Godspell and Ghost The Musical with Bryce Pinkham, Caissie Levy and Richard Fleeshman.
Don’t miss the Tony Awards, hosted by Neil Patrick Harris, broadcast live, from the Beacon Theater on CBS, Sunday, June 10 from 8:00-11:00 p.m. (ET/PT time delay)
Latino actors Demián Bichir and Sofia Vergara were not winners at ‘The 18th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards’, but it was great to see them amongst the best Hollywood can offer. The Actor for a motion picture cast performance went this year to “The Help”. SAG presented its coveted Actor statuette for the outstanding motion picture and primetime television performances of 2011.
Honored with individual awards were Viola Davis, Jean Dujardin, Christopher Plummer and Octavia Spencer for performances in motion pictures and Alec Baldwin, Steve Buscemi, Paul Giamatti, Jessica Lange, Betty White, and Kate Winslet for performances in television. Screen Actors Guild originated awards for the outstanding performances by a motion picture cast and by television drama and comedy ensembles. The Actor® for a motion picture cast performance went this year to “The Help”, while the Actors® for television drama and comedy ensemble performances went this year to “Boardwalk Empire” and “Modern Family.” Screen Actors Guild’s honors for outstanding performances by a stunt ensemble in film and television were awarded to “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2” and “Game of Thrones.” Nearly 100,000 active members of Screen Actors Guild nationwide were eligible to vote for the recipients.
Dick Van Dyke presented Mary Tyler Moore with Screen Actors Guild’s highest honor, the 48th Annual Life Achievement Award, following a filmed tribute. Jessica Chastain introduced a film salute to SAG’s regional branches, spotlighting memorable moments created by actors who live and work across the nation. Meryl Streep introduced a filmed “In Memoriam” tribute to the actors we have lost in the past year.
The complete list of recipients of the 18th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards® follows. THEATRICAL MOTION PICTURES
Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role JEAN DUJARDIN / George – “THE ARTIST” (The Weinstein Company)
Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role VIOLA DAVIS / Aibileen Clark – “THE HELP” (DreamWorks Pictures / Touchstone Pictures)
Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Supporting Role CHRISTOPHER PLUMMER / Hal – “BEGINNERS” (Focus Features)
Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Supporting Role OCTAVIA SPENCER / Minny Jackson – “THE HELP” (DreamWorks Pictures / Touchstone Pictures)
Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture THE HELP (DreamWorks Pictures / Touchstone Pictures) JESSICA CHASTAIN / Celia Foote VIOLA DAVIS / Aibileen Clark BRYCE DALLAS HOWARD / Hilly Holbrook ALLISON JANNEY / Charlotte Phelan CHRIS LOWELL / Stuart Whitworth AHNA O’REILLY / Elizabeth Leefolt SISSY SPACEK / Missus Walters OCTAVIA SPENCER / Minny Jackson MARY STEENBURGEN / Elaine Stein EMMA STONE / Skeeter Phelan CICELY TYSON / Constantine Jefferson MIKE VOGEL / Johnny Foote
Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Television Movie or Miniseries PAUL GIAMATTI / Ben Bernanke – “TOO BIG TO FAIL” (HBO)
Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Television Movie or Miniseries KATE WINSLET / Mildred Pierce – “MILDRED PIERCE” (HBO)
Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Drama Series STEVE BUSCEMI / Enoch “Nucky” Thompson – “BOARDWALK EMPIRE” (HBO)
Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Drama Series JESSICA LANGE / Constance – “AMERICAN HORROR STORY” (FX) Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Comedy Series ALEC BALDWIN / Jack Donaghy – “30 ROCK” (NBC) Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Comedy Series BETTY WHITE / Elka Ostrovsky – “HOT IN CLEVELAND” (TV Land)
Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series BOARDWALK EMPIRE (HBO) STEVE BUSCEMI / Enoch “Nucky” Thompson DOMINIC CHIANESE / Leander Cephas Whitlock ROBERT CLOHESSY / Ward Boss Jim Neary DABNEY COLEMAN / Commodore Louis Kaestner CHARLIE COX / Owen Sleater JOSIE & LUCY GALLINA / Emily Schroeder STEPHEN GRAHAM / Al Capone JACK HUSTON / Richard Harrow ANTHONY LACIURA / Eddie Kessler HEATHER LIND / Katy KELLY MACDONALD / Margaret Schroeder RORY & DECLAN McTIGUE / Teddy Schroeder GRETCHEN MOL / Gillian Darmody BRADY & CONNOR NOON/ Tommy Darmody KEVIN O’ROURKE / Mayor Edward Bader ALEKSA PALLADINO / Angela Darmody JACQUELINE PENNEWILL / Lilian VINCENT PIAZZA / Lucky Luciano MICHAEL PITT / Jimmy Darmody MICHAEL SHANNON / Agent Nelson Van Alden PAUL SPARKS / Mickey Doyle MICHAEL STUHLBARG / Arnold Rothstein PETER VAN WAGNER / Isaac “Icky” Ginsburg SHEA WHIGHAM / Sheriff Elias Thompson MICHAEL KENNETH WILLIAMS / Chalky White ANATOL YUSEF / Meyer Lansky Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series MODERN FAMILY (ABC) AUBREY ANDERSON-EMMONS / Lily JULIE BOWEN / Claire TY BURRELL / Phil JESSE TYLER FERGUSON / Mitchell NOLAN GOULD / Luke SARAH HYLAND / Haley ED O’NEILL / Jay RICO RODRIGUEZ / Manny ERIC STONESTREET / Cameron SOFIA VERGARA / Gloria ARIEL WINTER / Alex
SAG HONORS FOR STUNT ENSEMBLES
Outstanding Action Performance by a Stunt Ensemble in a Motion Picture HARRY POTTER AND THE DEATHLY HALLOWS: PART 2 (WARNER BROS. PICTURES)
Outstanding Action Performance by a Stunt Ensemble in a Television Series GAME OF THRONES (HBO)
LIFE ACHIEVEMENT AWARD Screen Actors Guild Awards 48th Annual Life Achievement Award MARY TYLER MOORE
LOS ANGELES, CA. – January 13, 2012 – The Broadcast Film Critics Association (BFCA) announced the winners of the 17th annual Critics’ Choice Movie Awards earlier this evening. Hosted by comedians Paul Scheer and Rob Huebel, the star-studded ceremony was held at the Hollywood Palladium and aired live on VH1. “The Artist” was named the year’s Best Picture and Michael Hazanavicius won Best Director honors for the film.
Other big winners of the night included George Clooney, who took Best Actor for his role in “The Descendants” and Viola Davis, who won Best Actress for her role in “The Help.” Also honored was Christopher Plummer with the Best Supporting Actor award and Octavia Spencer for Best Supporting Actress both for her work in “The Help.”
Additional awards included a tie for Best Cinematography, going to both “The Tree of Life” and “War Horse.” Best Art Direction went to “Hugo” and Best Editing went to “The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo.” “The Help” was honored with Best Acting Ensemble and Best Original Screenplay honors went to Woody Allen for “Midnight in Paris.” Best Young Actor/Actress went to Thomas Horn for “Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close.” “Rango” won Best Animated Feature and Best Comedy went to “Bridesmaids.”
Academy Award winner, film director and humanitarian Sean Penn was honored with the fifth annual Joel Siegel Award, presented by George Clooney. The BFCA created this award to honor those in the film community whose actions demonstrate that the greatest value of celebrity is the ability to do good work for others. This award pays homage to beloved “Good Morning America” film critic and BFCA member Joel Siegel, who lost his struggle with cancer in June, 2007.
The 17th Annual Critics’ Choice Movie Awards also included a special nod to “Hugo” director Martin Scorsese, who received the Critics’ Choice Music+Film Award, presented by Leonardo DiCaprio and Olivia Harrison in addition to a special musical tribute from Bob Dylan. The Critics’ Choice Music+Film Award was created to honor a single filmmaker who has not only inspired moviegoers with his cinematic storytelling, but has heightened the impact of film through the brilliant use of source and soundtrack music.
Nominees in attendance included: Berenice Bejo, Kenneth Branagh, Albert Brooks, Asa Butterfield, Jessica Chastain, George Clooney, Stephen Daldry, Viola Davis, Leonardo DiCaprio, Jean Dujardin, Elle Fanning, Judy Greer, Michael Hazanavicius, Ellie Kemper, Nick Krause, Thomas Horn, Matthew Lillard, Melissa McCarthy, Wendi McLendon-Covey, Penelope Ann Miller, Nick Nolte, Elizabeth Olsen, Patton Oswalt, Alexander Payne, Brad Pitt, Christopher Plummer, Maya Rudolph, Andy Serki, Octavia Spencer, Steven Spielberg, Emma Stone, Meryl Streep, Tilda Swinton, Charlize Theron, Michelle Williams, Evan Rachel Wood and Shailene Woodley
Presenters at the gala included: Vin Diesel, Kirsten Dunst, Donald Glover, Dustin Hoffman, Mindy Kaling, Ben Kingsley, Diane Kruger, Elizabeth Olsen, Patton Oswalt, Paul Rudd, Maya Rudolph, Jason Segel, Owen Wilson and Robin Wright.
The show featured Fitz and The Tantrums as this year’s house band. Bob Dylan also performed “Blind Willie McTell” during the Critic’s Choice Music+Film Award tribute to Martin Scorsese.
Since its inception in 1995, the Critics’ Choice Movie Awards has been a star-studded bellwether event of the movie awards season. Historically, the Critics’ Choice Movie Awards are the most accurate predictor of the Academy Award nominations. Last year, for example, all four of the acting category winners at the Oscars – Colin Firth, Natalie Portman, Christian Bale and Melissa Leo – first accepted their awards in the same categories at the Critics’ Choice Movie Awards. In all, 18 of the 20 actors nominated for Oscars were first Critics’ Choice Movie Awards nominees.
About The Broadcast Film Critics Association: The Broadcast Film Critics Association (BFCA) is the largest film critics organization in the United States and Canada, representing more than 250 television, radio and online critics. BFCA members are the primary source of information for today’s film going public. The very first opinion a moviegoer hears about new releases at the multiplex or the art house usually comes from one of its members.
WINNERS OF THE 17TH ANNUAL CRITICS’ CHOICE MOVIE AWARDS
BEST PICTURE “The Artist”
BEST ACTOR George Clooney – “The Descendants”
BEST ACTRESS Viola Davis – “The Help”
BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR Christopher Plummer – “Beginners”
BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS Octavia Spencer – “The Help”
BEST YOUNG ACTOR/ACTRESS Thomas Horn – “Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close”
BEST ACTING ENSEMBLE “The Help”
BEST DIRECTOR Michel Hazanavicius – “The Artist”
BEST ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY “Midnight in Paris” – Woody Allen
BEST ADAPTED SCREENPLAY “Moneyball” – Steven Zaillian and Aaron Sorkin, Story by Stan Chervin
BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY (TIE) “The Tree of Life” AND “War Horse”
BEST ART DIRECTION “Hugo”
BEST EDITING “The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo” BEST COSTUME DESIGN “The Artist”
BEST MAKE-UP “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2”
BEST VISUAL EFFECTS “Rise of the Planet of the Apes”
BEST SOUND “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2”
BEST ANIMATED FEATURE “Rango”
BEST ACTION MOVIE “Drive”
BEST COMEDY “Bridesmaids”
BEST FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM “A Separation”
BEST DOCUMENTARY FEATURE “George Harrison: Living in the Material World”
BEST SONG “Life’s a Happy Song” – The Muppets Performed by Jason Segel, Amy Adams and Walter Written by Bret McKenzie and The Muppets
“The Artist,” Weinstein Co.’s silent, black-and-white film about an actor who deals with the transition to talkies, was nominated for six Golden Globe awards, but in the Comedy or Musical category.
This selection seems erroneous since every other organization including the BFCA included it under it’s Best Picture categories. Did we miss something? Are you really telling us that ‘The Artist’ is competing with Bridesmaids?? Something seems terribly out of whack here.
Nevertheless, go ahead and immerse yourself in what will be a very interesting night hosted by noneother than Ricky Gervais.
BEST MOTION PICTURE – DRAMA The Descendants, Fox Searchlight The Help, Walt Disney Co./DreamWorks Pictures Hugo, Paramount Pictures The Ides of March, Sony Pictures Moneyball, Sony Pictures War Horse, Walt Disney Co./DreamWorks Pictures
BEST MOTION PICTURE – COMEDY OR MUSICAL 50/50, Summit Entertainment The Artist, Weinstein Co. Bridesmaids, Universal Pictures Midnight in Paris, Sony Pictures Classics My Week With Marilyn, Weinstein Co.
BEST ANIMATED FEATURE FILM The Adventures of Tintin, Paramount Pictures Arthur Christmas, Sony Pictures Puss in Boots, DreamWorks Animation/Paramount Cars 2, Walt Disney Co. Rango, Paramount Pictures
BEST ACTOR – DRAMA George Clooney, The Descendants Leonardo DiCaprio, J. Edgar Michael Fassbender, Shame Ryan Gosling, The Ides of March Brad Pitt, Moneyball BEST ACTOR – COMEDY OR MUSICAL Jean Dujardin, The Artist Brendan Gleeson, The Guard Joseph Gordon-Levitt, 50/50 Ryan Gosling, Crazy, Stupid, Love. Owen Wilson, Midnight in Paris
BEST ACTRESS – DRAMA Glenn Close, Albert Nobbs Viola Davis, The Help Rooney Mara, The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo Meryl Streep, The Iron Lady Tilda Swinton, We Need to Talk About Kevin BEST ACTRESS – COMEDY OR MUSICAL Jodie Foster, Carnage Charlize Theron, Young Adult Kristen Wiig, Bridesmaids Michelle Williams, My Week With Marilyn Kate Winslet, Carnage
BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR Kenneth Branagh, My Week With Marilyn Albert Brooks, Drive Jonah Hill, Moneyball Viggo Mortensen, A Dangerous Method Christopher Plummer, Beginners
BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS Berenice Bejo, The Artist Jessica Chastain, The Help Janet McTeer, Albert Nobbs Octavia Spencer, The Help Shailene Woodley, The Descendants
BEST DIRECTOR Woody Allen, Midnight in Paris George Clooney, The Ides of March Michel Hazanavicius, The Artist Alexander Payne, The Descendants Martin Scorsese, Hugo
The digital film organization that I am a member of, the NYFCO (New York Film Critics Online), voted today for the best of the best in film for 2011.
There were some surprises for me, in particular, the animated category. I voted for Rango as the best, but the rest of my collegues felt strongly for Spielberg’s Tintin. I agree that on a visual, Tintin is extraordinary, but as a whole movie, the film dragged to point of boredom. Rango was intellectual, funny, unique, and had very adult themes.
Also interesting was Michael Shannon for ‘Take Shelter’ in the Best Actor category. He wasn’t a favorite, but nevertheless, I’m happy he took the award as opposed to undeserved Clooney. Shannon is one hell of an actor. He was excellent in Revolutionary Road and was the best part of The Runaways. He should’ve been nominated for Best Supporting actor at the Oscars in 2010.
So many more deserved and surprising moments such as Melissa McCarthy for ‘Bridesmaids’ over Octavia Spencer from ‘The Help’ in the Supporting Actress category. Read on and enjoy the beauty that is film criticism during award season.
BEST FILM “The Artist”
TOP PICTURES OF 2011 (alphabetical) “The Artist” (The Weinstein Company) “The Descendants” (Fox Searchlight Pictures) “Drive” (Film District) “The Help” (Walt Disney Pictures) “Hugo” (Paramount Pictures) “Melancholia” (Magnolia Pictures) “Midnight in Paris” (Sony Pictures Classics) “Take Shelter” (Sony Pictures Classics) “The Tree of Life” (Fox Searchlight Pictures) “War Horse” (Dreamworks Pictures)
DIRECTOR Michael Hazanavicius for “The Artist”
ACTOR Michael Shannon for “Take Shelter”
ACTRESS Meryl Streep for “The Iron Lady”
SUPPORTING ACTOR Albert Brooks for “Drive”
SUPPORTING ACTRESS Melissa McCarthy for “Bridesmaids”
CINEMATOGRAPHY “The Tree of Life” – Emmanuel Lubezki
SCREENPLAY “The Descendants” – Alexander Payne, Nat Faxon, Jim Rash
FOREIGN LANGUAGE PICTURE “A Separation”
DOCUMENTARY “Cave of Forgotten Dreams”
ANIMATED FEATURE “The Adventures of Tin Tin”
USE OF MUSIC “The Artist” – Ludovic Bource
BREAKOUT PERFORMER Jessica Chastain for “The Tree of Life, “The Help,”The Debt,” “Take Shelter”
DEBUT AS DIRECTOR Joe Cornish for “Attack the Block”
Mexican actor Demián Bichir and the half-Dominican, half-Puerto Rican transgender actress Harmony Santana have been nominated for awards at the 2012 Film Independent Spirit Awards. The films they represent are ‘A Better Life’ and ‘Gun Hill Road’, respectively.
Also, if you’re just becoming curious on what films are creating buzz in Hollywood come awards season, check out the rest of the nominations:
BEST FEATURE (Award given to the Producer, Executive Producers are not listed) 50/50 Producers: Evan Goldberg, Ben Karlin, Seth Rogen Beginners Producers: Miranda de Pencier, Lars Knudsen, Leslie Urdang, Dean Vanech, Jay Van Hoy Drive Producers: Michel Litvak, John Palermo, Marc Platt, Gigi Pritzker, Adam Siegel Take Shelter Producers: Tyler Davidson, Sophia Lin The Artist Producer: Thomas Langmann The Descendants Producers: Jim Burke, Alexander Payne, Jim Taylor
BEST DIRECTOR Michel Hazanavicius – The Artist Mike Mills – Beginners Jeff Nichols – Take Shelter Alexander Payne – The Descendants Nicolas Winding Refn – Drive
BEST SCREENPLAY Joseph Cedar – Footnote Michel Hazanavicius – The Artist Tom McCarthy – Win Win Mike Mills – Beginners Alexander Payne, Nat Faxon, Jim Rash – The Descendants
BEST FIRST FEATURE (Award given to the director and producer) Another Earth Director: Mike Cahill Producers: Mike Cahill, Hunter Gray, Brit Marling, Nicholas Shumaker In the Family Director: Patrick Wang Producers: Robert Tonino, Andrew van den Houten, Patrick Wang Margin Call Director: J.C. Chandor Producers: Robert Ogden Barnum, Michael Benaroya, Neal Dodson, Joe Jenckes, Corey Moosa, Zachary Quinto Martha Marcy May Marlene Director: Sean Durkin Producers: Antonio Campos, Patrick Cunningham, Chris Maybach, Josh Mond Natural Selection Director: Robbie Pickering Producers: Brion Hambel, Paul Jensen
BEST FIRST SCREENPLAY Mike Cahill, Brit Marling Another Earth J.C. Chandor – Margin Call Patrick deWitt – Terri Phil Johnston – Cedar Rapids Will Reiser – 50/50
JOHN CASSAVETES AWARD – Given to the best feature made for under $500,000. Award given to the writer, director, and producer. Executive Producers are not listed Bellflower Writer/Director: Evan Glodell Producers: Evan Glodell, Vincent Grashaw Circumstance Writer/Director: Maryam Keshavarz Producers: Karin Chien, Maryam Keshavarz, Melissa M. Lee Hello Lonesome Writer/Director/Producer: Adam Reid Pariah Writer/Director: Dee Rees Producer: Nekisa Cooper The Dynamiter Writer: Brad Inglesby Director: Matthew Gordon Producers: Kevin Abrams, Matthew Gordon, Merilee Holt, Art Jones, Mike Jones, Nate Tuck, Amile Wilson
BEST FEMALE LEAD Lauren Ambrose – Think of Me Rachael Harris – Natural Selection Adepero Oduye – Pariah Elizabeth Olsen – Martha Marcy May Marlene Michelle Williams – My Week with Marilyn
BEST MALE LEAD Demián Bichir – A Better Life Jean Dujardin – The Artist Ryan Gosling – Drive Woody Harrelson – Rampart Michael Shannon – Take Shelter
BEST SUPPORTING FEMALE Jessica Chastain – Take Shelter Anjelica Huston – 50/50 Janet McTeer – Albert Nobbs Harmony Santana – Gun Hill Road Shailene Woodley – The Descendants
BEST SUPPORTING MALE Albert Brooks – Drive John Hawkes – Martha Marcy May Marlene Christopher Plummer – Beginners John C. Reilly – Cedar Rapids Corey Stoll – Midnight in Paris
BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY Joel Hodge – Bellflower Benjamin Kasulke – The Off Hours Darius Khondji – Midnight in Paris Guillaume Schiffman – The Artist Jeffrey Waldron – The Dynamiter BEST DOCUMENTARY (Award given to the director and producer) An African Election Director/Producer: Jarreth Merz Bill Cunningham New York Director: Richard Press Producer: Philip Gefter The Interrupters Director/Producer: Steve James Producer: Alex Kotlowitz The Redemption of General Butt Naked Director/Producers: Eric Strauss, Daniele Anastasion We Were Here Director/Producer: David Weissman BEST INTERNATIONAL FILM (Award given to the director) A Separation (Iran) Director: Asghar Farhadi Melancholia (Denmark/Sweden/France/Germany) Director: Lars von Trier Shame (UK) Director: Steve McQueen The Kid With a Bike (Belgium/France/Italy) Directors: Jean-Pierre Dardenne, Luc Dardenne Tyrannosaur (UK) Director: Paddy Considine
PIAGET PRODUCERS AWARD – The 15th annual Piaget Producers Award honors emerging producers who, despite highly limited resources demonstrate the creativity, tenacity, and vision required to produce quality, independent films. The award includes a $25,000 unrestricted grant funded by Piaget. Chad Burris Mosquita y Mari Sophia Lin Take Shelter Josh Mond Martha Marcy May Marlene
SOMEONE TO WATCH AWARD – The 18th annual Someone to Watch Award recognizes a talented filmmaker of singular vision who has not yet received appropriate recognition. The award includes a $25,000 unrestricted grant. Simon Arthur Silver Tongues Mark Jackson Without Nicholas Ozeki Mamitas TRUER THAN FICTION AWARD – The 17th annual Truer Than Fiction Award is presented to an emerging director of non-fiction features who has not yet received significant recognition. The award includes a $25,000 unrestricted grant. Heather Courtney Where Soldiers Come From Danfung Dennis Hell and Back Again Alma Har’el Bombay Beach
ROBERT ALTMAN AWARD – (Given to one film’s director, casting director, and its ensemble cast) Margin Call Director: J.C. Chandor Casting Director: Tiffany Little Canfield, Bernard Telsey Ensemble Cast: Penn Badgley, Simon Baker, Paul Bettany, Jeremy Irons, Mary McDonnell, Demi Moore, Zachary Quinto, Kevin Spacey, Stanley Tucci
New York, NY (May 24, 2011) – The Tony Awards today announced presenters for the 65th Annual Tony Awards at the Beacon Theatre in New York City. The 2011 Tony Awards will air live on CBS, on Sunday, June 12th 8:00 – 11:00 p.m. (ET/PT time delay) and are presented by the Broadway League and the American Theatre Wing.
Hosted by Emmy winner Neil Patrick Harris, the evening will feature appearances by: Daniel Radcliffe, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Whoopi Goldberg, Chris Rock, Alec Baldwin, Samuel L. Jackson, Kelsey Grammer, Viola Davis, Vanessa Redgrave, James Earl Jones, Harry Connick, Jr., Christie Brinkley, David Hyde Pierce, Marg Helgenberger, Matthew Broderick, Angela Lansbury, Jim Parsons, Joel Grey, Patrick Wilson, Robert Morse and many others.
The Antoinette Perry “Tony” Awards are bestowed annually on theatre professionals for distinguished achievement. The Tony is one of the most coveted awards in the entertainment industry and the annual telecast is considered one of the most prestigious programs on television.
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Thebignightforcinema, The 83rd edition of the Oscars, wasa big bore with even more boring hosts – James Franco and Anne Hathaway. The show was very predictable and perhaps Tom Hooper’s win was as shocking as it got. The jokes were bad and Billy Crysrtal‘s appearance made it the more drastic because one could compare how disastrous this Oscar telecast was.
Nevertheless, here are the complete winners of the night wit the winners in bold:
BEST PICTURE: * The King’s Speech * Black Swan * The Fighter * Inception * The Kids Are All Right * 127 Hours * The Social Network * Toy Story 3 * True Grit * Winter’s Bone
DIRECTING: * The King’s Speech (Tom Hooper) * Black Swan (Darren Aronofsky) * The Fighter (David O. Russell) * The Social Network (David Fincher) * True Grit (Joel Coen and Ethan Coen)
ACTOR IN A LEADING ROLE: * Colin Firth (The King’s Speech) * Javier Bardem (Biutiful) * Jeff Bridges (True Grit) * Jesse Eisenberg (The Social Network) * James Franco (127 Hours)
ACTRESS IN A LEADING ROLE: * Natalie Portman (Black Swan) * Annette Bening (The Kids Are All Right) * Nicole Kidman (Rabbit Hole) * Jennifer Lawrence (Winter’s Bone) * Michelle Williams (Blue Valentine)
ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE: * Christian Bale (The Fighter) * John Hawkes (Winter’s Bone) * Jeremy Renner (The Town) * Mark Ruffalo (The Kids Are All Right) * Geoffrey Rush (The King’s Speech)
ACTRESS IN A SUPPORTING ROLE: * Melissa Leo (The Fighter) * Amy Adams (The Fighter) * Helena Bonham Carter (The King’s Speech) * Hailee Steinfeld (True Grit) * Jacki Weaver (Animal Kingdom)
ADAPTED SCREENPLAY: * The Social Network (Aaron Sorkin) * 127 Hours (Danny Boyle and Simon Beaufoy) * Toy Story 3 (Michael Arndt, John Lasseter, Andrew Stanton and Lee Unkrich) * True Grit (Joel Coen and Ethan Coen) * Winter’s Bone (Debra Granik and Anne Rosellini)
ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY: * The King’s Speech (David Seidler) * Another Year (Mike Leigh) * The Fighter (Scott Silver, Paul Tamasy, Eric Johnson, Keith Dorrington, Paul Tamasy and Eric Johnson) * Inception (Christopher Nolan) * The Kids Are All Right (Lisa Cholodenko and Stuart Blumberg)
FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM: * In a Better World (Denmark) * Biutiful (Mexico) * Dogtooth (Greece) * Incendies (Canada) * Outside the Law (Hors-la-loi) (Algeria)
ANIMATED FEATURE FILM: * Toy Story 3 * How to Train Your Dragon * The Illusionist
ART DIRECTION: * Alice in Wonderland * Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1 * Inception * The King’s Speech * True Grit
CINEMATOGRAPHY: * Inception (Wally Pfister) * Black Swan (Matthew Libatique) * The King’s Speech (Danny Cohen) * The Social Network (Jeff Cronenweth) * True Grit (Roger Deakins)
COSTUME DESIGN: * Alice in Wonderland * I Am Love * The King’s Speech * The Tempest * True Grit
DOCUMENTARY FEATURE: * Inside Job * Exit Through the Gift Shop * Gasland * Restrepo * Waste Land
FILM EDITING: * The Social Network * Black Swan * The Fighter * The King’s Speech * 127 Hours
MAKEUP: * The Wolfman * Barney’s Version * The Way Back
ORIGINAL SCORE: * The Social Network (Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross) * How to Train Your Dragon (John Powell) * Inception (Hans Zimmer) * The King’s Speech (Alexandre Desplat) * 127 Hours (A.R. Rahman)
ORIGINAL SONG: * We Belong Together (Toy Story 3) * Coming Home (Country Strong) * I See the Light (Tangled) * If I Rise (127 Hours)
SOUND MIXING: * Inception * The King’s Speech * Salt * The Social Network * True Grit
SOUND EDITING: * Inception * Toy Story 3 * Tron: Legacy * True Grit * Unstoppable
VISUAL EFFECTS: * Inception * Alice in Wonderland * Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1 * Hereafter * Iron Man 2
DOCUMENTARY SHORT SUBJECT: * Strangers No More * Killing in the Name * Poster Girl * Sun Come Up * The Warriors of Qiugang
ANIMATED SHORT FILM: * The Lost Thing * Day and Night * The Gruffalo * Let’s Pollute * Madagascar, carnet de voyage (Madagascar, a Journey Diary)
LIVE ACTION SHORT FILM: * God of Love * The Confession * The Crush * Na Wewe * Wish 143
The 83rd edition of the Oscar Awards ceremony is almost here. It will be held on February 27, 2011 at the Kodak Theatre in Los Angeles, to reward the best of the Hollywood film industry during 2010 year.
The nominations were announced recently and we are following that up by giving you a look at the 4 new official Oscar posters.
From the looks of it, the proposed marketing plan is ‘anticipation’. Each poster, culminating with the Oscar standing tall, builds a crescendo starting with the red carpet where all the stars will parade their attire, the anxious moment when the presenter announces the winner on stage, until the very conclusion those words will change their lives forever.
The Oscars, the most prestigious film awards in the world, are awarded annually each February or March by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences in Los Angeles, Hollywood, California.
Below are the four posters. What do you think? Do they suck or are they right on the money? Leave your comments in the section below.