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Oscar 2012 Wish List

26 Feb

Starlight, Starbright, First star I see tonight, I wish I may, I wish I might, I wish…..

Billy Crystal is funny, I want him to knock it out of the park.

In a surprise upset Brad Pitt wins best actor

Viola Davis wins Best Actress

There is a Muppet sing along of Rainbow Connection, since their nominated song isn’t being performed its the least the academy could do. 

Angelina Joilie wears a magnificent gown.

The Bridesmaids show up and give us another drinking game.

Rooney Mara wipes that smirk off he face and gets rid of those hideous bangs. Even Robert Deniro lost the weight after “Raging Bull” was over. Get over yourself.

Sacha Baron Cohen doesn’t make an ass of himself. He was so good in “Hugo”, The Dictator looks like such a pile of crap, he is killing his career.

Octavia Spencer gives the best acceptance speech of the night.

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SAG Awards 2012

29 Jan

The post includes the winners, so if you haven’t seen tonight’s broadcast, please stop reading now.

The opening for the SAGs is cute, actors talking about their first jobs, or why they became an actor.

One thing the SAG‘s does right is no host, just announcer who introduces the presenters.  No monologues, no bad jokes, it makes the show go much faster.

First up Michelle Williams, who looks stunning in a red Valentino gown. She is presenting Best Supporting Male Actor. No surprise here, Christopher Plummer wins for Beginners.

George Clooney and Shailene Woodley present the clip from The Descendants, the print of Shailene’s dress is the same floral motif used on the movie poster.

Don Cheadle is presenting, Best Supporting Female Actor, again no surprise, a very deserving Octavia Spencer wins for The Help.

 Next up, Julianna Marguiles (ugly dress) and Bryan Cranston are presenting Best Male Actor in a Comedy. What in the plaid shirt hell is Ty Burrell wearing. The winner is Alec Baldwin.  This is a crime, both Ty Burrell and Erin Stonestreet are so much better. How could he possible have won this 6 times in a row. What is the membership of SAG smoking.  Alex has dropped the pounds, he looks good, almost back to his Jack Ryan days.

Regina King and Kyle Chandler, here to present, Best Female Actor in a Comedy.  Kyle looks a bit puffy, I guess he can let himself g now that he isnt’ playing a football coach every week on TV.  They just gave us some fun facts about the nominees, the best one, Eddie Falco played cookie monster for children’s parties.  And the winner is Betty White. Ok I get it she is a legend, but she won this last year.

The SAG awards used to be interesting, now they are becoming boring and predictable and like The Emmys. BOOOOOO!!!!!

Jessica Chastain is introducing a short film about the importance of the local actors used in various films and how they enrich the experience.

Next to Brad and Angie, Kyra Sedgwick and Kevin Bacon are my other favorite Hollywood couple. And here they are now to present. Kyra looks incredible, she is ageless.

Do you think anyone actually eats the food at these things.

Outstanding Ensemble in a Comedy,  Modern Family, thank God is wasn’t 30 Rock.

The announcer just listed who is up next, is it hard to get up and present are you have lost.

Glenn Close (looking stunning) and Kenneth Branagh present Female Actor in a TV mini-series or Movie, it has to be Kate Winslet, and it is.

Time for a clip from The Help introduced by Viola Davis, ok Viola such a fabulous actress, such a bad dress, body sparkle and hair. Hope you clean it up for the Oscars. Emma Stone, such a cuties and Octavia Spencer.

Next up, Zoe Saldana, she has come along way since Center Stage and Armie Hamer.  Pretty and prettier. Armie must be doing a period flick, because he is sporting some serious 70’s side burns.

The are presenting Male Actor in a TV Movie or Mini Series, OMG I am so happy Paul Giamatti won. He is so fantastic it is about time he won.

They just showed Michelle Williams and again she brought Busy Phillips with her, she was also her date for the Golden Globes. I guess they became BFFs during their Dawson Creek days. I think they should come out, they can be our next gay super couple.

Ken Howard (Coach from the White Shadow), president of SAG is speaking now. He is announcing, that AFTRA and SAG are merging into a big super union.

Kristin Wig, Maya Rudolph and Melissa McCarthy are introducing a clip from Bridemaids. They did a funny a bit about a drinking game they came up. You have to take a drink every time someone mentions Scorsese.  So they all try to work the name in a bunch of times and each do shots of what appears to be real alcohol. It looks like Melissa is pounding Vodka.

Dick VanDyke takes the stage, gets a standing ovation, as he should. TV comedy pioneer.  Is here to present the life time achievement award to Mary Tyler Moore.

Judy Greer and Ed Helms present Female Actor in a Drama Series, and the winner is Jessica Lange.  I really wish it would have been Kyra, there is always next year. The Closer has one more season this summer.  Jessica’s hair is a mess, it looks like they put a false piece in the back that looks like it is made from dolls’ hair.

Berenice Bejo and Jean Dujardin to introduce a clip from The Artist.  Beautiful people, beautiful accents.

Tina Fey and John Krasinki to present Male Actor in a Drama Series, and the winner is Steve Buscemi, he won last year. Steve totally played the drinking game, he brought up some wine,  and thanked Martin Scorsese, but Tina Fey took his wine so she drank for him.  Nice.  He told the Michael Pitt fans to stop yelling at him on the street, he knows and he is sorry. In case you didn’t know they killed Michael’s character off this season, it was quite the scandal. The interwebs were ablaze with rumors that he was fired for being “difficult”.

Meryl Street is on to introduce the In memoria segment, there are always a few actors who pop that I forgot died, and there will be a news piece tomorrow because they forgot someone. Last year I think they forgot Corey Haim, it was a big deal.

Lets see who died this year. James Arness, Jayne Russell, Sada Thompson, John Dye, Peter Falk, Cliff Robertson, Michael Sarrazin, Charles Napier, Jackie Cooper, Michael Gough, John Neville, Dana Wynter, Harry Morgan, and Liz Taylor just to name a few.

Dallas is back this summer on TNT, to present the next award we have Patrick Duffy, Linda Gray and Larry Hagman. I think Larry has cancer and unfortunately doesn’t look well.

They are presenting, Ensemble in a Drama, and the winner is Boardwalk Empire, they won last year. Is Michael Pitt there? Yes he is, looking oh so disheveled. I guess Michael is learning to play the game, that talent isn’t enough. You must play politics and kiss ass if you want to win awards and get ahead.  Steve does the speech, says Scorsese, everyone takes a drink.

Owen Wilson and Kathy Bates introduce the clip from Midnight in Paris.

Natlalie Portman is presenting Best Male Actor in a Film.  OMG big upset, Clooney doesn’t win. Jean DuJardin from The Artist.  Does this mean George may not win the Oscar.  remember only SAG members vote for SAG, the Oscars is a broader base, including directors, producers, cameramen etc.

Ben Kingsley is here to present Best Female Actor in a Movie, and the winner is Viola Davis, so richly deserved. But unfortunately in that dress, with all that body glitter.  She gets a standing ovation, in her speech she pays tribute to Cicely Tyson and Meryl Streep.

Brad Pitt is here to present Ensemble in a Movie and the winner is, The Help.  Well done ladies, so deserved.

Best and Worst of 2011

26 Dec

It’s that time of year when everyone is releasing their best and worst lists for 2011.

So here’s mine

Best

Revenge – Ahh 80’s soap drama how I have missed you.

Ringer – This show knows how to set up and knock em’ down. Over the top and fast paced, not quite as soapy as Revenge but just as intriguing.

Once Upon A Time – This is my warm cup of hot cocoa with marshmallows on cold winter night. Satisfying to the taste, the tummy and the brain chemistry that lives off the chemical reaction chocolate delivers.

Drive – Sure Ryan Gosling was amazing, but Albert Brooks was a revelation. I will never view Broadcast News the same way again.

Mathew McConaughey in The Lincoln Lawyer – Showed that he is still the actor who delivered a powerhouse performance in A Time To Kill and all those romantic comedies were just to pay the bills.  Lets hope this is the beginning of Mathew’s second act.

Ryan Gosling in everything, enough said.

Kung Fu Panda 2  and Puss in Boots – I am not a big kiddie movie fan, but these two films have scripts that rivaled live action movies this year. And the animation was mind-blowing, what artistry.

Homeland – The season finale was a cop-out, much like The Killing, but the rest of the season more than made up for it. Just like The Killing I hold out hope for season 2.

Fringe – What can I say, I love this show.

Brad Pitt in Moneyball – This is an Oscar worthy performance, I have my fingers crossed.

The Help – Viola Davis Oscar watch. 

Mission Impossible 4 – This was the best action movie of 2011. Loved every second of it.

Worst

Grimm – I had high hopes for this show, I wanted to like it. It left me flat and I could care less.

Secret Circle – What a disappointment, the cast is unwatchable the acting terrible.

The Playboy Club

Rooney Mara in Girl With The Dragon Tattoo

Nancy Grace and the Casey Anthony trial

Twilight Saga: Braking Dawn Part 1 – This book didn’t need to be 2 movies, let alone one.

Jack and Jill – Why do comedians whose careers are failing think cross dressing, multiple characters movies will revive their careers?

I am sure there is more than what I have on this list, these are the things that came to mind.

What made your best and worst list for 2011?

Ryan Gosling was ROBBED SAG Nominations 2011

14 Dec

The nominations for the 18th annual Screen Actors Guild awards were announced this morning,  the awards will be given out Sunday January 29th on TNT at 8pm EST/5pm PST.

NO Ryan Gosling, not one nomination, the man was in three major movies this summer, he showed depth and range and he couldn’t get one nod. But they had plenty of time to nominate 2 foreign dudes. Really!!!!

Maybe the Golden Globes will come thru, or even the Oscars, but that is soooo political and Ryan doesn’t play the kissy face Hollywood game.

Remember the SAG’s, unlike the Oscars are only voted on by actors, so predicting the winners is more about rewarding the craft of acting then playing politics. 

Male Actor in a leading role (film) 

2 Foreign dudes, whatever

George Clooney for The Descendants – I haven’t seen this one yet, but I have heard nothing but great things about George’s performance. 

Brad Pitt – Moneyball – I saw this and I must saw this is one of Pitt’s finest performances, it’s a master class on being not acting.

Leonardo DiCaprio – J. Edgar – I saw this, and he was incredible, but his performance was weighed down by that horrible script.

Prediction – If they don’t go with a foreign dude, I say Pitt should go home a winner. 

Female Actor in a leading role (film)

Glenn Close – Albert Nobbs – Didn’t see it, I heard she impersonates a man.

Viola Davis – The Help – I saw this, and she was magnificent. If she doesn’t win, I will be very disappointed

Meryl Streep – The Iron Lady – She is the great one, so I am sure she is magnificent, but come on Viola needs some love.

Tilda Swinton – We Need To Talk About Kevin – ah no

Michelle Williams – she is a few more nominations away from her win

Prediction – Viola Davis

Ensemble Nomination (Film) – its kind of like Best Picture

The Artist – enough already with this movie, you know it is going to be nominated for an Oscar.

Bridesmaids – Totally shocked at this one. You go girls.

The Descendants – We know, deep family tragedy, blah blah

The Help – Please let these ladies get there due.

Midnight in Paris – Clever, but come on Owen Wilson was in it.

Prediction – The Help

Some of my favorite nominations

Nick Nolte for Warrior

Octavia Spencer for The Help (I hope she wins)

Jessica Lange for American Horro Story (I hope she wins)

Kyra Sedgwick for The Closer,  the show is going off the air, she can be nominated next year for the episodes airing this summer, but it would be nice if she won. Julianna Margulies has won enough already.

Surprises

Not a single nomination for Girl With the Dragon Tattoo

Nothing for Hugo

Bryce Dallas Howard was not nominated for The Help

Connie Britton and Taissa Farmiga were not nominated for American Horror Story

Kathy Bates for Harry’s Law

Christine Baranski was not nominated

Patrick J. Adams from Suits was nominated. This is a great show, USA was must be so psyched one of their actors got nominated.

The full list can be found here SAG Nominations.

Don’t forget the Golden Globe nominations are announced tomorrow, Thursday December 15th.

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