2013 PEOPLE’S CHOICE AWARDS: “THE HUNGER GAMES” LEADS THE WAY WITH 6 WINS
It was all about The Hunger Games, leading the way with a stellar six Wins at tonight’s People’s Choice Awards held at Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles. The Film won top honour of Favourite Movie, Favourite Movie Franchise, Favourite On-Screen Chemistry, Favourite Movie Actress (Jennifer Lawrence), Favourite Face of Heroism (Jennifer Lawrence) and Favourite Action Movie. Timed perfectly, Entertainment Weekly will be releasing a Catching Fire Preview Issue Friday featuring Interviews and Photos from the second installment of the Suzanne Collins Trilogy! See some Photos here.
The annual Awards Show honours the Public’s Favourites in Music, Television and Music, a bit of a Teaser leading-up-to this weekend’s Golden Globe Awards, tomorrow morning’s Oscar Nominees Announcements and next month’s GRAMMYs.
Ellen DeGeneres won her 13th People’s Choice Award tonight for Favourite Daytime TV Host (Jimmy Fallon won Late Night Host) and hilariously thanking the People on her “Team” figuratively, “Melissa Etheridge, Jane Lynch, Wanda Sykes…”, during her Acceptance Speech.
Meanwhile, Katy Perry and One Direction also were recognized with multiple Wins tonight – the former winning Favourite Music Following for her Fans (KatyCats), Favourite Pop Artist and Favourite Music Video (Part of Me). The latter won Favourite Album (Up All Night) and Favourite Song (What Makes You Beautiful), although they were defeated in the voting by rival British Boy Band The Wanted for Favourite Breakout Artist.
The Perks of Being a Wallflower was awarded Favourite Dramatic Movie, while one of its Stars Emma Watson won Favourite Dramatic Actress.
Toronto also got piece of the pie with locally-filmed Series Beauty and The Beast, winning Favourite New TV Series!
Click here for a complete list of Winners.
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#BOXOFFICE: “TAKEN 2” TAKES THE TOP OF THE BOX OFFICE
Just when you thought one abduction in the Family was too much, it happens again in Taken 2! The Follow-up to 2010’s $226-million grossing Action-Thriller adds Famke Janssen to the mix, while the bigger draw of course would be Box Office Megastar Liam Neeson. This Sequel from 20th Century Fox opens to horrific reviews (19% on Rotten Tomatoes) but big reception from Moviegoers, earning $50 million in its debut. Stellar. Although I hate to be the one pointing it out, Neeson‘s Career since experiencing the sad misfortune of Widowhood in March 2009, has skyrocketed. Since then, his Films have earned over $1.1 billion worldwide. Suffice it to say, there is an Angel looking over him?
Hotel Transylvania continues to perform beautifully for Sony Pictures, earning $26.6 million in its second weekend, now tallying at $75.4 million. Meanwhile, Pitch Perfect expands in its second week to 2,770 theatres, impressive in third spot with $14.5 million. Reviews also are solid for the Musical-Comedy starring Rebel Wilson, Anna Kendrick and Brittany Snow.
Disney‘s Frankenweenie opens in fifth this weekend with $12 million from 3,005 theatres. This latest effort from Tim Burton, garnered v. strong reviews with 85% on the Tomatometer at Rotten Tomatoes. Some may see this as a disappointment, however the Film was made for a sensible $39 million and still has yet to open overseas.
The Master in 864 theatres continues to hang onto the Top Ten in ninth spot with $1.6 million for The Weinstein Co./eOne Films, while Finding Nemo 3D rounds out the Top Ten for Disney.
#TIFF12: LOGAN LERMAN AT PREMIERE FOR “THE WRITERS”
Already having won tons of praise for his work in The Perks of Being a Wallflower, which premiered also at Ryerson Theatre the night prior, Logan Lerman is bound for big things. The Actor who stars in The Writers, was v. generous with Fans leaving the venue after disappointing them on his way in without so much as an Autograph or a Photo. Although legitimately a Star already based on his work in the successful Percy Jackson adaptation, Lerman is one of the most promising Stars to come out of TIFF 2012.
Apologies in advance for my ten chins seen in this Photo. Horrible angle. LOL
(Photo credit: Mr. Will Wong)
#TIFF12: LOGAN LERMAN & EZRA MILLER AT PREMIERE OF “THE PERKS OF BEING A WALLFLOWER”
Based on the Novel of the same name, The Perk of Being a Wallflower comes with high expectations and made its debut at Ryerson Theatre tonight. Stars Emma Watson, Logan Lerman and Ezra Miller drew a huge crowd, although several Fans were left disappointed as they left the venue without as much as a wave. Lerman and Miller did appear chummy, leaving side-by-side.
Fox Searchlight is scheduling a limited release for the Coming of Age Story beginning later this month.
(Photo credit: Mr. Will Wong)