Neil Patrick Harris wasn’t brilliant for most of his first evening hosting the Oscars®, but when he picked his spots he definitely sparkled – his few comments on the lack of diversity in the Academy’s selections (‘…celebrating Hollywood’s best and whitest, sorry, brightest;’ Oh, sure ! You like them now!’) may not have been many, but they were perfect – making the point and then moving on (from that first dig right into a stunning eight-minute song and dance number that dropped him into classic movie scenes).
Kirk Cameron’s Saving Christmas took home four Razzies, while Cameron Diaz’s roles in The Other Woman and Sex Tape earned her the Razzie for Worst Actress, and Michael Bay was named Worst Director for Transformers: Age of Extinction.
Ben Affleck won the debut of the Redeemer Award for having gone from Razzie-winner for Gigli to Oscar® favorite for Argo and Gone Girl. Full disclosure: this year I was a voting member for the Razzies.
For a complete list of winners, follow the jump.
Birdman won three Indie Spirit Awards this afternoon – Best Picture, Best Male Lead (Michael Keaton) and Best Cinematography (Emmanuel Lubezki) – while Boyhood, its major competitor for the Oscars®, nabbed Best Director (Richard Linklater) and Best Supporting Female (Patricia Arquette). Julianne Moore won Best Female Lead for Still Alice.
Citizenfour won Best Documentary, J.K. Simmons got Best Supporting Male, and Ida won Best Foreign Film. For a complete list of winners, follow the jump.
When TNT & TBS air the 21st Screen Actors Guild Awards®, they will be making it a very social event – the networks will have a team of social media correspondents and influencers to provide behind-the-scenes play-by-play before and during the ceremony using the hashtag #sagawards.
In addition, the networks are teaming up PEOPLE.com to webcast the SAG Awards Red Carpet Pre-Show – which will include the announcement of this year’s honorees for Outstanding Action Performance by a Stunt Ensemble in a Film and in a Television Series.
The 21st Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards will be simulcast on TNT & TBS on Sunday, Jan. 25, 2015 (8/7C).
Some Oscar® wrongs were at least partially (and in two cases, totally) righted at the 2015 Critics’ Choice Awards. Selma, for example, at least got more nominations; The LEGO Movie won Best Animated Feature, and Birdman Or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance) won for Score (while being not being considered at all for that award by Oscar®).
Birdman wound up with seven awards – including two for Michael Keaton (Best Actor in a Comedy and Best Actor); Boyhood got four (Best Director, Best Young Actor, Supporting Actress and Best Picture), and The Grand Budapest Hotel got three (Best Comedy, Best Art Direction, Best Costume Design).
This year’s Louis XIII Genius Award went to Ron Howard; the Lifetime Achievement Award was given to Kevin Costner and the very first MVP Award (for the most prodigious body of work over the last year) went to Jessica Chastain.
Host Michael Stahan (Live with Kelly and Michael) struggled a bit with his opening monologue, but got stronger as the night went on. The complete list of winners follow the jump.
Fred Armisen (Portlandia) and Kristen Bell (House of Lies) have been announced as hosts for the 2015 Film Independent Spirit Awards.
The 30th Film Independent Spirit Awards will be air on IFC on Saturday, February 21 (4/3C). For a list of nominations, follow the jump.
2015 Golden Globes: The Morning After The Night Before!
No one network or film dominated the 2015 Golden Globes last night, but Tina Fey and Amy Poehler went out on top with a satisfying mix of soft, hard and curveball pitches – and yes, their Cosby jokes landed pretty hard. Somehow, they managed to sting as hard as Ricky Gervais – without using his scattergun approach. The result was that their digs landed well and generally caught the audience off guard.
But the Golden Globes is about
the drinking the awards, so let’s take a look at them.
The 2015 BAFTA Nominations have been released and there’s nary a blockbuster to be found in the Best Film Category. The closest we get is Wes Anderson’s The Grand Budapest Hotel with just over $174 million at the global box office. Other best Best Film nominees include: Birdman, Boyhood, The Imitation Game and The Theory of Everything.
The Grand Budapest Hotel garner a total of eleven noms; The Theory of Everything grabbed ten nominations and Birdman and The Imitation Game got nine.
The complete list of nominees follows the jump.