Award Season :: 2014 Golden Globes :: Winners List :: ReCap

by Shannonn Kelly
03:51AM, EST, January 13, 2014

Updated 06:43PM, EST, January 13, 2014

Winners of "12 Years A Slave", "Dallas Buyers Club", "American Hustle"

Just 10 minutes into last night’s (okay, 3 hours ago) Golden Globes,  I tweeted #TamyFoehler ( they are a couple aren’t they 😉 ) are already killing with the laughs at the #GoldenGlobes.

I wasn’t drinking. Had no fancy dinner. Was sitting in my ‘schooshy pants’ in my Italian recliner, but Tina Fey and Amy Poehler made me feel like I was right there with them at the boozey Golden Globe® Ceremony.

The Academy Award® extravaganza is the Grand Daddy of all the award shows, but I relish presenters and nominees half in the bag on live broadcasts. Sometimes a little sloppy – – but always fun.

There’s an English saying, “Start as you mean to go on”, and that’s exactly what Fey and Poehler did. Their almost 10 minute opening monologue was hilarious. Continue reading “Award Season :: 2014 Golden Globes :: Winners List :: ReCap”

Award Season :: Full Presenter List :: 2014 Golden Globes

by Shannonn Kelly
07:05AM, EST, January 12, 2014

Longtime Pals Matt Damon and Ben Affleck confirmed among Presenters at the 71st Annual Golden Globes, 8PM on NBC Sunday January 12, 2014 (photo credit: Eric Charbonneau)
Longtime Pals Matt Damon and Ben Affleck confirmed among Presenters at the 71st Annual Golden Globes, 8PM on NBC Sunday January 12, 2014
(photo credit: Eric Charbonneau)

Co-Hosts Tiny Fey and Amy Poehler will have a star studded line-up of presenters to join in the fun for the 71st Annual Golden Globes tonight. With a special shout-out to Deadline.com – Here is the full list of presenters:

Just Confirmed:
Ben Affleck (2013 and 1998 Golden Globe Award winner; 2007 Golden Globe Award nominee), Drew Barrymore (2010 Golden Globe Award winner; 1993 and 1985 Golden Globe Award nominee), Kate Beckinsale, Orlando Bloom, Sandra Bullock (2014 Golden Globe Award nominee for Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture – Drama; 2010 Golden Globe Award winner; 2001 and 1996 Golden Globe Award nominee), Jim Carrey (2000 and 1999 Golden Globe Award winner; 2005, 2001, 1998 and 1995 Golden Globe Award nominee), Jessica Chastain (2013 Golden Globe Award winner; 2012 Golden Globe Award nominee), Emilia Clarke, Sean Combs, Matt Damon (2014 Golden Globe Award nominee for Best Performance by an Actor in a Mini-Series or a Motion Picture Made for Television; 1998 Golden Globe Award winner; 2010 and 2000 Golden Globe Award nominee), Leonardo DiCaprio (2014 Golden Globe Award nominee for Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture – Comedy or Musical; 2005 Golden Globe Award winner; 2013, 2012, 2009, 2007, 2005, 2003, 1998, 1994 Golden Globe Award nominee), Aaron Eckhart (2007 Golden Globe Award nominee), Chris Evans, Amber Heard, Jonah Hill (2012 Golden Globe Award nominee), Taylor Kinney, Niki Lauda, Paula Patton, Chris Pine, Zoe Saldana, Jesse Spencer, Emma Stone (2011 Golden Globe Award nominee), Emma Thompson (2014 Golden Globe Award nominee for Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture – Drama; 1996 and 1993 Golden Globe Award winner; 2009, 2002, 1995 and 1994 Golden Globe Award nominee), Usher, and Christoph Waltz (2013 and 1910 Golden Globe Award winner) are the final round of presenters announced by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association (HFPA) for the 71st Annual Golden Globe Awards.

2014 Golden Globes Co-Hosts Amy Poehler and Tina Fey
2014 Golden Globes Co-Hosts Amy Poehler and Tina Fey

Previously Announced: Kevin Bacon (2010 Golden Globe Award winner; 1995,1997 Golden Globe Award nominee), Julie Bowen, Laura Dern (2012, 2009, 1993 Golden Globe Award winner; 1999, 1992 Golden Globe Award nominee; 1982 Miss. Golden Globe), Robert Downey Jr. (2010, 2001, 1994 Golden Globe winner; 2009, 1993 Golden Globe Award nominee), Jimmy Fallon, Colin Farrell (2009 Golden Globe Award winner), Tom Hanks (2014 Golden Globe Award nominee for Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture – Drama; 2001, 1995, 1994, 1989 Golden Globe Award winner; 2008, 1999 Golden Globe Award nominee), Chris Hemsworth, Mila Kunis (2011 Golden Globe Award nominee), Jennifer Lawrence (2014 Golden Globe Award nominee for Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture; 2013 Golden Globe Award winner; 2011 Golden Globe Award nominee), Melissa McCarthy, Seth Meyers, Liam Neeson (2005, 1997, 1994 Golden Globe Award nominee), Chris O’Donnell (1992 Golden Globe Award nominee), Margot Robbie, Mark Ruffalo, Kyra Sedgwick (2007 Golden Globe winner; 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2006, 1996, 1993 Golden Globe nominee), Channing Tatum, Uma Thurman (2003 Golden Globe Award winner; 2005, 2004, 1995 Golden Globe Award nominee), Emma Watson, Naomi Watts (2013 Golden Globe Award nominee), Olivia Wilde, and Reese Witherspoon (2006 Golden Globe Award winner; 2002, 2000 Golden Globe Award nominee).

Award Season :: Complete Nominee List :: 2014 Golden Globes :: Snubs ‘n’ Picks

by Shannonn Kelly
06:35AM, EST, January 11, 2014

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On the road to the coveted grand daddy Academy Award® extravaganza is the booze-filled Golden Globe® Ceremony. It’s one of my favorite award shows because presenters and nominees are not on their best behavior. And that’s always fun.

The Golden Globes will be broadcast tomorrow, Sunday January 12, 2014 on NBC at 5PM Pacific, 8PM, EST. This year’s hosts are Tina Fey and Amy Poehler. They did a spectacular job (imho) in 2013.

If you want to play along with me, you can download your ballot right Here. Let’s compare after the show if you want to email me your scanned ballot. I might even pick a Winner and mail you out a Starbucks card. Would you like that…?

Here are your nominees for the 71st Annual Golden Globes: Continue reading “Award Season :: Complete Nominee List :: 2014 Golden Globes :: Snubs ‘n’ Picks”

Award Season :: Complete Nominee List :: 2014 SAG Awards

 by Shannonn Kelly
09:05AM, EST, December 13, 2013

The day before the Hollywood Foreign Press Association announced their selections for the 2014 Golden Globe® Awards which will broadcast on Sunday January 12, 2014, the Screen Actors Guild (SAG) revealed their picks.

Like the Golden Globes, SAG nominations are for work by Actors and Actresses in both TV and Film.

Garnering four nominations each were TV’s “Breaking Bad” and the much talked about dramatic film “12 Years A Slave“. “Boardwalk Empire” and “Game of Thrones” were also heavily nominated TV series. In the film category “Dallas Buyers Club” and “August: Osage County” were also heavily nominated.

Cast members “The Wolf of Wall Street” and  “Saving Mr. Banks” were among the high profile nomination snubs in films. In TV, again much like in the Golden Globes, “Orange Is The New Black” was also snubbed in the Outstanding Performance By An Ensemble In A Drama Series category.

The SAG Award Ceremony will be Simulcast Live on Saturday, January 18, 2014 on TNT and TBS at 8PM (EST)/5PM(PT). An encore presentation will follow that you can access on TNT or a live stream of the SAG Awards can also be viewed on line through the TBS and TNT websites and through Watch TBS and Watch TNT apps for iOS or Android.

Below is your Complete List of Nominees for the 20th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards: Continue reading “Award Season :: Complete Nominee List :: 2014 SAG Awards”

Happy Birthday – Julie Newmar – Still Purrfect…

Julie Newmar - Still the Purrfect Villainess
Julie Newmar – Still the Purrfect Villainess

by Shannonn Kelly
10:41AM, EST, August 16, 2012

If you are a Batman fan like I am, you are also a Catwoman fan. Today is the birthday of TVs first Catwoman, Ms. Julie Newmar. She is 79.

The statuesque Newmar stands at 5′ 11″ while her counterpart in Season 3 the fabbbbulous Ms. Eartha Kitt was 5′ 4″. Newmar played Catwoman in seasons 1 and 2 in the Batman TV Series. She was set to continue to the 3rd and final season but had a schedule conflict.

One of the things people might now know is that Newmar ‘s mother was a fashion designer under the name “Chalene” and between the two of them, they decided to modify her Catwoman outfit by moving the the belt from the waist to the hips to emphasize Newmar’s  hourglass figure.

That costume is now on permanent display in the Smithsonian Institution National Museum of American History along with Halle Berry’s costume from the movie “Catwoman” (2004) and the cowl worn by George Clooney in Batman & Robin.

Making a name for herself both on stage and screen, Julie wanted to be known for her comedy. She once told the New York Times: “Tell me I’m funny, and it’s the greatest compliment in the world.” Continue reading “Happy Birthday – Julie Newmar – Still Purrfect…”

March 8th – International Women’s Day – It’s Not About Vaginas…

by Shannonn Kelly
04:21AM, EST, March 8th

I know gen pop often views International Women’s Day with apprehension, but that’s mainly because it’s one of the most misunderstood days of observance.

Don’t get me wrong. I’m not writing this to man-bash. Dudes are pretty darn cool. Women also misunderstand this day. So I’m here to clarify that this day doesn’t mean you have to be a roaring feminist, this day doesn’t have to be sad, this day doesn’t mean you need a vagina.

Angelina Jolie and Gilda Radner - Two Women That Made Contributions You Might Not Know About
Angelina Jolie and Gilda Radner – Two Women That Made Contributions You Might Not Realize…

International Women’s Day can be about anything you want it to be. You can use it to help empower women or simply to acknowledge it to pay homage to a woman who may have had a great impact on your life. Simply take this day to honor women and the difference they make or have made in your life or give them the opportunity to start making that difference today. Continue reading “March 8th – International Women’s Day – It’s Not About Vaginas…”

Video :: True Facts About Actor – Morgan Freeman

by Shannonn Kelly
16:28PM, EST, January 13, 2013

Morgan Freeman narrated his own Birth...
Did you know Morgan Freeman narrated his own Birth…


I’m writing a couple of blogs right now while waiting for the start of the Golden Globe® ‘red carpet’. While researching, I came across a wry and funny video featuring Academy Award® and Globe Award winner – actor extraordinaire Morgan Freeman.

You get some great videos on social media sites YouTube, Facebook and Twitter, like the Big Bang Theory flash mob and especially ones from “Funny or Die”, such as their “Drunk History” series, my favorite being “Twas The Night Before Christmas” with Ryan Gosling, Jim Carrey and Eva Mendes.

Some you share. Some you keep to yourself. When it comes across a bloggers’ desk, we share with our readers while we wait for the Golden Globe Awards to start.

Please “LIKE” if you like this “True Facts About Morgan Freeman” video. By all means, I’d love to see what video links you want to share with me.

Award News :: 2013 BAFTA Nominees Announced

by Shannonn Kelly
09:01AM, EST, January 09, 2013

Family Guy‘ creator Seth McFarlane and busy actress Emma Stone will announce the Academy Award nominations, tomorrow Thursday, January 10 at the ungawdly hour of 5:30AM. Of course I’ll be watching.

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BAFTA Awards 2013

But today, a possible foreshadowing of what’s to come was announced during the BAFTA nominations. Most notably, Les Misérables nominated for Best Picture which was snubbed for a Golden Globe® nod for Best Picture.

The UK ceremony will take place Sunday, February 10, 2013 at the Royal Opera House.

Continue reading “Award News :: 2013 BAFTA Nominees Announced”

The Big Flash Mob Bang Theory

by Shannonn Kelly
05:17AM, January 06, 2013

The Big Bang Cast
The Big Bang Cast

I’m a late comer to the phenomenon that is The Big Bang Theory. I started watching it in its 5th season in 2011 and now I cannot get enough of it.

I have TBBT auto-tuned to 3 different stations in case I pass by the TV when I’m home and it comes on, I get a chance to stop what I’m doing and watch my favorite geeks.

This past Xmas was great because the Atlanta station TBS had a Big Bang Xmas Marathon.

After I did all my charity work, visiting, eating, we got home and vegged out until Boxing Day and watched the silliness. Forget about Boxing Day deals. The Big Bang Theory was on!

My favorite addition to the cast is “Dr. Amy Farrah Fowler“played by “Blossom”, or in real-life Mayim Bialik who actually has a real-life Ph.D as a neuroscientist. I love the weird bi-sexual bent they let her play with when she’s around “Penny” (Kaley Cuoco) and then the sex-starved nerd-kitten when she’s around “Sheldon” (Jim Parsons).

But I digress. I came across this Big Bang Theory on-set flash mob video and I can’t stop playing it.

Continue reading “The Big Flash Mob Bang Theory”

Golden Globe® Winning – Multitalented Actor – Charles Durning – Dead at 89…

by Shannonn Kelly
10:20AM, EST December 26, 2012

Actor Charles Durning – Dead at 89…

Christmas eve angels were on double duty as another terrific character actor, Charles Durning died. He was 89 years-old.

In 2003, I worked on the set of a fairly forgettable MOW called “A Very Married Christmas” that starred Joe Mantegna, Jean Smart and Charles Durning who played a “a volunteer Santa”that helped the two lead characters get together.

I remember at one of the first evening meals, I kept watching Mr. Durning hoping he would be the wonderful person I thought he was. He did not disappoint. Warm. Genuine. Accessible. Continue reading “Golden Globe® Winning – Multitalented Actor – Charles Durning – Dead at 89…”