The MTV Movie Awards are voted for by the public, but definitely a young group of people. It always seems to be battle of the fandoms on who will pick up the different awards. This year seemed to be know different as Harry Potter, The Hunger Games and The Twilight Saga all went head to head. I think some of the categories show quite a wide range of actors and performance types but at the end of the day it’s more of a popularity contest than anything else.
Elle Fanning – Super 8
Melissa McCarthy – Bridesmaids
Liam Hemsworth – The Hunger Games
Rooney Mara – The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
Shailene Woodley – The Descendants – WINNER
The road to the Oscars is very much starting with the nominations coming out thick and fast for all of the other awards shows. The Golden Globes is always a popular show and the nominations for the 2012 Golden Globes are as follows. The Golden Globes combine the best of film and television into the one awards show.
Best Motion Picture – Drama
The Ides of March
Best Motion Picture – Comedy or Musical
Midnight in Paris
My Week with Marilyn
The art directors guild awards Annual Excellence in Production Design Awards, this means splitting films into different categories for the awards.
THE ARTIST Production Designer: Laurence Bennett
HUGO Production Designer: Dante Ferretti
THE HELP Production Designer: Mark Ricker
ANONYMOUS Production Designer: Sebastian Krawinkel
TINKER TAILOR SOLDIER SPY Production Designer: Maria Djurkovic
The nominations for the Producers Guild award. Including 10 for best picture, but will it be the same as the Oscars? The best picture nominations cover a very wide range of types of films. The winners will be announced on 21st January!
The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo
The Ides of March
Midnight in Paris
As these awards are voted for my the public I think it is pretty easy to guess who is going to win in each category. This year was dominated by The Twilight Saga, which I am pretty sure it has been for the last couple of years now.
BEST MOVIE WINNER
The MTV Movie awards is taking place on Monday night and you can currently go and vote for your favorite actors/films to win the awards . . . vote here
Some of the categories are very different to the normal ones we see at all of the awards shows. Let’s face it these movie awards are more relaxed and focus on the films people have enjoyed going to see at the cinema over the previous year.
Black Swan picked up 4 Independent Spirit Awards last night, which was just fantastic to see! The film seems to have been forgotten about in the Oscar race, other than the leading role for Natalie Portman. The Spirit Awards seem to just love Aronofsky and his films.
The King’s Speech picked up another award, this time for Foreign film. Obviously no Colin Firth allowed James Franco to receive a very well deserved award for his role in 127 Hours.
Best Feature: “Black Swan”
Best Director: Darren Aronofsky, “Black Swan”
Best Screenplay: Stuart Blumberg, Lisa Cholodenko, “The Kids Are All Right”
Best First Feature: “Get Low”
Best First Screenplay: Lena Dunham, “Tiny Furniture”
John Cassavetes Award: “Daddy Longlegs”
Best Female Lead: Natalie Portman, “Black Swan”
Best Male Lead: James Franco, “127 Hours”
Best Supporting Female: Dale Dickey, “Winter’s Bone”
Best Supporting Male: John Hawkes, “Winter’s Bone”
Best Cinematography: Matthew Libatique, “Black Swan”
Best Documentary: “Exit Through the Gift Shop”
Best Foreign Film: “The King’s Speech”
The Independent Spirit Awards took place tonight, some pictures from the arrivals on the red carpet.
It was all about The King’s Speech last night at the BAFTA’s and it was Colin Firth’s night. Taking home the best actor BAFTA for the second year running! So pleased to see him getting award recognition now, he really does deserve it he is such a fantastic actor.
This has to be good news for all of those involved in the Harry Potter franchise as they have been snubbed with so many awards over the years. This announcement comes a few days after news of some of the cast members being disappointed that the films have not received anything on the awards front. Ideally the BAFTA awards should be the ones to reward Harry Potter. As it really has done wonders for the British film industry!
The cast and crew behind the HARRY POTTER franchise are to be honoured with a special award at the British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) prizegiving.
Potter author J.K. Rowling and producer David Heyman will accept the Outstanding British Contribution to Cinema trophy at the ceremony later this month (Feb11).
The hit films, about a boy wizard played by Daniel Radcliffe, will be recognised for showcasing British talent and providing a vast array of jobs for thousands of workers in the U.K.
Radcliffe says, “I am thrilled that the Harry Potter film series is being honoured with this award. I have loved every minute of making these films and to me the real heroes are the crew and the huge team of craftsmen that have made all eight of them possible – this award is a testament to their incredible work.”
Awards season really is in full swing, but it seems as though the same four actors are picking up the main awards for the films. Doesn’t even look close for the Oscars at all. I guess we could still get quite a surprise but not looking very likely. Quite a surprise for the SAG Awards has to be “The King’s Speech picking up the big award of the night for outstanding ensemble in a motion picture. Great to see a British film doing so well!
SAG Award Winner: Outstanding Ensemble In A Motion Picture
Outstanding Ensemble Motion Picture – Cast of “The King’s Speech”
A great thing about awards season is seeing the fashion on the red carpet. The men don’t really have much chance to really change what they are wearing but always look good in suits/tux’s. The dresses worn by the women often start trends off for everyone else!
The awards season has started to kick off the past week or so, with nominations being announced for different awards ceremonies. Well the British Independent Film awards took place last night and the big winner does not come as much of a surprise after all the publicity and hype it has received so far. The King’s Speech picked up the main awards with all three in the acting category. For the lead female Carey Mulligan picked up the award for the second year running after her star turn in An Education last year, this year has seen her pick the award up for Never Let Me Go.
I am really looking forward to seeing both The King’s Speech and Never Let Me Go as both really do look like good films, with fantastic performances. The winning of these awards really must just back that up. Looks like we will be in for some good films coming out in the New Year. Got to love the awards season!
Rest of the awards . . .
The nominations for the 26th Film Independent’s Spirit Awards have been announced today!
The Kids Are All Right
I received an email a few days ago with information about winning the chance to attend the 2010 Empire Film Awards.
“Citroën is giving one lucky film fan the chance to attend this prestigious event. The prize is a pair of tickets (the winner and a friend) to attend the exclusive awards ceremony, schmooze with guests at the VIP after-party and then crash down in a nearby luxury London hotel with complimentary breakfast for the morning after.”
It really is a fantastic prize for any film fan out there, the awards are usually very good and honor films which tend to get missed from all the other awards shows as the fans vote for their favorites of the past year.
Enter the competition here
The nominees have been announced for the 2010 Jameson Empire Film Awards. You can now vote for your favorite to win, five nominees to choose from in each category.
I’ve always liked the Empire awards as you get the chance for more mainstream good films which are usually snubbed by the Oscars and the general awards season. Like the big blockbusters. I have submitted my votes . . . who will you vote for?
As you have probably noticed I have totally been slacking with my blog this week. That is all due to starting a new job on Monday and working full time. So I have not had much chance to review some films I have watched, and come up with any new top 10 lists. This also impacted any post relating to the 2010 BATFA Awards which took place on Sunday night.
It was all very predictable and went the way you would expect the awards to go . . . until the very end of course and “The Hurt Locker” picking up the best picture award as I was not expecting that at all.
But one thing that made me extremely happy (even though I am yet to see the film) is that Colin Firth picked up the Best Actor award! I have been a huge Colin Firth fan since seeing him in “Bridget Jones Diary” and even watched some awful films with him in haha. But very much looking forward to “A Single Man” so seeing him with the BAFTA in his hand put a big smile on my face. His speech was charming and funny as well which just added to my happiness.