Now that the 85th Annual Academy Awards are in the history books, it’s time for nonsensical and fun ceremonies to take front and center. Cue the MTV Movie Awards. In all actuality, the event is one big launching pad for movie studios to promote their upcoming big budget summer offerings instead of honoring greatness. With that said, any awards show that has a Best Shirtless Performance is alright by me. That pec battle, along with Best Musical Moment are two new categories added this year.
Leading the pack with seven nominations apiece are Django Unchained and Ted. Silver Linings Playbook landed six nominations and Dark Knight Rises earned five. In somewhat of a surprising turn of events, Twilight which usually dominates the awards show, scored only one nod. Twihards have apparently moved on to something else. The sole nomination goes to Taylor Lautner for Best Shirtless Performance. He’s got some stiff competition in the form of Channing Tatum and other sexy studs.
Rebel Wilson who’s hosting this year’s ceremony is up for three awards herself- Best Female Performance, Breakthrough Performance and Best Musical Moment. If you loved her in Pitch Perfect, be sure to cast your vote for her. Voting begins now at MovieAwards.MTV.com through April 13. The show airs live April 14 from the Sony Pictures Studios lot in Culver City, California. Check out all the nominations below.
The 85th Annual Academy Awards took place on Sunday and were hosted by funny man, Seth MacFarlane. I enjoyed his opening monologue, first making fun of himself, Ben Affleck, Mel Gibson, Tommy Lee Jones, Chris Brown and Rihanna, and more. Captain Kirk (William Shatner) then came onto the big screen and critiqued MacFarlane’s performance thus far. As a sidenote, I think Amy Poehler and Tina Fey did it better on the Golden Globes:)
Macfarlane performed a musical number called “We Saw Your Boobs,” a sock-puppet version of the movie Flight, and the sexy Charlize Theron and Channing Tatum took to the stage for dance. Daniel Radcliffe and Joseph Gordon-Levitt joined in the fun with a song, and MacFarlane hit on Sally Field backstage.
Some of the other highlights include Adele singing “Skyfall,” the Oscars Musical Tribute featuring Catherine Zeta-Jones, Jennifer Hudson, and the Les Miserable cast, Shirley Bassey singing “Goldfinger,” and Barbra Streisand singing “Memories”. Watch these performances below.
The BAFTAs aka British Academy Film Awards really don’t factor too much in the Oscar race. It’s just another excuse to dress up and publicly campaign for your chances at securing an Academy Award. That being said, their nominations fall mostly in line with many of the Oscar precursors. Even across the pond, Steven Spielberg’s film about an American president is the one to beat. Lincoln dominated with 10 nominations. The historical drama secured nods for Best Film, Best Actor and Best Supporting Actress to name a few.
The musical Les Miserables and Ang Lee’s Life of Pi came in second with 9 nominations a piece. The 23rd installment of the James Bond franchise, Skyfall, picked up 8 BAFTAs including nods for Javier Bardem and Dame Judi Dench in the supporting acting categories. Anna Karenina which has been mostly shut out in many Oscar precursors, racked up several nominations mostly in the creative categories such as makeup, production design, costume design etc…
The BAFTAs, hosted by Stephen Fry, will take place on Sunday, February 10 at London’s Royal Opera House and be broadcast on BBC One. Check out all the nominees below.
It only took 23 tries, but 007 has finally found his groove. Not only has the latest James Bond flick, Skyfall, become the first in the franchise to pass the $1 billion mark, but the film might also be headed for Oscar glory. In a surprising twist, Skyfall earned a nomination from the Producers Guild for Best Film. It’s the first Bond film to be honored by the PGA in its 24-year history.
Since 2007, five winners of the Producers Guild Awards have gone on to also nab Best Picture at the Academy Awards. Last year, only three films didn’t line up with the Oscar nominees. Bridesmaids, The Ides of March and The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo were snubbed by the Academy. The year before that, the PGAs were only off by one with The Town losing a spot to the Academy’s choice of Winter’s Bone. Better dust off that tuxedo Daniel Craig, you might be headed to the big event this year.
The Producers Guild Awards ceremony, which will be produced by Michael De Luca, will take place on Jan. 26. Check out all the films nominated this year below.
After holding the second place position the past three weekends at the box office, Skyfall has finally managed to lead over The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 2. Skyfall raked in an estimated $10.8 million, bringing it’s total to $261.4 million so far. That’s only slightly behind Twilight which is now at an estimated $268.5 million since it opened in theatres. Rise of The Guardians squeezed in between the two films to take second place this weekend.
The only new film opening in theatres for wide release this weekend was Playing For Keeps, starring Gerard Butler, Jessica Biel, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Dennis Quaid, Uma Thurman, Judy Greer, and Noah Lomax. Despite the big names that make up the cast, the film failed to lure in audiences and only brought in an estimated $6 million, landing in sixth place.
Did you go see Playing For Keeps, or any of the other films out in theatres this weekend? If so, share your thoughts below. The top 10 films and their estimated earnings at the box office are listed below.
Kristen Stewart and her blood-sucking crew once again ruled this weekend’s box office making it a three-peat for the final chapter of the Twilight franchise. The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 2 added another 17.4 million to its impressive total. Landing in the runner-up slot (just barely) is the lastest James Bond flick which scored $17 million. Skyfall continues to increase its total as the biggest grossing 007 flick of all-time.
While Twilight and Skyfall continued their reign over the box office, a notable newcomer failed to create much excitement at the cash registers. Brad Pitt’s latest drama, Killing Them Softly, opened weakly with only $7 million. While critics were generally kind to the arty hit man flick, audiences were not. The film scored the very rare, and embarrassing, “F” from audiences via CinemaScore. OUCH. Someone might want to take a hit on whomever greenlit this project ;)
In other box office news, two Oscar frontrunners continued to impress. Silver Linings Playbook starring Jennifer Lawrence and Bradley Cooper had the highest theater average in the Top 10 and declined much smaller from last weekend’s Thanksgiving-inflated numbers than any other film. Meanwhile, Ben Affleck’s Argo crossed the all-important $100 million milestone in its 8th weekend of release. Check out what else landed in the Top 10 this week below.
This weekend, The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 2 opened in theatres with an astounding estimated $141.3 million. This is the fifth and final instalment of the Twilight series was just above the $138.12 million start of last year’s The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 1 and just below the $142.84 million start of 2009′s The Twilight Saga: New Moon. On it’s own, it was the eighth largest opening weekend performance of all-time, and tenth when inflation is taken into account.
Skyfall, which dominated the box office last weekend, came in second this weekend and brought in an estimated $41.5 million. That brings its total to $161.3 million so far. In third place was Lincoln, a Steven Spielberg-directed drama starring Daniel Day-Lewis that opened this weekend. Find out how much the film brought in and what other films make up the top 10 list below.
Our latest Homorazzi episode just aired yesterday on OUTtv with Tommy, Nic, Patrick and Adam (shown above, from left to right). In case you missed it (or if you’re not in Canada), we’ve got the full episode for you to check out below. This was our eighth episode and we definitely had a lot of fun with it.
After sharing our Halloween costumes with you, we move into Gossip and discuss the rumor that Jessica Simpson’s dad is gay. One of the four panelists admits that he finds Joe Simpsons attractive and perhaps has a little crush on him.
In Music, we talk about No Doubt‘s controversial music video and Christina Aguilera’s new Lotus album, which quickly turns into why Tommy thinks Aguilera is “TOO MUCH!” As we delve into Movies, we zone in on the biggest movies of the moment, Skyfall and Twilight: Breaking Dawn Part 2.
Moving onto TV (which Adam & Tommy watch A LOT of), the first show to be discussed is The New Normal. “Nene Leakes is turning me out,” says Tommy. Nic tries to say something is “turning him out” later in the episode, but it doesn’t go so well. LOL. Other shows discussed include American Horror Story, The Walking Dead, DTLA, and RuPaul’s Drag Race All-Stars.