Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Hugo (2011)


Synopsis: Hugo is an orphan boy living in the walls of a train station in the 1930s in Paris. He fixes clocks and other gadgets as he learned to from his father and uncle. The only thing that he has left that connects him to his father is an automaton that doesn't work; Hugo has to find its heart-shaped key. On his adventures, he meets with a cranky old man who works in the train station and his adventure-seeking god-daughter. Hugo finds that they have a surprising connection to his father and the automaton, and as he discovers it, the old man starts remembering his past and his significance to the world of film-making.

Suatu Malam Kubur Berasap (2011)


Synopsis: Straight-laced Atan is the kind of guy who loves to help out his neighbours. He is being haunted by Hantu Cempaka all the time, especially when he's out with his friends Bun, Pet and Mie. Their horror story begins when they end up in a stranger's house and are being treated like kings - but little do they know that they are in a graveyard. Starring Nurul Ain Nordin, Angah and Along Raja Lawak.

North Country (2005)


Synopsis: A semi-fictionalized account of a long legal battle of group of women miners who endured a hostile work environment and numerous and continuous insults and unwanted touching when they became the first women to go work at the Eveleth Mines in Minnesota.

The Hammer (2010)


Synopsis: THE HAMMER is a sports drama depicting the struggles and successes Matt Hamill faces on the way to becoming a champion. Raised among those with the ability to hear, Matt later finds himself no less an outsider amidst the Deaf Community. Through sheer determination, he uses his perceived disability as an asset, and becomes both the first deaf wrestler to win a National Collegiate Championship and an inspirational force to the hearing and deaf alike.

Jack and Jill (2011)


Synopsis: Jack Sadelstein (Adam Sandler) is a successful advertising executive in Los Angeles with a beautiful wife (Katie Holmes) and kids, who dreads one event each year: the Thanksgiving visit of his identical twin sister Jill (also Adam Sandler). Jill's neediness and passive-aggressiveness is maddening to Jack, turning his normally tranquil life upside down.

The Poll Diaries (2010)


Synopsis: In the summer of 1914, thirteen-year-old Oda von Siering (Paula Beer) leaves Berlin to join her family and an assortment of German and Russian aristocrats on an estate in Estonia. The von Siering family home is a character in its own right, a hulking, neoclassical manor that hovers on stilts above the sea. Oda arrives there bearing her mother's coffin and a gift requested by her surgeon father: a jarred, two-headed fetus to add to his laboratory of gruesome curiosities. Ebbo von Siering (Edgar Selge) sees himself in his daughter when she calmly and expertly learns to suture the corpse of a cat. What he fails to recognize - and what Oda luckily understands - is that their interest in science is their only similarity. His dedication to experimentation is linked to an appalling obsession with power and destruction, while Oda is genuinely curious about life. Her quick, quiet intelligence complements her humanity and her lucid understanding of right and wrong...

Bag It (2011)


Synopsis: An average guy makes a resolution to stop using plastic bags at the grocery store. Little does he know that this simple decision will change his life completely. He comes to the conclusion that our consumptive use of plastic has finally caught up to us, and looks at what we can do about it. Today. Right now.

Dos (2011)


Synopsis: Athens & Barcelona, two cities, two love stories, two languages, two realities, two couples that will never meet, two years anniversary... or is it all one?

The Haunting of Molly Hartley (2008)


Synopsis: Molly Hartley looks to put her troubled past behind her with a fresh start at a new school, where she sparks with one of the most popular students. But can her secrets stay buried, especially as she learns more about the horrific truth that awaits her once she turns 18?

The Rainmaker (1997)


Synopsis: Rudy Baylor is a jobless young attorney. However, he is also the only hope of an elderly couple whose insurance company will not pay for an operation that could save their son's life. In this judicial drama, Rudy learns to hate corporate America as he falls in love with a battered young married woman. Will he be up to the task?

That Thing You Do (1996)


Synopsis: Recounts a fable of a pop rock band formed a year after the Beatles took America by storm in early 1964. Jazz aficionado Guy Patterson, unhappily toiling in the family appliance store, is recruited into the band the Oneders (later renamed the Wonders) after regular drummer Chad breaks his arm. After Guy injects a four/four rock beat into lead singer Jimmy's ballad, the song's undeniable pop power flings the Wonders into a brief whirlwind of success, telling the tale of many American bands who attempted to grab the brass ring of rock and roll in the wake of the British Invasion.

The Classic (2003)


Synopsis: Shy Ji-hae's friend is having problems expressing her feelings to the boy she loves, so she asks Ji-hae to write e-mails to him in her name. As the boy falls in love with her letters, Ji-hae discovers the story of her mother's romance which is remarkably similar to her own circumstances.

Magi i Luften (2011)


Synopsis: Anything can happen and will happen in this romantic musical where four teenagers risk their feelings and dreams in the space of a single, extraordinary night. Daniel, Lina, Stefan and Therese are sixteen years old. They are the best of friends and are on their way out for the night. It is a night like any other and yet a night like no other before. When the sun rises, their lives will be forever changed. Daniel is in love with Lina, but Lina is hopelessly in love with herself and rock star Niklas Ravn. Therese is willing to offer Stefan her virginity, but Stefan would rather come out of the closet - to get closer to Daniel. But Daniel is much more interested in Therese.

Bluffmaster! (2005)


Synopsis: Roy is leading a dual life . His girlfriend Simi believes he is an honest person while the reality is quite different. Roy is actually a professional conman who dupes innocent people as easily as he swats flies. When Simi comes to know of the reality, she is heartbroken and ditches Roy for ever. Roy repents but it seems like it's too late now. One day Roy bumps into Aditya "Dittu" Shrivastav who is an amateur conman. Dittu implores Roy to teach him the tricks of his trade, but Roy disagrees. One night, Roy collapses while crossing a road and visits Dr. Bhalerao for a medical checkup. It is revealed that Roy has a brain tumour and has very little time. He bumps into Dittu again and this time he agrees to take Dittu under his wing and teach him the basics of the art of conning. Together they zero in on a big "fish" - a shady hotel owner named Chandru and proceed to lure him into their master plan.

Tibet: Murder in the Snow (2008)


Synopsis: In September 2006, Chinese soldiers shot at a group of refugees as they fled Tibet. Mountain climbers filmed the shooting, helped rescue survivors and bravely broadcast their vision to the world. Both sides risked their lives.

Gingerdead Man 3: Saturday Night Cleaver (2011)


Synopsis: The gingerdead man travels back in time to 1976 and carries out an epic disco killing spree.

Red Light Revolution (2012)


Synopsis: A luckless Beijinger opens an adult shop to make ends meet, sparking a sexual revolution in his conservative neighborhood.

Celebrity Sex Tape (2012)


Synopsis: A group of college nerds secretly record a washed up celebruty having sex and post the tape on the internet, when the publicity revives the actress.s career , every B-list celebrity ,reality and rejects in holly wood wants to star in the guys next “production ”.

Mothman (2010)


Synopsis: In Point Pleasant, land of the legend The Mothman, a group of seven teenage friends accidentally kills the boy Jamie (Alex Hardee) in a prank by the river and they decide to cover up the incident. Ten years later, the journalist of the Washington Weekly Katharine Grant, who was one of the seven teenagers, is assigned by her editor to return to her hometown to prepare a matter about the 10th Mothman Festival. She meets with the other six friends that have stayed in the town and sooner they are murdered one by one by The Mothman. Katherine and her former boyfriend Derek seek help with old blind man Frank Waverly that has been luring The Mothman for many years trying to save their lives from the punishment of the entity.

My Run (2009)


Synopsis: After tragically losing his wife to breast cancer and struggling to raise three young children on his own, real life super hero and modern day Forrest Gump, Terry Hitchcock seized on an idea. He wanted to accomplish the impossible: run 75 consecutive marathons in 75 consecutive days to bring attention to the incredibly difficult lives of single-parent families. He ran in spite of freezing rain and unbearable heat, in spite of chest pains and bone fractures that wracked his 57-year-old body. He just kept running - each day, every day - strengthening an unbreakable bond between father and son--- not stopping until he broke the finish line tape in Atlanta. MY RUN is more than a film about a guy running multiple marathons; it's a film about the daily marathons we all run in life.

Puss in Boots (2011)


Synopsis: Years before meeting Shrek and Donkey, the adorable but tricky Puss in Boots must clear his name from all charges making him a wanted fugitive. While trying to steal magic beans from the infamous criminals Jack and Jill, the hero crosses paths with his female match, Kitty Softpaws, who leads Puss to his old friend, but now enemy, Humpty Dumpty. Memories of friendship and betrayal enlarges Puss' doubt, but he eventually agrees to help the egg get the magic beans. Together, the three plan to steal the beans, get to the Giant's castle, nab the golden goose, and clear Puss' name.

Puss in Boots: The Three Diablos (2011)

Synopsis: Puss in Boots: The Three Diablos is a 13-minute CG animated short film, directed by Raman Hui. The short tells a story of Puss in Boots on a mission to recover princess’ stolen ruby from the notorious French thief, Whisperer. Reluctantly accompanied by three little kittens, The Three Diablos, Puss must tame them before they endanger the mission.

The Quest (1996)


Synopsis: Chris embarks on an odyssey of self-discovery that spans the globe. Kidnapped and enslaved by gun smugglers, sold by pirates and thrust into the murky underworld of gambling and kickboxing, Chris' journey takes him to forbidding Muay Thai Island where deadly martial arts are taught, the colonial splendor of British East Asia, the dank back alleys of Bangkok, desolate deserts once trod by the warriors of Genghis Khan and finally, the ancient Lost City. There he must face the ultimate test of his manhood in the fabled Ghang-gheng, the ancient winner-take-all competition in which the deadliest fighters from around the world employ the most spectacular feats of martial arts skills ever displayed in order to win the prized Golden Dragon. But fighting prowess alone will not be enough for Chris to triumph over such daunting foes. He must reach deep inside and access all of the determination...

Vera Drake (2004)


Synopsis: Vera Drake is a selfless woman who is completely devoted to, and loved by, her working class family. She spends her days doting on them and caring for her sick neighbor and elderly mother. However, she also secretly visits women and helps them induce miscarriages for unwanted pregnancies. While the practice itself was illegal in 1950s England, Vera sees herself as simply helping women in need, and always does so with a smile and kind words of encouragement. When the authorities finally find her out, Vera's world and family life rapidly unravel.

Sawako Decides (2010)


Synopsis: After 5 years in Tokyo, 5 part-time jobs, 5 boyfriends, Sawako's life is going nowhere. When her father gets seriously ill she have to take over his struggling factory. Gradually she becomes the decider of her own life.

Brake (2012)


Synopsis: What appears to be a random kidnapping becomes something more sinister when Secret Service Agent Jeremy Reins discovers he's being used as a pawn in a terrorist plot. Watching the clock tick down to an unknown catastrophe, Jeremy is forced by his captors to listen to the outside world on the brink of collapse, knowing that the only way to save the people he loves is to divulge a secret that he has sworn to protect.

The Promise (1979)


Synopsis: Two college students, one from a rich background, and the other from a poor one, decide to elope. They are involved in a serious car wreck, with the young girl's face severely injured. In order to get the necessary surgery, the mother of the young man injured in the accident offers a deal to the young woman - to stay out of her son's life permanently, and in return, get the plastic surgery to restore her face. What comes after that is something none of them expected.

Werewolves on Wheels (1971)


Synopsis: A biker gang visits a monastery where they encounter black-robed monks engaged in worshipping Satan. When the monks try to persuade one of the female bikers, Helen, to become a satanic sacrifice the bikers smash up the monastery and leave. The monks have the last laugh, though, as Helen, as a result of the satanic rituals, is now possessed and at night changes into a werewolf, with dire results for the biker gang.

War and Peace (1956)


Synopsis: By 1812, Napoleon's forces controlled much of Europe. Russia, one of the few countries still unconquered, prepares to face Napoleon's troops together with Austria. Among the Russian soldiers are Count Nicholas Rostov and Prince Andrei Bolkonsky. Count Pierre Bezukhov, a friend of Andrei's and self-styled intellectual who is not interested in fighting. Pierre's life changes when his father dies, leaving him a vast inheritance. He is attracted to Natasha Rostov, Nicholas's sister, but she is too young, so he gives in to baser desires and marries the shallow, manipulative Princess Helene. The marriage ends when Pierre discovers his wife's true nature. Andrei is captured and later released by the French, and returns home only to watch his wife die in childbirth. Months later, Pierre and Andrei meet again. Andrei sees Natasha and falls in love, but his father will only permit the marriage if they postpone it for one year until Natasha turns 17...

Church Girl (2011)


Synopsis: Miles Montego (Ja Rule) has it all - cars, boats, good looks, mansion, money, women, but more importantly, he has a past. Miles is a retired high level drug trafficker who is now completely legitimate. Even though Miles has turned over a new leaf, the DEA can't seem to let him out of their sights. Miles' only downfall is that he is extremely loyal to his circle of friends and former colleagues who are not retired from the lucrative business. Struggling to keep on the right side of the law, Miles meets the one girl of his dreams but she's not the usual type of girl that he's used to dating. Vanessa (Adrienne Bailon) is a church girl in every sense of the word. They are tested to their last ounce of faith and strength in God and each other. God continues to chip away at Miles through struggles from his past, having to live up to his reputation, feelings of unworthiness...

10 Rillington Place (1971)


Synopsis: London, 1949. John Christie is an unassuming, middle aged man who, along with his wife Ethel, manages the apartment building at 10 Rillington Place. His unassuming demeanor masks the fact of being a serial killer. His modus operandi is to act as a person with a medical background, lure unsuspecting women to his apartment on the pretense of curing them of some ailment, knock them unconscious with carbon monoxide gas, gain his sexual release through contact with the unconscious body, then strangle the victim dead before disposing of the body usually by burying it in his back yard. His next intended target is Beryl Evans, a young woman who has just moved into a flat in his building. Beryl's husband, Tim Evans, is an illiterate man who likes to put on airs. Already with an infant daughter named Geraldine, the Evanses learn they are going to have another baby, which they cannot afford to have...

The Charge of the Light Brigade (1968)


Synopsis: A chronicle of events that led to the British involvement in the Crimean War against Russia and which led to the siege of Sevastopol and the fierce Battle of Balaclava on October 25, 1854 which climaxed with the heroic, but near-disastrous calvary charge made by the British Light Brigade against a Russian artillery battery in a small valley which resulted in the near-destruction of the brigade due to error of judgement and rash planning on part by the inept British commanders.

Fear in the Night (1972)


Synopsis: A young woman recovering from a nervous breakdown moves with her husband to a boys' school, but finds herself being terrorized by a mysterious one-armed man - and nobody believes her.

The Marriage Chronicles (2012)


Synopsis: Three married couples trying to spice up their marriages go on a retreat run by a sexy psychologist and her handsome husband at a tranquil Malibu estate. Encouraged to share their innermost feelings, the fun begins when secrets are revealed and hearts are challenged. How far will each couple go to save their marriage?

Van Gogh: Painted with Words (2010)


Synopsis: Drama-documentary presented by Alan Yentob, with Benedict Cumberbatch in the lead role as Van Gogh. Every word spoken by the actors in this film is sourced from the letters that Van Gogh sent to his younger brother Theo, and of those around him. What emerges is a complex portrait of a sophisticated, civilised and yet tormented man. The film won a Rockie for Best Arts Documentary at the Banff World Media Festival in 2011, receiving critical acclaim for its fascinating insight into the life of the artist and its unique approach to storytelling.

High Road (2011)


Synopsis: High Road showcases a totally improvised script about Glenn "Fitz" Fitzgerald (James Pumphery), a young man whose loyalties are split among his band, his girlfriend Monica (Abby Elliott) and selling weed. After his band breaks up, Fitz finds himself dealing pot out of his garage and bonding with a rebellious 16-year-old Jimmy (Dylan O'Brien). As his former band mates (Zach Woods, Matt L. Jones, Lizzy Caplan) find success and one of his drug deals goes awry, Fitz and Jimmy hit the road. Amid guns, broken bones, sassy cabbies, rude hookers, and a suspicious doctor (Horatio Sanz), Fitz has to navigate their way to safety-and he doesn't even know about the surprise Monica has in store for him back home!

The Boy Who Walked Backwards (1995)


Synopsis: Nine-year old Andreas carries the heaviest burden. At his mothers birthday party he and his beloved brother Mikkel performed and Andreas got drunk on Martini. The following morning their father drove Mikkel to school on his motorbike, but they crashed and Mikkel is dead and their father is tormented. The family moves to begin again, but not even the new school and the new friends he makes can ease his enormous pain.

The 84th Annual Academy Awards (2012)

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Synopsis: Billy Crystal makes his ninth appearance as host of the annual ceremonies, telecast from the Hollywood & Highland Center in Los Angeles. “Hugo” leads the nominees with 11, including Best Picture. The other nominees for Best Picture are “The Artist,” “The Descendants,” “Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close,” “The Help,” “Midnight in Paris,” “Moneyball,” “The Tree of Life” and “War Horse.” Scheduled presenters include Halle Berry, Tom Cruise and Cameron Diaz.

Complete list of winners:
  • Best Picture: “The Artist”
  • Actor: Jean Dujardin, “The Artist”
  • Actress: Meryl Streep, “The Iron Lady”
  • Supporting Actor: Christopher Plummer, “Beginners”
  • Supporting Actress: Octavia Spencer, “The Help”
  • Directing: Michel Hazanavicius, “The Artist”
  • Foreign Language Film: “A Separation” - Iran.
  • Adapted Screenplay: Alexander Payne, Nat Faxon and Jim Rash, “The Descendants”
  • Original Screenplay: Woody Allen, “Midnight in Paris”
  • Animated Feature Film: “Rango”
  • Art Direction: “Hugo”
  • Cinematography: “Hugo”
  • Sound Mixing: “Hugo”
  • Sound Editing: “Hugo”
  • riginal Score: “The Artist”
  • Original Song: “Man or Muppet” from “The Muppets”
  • Costume Design: “The Artist.”
  • Documentary Feature: “Undefeated”
  • Documentary Short: “Saving Face”
  • Film Editing: “The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo”
  • Makeup: “The Iron Lady”
  • Animated Short Film: “The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore”
  • Live Action Short Film: “The Shore”
  • Visual Effects: “Hugo”
Oscar winners previously presented this season:
  • Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award: Oprah Winfrey
  • Honorary Award: James Earl Jones
  • Honorary Award: Dick Smith
  • Gordon E. Sawyer Award: Douglas Trumbull
  • Award of Merit: ARRI cameras

The 65th British Academy Film Awards (2012)

The 65th British Academy Film Awards, more commonly known as the BAFTAs, were held on 12 February 2012 at the Royal Opera House in London, honouring the best national and foreign films of 2011. Stephen Fry returned to host the awards ceremony.

Here is the complete list of winners for each categories:

  1. Best Film: “The Artist”
  2. Best Director: Michel Hazanavicius – “The Artist”
  3. Best Actor: Jean Dujardin – “The Artist”
  4. Best Actress: Meryl Streep – “The Iron Lady”
  5. Best Supporting Actor: Christopher Plummer – “Beginners”
  6. Best Supporting Actress: Octavia Spencer – “The Help”
  7. Best Original Screenplay: Michel Hazanavicius – “The Artist”
  8. Best Adapted Screenplay: Bridget O’Connor, Peter Straughan – “Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy”
  9. Best Cinematography: Guillaume Schiffman – “The Artist”
  10. Outstanding Debut by a British Writer, Director or Producer: “Tyrannosaur” – Paddy Considine (Director), Diarmid Scrimshaw (Producer)
  11. Outstanding British Film: “Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy”
  12. Best Documentary: “Senna” – Asif Kapadia
  13. Best Original Music: Ludovic Bource – “The Artist”
  14. Best Sound: Philip Stockton, Eugene Gearty, Tom Fleischman, John Midgley – “Hugo”
  15. Best Production Design: Dante Ferretti, Francesca Lo Schiavo – “Hugo”
  16. Best Special Visual Effects: Tim Burke, John Richardson, Greg Butler, David Vickery – “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2″
  17. Best Costume Design: Mark Bridges – “The Artist”
  18. Best Makeup and Hair: Marese Langan – “The Iron Lady”
  19. Best Editing: Gregers Sall, Chris King – “Senna”
  20. Best Film Not in the English Language: “The Skin I Live In” (La piel que habito) – Spain
  21. Best Animated Film: “Rango”
  22. Best Short Animation: “A Morning Stroll” – Grant Orchard, Sue Goffe
  23. Best Short Film: “Pitch Black Heist” – John Maclean, Gerardine O’Flynn
  24. Orange Rising Star Award: Adam Deacon

The 54th Annual Grammy Awards (2012)

The 54th Annual GRAMMY Awards held at Staples Center on February 12, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. Here is the complete list of winners for each category:
  1. Record of the Year: “Rolling in the Deep,” Adele
  2. Song of the Year: “Rolling in the Deep,” Adele Adkins & Paul Epworth
  3. New Artist: Bon Iver
  4. Pop Solo Performance: “Someone Like You,” Adele
  5. Pop Performance by a Duo or Group: “Body and Soul,” Tony Bennett & Amy Winehouse
  6. Pop Vocal Album: “21,” Adele
  7. Alternative Album: “Bon Iver,” Bon Iver
  8. Rock Song: “Walk,” Foo Fighters
  9. Rock Album: “Wasting Light,” Foo Fighters
  10. Rock Performance: “Walk,” Foo Fighters
  11. Hard Rock/Metal Performance: “White Limo,” Foo Fighters
  12. R&B Album: “F.A.M.E.,” Chris Brown
  13. R&B Song: “Fool For You,” Cee Lo Green, Melanie Hallim & Jack Splash
  14. R&B Performance: “Is This Love,” Corrine Bailey Rae
  15. Traditional R&B Vocal Performance: “Fool For You,” Cee Lo Green & Melanie Fiona
  16. Rap Album: “My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy,” Kanye West
  17. Rap Performance: “Otis,” Jay-Z and Kanye West
  18. Rap Song: “All of the Lights,” Jeff Bhasker, Stacy Ferguson, Malik Jones, Warren Trotter & Kanye West
  19. Rap/Sung Collaboration: “All of the Lights,” Kanye West, Rihanna, Kid Cudi & Fergie
  20. Dance Recording: “Scary Monsters and Nice Sprites,” Skrillex
  21. Dance/Electronica Album: “Scary Monsters and Nice Sprites,” Skrillex
  22. Musical Theater Album: “The Book of Mormon,” Robert Lopez, Trey Parker & Matt Stone
  23. World Music Album: “Tassili,” Tinariwen
  24. Latin Pop Rock, Rock or Urban Album: “Drama y Luz,” Mana
  25. Tropical Latin Album: “Last Mambo,” Cachao
  26. Banda or Norteno Album: “Los Tigres Del Norte and Friends,” Los Tigres Del Norte
  27. Regional Mexican or Tejano Album: “Bicentenario,” Pepe Aguilar
  28. Country Solo Performance: “Mean,” Taylor Swift
  29. Country Album: “Own the Night,” Lady Antebellum
  30. Country Performance by a Duo or Group: “Barton Hollow,” The Civil Wars
  31. Country Song: “Mean,” Taylor Swift
  32. Jazz Vocal Album: “The Mosaic Project,” Terri Lyne Carrington & various artists
  33. Jazz Instrumental Album: “Forever,” Corea, Clark & White
  34. Improvised Jazz Solo: “500 Miles High,” Chick Corea
  35. Large Ensemble Jazz Album: “The Good Feeling,” Christian McBride Big Band
  36. Blues Album: “Revelator,” Tedeschi Trucks Band
  37. Folk Album: “Barton Hollow,” The Civil Wars
  38. Pop Instrumental Album: “The Road From Memphis,” Booker T. Jones
  39. Bluegrass Album: “Paper Airplane,” Alison Krauss & Union Station
  40. Americana Album: “Ramble at the Ryman,” Levon Helm
  41. Reggae Album: “Revelation Pt. 1: The Root of Life,” Stephen Marley
  42. New Age Album: “What’s It All About,” Pat Metheny
  43. Children’s Album: “All About Bullies… Big and Small,” various artists
  44. Producer of the Year, Non-Classical: Paul Epworth
  45. Remixed Recording, Non-Classical: “Cinema (Skrillex remix),” Sonny Moore
  46. Gospel Song: “Hello Fear,” Kirk Franklin
  47. Gospel/Contemporary Christian Performance: “Jesus,” L’Andria Johnson
  48. Gospel Album: “Hello Fear,” Kirk Franklin
  49. Choral Performance: “Light & Gold,” Eric Whitacre
  50. Classical Contemporary Composition: “Elmer Gantry,” Robert Aldridge & Herschel Garfein
  51. Producer of the Year, Classical: Judith Sherman
  52. Orchestral Performance: “Brahms: Symphony No. 4,” Gustavo Dudamel
  53. Opera Recording: “Adams: Doctor Atomic,” Alan Gilbert, conductor
  54. Spoken Word Album: “If You Ask Me (And Of Course You Won’t),” Betty White
  55. Comedy Album: “Hilarious,” Louis C.K.
  56. Compilation Soundtrack Album For Visual Media: “Boardwalk Empire,” various artists
  57. Score Soundtrack Album For Visual Media: “The King’s Speech,” Alexandre Desplat
  58. Song Written For Visual Media: “I See the Light,” Alan Menken & Glenn Slater
  59. Historical Album: “Band on the Run (Paul McCartney Archive Collection – Deluxe Edition),” Paul McCartney
  60. Instrumental Arrangement Accompanying Vocalists: “Who Can I Turn To (When Nobody Needs Me),” Jorge Calandrelli

The 38th Annual People's Choice Awards (2012)

The people have officially spoken, with more than 200 million votes cast for the 38th annual People’s Choice Awards. Kaley Cuoco hosted the awards ceremony on Wednesday, Jan. 11, broadcast live on CBS, marking the end of Queen Latifa’s 5-year hosting run.

Full winner list:

  • Favorite Movie: “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2″
  • Favorite Movie Actor: Johnny Depp
  • Favorite Movie Actress: Emma Stone
  • Favorite Movie Icon: Morgan Freeman
  • Favorite Action Movie: “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2″
  • Favorite Action Movie Star: Hugh Jackman
  • Favorite Drama Movie: “Water for Elephants”
  • Favorite Comedy Movie: “Bridesmaids”
  • Favorite Comedic Movie Actor: Adam Sandler
  • Favorite Comedic Movie Actress: Emma Stone
  • Favorite Movie Star Under 25: Chloe Moretz
  • Favorite Movie Ensemble Cast: “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2″
  • Favorite Animated Movie Voice: Johnny Depp as Rango, “Rango”
  • Favorite Movie Superhero: Ryan Reynolds as Green Lantern
  • Favorite Book Adaptation: “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2″
  • Favorite Network TV Drama: “Supernatural”
  • Favorite TV Drama Actor: Nathan Fillion, “Castle”
  • Favorite TV Drama Actress: Nina Dobrev, “The Vampire Diaries”
  • Favorite Cable TV Drama: “Pretty Little Liars”
  • Favorite Network TV Comedy: “How I Met Your Mother”
  • Favorite TV Comedy Actor: Neil Patrick Harris, “How I Met Your Mother”
  • Favorite TV Comedy Actress: Lea Michele, “Glee”
  • Favorite Cable TV Comedy: “Hot in Cleveland”
  • Favorite TV Competition Show: “American Idol”
  • Favorite TV Crime Drama: “Castle”
  • Favorite Sci-Fi/Fantasy Show: “Supernatural”
  • Favorite Daytime TV Host: Ellen DeGeneres, “The Ellen DeGeneres Show”
  • Favorite Late Night TV Host: Jimmy Fallon, “Late Night with Jimmy Fallon”
  • Favorite TV Guest Star: Katy Perry, “How I Met Your Mother”
  • Favorite TV Celebreality Star: Kim Kardashian
  • Favorite New TV Drama: “Person of Interest”
  • Favorite New TV Comedy: “2 Broke Girls”
  • Favorite Male Artist: Bruno Mars
  • Favorite Female Artist: Katy Perry
  • Favorite Song of the Year: “E.T.”, Katy Perry featuring Kanye West
  • Favorite Album of the Year: “Born This Way,” Lady Gaga
  • Favorite Pop Artist: Demi Lovato
  • Favorite Hip-Hop Artist: Eminem
  • Favorite R&B Artist: Rihanna
  • Favorite Band: Maroon 5
  • Favorite Country Artist: Taylor Swift
  • Favorite Music Video: “Last Friday Night (T.G.I.F),” Katy Perry
  • Favorite Tour Headliner: Katy Perry

The 18th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards (2012)

The 2012 Screen Actors Guild Awards was broadcasted Sunday night, live from the Shrine Exposition Center in California. The 18th Annual SAG Awards marks the midpoint of awards season as television and film actors are honored for their performances. The SAG Awards are the only industry honors to focus solely on performance. The winners are chosen by their fellow actors. Ready to put the stars’ fabulousness on full display, the 18th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards are set to get underway in Los Angeles, California.

Complete winner list:

  • Outstanding Male Actor in a Supporting Role: Christopher Plummer, Beginners
  • Outstanding Female Actor in a Supporting Role: Octavia Spencer, The Help
  • Outstanding Male Actor in a Comedy Series: Alec Baldwin, 30 Rock
  • Outstanding Female Actor in a Comedy Series: Betty White, Hot in Cleveland
  • Outstanding Ensemble in a Comedy Series: Modern Family
  • Outstanding Female Actor in a TV Movie or Miniseries: Kate Winslet, Mildred Pierce
  • Outstanding Male Actor in a TV Movie or Miniseries: Paul Giamatti, Too Big to Fail
  • Life Achievement Award: Mary Tyler Moore
  • Outstanding Female Actor in A Drama Series: Jessica Lange, American Horror Story
  • Outstanding Male Actor in A Drama Series: Steve Buscemi, Boardwalk Empire
  • Outstanding Ensemble in a Drama Series: Boardwalk Empire
  • Outstanding Male Actor in a Leading Role: Jean Dujardin, The Artist
  • Outstanding Female Actor in a Leading Role: Viola Davis, The Help
  • Outstanding Cast in a Motion Picture: The Help

The 17th Annual Critics' Choice Awards (2012)

The 2012 Critics’ Choice Movie Awards ceremony took place on Thursday, January 12, at the Hollywood Paladium and aired live on VH1 at 8 p.m. ET/PT.

Full winner list:

  • Best Picture: The Artist (2011)
  • Best Actor: George Clooney – The Descendants (2011)
  • Best Actress: Viola Davis – The Help (2011)
  • Best Supporting Actor: Christopher Plummer – Beginners (2011)
  • Best Supporting Actress: octavia Spencer – The Help (2011)
  • Best Young Actor/Actress: Thomas Horn – Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close (2011)
  • Best Acting Ensemble: The Help (2011)
  • Best Director: Michel Hazanavicius – The artist (2011)
  • Best Original Screenplay: Midnight in Paris (2011) – Woody Allen
  • Best Adapted Screeplay: Moneyball (2011) – Steven Zaillian and Aaron Sorkin, Story by Stan Chervin
  • Best Art Direction: Hugo (2011) – Production Designer: Dante Ferretti, Set Decorator: Francesca Lo Schiavo
  • Best Editing: The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo (2011) – Kirk Baxter and Angus Wall
  • Best Costume Design: The Artist (2011) – Mark Bridges
  • Best Makeup: Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 (2011)
  • Best Visual Effects: Rise of the Planet of the Apes (2011)
  • Best Sound: Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 (2011)
  • Best Animated Feature: Rango (2011)
  • Best Action Movie: Drive (2011)
  • Best Comedy: Bridesmaids (2011)
  • Best Foreign Languagw Film: A Separation (2011)
  • Best Documentary Feature: George Harrison: Living in the Material World (2011)
  • Best Song: “Life’s a Happy Song” – performed by Jason Segel, Amy Adams and Walter/written by Bret McKenzie – The Muppets (2011)
  • Best Score: The Artist (2011) – Ludovic Bource

The 69th Annual Golden Globe Awards (2012)

The stars were out in full force at the 69th annual Golden Globes on Sunday night -- and Ricky Gervais snarked most of them. Who took home the gold at the Globes? Below, your list of complete winners.

Complete list of winners for each category:

  1. Best Picture - Drama: "The Descendants"
  2. Best Actress - Drama: Meryl Streep, "The Iron Lady"
  3. Best Actor - Drama: George Clooney, "The Descendants"
  4. Best Picture - Musical or Comedy: "The Artist"
  5. Best Actor - Musical or Comedy: Jean Dujardin, "The Artist"
  6. Best Actress - Musical or Comedy: Michelle Williams, "My Week With Marilyn"
  7. Best Supporting Actor: Christopher Plummer, "Beginners"
  8. Best Supporting Actress: Octavia Spencer, "The Help"
  9. Best Director: Martin Scorsese, "Hugo"
  10. Best Screenplay: Woody Allen, "Midnight in Paris"
  11. Best Foreign Language Film: "A Separation"
  12. Best Animated Feature: "The Adventures of Tintin"
  13. Best Original Score: Ludovic Bource, "The Artist"
  14. Best Original Song: "Masterpiece," Madonna from "W.E."
  15. Best TV Series - Drama: "Homeland"
  16. Best Actor TV Series - Drama: Kelsey Grammer, "Boss"
  17. Best Actress TV Series - Drama: Claire Danes, "Homeland"
  18. Best TV Series - Comedy: "Modern Family"
  19. Best Actor TV Series - Comedy: Matt LeBlanc, "Episodes"
  20. Best Actress TV Series - Comedy: Laura Dern, "Enlightened"
  21. Best Supporting Actor - TV Series, Miniseries, Movie: Peter Dinklage, "Game of Thrones"
  22. Best Supporting Actress - TV Series, Miniseries, Movie: Jessica Lange, "American Horror Story"
  23. Best Miniseries: "Downton Abbey"
  24. Best Actor - Miniseries: Idris Elba, "Luther"
  25. Best Actress - Miniseries: Kate Winslet, "Mildred Pierce"
  26. Cecil B. Demille Award: Morgan Freeman

Anugerah Juara Lagu Ke-26 (2012)

List of 12 songs that were performed on stage:
  1. Kalau Berpacaran (Shohaimi Mior Hassan, Ana Raffali & Altimet)
  2. Karma (Faizal Tahir)
  3. Penakut (Yuna)
  4. Sedetik Lebih (Jaclyn Victor)
  5. Awan Nano (Hafiz)
  6. Cinta Muka Buku (Najwa Latif)
  7. Wanita Seluruh Dunia (Projek Pistol)
  8. Beribu Sesalan (Ning Baizura, Jaclyn Victor & Shila Amzah)
  9. Kekanda Adinda (Atilia & Monoloque)
  10. Sungai Lui (Aizat)
  11. Kisah Hati (Alyah)
  12. Gadis Semasa (Yuna)

List of winners:

  • Anugerah Juara Mobile (paling banyak download): Sedetik Lebih (Anuar Zain)
  • Vokal Terbaik: Awan Nano (Hafiz AF7)
  • Persembahan Terbaik: Kisah Hati (Alyah)
  • Tempat Ketiga: Karma (Faizal Tahir)
  • Tempat Kedua: Beribu Sesalan (Ning Baizura, Jaclyn Victor & Shila Amzah)
  • Juara AJL 26: Awan Nano (Hafiz AF7)

Answers to Nothing (2011)


Synopsis: Intertwining stories exploring the bad in the best of us and the good in the worst of us. Against the backdrop of a child abduction case we follow five days in the life of the single parent detective assigned to the case, her best friend whose determination to get pregnant keeps her from confronting her husband's infidelity, a school teacher and his obsession with the missing child that pushes him to the edge of vigilantism, a beat cop grieving over the violent death of his wife, a recovering addict and her wheel chair bound brother preparing for the LA marathon, and a self-loathing African American TV writer's search for love.

Nightmares in Red, White and Blue (2009)


Synopsis: An exploration of the appeal of horror films, with interviews of many legendary directors in the genre.

Bad Girl Island (2007)


Synopsis: A sexy mystery about temptation and primal forces set on a mystical island in the Bermuda triangle.

Being Julia (2004)


Synopsis: Tale of amorous folly and revenge set in the world of the London stage in the late 1930's. Reigning diva Julia Lambert's success and fame grow suddenly wearisome. She falls head over heels for a young American, Tom, and begins a passionate May - December affair. When she realizes that Tom is just a young social climber whose real passion is ambitious young starlet Avice Crichton, Julia begins to plot a delightful revenge.

Wedding Dress (2010)


Synopsis: Single mother Ko-woon (Song Yun-Ah), a wedding dress designer, is diagnosed with terminal cancer. She then prepares her nine-year-old daughter So-ra (Kim Hyang-Gi) to live without her, while also saying goodbye to others around her. As her condition worsens, So Ra finds out about the cancer and tries to fulfill her mother's wishes one by one, in secret...