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My Big Bold 2014 Academy Award Winner Predictions

March 1, 2014

12 chewitAs usual, I have to apologize for the lack of posts. Gratefully I have been busy working, auditioning and prepping several new projects. I’m in pre-production on the feature Like You Mean It (as a Producer) and the short Jack (as a Producer/Star) and I will be shooting an episode of one of my favorite dramatic TV shows next week. So, that’s all great. However, I know you would rather know what I think is gonna happen at Sunday’s big Oscar ceremony hosted by the hilarious Ellen Degeneres.

Well, this year has been an incredibly competitive one with lots of split winners in the Best Picture race at the precursor awards. In fact Gravity, 12 Years a Slave, and even the lackluster and overrated American Hustle could win the big race. Luckily that means we could have a lot of surprises come Sunday night. As such, there are several big races that are too close too call (Best Picture, Adapted Screenplay, Original Screenplay, Score, Editing, Documentary, Supporting Actress and even Best Actor could surprise). So, just who will and should win the Academy Awards this year after an incredibly great year for film? Check out my Big Bold Oscar Winner Predictions below.

My Big Bold 2014 Oscar Winner Predictions~

Best Picture:
12 Years A Slave, American Hustle, Captain Phillips, Dallas Buyers Club, Gravity, Her, Philomena, Nebraska, The Wolf of Wall Street
Will & Should win: 12 Years a Slave
Spoiler: Gravity
* Seriously, either of those two could win. Thankfully, I just don’t think American Hustle can upset them.

Best Actor:
Christian Bale (American Hustle), Bruce Dern (Nebraska), Leonardo DiCaprio (The Wolf of Wall Street), Chewitel Ejiofor (12 Years a Slave), Matthew McConaughey (Dallas Buyers Club)Jared-Leto-Matthew-McConaughey-Dallas-Buyers-Club
Will & Should win: Matthew McConaughey
Spoiler: Leonardo DiCaprio

*McConaughey  has had the edge all season but Ejifor just won the BAFTA and DiCaprio is overdue and has had a big spending campaign. This one might actually go down to the wire…

Best Actress:
Amy Adams (American Hustle), Cate Blanchett (Blue Jasmine), Sandra Bullock (Gravity), Judi Dench (Philomena), Meryl Streep (August Osage County)

Will & Should win: Cate Blanchett

Spoiler: Amy Adams (but yeah, that’s not gonna happen)

Best Supporting Actor:
Barkhad Abdi (Captain Phillips), Bradley Cooper (American Hustle), Michael Fassbender (12 Years a Slave), Jonah Hill (The Wolf of Wall Street), Jared Leto (Dallas Buyers Club)

Will & Should win: Jared Leto

Spoiler: Michael Fassbender (but yeah, that’s not gonna happen)

Best Supporting Actress:
Sally Hawkins (Blue Jasmine), Jennifer Lawrence (American Hustle), Lupita N’yongo (12 Years a Slave), Julia Roberts (August Osage County), June Squibb (Nebraska)
Will & Should win: Lupita N’yongo
Spoiler: Jennifer Lawernce
* This race is crazy close. Most pundits are now predicting Lawrence, but I think it is way too soon for her to win two lupitaOscars, let alone back to back. So, hopefully people will vote for the actual Best performance in SAG and Critics Choice Award winner N’yongo

Best Director:
Alfonso Cuaron (Gravity), Steve McQueen (12 Years a Slave), David O’Russell (American Hustle), Alexander Payne (Nebraska), Martin Scorsese (The Wolf of Wall Street)
Will & Should win: Alfonso Cuaron
Spoiler: Steve McQueen

Best Adapted Screenplay:
12 Years a Slave, Before Midnight, Captain Phillips, Philomena, The Wolf of Wall Street
Will & Should win: 12 Years a Slave
Spoiler: Philomena

Best Original Screenplay:
American Hustle, Blue Jasmine, Dallas Buyers Club, Her, Nebraska
Will win: Her
Should win: Dallas Buyers Club
Spoiler: American Hustle
* This one is also a toss-up between Her and Hustle, but I think the sheer originality of Her will win the day.

Best Score:
The Book Thief, Gravity, Her, Philomena, Saving Mr. Banks
Will & Should win: Philomena
Spoiler: Gravity
* I’m going out on a limb here and think the actual best score, Philomena, will eek out a win. However, smarter money might be on Gravity.

Best Song:
“Let It Go” (Frozen), “Ordinary Love” (Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom), “The Moon Song” (Her), “Happy” (Despicable Me 2)
Will & Should win: “Let It Go”
Spoiler: “Happy”
* This race has become incredibly close of late. “Ordinary Love” is by powerhouse U2, won the Golden Globe and has a frozen-let-it-go-full-scene-watch-nowhuge campaign behind it. “Happy” is the # 1 song in the country by Grammy Golden boy Pharrell Williams. However, you just can’t deny the phenomena that is Frozen and it’s amazing anthem sung by Tony winner Idina Menel.

Best Cinematography:
Gravity, The Grandmaster, Inside Llewyn Davis, Nebraska, Prisoners
Will & Should win: Gravity
Spoiler: Prisoners

Best Editing:
American Hustle, Captain Phillips, Gravity, Dallas Buyers Club, 12 Years a Slave
Will & Should win: Gravity
Spoiler: Captain Phillips
* Captain Phillips has come on very strong of late in this race and I wouldnt be surprised if it pulled this one out.

Best Production Design:
12 Years a Slave, American Hustle, Gravity, The Great Gatsby, Her
Will & Should win: The Great Gatsby
Spoiler: Gravity

Best Costume Design:
12 Years a Slave, American Hustle, The Great Gatsby, The Grandmaster, The Invisible Woman
Will & Should win: The Great Gatsby
Spoiler: American Hustle
* with 10 nominations, Hustle has its other great chance of winning in this category. However, I think Gatsby will still have the edge.

Best Makeup & Hairstyling:
Dallas Buyers Club, Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa, The Lone Ranger
Will & Should win: Dallas Buyers Club
Spoiler: Bad Grandpa

Best Sound Editing:
All is Lost, Captain Phillips, Gravity, Lone Survivor, The Hobbit: Desolation of Smaug
Will & Should win: Gravity
Spoiler: Captain Phillips

Best Sound Mixing:
Captain Phillips, Gravity, The Hobbit: Desolation of Smaug, Inside Llewyn Davis, Lone Survivor
Will & Should win: Gravity
Spoiler: Captain Phillipssandra-bullocks-new-movie-gravity-is-an-extreme-4-d-thrill-ride-1

Best Visual Effects:
Gravity, The Hobbit: Desolation of Smaug, Iron Man 3, Lone Ranger, Star Trek Into Darkness
Will & Should win: Gravity
No spoiler

Best Animated Film:
The Croods, Despicable Me 2, Ernest and Celestine, Frozen, The Wind Rises
Will & Should win: Frozen
Spoiler: The Wind Rises

Best Documentary:
20 Feet From Stardom, The Act of Killing, Cutie and the Boxer, Dirty Wars, The Square
Will & Should win: 20 Feet From Stardom
Spoiler: The Act of Killing
* Killing is the critical favorite, but audiences and yours truly loooooved Stardom. So, this is another tight race.

Best Foreign Film:
The Broken Circle Breakdown, The Great Beauty, The Hunt, The Missing Picture, Omar
Will win: The Great Beauty
Should win: the Hunt or Broken Circle Breakdown
Spoiler: Broken Circle Breakdown
* any of those 3 I mentioned could win. Don’t bet on my choice for this one people.

And as for the shorts, that’s all up to you. I cant tell you everything. lol

So, there you go~ My Big Bold Oscar Winner Predictions. Use ’em or lose ’em, but enjoy the show on Sunday night!
J

My Big Bold Golden Globe Award Winner Predictions

January 10, 2014

grvity psoterOk, people, Awards Season is in full swing and I’m trying to keep up. I may not be able to do all my predix and coverage for every show, but I will do the biggies… With that said, let’s take a look at my big, bold Golden Globe Award Winner Predictions for 2014. It’s a crazy competitive year where anyone and anything can happen (except for anyone trying to beat Cate Blanchett). So, just who do I think will win? Scroll down and watch the show Sunday night on NBC hosted by the hilarious team of Amy Poehler and Tina Fey.

My Big Bold 2014 Golden Globe Award Winner Predictions~

MOVIES~

Best Picture (Drama)
12 Years a Slave, Captain Phillips, Gravity, Philomena, Rush
Will win: Gravity
Should win: 12 Years a Slave
Spoiler: Philomena

Best Actor (Drama)
Chewitel Ejiofor (12 Years a Slave), Idris Elba (Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom), Tom Hanks (Captain Phillips), Matthew McConaughey (Dallas Buyers Club), Robert Redford (All is Lost)
Will win: Matthew McConaughey
Should win: Chewitel Ejiofor
Spoiler: Robert Redford

Best Actress (Drama)
Cate Blanchett (Blue Jasmine), Sandra Bullock (Gravity), Judi Dench (Philomena), Emma Thompson (Saving Mr. Banks), Kate Winslet (Labor Day)
Will & Should win: Cate Blancett
* this is the most clear winner of the entire night unless the HFPA goes crazy with Philomena and hands Dench a shocker win

Best Picture (Comedy/Musical)
American Hustle, Her, Inside Llewyn Davis, Nebraska, The Wolf of Wall Streetamy ahustle
Will win: American Hustle
Should win: Um, something else that’s not nominated~ August Osage County
Spoiler: Her

Best Actor (Comedy/Musical)
Christian Bale (American Hustle), Bruce Dern (Nebraska), Leonardo DiCaprio (The Wolf of Wall Street), Oscar Isaac (Inside Llewyn Davis), Joaquin Phoenix (Her)
Will & Should win: Leonardo DiCaprio
Spoiler: Oscar Isaac

Best Actress (Comedy/Musical)
Amy Adams (American Hustle), Julie Delpy (Before Midnight), Greta Gerwig (Frances Ha), Julia Louis-Dreyfuss (Enough Said), Meryl Streep (August Osage County)
Will win: Amy Adams
Should win: Meryl Streep
spoiler: Meryl Streep

Best Supporting Actor:
Barkhad Abdi (Captain Phillips), Daniel Bruhl (Rush), Bradley Cooper (American Hustle), Michael Fassbender (12 Years a Slave), Jared Leto (Dallas Buyers Club)
Will & Should win: Jared Leto
Spoiler: Daniel Bruhljared_leto_dallas_buyers_club

Best Supporting Actress:
Sally Hawkins (Blue Jasmine), Jennifer Lawrence (American Hustle), Lupita Nyongo (12 Years a Slave), Julia Roberts (August Osage County), June Squibb (Nebraska)
Will & Should win: Lupita Nyongo
Spoiler: Jennifer Lawrence

Best Director:
Alfonso Cuaron (Gravity), Paul Greengrass (Captain Phillips), Steve McQueen (12 Years a Slave), Alexander Payne (Nebraska), David O’Russell (American Hustle)
Will & Should win: Alfonso Cuaron
Spoiler: Steve McQueen

Best Screenplay:
American Hustle, 12 Years a Slave, Her, Nebraska, Philomena,
Will win: American Hustle
Should win: 12 Years a Slave
Spoiler: Philomena

Best Score:
12 Years a Slave, All is Lost, The Book Thief, Gravity, Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom
Will & Should win: 12 Years a Slave
Spoiler: Gravity

Best Animated Film:
The Croods, Frozen, Monster University
Will & Should win: Frozen

Best Original Song:
“Atlas”- Coldplay (The Hunger Games: Catching Fire), “Let It Go” sung by Idina Menzel (Frozen), “Ordinary Love”- U2 (Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom), “Please Mr. Kennedy” (Inside Llewyn Davis), “Sweeter Than Fiction”- Taylor Swift (One Chance)
Will & Should win: “Let It Go”
Spoiler: “Ordinary Love”

TV~

Drama Series:
Breaking Bad, Downton Abbey, The Good Wife, House of Cards, Masters of Sex
Will win: House of Cards
Should win: Breaking Bad/The Good Wiferobin hoc
Spoiler: The Good Wife

Actor Drama Series:
Bryan Cranston (Breaking Bad), Liev Schriber (Ray Donovan), Michael Sheen (Masters of Sex), Kevin Spacey (House of Cards), James Spader (The Blacklist)
Will & Should win: Bryan Cranston
Spoiler: Kevin Spacey

Actress Drama Series:
Juliana Marguiles (The Good Wife), Tatiana Maslaney (Orphan Black), Taylor Schilling (Orange is the New Black), Kerry Washington (Scandal), Robin Wright (House of Cards)
Will win: Kerry Washington
Should win: Robin Wright
Spoiler: Juliana Marguiles

Comedy/Musical Series:
The Big Bang Theory, Brooklyn Nine-Nine, Girls, Modern Family, Parks & Recreation
Will win: Girls (vomit!)
Should win: Modern Family
Spoiler: Parks & Recreation

Actor Comedy/Musical:
Jason Bateman (Arrested Development), Don Cheadle (House of Lies), Michael J. Fox (The Michael J. Fox Show), Jim Parsons (The Big Bang Theory), Andy Samberg (Brooklyn Nine-Nine)
Will win: Michael J. Fox
Should win: Jim Parsons
Spoiler: Andy Samberg

Actress Comedy/Musical:
Zooey Deschanel (New Girl), Edie Falco (Nurse Jackie), Lena Dunham (Girls), Julia Louis-Dreyfuss (Veep), Amy Poehler (Parks & Recreation)
Will & Should win: Julia Louis-Dreyfuss
Spoiler: Amy Poehler

TV Movie/Miniseries:
American Horror Story: Coven, Behind the Candelabra, Dancing on the Edge, Top of the Lake, The White Queen
Will & Should win: Behind the Candelabramatt-damon-michael-douglas-behind-the-candelabra-hbo

Actor TV Movie/Miniseries:
Matt Damon (Behind the Candelabra), Michael Douglas (Behind the Candelabra), Chewitel Ejiofor (Dancing on the Edge), Idris Elba (Luther), Al Pacino (Phil Spector)
Will & Should win: Michael Douglas
Spoiler: Idris Elba

Actress TV Movie/Miniseries:
Helena Bonham Carter (Burton & Taylor), Rebecca Ferguson (The White Queen), Jessica Lange (American Horror Story: Coven), Elizabeth Moss (Top of the Lake), Helen Mirren (Phil Spector)
Will & Should win: Jessica Lange
Spoiler: Elizabeth Moss

Supporting Actor TV Movie/Miniseries, Drama, Comedy Series:
Josh Charles (The Good Wife), Rob Lowe (Behind the Candelabra), Aaron Paul (Breaking Bad), Corey Stoll (House of Cards), Jon Voight (Ray Donovan)
Will win: Aaron Paul
Should win: Corey Stoll
Spoiler: Josh Charles

Supporting Actress TV Movie/Miniseries, Drama, Comedy Series:
Jacqueline Bisset (Dancing on the Edge), Janet McTeer (The White Queen), Hayden Panittiere (Nashville), Monica Potter (Parenthood), Sofia Vergara (Modern Family)
Will win: Sofia Vergara
Should win: Hayden Panittiere (I know that might sound crazy, but seriously, she is so good on Nashville)
Spoiler: Janet McTeer
* those two TV Supporting categories are so all over the place that truly anyone can win.

So, there ya have it. My big Globe predictions. Do you agree? Am I crazy? Let me know below and enjoy the show!
J

The LA Film Critics Embrace French Love

December 10, 2012

amour-poster2The LA Film Critics went super art house with their choices for the Best of 2012 this year honoring the French drama Amour with Best Picture. The incredibly difficult film to watch features a great performance from lead actress Emmanuelle Riva which propelled her into a tie for Best Actress with one of this year’s Oscar front-runners Jennifer Lawrence (Silver Linings Playbook). The other big winner was the atrocious and self-important Paul Thomas Anderson film, The Master, which took home Director, Actor (Joaquin Phoenix… really? ugh), Supporting Actress (Amy Adams... ok, I’ll accept that) and Production Design (um, did they not see The Hobbit, Anna Karenina, Les Mis, or Lincoln?)… Winning Best Supporting Actor was newcomer Dwight Henry for Beasts of the Southern Wild which also took home Best Score. The screenplay award went to Argo. Head to the LA Film critics site here for more info on their awards which have a VERY spotty record in terms of forecasting Oscar winners (They only got Christopher Plummer for Supporting Actor right of the big 8 categories last year). Then, check out all the winners below.

2012 Los Angeles Film Critics Association Award Winners~

BEST PICTURE
“Amour”
Runner-up: “The Master”

BEST DIRECTOR
Paul Thomas Anderson (“The Master”)
Runner-up: Kathryn Bigelow (“Zero Dark Thirty”)

BEST ACTOR
Joaquin Phoenix (“The Master”)
Runner-up: Denis Lavant (“Holy Motors”)

BEST ACTRESS
TIE~ Jennifer Lawrence (“Silver Linings Playbook”) & Emmanuelle Riva (“Amour”)

BEST MUSIC/SCORE
Dan Romer & Benh Zeitlin (“Beasts of the Southern Wild”)
Runner-up: Johnny Greenwood (“The Master”)

BEST FOREIGN-LANGUAGE FILM
“Holy Motors”
Runner-up: “Footnote”

BEST ANIMATED FEATURE
“Frankenweenie”
Runner-up: “It’s Such a Beautiful Day”

BEST DOCUMENTARY/NONFICTION FILM
“The Gatekeepers”
Runner-up: “Searching for Sugar Man”

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR
Dwight Henry (“Beasts of the Southern Wild”)
Runner-up: Christoph Waltz (“Django Unchained”)

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS
Amy Adams (“The Master”)
Runner-up: Anne Hathaway (“The Dark Knight Rises”; “Les Miserables”)

BEST SCREENPLAY
Chris Terrio (“Argo”)
Runner-up: David O. Russell (“Silver Linings Playbook”)

BEST EDITING
Dylan Tichenor and William Goldenberg (“Zero Dark Thirty”)
William Goldenberg (“Argo”)

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY
Roger Deakins (“Skyfall”)
Runner-up: Mihai Malaimare Jr. (“The Master”)

BEST PRODUCTION DESIGN
“The Master”
Runner-up: “Moonrise Kingdom”

Jake Gyllenhaal takes down Bad Guys and an Old Guy at the Box Office

September 25, 2012

It was another slow weekend at the box office as 4 new films opened to lackluster results. Faring best was the low-budget indie cop drama End of Watch (my film grade: A-) surpassing most expectations which pulled in a good $13 million considering its small $7 million budget. That gave Jake Gyllenhaal the edge over Oscar winning cranky old man Clint Eastwood whose The Trouble with the Curve (my grade: C-) landed in third with just $12 million. Sandwiched between the two was the cheap horror film The House at the End of the Street starring Jennifer Lawrence‘s with $12.2 million. Tanking the most was the new comic adaptation of Dredd with a dreadful $6.2 million…. Climbing into the top ten was the Oscar contender The Master with $4.3 million in only 788 theaters. Unfortunately, that only gave it a middling $5572 theatre average showing movie goers are not responding the way critics are. I’ll tell you why~ that movie is terrible, indulgent, boring, pedantic and annoying (my grade which is saved by some nice performances by Phillip Seymour Hoffman and Amy Adams: C-.)… Opening fantastically in super limited release was my favorite movie of the year thus far, The Perks of Being a Wallflower, with a giant $57,000 per theatre average. It should expand quite well over the next few weeks…. For more on all these numbers, head to Box Office Mojo here and check out the new top ten below.

TW LW Title (click to view) Studio Weekend Gross % Change Theater Count / Change Average Total Gross Budget* Week #
1 N End of Watch ORF $13,152,683 – 2,730 – $4,818 $13,152,683 $7 1
2 N House at the End of The Street Rela. $12,287,234 – 3,083 – $3,985 $12,287,234 $10 1
3 N Trouble with the Curve WB $12,162,040 – 3,212 – $3,786 $12,162,040 – 1
4 2 Finding Nemo (3D) BV $9,641,474 -42.2% 2,904 – $3,320 $30,175,449 – 2
5 1 Resident Evil: Retribution SGem $6,701,803 -68.2% 3,016 +4 $2,222 $33,469,530 $65 2
6 N Dredd LGF $6,278,491 – 2,506 – $2,505 $6,278,491 $50 1
7 19 The Master Wein. $4,391,092 +496.4% 788 +783 $5,572 $5,446,975 – 2
8 3 The Possession LGF $2,641,990 -54.2% 2,598 -262 $1,017 $45,291,617 $14 4
9 6 ParaNorman Focus $2,345,630 -24.2% 1,617 -709 $1,451 $52,582,728 – 6
10 4 Lawless Wein. $2,286,215 -47.4% 2,614 -449 $875 $34,477,134 – 4

Zombies and Fish Bring Back the Box office

September 17, 2012

It took some scary zombies and an adorable fish, but the box office finally turned around a little after weeks of terrible grosses. While Resident Evil: Retribution and Finding Nemo didn’t make a huge impression, both films did open nicely. Retribution, the fifth installment in the franchise, took in $21 million while the Nemo 3D re-release tallied $17 million… The other good news came in the limited release arena as Oscar bait films The Master starring Joaquin Phoenix, Philip Seymour Hoffman and Amy Adams and Arbitrage starring Richard Gere and Susan Sarandon both made big waves in their limited debuts. For more on their numbers and the new top ten, head to Box Office Mojo here. Also, watch for continued strong grosses for both films as they expand over the next few weeks. (I saw Arbitrage and really liked it. It’s a very smart drama and Richard Gere is brilliant. Grade: A-)… In the meantime, take a look at the latest numbers below.

TW LW Title (click to view) Studio Weekend Gross % Change Theater Count / Change Average Total Gross Budget* Week #
1 N Resident Evil: Retribution SGem $21,100,000 – 3,012 – $7,005 $21,100,000 $65 1
2 N Finding Nemo (3D) BV $17,504,000 – 2,904 – $6,028 $17,504,000 – 1
3 1 The Possession LGF $5,800,000 -37.8% 2,860 +26 $2,028 $41,167,000 $14 3
4 2 Lawless Wein. $4,219,000 -29.8% 3,063 -75 $1,377 $30,141,000 – 3
5 5 ParaNorman Focus $3,039,000 -27.6% 2,326 -530 $1,307 $49,336,000 – 5
6 3 The Expendables 2 LGF $3,030,000 -38.8% 2,896 -364 $1,046 $80,290,000 $100 5
7 4 The Words CBS $2,880,000 -39.4% 2,801 – $1,028 $9,160,000 $6 2
8 6 The Bourne Legacy Uni. $2,875,000 -27.6% 2,170 -596 $1,325 $107,817,000 $125 6
9 7 The Odd Life of Timothy Green BV $2,511,000 -31.2% 2,415 -302 $1,040 $46,284,000 – 5
10 8 The Campaign WB $2,405,000 -28.8% 2,002 -540 $1,201 $82,857,000 – 6

Can Amy Adams finally win an Oscar this Year?

August 8, 2012

Amy Adams has quickly become one of the best and most sought over actresses in Hollywood since her first Oscar nomination for 2005’s Junebug. Since then she has been nominated twice more for Doubt and The Fighter, but she has yet to win…. However Adams, who is one of my favorite actresses by the way, has a couple more chances to make it to the race this year. While her supporting part in On the Road is surely good, its her appearances in two other big Oscar contenders that should see her grab one or two nods. She could land her first Best Actress nomination (PS- I still think she was robbed of a Lead Actress nom for Enchanted) for the dramedy The Trouble with the Curve where she plays Clint Eastwood’s daughter as they struggle to reconnect in the baseball world. And she seems like one of the front-runners for Supporting Actress this year (alongside Les MiserablesAnne Hathaway) for her performance in Paul Thomas Anderson’s drama The Master co-starring Oscar winner Phillip Seymour Hoffman and Oscar nominee Joaquin Phoenix. I’d say she’ll get at least one nod this year, but will she win? We shall see. Take a look at the trailers for both films below and let me know if you think she’s finally gonna take home the gold… Also, watch for Adams to make her Broadway debut and let loose with her wonderful singing voice in the latest revival of Into the Woods this fall. Um, yeah, she’s ridiculously talented.

The Master

The Trouble with the Curve

Inception, Harry Potter and Twilight Eclipse lead the MTV Movie Award Nominations

May 4, 2011

Following the very tony news of the Tony Award nominations this morning, we got more news of some, um, prestigious kudos doling out their nominees…. This time it was from the pretty meaningless but super entertaining MTV Movie Awards. As they have for the last few years, the woeful Twilight series lead the noms again with the latest Eclipse, followed by the awesome Oscar juggernauts Inception, The Social Network and the second to last Harry Potter. Take a look at all the nominees (go Emma Stone!) and vote at MTV.com here. Watch for the show to be hosted by SNL’s Jason Sudekis on June 5th.

Best Movie:
Black Swan
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Pt. 1
Inception
The Social Network
Twilight Saga: Eclipse

Best Female Performance:
Emma Stone (Easy A)
Emma Watson (Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Pt. 1)
Jennifer Aniston (Just Go With It) … Um, what???
Kristen Stewart (Twilight Saga: Eclipse)… double what???
Natalie Portman (Black Swan)

Best Male Performance:
Daniel Radcliffe (Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Pt. 1)
Jesse Eisenberg (The Social Network)
Robert Pattinson (Twilight Saga: Eclipse)… blerg
Taylor Lautner (Twilight Saga: Eclipse) … oy vey…
Zac Efron (Charlie St. Cloud)

Best Breakout Star
Andrew Garfield (The Social Network)
Chloe Grace Moretz (Kick Ass)
Hailee Steinfeld (True Grit)
Jay Chou (The Green Hornet)
Olivia Wilde (Tron Legacy)
Xavier Samuel (Twilight Saga: Eclipse)

Best Comedic Performance
Emma Stone (Easy A)
Ashton Kutcher (No Strings Attached)
Adam Sandler (Just Go With It)
Russell Brand (Get Him to the Greek)
Zach Galifnakis (Due Date)

Best Villain:
Christoph Watlz (The Green Hornet)
Leighton Meester (The Roommate)
Mickey Rourke (Iron Man 2)
Ned Beatty (Toy Story 3)
Tom Felton (Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Pt. 1)

Best Kiss
Ellen Page & Joseph Gordon-Levitt (Inception)
Emma Watson & Daniel Radcliffe (Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Pt. 1)
Kristen Stewart & Robert Pattinson (Twilight Saga: Eclipse)
Kristen Stewart & Taylor Lautner (Twilight Saga: Eclipse)… oooh, so she’s a slut! hehe
Natalie Portman & Mila Kunis (Black Swan) … the obvious winner to be…

Best Fight:
Amy Adams v. The Sister (The Fighter)… Ok, awesome choice
Chloe Grace Moretz v. Mark Strong (Kick Ass)
Harry, Ron & Hermione v. The Deatheaters (Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Pt. 1)
Joseph Gordon Levitt v. Hallway attacker (Inception)
Robert Pattison v. Bryce Dallas Howard & Xavier Samuel (Twilight Saga Eclipse)

Biggest Jaw Dropping Moment
James Franco (127 Hours)
Justin Bieber (Justin Bieber: Never Say Never)… Ok, I’m gonna be sick
Leonardo DiCaprio & Ellen Page (Inception)
Natalie Portman (Black Swan)
Steve-O (Jackass 3D)

Best Scared as Shit Performance
Ashley Bell (The Last Exorcism)
Minka Kelly (The Roommate)
Ellen Page (Inception)
Jessica Schor (Piranha 3D)
Ryan Reynolds (Buried)

Best Line from a Movie
“I Want to Get Chocolate Wasted” (Grown Ups)
“There’s a higher power that will judge you for your indecency… Tom Cruise?” (Easy A)
“If you guys were the inventors of Facebook, you’d have invented Facebook.” (The Social Network)
“A million dollars isn’t cool. You know what is cool? A billion dollars. And that shut everybody up.” (The Social Network)
“You musn’t be afraid to dream a little bigger darling.” (Inception)

My Big Bold Academy Award WINNER Predictions 2011

February 24, 2011

Ok, they’re finally here: my big bold Academy Award winner predictions… Now, as usual I’m giving you who I think will and should win…. This year, we have several strong races like The Kings Speech and The Social Network for Best Picture and Annette Bening v. Natalie Portman for Best Actress that could go down to the wire. In fact, the race for Best Director and Supporting Actress are seeming more and more unpredictable. Will there be a major surprise? Will The Kings Speech sweep? And will the little categories mess you up in your Oscar pool? (Um, they probably will unfortunately). Nonetheless, I’m making my educated guesses here and trying not to go with my heart. So, take a look at my thoughts below and watch the show on Sunday on ABC with your hosts former nominee Anne Hathaway and current Oscar nominee James Franco!

Best Picture:
127 Hours, Black Swan, The Fighter, Inception, The Kids are Alright, The Kings Speech, The Social Network, Toy Story 3, True Grit, Winter’s Bone
Will & Should win: The Kings Speech
~spoiler: The Social Network

Best Director:
Darren Aronofsky (Black Swan), David O. Russell (The Fighter), David Fincher (The Social Network), Tom Hooper (The Kings Speech), Joel & Ethan Coen (True Grit)
Will & Should win: David Fincher
~spoiler: Tom Hooper
* again- how the heck did Christopher Nolan (Inception) NOT get nominated?

Best Actor:
Javier Bardem (Biutiful), Jeff Bridges (True Grit), Jesse Eisenberg (The Social Network), Colin Firth (The Kings Speech), James Franco (127 Hours)
Will & Should win: Colin Firth

Best Actress:
Annette Bening (The Kids are Alright), Nicole Kidman (Rabbit Hole), Jennifer Lawrence (Winters Bone), Natalie Portman (Black Swan), Michelle Williams
Will win: Natalie Portman
Should win: Annette Bening
~spoiler: Annette Bening

Best Supporting Actor:
Christian Bale (The Fighter), John Hawkes (Winters Bone), Jeremy Renner (The Town), Mark Ruffalo (The Kids are Alright), Geoffrey Rush (The Kings Speech)
Will & Should win: Christian Bale
~spoiler: Geoffrey Rush

Best Supporting Actress:
Amy Adams (The Fighter), Helena Bonham Carter (The Kings Speech), Melissa Leo (The Fighter), Hailee Steinfeld (True Grit), Jacki Weaver (Animal Kingdom)
Will & Should win: Melissa Leo
~spoiler: Hailee Steinfeld
* this category is known for its big upsets, so it wouldn’t be shocking that a Kings Speech sweep could land Bonham Carter in the winners circle or the well liked Adams could surprise here.

Best Original Screenplay:
Another Year, The Fighter, Inception, The Kids are Alright, The Kings Speech
Will & Should win: The Kings Speech
~spoiler: The Kids are Alright

Best Adapted Screenplay:
127 Hours, The Social Network, Toy Story 3, True Grit, Winters Bone
Will & Should win: The Social Network

Best Cinematography:
Black Swan, Inception, The Kings Speech, The Social Network, True Grit
Will & Should win: True Grit
~spoiler: Inception

Best Editing:
127 Hours, Black Swan, The Fighter, The Kings Speech, The Social Network
Will & Should win: The Social Network
~spoiler: The Fighter

Best Costume Design:
Alice in Wonderland, I Am Love, The Kings Speech, The Tempest, True Grit
Will & Should win: Alice in Wonderland
~spoiler: The Kings Speech

Best Art Direction:
Alice in Wonderland, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Pt. 1, Inception, The Kings Speech, True Grit
Will win: The Kings Speech
Should win: Harry Potter
~spoiler: Alice in Wonderland
* This is one of the biggest toss-up categories of the night

Best Original Score:
How to Train Your Dragon, Inception, The Kings Speech, 127 Hours, The Social Network
Will win: The Kings Speech
Should win: Inception
~spoiler: The Social Network (and how awesome would it be if it does win giving Nine Inch Nails  singer Trent Reznor the Oscar?!)

Best Original Song:
“Coming Home” (Country Strong), “If I Rise” (127 Hours), “I See the Light” (Tangled), “We Belong Together” (Toy Story 3)
Will win: “If I Rise”
Should win: “Coming Home”
~spoiler: “I See the Light”
* this is the other biggest toss-up category of the night. In fact, if the Academy love for Toy Story 3 spills over, Randy Newman’s boring song could win.

Best Makeup:
Barneys Version, The Way Back, Wolfman
Will & Should win: The Wolfman

Best Sound Editing:
Inception, Toy Story 3, Tron: Legacy, True Grit, Unstoppable
Will & Should win: Inception

Best Sound Mixing:
Inception, The Kings Speech, Salt, The Social Network, True Grit
Will & Should win: Inception
~spoiler: The Social Network

Best Visual Effects:
Alice in Wonderland, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Pt. 1, Hereafter, Inception, Iron Man 2
Will & Should win: Inception

Best Animated Film:
How to Train Your Dragon, The Illusionist, Toy Story 3
Will & Should win: Toy Story 3

Best Documentary:
Exit Through the Gift Shop, Gasland, Inside Job, Restrepo, Waste Land
Will win: Inside Job
Should win: Exit Through the Gift Shop

Best Foreign Language Film:
Biutiful, Dogtooth, In a Better World, Incendies, Outside the Law
Will win: In a Better World
Should win: Biutiful
~spoiler: Dogtooth
* but let’s be honest… I’m not very confident in this prediction at all!

~ Ok, those are my predix for the major categories… Now, for the ones that often make the difference in your office pools (the Shorts categories), you’ll have to email me directly. Lol

Enjoy the Show!!!

The BAFTA’s love their King

February 14, 2011

It was all about the King yesterday at the British Academy of Film and Television Awards as the homegrown hero, The King’s Speech, swept the awards picking up 7 awards including Best Film, Screenplay and Actor (Colin Firth). It also dominated the supporting acting races with wins for Helena Bonham Carter and Geoffrey Rush putting a stop to the awards domination of Fighter stars Christian Bale and Melissa Leo (who was shockingly not even nominated. Co-star Amy Adams did represent though). In the Best Actress race, Natalie Portman again beat out Annette Bening and looks like she may be unstoppable at the Oscars. Take a look at the full list of winners for the BAFTA’s and for more, head to their website here.

BAFTA Award winners:

Best Film: The King’s Speech
Best British Film: The King’s Speech
Best Director: David Fincher, The Social Network
Best Original Screenplay: The King’s Speech
Best Adapted Screenplay: The Social Network
Best Actor: Colin Firth, The King’s Speech
Best Actress: Natalie Portman, Black Swan
Best Supporting Actor: Geoffrey Rush, The King’s Speech
Best Supporting Actress: Helena Bonham Carter, The King’s Speech
Best Debut by a British Writer/Director/Producer: Chris Morris, Four Lions
Best Film not in the English Language: The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
Best Original Music: The King’s Speech
Best Production Design: Inception
Best Costume Design: Alice in Wonderland
Best Cinematography: True Grit
Best Editing: The Social Network
Best Sound: Inception
Best Visual Effects: Inception
Best Makeup & Hair: Alice in Wonderland
Best Short Film: Until the River Runs Red
Best Animated Short Film: The Eagleman Stag
Best Animated Film: Toy Story 3
Orange Wednesdays Rising Star Award: Tom Hardy
Outstanding British Contribution to Cinema: the Harry Potter Films
Academy Fellowship: Sir Christopher Lee

My Big Bold Golden Globe WINNER Predictions 2011!

January 13, 2011

So, the big show is on Sunday the 16th and all the stars will be there… But the question is just who will win the coveted Golden GlobeWell, if you’re looking for a little insight, look no further than my big bold Golden Globe Winner Predictions. I’ve got them here for you below! … Now remember, the Globes often like to throw a curveball and give their trophies to stars over more deserving winners and that might happen this year in a couple of categories. They also like to award more of their European brethern than other organizations. They are the Hollywood Foreign Press Association after all, but I think they’ll stay mostly on track with these very competitive races. In fact, the awards race this year is still pretty wide open, so the Globes (and Friday’s Critic’s Choice Awards will likely shed a little light on who may be the big winner come Oscar time). So, take a look at my brilliant predictions below and watch the show hosted by the hilarious Ricky Gervais this Sunday 1/16 at 8pm on NBC.

My Big Bold Golden Globe WINNER predictions…

~MOVIES~

Best Picture Drama:
Black Swan, The Fighter, Inception, The King’s Speech, The Social Network
Will & Should win: The King’s Speech
~spoiler: The Social Network

Best Picture Musical or Comedy:
Alice in Wonderland, Burlesque, The Kids are Alright, Red, The Tourist
Will & Should win: The Kids are Alright

Best Director:
Darren Aronofsky (Black Swan), David Fincher (The Social Network), Tom Hooper (The King’s Speech), Christopher Nolan (Inception), David O. Russell (The Fighter)
Will & Should win: David Fincher
~spoiler: Tom Hooper

Best Actor (Drama)
Jesse Eisenberg (The Social Network), Colin Firth (The King’s Speech), James Franco (127 Hours), Ryan Gosling (Blue Valentine), Mark Wahlberg (The Fighter)
Will & Should win: Colin Firth
~spoiler: James Franco

Best Actress (Drama)
Halle Berry (Frankie & Alice), Jennifer Lawrence (Winter’s Bone), Nicole Kidman (Rabbit Hole), Natalie Portman (Black Swan), Michelle Williams (Blue Valentine)
Will win: Natalie Portman
Should win: Michelle Williams
~spoiler: Nicole Kidman

Best Actor (Musical/Comedy):
Johnny Depp (Alice in Wonderland), Johnny Depp (The Tourist), Paul Giamatti (Barney’s Version), Jake Gyllenhaal (Love & Other Drugs), Kevin Spacey (Casino Jack)
Will win: Johnny Depp (Alice)
Should win: Kevin Spacey
~spoiler: Jake Gyllenhaal (they love to award “stars” over a better performance at times which is also why Depp will likely prevail here)

Best Actress (Musical/Comedy)
Annette Bening (The Kids are Alright), Anne Hathaway (Love & Other Drugs), Angelina Jolie (The Tourist), Julianne Moore (The Kids are Alright), Emma Stone (Easy A)
Will & Should win: Annette Bening

Best Supporting Actor:
Christian Bale (The Fighter), Michael Douglas (Wall Street 2: Money Never Sleeps), Andrew Garfield (The Social Network), Jeremy Renner (The Town), Geoffrey Rush (The King’s Speech)
Will & Should win: Christian Bale
~spoiler: Geoffrey Rush

Best Supporting Actress:
Amy Adams (The Fighter), Helena Bonham Carter (The King’s Speech), Mila Kunis (Black Swan), Melissa Leo (The Fighter), Jacki Weaver (Animal Kingdom)
Will win: Amy Adams (which I’d love)
Should win: Melissa Leo (which I’d love)
~spoiler Mila Kunis (they like to award “ingénues” here, ala Natalie Portman in “Closer”)

Best Screenplay:
127 Hours, The Kids are Alright, The King’s Speech, Inception, The Social Network
Will & Should win: The Social Network

Best Score:
127 Hours, Alice in Wonderland, The King’s Speech, Inception, The Social Network
Will & Should win: Inception
~spoiler: The King’s Speech

Best Song:
“Bound to You” (Burlesque) written by Christina Augilera & Sia, “I See the Light” (Tangled) written by Alan Meken & Glenn Slater, “Coming Home” (Country Strong) written by Bob DiPiero, Tom Douglas, Hillary Lindsey & Troy Verges, “There’s a Place for Us” (Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Trader) written by Carrie Underwood, David Hodges & Hillary Lindsey), “You Haven’t Seen the Last of Me” (Burlesque) written by Diane Warren
Will & Should win: “You Haven’t Seen the Last of Me” (Burlesque)
~spoiler: “I See the Light” (Tangled)

Best Animated Film:
Despicable Me, How to Train Your Dragon, The Illusionist, Tangled, Toy Story 3
Will & Should win: Toy Story 3

~TV~

DRAMA Series
Boardwalk Empire, Dexter, The Good Wife, Mad Men, The Walking Dead
Will win: Boardwalk Empire
Should win: Dexter
~spoiler: Mad Men

COMEDY Series:
30 Rock, The Big Bang Theory, The Big C, Glee, Modern Family, Nurse Jackie
Will & Should win: Modern Family
~spoiler: Glee

Lead Actor Drama
Steve Buscemi (Boardwalk Empire), Bryan Cranston (Breaking Bad), Michael C. Hall (Dexter), Jon Hamm (Mad Men), Hugh Laurie (House)
Will win: Steve Buscemi
Should win: Bryan Cranston
~spoiler: Michael C. Hall (and he’d be a great winner here too)

Lead Actress Drama:
Juliana Marguiles (The Good Wife), Elizabeth Moss (Mad Men), Piper Perabo (Covert Affairs), Katey Sagal (Sons of Anarchy), Kyra Sedgewick (The Closer)
Will win: Juliana Marguiles
Should win: Kyra Sedgewick
~spoiler: Elizabeth Moss

Lead Actor Comedy:
Alec Baldwin (30 Rock), Steve Carrell (The Office), Thomas Jayne (Hung), Matthew Morrison (Glee), Jim Parsons (The Big Bang Theory)
Will & Should win: Jim Parsons
~spoiler: Alec Baldwin

Lead Actress Comedy:
Toni Collette (United States of Tara), Edie Falco (Nurse Jackie), Tina Fey (30 Rock), Laura Linney (The Big C), Lea Michelle (Glee)
Will & Should win: Laura Linney
~spoiler: Edie Falco

TV Movie/Miniseries:
Carlos, The Pacific, Pillars of the Earth Temple Grandin, You Don’t Know Jack
Will win: The Pacific
Should win: Temple Grandin
~spoiler: Carlos

Lead Actor TV Movie/Miniseries:
Idris Elba (Luthor), Ian McShane (Pillars of the Earth), Al Pacinon (You Don’t Know Jack), Dennis Quaid (The Special Relationship), Edgar Ramirez (Carlos)
Will win: Al Pacino
Should win: Edgar Ramirez
~spoiler: Edgar Ramirez

Lead Actress TV Movie/Miniseries:
Haley Atwell (Pillars of the Earth), Clare Danes (Temple Grandin), Judi Dench (Return to Cranford), Romola Garai (Emma), Jennifer Love Hewitt (The Client List)
Will & Should win: Clare Danes

Supporting Actor Drama Series/Comedy Series/TV Movie/Miniseris:
Scott Caan (Hawaii Five-O), Chris Colfer (Glee), Chris Noth (The Good Wife), Eric Stonestreet (Modern Family), David Strathairn (Temple Grandin)
Will & Should win: Chris Colfer
~spoiler: Eric Stonestreet

Supporting Actress Drama Series/Comedy Series/TV Movie/Miniseries:
Hope Davis (The Special Relationship), Jane Lynch (Glee), Kelly Macdonald (Boardwalk Empire), Julia Stiles (Dexter), Sofia Vergara (Modern Family)
Will & Should win: Jane Lynch
~spoiler: Sofia Vergara