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Thursday, June 12, 2008

11:40AM - Double Awarded Johnny Depp


Unexpectedly going up the stage to pick up the gong my favorite Johnny got the biggest cheer of the night. He even struggled to give an acceptance speech. Best Comedic Performance went to for playing Captain Jack Sparrow in Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End.

The Hollywood legend also scooped Best Villain for his role in Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street. All he said was:

I’m not really sure how this happened. You can ask anyone, I’m not a very funny person.”

At the MTV Movie Awards 2008 the Best Summer Movie So Far went to Iron Man.

Transformers picked up Best Movie.

won the Best Male Performance award for his role in I Am Legend.

The Best Female Performance was given to for playing the title role in Juno.

The Breakthrough Performance award went to for Hairspray.

The Best Fight was taken by Sean Faris vs. Cam Gigandet – Never Back Down

And the Best Kiss was won by and Step Up 2 The Streets. Hot! Watch the video.

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Thursday, February 21, 2008

4:00PM - oscar discussion 2/24/08 on A&E's private sessions

I can't wait for the Oscars!

i just heard that A&E's new show PRIVATE SESSIONS will have John Cusack, Anthony Hopkins, Queen Latifah, & Michael Douglas on their show this sunday 2/24/08 @ 9AM Eastern to talk about their careers and favorite Oscar moments/memories.


i'm def gonna watch...i love anthony hopkins<3

Current mood: curious

Friday, February 8, 2008

2:26PM - my lj

I made my lj specifically for posting different critical commentary and predictions on various award shows.  I love reading that stuff, and if you do too, feel free to add me as a friend.  :-)

Wednesday, July 26, 2006

8:41PM

I'll delete this if it's not allowed. :)

Tuesday, March 7, 2006

3:08PM - crashes, cleavage, brokebacks, and pimps...

No, I didn't see any of the movies, but that didn't stop me from watching the show and criticizing it.

If you're interested, you can read my Oscars 2006 commentary at:

http://serenadeingreen.blogspot.com/2006/03/crashes-cleavage-brokebacks-and-pimps.html

cheers

Current mood: blah

Sunday, March 5, 2006

9:10PM

By far, the best moment of the night so far:

George Clooney, on winning Supporting Actor: "Well, guess I'm not winning Director!"

Thursday, February 16, 2006

8:28PM

The Famous A celebrity RPG


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All celebrities are welcome!
|Celebrities| Rules| Apply|

Friday, February 10, 2006

4:13PM - coming soon... the anti-Grammys?

Greetings fellow LJ awards show junkies...

If you'd like to read my rant about the 2006 Grammys, you can view it at my other blog which is: http://serenadeingreen.blogspot.com

Direct link to this post = http://serenadeingreen.blogspot.com/2006/02/coming-soon-anti-grammys.html

Would you watch the anti-grammys?

** Bonus feature from the archives: My Golden Globes rant...

http://serenadeingreen.blogspot.com/2006/01/half-billion-people-tuned-in-and-so.html

Cheers everyone... only a few more weeks until the Oscars.

I'm such a glutton for punishment...

Current mood: indifferent

Tuesday, January 31, 2006

9:14AM - Academy Award nominations

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Thursday, January 5, 2006

9:41PM - SAGs

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Sunday, January 1, 2006

8:38PM - hi, all!, and shameless plug/promo/ad

Hey! Just posting, to say that I'm a new member, and hi everybody!

Well, actually, I also have a shameless plug/promo/ad to share, as well, but it's for a community about working the red carpet at events such as award shows... I dunno if this is allowed, and if not you may edit/delete this post as you see fit, but yeah--I have started a new community which is mostly about attending red carpet events and getting yourself famous (plus, if you're famous, you get invited to more award shows). Here it is: redcarpeters Check it out, and if you decide to join, yay! No auto-accepts, because I will accept people very easily, but please post an app!

Tuesday, December 13, 2005

10:02AM - Golden Globe nominations

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Monday, December 12, 2005

9:36PM - reminder

The Golden Globe nominations are tomorrow (Tuesday) morning around 8:30 AM ET. Just about every network and some cable stations (CNN, E!) should be airing it live.

Saturday, November 26, 2005

7:10PM


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Saturday, October 15, 2005

6:07PM - I hope this is allowed

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Any and all celebrities needed!!! We're based around LOTR and LOST stars, but anyone will work! We're very accepting to storylines, and ask that you be 16+, but we do make exceptions. Check out starcelebs_rp for more info, or just feel free to ask!

Saturday, April 16, 2005

1:23AM - Best Picture Nominees

I know the Academy Awards were a while back but I figured no one else has posted in a while and I need to vent. The following I wrote after watching Hotel Rwanda Tuesday night. Lemme know what you think.

"I've watched all of the Best Picture nominees for Oscars this year except Finding Neverland and was disgusted when I considered that Hotel Rwanda was not even nominated for Best Picture. It got 3 nods for script and performances, which didn't win. Primarly the source of my rage is from the fact that the movie Sideways WAS nominated for best picture. Sideways is this self-indulgent piece of POOP about neurotic white upper class male's and their psuedo (mostly self inflicted) mid-life crisis. And while the performances were pretty good (all internalized intellectual stuff no passion at all like Hotel Rwanda) there was hardly anything likeable about the characters and the story was pretty much "oh I'm trying to live life to the fullest but I'm too pathetic to do that...oh well." At best it's just a supremely insulting irony that a picture about how the white world turned its back on Africans slaughtering each other was overlooked for a couple of nebbish assholes. Grrrr. I don't mean to imply there's racism going on in the Academy. After all this year was the largest amount of African American actors ever to be nominated and win (I think) ever. But honestly. HR is being refered to as an African Schindler's List and while I don't like the glib pop culturey comparisson and simplification of a masterpiece, Schindler's List DID win Best Picture."

Normally my feelings about movies aren't so political but..1 million dead tends to give person pause.

Current mood: tired

Wednesday, March 16, 2005

2:59PM

If any members of this community would be interested in joining a community of movie-interested folks looking to discuss film ad campaigns/trailers/marketing, the promotional pushes given by studios to various films, and other more publicity/awards-related film discussion, a new community, f_y_c, is now going. There will be some obvious appearance-tweaking and such going on in the near future, but I'd relish some posts to it from someone other than me. So . . . check it out, if you've got the time.

Sunday, February 27, 2005

5:41PM

FINAL Oscar Predix

**Be sure to watch the Oscars tonight on ABC!!!

Best Picture

THE AVIATOR (Miramax)
FINDING NEVERLAND (Miramax)
MILLION DOLLAR BABY (Warner Bros.)
RAY (Universal Pictures)
SIDEWAYS (Fox Searchlight)
Who Will Win: "The Aviator"; Simply putting it, "The Aviator" is an "epic". It has visuals, fantastic costumes and sets, and brilliant acting. It's this year's "big flick"...plus it has the GIVE-MARTIN-SCORSESE-THE-OSCAR label written all over it.

Who Should Win: "Million Dollar Baby"; A film that has more of a heart and soul than "The Aviator" will ever have. As much as the momentum that it has, recent criticsm from conservatives will draw "Million Dollar Baby" away from the final gold. *tears*

They Forgot to Nominate: "Hotel Rwanda"; Um..yeah, remind why this film isn't important and one of the best from last year?

Achievement in Directing

Martin Scorsese for THE AVIATOR (Miramax)
Clint Eastwood for MILLION DOLLAR BABY (Warner Bros.)
Taylor Hackford for RAY (Universal Pictures)
Alexander Payne for SIDEWAYS (Fox Searchlight)
Mike Leigh for VERA DRAKE (Fine Line Features)
Who Will Win: Martin Scorsese, "The Aviator"; This is Marty's year...that's a given.

Who Should Win: Martin Scorsese, "The Aviator"; A legendary director and wonderful filmaker. (Despite Eastwood's looming prescence)

They Forgot to Nominate: Mike Nichols, "Closer"; Why would they leave him out?!?!?!?! DGA snub could play a very big part of this.

Best Actor in a Leading Role

Don Cheadle for HOTEL RWANDA (United Artists)
Johnny Depp for FINDING NEVERLAND (Miramax)
Leonardo DiCaprio for THE AVIATOR (Miramax)
Clint Eastwood for MILLION DOLLAR BABY (Warner Bros.)
Jamie Foxx for RAY (Universal Pictures)
Who Will Win: Jamie Foxx, "Ray"; A given and solid lock.

Who Should Win: Clint Eastwood, "Million Dollar Baby"; For proving that he still has the guts to make Jamie Foxx a run for his money.

They Forgot to Nominate: Paul Giamatti, "Sideways"; Two years in a row...what does Paul have to do to get NOMINATED?!?!!?

Best Supporting Actor

Alan Alda for THE AVIATOR (Miramax)
Thomas Haden Church for SIDEWAYS (Fox Searchlight)
Jamie Foxx for COLLATERAL (Dreamworks SKG)
Morgan Freeman for MILLION DOLLAR BABY (Warner Bros.)
Clive Owen for CLOSER (Columbia Pictures)
Who Will Win: Morgan Freeman, "Million Dollar Baby"; 4 nominations+long Hollywood career+"Million Dollar Baby" support+Great performance=Oscar for Morgan Freeman

Who Should Win: Clive Owen, "Closer"; One of the most gritty, coarse performances of 2004. Clive is able to portray bastard while keeping his cool, uttering such phrases like, "FUCK OFF AND DIE!!!" or (looking perfectly calm) "If you go near her again, I swear, I will kill you."

They Forgot to Nominate: Freddie Highmore, "Finding Neverland"; The heart and soul of the movie (and sometimes better than Depp himself). Why no precursor attention is simply beyond my comprehension.

Best Actress in a Leading Role

Annette Bening - BEING JULIA (Sony Pictures Classics)
Catalina Sandino Moreno - MARIA FULL OF GRACE (Fine Line Features)
Imelda Staunton - VERA DRAKE (Fine Line Features)
Hilary Swank for MILLION DOLLAR BABY (Warner Bros.)
Kate Winslet for ETERNAL SUNSHINE OF THE SPOTLESS MIND (Focus Features)
Who Will Win: Annette Bening, "Being Julia"; The Academy will not reject Annette Bening again, especially since Hilary Swank already won her Oscar.

Who Should Win: Hilary Swank, "Million Dollar Baby" OR Kate Winslet, "Eternal Sunshine..."; Hilary delivers another powerful, heartfelt performance that is enough to top Bening while Kate proves to us again that she is one of the most talented (and Oscar overdue) actresses of Hollywood.

They Forgot to Nominate: Julie Delpy, "Before Sunset"; A heart-warming film that was barely even seen, let alone a Best Actress nomination for Julie. Oh well, I guess she'll have to settle for her Adapted Screenplay nod.

Best Supporting Actress

Cate Blanchett for THE AVIATOR (Miramax)
Laura Linney - KINSEY (Fox Searchlight Pictures)
Virginia Madsen for SIDEWAYS (Fox Searchlight)
Sophie Okonedo - HOTEL RWANDA (United Artists)
Natalie Portman for CLOSER (Columbia Pictures)
Who Will Win: Cate Blanchett, "The Aviator"; Basically, this is the hardest acting category to predict this year. A 3-way tie seems to be slightly clear for Blanchett, Virginia Madsen, and Natalie Portman (not to mention Sophie Okonedo still has a chance), but I'll stick with Cate for now because of her great performance as one of my favorite actresses of all time, Ms. Katherine Hepburn.

Who Should Win: Natalie Portman, "Closer"; One of the best (and hottest) young actresses around. She fulfills every teenage boy's fantasy (j/k) by playing a gritty, tight stripper torn into a coarse love quadrilateral. Amazing performance, and a Portman upset wouln't suprise me at all.

They Forgot to Nominate: Kate Winslet, "Finding Neverland"; A touching, real performance by Winslet here. Excellent style, taste, everything...Kate had a good chance of winning if they had been smart enough to nominate her here =(

Best Original Screenplay

THE AVIATOR (Miramax) by John Logan
ETERNAL SUNSHINE OF THE SPOTLESS MIND (Focus Features) by Charlie Kaufman, Michel Gondry, Pierre Bismuth
HOTEL RWANDA (United Artists) by Terry George, Keir Pearson
THE INCREDIBLES (Disney/Pixar) by Brad Bird
VERA DRAKE (Fine Line Features) by Mike Leigh
Who Will Win: Mike Leigh, "Vera Drake"; Conciliatory prize for Leigh, whose film has no chance of winning anything but this...

Who Should Win: Terry George, Keir Pearson, "Hotel Rwanda" OR Charlie Kaufman, Michel Gondry, and Pierre Bismuth, "Eternal Sunshine..."; If the Academy is going to be unsympathetic as to reject this award to either films (especially an important one like "Hotel Rwanda"), I guess there's really no new light in looking at whose the BEST.

They Forgot to Nominate: Zach Braff, "Garden State" and Bill Condon, "Kinsey"; Both of which were severly overlooked this awards season...enough said

Best Adapted Screenplay

BEFORE SUNSET (Warner Independent Pictures) by Richard Linklater, Kim Krizan, Julie Delpy, Ethan Hawke
FINDING NEVERLAND (Miramax) by David Magee
MILLION DOLLAR BABY (Warner Bros.) by Paul Haggis
THE MOTORCYCLE DIARIES (Focus Features) by Jose Rivera
SIDEWAYS (Fox Searchlight) by Alexander Payne, Jim Taylor
Who Will Win: Alexander Payne and Jim Taylor, "Sideways"; A given and lock for win.

Who Should Win: Alexander Payne/Jim Taylor, "Sideways" OR Paul Haggis, "Million Dollar Baby"; Simply put that both "Sideways" and "Million Dollar Baby" are great films.

They Forgot to Nominate: Patrick Marber, "Closer" AND Andrew Lloyd Webber and Joel Schumacher, "Phantom of the Opera"; Does the Academy have a grudge against Broadway-turned-into-fine films?


Best Foreign-Language Film


AS IT IS IN HEAVEN - Sweden
THE CHORUS - France
DOWNFALL - Germany
THE SEA INSIDE - Spain
YESTERDAY - South Africa
Who Will Win: "The Sea Inside"; Obviously...with the exception of "The Chorus", I haven't heard of these other films.

Who Should Win: "The Sea Inside"; Duh...-.-

They Forgot to Nominate: "House of Flying Daggers", "A Very Long Engagement"; Two films that are both visually and emotionally amazing...both snubbed


Best Animated Feature Film


THE INCREDIBLES (Disney/Pixar)
SHARK TALE (Dreamworks SKG)
SHREK 2 (Dreamworks SKG)
Who Will Win: "The Incredibles"; Where would Disney be without dear old Mr. Pixar?

Who Should Win: "The Incredibles"; As much as I loved "Shrek 2", "The Incredibles" is a much more deserving film. It's about the family...something movies don't touch into too much anymore.

They Forgot to Nominate: "The Polar Express"; Also a sentimental film that was snubbed


Achievement in Art Direction


THE AVIATOR (Miramax)
FINDING NEVERLAND (Miramax)
LEMONY SNICKET'S A SERIES OF UNFORTUNATE EVENTS (Paramount Pictures)
ANDREW LLOYD WEBBER'S THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA (Warner Bros.)
A VERY LONG ENGAGEMENT (Warner Independent Pictures)
Who Will Win: "The Aviator"; "The Aviator's" hoop-la of visuals is too difficult to be ignored.

Who Should Win: "Phantom of the Opera"; Definitely, anywhere from a beautiful Parisian street scene, to a gorgeous opera house, and a darkness "deep as hell", the art direction took us everywhere.

They Forgot to Nominate: "Troy"; The only redeeming qualities of that film are visuals, and it was left out here?!


Achievement in Cinematography


THE AVIATOR (Miramax)
HOUSE OF FLYING DAGGERS (Sony Pictures Classics)
THE PASSION OF THE CHRIST (Newmarket Film Group)
ANDREW LLOYD WEBBER'S THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA (Warner Bros.)
A VERY LONG ENGAGEMENT (Warner Independent Pictures)
Who Will Win: "The Aviator"; See above commentary

Who Should Win: "The Aviator"; Even the smallest details (ex: Leo holding Gwen's hand during "Hell's Angels") to the large scales (Leo crashing into the building) were captured steadily and carefully through the camera in "The Aviator".

They Forgot to Nominate: "Troy"; See above commentary

Achievement in Costume Design

THE AVIATOR (Miramax)
FINDING NEVERLAND (Miramax)
LEMONY SNICKET'S A SERIES OF UNFORTUNATE EVENTS (Paramount Pictures)
RAY (Universal Pictures)
TROY (Warner Bros.)
Who Will Win: "The Aviator"; See above commentary

Who Should Win: "The Aviator"; Gorgeous costumes for every character.

They Forgot to Nominate: "Phantom of the Opera"; Hello?! One of the films with the most BEAUTIFUL and carefully designed costumes this year...



Best Film Editing

THE AVIATOR (Miramax)
COLLATERAL
FINDING NEVERLAND (Miramax)
MILLION DOLLAR BABY (Warner Bros.)
RAY (Universal Pictures)
Who Will Win: "The Aviator"; Um..yeah...remember that thing I said about "The Aviator" picking up all the tech awards it was nominated?

Who Should Win: "Million Dollar Baby"; A film done in 38 days, squeezed into quick editing, and made into such a brilliant picture is what I call worthy of this award.

They Forgot to Nominate: N/A


Best Makeup


LEMONY SNICKET'S A SERIES OF UNFORTUNATE EVENTS (Paramount Pictures)
THE PASSION OF THE CHRIST (Newmarket Film Group)
THE SEA INSIDE (Fine Line Features)
Who Will Win: "Passion of the Christ"; Those violent images do well to convey the real situation that happened during Christ's death =(

Who Should Win: Passion of the Christ; See above commentary

They Forgot to Nominate: "The Aviator"; "Phantom of the Opera"

Best Original Score

FINDING NEVERLAND (Miramax)
HARRY POTTER AND THE PRISONER OF AZKABAN
LEMONY SNICKET'S A SERIES OF UNFORTUNATE EVENTS (Paramount Pictures)
THE PASSION OF THE CHRIST (Newmarket Film Group)
THE VILLAGE (Touchstone Pictures)
Who Will Win: "Finding Neverland"; Despite John Williams' prescence here, "Finding Neverland" set out a beautiful score, ready to win.

Who Should Win: "Finding Neverland"; A beautiful score to layout with a beautiful film. This is probably the only win for "Finding Neverland" tonight. =(

They Forgot to Nominate: "Million Dollar Baby"; A cutesy little score that says so much more, especially now that Clint thinks he's an actor, director, and composer. "The Notebook"; I for one think its score is better than that of "The Village".


Original Song


"Accidentally In Love" from SHREK 2 (Dreamworks SKG)
"Al Otro Lado Del Río" from THE MOTORCYCLE DIARIES (Focus Features)
"Believe" from THE POLAR EXPRESS (Warner Bros.)
"Learn To Be Lonely" from ANDREW LLOYD WEBBER'S THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA (Warner Bros.)
"Look To Your Path (Vois Sur Ton Chemin)" from THE CHORUS (Miramax)
Who Will Win: "Accidentally in Love"- "Shrek 2"; A rhythmic, catchy, and popular song that will get the big one.

Who Should Win: "Learn to be Lonely"- "Phantom"; A touching, beautiful song.

They Forgot to Nominate: "Million Voices"- "Hotel Rwanda" AND "Old Habits Die Hard"- Alfie; Both are great, energetic songs.


Achievement in Sound Mixing


THE AVIATOR (Miramax)
THE INCREDIBLES (Disney/Pixar)
THE POLAR EXPRESS (Warner Bros.)
RAY (Universal Pictures)
SPIDER-MAN 2 (Columbia Pictures)
Who Will Win: "The Aviator"; Bam boom kaboom *more explosion*...yeah.."The Aviator" takes it.

Who Should Win: "The Aviator"; See above commentary.

They Forgot to Nominate: "Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow"; What happened to the bang bang boom boom there??


Achievement in Sound Editing


THE INCREDIBLES (Disney/Pixar)

THE POLAR EXPRESS (Warner Bros.)
SPIDER-MAN 2 (Columbia Pictures)
Who Will Win: "Spiderman 2"; Bang bang boom boom again

Who Should Win: "The Incredibles"; Bang bang boom boom with a heart.

They Forgot to Nominate: "Troy"; Blyuck Blyuck *spears*...but no

Best Visual Effects

HARRY POTTER AND THE PRISONER OF AZKABAN (Warner Bros)

I, ROBOT (20th Century Fox)
SPIDER-MAN 2 (Columbia Pictures)
Who Will Win: "Spiderman 2"; A given

Who Should Win: "Spiderman 2"; See above commentary

They Forgot to Nominate: "Sky Captain..." and "The Day After Tomorrow"; They were such amazing visuals (although not great films)

Saturday, February 26, 2005

11:25PM - The Oscars

I'd just like to promote academyawards for the BIG NIGHT!!!

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