Last, the CMT Awards were held in Nashville. Taylor Swift
grabbed the award for Video of the Year with “Mine”; Lady Antebellum naturally walked off with the award for Group Video of the Year; and proving that they are country music’s ultimate power-yet-totally-down-to-earth couple, Miranda Lambert and new hubby Blake Shelton
won for Female and Male Video of the Year, respectively. But my favorite part of the show was the opening, in which Taylor and Shania Twain
did a 2011 redux of “Thelma & Louise.” Not only do Donald Trump and Kid Rock make appearances, but Chord Overstreet
of “Glee” hoses himself down in an ode to Brad Pitt
. And yes, the clip ends with them driving off a cliff. You can’t mess with iconic. Keep reading »
It’s funny. I always thought I despised the red carpet arrival specials that proceed most awards shows and are a flurry of what-are-you-wearing questions. But for last night’s MTV Movie Awards, the network decided to do away with this tradition. Instead, they aired the season finale of “America’s Best Dance Crew” and then dropped us straight into the awards show with a “Hangover 2” spoof. It felt like there was no wind up, no anticipation built. Let’s just say that I will never roll my eyes at another red carpet special again, as I now see that they serve a purpose.
Overall, last night’s MTV Movie Awards seemed a little … flat. Jason Sudeikis‘ jokes elicited scowls rather than laughter. The presenter pairings—always people starring in a movie together—felt a little shillfesty. And almost all of the awards for the night went to the same movie—”Twilight: Eclipse“—a problem since the cast members didn’t seem to even want them.
But that said, there were some great moments, too. After the jump, the five best and worst moments. Keep reading »
While the world anxiously awaits tomorrow’s Oscar nomination announcements, the Razzies understand that the suspense is just too much for us to bear. And so they have announced their nominees for the worst movies of 2010. Battling it out in the the Worst Picture category are: “The Bounty Hunter,” “The Last Airbender,” “Sex and the City 2,” “Vampires Suck,” and “Twilight: Eclipse,” which, for the record, I think was significantly less terrible than the aforementioned four. For Worst Actor, Jack Black, Gerard Butler, Ashton Kutcher, Taylor Lautner, and Robert Pattinson all got headshakes. (I choose that word because it is basically the opposite of ‘nod.’) Worst Actress will go to Jennifer Aniston, Miley Cyrus, Megan Fox, Kristen Stewart, or the “SATC 2″ foursome. Also fascinating: Jessica Alba is quadruple nominated in the Worst Supporting Actress category.
The Razzie Awards will go down on February 26. So will Jessica, Jennifer, Gerard, or Robert make an appearance to accept their award in person? We can only hope. To encourage them to embrace this dishonor, a look at other stars who accepted their Razzies on camera. Keep reading »
Hooray! Award season has begun! On Sunday, the Golden Globe Awards will be handed out in Hollywood and I couldn’t be more excited. The Globes are my favorite award show of the season. While the Academy Awards have more “prestige,” I could fast-forward through about 90 percent of it. (Ditto for the Emmy Awards, which never fail to put me in a catatonic state.) No, the Golden Globes are the best and I’ve got five super solid reasons why. Keep reading »
I’m not exactly sure who The People are who end up casting votes for The People’s Choice Awards. Maybe they’re related to The Man? Based on last night’s award’s show, I’m guessing that most of them are—OH MY GAWD—obviously under the age of 14. A select few of the award winners seemed totally deserving. Like Neil Patrick Harris (who caused quite a kerfuffle when he told host Queen Latifah that she was giving a B+ performance), who we’ll co-sign on for Favorite TV Comedy Actor since, even after years on the air, he is still amazing as straight sleezeball Barney Stinson on “How I Met Your Mother.” I can also get down with Gregory House/Hugh Laurie for Favorite TV Doctor because, well, I can’t think of another TV doc at the moment. But most of last night’s winners made me think, “WTF?” After the jump, the winners that left me scratching my head in confusion the hardest.
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It’s been a pretty exciting year for movies, what with “Black Swan,” “Blue Valentine,” “Catfish,” “The Social Network, ” etc, etc. So, when the Golden Globe Awards announced its nominees this morning, guess which flick got the most nods? “The King’s Speech.” Yep, the movie none of us saw starring Colin Firth and Helena Bonham Carter.
The “Golden Globe” nominations are often a little wacky, so after the jump, eight more things that surprised us. Keep reading »
Last night, the amazing Chelsea Handler announced that she will be hosting this year’s MTV Video Music Awards, coming at you live from Los Angeles on September 12th. Why is she the perfect person for the gig? “This has been a huge year for hip-hop and rap, and it is well-known that I have the closest ties with these communities—musically and sexually,” Chelsea joked. “I am to rap and hippity-hop what Warren Buffet is to finance, minus the sex.” [EW]
We are insanely giddy over this news because we love Chelsea. After the jump, 10 reasons we’re thrilled MTV made this pick. Keep reading »
Taylor Swift may be the princess of country music, but Carrie Underwood proved she was the not-that-much-older queen at last night’s CMT Music Awards. The former “American Idol” left the fan-voted show with two prizes, including the top honor of “Video of the Year” for her song “Cowboy Casanova.” This is the second time she has won the award—she won in 2007 for “Before He Cheats,” one of my biggest guilty pleasure songs of all time. But in that two-year gap, Swift dominated the awards, taking home the top prize wins for “Our Song” and “Love Story.” Many expected the teen would have another big year at the CMTs with “You Belong With Me.” But instead, Swift left empty-handed. Which might be a first for the songstress who usually leaves award shows clutching a fistful of trophies. Underwood’s double win made her the biggest prize winner at this year’s show. Other winners included Miranda Lambert’s first win with “White Liar” for best female video, while Keith Urban took home the male version of the award with his video “‘Til Summer Comes Around.” [CMT]
Who do you think is country music’s “it girl” — Taylor Swift or Carrie Underwood? Keep reading »
At France’s NRJ music awards show yesterday, the Black Eyed Peas were, uh, accidentally announced as the winners of Best International Group. But no one came on stage to pick up the award—I guess even the Peas themselves were not under the illusion that they’re “best group” caliber. The presenters realized their mistake and re-awarded the prize to German band Tokio Hotel. The Black Eyed Peas did win the award for best international song for “I Gotta Feeling” though, so that was hopefully some consolation. [NY Daily News]
I feel kinda bad for the Black Eyed Peas. It’s kinda like that time when my mom wanted me to cry in a home movie, so she gave me a biscuit and then took it away from me. But at least they’re not the only ones who’ve been falsely awarded. After the jump are some award snafus from the past. Keep reading »