175 posts categorized "AWARDS"
Randy Jones aka the Cowboy from the Village People gives a charming interview to Yahoo! Music on the occasion of the 37th Golden Raspberry Awards.
Can't Stop the Music, which featured the Village People (plus Steve Guttenberg, Valerie Perrine and many moore), won the first-ever honor at the now-infamous ceremony, and he's opening up about working with c0-star Bruce Jenner back in the day:
Bruce Jenner was just a great guy. He was nothing but the best. He was the nicest, the most American, the purest-acting human being. He was polite, he helped me rehearse my lines, he was sexy, he was handsome, he was married, he was young, he was enthusiastic, he was cooperative. I never saw him get angry with people, I never saw him get frustrated. He just appeared to be the absolute perfect person to be on the front of a Wheaties box. And he was very kind to me, very generous. When we were shooting the year of ’79, one of my great remembrances is I celebrated my birthday on Sept. 13 in West Hollywood in the nightclub scene, at a place called Studio One. I still to this day have a birthday gift from him, which was a fabulous pair of aviator sunglasses. Porsche Carrera used to do a sunglasses line, which was incredible, where you could change out the lenses. They were wonderful sunglasses, and I still have those as a gift from him. Bruce had a beautiful Porsche that he drove too.
The Razzies are announced February 25, with Hillary's America: The Secret History of the Democratic Party the most nominated documentary ever.
Katy Perry brought another political perf of her grower of a single “Chained to the Rhythm” to the BRIT Awards Wednesday.
One of her dancers, dressed as a (not the) white house, tumbled off the stage. But hey, at least nobody dragged Katy down by her cape.
When I first heard this song, I found it very middling, but I have changed my mind completely; I find it so damn catchy, and not just the chorus. She does a lot with a thin voice ...
POD HATCHES: Nico Tortorella's podcast becoming a TV series.
BEARS, BEARS, BEARS: Polar and otherwise.
SHAGGY DELIC: Hairy guy barely contained in boxers.
YOU'RE ON MAN-DID CAMERA:
MAY THE BREAST MAN WIN: Nice furry tits.
TOM HARDY'S BEARD: The actor in his natural habitat.
MODEL BEHAVIOR: This Turkish modeling contest is a must-watch.
KINK ALERT: Sexy toys for V-Day. (Bare Booty Alert)
AN HONOR NOT TO BE NOMINATED: Shirtless Aaron Taylor-Johnson.
FORESKIN FOLLIES: Superclose close-ups of Argentine rugby stud's equipment. (Work Unfriendly)
Check out all the fiery speeches from the SAG Awards, in which almost none of the winners avoided taking a pointed jab at Trump's outrageous Muslim ban here.
One speech that blended the personal with the political was that by Mahershala Ali, who won for Outstanding Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role for his mesmerizing turn in the gay-themed Moonlight.
Listen to his beautiful words on converting to Islam many years ago, and still having the respect of his Baptist mother:
Genius and LGBTQ icon/activist Lily Tomlin —presented her Life Achievement award by Dolly Parton solo after Jane Fonda called in sick — was funny/mean toward Trump, but was also just plain charming, referencing Ruth Gordon's legendary Oscar-acceptance speech, in which she joked that it was “encouragain'” — a hoot coming from a woman past 70:
Attention gay loons who keep saying Trump is pro-gay: He supports this. This would protect all forms of anti-LGBTQ discrimination.
Iranian director of film nominated for an Oscar barred from entering country for ceremony — due to Trump's sweeping fiat.
Tony Bennett talks up Lady Gaga's Super Bowl perf. I really hope she is feisty and not “unifying!”
Actor Robert Sheehan goes full-frontal. (Work Unfriendly)
Iconic French actress Emmanuelle Riva dies @ 89. Oscar-nominated for Amour (2012), amazing in Hiroshima mon amour (1959).
The Oscar nominations are here!
I used to find this stuff wildly exciting. My friend Tim Wright would lead a cabal of Jess Cagles (without the title) who would mincingly prepare our full lists of predictions and award points to each other based on who actually got nods, later doing the same for the awards.
As of now, I barely care. But I do care enough, especially this year — I'm so happy for the wonderful film Moonlight, which is beautifully written, acted and photographed, and which is gay to the molecular level while also tackling other themes (race, drug abuse, the concept of family, peer pressure, love). The movie becomes one of a select group of indisputably gay films (strategically, it was never marketed as such) to be nominated for Best Picture.
Moonlight also nabbed recognition for Actor in a Supporting Role (Mahershala Ali), Actress in a Supporting Role (Naomie Harris), Cinematography, Directing, Film Editing, Music (Original Score) and Writing (Adapted Screenplay) — eight nominations, which makes it the most-nominated gay film of all time, three ahead of Brokeback Mountain (2005).
I liked, but did not love, La La Land, and I have found it to be the recipient of a major backlash. It feels like it's half-loved, half-hated. Hollywood loves it, giving it a record-tying 14 nominations. Therefore, it is the one to beat.
No Hugh Grant for an admittedly light performance in Florence Foster Jenkins.
No Aaron Taylor-Johnson for an admittedly heavy performance in Nocturnal Animals; he was replaced by his co-star, Michael Shannon, who was even better.
I'm shocked Amy Adams didn't get a nod for Arrival. She was great in that, and she was great in Nocturnal Animals, and she always get nominated. Plus, Arrival did very well in the nominations otherwise. Competitive category.
Also, Hollywood continues to despise Annette Bening, the Susan Lucci of the Oscars.
No Pharrell for his Hidden Figures song.
I was surprised they found nine films to honor. I'll not be seeing all nine this year because you couldn't pay me to see Hacksaw Ridge. I've seen three outta nine so far and have tepid interest in most of the others, though Manchester by the Sea is definitely going to join my seen list.
All the nominees below ...
Gay-porn actor Jared Louis Velazquez allegedly attacked his boyfriend ... for watching porn.
Bette Midler's 1980 Golden Globes acceptance speech was ... not about Trump!
Cameron Dallas's bubble, and a flash of his junk. (Work Unfriendly)
Some LGBTQ people have said Vivica A. Fox barring gays from her male strip revue is okay — but she lost her producer/director over it.
A 91-year-old gay veteran finally sees his “undesirable” discharge for his sexual orientation changed to “honorable.”